Fanduel Stacks of the Day – August 11th
August 11, 2017 | Bhillman42
Yesterday was filled with stud pitching. Today’s big slate we have two obvious pitchers at the top with solid matchups: Nelson and Wood. If I were to choose one it’s probably Nelson mostly due to the fact that he has been very consistent as of late. From there you can make an argument that Carrasco against the Rays strikeout potential is solid…I’m staying away due to Carrasco’s 13 total FD points in his past two starts. Duffy is intriguing against the White Sox. Call me crazy, but I actually like Jackson here tonight against the Giants. He has had 14 strikeouts his past two starts and the Giants have one of the lowest wOBAs on the slate (just a thought). For right now I’m going to stick with the top two guys unless I find convincing evidence to go elsewhere. Let’s take a look at tonight’s stacks:
LOS ANGELES DODGERS
What do you do with a team that just put up eight runs, nine hits, three extra base hits against a lefty the previous night and they face another poor lefty? You guessed it…stack them and stack them all! Clayton Richard hasn’t given up a homer to lefties this year in the 152 batters he has faced…that’s impressive. What’s not impressive are his stat lines against RHBs:
VS RHBs: wOBA 0.386, slugging 0.545, 1.55 HR/9, 2.92 BB/9, 36% HC
For a team that has a team wOBA of 0.348 and team ISO of 0.212, these guys are a must play in all formats here tonight! A stat line I totally missed last night was how good Hernandez is against LHP: over 0.400 wOBA and over 0.300 ISO. Not to mention he is only $2.2k on FD. Justin Turner is just inhuman when it comes to hitting lefties: 0.522 wOBA and 0.357 ISO. And the best part is he is under $4k and the tenth highest price third baseman! Forsythe hits lefties and is four for four against Richards with two RBI. Barnes, if he plays, is a solid play at catcher with three hits and a home run in six at bats against Richard…not to mention his stellar numbers against lefties. Taylor is an obvious play here if you can fit him in your lineups. Not telling you to shy away from Seager or Bellinger, but I can’t bring myself to play them. Stack this team and enjoy!
What better team to stack right now than the hot bats of the Twins going up against Anibal Sanchez. The Twins have averaged six runs over the past seven games and everyone has been on the hit parade. Sign me up for a stack against Sanchez who has given up 4.4 runs over his past five starts (five bombs in his last) and his awesome numbers:
VS LHBs: 0.354 wOBA, 0.504 slugging, 1.82 HR/9, 2.60 BB/9, 30.8% HC
VS RHBs: 0.429 wOBA, 0.633 slugging, 3.12 HR/9, 2.60 BB/9, 42.7% HC
As mentioned, these Twins have been hot as of late. Two big righties tonight in Sano and Dozier are in prime spots. They have 36 combined home runs against RHP and three combined bombs against Sanchez. From the left side of the plate I love Max Kepler here in this spot. He is their second best hitter vs. righties and has two home runs in 12 at bats against Sanchez. Rosario has averaged 18.8 FD points in his past five games with three home runs in that stretch. He will be in my lineups as he has the teams best wOBA against RHP. This four man stack has some serious upside here.
KANSAS CITY ROYALS
With winds blowing out to right, 5.05 projected runs, and they face off against Reynaldo Lopez who is making his first start since September of last year. I will be targeting RHBs in this matchup tonight first, but will not shy away from some of the middle of the order power. Lopez has allowed a wOBA of 0.382 and slugging of 0.471 to righties in his career (all from last year). Even though in the 96 RHB’s he faced, Lopez didn’t give up a home run, I am not worried with the slugging and wOBA. I will load up on Merrifield and Cain at the top of the order for the Royals. Cain has been super consistent and Merrifield just ended a six game hitting streak. I am 100% for a mini two man stack with these too guys but if you want to go with a four man stack, Homer and Moustakas are KCs best hitters against RHP. Even though Lopez has kept lefties in check, he has a 1.42 HR/9 rate against lefties. With winds blowing out to right, these guys are in a prime spot to go yard. I don’t see this as being a high owned stack, so roll this lineup out tonight.
TIGERS: Cabrera, Kinsler, Upton (can use them with the Twins for a nice game stack)
NATS: Harper, Murphy, Goodwin (high owned…use in cash or gpp)
BREWERS: Braun (one of my favs tonight), Shaw, Thames, Pina (Bailey is better on the road…not saying much)
SEATTLE: Cruz and Cano (three bombs each off of Nolasco)