Stacks are essential to most DFS players success during MLB season. This article will highlight some promising stacks in prime spots to go off. I will never write up Coors Field as it is a known hot bed for stacking. Stack’em up, Sheet Squad!
My preference is in this order:
While you can make a case for all these guys I rate them for these reasons.
Chris Sale (Cash/GPP)
It is Sale…I doubt I need to say much. He is an electric pitcher with high K potential. Yes the Astros have a few good bats here but I like Sale more. He easily has the highest K% on the slate at 30.4%.
Jon Gray (Cash/GPP)
Gray is historically a better pitcher on the road and that shouldn’t be a surprise with where his home park is at. He has the stuff to get the strikeouts here and the Diamondbacks tend to miss bats (24% K rate and 10.9% SWTR rate). Those numbers line right up with Gray’s normal output of 24.7% K rate and 10.8% SWSTR rate. Gray is my favorite pitcher on the slate.
Trevor Bauer (GPP)
Bauer doesn’t have an easy matchup here but no one does at this time of the year. This is all about chasing strikeouts. Yankees strike out at 22.3% clip with a 10.8% SwStr% so the potential is there and the price tag is solid for him. He might be on a short leash and rarely goes past 6 IPs. Accept those factors if you go down this path.
My top two stacks are Indians and Rockies.
I love writing up the Indians. I think they will get to Sonny Gray here. I love all the left handed bats here but Jos Ramirez and Jay Bruce are my tops for the Indians.
Ramirez: .368 wOBA and .201 ISO vs RHBs
Bruce: .367 wOBA and .284 ISO vs RHBs
Few others to look at are the usual guys; Francisco Lindor, Carlos Santana and Jason Kipnis. These postseason veterans of 2016 will have to carry the Indians back to the promise land.
Normally Rockies on road is a fade for me but this is a bit different and they are a great GPP stack. It is the playoffs, they are in a hitter’s paradise and they are highly familiar with Greinke. I expect a little lower than normal ownership on these guys. Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon are out to prove something.
Blackmon: .418 wOBA and .288 ISO vs RHBs
Arenado: .372 wOBA and .257 ISO vs RHBs
Carlos Gonzalez is too cheap for his BVP here and rates extremely well for me. Others I like are Gerardo Parra and Trevor Story. With their price tags not inflated they are easier to fit here for a GPP line
Jake Lamb and David Peralta
Boston Red Sox:
New York Yankees:
Aaron Judge and Greg Bird
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Billie is currently serving active duty in the US Army and is stationed in Ohio. He is an Indiana native. He has been playing Season Long fantasy for years and in his first year of DFS. He is strictly a GPP player. So far, during the MLB Season, he has won 1K twice and has taken down several mini GPPS. He is an avid Hoosier and Cubs fan.