Best MLB DFS Stacks for Friday, September 4, 2020
Our MLB DFS stacks have been working out nicely lately. I’m pointing to the top daily fantasy baseball stacks each day, and also trying to highlight 1-2 under the radar options when it makes sense.
We can continue the plight to roster hitters that can help us soar to the top of GPPs on Friday, where there is no shortage of options.
Seriously, we’re talking about an insane 20 games hitting the diamonds here.
Fortunately, the main slate at most daily fantasy sports sites will include maybe half of those games, if not fewer. You can use my MLB DFS stack insight to climb the ladder in those contests or try your hand at MLB betting by checking out the top baseball betting apps.
With that, it’s onto the best daily fantasy baseball stacks to target for Friday, September 4th.
The Phillies get a park downgrade as they head to Citi Field, but I’m wondering if that – plus the amount of viable teams available to us – brings their ownership down.
Either way, I am a fan of stacking them today, as they’re scheduled to face off with Rick Porcello (1-4, 6.00 ERA). Ricky P has not been great this year, and he has historically allowed a lot of hard contact.
Since last year, Porcello has a weak 18% K rate, and is getting slapped around by both sides of the plate.
He has shown reverse splits and sports a friendly .208 ISO against right-handers, and he offers a nice 44% fly-ball rate to lefties. I think you can attack him from both sides, as the Phillies have a bunch of mashers to get excited about, all around.
Are the Astros going to fly under the radar tonight? I tend to think so. They’re usually not the cheapest stack to get to, but tonight they’re on the road against Dylan Bundy (2.47 ERA) and will be in a pitcher-friendly park.
That may lead to people flocking to Bundy, who sports a nasty 29.7% whiff rate against right-handers and has been surgical so far in 2020.
Of course, Bundy also can get destroyed by righties, as evidenced by a .197 ISO, 34% hard-hit rate, and 39% fly-ball rate against that side of the plate. Also, the Astros are good.
Houston still doesn’t have two of their best bats, but Jose Altuve, George Springer, Yuli Gurriel, and Michael Brantley are still a tough unit to take on.
None of those guys have strikeout rates north of 20%, while Bundy still has to fend off talented bats like Kyle Tucker, Josh Reddick, and others, depending on the final lineup.
Los Angeles Dodgers
The Dodgers at home against a beatable righty, you say? Bold, I know. But hey, Antonio Senzatela has been pretty good this year (3-1, 3.32 ERA), and L.A. bats are often overlooked due to price, and/or the fact that this is among the last games of the day.
I have no qualms with picking on Senzatela here. He’s a solid pitcher, but he got blasted (7 hits, 6 runs, 4 HR) the last time he faced the Dodgers, and L.A. crushes right-handed pitching.
Senzatela has actually been good against lefties on the year, but he typically struggles in this matchup (6.38 ERA vs. Dodgers in 2019). The Dodgers could very well be popular, but I still want exposure to them in this spot.
Normally I’d include another stack or two, but Friday feels really volatile given the 20 games. That obviously means we have some doubleheaders, which could see probable pitchers and lineups change greatly.
For now, these look to be some of the best MLB DFS stacks to target on Friday. You can also throw in good offenses like the White Sox, Braves, Yankees, and others, but the options above stand out the most.
If you’re with me on these stacks, feel free to use the matchup insight to bet on some of these games, too.