WATCH: STACK TO CONSIDER TEXAS RANGERS


We’ve got 13 games to dive into here on Friday night. With that many options, there are sure to be some fantastic stacks. Here are my top-5 on the slate, all of which happen to be at home tonight. Feel free to reach out to me on Twitter with comments or questions: @julianedlow.

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1. COLORADO ROCKIES

The Rockies are projected for six and a half runs against Chicago White Sox SP Derek Holland. Holland has been terrible since the start of June, allowing 28 runs in 27 innings. He’s also allowed nine homers during that span, so this has all the makings of a run bonanza at Coors.

Players to Consider

  • Nolan Arenado ($5,200)
  • Mark Reynolds ($4,400)
  • DJ LeMahieu ($4,000)
  • Charlie Blackmon ($5,600)
  • Carlos Gonzalez ($3,900)
  • Trevor Story ($3,900)


2. LOS ANGELES DODGERS

The Dodgers have cooled down since posting a record setting home run pace in June. Much of that production came at home against RHP, which is the matchup tonight against Jason Hammel. Hammel has a 5.08 ERA on the season and has really struggled against both sides of the plate. I’m looking for the Dodgers LHB to take advantage, though.

Players to Consider

  • Cody Bellinger ($4,600)
  • Corey Seager ($4,700)
  • Joc Pederson ($4,000)
  • Justin Turner ($4,700)
  • Chase Utley ($3,200)
  • Chris Taylor ($4,200)


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3. ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS

The Diamondbacks are one of the best teams at both hitting and run production at home, and also happen to be one of my personal favorite to stack in their own ballpark. Tonight they’ll face Reds’ RHP Tim Adleman, who has a 4.67 ERA and has allowed 18 homers in 79 innings this season. Basically, he’s allowed more long balls than doubles and triples combined, so there’s a lot of reason to target power on the D-Backs. Fortunately, they have plenty of that on both sides of the dish.

Players to Consider

  • Paul Goldschmidt ($4,900)
  • Jake Lamb ($4,500)
  • A.J. Pollock ($4,600)
  • David Peralta ($3,900)
  • Chris Owings ($4,200)
  • Daniel Descalso ($4,300)


4. NEW YORK YANKEES

The Bronx Bombers are projected for nearly six and a half runs facing RHP Junior Guerra. Guerra’s ERA jumps to 6.19 on the road, where he also yields a home run almost every three innings of work. The Yanks obviously have deep ball threats that could really take advantage of this.

Players to Consider

  • Aaron Judge ($5,600)
  • Gary Sanchez ($4,700)
  • Didi Gregorius ($4,500)
  • Brett Gardner ($4,300)
  • Jacoby Ellsbury ($3,500)
  • Chase Headley ($3,400)


5. TEXAS RANGERS

Texas is projected for five and a half runs against RHP Ricky Nolasco, who has been right around his career average in ERA (4.42) but seems to struggle against everyone. Current members of the Rangers are batting .309 against Nolasco in their careers. Nolasco has allowed 23 bombs in less than 100 innings thus far in 2017.

Players to Consider

  • Adrian Beltre ($4,500)
  • Shin-soo Choo ($4,400)
  • Rougned Odor Q ($4,400)
  • Nomar Mazara ($4,200)
  • Carlos Gomez ($4,400)
  • Mike Napoli ($4,500)

 


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