MLB DFS Top Stacks for Tuesday 8-22-23
Welcome to our MLB DFS Top Stacks article for Tuesday 8/22/23. In today’s edition, we’ll uncover the top stack contenders that promise to elevate your DraftKings and FanDuel lineups. Get ready for some valuable insights into the hottest picks and the most promising strategies to boost your chances of a winning night.
Atlanta Braves: Unleashing Offensive Firepower
Why the Braves?
Leading the charge in wRC+ (121) and ISO (.221) against right-handed pitchers in 2023, the Atlanta Braves are poised to dominate. Their batting prowess is undeniable, boasting a staggering wRC+ of 136 and ISO of .224 in the past 30 days. Even on home turf, they’ve shown no mercy, securing second place in wRC+ (127) and maintaining the top spot in ISO (.236) this season.
Taking on Tylor Megill
Their target? Tylor Megill. His struggles against both lefties and righties have been glaring, surrendering a .372 wOBA to the former and a .361 wOBA to the latter. In his most recent outing, he barely managed to contain the Pirates, allowing nine base runners over five innings. The Braves, on the other hand, scored six runs (five earned) off him in a mere 5.1 innings not long ago.
The Braves’ offensive trio packs a serious punch, totaling a staggering 100 home runs. To put this in perspective, their combined firepower surpasses the entire Guardians team’s home run count. While it’s true that stacking this powerhouse comes at a price, the potential upside is undeniable.
Atlanta lines up perfectly for Tuesday’s showdown – a favorable hitting environment, a potent lineup, and a promising matchup. Despite Megill’s name recognition, his 6.3 K-BB% and a 5.32 SIERA expose his vulnerability. Atlanta’s lineup has a golden opportunity to exploit these weaknesses and rack up points. Just remember that while the hitters’ price point can be a concern, there are some hidden pitcher values that might balance out the equation.
Dodgers: Exploiting Syndergaard’s Struggles
Thor, as they call him, hasn’t exactly been living up to his godly reputation on the mound. His recent performance against the Reds was nothing short of a disaster, allowing six runs (five earned) over 4.1 innings. This marks the fifth time in his last seven starts that he’s given up a minimum of five runs.
Facing the Dodgers
In this precarious state, Syndergaard faces the Dodgers, a team that stands tall with the third-highest run tally in the league. Among the standout contributors, Mookie Betts continues to impress, batting a remarkable .408 with seven home runs and six doubles over his last 19 games. The Dodgers’ offensive prowess combined with Syndergaard’s struggles could spell big points for your lineup.
Baltimore Orioles: The Underdog Strategy
Kikuchi’s Formidable Streak
Yusei Kikuchi might appear as a formidable barrier to stacking the Baltimore Orioles. With an impressive 1.44 ERA in his previous four starts, many might be inclined to pass over this offense. His 3.20 xFIP during that period only adds to his aura.
However, there’s a chink in his armor. Kikuchi’s vulnerability against right-handed batters is evident in his .322 wOBA allowed this season. This is where the Orioles can seize an opportunity. With an above-average offense against lefties and a strong showing at home, they might just surprise the skeptics.
Risk and Reward
While not a foolproof strategy, stacking the Orioles is a contrarian move that could pay off in grand fashion. Often, it’s the underutilized but above-average offenses that yield unexpected rewards in GPPs. Betting on the Orioles might just catapult your team to a triumphant payday if things fall into place.
Pittsburgh Pirates: Capitalizing on Wainwright’s Woes
The Pittsburgh Pirates have recently proven their mettle by overpowering the Cardinals. While their offense might not be a headline grabber, the matchup against Adam Wainwright presents a golden opportunity.
Wainwright’s stats this year are less than inspiring. With an 8.42 ERA, 7.70 xERA, and 5.73 xFIP in 16 starts, it’s clear that age is catching up with the 41-year-old righty. His inability to handle both lefties and righties is evident, with a staggering 1.86 HR/9.
This sets the stage for the Pirates to unleash their potential once again. Their offensive output against Wainwright could be explosive, and savvy DFS players could make the most of this favorable situation.
In the dynamic world of MLB DFS, the right stack can make all the difference. Whether you’re eyeing the offensive prowess of the Atlanta Braves, the Dodgers’ advantage against struggling Syndergaard, the underdog potential of the Baltimore Orioles, or the Pirates’ chance to exploit Wainwright’s woes, the right stack strategy can set your lineup on the path to victory. So choose wisely, and let the runs roll in!
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