This report will provide recommended DFS stack options for today’s 11-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.
MLB Fantasy Stack: Minnesota Twins
vs. LHP C.C. Sabathia (NYY): 5.50 Runs
I’m going to get down to the nitty gritty here with Sabathia against the Twins. C.C. Sabathia has changed his pitching repertoire with age and has essentially left his fastball by the wayside. He has turned to his cutter and sinker and has fared well to left handed batters. Righties, on the other hand have been a problem for Sabathia. He is allowing 2.00 HR/9 and 40% hard contact to them. On the road, Sabathia is allowing righties to slash to a .421 wOBA, .642 SLG, and .388 OBP over 30 innings. He has allowed 21 earned runs and nine home runs over that same span. Minnesota is showing a ton of power recently, slashing to a .316 wOBA, .277 ISO, and 95 WRC+ over the last two weeks.
Preferred Stack:Mitch Garver ($3400 FD|$5400 DK), C.J. Cron ($3400 FD|$3900 DK), Nelson Cruz ($4100 FD|$4400 DK), Miguel Sano ($3600 FD|$4500 DK), and Jonathon Schoop ($3000 FD|$3900 DK).
MLB Fantasy Stack: Arizona Diamondbacks
vs. RHP Aaron Brooks (BAL): 5.65 Runs
Aaron Brooks carries a 4.69 ERA, 5.59 FIP, and 4.70 SIERA on the season. He is allowing batters to slash to a .329 wOBA, .462 SLG, and .311 OBP. Small sample size in the road, but Brooks is allowing lefties to slash to a .396 wOBA, .612 SLG, and .348 OBP while surrendering 4 home runs across 10.1 innings. Brooks sticks to mainly three pitches: two seamer, four seamer, and slider. What do all of those pitches have in common? Atleast four batters through this Arizona order slash a .250 or better ISO to every pitch in Brook’s arsenal. After going through a slump, Arizona bats look to be back on track. They are slashing to a .348 wOBA, 207 ISO, and 111 WRC+, some of their best averages on the season.
Preferred Plays: Ketel Marte ($4000 FD|$5200 DK), Eduardo Escobar ($3900 FD|$5300 DK, and Christian Walker ($3500 FD|$4800 DK). JakeLamb ($2700 FD|$4100 DK) and Carson Kelly ($2700 FD|$4300 DK) for value.
MLB Fantasy Stack: Houston Astros
vs. RHP Homer Bailey (OAK): 5.30 Runs
What’s the over/under that Homer Bailey makes it out of the first three innings in this matchup? Houston bats are rolling as of late, yet I see them still catching fairly low ownership. The Astros are right on par with their season averages, slashing to a .346 wOBA, .195 ISO, and 118 WRC+. Homer Bailey has had a fairly decent season, but he does struggle to right handed power. Righties are slashing to a .334 wOBA, .420 SLG, and .341 BABIP. Despite Homer having one of his better seasons, I still favor the Astros at home and look to them today in a three or four man stack in tournaments.
Preferred Plays:Alex Bregman ($4400 FD|$5000 DK), Yuli Gurriel ($3900 FD|$4600 DK), Yordan Alvarez ($4100 FD|$5100 DK), and Michael Brantley ($3900 FD|$4500 DK). Also consider: Jose Altuve ($4000 FD|$4500 DK).
Fantasy MLB Stack: Cleveland Indians
vs. LHP Ryan Borucki (TOR): 5.15 Runs
Preferred Plays:Oscar Mercado ($3600 FD|$4900 DK), Jordan Luplow ($2800 FD|$4200 DK), Carlos Santana ($3900 FD|$4300 DK), and Jose Ramirez ($3800 FD|$4200 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.