DFS MLB Stacks: June 9 (All Day)
Howard Bender looks over all the the games on Saturday and finds both full and mini-stacks for you to use in your DFS MLB contests.
Leave it to the DFS sites to ultimately screw us over on the daytime game slates here. FanDuel is giving us an early slate of five games and a four-game main slate, but if you want those 4pm ET games, you have to play the All-Day slate which means setting up lineups before the 7pm ET games have submitted their lineup cards. Meanwhile, DK is only offering an All-Day slate which everyone hates, a 10-game day slate where lineups lock at 1pm ET and you have no clue what the 4pm ET lineups look like and then that four-game main slate. How they’re arbitrarily putting these together – obviously to maximize their profits and tilt the scales in favor of the big players who use 150 lineups a day – is just a nightmare for the regular/casual DFS players. Nothing like spending your entire Saturday chasing lineups and having to deal with excessive late swaps. I seriously can’t wait for sports wagering to be 100% legal and we can rid ourselves of this nonsense. Say goodbye, DFS…..just a matter of time before the public turns away from you and all your crap.
Anyway, let’s look at some stacks to use for today. How about just an all-in-one article. No sense in trying to chase things down for these arbitrarily-designed slates.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs Colorado Rockies
Coors slate today, people with Chad Bettis facing Matt Koch . I’m digging the Rockies lefties a little more than the D-Backs, but the two teams have the top two implied run totals on the slate and this should be a high-scoring affair. Any slice of this game you can afford should prove productive today.
The Tribe are going to be a chalk stack to use today as Mike Fiers is atrocious and the top of the order – Francisco Lindor , Michael Brantley , José Ramírez – is consistently producing at a high level. It’s pricey as all hell, but there are some ways to work around it and still get some tasty Cleveland bats in there. I don’t mind, against the righty, using that lower part of the order that’s filled with lefties – Yonder Alonso , Jason Kipnis , Lonnie Chisenhall . It worked out reasonably well yesterday as Alonso had a multi-hit game and Kipnis went yard late. Another route to take would be what I did on Wednesday’s early slate that worked out beautifully. If Rajai Davis is in the lineup, I’ll go back to my stack which wrapped 9-1-2, so I got Lindor and Brantley in there and saved some money leaving Ramirez out. Davis swiped three bases that day and all my lineups crushed.
Toronto Blue Jays
Nothing brightens my day like stacking against Kevin Gausman . There’s always a little concern with such an early start after the night game, but Gausman flat-out sucks. I may just go mini-stacks here rather than go full-blown stack just because Toronto isn’t exactly lighting up scoreboards across the league, so look for a Curtis Granderson /Yangervis Solarte or Teoscard Hernandez/Justin Smoak pairing. We’ll probably have Luke Maile catching today, so if you need a punt play and you can pair him up with Randal Grichuck who is swinging a hot bat, you may have a nice bargain tandem there to get you some bigger bats elsewhere.
San Diego Padres
Another mini-stack here as Marlins starter Dan Straily continues to struggle against left-handed bats. This Travis Jankowski /Eric Hosmer tandem has been working really well in recent weeks and could be a nice way to save a few bucks. Straily is allowing a .392 wOBA to lefty hitters and his xFIP and SIERA indicate major blow-ups coming soon.
Other Stacks & Mini-Stacks to Consider:
In his last start, Danny Duffy got hit around, so while he had a run of two nice outings, he’s back to being the trash we all know and love. Krish Davis, Matt Chapman , Marcus Semien and Stephen Piscotty should be in play today.
My favorite tandem is the Eduardo Escobar /Eddie Rosario pairing even though Rosario is a lefty. These guys have been raking all year and there’s little to no reason to think they won’t take advantage of a shaky southpaw like Tyler Skaggs . Brian Dozier fits well in here as well.
Take your pick against Steven Matz . Go pricey at the top with Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton or pay down a little and gets some Miguel Andujar and Aaron Hicks in there. You should be happy either way.