Good morning and welcome to the “Stacks of the Night”! This article will provide you with some team stacks that I am looking to get exposure to today.
Opposing pitcher: Jered Weaver (R)
This stack is pretty obvious as the Padres Jered Weaver is no longer a major league caliber pitcher. The veteran righty has a horrible 6.05 ERA and an even worse 7.31 FIP this season. Opposing hitters have also slugged 14 homeruns off Weaver in his eight starts. All the D’backs are in play tonight and they are a great option to stack. Paul Goldschmidt, Jake Lamb, Yasmany Tomas and Chris Owings are my favorite options and I expect most of them to see high ownership.
Paul Goldschmidt .461 WOBA, .308 ISO
Jake Lamb .427 WOBA, .291 ISO
Yasmany Tomas .404 WOBA, .329 ISO
Chris Owings .337WOBA, .153 ISO
Expected ownership: High
Chicago White Sox
Opposing pitcher: Ariel Miranda (R)
The Chicago White Sox have quietly been a top five team in WOBA against left handed pitching this season. Tonight they take on Ariel Miranda in Safeco Field. Miranda has been prone to the home run ball giving up eight homeruns in eight starts. The White Sox boast four hitters with an ISO of over .200 against lefties so they definitely have the power to take advantage of that. As always the White Sox are reasonably priced with Yolmer Sanchez standing out as a particular bargain. Avisail Garcia, Jose Abreu and Todd Frazier join Sanchez as my favorite White Sox hitters today. The White Sox are unlikely to be overly popular tonight on DK and make for a nice stack to help you fit in some top pitchers.
Avisail Garcia .481 WOBA, .200 ISO
Jose Abreu .444 WOBA, .219 ISO
Todd Frazier .326 WOBA, .200 ISO
Yolmer Sanchez .457 WOBA, .304 ISO
Expected ownership: Low
Toronto Blue Jays
Opposing pitcher: Chris Tillman (R)
Chris Tillman is 1-0 with a 2.89 ERA this season. Those aren’t really numbers we want to stack against, however when we look deeper we see some issues with Tillman’s performance. The first thing we notice is that both of his starts came against bottom three offenses vs right handed pitching. Second thing we notice is the high volume of baserunners he is allowing with five walks and 11 hits in 9.1 innings of work. The Blue Jays bats have been heating up recently and I like them in this matchup even without suspended leadoff hitter Kevin Pillar. Jose Bautista, Kendrys Morales, Justin Smoak and Devon Travis are all hitting the ball well lately after a slow start to the year.
Jose Bautista .336 WOBA, .197 ISO
Kendrys Morales .314 WOBA, .212 ISO
Justin Smoak .325 WOBA, .216 ISO
Devon Travis .235 WOBA, .135 ISO
Expected ownership: Medium