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Today is Friday so I’m going to mix things up a little for all the new readers we’ll have on the site, taking advantage of FREEBIE FRIDAY here are DFS Army.
I’m still going to list my favorite stacks, usually 3 main stacks and 3 secondary stacks. However, I’m also going to show you another tool I like to use, our MLB Lineups Page to help me determine which bats I’ll be attacking tonight with my stacks. So be sure to look for that info near the bottom of this article.
My Favorite MLB Top Stacks Today Friday 🇺🇸 July 13th 🇺🇸
Rockies vs Mariners Christian Bergman
LeMahieu, Blackmon, Arenado, Story
Total Cost $17,100
💥Total DFSA Grade 360.5💥
🚨Breaking News stack the Rockies in Coors🚨
I know, I know… I hate writing up the Rockies (in Coors) stack just as much as you probably hate reading about it, but tonight, we simply can’t ignore the matchup so bare with me.
Bergman pitched well in his spot start last week against the Rangers, he went 7 innings in that game, striking out 5 batters, and he had a perfect game all the way up until the 5th inning. After the game he was sent back down to Triple A. Today, he’s back, and he gets a shot at the Rockies in Coors Field. To say I don’t expect the same results tonight, as he had vs Texas last week would be an understatement. We don’t know a lot about Bergman from his 2018 numbers obviously, as he has only faced 7 right handed hitters and 16 left handed hitters all season. So, we’re going to look at his combined 2016 and 2017 numbers to see where we can attack him tonight.
Bergman throws 5 pitches but his 2 most frequent are his Fastball 38% and his Slider 30%. When he allows contact on his Fastball, he allows a 379 wOBA, 464 xwOBA, 192 ISO and 41% hard contact rate. His slider is not much better, when he allows contact on his Slider he gives up a 367 wOBA, 382 xwOBA, 232 ISO and a 35% hard contact rate. As you probably know already, these numbers are awful. The 3 other pitches Bergman throws all have a 406 xwOBA or higher, along with a 182 ISO or higher. I just don’t see how he doesn’t get lit up tonight in Coors.
All numbers for individual hitters below are in this format
wOBA / xwOBA / ISO + HC%
⚾Rockies vs Fastball 88-90
DJ LeMahieu 429/483/210 +36% HC
Charlie Blackmon 447/419/306 +35% HC
Nolan Arenado 459/464/377 ++46% HC
Trevor Story 473/559/383 +50% HC
Gerardo Parra 418/386/216 +38% HC
Ian Desmond 409/432/191 +43% HC
⚾Rockies vs Slider
DJ LeMahieu 320/378/078 +35% HC
Charlie Blackmon 340/402/240 +39% HC
Nolan Arenado 302/369/205 +39% HC
Carlos Gonzalez 274/452/208 +45% HC
Trevor Story 298/396/249 +39% HC
Dating back to 2016 he’s faced 210 right handed batters, and he has allowed a 390 wOBA – 238 ISO – 41% FB – 39% HC. In that same time span he has faced a total of 139 left handed batters and he has allowed a 382 wOBA – 227 ISO – 36% FB – 36% HC. This is good news for us, as we don’t need to be too nit picky with which Rockies bats we load up on tonight, since Bergman is pretty awful against both right and left handed hitters. The game against the Rangers last week “could” still be on people’s minds, and that may scare them away from the Rockies bats tonight, but I’m not going to buy into a 1 game sample from a guy, who has shown to be pretty awful over the course of 2 seasons.
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Cardinals vs Reds Matt Harvey
Carpenter, Pham, Martinez, Molina
Total Cost $12,300
💥Total DFSA Grade 331.2💥
Harvey throws 5 pitches, but his Fastball 38%, Sinker 27% and his Slider 23% are his 3 most frequent. His slider is actually very good, only allowing a 239 wOBA, 333 xwOBA, 135 ISO and only a 25% hard contact rate. His Fastball and Sinker however, oh boy, this is what we want to attack today. On his Fastball he allows a 393 wOBA, 435 xwOBA, 223 ISO and a 43% hard contact rate. On his Sinker he allows a 375 wOBA, 437 xwOBA, 207 ISO and a 41% hard contact rate.
⚾Cardinals vs Fastball 92-94
Matt Carpenter 374/478/176 +48% HC
Paul DeJong 501/546/510 +46% HC
Jose Martinez 491/501/273 +44% HC
Marcell Ozuna 397/381/221 +42% HC
Yadi Molina 435/481/324 +42% HC
Jedd Gyorkko 358/405/296 +38% HC
Tommy Pham 512/597/284 +58% HC
Kolten Wong 394/327/230 +30% HC
⚾Cardinals vs Sinker
Matt Carpenter 443/496/307 +51% HC
Paul DeJong 402/462/197 ++36% HC
Jose Martinez 364/439/179 +45% HC
Marcell Ozuna 397/414/211 +38% HC
The once heralded Ace of the Mets pitching staff, “The Dark Knight” Matt Harvey is now a shell of his former self pitching for the Cincinnati Reds. Dating back to the 2017 season, Harvey has faced 401 right handed hitters and he has allows a 314 wOBA, 153 ISO, 31% fly ball rate and a 33% hard contact rate. Not bad, but just slightly better than average. Against left handers however, we have a different story. Over that same time space, Harvey has faced 384 left handed hitters and has allowed a 391 wOBA, 240 ISO, 39% fly ball rate and a 38% hard contact rate. Load up on these Cardinals tonight as the matchup vs Harvey and the weather in St Louis are both prime spots for these hitters.
