WATCH: STACKS TO CONSIDER COLORADO ROCKIES


It’s a 10-game slate on this Wednesday evening with six teams projected for five or more runs, leaving us plenty of stacking options. I’ll break down my top-five below. Hit me up on Twitter with comments or questions: @julianedlow.

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1. HOUSTON ASTROS

The ‘Stros will square off with LHP Daniel Norris in Houston, where their RHB-heavy lineup should have an opportunity to dominate. Norris is getting hit for a .305 average by RHB, which Houston can arguably stack the lineup with nine of if you include switch hitters. I’d consider any RHB the Astros use tonight, but my favorites are below.

Players to Consider

  • George Springer ($4,200)
  • Jose Altuve ($5,100)
  • Carlos Beltran ($3,600)
  • Evan Gattis ($3,600)
  • Marwin Gonzalez ($3,800)
  • Jake Marisnick ($2,900)


2. BOSTON RED SOX

LHP Martin Perez has been solid this season but has a tough task in bringing his 4.30 road ERA to Fenway Park. Perez has consistently given up 2-4 runs per start this season rather than ever imploding on the mound, but coming off 11 runs last night, the Red Sox lineup might just be too difficult for him to contain. I’d start by looking at LHBs, as Perez has reverse splits and they are hitting .385 against him this season.

Players to Consider

  • Andrew Benintendi ($4,200)
  • Chris Young ($3,600)
  • Mookie Betts ($5,100)
  • Dustin Pedroia ($3,900)
  • Xander Bogaerts ($4,700)
  • Hanley Ramirez ($4,600)


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3. WASHINGTON NATIONALS

The Nats are tied for the most projected runs on the slate with the Red Sox at 5.3. First off, and most importantly, keep an eye on the weather in D.C. as it could get messy. But assuming they play, the Nats are a great option against RHP Sam Gaviglio, who’s stats are skewed by one good five-inning start against the White Sox. Outside of that, he’s pitched just two innings on the road and allowed a home run to a left-handed hitter. This should be a really difficult start for Gaviglio to make it through such a dangerous Nationals lineup.

Players to Consider

  • Bryce Harper ($5,400)
  • Daniel Murphy ($5,000)
  • Ryan Zimmerman ($4,600)
  • Jayson Werth ($3,800)
  • Trea Turner ($4,800)
  • Matt Wieters ($3,600)


4. NEW YORK METS

The Mets are a sneaky good stack tonight as a lot of their star players are out or banged up, but they’re still projected for five runs. LHBs are hitting .412 against opposing RHP Jarred Cosart this season, so it’s no secret who the guys to target are. Michael Conforto has been red-hot lately out of the leadoff spot and is unquestionably the place you want to start in my mind.

Players to Consider

UPDATE: Jay Bruce is NOT in the lineup tonight against the Padres.

  • Michael Conforto ($4,900)
  • Jay Bruce ($4,600)
  • Neil Walker ($3,700)
  • Wilmer Flores ($3,300)
  • Lucas Duda ($3,500)
  • Curtis Granderson ($3,700)


5. ATLANTA BRAVES

The Braves pulled through yesterday with six runs and are projected for over five today. This time they’ll be facing Pirates RHP Trevor Williams, who has a 6.04 ERA that jumps almost a full run on the road. It’s safe to stack up both sides of the plate here, although RHBs do have four out of the five homers Williams has allowed if you want to try and target power.

Players to Consider

  • Nick Markakis ($3,400)
  • Matt Kemp ($4,800)
  • Matt Adams ($3,500)
  • Ender Inciarte ($4,300)
  • Brandon Phillips ($4,400)
  • Tyler Flowers ($3,700)

 


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