MLB DFS Top Stacks for Monday 4/10/23 Early Slate
Tampa Bay Rays
The Tampa Bay Rays are among the top teams to target on the early slate of MLB DFS contests on Monday 4/10/23. The team is projected to face Nick Pivetta of the Boston Red Sox, and several Rays batters have favorable matchups against him. Randy Arozarena and Brandon Lowe are two batters who have performed well against Pivetta in the past. Arozarena is slugging .714 with 3 extra base hits in 14 AB’s, while Lowe has taken Pivetta deep 2 times in his last 16 PA’s against him.
Yandy Diaz and Wander Franco are also solid options, as they are projected to hit high in the batting order and have favorable matchup categories. Despite their limited track records against Pivetta, Isaac Paredes, Luke Raley, Manuel Margot, Josh Lowe, Harold Ramirez, Christian Bethancourt, and Francisco Mejia all have the potential to make an impact in your DFS lineup due to their favorable team matchup rating.
The Rays hitters have an average matchup rating of 3.5 stars against Pivetta, making them an attractive stack option for Monday’s early slate.
The Houston Astros are another team to consider for stacking on Monday’s early slate of MLB DFS contests. The team is projected to face Roansy Contreras of the Pittsburgh Pirates, who has an ERA of 5.15 against right-handed starters with above-average flyball rates like those of the Astros since last year.
Yordan Alvarez is a top option for the Astros, with an OPS of .978 in 39 PA’s this season. Kyle Tucker is another strong candidate, slugging .676 in his last 78 PA’s against right-handers who rely heavily on both the slider and curve like Contreras over the last 2 seasons. Alex Bregman and Jose Abreu are also projected to hit high in the batting order and have favorable matchup categories against Contreras. Chas McCormick is a budget-friendly option who has a high potential rating despite batting just .211 against hard-throwing right-handed pitchers like Contreras over the last 2 seasons.
Jeremy Pena, David Hensley, Martin Maldonado, Mauricio Dubon, Jake Meyers, Corey Julks, and Yainer Diaz are all viable options who have varying levels of potential based on their individual matchup data against pitchers like Contreras.
Overall, the Astros have a strong team matchup rating against Contreras and could be a valuable stack option for Monday’s early slate.
The Baltimore Orioles could be a viable stack option in Monday’s early slate of MLB DFS contests against left-handed pitcher JP Sears of the Oakland Athletics. Left-handed starters have an ERA of 3.24 against the Orioles since last season, making Cedric Mullins, who has a favorable matchup against Sears, a top option. Despite a recent slump, Mullins has a solid Well-Hit Rate of 5.9% in 17 AB’s over the last 5 days. Ryan Mountcastle is another strong candidate, with a career slugging percentage of .508 against left-handers who rely heavily on the slider like Sears. However, Mountcastle is only 1-for-5 against Sears in their last six head-to-head matchups.
Adley Rutschman has struggled against left-handers in his young career, slugging just .339 against them over the last two seasons. Anthony Santander has also been struggling recently, batting just .133 over the last five days. Austin Hays, on the other hand, has a favorable matchup against Sears despite a hitless streak of 13 AB’s over the last five days. Jorge Mateo‘s matchup data is limited, but it favors him, making him a viable option.
Ramon Urias has struggled against left-handers who rely heavily on the slider like Sears, with a wOBA of just .202 in his last 55 PA’s against them over the last 2 seasons. Gunnar Henderson and Ryan McKenna have also struggled against left-handers with low strikeout rates and heavily-relied on sliders, respectively. James McCann has limited matchup data but also has a favorable matchup rating.
Overall, the Orioles have an average matchup rating of 2.5 stars against Sears, making them a risky but potentially high-reward stack option for Monday’s early slate.
he Oakland Athletics have a favorable matchup against Kyle Gibson of the Baltimore Orioles, making them an appealing stack option for DFS contests on April 10th, 2023. Tony Kemp is projected to lead off and is favored in his matchup against Gibson, although limited data is available. Jesus Aguilar has a strong track record against right-handers with high groundball rates like Gibson, slugging .505 in his last 225 PA’s over the past 2 seasons.
Jace Peterson and Aledmys Diaz have struggled against Gibson in the past, but are still projected to hit high in the batting order. Ramon Laureano has had success against Gibson in the past, hitting 2 home runs in his last 18 plate appearances against him. Shea Langeliers and Conner Capel are budget-friendly options, with Langeliers struggling against right-handed pitchers with a similar repertoire to Gibson over the last 2 seasons, and Capel having a low wOBA in his last 10 plate appearances against similar pitchers.
Esteury Ruiz is projected to hit at the bottom of the order, but his limited matchup data favors Gibson. Ryan Noda is another option, but has not had much success against right-handed pitchers recently.
Overall, the Athletics hitters have a 1.5 star average matchup rating against Gibson, making them an attractive stack option for DFS contests on April 10th, 2023.
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