We’ve got a full 14-game slate on Friday heading into a holiday weekend. 28 teams in action mean there’s no shortage of stacking options. Here are my top-5 stacks. Hit me up on Twitter with comments or questions: @julianedlow.

1. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS

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The Cards are at Coors Field tonight, so you know they’ll probably be popular. But with good reason considering they’re projected for 5.5 runs against RHP Antonio Senzatela, who’s actually been solid at Coors this season. I trust the Cards’ lineup will find a way to knock some balls out of the park here, though.

Players to Consider

  • Matt Carpenter ($4,600)
  • Dexter Fowler ($4,500)
  • Stephen Piscotty ($4,300)
  • Jedd Gyorko ($4,600)
  • Kolten Wong ($4,100)
  • Randal Grichuk ($4,600)


2. BOSTON RED SOX

The Sox continue their homestand tonight against RHP Yovani Gallardo and the Mariners. Between his 5.84 ERA and .333 average allowed to RHB (along with five HR), this doesn’t seem like an easy spot for Gallardo. Despite some light rain, this game should be fine, but make sure you keep an eye on the weather.

Players to Consider

  • Mookie Betts ($5,200)
  • Xander Bogaerts ($4,900)
  • Andrew Benintendi ($4,500)
  • Dustin Pedroia Q ($4,300)
  • Hanley Ramirez ($4,600)
  • Mitch Moreland ($4,500)


3. NEW YORK YANKEES

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The Yankees are projected for around five and a half runs at home against LHP Sean Manaea and the A’s. Manea has a 5.24 ERA that jumps up to 8.76 on the road, so he could be in some trouble at Yankee Stadium. RHB have been clobbering him this season, and Chris Carter has killed him in just three at-bats — jacking two bombs.

Players to Consider

  • Chris Carter ($4,000)
  • Matt Holliday ($3,800)
  • Gary Sanchez ($4,700)
  • Starlin Castro ($3,500)
  • Aaron Judge ($5,000)
  • Brett Gardner ($4,600)


4. TORONTO BLUE JAYS

The boys are back in town! (We think). Josh Donaldson and Troy Tulowitzki are both listed as probable tonight, so maybe we see the Jays at full strength at home against RHP A.J. Griffin. They’ll likely have some rust to knock off, but Griffin and his ERA north of five seem like a good option to start against.

Players to Consider

  • Jose Bautista ($4,800)
  • Kendrys Morales ($3,900)
  • Josh Donaldson ($4,800)
  • Troy Tulowitzki ($3,900)
  • Kevin Pillar ($4,100)
  • Russell Martin ($3,200)


5. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES

The Phillies are a nice contrarian stack tonight against RHP Tim Adleman — who has a 6.19 ERA this season, which rises to an absurd 11.37 on the road. Cesar Hernandez is resting, so Philly’s lineup looks a little different. But that just means you can squeeze more value out of it against a pitcher that’s been horrible on the mound.

Players to Consider

  • Odubel Herrera ($3,300)
  • Andres Blanco ($2,700)
  • Aaron Altherr ($4,100)
  • Maikel Franco ($3,800)
  • Tommy Joseph ($3,400)
  • Freddy Galvis ($3,000)

 


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