Friday night typically means the main slate is packed with games, 14 in tonight’s case. Here are my top-5 stacks. Hit me up on Twitter with comments or questions: @julianedlow.

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1. BOSTON RED SOX

The Sox are expected to return home to Fenway Park with a bang tonight, projected for nearly six runs against RHP Jordan Zimmermann — who has a 7.07 ERA away from home. I enjoy stacking them in their first game home from a long road trip, particularly when there’s nice weather in Boston like tonight. Current members of the Red Sox hit .341 against Zimmerman (30-for-88 with eight extra-base hits).

Players to Consider

  • Mookie Betts ($4,300)
  • Hanley Ramirez ($4,200)
  • Mitch Moreland ($3,700)
  • Pablo Sandoval ($3,700)
  • Xander Bogaerts ($4,500)
  • Andrew Benintendi ($4,700)


2. CLEVELAND INDIANS

Watch out for the weather in Cleveland, but if this game gets the green light, the Indians are in an awesome spot at home projected for 5.3 runs. These hitters have crushed opposing RHP Miguel Gonzalez in the past, hitting .300 (36-for-120) along with 12 doubles and seven homers. Edwin Encarnacion leads the way with three bombs, while Michael Brantley and Lonnie Chisenhall have been the two most efficient hitters with a combined 10 hits in 25 at-bats (seven for extra bases).

Players to Consider

  • Michael Brantley ($4,400)
  • Lonnie Chisenhall ($4,000)
  • Jose Ramirez ($4,200)
  • Edwin Encarnacion ($4,100)
  • Jason Kipnis ($4,200)
  • Francisco Lindor ($4,400)


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3. ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS

It’s no secret that the Diamondbacks are dominant at home, as they lead MLB in most offensive categories in their own ballpark. Fresh off 15 runs yesterday afternoon, they’re projected for another 5.1 runs tonight against RHP Zach Davies. In limited exposure, the D-Backs are hitting .316 against Davies (12-for-38) with three doubles and two dingers. Davies pitched six innings against Arizona earlier this season and allowed a pair of homers.

Players to Consider

  • Gregor Blanco ($3,400)
  • Paul Goldschmidt ($5,600)
  • Jake Lamb ($5,500)
  • David Peralta ($4,200)
  • Chris Owings ($4,000)
  • Brandon Drury ($3,500)


4. WASHINGTON NATIONALS

The Nats rested a lot of their big bats last night, so they’ll be fresh and ready to go at home tonight against RHP Andrew Cashner. Washington is projected for over five runs and they have a history of hitting Cashner well. The Nats have hit .344 (33-for-96) with five home runs against him with very well balanced production.

Players to Consider

  • Bryce Harper ($5,300)
  • Daniel Murphy ($4,600)
  • Anthony Rendon ($4,700)
  • Ryan Zimmerman ($5,300)
  • Brian Goodwin ($3,000)
  • Trea Turner ($5,200)


5. HOUSTON ASTROS

Can’t leave the best team in baseball out of the stack conversation these days. The Astros are returning home where they’re projected for nearly five runs against RHP Matt Shoemaker. Jose Altuve is the clear-cut guy I’d want to start my stack with, he’s 10-for-26 with a double and three long balls in his career against Shoemaker.

Players to Consider

UPDATE: George Springer is not in the Astros’ lineup tonight against Angels.

  • Jose Altuve ($5,300)
  • Carlos Correa ($5,300)
  • George Springer ($5,500)
  • Carlos Beltran ($4,400)
  • Josh Reddick ($3,800)
  • Brian McCann ($3,500)

 


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