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There are a lot of stacks that pop on tonight’s 11-game slate, so here are my top-5. Feel free to reach out to me on Twitter with comments or questions: @julianedlow.

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1. MINNESOTA TWINS

When you drop 20 runs and then are projected for a slate-high 5.7 runs the next day, it’s pretty difficult not to start by featuring the Twins. These guys went nuts last night without Miguel Sano, highlighted by Eddie Rosario’s 49-DKFP effort. The wind should be blowing out in Minnesota again tonight when they face RHP Sam Gaviglio — whose ERA rises to 4.85 on the road. Getting away from earned runs, he’s actually allowed 11 total runs in 13 innings on the road this season, so he’s been even worse than the numbers indicate.

Players to Consider

UPDATE: Robbie Grossman is NOT in the Twins’ lineup tonight against the Mariners.

  • Brian Dozier ($4,800)
  • Miguel Sano ($4,600)
  • Max Kepler ($3,400)
  • Eddie Rosario ($2,700)
  • Robbie Grossman ($4,100)
  • Joe Mauer ($4,000)


2. SEATTLE MARINERS

On the other side of the diamond, we can’t let ourselves forget about the Mariners, who still put up a respectable seven runs last night in the blowout loss. They’re projected for five more tonight against RHP Ervin Santana, who’s having a fantastic season. Despite the success, he’s gotten crushed in his career by the Mariners’ stars — Robinson Cano (14-for-42 with two doubles and six homers) and Nelson Cruz (13-for-43 with a double and three bombs).

Players to Consider

  • Robinson Cano ($4,000)
  • Nelson Cruz ($4,500)
  • Kyle Seager ($4,000)
  • Jarrod Dyson ($4,000)
  • Mike Zunino ($3,800)
  • Mitch Haniger ($4,300)


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3. BOSTON RED SOX

The Sox and Phillies will meet once again, but the change in location from hitter-friendly Fenway to a pitcher’s park in Philly drops Boston down slightly. Projected for 5.3 runs with RHP Jeremy Hellickson scheduled to toe the rubber, the Red Sox aren’t in a bad situation by any means. More good news for the Sox is that Hellickson has looked like two different pitchers during the day versus at night. In six starts during the evening, his ERA jumps all the way to 6.09.

Players to Consider

UPDATE: Mitch Moreland is NOT in the Red Sox’ lineup tonight against the Phillies.

  • Mookie Betts ($5,300)
  • Mitch Moreland ($4,500)
  • Andrew Benintendi ($4,800)
  • Jackie Bradley Jr. ($4,100)
  • Dustin Pedroia ($3,700)
  • Xander Bogaerts ($4,400)


4. BALTIMORE ORIOLES

The O’s are projected for more than five runs in Chicago, where they’ll see RHP Miguel Gonzalez. Gonzalez actually put together a solid start in Baltimore earlier this season, but as you can tell from the $4.8K price tag, he’s not considered too dangerous of a pitcher. A big letdown last night, Mark Trumbo is in a good spot again with a couple of homers against Gonzalez. Baltimore just feels much too underpriced given their talent and matchup.

Players to Consider

  • Mark Trumbo ($3,800)
  • Seth Smith ($3,700)
  • Manny Machado ($4,100)
  • Jonathan Schoop ($4,300)
  • Adam Jones ($3,400)
  • Welington Castillo ($3,300)


5. TEXAS RANGERS

While most people will be looking at the other side of this matchup where the Astros are projected for 5.4 runs, I think the Rangers are in the far better position. The sole reason is that they’ll be squaring off against RHP Francis Martes. Martes is highly thought of within the Astros organization, but he was a disaster in his big league debut on Friday — surrendering four runs in 3.2 innings to the Trout-less Angels (who finished the game with nine runs). It’s way too early to let Martes’ splits determine anything, but worth mentioning that he faced seven LHB and seven RHB, with all four of his hits (including a double and homer) coming from the right side.

Players to Consider

  • Rougned Odor ($3,800)
  • Adrian Beltre ($4,200)
  • Nomar Mazara ($4,600)
  • Elvis Andrus ($4,800)
  • Delino DeShields ($4,200)
  • Shin-soo Choo ($4,400)

 


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