MLB DFS Top Stacks for Wednesday 4/19/23
St. Louis Cardinals
The St. Louis Cardinals are shaping up to be a promising stack in today’s game, with favorable matchups against Arizona Diamondbacks’ left-handed pitcher, Madison Bumgarner. Led by star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, who is projected to bat third, the Cardinals have an impressive lineup that boasts strong recent performances against left-handed pitchers who rely on sliders and curves – which is Bumgarner’s preferred strategy.
Third baseman Nolan Arenado is another Cardinals’ hitter who has excelled against left-handed pitchers who rely on sliders and curves, making him a great pick for today’s game. Shortstop Tommy Edman has also been hitting well against left-handed pitchers with low strikeout rates, and he is projected to bat first in the lineup. Outfielders Tyler O’Neill and Jordan Walker are also poised for success, with both players displaying strong slugging percentages in their recent matchups against left-handed pitchers with low strikeout rates.
Catcher Willson Contreras is projected to bat fifth and has an impressive record of slugging against left-handed pitchers with low strikeout rates. And while some players like Brendan Donovan and Dylan Carlson have struggled in recent matchups against left-handed pitchers who rely on sliders and curves, they still have favorable overall matchups against Bumgarner.
In short, the Cardinals have a solid lineup of hitters with recent successes against left-handed pitchers who use sliders and curves, which bodes well for today’s game against Bumgarner. With a mix of power hitters and those who excel at getting on base, the Cardinals stack has the potential to generate significant points and should not be overlooked in daily fantasy baseball lineups.
New York Mets
The New York Mets are facing off against the Los Angeles Dodgers, and there are some intriguing matchups to watch for. One player to keep an eye on is Pete Alonso, who has been on fire against right-handed pitchers with a similar repertoire to Noah Syndergaard. In his last 108 plate appearances, Alonso has slugged .588, and he’s projected to bat fourth in the lineup. Another player who could have a big game is Starling Marte, who has an OPS of .821 in 69 at-bats against righties like Syndergaard over the last two seasons.
Brandon Nimmo is also a player to watch for. In his last five days, he has an OPS of 1.004, and he’s projected to lead off for the Mets. While Francisco Lindor has struggled at times this season, he does have a decent track record against right-handed pitching on the road, slugging .487 in 577 at-bats over the last year.
If you’re looking for a value play, Mark Canha could be a good choice. He has an OPS of .886 in 157 at-bats against righties with low strikeout rates over the last two seasons. However, Jeff McNeil has struggled against righties with a similar repertoire to Syndergaard, batting just .211 in 76 at-bats.
In terms of potential sleepers, keep an eye on Tommy Pham. He has a wOBA of .372 in his last 121 plate appearances against righties like Syndergaard. On the flip side, Eduardo Escobar has struggled against righties with a similar repertoire to Syndergaard, batting just .215 in 79 at-bats.
Overall, the Mets hitters have a 3-star average matchup against Syndergaard, so there’s potential for some big performances. While some players may have struggled against righties with a similar repertoire to Syndergaard in the past, there’s always the chance for a breakout game.
The Philadelphia Phillies are set to take on the Chicago White Sox, and they’ll be relying on some key players to make an impact. Kyle Schwarber leads the charge with an impressive .706 slugging percentage in his last 231 plate appearances against right-handers with low strikeout rates, just like White Sox pitcher Mike Clevinger. Trea Turner also looks to continue his success against Clevinger, having already slugged .833 with two extra base hits in just 12 at-bats against him.
J.T. Realmuto will be another key contributor to the Phillies’ offense with his .491 slugging percentage in his last 187 plate appearances against similar pitchers. Alec Bohm has been hot lately, slugging .522 in just 67 at-bats this season, and Bryson Stott is expected to be a solid contributor despite his recent struggles against pitchers with similar repertoires to Clevinger.
While Nick Castellanos has struggled in his limited at-bats against Clevinger, Brandon Marsh looks to have the advantage in his matchup against the White Sox pitcher. Edmundo Sosa has also been a reliable contributor against right-handers with low strikeout rates, boasting an OPS of .827 in his last 87 at-bats against them. Garrett Stubbs and Jake Cave are both intriguing options with limited matchup data, but Stubbs has shown some pop in his last 18 plate appearances against right-handers who rely heavily on the slider, like Clevinger.
Josh Harrison and Kody Clemens will need to step up their game, as they’ve struggled in their respective matchups against Clevinger’s pitch repertoire. Finally, Cristian Pache will need to improve his performance against right-handers with low strikeout rates, as he’s only managed a meager 8.5% well-hit rate in his last 47 at-bats against them.
Overall, the Phillies have a solid lineup that could make a significant impact in their matchup against Clevinger and the White Sox. Look for Schwarber and Turner to continue their success against the pitcher, while Realmuto and Bohm provide consistent production for the team. If the rest of the lineup can step up and perform to their potential, the Phillies could come out on top.
Kansas City Royals
The Kansas City Royals are gearing up to face off against the Texas Rangers, and here are a few key players we expect to lead the charge. Bobby Witt Jr. has been on fire lately, slugging .500 in his last 58 plate appearances against left-handers with low strikeout rates, just like Rangers pitcher Martin Perez. Salvador Perez, on the other hand, will need to overcome his struggles against Perez, having only managed a .188 batting average in 16 at-bats against him.
Vinnie Pasquantino has been a standout performer in his limited plate appearances against left-handers with high groundball rates like Perez, slugging .545 in his last 13 plate appearances. Hunter Dozier also has a history of success against Perez, having hit two home runs in his last 21 at-bats against him.
Edward Olivares has been a reliable contributor against pitchers with a similar repertoire to Perez, slugging .724 in his last 35 plate appearances against them. Matt Duffy has also been a solid performer at home, batting .296 in his last 125 at-bats at home over the last year. MJ Melendez will need to improve his performance against Perez, as he’s only managed a .167 batting average in six at-bats against him.
Franmil Reyes has struggled in his last five games with a wOBA of just .279 in 12 plate appearances, but he still has the potential to make an impact for the Royals. Jackie Bradley Jr. will need to step up his game, as he’s yet to record a hit against Perez in his limited at-bats against him.
Overall, the Royals have a solid lineup with some key contributors who could make a significant impact in their matchup against Perez and the Rangers. Look for Witt Jr. and Pasquantino to continue their success against left-handers, while Dozier and Olivares provide consistent production for the team. If the rest of the lineup can step up and perform to their potential, the Royals could come out on top.
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