This report will provide recommended DFS stack options for today’s 10-game main slate. I will also include my favorite pitching picks.
**All plays are listed in order of preference. Please check back between 5-6 PM EST as some players can receive rest days or get limited at bats especially as we get closer to the postseason. Make sure you are watching the weather as well.
Fantasy MLB Stack: Cleveland Indians
vs. RHP Glenn Sparkman (KCR): 6.75 Runs
Cleveland Indians are three games back on Minnesota but are gaining ground quick, winning their last 17 of 24 games. I’ll continue to ride these hot bats and feel good about doing so with a lofty 6.75 implied run total today. Cleveland batters are slashing to a magnificent .374 wOBA, .240 ISO, and 131 WRC+ over the last two weeks. They face Glenn Sparkman who carries a 4.54 ERA, 5.42 FIP, and 5.32 SIERA into today’s game. Sparkman has been atrocious on the road, allowing batters to slash to a .445 wOBA, .658 SLG, and .403 OBP over 26.4 innings while allowing a massive 28 earned runs.
Preferred Plays:FranciscoLindor ($4000 FD|$5100 DK) Carlos Santana ($4300 FD|$4800 DK), Jose Ramirez ($4100 FD|$4600 DK), and Jason Kipnis ($3300 FD|$3700 DK). Also Consider: Mike Freeman ($2100 FD|$3900 DK), and Tyler Naquin ($3000 FD|$4400 DK).
Fantasy MLB Stack: Boston Red Sox
vs. RHP Asher Wojciechowski (BAL): 7.50 Runs
Asher Wojciechowski carries a 5.74 ERA, 5.01 FIP, and 3.86 SIERA over 15.2 innings pitched. During that short span, Asher is allowing left handed batters to slash to a .436 wOBA, .700 SLG, and .382 OBP. Red Sox batters are slashing to a .358 wOBA, .220 ISO, and 120 WRC+ over the last two weeks. Even if Wojciechowski finds success against the powerful right handed batters in this Boston lineup today, he will eventually give way to an awful Orioles bullpen.
I typically wouldn’t consider the Pirates against a left handed pitcher but Drew Smyly is the exception. Smyly is making is debut for the Phillies after pitching 51 innings for the Rangers. He carries a 8.42 ERA, 8.06 FIP, and 5.61 SIERA. The Pirates let us down last night but Smyly is terrible so I have no problem going back to this spot. The Pirates are slashing to a .361 wOBA, .196 ISO, and 124 WRC+ over the last month. Two week averages suggest the Pirates are due a slump buster and I believe we get that today in this matchup against Smyly.
Fantasy MLB Stack: Baltimore Orioles
vs. RHP Andrew Cashner (BOS): 5.00 Runs
Preferred Plays:Trey Mancini ($3400 FD|$4300 DK), Jonathan Villar ($2600 FD|$4100 DK), Anthony Santander ($3500 FD|$4100 DK), and Renato Nunez($3000 FD|$4300 DK).
Dan Wehr is a real money DFS player with over four years of experience. He has several large field GPP take-downs in NFL, MLB, and NBA. His passion for DFS stems from his love affair with his home town sports teams, the Baltimore Orioles and Baltimore Ravens.