With 10 games playing this afternoon, 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. Baltimore Orioles

The Royals are giving Chris Young another start this afternoon, which should be good news for the Orioles. In his lone start against the Rays, Young lasted three innings allowing four runs on seven hits with a 2:4 K:BB ratio, and of course, a home run. The Orioles are hitting better as a club overall, owning a .319 wOBA with a .429 SLG and a .310 OBP against righties. This won’t be an expensive stack either, further boosting how much I like them today.

Players to Consider

  • Trey Mancini ($3,500)
  • Adam Jones ($3,800)
  • Chris Davis ($3,900)
  • Mark Trumbo ($4,000)
  • Manny Machado ($4,900)


2. Chicago White Sox

Ugh. I always worry about placing the White Sox here because they’ve been wildly inconsistent this season. With that being said, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t be interested in them against Jered Weaver. He’s been pounded in his last three starts, allowing 22 runs (17 earned) on 22 hits in just 12.2 innings. In those 12.2 innings, teams have hit seven home runs, which brings his season total to 14. By no means are the White Sox crushing the ball right now, but I’ll happily consider them.

Players to Consider

  • Avisail Garcia ($3,600)
  • Jose Abreu ($4,500)
  • Matt Davidson ($3,300)
  • Leury Garcia ($2,800)
  • Todd Frazier($4,200)


3. Washington Nationals

Jeremy Hellickson will take the mound this afternoon against the Nationals in Washington. While he sports some good overall numbers, Hellickson has been poor on the road this season. In three road starts, Hellickson owns a 384 wOBA with a .565 SLG and a .348 OBP with four of his seven home runs allowed. The Nationals continue to own the best home wOBA, OBP and SLG in the league at .361/.359/.488. Hellickson has faced this club his last time out and lasted just 4.2 innings allowing three runs on five hits with a 4:3 K:BB ratio. Be mindful that the lineups could be a bit funky today, as this will be one of the two games of their double header.

Players to Consider

  • Bryce Harper ($5,600)
  • Ryan Zimmermann ($4,900)
  • Daniel Murphy ($4,900)
  • Trea Turner ($5,000)
  • Jayson Werth ($4,400)


4. New York Yankees

The Yankees will be taking on Mike Fiers, and his 5.7 average fantasy points scored on the road this season. In four road starts, Fiers sports a .443 wOBA with a .689 SLG and a .373 OBP with nine of his 14 home runs allowed. As you can imagine, the Yankees have been another team that has crushed opposing pitchers at home. They’ll enter today with a .370 wOBA to go with a .361 OBP, a .500 SLG and 33 home runs, tied with two other teams for the league lead.

Players to Consider

  • Aaron Judge ($4,700)
  • Aaron Hicks ($3,700)
  • Starlin Castro ($4,200)
  • Brett Gardner ($4,300)
  • Matt Holliday ($3,900)


5. Milwaukee Brewers

Here is my obscure stack of the day and it belongs to the Brewers. They have a tough task ahead as they’ll take on Jacob deGrom, but I have a feeling the Brewers are going to come out on top of this one. Granted, the Brewers are one of the top teams that strikeout against righties with their 24.3 K%, so deGrom should certainly grab some K’s here. With that being said, they come into today with a .334 wOBA and a .463 SLG and a league-leading .210 ISO, which is the top in the league. If anything, you could get these hitters low owned, which could pay off if they hit deGrom as I’m hoping.

Players to Consider

  • Eric Thames ($4,700)
  • Travis Shaw ($3,900)
  • Hernan Perez ($3,500)
  • Domingo Santana ($3,700)
  • Keon Broxton ($4,000)

 


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