MLB Stacks of the Night: Wednesday May 17th

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.  Before we dig in, check out our amazing offers we have for MLB!

Detroit Tigers

Opposing pitcher: Ubaldo Jimenez (R)

With the return to health of Miggy Cabrera and JD Martinez the Detroit Tigers are back to being the powerful deep lineup that we are used to seeing. Tonight they get a home matchup against the inconsistent Ubaldo Jimenez. In his six starts this season Jimenez has allowed more than five runs in half of them. For the season Jimenez has a 6.46 FIP and has allowed 8 homeruns in 33.2 innings. The top six hitters for the Tigers are all in play and are a good option to stack tonight. JD Martinez, Miggy Cabrera and Justin Upton are my three favorite options and all are priced under $4,500 on DK tonight. I expect most of them to see high ownership.

Miggy Cabrera .290 WOBA, .179 ISO

JD Martinez .651 WOBA, .667 ISO

Justin Upton .387 WOBA, .292 ISO

Nick Castellanos .299 WOBA, .148 ISO

Expected ownership: High

Chicago Cubs

Opposing pitcher: Scott Feldman (R)

The Chicago Cubs get another crack today at a below average right handed starter in prime hitting conditions after putting up 9 runs on Bronson Arroyo and the Reds bullpen yesterday. Today it’s Scott Feldman taking the mound for the Reds at Wrigley Field. Although Feldman has a respectable 4.09 FIP for the year he has benefited from a 76.9% LOB rate and a .269 BABIP both of which look due for regression. The Cubs have a few hitters priced too cheap as Addison Russell, Wilson Contreras and Ian Happ are all under $3,300 on DK. Taking a couple of those guys should allow you to fit in Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and Kyle Schwarber as well as some solid pitching. The Cubs should be very popular again tomorrow and Ian Happ might be the highest owned player with a salary of just $2,700 on DK.

Anthony Rizzo .322 WOBA, .167 ISO

Kris Bryant .354 WOBA, .189 ISO

Kyle Schwarber .295 WOBA, .175 ISO

Ian Happ .606 WOBA, .571 ISO

Expected ownership: High

Texas Rangers

Opposing pitcher: Zach Eflin (R)

Zach Eflin has a solid 2.81 ERA this season but his underlying numbers suggest problems ahead. He has a 4.34 FIP and an unsustainably low BABIP of .235 and LOB rate of 82.2% in 2017. His main issue as noted before is with giving up lots of hard contact to lefthanded hitters at a rate of 37.5% in 2017 and 35.9% for his career. The Rangers have a few powerful lefties to try to take advantage of this in Joey Gallo, Nomar Mazara, Shin-Soo Choo and Rougned Odor.

Nomar Mazara .361 WOBA, .221 ISO

Rougned Odor .296 WOBA, .220 ISO

Shin-Soo Choo .336 WOBA, .147 ISO

Mike Napoli .279 WOBA, .221 ISO

Expected ownership: Low

Mike Mellings

Started playing DFS in 2013 during MLB season, qualified for the Draftstreet Baseball Championship in 2014. Play all sports, specializing in MLB and NHL. Find me on Twitter at @klinkdfs

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