A few afternoon games today leaves us with a 12-game main slate tonight. The stacking options are looking plentiful. So good, in fact, that for the first time in ages, the team opposite Bronson Arroyo didn’t even crack my top-five! Hit me up on Twitter with comments or questions: @julianedlow.

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1. ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS

If you’ve read top stacks in the past you know I’m a sucker for the Diamondbacks at home. They lead the MLB in multiple offensive categories when playing in their own ballpark. I love them, even more, when they get to face a subpar pitcher like RHP Luis Perdomo, who’s 5.01 ERA this season is actually better than his career average. Arizona’s studs crush this guy, as Paul Goldschmidt is 7-for-13 with a double and two homers, and Jake Lamb is 4-for-12 and has hit for the cycle.

Players to Consider

  • Paul Goldschmidt ($5,500)
  • Jake Lamb ($5,100)
  • Gregor Blanco ($3,200)
  • David Peralta ($4,000)
  • Chris Owings ($3,900)
  • Brandon Drury ($3,100)


2. HOUSTON ASTROS

The Astros are the best team in baseball and feel like the safest stack on any given night. Of course, you have to pay up for their high-powered offense. Tonight they’re in a tough ballpark in KC going up against an even tougher pitcher in LHP Jason Vargas (2.08 ERA). That considered, nothing has been a big enough obstacle for Houston this season. The ‘Stros just continue to rack up runs no matter where they play or who they face. They’ve had success against Vargas in the past as well.

Players to Consider

  • Jose Altuve ($5,500)
  • Carlos Beltran ($4,700)
  • Josh Reddick ($4,100)
  • Carlos Correa ($5,600)
  • George Springer ($5,700)
  • Yuli Gurriel ($3,900)


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3. BALTIMORE ORIOLES

RHP Chad Kuhl has been a mess for the Pirates this season with an ERA north of six. Meanwhile, the O’s are projected for 5.3 runs at home, where they’re known to launch. Coming off what felt like an off-night for Baltimore that still resulted in six runs, I like them even more tonight. Kuhl gets rocked by LHB, so I’d look to start there, but you don’t have an ERA like his without getting hit well from both sides of the dish.

Players to Consider

  • Chris Davis ($4,600)
  • Seth Smith ($3,700)
  • Hyun Soo Kim ($3,300)
  • Manny Machado ($4,700)
  • Mark Trumbo ($4,500)
  • Jonathan Schoop ($4,300)


4. CHICAGO CUBS

The Cubbies are looking at a projected 5.4 runs at Wrigley against RHP Jose Urena. Urena hasn’t been terrible this season, but he doesn’t exactly shutdown top offenses — in his last start he allowed five runs to the D-Backs in 4.1 innings. He has reverse splits, so I’m looking to stack up on RHB here.

Players to Consider

  • Kris Bryant ($4,800)
  • Ben Zobrist ($3,600)
  • Ian Happ ($4,000)
  • Anthony Rizzo ($4,700)
  • Jason Heyward ($3,400)
  • Addison Russell ($3,200)


5. TEXAS RANGERS

The Rangers are at home against RHP Zack Wheeler and the Mets. With that LHB heavy lineup and some nice weather, they’re projected for 5.3 runs in this one. Wheeler’s nothing special against RHB, so you can stack up a combo of both sides of the plate here. Texas provides a nice value stack on this slate given their projections.

Players to Consider

  • Nomar Mazara ($4,200)
  • Joey Gallo ($4,300)
  • Shin-soo Choo ($4,200)
  • Elvis Andrus ($4,900)
  • Rougned Odor ($2,900)
  • Ryan Rua ($2,800)

 


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