In his last two starts, the Blue Jays’ Edwin Jackson has combined to score -14 FanDuel points. And his season as a whole has not been any better. He has a slate high 5.22 SIERRA and a 5.62 xFIP. Jackson is not missing many bats as evidenced by his lowly 18.92% whiff rate. Mix in his 46.2% hard contact rate and you should not be surprised to see that he is allowing 3.31 HR/9. Then when you consider the fact that the Yankees have a .203 ISO versus right-handed pitching and it is easy to see why the Pinstripes will be the chalk stack on Thursday.
Of course, the Yankees’ stack will start with Gary Sanchez
(FanDuel: $4,500, DraftKings: $5,500). The power hitting catcher has a .405 ISO
and a .415 wOBA versus right-handed pitching this season. Gleyber Torres (FanDuel:
$3,900, DraftKings: $4,600), Luke Voit (FanDuel: $4,300, DraftKings: $4,900),
Clint Frazier (FanDuel: $3,700, DraftKings: $4,500) and Brett Gardner (FanDuel:
$3,200, DraftKings: $4,100) all have ISOs above .200 against right-handed
pitching this season.
The Rangers’ offense gets the call today as they face the Orioles’ David Hess. The Baltimore starter is struggling this season. He has a 7.36 ERA, 5.22 SIERA, and a 5.62 xFIP. Hess also has a low 19.4% K rate and is allowing a 40.7% hard contact rate. To make this an even easier call, Hess is throwing a fastball on more than 50% of his pitches this season. None of this should prevent the Rangers to continue to mash right-handed pitching. The Texas’ offense has a .207 ISO against righties in 2019.
constructing your Rangers’ stack, focus first on the right-handed batters.
Baltimore’s Hess has allowed a .422 wOBA and 4.24 HR/9 to right-handed batters
this season. So, narrow your search down to Hunter Pence (FanDuel: $4,200,
DraftKings: $5,600). The outfielder has a .286 ISO and a .383 wOBA versus
right-handed pitching. He also owns a .292 ISO versus four-seam fastballs, a
pitch that Hess throws more than 50% of the time. If going for a two-man stack,
Logan Forsythe (FanDuel: $3,300, DraftKings: $4,500) could be that guy. He has
a .383 wOBA and 135 wRC+ against right-handed pitching this season to go along
with a .320 batting average versus the fastball.
to go deeper with your Rangers’ stack, Shin-Soo Choo (FanDuel: $4,000,
DraftKings: $5,500) is certainly in play despite being left-handed. Not only does
he rack against righties with a 1.005 OPS and a .417 wOBA, Choo also crushed
the fastball. The outfielder has a .651 SLG and a .289 ISO against the pitch in
the opposition sends a southpaw out to the mound to against the Astros, there
should be interest in stacking Houston bats. The Astros’ offense has a .218 ISO
and just a 18.4% K% against lefties this season.
Mariners’ Tommy Milone has been solid this year, the Astros should still
continue to swing big sticks against the lefties here.
The Houston stack needs to start with Alex Bregman (FanDuel: $4,500). The third baseman has a .246 ISO versus left-handed-handed pitching in 2019. After Bregman, your next best Astros’ bats are Jake Marisnick (FanDuel: $2,700) and Josh Reddick (FanDuel: $3,100). Both outfielders have ISOs in the .200s against lefties this season.
While the Marlins will not be confused for the 1927 Yankees, the offense has been better of late. Over the last seven days, they have a .288 batting average and a .342 wOBA. Now throw in the fact that they are facing the Milwaukee Brewers’ Freddy Peralta. The Milwaukee starter is a one-pitch pitcher that gets hard (41.4% hard contact rate) and gives up flyballs (51.4% flyball rate). Peralta throws his fastball over 75% of the time.
want to target Marlins’ bats that do well against the fastball. Austin Dean has
a .357 batting average and a .286 ISO against the pitch. Josh Riddle has a .239
ISO versus the fastball in 2019. Josh Alfaro owns a .325 batting average and a
.525 ISO against the pitch. In addition to their likely success against Peralta,
this little 7-8-1 stack will provide you with some salary relief to pay up
After participating in season-long fantasy baseball for over two and a half decades, Wes shifted his focus to the DFS grind. He has shared from his experiences and began his MLB DFS-writing career at FanRag.com in 2013. There he provided a deep analysis inside the numbers of matchups as well as winning FanDuel lineups. The cash game grinder has also done work with Razzball and is excited to help the Win Daily family get into the green.