This series uses the FantasyLabs Tools to analyze MLB stacks in the day’s slate. The series does not provide play or fade recommendations. It provides analysis.
New York Yankees
With the Lineup Builder, it’s easy to incorporate stacks into DFS rosters. The top four-man FanDuel stack in the Bales Player Model belongs to the Yankees, who have an implied total of 4.9 runs (per our Vegas Dashboard):
The potent Yankees offense take on Baltimore righty, Dylan Bundy. While Bundy limited the Yankees to two runs in one of his last two starts, his Statcast data leaves something to be desired. Bundy has allowed a recent batted ball distance of 246 feet, exit velocity of 91 miles per hour, and fly ball rate of 52 percent. These stacked Yankees are crushing the ball right now, as they all boast exceptional Statcast data, especially Aaron Judge, who leads this stack with a recent batted ball distance of 271 feet. It’s difficult to ignore baseball’s second-highest scoring team.
Los Angeles Dodgers
One of the top five-man DraftKings stacks in the CSUMRAM88 Model belongs to the Dodgers, who are one of six teams with an implied run total of at least 5.0 runs:
The Dodgers take on Reds righty Amir Garrett, who was beaten up for 21 earned runs and nine home runs over his last three starts. Garrett sports a slate-worst 2.903 HR/9 with a 1.505 WHIP, which bodes well for the Dodgers. Per our Lineups page, Chris Taylor is projected to hit sixth, and he owns an exceptional .391 wOBA and .228 ISO against left-handed pitching. On top of that, he leads the stack with a recent batted ball distance of 231 feet and exit velocity of 93 miles per hour. If history is any indicator of future success, the Dodgers could thrive against the struggling Garrett.
If you build a stack by FanDuel Pro Trends, the Diamondbacks have the slate’s top stack. Arizona has a strong Team Value Rating of 83 on FanDuel along with an implied team total of 5.2 runs:
Brewers righty Zach Davies has allowed a .331 wOBA and a .162 ISO over the last year, both of which are poor marks on the slate. Paul Goldschmidt leads the stack with eight Pro Trends, and Jake Lamb and Brandon Drury have seven. Historically (per our Trends tool), batters with 7-8 Pro Trends average a +2.96 FanDuel Plus/Minus with a solid 49.3 percent Consistency Rating. Chase Field is historically a hitter-friendly park, and the Brewers-Diamondbacks game has a slate-best Weather Rating of 81. With six teams implied for at least 5.0 runs, the field could experience fairly diffuse ownership, which Pro Subscribers can review across multiple buy-in levels using our DFS Ownership Dashboard.
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