MLB DFS Hitting Stacks recommendations for the Saturday slate.
First Base – Carlos Santana, Cleveland Indians
DraftKings $5,100, FanDuel $4,300
Anthony Desclafani has massive trouble against left handed bats, allowing a .315 BAA and a .508 SLG.
Second Base – Jeff McNeil, New York Mets
DraftKings $4,900, FanDuel $3,600
This season Jake Arrieta has struggled against left handed bats. He is allowing a .306 BAA and a massive 41.5 hard hit rate. Target him in DFS today.
Third Base – Rafael Devers, Boston Red Sox
DraftKings $5,600, Fanduel $4,500
Jordan Zimmerman is a gas can for us in DFS and at home he is even worse. He has trouble walking left handed bats and with a .488 SLG he has trouble not giving up extra bases.
Shortstop – Francisco Lindor, Cleveland Indians
DraftKings $4,900, FanDuel $4,200
Same story with Santana, I want the lefties here in DFS and it helps Lindor is a switch hitter, so we get the platoon the whole game.
Outfield – J.D. Martinez, Boston Red Sox
DraftKings $5,000, Fanduel $4,300
What’s not to love about J.D. against a gas can? Although Zimmerman gives up less power to righties, he strikes them out less also. This means the ball is going to be put in play and I’ll take my chances with one of the league’s best.
Outfield – Michael Conforto, New York Mets
DraftKings $4,400, FanDuel $3,500
As I said with McNeil, Arreita struggles with getting left handed bats out. Conforto is one of the league’s top young left handed bats and can go deep at any second, I think he pokes one out of the yard here so use him in DFS today.
Outfield – Andrew Benintendi, Boston Red Sox
DraftKings $4,300, FanDuel $3,500
This is a ridiculous DFS price for one, and for two Zimmerman struggles with lefties as I said with Devers. I always love getting the leadoff hitter against a terrible pitcher in the team I’m going to stack.
MLB DFS Hitting Stacks
1.) Boston Red Sox
Surprise? Jordan Zimmerman is a complete gas can. At home he holds a 5.40 ERA, a .340 wOBA, and a 49.3 hard hit percentage. That hard hit rate is what I’m intrigued with because these Sox hit the ball HARD. With the power that they hold I think they could easily chase Zimmerman within four innings today.
2.) New York Mets
I know, I know the Mets in DFS? Just listen. Arrieta cannot get left handed bats out, he is horrible. With the likes of McNeil, Conforto, Cano, and Dominic Smith on the left side of the plate I think Arrieta has loads of trouble. Then on the right side of the plate you have to worry about the Mets’ best hitter this year, Pete Alonso. I think Arrieta is in for a rude awakening at Citi Field today.