This report will provide recommended DFS stack options for today’s eight 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 Stack: Houston Astros
vs. RHP Zach Plesac (CLE): 5.30 Runs
Zach Plesac is on the mound in Cleveland this evening and he has had a pretty good rookie campaign thus far. He sports a 3.10 ERA, 5.14 FIP, and 5.21 SIERA. Through expected regression his 3.10 ERA will come closer to his FIP and SIERA. Plesac also has tremendous splits, only allowing righties to slash to a .304 wOBA, .425 SLG, and .293 OBP. Despite the great averages put forth by Plesac he still only has a K rate of 18.1%, one of the lowest on today’s slate. Houston is the second best team in the league in regards to striking out, averaging only 7.23 per game. The Astros are red hot vs. right hand pitching right now, slashing to a .374 wOBA, .264 ISO, and 140 WRC+.
Preferred Stack:George Springer ($4500 FD|$5600 DK), Alex Bregman ($3800 FD|$5200 DK), Yordan Alvarez($4000 FD|$5500 DK), Jose Altuve ($4200 FD|$5100 DK), and Michael Brantley ($4100 FD|$5100 DK).
MLB Stack: Texas Rangers
vs. LHP Wade LeBlanc (PLR) (SEA): (Update)
Thankfully the Coors game falls on the early slate so we don’t have to worry about that. We do get Coors south in Texas, which has quickly become one of the more prolific hitting parks in MLB this season. There’s no doubt this Rangers lineup is just not the same without Joey Gallo in it. The Rangers are slashing to a lowly .288 wOBA, .170 ISO, and 70 WRC+ for the month of July. Despite these poor hitting averages they get to face Wade LeBlanc at home. LeBlanc owns a 4.79 ERA, 5.17 FIP, and 4.69 SIERA. He is allowing 1.85 HR/9 and holds a terrible K rate of 17.6%. LeBlanc gave up three earned runs and struck out five over five innings pitched the last time he faced the Rangers at home.
Preferred Stack: Danny Santana ($3600 FD|$5300 DK), Elvis Andrus ($3000 FD|$4300 DK), Shin-soo Choo ($3200 FD|$4800 DK), and Hunter Pence ($3500 FD|$4700 DK). Roughned Odor ($2800 FD|$4400 DK).