WATCH: STACK TO CONSIDER CLEVELAND INDIANS


Just a seven-game slate here on Thursday night, but there are still five teams projected for five or more runs. Here are my top-5 stacks for this evening. Feel free to reach out to me on Twitter with comments or questions: @julianedlow.

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1. SEATTLE MARINERS

The Mariners are tied for a slate-high in runs projected — 5.3 at home against RHP Paul Blackburn and the A’s. Blackburn’s pitched just six innings in the bigs, allowing just a single unearned run to the Braves. He’ll have to prove himself more than just that performance before staying away from stacking teams up against him, though. The Mariners have had some extremely hot stretches at home this season and are in prime position to begin another one.

Players to Consider

  • Robinson Cano ($4,800)
  • Nelson Cruz ($4,400)
  • Kyle Seager ($3,700)
  • Ben Gamel ($3,900)
  • Jarrod Dyson ($3,600)
  • Jean Segura ($4,500)


2. CLEVELAND INDIANS

Cleveland will be at home against rookie RHP Dinelson Lamet, who has a 5.35 ERA that jumps up to 7.07 on the road. In just 14 innings of work away from Petco, Lamet has had 13 total runs scored against him and has given up four bombs. LHB are hitting .293 against him, and 15 of their 22 hits have gone for extra-bases. Plenty of reasons the Indians are also projected for 5.3 runs.

Players to Consider

  • Jose Ramirez ($4,600)
  • Francisco Lindor ($3,900)
  • Michael Brantley ($3,900)
  • Jason Kipnis ($3,500)
  • Lonnie Chisenhall ($4,000)
  • Edwin Encarnacion ($4,500)


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3. HOUSTON ASTROS

The ‘Stros are in Toronto to face off against LHP Francisco Liriano, who has a disappointing 5.66 ERA so far this season. RHB have done most of the damage, hitting 24 of the 29 extra-base hits Liriano has allowed this season. Houston is loaded with righties, and members of its roster have hit .274 against Liriano in their careers.

Players to Consider

  • George Springer ($5,000)
  • Jose Altuve ($5,200)
  • Carlos Correa ($5,100)
  • Evan Gattis ($4,200)
  • Marwin Gonzalez ($4,100)
  • Carlos Beltran ($3,400)


4. MINNESOTA TWINS

RHP Dylan Bundy, who’s seen his ERA rise every month so far this season, will take the mound in Minnesota. Bundy’s allowed 24 runs in his last 31.1 innings, so don’t be fooled by his solid ERA, things haven’t been going well for him lately. LHB crush this guy, and the Twins have some guys that fit that bill to go yard.

Players to Consider

  • Joe Mauer ($4,200)
  • Max Kepler ($4,700)
  • Eduardo Escobar ($3,800)
  • Robbie Grossman ($3,900)
  • Miguel Sano ($4,700)
  • Brian Dozier ($3,900)


5. WASHINGTON NATIONALS

The Nats are at home and are scheduled to face RHP Mike Foltynewicz. First and foremost, keep an eye on the weather as some light rain is expected in D.C. I don’t think it’s enough for any real concern but definitely worth monitoring. Assuming they play ball here, Washington looks to be in a great spot. They hit .337 against Foltynewicz as a team, and Harper, Rendon and Goodwin have taken him deep.

Players to Consider

  • Bryce Harper ($5,300)
  • Daniel Murphy ($5,000)
  • Brian Goodwin ($3,300)
  • Anthony Rendon ($4,300)
  • Ryan Zimmerman ($4,200)
  • Michael Taylor ($4,000)

 


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