Saturday night brings us a five-game slate of baseball. Let’s jump right into all the information, and, as always, you can get me on the ol’ Twitter machine @SBuchanan24.

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1. New York Mets

The Mets will be taking on Tyler Glasnow tonight at Citi Field. Glasnow has not found much success when he’s starting, posting a .400 wOBA with a .544 SLG and seven home runs allowed in 45.1 innings. Over his last three starts, opposing hitters have been hitting the ball extremely hard with a 47% hard hit rate. The Mets make for a cheap stack on the night and leave you plenty of room to fill out the rest of your roster.

Players to Consider

  • Michael Conforto ($4,700)
  • Jose Reyes ($3,200)
  • Jay Bruce ($4,100)
  • Asdrubal Cabrera ($3,600)
  • Curtis Grandson ($3,500)


2. Houston Astros

Every single time I talk about stacking against Cashner, it’s hard to pinpoint what he’s doing wrong. He’s not exactly going out on the mound and turning into a gas can; he’s just not very efficient. He’s been his worst a home, posting a .352 wOBA with a .457 SLG and a .355 OBP. All four of his home runs have been hit here with left-handed batters belting three of them. The Astros make plenty of contact and should be able to take care of Cashner tonight. The only problem is, you may be hard pressed to fit this stack into your lineup.

  • George Springer ($5,500)
  • Josh Reddick ($4,300)
  • Jose Altuve ($5,400)
  • Carlos Correa ($5,500)
  • Carlos Beltran ($4,400)


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3. Tampa Bay Rays

The Rays continue to hit well and tonight will face off against Sam Gaviglio. Playing in Safeco Field doesn’t matter to me, as Tropicana Field isn’t exactly a hitters dream, to begin with. Gaviglio has been relying strictly on contact to get batters out, as he’s amassed only four strikeouts in 16 innings as a starter. The Rays continue to be one of the best hitting clubs against right-handed pitching to go with a .331 wOBA on the road with a .443 SLG. Just like the Astros, however, this is another expensive stack if you’re considering them.

Players to Consider

  • Corey Dickerson ($5,300)
  • Kevin Kiermaier ($4,500)
  • Evan Longoria ($4,800)
  • Logan Morrison ($4,800)
  • Steven Souza ($5,100)


4. Boston Red Sox

Somehow, someway, the Red Sox will be taking on Dylan Bundy for the FOURTH time this season! In those previous games, Bundy has pitched decently, allowing five runs on 18 hits in 20.1 innings with a horrible 8:7 K:BB ratio. The Red Sox aren’t exactly hitting for power thus far, but Bundy has allowed five of his eight home runs at home in six starts. Opposing hitters have a 36% hard hit rate over his past three starts with a 242 batted ball distance. I think people are still remembering his stellar month of April and may be staying off the Sox a bit tonight.

Players to Consider

  • Mookie Betts ($5,200)
  • Andrew Benintendi ($3,800)
  • Xander Bogaerts ($4,900)
  • Hanley Ramirez ($4,300)
  • Mitch Moreland ($4,300)

 


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