MLB DFS Top Stacks for Thursday 4/27/23 Main Slate
Mets vs Trevor Williams
The New York Mets are set to face off against Washington Nationals right-hander Trevor Williams today, and there are a few Mets batters who are looking particularly strong for stacking purposes.
Brandon Nimmo is a solid leadoff option, with a low price tag and a strong .155 ISO against right-handed pitchers. Starling Marte and Francisco Lindor are also strong options, with Marte boasting a solid .156 ISO against righties and Lindor sporting an impressive .174 ISO.
But the real power in the Mets’ lineup comes from the middle of the order, where Pete Alonso and Jeff McNeil reside. Alonso is the top projected batter for the Mets, with a hefty .250 ISO against righties and a strong .355 xwOBA. McNeil, on the other hand, has a lower ISO but makes up for it with a solid 10% strikeout rate and a .332 xwOBA.
Daniel Vogelbach and Mark Canha are both interesting low-priced options, with Vogelbach boasting an impressive 24.1% strikeout rate and a .224 ISO against righties, while Canha has a strong .132 ISO and an 8.9% walk rate.
Overall, the Mets are looking like a solid stack option for today’s slate, with a mix of high-priced power bats and low-priced value plays to choose from. Keep an eye on Alonso, McNeil, and Vogelbach in particular for their high upside against Williams.
Tigers vs Kyle Gibson
Today’s MLB DFS slate features the Detroit Tigers, facing off against right-handed pitcher Kyle Gibson of the Texas Rangers. Gibson has been solid against right-handed hitters, allowing just a .160 ISO and .319 xwOBA over 112 innings pitched. However, lefties have given him more trouble with a .184 ISO and .340 xwOBA over 85.2 innings pitched.
For the Tigers, I’m eyeing their left-handed bats as potential value plays in this matchup. Zach McKinstry leads off for the Tigers and has shown some power against right-handed pitchers with a .185 ISO. Riley Greene and Kerry Carpenter are also left-handed bats that could make an impact in this matchup, with both players boasting solid walk rates and xwOBAs above .315.
The middle of the order for the Tigers features Javier Baez, who has had a down year but still possesses plenty of power potential. Nick Maton and Spencer Torkelson are also intriguing options with good power potential, though their high strikeout rates could be cause for concern.
In terms of low-owned value plays, Eric Haase could be a sneaky option with a .177 ISO against right-handed pitching this season. Matt Vierling also has some pop in his bat with a .100 ISO, and his low price tag of $2400 makes him an attractive option for tournament lineups.
Overall, while Kyle Gibson has been tough on right-handed hitters this season, the left-handed bats of the Detroit Tigers have the potential to make some noise in this matchup. Look for McKinstry, Greene, and Carpenter to lead the way for the Tigers in what could be a high-scoring affair.
Nationals vs Joey Lucchesi
The Washington Nationals are set to face left-handed pitcher Joey Lucchesi of the New York Mets. Lucchesi has limited experience against right-handed hitters this season, but he has a solid strikeout rate against them. The Nationals will look to exploit his weaknesses and stack their lineup with right-handed hitters who have the potential to produce big numbers.
Leading off for the Nationals is Alex Call, who has been solid against left-handed pitching this season with a .267 xwOBA. Lane Thomas follows him in the lineup and has been hitting well with a .171 ISO against lefties. Jeimer Candelario, who bats from both sides of the plate, has a .295 xwOBA against southpaws and provides a bit of balance to the lineup.
Joey Meneses has been one of the Nationals’ top performers against left-handed pitching this season with a .374 xwOBA and a powerful .250 ISO. He could be a key player in this stack. Dominic Smith, although a left-handed hitter, has a favorable matchup and has shown patience against lefties with a 10.4% walk rate.
Keibert Ruiz, Michael Chavis, Victor Robles, and CJ Abrams round out the lineup. Ruiz has struggled against lefties this season but has shown promise in the past. Chavis has been hitting for power with a .174 ISO against lefties, while Robles has a .293 xwOBA against them. Abrams has shown the ability to make contact with a low strikeout rate but has limited experience at the major league level.
Overall, the Nationals have a solid lineup with the potential to produce big numbers against a left-handed pitcher. The key players to target in this stack are Meneses, Thomas, and Chavis, who have all shown power against lefties this season. With the potential for low ownership, this stack could provide great value in tournaments.
Twins vs Zack Greinke
The Minnesota Twins are ready to take on the Houston Astros and pitcher Zack Greinke, and they’re bringing their top hitters to the plate. With Max Kepler leading off, the lefty is a solid choice against Greinke’s right-handed pitching, with a .342 xwOBA against righties. Kepler has also shown his patience at the plate with a 10.1% walk rate, making him a threat to get on base and disrupt Greinke’s rhythm.
Next up is Carlos Correa, who has been swinging a hot bat lately with a .335 xwOBA against righties. Correa’s 8.4% walk rate shows he has the discipline to wait for his pitch and capitalize on mistakes, making him a dangerous hitter to face.
Jorge Polanco, the switch-hitting second baseman, has been tearing up right-handed pitchers with a .378 xwOBA. His 16.5% walk rate is among the highest on the team, showing he has a keen eye for the strike zone and won’t chase pitches out of it.
Byron Buxton, the speedy center fielder, has been hitting for power with a .273 ISO against righties. His 29.7% strikeout rate may be a concern, but when he connects, he’s a force to be reckoned with.
Trevor Larnach, the left-handed outfielder, has been seeing the ball well with a 12.6% walk rate and a .332 xwOBA against righties. His .181 ISO shows he’s capable of hitting for power as well, making him a dangerous hitter in any situation.
Jose Miranda, the right-handed third baseman, has been making solid contact with a .310 xwOBA against righties. His 6.5% walk rate may be a concern, but he’s shown he can put the ball in play and advance runners.
Joey Gallo, the left-handed first baseman/outfielder, has been hitting for power with a .251 ISO against righties. His 36.6% strikeout rate may be a concern, but when he connects, he can change the game with a long ball.
Christian Vazquez, the right-handed catcher, has been putting the ball in play with an 18.0% strikeout rate and a .291 xwOBA against righties. He may not hit for power, but he’s a reliable hitter who can move runners and advance the team.
Finally, Michael A. Taylor, the right-handed outfielder, has been a solid contributor with a 25.8% strikeout rate and a .285 xwOBA against righties. He may not be a big power threat, but he can put the ball in play and advance runners with his speed.
The Minnesota Twins have a strong lineup ready to take on Zack Greinke and the Houston Astros, and they’re confident they can come out on top.
That’s all I’ve got for today
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