MLB DFS Top Stacks for Wednesday 4/5/23
Tampa Bay Rays
The Tampa Bay Rays are a team to watch out for in DFS lineups on Wednesday, April 5th, 2023. They are facing off against the Washington Nationals and their starting pitcher, Patrick Corbin. The Rays have a strong lineup with several batters who have been performing well lately.
First up, Yandy Diaz is projected to bat first and has a DK rating of 95.20. He has been slugging .671 in his last 90 plate appearances against left-handers with low strikeout rates like Corbin over the last two seasons. This could make him a valuable pick for DFS lineups.
Next, Randy Arozarena is projected to bat fourth and has a DK rating of 103.31. He has been slugging .659 in his last 90 plate appearances against pitchers with a similar repertoire to Corbin over the last two seasons. This means that he could potentially hit a home run or two, making him an excellent choice for your DFS lineup.
Wander Franco is another player to watch out for. He is projected to bat second and has a DK rating of 86.72. He has been slugging .512 in his last 45 plate appearances against pitchers with a similar repertoire to Corbin over the last two seasons. With his strong performance, he could also be a valuable addition to your DFS lineup.
Brandon Lowe, Harold Ramirez, Isaac Paredes, Manuel Margot, Francisco Mejia, and Jose Siri are also projected to be in the lineup for the Rays. While they may not be as strong as the other batters mentioned, they still have the potential to perform well and could be valuable additions to your DFS lineup.
When looking at the pitcher matchup, Corbin has a similar repertoire to other pitchers who have struggled against the Rays, with an ERA of 5.41 against them over the last year. This could work in favor of the Rays and their batters.
In summary, the Tampa Bay Rays have a strong lineup with several batters who have been performing well lately, making them a valuable choice for your DFS lineup on Wednesday, April 5th, 2023. Keep an eye on Yandy Diaz, Randy Arozarena, and Wander Franco, who have been particularly strong against pitchers with a similar repertoire to Corbin.
Boston Red Sox
The Boston Red Sox have an exciting opportunity on Wednesday, as they face the Pittsburgh Pirates at home. While the Pirates have a solid starting pitcher in Mitch Keller, the Red Sox’s batting lineup has some advantageous matchups that make them an interesting team to stack.
Leading the charge is Rafael Devers, who tops the Red Sox’s DK projections with a DK Rating of 101.88. Devers is a top-tier left-handed hitter who is projected to bat second against Keller, who has allowed a slugging percentage of .578 against batters like Devers over the past two years. With this in mind, Devers is certainly a player to target.
Another Red Sox batter to consider is Alex Verdugo. While he’s not projected as highly as Devers, Verdugo has been hot lately, with an OPS of .977 in his last 18 at-bats over the past five days. Verdugo is a left-handed batter projected to leadoff today which is obviously a favorable spot in the batting order.
Adam Duvall is projected to bat fifth for the Red Sox, and while he has struggled at home over the past year, he has a favorable matchup against Keller. Duvall is a right-handed batter who could benefit from Keller’s heavy reliance on sliders and curves.
Justin Turner is projected to bat third for the Red Sox and has a strong track record against right-handers who use both sliders and curves, like Keller. Turner has a wOBA of .373 in his last 98 plate appearances against such pitchers over the past two seasons, making him a strong play for Wednesday’s DFS slate.
The Boston Red Sox have some exciting opportunities for DFS lineups on Wednesday against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Rafael Devers and Justin Turner are two top-tier options to consider, while Alex Verdugo and Adam Duvall are also intriguing. Triston Casas and Reese McGuire have favorable matchup data, and Masataka Yoshida could provide value. Christian Arroyo and Enrique Hernandez are riskier options, but they could be worth considering in some lineups.
The Houston Astros are coming off a loss to the Detroit Tigers and are looking to get back to their winning ways today. With a number of strong hitters in their lineup, the Astros are an excellent choice for DFS players looking for a top stack option on Wednesday.
One player to watch on the Astros is Yordan Alvarez, who is projected to bat third in the lineup against Tigers pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez. Alvarez has been slugging .844 in his last 56 plate appearances against left-handers who rely heavily on the changeup, which is a pitch that Rodriguez often utilizes. This puts Alvarez in a great position to rack up fantasy points and be a key contributor to a winning DFS lineup.
Another strong option for DFS players is Kyle Tucker, who has been on fire lately with an OPS of 1.121 in his last 18 at-bats over the past five days. With a projection of batting fifth in the lineup, Tucker has the potential to bring in runs and be a significant factor in a winning stack.
Alex Bregman is another player to consider, as he has taken Rodriguez deep twice in his last 22 plate appearances against him. With a projection of batting second in the lineup, Bregman has a great opportunity to get on base and bring in runs for the Astros.
Jose Abreu is also worth considering for a stack option, as he has been slugging .588 in his last 61 plate appearances against left-handers who rely heavily on the changeup. With a projection of batting fourth in the lineup, Abreu has the potential to bring in runs and be a strong contributor to a winning DFS lineup.
The Astros lineup as a whole has also been performing well, as they have struck out just 16.5% of the time against soft-throwing left-handed pitchers like Rodriguez over the past two years, which is lower than the league average of 20%. This is a great indication that they will be able to put the ball in play and generate scoring opportunities against the Tigers.
While Jeremy Pena, Chas McCormick, David Hensley, Corey Julks, and Martin Maldonado are also projected to be in the Astros lineup, they may not be the best options for a DFS stack due to their lower DK projections and value ratings.
Overall, the Houston Astros are a solid stack option for Wednesday’s games, with Alvarez, Tucker, Bregman, and Abreu being the best picks to lead a successful DFS lineup. Keep an eye on these hitters and the Astros as a team as they look to continue their winning streak and bring in big fantasy points for DFS players.
The Pirate present an intriguing value stack option against the Boston Red Sox and starting pitcher Corey Kluber today. The Pirates have a solid matchup against Kluber, who has struggled in recent years with injuries and has not been his dominant self on the mound. As a result, the Pirates’ hitters have an above average matchup rating against Kluber, according to our DK Rating system.
Leading the way for the Pirates is shortstop Oneil Cruz, who is projected to bat first in the lineup and has a DK salary of $5,600. Cruz has shown success against soft-throwing right-handers like Kluber in the past, slugging .542 in his last 51 plate appearances over the past two seasons. This makes Cruz a great option to lead off the Pirates stack.
Next up is outfielder Bryan Reynolds, who has a DK salary of $5,200 and is projected to bat second in the lineup. Reynolds has been hot at the plate recently, slugging .602 in his last 92 plate appearances against right-handed pitchers with a similar repertoire to Kluber. This makes Reynolds an excellent option to stack with Cruz.
Veteran outfielder Andrew McCutchen is projected to bat third in the Pirates’ lineup and has a DK salary of $4,200. Although he has struggled in his last five games, McCutchen has an OPS of .805 against right-handers with high flyball rates over the past two seasons, making him a solid option for the middle of the Pirates’ stack.
First baseman Carlos Santana has a DK salary of $3,900 and is projected to bat fourth in the lineup. While matchup data is limited, Santana does have a favorable rating against Kluber, making him a sneaky value play for the Pirates’ stack.
Overall, the Pirates present an excellent value stack option for Wednesday’s slate, with solid matchup ratings against Kluber and the Red Sox. Look to stack Cruz, Reynolds, and McCutchen in the heart of the order, with Santana and the lower-priced options providing additional value to the stack.
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