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MLB Top Stacks 5/29/24 Early Slate

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In today’s MLB DFS slate, we’ll identify the top offenses to stack against vulnerable pitchers. We’ll provide key insights, analyze matchups, and highlight statistics to justify each stack. Here’s a breakdown of the top three stacks and one under-the-radar stack for today’s games.

Top MLB DFS Stacks

1. St. Louis Cardinals vs. Frankie Montas (Cincinnati Reds)

Insights:

  • Frankie Montas’ Struggles:
    • ERA: 5.8
    • High xwOBA against left-handed hitters (.373)
    • High ISO allowed to left-handed hitters (.180)
  • Great American Ball Park:
    • Hitter-friendly park with good conditions for offense

Why Stack the Cardinals:

Key Points:

  • Montas struggles against lefties, and the Cardinals have several strong left-handed hitters.
  • Great American Ball Park is favorable for hitters, increasing the potential for home runs and extra-base hits.

2. Texas Rangers vs. Ryne Nelson (Arizona Diamondbacks)

Insights:

  • Ryne Nelson’s Struggles:
    • ERA: 5.23
    • Low strikeout rate (13.8% vs. L, 17.8% vs. R)
    • High ISO allowed to left-handed hitters (.235)
  • Globe Life Field:
    • Favorable conditions for hitters

Why Stack the Rangers:

  • Marcus Semien (R):
    • xwOBA: .328
    • ISO: .204
    • Low strikeout rate (13.9%)
  • Corey Seager (L):
    • xwOBA: .437
    • ISO: .300
    • High walk rate (12.9%)
  • Adolis Garcia (R):
    • xwOBA: .355
    • ISO: .259
    • High strikeout rate, but significant power potential

Key Points:

  • Nelson struggles against left-handed hitters, and the Rangers have powerful left-handed bats.
  • The Rangers’ lineup has a good mix of contact and power hitters, making them a strong stack candidate.

3. Philadelphia Phillies vs. Kyle Harrison (San Francisco Giants)

Insights:

  • Kyle Harrison’s Struggles:
    • High xwOBA against right-handed hitters (.335)
    • High ISO allowed to right-handed hitters (.182)
  • Oracle Park:
    • Not the most hitter-friendly park, but favorable weather conditions today

Why Stack the Phillies:

  • Kyle Schwarber (L):
    • xwOBA: .355
    • ISO: .220
    • High walk rate (16.3%)
  • J.T. Realmuto (R):
    • xwOBA: .360
    • ISO: .250
    • Versatile hitter with power and speed
  • Bryce Harper (L):
    • xwOBA: .364
    • ISO: .213
    • High walk rate (12.5%)

Key Points:

  • Harrison struggles against right-handed power hitters, and the Phillies have a mix of right-handed and left-handed power.
  • The Phillies’ lineup is deep, providing multiple stacking options.

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Under-the-Radar Stack

Cincinnati Reds vs. Andre Pallante (St. Louis Cardinals)

Insights:

  • Andre Pallante’s Struggles:
    • Low strikeout rate (13.3% vs. L, 14.7% vs. R)
    • High xwOBA against right-handed hitters (.341)
    • Struggles with control (14.1% BB% vs. R)

Why Stack the Reds:

  • Elly De La Cruz (S):
    • xwOBA: .342
    • ISO: .233
    • High strikeout rate, but significant power potential
  • Spencer Steer (R):
    • xwOBA: .334
    • ISO: .174
    • High walk rate (11%)
  • Jake Fraley (L):
    • xwOBA: .317
    • ISO: .168
    • Good balance of contact and power

Key Points:

  • Pallante’s low strikeout rate and high walk rate make him vulnerable to a team that can take advantage of free passes and generate power.
  • The Reds have a mix of power and speed in their lineup, providing upside for stacking.

Conclusion

Stacking the right teams can give you a significant edge in DFS. Today’s top stacks leverage matchups against struggling pitchers in hitter-friendly environments. Remember to monitor lineups and weather conditions before finalizing your DFS lineups.

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