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.
Tampa Bay Rays
The Rays face Nick Martinez and the Texas Rangers tonight. In his career, Martinez has allowed a .347 wOBA to left-handed hitters and an even worse .354 to righties. Despite their high strikeout numbers, the Rays in this stack all have a .334 wOBA or better against right-handed pitching, and Corey Dickerson is one of the slate’s highest-rated hitters. The Rays could have high ownership, but there are a number of lineups with high implied totals today, so their ownership might not be as high as it otherwise would be. Pro subscribers can review ownership rates after lineup lock via our DFS Ownership Dashboard.
The top five-man DraftKings stack in the Bales Model belongs to the Colorado Rockies. Looking at our Vegas Dashboard, you can see the Rockies have a slate-high 5.9 implied run total:
With an incredibly high .163 ISO differential, Trevor Story is a great play despite being expected to bat seventh. He’s emerging from his early-season slump, posting an average batted ball distance of 281 feet over the last 15 days. It is not surprising to see the Rockies as the top stack of the slate, as they are at Coors Field, which has historically been the most hitter-friendly park in the league, which helps explain why Charlie Blackmon, expected to lead off (per our Lineups page), is the slate’s most expensive hitter. This stack won’t come cheap — it’s one of the slate’s most expensive options — but Coors hitters tend to end their salaries.
New York Mets
The top four-man FanDuel Pro Trends stack belongs to the New York Mets:
Michael Conforto is one of four Mets with at least eight Pro Trends on this slate, and his 93 percent Bargain Rating leads the team. Conforto has stepped up for the Mets this season, as indicated by his +5.59 Plus/Minus. All four stacked Mets are hitting the ball well recently with batted ball distances of at least 240 feet. Their 50 percent hard hit rate over the same time frame is also incredibly impressive.
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