WATCH: STACK TO WATCH THE NATIONALS


Friday brings us a 13-game slate with some great teams/games to target, particularly with one of the best offenses in baseball coming to Coors Field. Make sure you pay attention to the rainy weather on the East Coast when building your lineups as well. Here are my top five stacks.

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1. Arizona Diamondbacks

When the D-Backs are at home, they’re typically my top stack, but there’s also one other ballpark they deserve to be mentioned on top of the list at – Coors Field. Both teams are projected for 5.5 runs or more in this one, with Arizona facing RHP German Marquez, who has a 7.20 ERA thus far through two starts in 2017. The top of the order should be in an awesome spot to rake tonight.

Players to Consider

  • Paul Goldschmiidt ($5,500)
  • Jake Lamb ($5,100)
  • Yasmany Tomas ($4,800)
  • A.J. Pollock ($5,200)
  • David Peralta ($4,700)
  • Chris Owings ($4,500)


2. Colorado Rockies

On the opposite side, the Rockies have to face RHP Zack Greinke, so the ownership on them could be a lot lower than the Diamondbacks. Of course, Greinke has the potential to shut anyone down, but Colorado’s had some past success against the Ace. Gonzalez, Reynolds and Story have combined for 10 homers off him, and Blackmon and Arenado have nine doubles.

Players to Consider

  • Carlos Gonzalez ($5,000)
  • Trevor Story ($4,800)
  • Mark Reynolds ($4,300)
  • DJ LeMahieu ($4,700)
  • Charlie Blackmon ($5,100)
  • Nolan Arenado ($5,400)


3. Boston Red Sox

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RHP Phil Hughes has an ERA north of five so far this season and was horrible in his only start at home when the Indians scored six runs against him in 3.1 innings. The Red Sox have the firepower to have a similar outburst, as Hanley Ramirez and Mookie Betts have been heating up lately. But nobody has crushed Hughes over their career like Dustin Pedroia has — 16-for-41 (.390), three doubles, five homers, 15 RBI and a pair of walks — so he’s likely a good place to start.

Players to Consider

  • Dustin Pedroia ($4,100)
  • Mookie Betts ($4,800)
  • Hanley Ramirez ($4,600)
  • Xander Bogaerts ($4,400)
  • Andrew Benintendi ($3,800)
  • Mitch Moreland ($3,500)


4. Washington Nationals

Watch out for the weather in Philly, but the Nats will be facing RHP Nick Pivetta in just his second start in the bigs. His debut was solid, allowing two runs to the Dodgers in five innings, but LAD did hit .409 and jack a homer against him. Washington is even a tougher task, so stack up those LHB.

Players to Consider

Update: Bryce Harper is NOT in the Nationals lineup for tonight’s game against the Phillies.

  • Bryce Harper ($5,500)
  • Daniel Murphy ($4,800)
  • Ryan Zimmerman ($4,700)
  • Trea Turner ($5,000)
  • Jayson Werth ($3,800)
  • Matt Wieters ($3,600)


5. New York Mets

The Mets square off with RHP (and Bronx native) Tom Koehler at Citi Field tonight. Koehler is sporting a 5.40 ERA heading into this one and has been smacked around pretty good by Mets’ hitters. Six players that project to be in tonight’s lineup for the Mets have taken Koehler out of the ballpark in the past, and many of them bat for an average of .400 or better against him. If this game stays dry, I love stacking the Mets.

Players to Consider

  • Asdrubal Cabrera ($3,600)
  • Jay Bruce ($4,200)
  • Curtis Granderson ($3,400)
  • Neil Walker ($3,600)
  • Michael Conforto ($3,700)
  • Jose Reyes ($3,900)

 


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