With nine games being played tonight, this article will cover the top-5 stacks I’ll be considering. As always, you can get me on the ol’ Twitter machine @SBuchanan24.

1. Arizona Diamondbacks

The D-Backs will be taking on Trevor Williams tonight at Chase Field. Williams hasn’t pitched much at the major league level, and he hasn’t found much success either. In his first start against the Dodgers, Williams allowed eight runs (six earned) on seven hits in just three innings. At home, the D-Backs have the highest team wOBA (.381) and SLG (.507) in the league. This stack will also be a very expensive stack to build tonight, so you may need to consider some cheap pitching to pair with them.

Players to Consider

  • Paul Goldschmidt ($5,600)
  • David Peralta ($4,200)
  • Jake Lamb ($4,700)
  • A.J. Pollock ($4,700)
  • Brandon Drury ($3,800)


2. L.A Dodgers

The Dodgers will be facing Tyler Anderson for the third time already this season. In his previous two starts, Anderson has allowed nine runs (seven earned) in 10 innings with 11 hits and two home runs. At Coors Field, the Dodgers tagged him for five of those nine runs. With the Dodgers owning a few players that can hit left-handed pitching extremely well, they should once again have success at Coors. As of this afternoon, the Dodgers are projected for 5.5 runs.

Players to Consider

  • Justin Turner ($5,000)
  • Chris Taylor ($4,500)
  • Cody Bellinger ($5,400)
  • Franklin Gutierrez ($4,600)
  • Austin Barnes ($4,100)


3. San Diego Padres

We don’t have many matchups where I would be listing the Padres as a viable stack, but tonight is one of those nights. They have the luxury of facing Dylan Covey, who has been a complete nightmare on the mound. In his five starts, Covey is averaging a whopping 0.6 FPPG. In those starts, Covey is averaging 90 pitches per start and has only made it out of the 5th inning once. The Padres haven’t been good at the plate by any means, but they’ll be facing a pitcher that allowed a 43% hard hit rate to opposing pitchers and a batted ball distance of 232 ft.

Players to Consider

  • Wil Myers ($4,500)
  • Ryan Schimpf ($3,800)
  • Yangervis Solarte ($3,500)
  • Austin Hedges ($3,000)
  • Manuel Margot ($3,600)


4. Milwaukee Brewers

The Brewers will be taking on Robert Gsellman and his average of six fantasy points per start. Gsellman has only pitched two games on the road up to this point, once against the Braves and once against the Marlins and still hasn’t been able to find success. Coming into tonight, the Brewers are amongst one of the best hitting clubs against right-handed pitching, owning a team .330 wOBA with a .459 SLG and a league-leading .216 ISO. Gsellman will enter this start with a 35% hard hit rate over his last three starts with an average batted ball distance of 212 ft.

Players to Consider

  • Eric Thames ($4,800)
  • Hernan Perez ($3,800)
  • Travis Shaw ($4,100)
  • Keon Broxton ($4,300)
  • Manny Pina ($3,100)


5. Washington Nationals

The Nationals are one of the best hitting clubs against right-handed pitching and tonight they’ll face Nick Pivetta in his third major league start. It hasn’t been pretty for Pivetta thus far, throwing over 90 pitches in each start while lasting only five innings. He’s allowed four home runs, with three of those coming against this Nationals club his last time out. The Nats were able to knock him around for four runs on nine hits in five innings. Against righties, the Nationals own a .371 wOBA with a .501 SLG and a .373 OBP.

Players to Consider

  • Ryan Zimmermann ($4,900)
  • Bryce Harper ($5,700)
  • Daniel Murphy ($5,200)
  • Jayson Werth ($4,500)
  • Trea Turner ($5,000)

 


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