We’ve got an interesting 11-game slate here on Monday night, with a lot of wind expected to carry the ball out of the park in many of these games. It’s not what pitchers were hoping for, but it certainly helps when building stacks. Here are my top-5 for Monday.

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1. Chicago Cubs

The Cubs are projected for 6.1 runs against RHP Vince Velasquez, who has a 6.33 ERA so far this season. The wind will be gusting out of Wrigley tonight, so the ball could really fly out of the park. I love the Cubs’ LHB in this one, but RHB should be in a great spot as well.

Players to Consider

  • Anthony Rizzo ($5,200)
  • Kyle Schwarber ($4,300)
  • Ben Zobrist ($4,000)
  • Kris Bryant ($5,000)
  • Miguel Montero ($3,000)
  • Jason Heyward ($3,600)

2. Houston Astros

Houston’s projected for 5.2 runs at home against RHP Andrew Cashner, who is actually having a strong season thus far. He’s yet to face an offense like the Astros, though. The Astros have a lot of RHB, but Cashner actually has reverse splits and is allowing RHB to hit .364 against him in 2017, which is a huge reason this stack has so much potential.

Players to Consider

  • George Springer ($4,600)
  • Jose Altuve ($4,900)
  • Carlos Correa ($4,800)
  • Carlos Beltran ($3,800)
  • Brian McCann ($3,400)
  • Josh Reddick ($3,600)


3. Kansas City Royals

White Sox RHP Dylan Covey has been smacked around for an ERA close to seven this season, so despite the one decent outing he had against KC, I’m not afraid to stack up the Royals this time around. Hitters from both sides of the plate should be safe, but the wind looks like it could help out left-handed home run hitters, which KC has a few of.

Players to Consider

  • Mike Moustakas ($3,400)
  • Eric Hosmer ($4,000)
  • Alex Gordon ($3,900)
  • Brandon Moss ($3,600)
  • Lorenzo Cain ($4,100)
  • Salvador Perez ($3,400)

4. St. Louis Cardinals

RHP Zach Davies finally had a start in which he didn’t allow any runs … and yet his ERA is still 6.57. The Cards scored five runs in their last matchup with Davies, who I think is closer to the pitcher we saw in his first four outings than his last one. RHB are dominating Davies hitting .440, while every homer he’s allowed this season has come from an LHB. A good mix of the two could make for a nice stack.

Players to Consider

  • Jedd Gyorko ($3,800)
  • Matt Carpenter ($4,200)
  • Dexter Fowler ($4,300)
  • Stephen Piscotty ($4,000)
  • Randal Grichuk ($3,400)
  • Kolten Wong ($3,000)

5. Philadelphia Phillies

I mentioned the wind at Wrigley might be a huge boost to power tonight, so I think stacking the Phillies is a good idea — and probably a less popular idea. They’ll be facing LHP Brett Anderson, so I’m looking at some of these power RHB for the Phillies as great options to leave the ballpark.

Players to Consider

  • Aaron Altherr ($3,400)
  • Maikel Franco ($3,800)
  • Tommy Joseph ($3,700)
  • Cesar Hernandez ($3,500)
  • Freddy Galvis ($3,300)
  • Cameron Rupp ($3,100)


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