With 12 games in the Saturday night slate, we have plenty of teams to look at for stacking. Let’s dive into my top five for today, and as always, you can get me on the ol’ Twitter machine @SBuchanan24.


1. Arizona Diamondbacks

I love the D-Backs tonight as they take on Tyler Anderson at Coors Field. After allowing 12 home runs in 114 innings last season, Anderson has given up nine thus far with three of those coming against the D-Backs in his last start. It will be a very expensive stack tonight, but I can’t imagine a scenario where they don’t tag Anderson for some offense.

Players to Consider

  • Paul Goldschmidt ($5,300)
  • David Peralta ($4,700)
  • A.J. Pollock ($5,300)
  • Chris Owings ($4,600)
  • Jake Lamb ($5,100)

2. Baltimore Orioles

The Orioles will take on Dylan Covey, a pitcher whom I’m amazed is still in the White Sox’s starting rotation. Averaging 1.6 FPPG in four starts, Covey hasn’t made it out of the fifth inning in three of his four starts. With Covey allowing a 38% hard hit rate to opposing hitters and averaging over two home runs per nine innings, the Orioles should be in a prime spot for some offense.

Players to Consider

  • Adam Jones ($4,400)
  • Chris Davis ($4,200)
  • Mark Trumbo ($4,600)
  • Manny Machado ($4,800)
  • Jonathan Schoop ($3,800)


3. Seattle Mariners

The Mariners haven’t seen much left-handed pitching so far this season. In fact, they’re currently ranked 27th in plate appearances against them. So if we go off their 2016 numbers against lefties, they match up quite nicely against Martin Perez. Aside from Nelson Cruz and his mashing against lefties, Jean Segura would have been second on the team last season with his .371 wOBA. This will be a very cheap and low owned stack tonight, especially when people will be paying attention to Coors Field.

Players to Consider

  • Nelson Cruz ($4,200)
  • Jean Segura ($4,300)
  • Robinson Cano ($4,300)
  • Kyle Seager ($3,800)
  • Guillermo Heredia ($2,700)

4. Colorado Rockies

In a normal situation, I like Patrick Corbin taking the hill, but that logic doesn’t apply when he enter Coors Field. With the Rockies projected to score six runs in this game, they own the highest total on this slate. Aside from Coors Field, the Rockies have been crushing left-handed pitching, owning a .349 wOBA with a .510 SLG and a .312 OBP. Be warned though, this is going to be a very expensive stack, per the usual at Coors.

Players to Consider

  • Nolan Arenado ($5,200)
  • DJ LeMahieu ($4,800)
  • Charlie Blackmon ($5,300)
  • Mark Reynolds ($4,600)
  • Trevor Story ($4,600)

5. Oakland A’s

I always try to save my last stack for a team that I think most people will look past and could be in line for a good matchup. Jordan Zimmermann has been hit extremely hard this season, allowing a 45% hard hit rate over his last three contests. Aside from a stellar first outing, Zimmermann is averaging just 5.5 FPPG in four starts with five home runs allowed. The only plus here is that he is in Oakland, which certainly gives him a slight edge due to the friendly confines of the ballpark. Nonetheless, this stack most likely won’t have a player higher than 10% owned tonight.

Players to Consider

  • Khris Davis ($3,800)
  • Yonder Alonso ($2,900)
  • Jed Lowrie ($2,800)
  • Stephen Vogt ($3,200)
  • Matt Joyce ($2,500)

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