MLB Top Stacks: September 12th

Here are my top-five stacks for Tuesday evening’s 14-game slate.

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1. CLEVELAND INDIANS

Who else would be the top stack today? The Indians won their 19th in a row last night in 11-0 fashion. Tonight they’re at home, projected for 5.5 runs against LHP Matt Boyd, who has a 6.42 road ERA this season. All 15 homers Boyd’s allowed this season have come off the bat of a righty so that’s what you’re targeting.

Players to Consider

  • Edwin Encarnacion ($5,100)
  • Jose Ramirez ($5,500)
  • Austin Jackson ($3,900)
  • Francisco Lindor ($5,600)
  • Carlos Santana ($4,900)
  • Yandy Diaz ($3,300)


2. TEXAS RANGERS

The Rangers are projected for a slate-high six runs in Arlington tonight, where they’ll tee off against Marco Gonzales. The LHP is allowing the opposition to bat .350 this season while surrendering 22 runs in 28 innings. His ERA even rises to 9.00 on the road, so the Rangers are looking pretty good in this one. RHB have a bit more of an advantage, but both sides of the plate are in play here.

Players to Consider

  • Delino DeShields ($4,100)
  • Elvis Andrus ($4,200)
  • Carlos Gomez Q ($3,900)
  • Mike Napoli Q ($3,500)
  • Shin-Soo Choo ($4,200)
  • Nomar Mazara ($4,500)


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3. MINNESOTA TWINS

The Twins play host to the Padres and are looking at a projected total of 5.8 runs. LHP Travis Wood, who carries a 7.28 road ERA into this one, will toe the rubber for San Diego. Wood’s allowed opposing members of the Twins to bat .306 against him in his career. RHB will be the targets here.

Players to Consider

  • Brian Dozier ($5,000)
  • Byron Buxton ($4,300)
  • Jorge Polanco ($4,000)
  • Eduardo Escobar ($4,400)
  • Robbie Grossman ($3,600)
  • Kennys Vargas ($2,900)


4. CHICAGO CUBS

The Cubs are projected for 5.4 runs at Wrigley with the Mets coming to town. RHP Robert Gsellman’s ERA has been nearly three runs worse on the road, at 7.44, than at home this season, and he’s yet to face the Cubs. Both sides of the plate should be in a good position to hammer away, as Gsellman’s splits are practically dead even.

Players to Consider

  • Anthony Rizzo ($5,000)
  • Kris Bryant ($4,500)
  • Jon Jay ($2,900)
  • Ben Zobrist ($3,400)
  • Alex Avila ($3,300)
  • Ian Happ ($4,300)


5. BOSTON RED SOX

Oakland lefty Sean Manaea is scheduled to take the mound at Fenway, where the Sox are projected for 5.5 runs. This Boston lineup has handled Manaea well in the past, hitting .333 against him as a unit. Hanley Ramirez has the most individual success in a very small sample size, homering off him twice in just four at-bats. It’s an indicator of what to expect from RHB tonight, though, who’ve smashed 88% of the homers and 85% of the doubles Manaea’s allowed this season.

Players to Consider

  • Hanley Ramirez ($3,600)
  • Mookie Betts ($5,200)
  • Eduardo Nunez Q ($4,700)
  • Dustin Pedroia ($3,500)
  • Xander Bogaerts ($3,800)
  • Christian Vazquez ($3,300)


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