MLB DFS Top Stacks for Thursday 4/6/23
The Colorado Rockies are a great stack option for today’s MLB slate due to their favorable matchup against Josiah Gray of the Washington Nationals. Gray has struggled against right-handed power hitters like C.J. Cron, allowing an .856 OPS over the past two seasons.
Cron is an excellent option for today’s slate. Additionally, Gray has allowed a .681 slugging percentage against top-tier hitters like Kris Bryant over the last 2 years. Charlie Blackmon and Ryan McMahon are also strong choices, with Gray allowing a .662 slugging percentage against left-handed batters.
While some of the other players on the Rockies roster may have limited matchup data or lower DK projections, they can still be considered as valuable additions to a stack, especially if they have a high well-hit rate or OPS against right-handed pitchers like Gray.
Overall, the Rockies’ hitters have a 4-star (out of 5) matchup against Gray, making them top stack option for today’s MLB slate.
Toronto Blue Jays
The Toronto Blue Jays present a great stack opportunity for today’s MLB slate due to their favorable matchup against Jordan Lyles of the Kansas City Royals. Lyles has struggled against right-handed power hitters like Vladimir Guerrero Jr., who has a .742 slugging percentage in his last 208 plate appearances against right-handed pitchers with a similar repertoire to Lyles over the last two seasons.
Additionally, Lyles has allowed a high slugging percentage against right-handers with low strikeout rates like Bo Bichette, who has a .502 slugging percentage in his last 347 plate appearances against similar pitchers.
Daulton Varsho and Brandon Belt also have solid matchup data, with both players slugging above .600 in their last 85 and 83 plate appearances, respectively, against right-handed pitchers with a similar repertoire to Lyles.
While George Springer has struggled against Lyles in the past, he remains a viable option as he is part of a Blue Jays lineup that has an OPS of .830 against soft-throwing right-handed pitchers like Lyles over the last two years.
Overall, the Blue Jays’ hitters have a 4-star average matchup against Lyles, making them an excellent stack option for today’s MLB slate.
The Washington Nationals have a mixed bag of matchups against Kyle Freeland of the Colorado Rockies. Jeimer Candelario is a standout option, with a .980 OPS against left-handed pitchers with a similar repertoire to Freeland in the past two seasons.
Victor Robles also has a solid matchup, with a .619 slugging percentage in his last 23 plate appearances against left-handed pitchers like Freeland. Keibert Ruiz has a favorable matchup, as Freeland has allowed a .472 slugging percentage against left-handed batters who hit for high average like Ruiz over the last two years.
However, some Nationals hitters like Joey Meneses and Dominic Smith have struggled recently, with low DK projections and poor recent performance. Some other Nationals hitters have limited matchup data, but can still be considered as potential value picks, like Alex Call, Ildemaro Vargas, and Riley Adams.
Overall, the Nationals’ hitters have a 3-star average matchup against Freeland, making them a decent option for today’s MLB slate.
Chicago White Sox
The Chicago White Sox have a favorable matchup against left-handed pitcher Alex Wood of the San Francisco Giants on today’s MLB slate. The White Sox have several strong options for their stack, including Luis Robert Jr., who has a .302 batting average at home over the past two seasons, and Tim Anderson, who is slugging .562 in his last 32 plate appearances against pitchers with a similar repertoire to Wood.
Andrew Vaughn is also a solid choice, however, there is limited matchup data. Yoan Moncada has struggled against left-handers with high groundball rates like Wood, batting just .196 over the past two seasons, however, Jake Burger is a power-hitting right-handed batter who has a favorable matchup, with Wood allowing a slugging percentage of .548 against right-handed batters who hit for power.
Yasmani Grandal has struggled in limited matchups against pitchers with similar repertoires to Wood, while matchup data is limited but favors Elvis Andrus. Andrew Benintendi has an OPS of .950 in 72 at-bats against pitchers with a similar repertoire to Wood over the past two seasons.
Romy Gonzalez has been slugging .519 in his last 28 plate appearances against soft-throwing left-handers like Wood. Eloy Jimenez, Gavin Sheets, Seby Zavala, Oscar Colas, and Hanser Alberto are all potential options but have limited matchup data or recent production.
Overall, the White Sox’ hitters have a strong matchup against Wood, and Robert, Anderson, and Burger are among the top options for today’s slate.
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