MLB Stacks: May 24th
If you’re ever played MLB DFS, then you know that scoring and fantasy production among any one team are highly correlated, so in order to maximize the upside of your lineups, it’s beneficial to stack batters of teams that are in good spots or that you believe will pop off. Since the majority of your lineup’s scoring usually comes from the batters, the key to those big scores and taking down a GPP is hitting on your stack or stacks of choice. This article is designed to help you do that, and in it I will highlight the top 2 overall stacks of the day, a value stack that is underpriced for the matchup and expected production, and also a HULO (High Upside, Low Ownership) stack that should go under-owned on the slate but has the potential to explode.
In this article, I’ll list the teams who are in the best spot overall and which batters to target in those lineups, as well as a some underpriced stacks and “HULO” stacks that could fly under the radar but have the potential to put up some big numbers.
New York Yankees (vs KC Royals) – Opposing Pitcher –Jason Hammel (RHP) Vegas: 5
Tonight the Yankees go up against righty Jason Hammel, who has gone from an average-ish pitcher over the last couple years to downright bad this year. His SIERA is actually a full run lower than his ERA, but when your SIERA is over 5 that doesn’t matter too much anyway. Hammel is a fly-ball pitcher who doesn’t miss many bats (8.2% swinging strike %) and gives up a ton of hard contact to both sides of the plate. While he’s slightly worse against lefties, the Yankees RHBs are quite capable as well and they should easily handle Hammel tonight.
The preferred targets from the Yankees lineup tonight are Brett Gardner, Gary Sanchez, Aaron Judge and Jacoby Ellsbury. All 4 of these guys are on the positive side of their wOBA and ISO splits, and should be able to help the Yankees hang some crooked numbers up on the scoreboard tonight. After a slow start to the season, Gardner in particular has really turned it on over the last month or so, and he has not slowed down. Sanchez and Judge are just absolute monsters who only need one swing to catapult your lineups to the top. My only hope is they don’t bang up Hammel too quickly and that all of these guys can have multiple cracks at him before KC goes to the pen.