MLB Stacks: June 14th
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.
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 some underpriced stacks and/or “HULO” (High Upside, Low Ownership) stacks that could fly under the radar but have the potential to put up some big numbers.
Arizona Dbacks (@Detroit) – Opposing Pitcher –Jordan Zimmerman (RHP) Vegas: 5
Tonight the Diamondbacks take on the Tigers and Mr. Barrels Allowed himself, Jordan Zimmerman. Vegas only has Arizona implied for 5 runs currently, which seems very low, especially considering the pitcher they are facing. Jordan Zimmerman has been bad this year – like really bad, against both left and right handed hitters. He’s got one of the highest average exit velocities allowed on the year (88.2), one of the highest barrels allowed per PA % (7.70%), a low K rate (sub-15%) and allows a lot of hard contact. All of that together is not a good combination and wouldn’t bode well for him even if he had a dream matchup, but tonight he gets the Diamondbacks, who have the 2nd highest HH% vs RHPs on the year, a team wOBA of .345 and team ISO of .200, and are Derek Zoolander-esque scorching hot right now. This entire game should turn into a high-scoring affair, and my favorite bats to target are a 2-3-4-6 stack of David Peralta, Goldschmidt, Jake Lamb and Brandon Drury. Peralta has really started hitting well again lately, and we know he and Lamb are absolutely lethal against righties, while Goldy is lethal against anybody and has incredible recent Statcast data. But the guy that differentiates this stack and comes at an affordable price is Brandon Drury. He has a + wOBA splits vs RHP and recently he has torn the cover off the ball, increasing his HH% by 15 to 46% and his exit velocity to 96mph, an increase of a whopping 6mph. All 4 of these guys should be able to feast of Zimmerman, and continue their hot swinging against the Tigers pen tonight.