MLB Top Stacks: September 13th

Here are my top-five stacks for Wednesday evening’s 12-game slate.

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1. SEATTLE MARINERS

This game in Arlington has perfect stacking conditions on both sides. The Mariners are projected for 5.6 runs against Martin Perez, who’s been worse at home this season (5.29 ERA) than he has been on the road. This Seattle lineup has hit Perez for a .333 batting average in 159 at-bats, so there’s a long record of success here. Seager’s gone deep four times, while Cruz has left the ballpark three times.

Players to Consider

  • Kyle Seager ($4,200)
  • Nelson Cruz ($5,100)
  • Robinson Cano ($5,300)
  • Danny Valencia ($3,900)
  • Jean Segura ($4,400)
  • Mitch Haniger ($4,600)


2. TEXAS RANGERS

Over in the home dugout, the Rangers should make for a great stack themselves. Projected for 5.5 runs, they’ll be going up against RHP Mike Leake, who’s surrendered a batting average of .325 to active Texas bats. His 5.05 road ERA and 5.97 post All-Star break ERA leaves Texas looking ripe to put up some runs.

Players to Consider

  • Delino DeShields ($4,000)
  • Elvis Andrus ($4,600)
  • Mike Napoli Q ($3,500)
  • Shin-Soo Choo ($4,300)
  • Nomar Mazara ($4,300)
  • Joey Gallo ($3,800)


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3. CHICAGO CUBS

The Cubs are projected for 5.4 runs at Wrigley, where they’ll host Matt Harvey and the Mets. Harvey hasn’t been able to keep it together this season, but his 11.57 ERA since the All-Star break really highlights what a mess he’s been. Having given up four runs in four innings to the Cubs this season, sparked by three home runs, this feels like an obvious spot for Chicago to succeed.

Players to Consider

  • Anthony Rizzo ($5,500)
  • Kyle Schwarber ($3,900)
  • Jason Heyward ($3,300)
  • Kris Bryant ($5,000)
  • Jon Jay ($2,900)
  • Ben Zobrist ($3,500)


4. BOSTON RED SOX

The Sox offense finally got a spark last night and scored 11 runs at home against the A’s. They’re projected for nearly six more tonight, going up against Jharel Cotton at Fenway Park. The RHP has a 5.82 ERA this season and has gotten slammed by both sides of the dish, keeping all options alive when it comes to Boston’s bats to roster.

Players to Consider

  • Dustin Pedroia ($3,600)
  • Andrew Benintendi ($4,800)
  • Mookie Betts ($5,300)
  • Hanley Ramirez ($3,600)
  • Mitch Moreland ($3,800)
  • Rafael Devers ($3,800)


5. WASHINGTON NATIONALS

The Nationals are projected for 5.2 runs at home, where they’ll face Luiz Gohara. The LHP has started just one career game, giving up six runs to the Rangers in four innings. RHB should be able to take advantage of this matchup, so look there for the majority of your stack.

Players to Consider

  • Trea Turner ($5,500)
  • Anthony Rendon ($4,900)
  • Ryan Zimmerman ($4,300)
  • Howie Kendrick ($4,500)
  • Jayson Werth Q ($3,100)
  • Wilmer Difo ($3,400)

 


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