There are only six games on Monday’s main slate, but a few elite stacking options are on the board. Here are my top-five. Feel free to reach out to me on Twitter with comments or questions: @julianedlow.

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1. LOS ANGELES DODGERS

The Dodger bats are red-hot right now, particularly against RHP. Tonight they’re projected for 5.5 runs against RHP Ricky Nolasco, who is just 2-9 on the season with a 5.23 ERA. Cody Bellinger smashed another pair of homers on Sunday, good for 35 DKFP. Joc Pederson is heating up as well, averaging 12.6 DKFP over his last 10.

Players to Consider

  • Cody Bellinger ($5,500)
  • Corey Seager Q ($5,200)
  • Joc Pederson ($4,300)
  • Chase Utley ($3,300)
  • Justin Turner ($4,600)
  • Chris Taylor ($4,200)


2. NEW YORK YANKEES

The Yankees are projected for a slate-high six runs in Chicago, where they’ll square off against LHP David Holmberg and the White Sox. Holmberg is having a career season but has shown the ability to get shelled. Heavy winds are expected to be blowing out of the ballpark, and with New York’s lineup stacked with power RHB, there’s potential for a lot of long balls in this game.

Players to Consider

  • Aaron Judge ($5,600)
  • Matt Holliday ($4,300)
  • Gary Sanchez ($5,000)
  • Starlin Castro Q ($3,800)
  • Brett Gardner ($4,600)
  • Didi Gregorius ($3,900)


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3. WASHINGTON NATIONALS

The Nats are projected for 5.3 runs at home, where Cubs’ RHP Eddie Butler and his 4.19 ERA will be on the mound. His ERA rises to 5.63 on the road, which has things looking pretty good for Washington’s elite LHBs. I’d start my stack with the usual Harper/Murphy core, but after that, it’s worth going with some RHB too. Although LHB hit for average better against Butler, he’s actually allowed more homers to righties.

Players to Consider

  • Bryce Harper ($5,400)
  • Daniel Murphy ($5,200)
  • Ryan Zimmerman ($4,800)
  • Trea Turner ($5,300)
  • Anthony Rendon ($4,700)
  • Brian Goodwin ($3,800)


4. CHICAGO WHITE SOX

LHP Jordan Montgomery will be on the mound for the Yankees, but as I mentioned, I’m more concerned with the wind in Chi-town. Montgomery’s having a solid season, but did surrender three runs to the White Sox in six innings of work earlier this season — the Sox went 7-for-23 (.304) against him with a home run. Look for Chicago to build upon that performance given tonight’s conditions.

Players to Consider

  • Jose Abreu ($4,400)
  • Avisail Garcia $4,200)
  • Todd Frazier ($4,100)
  • Yolmer Sanchez ($3,300)
  • Melky Cabrera ($3,300)
  • Tim Anderson ($3,000)


5. COLORADO ROCKIES

This is the first time the Rockies have ever made my top stacks while they’re away from Coors Field and projected for only 3.6 runs, they probably won’t be all that popular on this slate. RHP Jeff Samardzija will toe the rubber in San Francisco, but the Rockies have hit him well in the past. Even taking away the power numbers, Rockies hitters are .316 lifetime against Samardzija with 19 extra-base hits that haven’t left the ballpark, which tells me they can still generate some offense against him even without the friendly confines of Coors.

Players to Consider

  • Nolan Arenado ($5,100)
  • DJ LeMahieu ($3,400)
  • Charlie Blackmon ($5,200)
  • Ian Desmond ($4,000)
  • Carlos Gonzalez Q ($3,500)
  • Mark Reynolds ($3,700)

 


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