We’ve got a 13-game slate tonight with a ton of great-looking options to stack. Here are my top-five. Hit me up on Twitter with comments or questions: @julianedlow.



Wrigley looks to be the place you want to stack tonight, particularly the Cubs. The home team is projected for an insane seven runs, going up against Bronson Arroyo with very strong winds expected to be blowing out of the ballpark. Arroyo has a brutal 7.71 ERA on the road this season, and has allowed nine homers in just 36 innings. Stacking the Cubs is almost too obvious, but there are some good cheaper options that’ve dominated Arroyo in the past — Miguel Montero (8-for-19 with three homers and a double) and Jon Jay DTD (16-for-42 with three doubles, a triple and a long ball). Just pay attention to the lineup because Chicago does have some guys banged up right now.

Players to Consider

  • Anthony Rizzo ($4,600)
  • Kris Bryant ($5,000)
  • Kyle Schwarber ($4,100)
  • Ben Zobrist ($3,900)
  • Miguel Montero ($3,300)
  • Jon Jay ($3,200)


John Lackey was already smacked around for seven runs in his only start of the season against the Reds, and the conditions tonight at Wrigley probably won’t help him gain any confidence. Five members of the Reds hit .346 or better against Lackey, all of whom have faced him 11 or more times. Not included in those numbers is Joey Votto, who hits a solid .273 against Lackey with a pair of dingers.

Players to Consider

  • Joey Votto ($4,600)
  • Billy Hamilton ($4,500)
  • Zack Cozart ($3,800)
  • Eugenio Suarez ($3,700)
  • Scott Schebler ($3,500)
  • Scooter Gennett ($3,300)



Same old story here. The Diamondbacks are at home, where they hung seven runs on the Mets last night and are projected for over five again tonight. LHP Tommy Milone and his 5.88 ERA don’t pose much of a threat. Paul Goldschmidt’s faced this guy three times, coming up with a homer on one of his two hits. RHB are probably the way to go here if I’m stacking up the D-Backs.

Players to Consider

  • Paul Goldschmidt ($5,500)
  • Chris Owings ($4,000)
  • Yasmany Tomas ($4,100)
  • Brandon Drury ($3,800)
  • Nick Ahmed ($2,800)
  • Jake Lamb ($4,500)


The Yanks are in Kansas City, which is a bigger park, but the strong winds should help carry balls out. RHP Jason Hammel has an ERA of nearly six, so the matchup and weather void any concerns you’d normally have about stacking a team in KC. Hammel actually has reverse splits this season, so RHB home run hitters are who I want to target first, but the LHB are in a great spot too.

Players to Consider

  • Matt Holliday ($3,800)
  • Aaron Judge ($5,000)
  • Starlin Castro ($4,200)
  • Gary Sanchez ($4,500)
  • Jacoby Ellsbury ($3,800)
  • Brett Gardner ($4,500)


The Rangers are set to square off with RHP Jerad Eickhoff, who has a 5.25 ERA away from home and gets smashed by LHB for a .364 on-base percentage and all five of his home runs allowed this season. This is all good news for a Texas squad that’s at home and loaded with LHB.

Players to Consider

  • Rougned Odor ($4,000)
  • Joey Gallo ($4,300)
  • Nomar Mazara ($3,900)
  • Shin-Soo Choo ($4,000)
  • Jonathan Lucroy ($3,700)
  • Mike Napoli ($3,700)

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