With the usual 15-game Friday night slate there’s no lack of options. Here are my top-five stacks. Feel free to reach out to me on Twitter with comments or questions: @julianedlow.



The D-Backs are projected for six runs at home, where they’ve typically raked this season. RHP Mark Leiter Jr., who’s been a reliever all year for Philly, will be making his first start. It couldn’t be a more difficult situation for him, as he’s pitched 19 innings this season and watched 12 runs cross the plate. 9.1 of those innings have come on the road, where 10 of the 12 runs have scored, so look for this Arizona lineup to absolutely feast.

Players to Consider

  • Paul Goldschmidt ($5,700)
  • Jake Lamb ($5,200)
  • David Peralta ($4,900)
  • Gregor Blanco ($4,400)
  • Chris Owings ($4,200)
  • Daniel Descalso ($3,600)


Like Arizona, Boston is returning home from a road trip and also projects for six runs in its home ballpark. If you’re a fan of narratives, David Ortiz will have his number retired at Fenway Park tonight, perhaps giving the Sox some extra juice — but more likely the strong winds blowing out towards the monster will provide a spark on Papi’s night. RHP Alex Meyer is on the mound for the Angels, who has a 5.59 ERA on the road.

Players to Consider

  • Mookie Betts ($5,200)
  • Mitch Moreland ($3,400)
  • Andrew Benintendi ($4,300)
  • Hanley Ramirez Q ($3,600)
  • Xander Bogaerts ($4,600)
  • Dustin Pedroia Q ($3,700)



Texas is playing at Yankee Stadium tonight against RHP Masahiro Tanaka. Tanaka has a 6.34 ERA and has gotten smashed by these Rangers bats in the past. Like Fenway, the wind will be blowing out of the ballpark, potentially carrying some balls out of the park. Ranger bats are hitting a whopping .419 in 62 at-bats against this guy, so there’s a lot to like.

Players to Consider

  • Mike Napoli ($3,300)
  • Rougned Odor ($3,400)
  • Carlos Gomez ($4,300)
  • Nomar Mazara ($4,100)
  • Shin-Soo Choo ($4,000)
  • Joey Gallo ($3,600)


RHP Luis Castillo will toe the rubber for the Reds in D.C., where he’ll make his MLB debut. Like most of the other parks on the east coast, the wind should be helpful for power hitters, setting up a rough first outing for Castillo. He’ll face some of the best LHBs in the game, which are the guys I’m looking at building this stack around.

Players to Consider

  • Bryce Harper ($5,500)
  • Daniel Murphy ($4,900)
  • Ryan Zimmerman ($4,600)
  • Trea Turner ($5,200)
  • Brian Goodwin ($3,500)
  • Anthony Rendon ($4,400)


Cleveland is projected for 5.8 runs at home versus LHP Adalberto Mejia and his 5.53 ERA. Mejia’s last start came against the Indians in Minnesota, going 4.2 innings and allowing two solo home runs to Lonnie Chisenhall and Austin Jackson. Cleveland’s lineup is so versatile in terms of switch-hitting that they should have no problem taking care of business from the right side of the plate.

Players to Consider

  • Edwin Encarnacion ($5,300)
  • Jose Ramirez ($5,100)
  • Francisco Lindor ($4,800)
  • Austin Jackson ($3,800)
  • Carlos Santana ($4,300)
  • Yan Gomez ($3,200)


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