MLB DFS Top Stacks for Opening Day 2023
Braves at Nationals (Patrick Corbin)
When it comes to stacking in MLB DFS, it’s hard to ignore the potential of the Atlanta Braves lineup going up against Patrick Corbin and the struggling Washington Nationals. With Corbin’s ERA steadily increasing over the years, it’s no surprise that the Braves are a popular choice for stacking on Opening Day 2023.
The top of the Braves lineup features some serious firepower, including Austin Riley and Ozzie Albies, who have proven their ability to crush lefties like Corbin. Last season, Riley hit an impressive 38 home runs, while Albies managed 30 home runs and 20 stolen bases, despite dealing with injuries. Sean Murphy, the Braves’ trade acquisition, is expected to be behind the plate on Opening Day and could provide some serious value with his hitting prowess.
Overall, the Braves stack against the Nationals and Corbin is a solid choice for both tournament and cash games. So, if you’re looking to start the season off with a bang, consider stacking some Braves on Opening Day 2023.
Twins at Royals (Zack Greinke)
When it comes to stacking in MLB DFS, sometimes it’s worth taking a risk on a group of players who may not be the most reliable. The Twins stack against Zack Greinke and the Kansas City Royals on Opening Day 2023 is a perfect example of this strategy.
While Greinke may have had a storied career, his age and lack of velocity make him a prime target for hitters. With a 4.03 FIP in 2022 and a low strikeout rate, it’s clear that Greinke is not the same pitcher he once was. This is where the Twins’ stack comes in.
Byron Buxton is the centerpiece of this stack, a player who is a perennial top performer when healthy. Despite his injury concerns, Buxton has managed to slug .558 over the last four seasons and hit an impressive 28 home runs in just 92 games last year. Carlos Correa, back with the Twins, proved to be a solid contributor in his first season with the team, hitting 22 home runs and slashing .291/.366/.467 in 136 games.
Joey Gallo is the wildcard of this stack, a player who struggled at times last year but still managed to hit 17 home runs against righties. Gallo’s power potential is undeniable, and he could easily walk into a home run against Greinke.
While this stack may not be the safest option, it’s a solid choice for those willing to take a risk. The potential for big payoffs from Buxton, Correa, and Gallo is too great to ignore, and if they can stay healthy and find their groove early in the season, they could be a top stack for Opening Day 2023.
Blue Jays at Cardinals (Miles Mikolas)
The Blue Jays lineup is already considered one of the best in baseball, and it’s even more enticing when they’re facing off against a pitcher like Miles Mikolas. While Mikolas has had some success in his career, he’s far from a dominant force on the mound. This makes the Blue Jays stack a strong choice for Opening Day 2023.
Leading the charge is Vladimir Guerrero, who despite having a slightly down year in 2022, still managed to hit an impressive 32 home runs while batting .274. Guerrero has a career .862 OPS, and while he struggled against lefties last season, he still posted an .841 OPS against righties.
George Springer is another key player in this stack, although his injury history may be cause for concern. When healthy, Springer is a top performer, as evidenced by his 25 home runs and 14 stolen bases in just 133 games last year. With an .840 OPS on the road, Springer has proven he can deliver even away from home.
Daulton Varsho is a new addition to the Blue Jays lineup, but his power and speed make him a solid choice for stacking. Despite hitting for a low average, Varsho managed to hit 27 home runs and steal 16 bases with the Diamondbacks in 2022. What’s even more impressive is that he had a higher OPS on the road than at home.
Overall, this Blue Jays stack is a solid choice for DFS players looking to start the season off on the right foot. With Guerrero, Springer, and Varsho all capable of delivering big numbers, they could easily be a top stack for Opening Day 2023. So, if you’re looking for a surefire way to win big, consider stacking the Blue Jays against Mikolas and the Cardinals.
Red Sox vs Kyle Gibson
One option to consider is the Boston Red Sox, who have a favorable matchup against the Baltimore Orioles and their starter Kyle Gibson. Rafael Devers is a standout player on this team with a killer bat, having posted an .879 OPS and 27 home runs in 141 games last season. Additionally, Triston Casas is a cheaper option to save on salary, but has flashed power in the minors and shown extreme patience at the plate, even walking 20% of the time in his 100 plate major league appearances last season.
Reds vs Mitch Keller
Another potential stack is the Cincinnati Reds play in one of the best hitters’ parks and have a decent matchup against Mitch Keller of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Tyler Stephenson is a mid-800s OPS guy when healthy, hitting in the middle of the order and a decent value at the catcher position on DraftKings. Jonathan India also possesses power/speed potential and hit 21 home runs and stole 12 bases back in 2021, making him an intriguing option in the leadoff slot for the Reds.
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