WATCH: STACK TO CONISDER ARIZONA DIAMONBACKS


Tonight brings a 13-game slate with plenty of stackable options. Here are my top-5 teams to stack bats from. Feel free to reach out to me on Twitter with comments or questions: @julianedlow.

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1. TORONTO BLUE JAYS

The Blue Jays were a huge disappointment yesterday, but this is as prime of a bounce-back position as I’ve seen. Projected for almost six runs at home tonight, Toronto will face LHP Wade Miley, who’s had a tough time holding these bats in check in the past. Six different Jays have homered off him and five hit .333 or better in 15 or more bat-bats.

Players to Consider

  • Josh Donaldson ($4,300)
  • Steve Pearce ($3,600)
  • Justin Smoak ($4,300)
  • Kendrys Morales ($3,900)
  • Darwin Barney ($2,500)
  • Jose Bautista ($3,900)


2. DETROIT TIGERS

The Tigers are in a similar position projected for more than five runs at home against a guy they’ve crushed in the past — RHP Ian Kennedy. Five Tigers have homered off of Kennedy, and that doesn’t even include Miguel Cabrera, who hits .357 against him with three extra-base hits. Kennedy got slammed for five runs in three innings earlier this season and has a 5.23 ERA in road games.

Players to Consider

  • Justin Upton ($4,400)
  • J.D. Martinez ($4,400)
  • Ian Kinsler ($4,300)
  • Alex Avila ($3,900)
  • Miguel Cabrera ($3,500)
  • Jose Iglesias ($2,200)


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3. HOUSTON ASTROS

Houston is looking at a projection of five and a half runs at home opposite A’s RHP Jesse Hahn. Hahn has gotten dominated by the Astros in previous matchups, with current Houston bats hitting .346 against him with five different players going yard. Hahn has faced the Astros twice this season, losing both outings by allowing 14 runs in eight innings.

Players to Consider

  • George Springer ($5,200)
  • Jose Altuve ($4,900)
  • Carlos Correa ($4,800)
  • Carlos Beltran ($4,200)
  • Brian McCann ($3,800)
  • Jake Marisnick ($3,300)


4. BOSTON RED SOX

The Red Sox came through for nine runs against the Twins last night despite a couple of rain delays. Tonight they’ll look to do the same against LHP Adalbert Mejia, who has a 4.93 ERA this season. Mejia has never faced the Sox before, but it’s been evident this season that RHBs do the major damage to him, with 17 of 20 extra-base hits coming from that side of the dish. The Sox are hot, at home, and should have beautiful weather this time around.

Players to Consider

  • Mookie Betts ($5,000)
  • Xander Bogaerts ($4,800)
  • Dustin Pedroia ($3,200)
  • Chris Young ($3,600)
  • Sam Travis ($2,900)
  • Andrew Benintendi ($4,300)


5. ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS

RHP Adam Wainwright will take the mound in Arizona tonight, which feels like the perfect storm. He brings a 9.48 ERA on the road this season to a ballpark in which the home team’s had one of the biggest offensive advantages in baseball. The D-Backs are projected for a modest 5.1 runs in this one. I’d start my stack with Paul Goldschmidt, who’s 4-for-11 against Wainwright with a double and two homers.

Players to Consider

  • Paul Goldschmidt ($5,600)
  • Jake Lamb ($4,900)
  • David Peralta ($4,500)
  • Gregor Blanco ($4,800)
  • Daniel Descalso ($3,600)
  • Brandon Drury ($3,900)

 


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