DFS MLB Stacks: August 8
Tom Vecchio takes a look at the MLB match-ups and picks a few spots where you may want to stack hitters in today's DFS contests.
The Brewers come in with an implied run total set at 4.98, which is one of the higher ones on the night slate. For starters, most of the Brewers are way too cheap on FanDuel tonight, so look for them over there, since you can add their full stack into any lineup. There is only one player, Christian Yelich , who is over $4K, the rest are $3.5K or below. They are up against Brett Kennedy, who will be making his first career MLB start for the Padres. This could be a bit of a rough landing spot for Kennedy, considering some of the power upside the Brewers hitters have. Eric Thames .301 ISO. Jesus Aguilar .293 ISO. Travis Shaw .253 ISO. Mike Moustakas .214 ISO. Christian Yelich .206 ISO. Jonathan Schoop .189 ISO.
Toronto Blue Jays
The Blue Jays are another team who has a good matchup and aren’t overly expensive tonight. Toronto is up against Brian Johnson , who is giving up a .336 wOBA to righties, 1.36 HR/9 to righties, a 38% fly ball rate and a 32% hard contact rate. He is really struggling with the right-handed hitters, so that is where we want to load up the Blue Jays, who have an implied run total set at 4.48. There are some really cheap options in the Toronto lineup, which will help you get up to Kershaw tonight since he is the best pitcher available. TeOscar Hernandez .287 ISO. Devon Travis .238 ISO. Aledmys Diaz .195 ISO. Luke Maile .194 ISO. Yangervis Solarte .184 ISO. Randal Grichuk .176 ISO.
New York Yankees
The Yankees should be one of the more popular stacks tonight, since they are up against a very bad pitcher and come in with a high implied run total of 5.30. That pitcher is Lucas Giolito , who comes in with this stat line vs righties, a .323 wOBA, a 1.44 HR/9, a 38% fly ball rate, and a 30% hard contact rate. He has this stat line vs lefties, a .376 wOBA, a 1.39 HR/9, a 43% fly ball rate, and a 33% hard contact rate to lefties. We all know the Yankees have plenty of power upside and really comes down to how many of them you can fit into your lineups due to their higher salaries. Gleyber Torres .244 ISO. Giancarlo Stanton .237 ISO. Didi Gregorius .228 ISO. Greg Bird .223 ISO. Miguel Andujar .194 ISO. Aaron Hicks .188 ISO.