MLB DFS Top Stacks for Wednesday 5/3/23
Brewers in Coors (obviously) vs Kyle Freeland
The Milwaukee Brewers offer an intriguing stacking opportunity in their matchup against the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday, May 3, 2023. With a favorable matchup against Rockies pitcher Kyle Freeland, several Brewers hitters stand out as potential fantasy baseball assets.
Willy Adames (SS, $6,100) Adames has a promising matchup against Freeland, who has struggled against right-handed batters with power. Over the last two years, Freeland has allowed a slugging percentage of .566 to right-handed hitters with similar profiles to Adames. Adames brings both power and run-producing potential to the lineup, making him an appealing option for DFS lineups.
William Contreras (C, $4,800) Contreras has had success against soft-throwing left-handed pitchers like Freeland in his last 78 plate appearances. He has slugged .681 against them over the past two seasons. Contreras offers power and the potential for significant fantasy production at a relatively affordable price.
Tyrone Taylor (OF, $2,400) Taylor has performed well against soft-throwing left-handed pitchers, slugging .461 in his last 93 plate appearances against them over the past two seasons. Given his low salary, Taylor provides excellent value and the potential for significant returns on investment.
Christian Yelich (OF, $5,600) While matchup data is limited, Yelich still presents an intriguing option. Brewers hitters, on average, have a four-star matchup against Freeland. Yelich’s track record and overall skill set make him an attractive choice for DFS lineups.
Luke Voit (1B, $3,600) Voit, despite limited matchup data, presents an interesting choice for DFS lineups. Brewers hitters, on average, have a four-star matchup against Freeland, indicating favorable conditions for offensive production.
Brian Anderson (3B/OF, $4,200) Anderson has struggled against left-handed pitchers with a similar repertoire to Freeland, batting just .143 against them over the past two seasons. However, the overall favorable matchup for Brewers hitters against Freeland suggests potential upside for Anderson in this game.
These Brewers hitters have an average four-star matchup against Kyle Freeland, providing an opportunity for significant offensive production. While some players may have limited matchup data available, the overall favorable conditions make the Brewers an attractive stack for Wednesday’s MLB DFS contests.
Blue Jays vs Nick Pivetta
The Blue Jays’ lineup features several hitters who have had success against Red Sox pitcher Nick Pivetta. Bo Bichette has a solid batting average of .417 (10-for-24) in his matchups against Pivetta, while George Springer has slugged .722 and hit .444 in 18 at-bats against him2. Matt Chapman has been performing well lately, with an OPS of 1.132 over his last 19 at-bats3. Vladimir Guerrero Jr., despite not having specific matchup data available, has been a key contributor for the Blue Jays and should be a strong presence in the lineup4.
Other notable hitters for the Blue Jays include Daulton Varsho, Brandon Belt, Alejandro Kirk, Whit Merrifield, Kevin Kiermaier, Danny Jansen, Santiago Espinal, and Cavan Biggio. Each of these players has had some success or favorable matchup statistics against Pivetta in the past5.
Although Pivetta has pitched well in terms of innings and strikeouts in his recent starts, he has struggled against the Blue Jays in his career, with a 1-4 record and a 5.83 ERA in 11 starts against them6. On the other side, Blue Jays starter Alek Manoah has performed solidly in his recent outings, allowing only two runs in his last two starts and showing good strikeout ability. Manoah has had success against the Red Sox in the past, including three wins last season and a strong performance on September 30, 2022, where he allowed just two hits in six shutout innings7.
Considering the favorable matchup statistics and the potential for offensive production, the Blue Jays present a strong case as a top stack in DFS for Wednesday’s game. Their lineup, led by Bichette, Springer, and Guerrero Jr., along with other capable hitters, has the potential to generate significant run-scoring opportunities against Pivetta and the Red Sox pitching staff8.
Orioles vs Zach Greinke
The Baltimore Orioles are set to take on the Kansas City Royals in a game tonight following a strong performance by Adley Rutschman, who recorded four hits in the Orioles’ 11-7 win over the Royals on Tuesday. The Orioles currently hold a 20-9 overall record and have been particularly successful on the road with an 11-5 record. Their hitters have collectively posted a .341 on-base percentage, which ranks fourth in the majors12.
In tonight’s game, the Orioles will be facing Zack Greinke on the mound for the Royals. Greinke has struggled this season with a 0-4 record, a 6.10 ERA, and a 1.42 WHIP. Orioles hitters have a 4-star average matchup against Greinke, and individual players have had success against him in the past. For example, Cedric Mullins has a .552 slugging percentage in his last 183 plate appearances against soft-throwing right-handed pitchers like Greinke. Ryan Mountcastle has a .633 slugging percentage in his last 138 plate appearances against right-handed pitchers with a similar repertoire to Greinke. Adley Rutschman has a .525 slugging percentage in his last 66 plate appearances against right-handed pitchers with a similar repertoire to Greinke3.
The Orioles’ lineup features several strong hitters who have been performing well recently. Rutschman has contributed five doubles and four home runs, while Mountcastle has recorded three doubles and two home runs in his last 10 games. The Orioles’ offense has been productive, and their hitters have a collective .341 on-base percentage, which is among the top percentages in the majors4.
It is worth noting that both teams have players dealing with injuries. The Royals have Salvador Perez listed as day-to-day with a finger injury, while the Orioles have Mychal Givens, John Means, and Dillon Tate on the injured list5.
Considering the Orioles’ recent success, the favorable matchup against Greinke, and the strong performances of their key hitters, the Orioles have the potential to be a top stack in tonight’s game against the Royals.
That’s all I’ve got for today
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