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Astros vs Tigers Mike Fiers
Springer, Bregman, Altuve, Gurriel
Total Cost $15,700
💥Total DFSA Grade 316.8💥
Tigers right hander Mike Fiers is one of those pitchers we like to target nearly every time he takes the mound. He allows a lot of fly balls combined with a good amount of hard contact. He throws 6 pitches, and none of them have very good results. His most popular pitch is his Fastball, which he throws 88-90 mph about 36% of the time. He allows a 357 wOBA, 437 xwOBA, 250 ISO and 34% hard contact rate on his fastball.
⚾Astros vs Fastball 88-90
George Springer 422/529/235 +48% HC
Alex Bregman 406/372/323 +50% HC
Jose Altuve 480/557/275 +51% HC
Josh Reddick 407/383/174 +35% HC
Evan Gattis 452/514/473 +41% HC
Marwin Gonzalez 422/364/239 +45% HC
When looking for pitchers to stack against, I like to look at more than just this Season if possible. Doing this allows me to see if a pitcher is pitching better or worse than his long term averages this season. So with this in mind, we’ll look at Mike Fiers numbers since the start of the 2017 season. In that time span he’s faced 556 right handed batters and 531 left handed batters. This sample size is plenty large enough for us to really know “who” Mike Fiers is as a pitcher. In that time span, against right handed hitters, he has allowed a 342 wOBA, 200 ISO , 40% fly ball rate and a 33% hard contact rate. Against left handers he has allowed a 345 wOBA, 217 ISO, 40% fly ball rate and a 33% hard contact rate. These numbers are almost exactly in line with what he’s been doing so far this season. All that being said, the Astros are in a fantastic spot tonight against Fiers who struggles pretty equally to batters from both sides of the plate.
Yankees vs Indians (don’t call me Justin) Shane Bieber
Gardner, Judge, Hicks, Stanton
Rangers vs Orioles Alex Cobb
Choo, Andrus, Mazara, Gallo
Dodgers vs Angles Felix Pena
Pederson, Muncy, Bellinger, Grandal
🚨EVEN MORE INFO ABOUT STACKING🚨
I post these images below every morning in my DRS Army VIP Slack Channel. I post it so the people in the chat can get a quick “1st look” sort of overview on the days slate. I use the MLB Starting Lineups page to pull all of the relevant info I need for day.
The 1st thing I do each day is, I look for the Starting Pitcher allowing the highest Overall xwOBA (regardless of hand) on the slate.
These numbers are from the last 45 days, so, sometimes you wont see numbers for starters like Bergman and Syndergaard who have not pitched in that time span. While I said above, that I like to look at long term data, over short term data, I still feel like looking at the last 45 days gives us a good idea of how the Pitchers are pitching now. Then, we can compare that info to their long term data to figure out if they are pitching above or below their long term averages. As you can see, over the last 45 days Tanner Roark is allowing the highest xwOBA on the slate at a whopping 406. Followed by Buehler 376, Chatwood 375 and Hamels 363. Seeing these numbers allows me to key in on Stacks I may want to consider for the article, so, overall, we like Mets, Angels and Padres. As you can see above though, none of these 3 teams made my Top 6 after I finished the rest of my research. However, that does not mean that we should totally stay away from them.
One I know the overall number, I like to break it down by handedness. Who is allowing the highest xwOBA against Left handed hitters over the last 45 days? See below
Here we see the Pithcers with the worst xwOBA vs Left handed hitters that past 45 days. So, we’re going to consider Padres, Braves, Royals, Rays and Brewers left handed bats tonight. Possibly as full stacks or maybe simply as one off bats that we want to plug in with some of our other favorite stacks (see my top 6 above)
So now, who is the worst against right handed hitters?
Here we see a few similar teams, that we saw in the “Overall” xwOBA chart above. The Angels, Mets and Mariners are the Top 3, going against a SP who has allowed a high xwOBA to right handed hitters. So again, this means we can look to these teams as full stacks possibly or simply as one off bats in our others stacks.
And finally, which projected starting lineups tonight rank the highest as far as xwOBA goes?
Here we see the Dodgers, Reds and Indians as the Top 3 teams tonight with projected starting lineups totals of 396, 381 and 381 xwOBA respectively. We can use this number to cross reference against the SP xwOBA numbers above to really start diving deep and creating our player pool for each night.
That’s all I’ve got tonight, I hope you all enjoyed the article and I hope you have a ton of success tonight. I look forward to see all of those DFS Army Helmets at the top of the leaderboards this evening !!!
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