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Another full 15-game slate here on Wednesday night and there are plenty of options to stack. Just look at last night — half of the teams in action out-performed their projected run total, with the Yankees, Pirates and Dodgers all scoring in double digits.

With this many teams, you know a few of them are going to go off, the key is to identify them. Here are my top-5 stacks.

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1. Boston Red Sox

The Sox have one of the best home offenses in the MLB, which keeps their floor high. But more importantly, they have the ability to explode against RHP Kevin Gausman, who’s been poor against Boston in the past. A handful of Sox hit Gausman well, but none better than Mookie Betts, who’s 10-for-23 (.435) with three homers. Hanley Ramirez, who has four dingers in his last four games, also has a pair of home runs in his career against Gausman.

Players to Consider

  • Mookie Betts ($5,200)
  • Hanley Ramirez ($4,800)
  • Dustin Pedroia ($4,100)
  • Xander Bogaerts ($4,400)
  • Andrew Benintendi ($3,800)
  • Mitch Moreland ($3,500)


2. Pittsburgh Pirates

A night after dropping 12 runs in Cincinnati’s hitter-friendly ballpark, the Buccos now get a chance to face RHP Rookie Davis. Davis has allowed 13 runs in his 9.2 innings on the mound this season … so that’s pretty much all you need to know. This guy’s been brutal, and the short-handed Pirates (which means plenty of cheap options) have a chance to capitalize.

Players to Consider

  • Josh Harrison ($3,800)
  • Andrew McCutchen ($4,500)
  • Gregory Polanco ($4,100)
  • Josh Bell ($3,300)
  • Alen Hanson ($3,600)
  • John Jaso ($3,100)


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3. Kansas City Royals

The Royals were shutout at home by the White Sox last night, and continue to be one of the most frustrating offenses in baseball. Perhaps RHP Mike Pelfrey is who they need to see to get going. KC has smacked the veteran around in the past, and have six hitters on the roster that hit .357 or better against Pelfrey in at least 13 at-bats. Those six guys are all listed below for you.

Players to Consider

  • Mike Moustakas ($3,700)
  • Eric Hosmer ($3,800)
  • Lorenzo Cain ($3,900)
  • Alex Gordon ($3,600)
  • Brandon Moss ($3,500)
  • Alcides Escobar ($3,200)


4. Seattle Mariners

Seattle is another off-the-radar stack with some telling BvP potential. The Mariners’ two studs, Cano and Cruz, have taken RHP Ricky Nolasco deep five times combined. Cano hits better for average going 6-for-15 (.400) against him with a pair of homers, but it’s Cruz that’s left the park three times in just 19 at-bats. Many other Mariners have experienced some success against Nolasco in limited exposure, Haniger and Valencia have also gone deep off Nolasco.

Players to Consider

  • Robinson Cano ($4,200)
  • Nelson Cruz ($4,300)
  • Danny Valencia ($3,200)
  • Jean Segura ($4,200)
  • Kyle Seager ($3,900)
  • Mike Zunino ($2,800)


5. Tampa Bay Rays

The Rays are a productive team at home, scoring 67 runs in 13 games so far. They’re a great, cheap option to stack in general given their underrated offense, but tonight’s matchup makes them even more attractive. LHP Adam Conley is carrying an ERA of nearly seven into this game, and the Rays have the kind of RHB to take advantage. If you’re paying up for pitching and using a couple of the top priced bats, you may need to consider stacking a team like Tampa.

Players to Consider

  • Steven Souza ($3,500)
  • Evan Longoria ($4,000)
  • Rickie Weeks ($2,600)
  • Tim Beckham ($2,900)
  • Derek Norris ($2,700)
  • Kevin Kiermaier ($3,400)

 


I am a promoter at DraftKings and am also an avid fan and user (my username is jedlow) and may sometimes play on my personal account in the games that I offer advice on. Although I have expressed my personal view on the games and strategies above, they do not necessarily reflect the view(s) of DraftKings and I may also deploy different players and strategies than what I recommend above.