With a seven-game slate of baseball tonight, we have plenty of stacks to look into. Let’s jump right into all the information, and as always, you can get me on the ol’ Twitter machine @SBuchanan24.

1. Boston Red Sox

J.C. Ramirez will take the hill for the Angels tonight as they continue their series with the Boston Red Sox. Ramirez is certainly capable of throwing the occasional gem, but the majority of his starts have simply been disasters. Allowing a 44% hard hit rate over this last three starts, the Red Sox are currently implied for 5.8 runs, the highest on this slate. On the road, Ramirez is allowing a .342 wOBA with a .483 SLG with six of his 13 home runs allowed.

Players to Consider

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


2. Houston Astros

The Astros are playing at Safeco Field tonight, but that won’t stop me from grabbing five of them to face Sam Gaviglio. He’s been great at home thus far, posting a .288 wOBA with a .351 SLG. These are obviously good numbers, but I’m also considering the four teams he’s faced at Safeco Field. With the White Sox, Rays, Blue Jays and Tigers his four opponents, he hasn’t exactly had a tough schedule here. The Astros come into this game posting a team .340 wOBA on the road with a .469 SLG and a .333 OBP.

  • George Springer ($5,300)
  • Jose Altuve ($5,100)
  • Josh Reddick ($4,500)
  • Carlos Correa ($5,100)
  • Brian McCann ($3,900)


3. L.A. Angels

David Price has made five starts this season and has yet to earn the trust of DFS players. Averaging just 12.4 fantasy points over that five-game span, Price will face off against statistically, one of the worst hitting clubs on the road. The Angels currently own a .297 wOBA on the road with a .375 SLG and a .312 OBP. The appeal for me here is it’s at Fenway Park, and Price is allowing a 36% hard hit rate over his last three starts. Price is allowing way too many free passes right now with a 4.5 BB/9, and his home runs aren’t helping either, averaging over 2.2 per nine innings. The Angels could be in line as a sneaky stack.

Players to Consider

  • Cameron Maybin ($3,900)
  • Albert Pujols ($3,600)
  • Kole Calhoun ($3,700)
  • Yunel Escobar ($3,400)
  • Andrelton Simmons ($3,700)


4. Detroit Tigers

Dinelson Lamet has been a tough pitcher to figure out in his first few starts of the season. On the one hand, he owns a 37:9 K:BB ratio and averaging 15.1 fantasy points in five starts. On the other hand, he’s allowed 22 runs on 23 hits in just 24 innings of work. A real Jekyll and Hyde type pitcher. Home runs have also been a killer for Lamet, allowing at least one in every start and eight total on the year. He’ll face a Tigers club that owns an underwhelming .299 wOBA on the road with a .382 SLG and a high 24.5 K%. I have no doubt Lamet will rack up strikeouts in this game, but he can’t limit the damage once it starts.

Players to Consider

  • Ian Kinsler ($4,300)
  • Miguel Cabrera ($3,600)
  • Justin Upton ($4,400)
  • Alex Avila ($3,800)
  • Nick Castellanos ($3,400)


5. Arizona Diamondbacks

Believe me, I have zero issue with rostering the D-Backs tonight, they’re just so expensive to get a stack on your roster. They’ll take on Ben Lively tonight, who is allowing a 34% hard hit rate on the season. Livey is tasked with facing one of the best offenses in the league at home, with the D-Backs owning a league-leading .368 wOBA with a .516 SLG and a .361 OBP. If you can fit them in, they could bring in some massive points on the night.

Players to Consider

  • Paul Goldschmidt ($5,600)
  • Jake Lamb ($5,400)
  • David Peralta ($4,900)
  • Gregor Blanco ($4,400)
  • Brandon Drury ($4,300)

 


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