DFS MLB Stacks: June 11
Ben Scherr takes a look at today's MLB slate and offers up his favorite DFS stacks to play in both cash and GPP contests on FanDuel and DraftKings.
Only 8 games for the Sunday main slate this afternoon. While I do believe today's Rockies//Cubs game will be what we expected yesterday with the same hitting conditions, I feel you can have exposure to that game, but will provide some alternatives. Even with strong winds, the Cubs weren’t able to put the ball in play at all.
As always, things can change based on lineups and weather, so do stay up to date using the Playbook Pro tools. Below are my favorite stack options for the day. Good luck!
New York Combo
The two teams from New York scored a combined 30 runs in their three games yesterday. Today, the Yankees face Kevin Gausman for the fourth time this season already. Gausman has an ERA of 7.71 on the road this season (Rank: 98th of 101 qualified SPs in MLB), and allowing a .323 batting average against him this season. During the Yankees four game win streak, they have 13 HR’s and are batting .369. While the entire Yankees team is on fire, Judge is batting .417 with six homers and 16 runs against Baltimore this year.
While the Yankees, are a top play, pairing them with some cheap Mets may help you afford a top pitcher today. They face a solid pitcher today in Garcia, who has four straight quality starts, but after a doubleheader yesterday, we may find some value in their lineup if Lagares, Flores, or Rivera are in the top of the order. Mets hitters are slugging .510 on the road this season (Rank: 1st of 30 in MLB), as well as leading the league in hitting a homer every 18.4 at bats on the road. You can probably avoid the Mets left-handed bats if they start any today.
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Alternative Stack: If some cheap Cubs or Rockies backups make the lineup today, you can pair them with the Yankees.
May not be a popular play today, but a stack from the state of Pennsylvania could be an interesting route to take. The Pirates are up against their old teammate Jeff Locke today for the Marlins. He’s had two starts this year, and although he wasn’t rocked, Locke as a starter has an ERA of 7.55 on the road since the start of 2016 (Rank: 169th of 172 qualified SPs in MLB; League Avg: 4.58). The Pirates offense has scored seven runs in both of their last two games, and are looking to improve their OPS of just .704 (1,132 PAs) at home this season (Rank: 26th of 30 in MLB).
The other team from the same state, the Phillies, have a matchup on the road vs Wainwright today. After four starts where he allowed a combined one earned run, Adam was rocked by Cincy in his last start for 9 runs. They’ve scored only four runs over their past four games, but on two pitcher sites, you can go this route to take two top pitchers. Many will go the hitting route with cheap pitching, so this provides you a different option. While Phillies hitters have missed 34.4% (589/1,710) of swung-on pitches on non-fastballs this season (Rank: 27th of 30 in MLB), Wainwright is hit or miss, and 89 degrees in St Louis with the wind blowing out puts them in play.
*Alternative to this stack: Full stack Phillies and Cardinals.