Best MLB DFS Stacks to Consider Rostering for Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Another day, another MLB DFS slate. There is always a lot to think about before submitting daily fantasy baseball lineups, but one of the early steps is figuring out which offenses you should stack.
You need your pitching to work out, and you probably need the right one-offs. But without the best MLB DFS stacks, you’re not taking down a GPP.
I’m back at it again for Wednesday, issuing my favorite daily fantasy baseball stacks to target at DraftKings and FanDuel. Let’s see which stacks you’ll want to ride to the top of tournaments.
I know it feels like I’m picking on Boston again, but the Braves have a loaded offense. They also are in one of the best parks for hitting (Fenway) and face a bad pitcher in Martin Perez.
Not a lot needs to be said here. Perez no longer misses bats at a reliable rate, and he gives up too much contact. That’s a bad combination against Atlanta in this ballpark.
That and the Braves have numerous right-handed hitters with an ISO over .230 that can give him problems. If Ronald Acuna can make it back for this one, Atlanta may be locked in as the top MLB DFS stack of the slate.
The Cubs are in a pitcher-friendly park in PNC Park, and they’ll be facing a southpaw in Derek Holland that can be frustratingly decent at times.
Holland could end up benefiting from the park in this spot, but he’s just 1-1 at home with a 6.11 ERA in four appearances. He also got rocked by the Brewers in his last start, and has coughed up 10 homers on the year.
Most HR’s allowed in the Majors:— Boston Strong (@BostonStrong_34) September 1, 2020
1. Gerrit Cole (12)
1. Ross Stripling (12)
2. Derek Holland (10)
Fire up your Cubs stacks? Yeah, I’d say so.
Chicago is always a viable stack, but they have a slew of talented righties to throw at Holland, who is getting absolutely obliterated by that side of the plate (.415 wOBA, .341 ISO) over the last two years.
Tampa Bay Rays
I don’t usually attack Jordan Montgomery, but when I do, I make sure it’s with Rays righties. I kid, but really, Tampa Bay slapped Gerrit Cole around on Monday, and I think they could be in for some more action on Wednesday.
Montgomery is a fine pitcher, but he’s off to a rocky start in 2020. He’s been especially bad against right-handed hitters since 2019, as he’s giving up a .361 wOBA and a .241 ISO in that span.
That’s bad news at Yankee Stadium, especially against a Tampa Bay lineup that has several mashers who feast on southpaws.
Hunter Renfroe (.312 ISO) leads the pack here, but the Rays may even get some help from their lefties, with Austin Meadows (.218) and Brandon Lowe (.238) both offering power in spots like this.
St. Louis Cardinals
The first three MLB DFS stacks of the day are somewhat obvious. Perhaps you’ll feel inclined to get more exposure to Coors Field and you’ll overlook those options, though, and that’s why this post exists.
It also exists to point out solid pitchers in bad spots.
That could be where Tyler Mahle finds himself on Wednesday. He is a solid arm who can make bats miss, which we clearly saw when he racked up 11 in his last start.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11… you just counted how many strikeouts Tyler Mahle had. pic.twitter.com/tuzCpCgvQr— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) August 29, 2020
He’s also operating out of a dangerous park and the guy gets murdered by lefties.
Sometimes Mahle’s strikeout ability wins out, but against the Cardinals – who get a sizable park bump here – it’s possible he could be in some trouble.
Mahle has been at his best at home (3.15 ERA), but he still gives up a lot of fly balls and has a tough time with lefties. St. Louis isn’t loaded with elite left-handed hitters, but they sure do have a solid crop of serviceable options.
Tommy Edman, Matt Carpenter, Brad Miller, and top prospect Dylan Carlson are just a few lefties that could make this a fun stack. Of course, you can always toss powerful righties like Paul DeJong and Paul Goldschmidt in there just to get creative, too.
These are without a doubt some of my favorite daily fantasy baseball stacks for Wednesday, and they’re likely to be the non-Coors offenses I have the most exposure to.
It’s still always best to run these things through your favorite MLB DFS lineup tools, monitor weather, and note any major pitching or lineup changes. I mean, if the Cards just don’t pay attention and throw a lineup of mostly righties at Mahle, I respect him enough to get off of that stack.
Oh, and one fun field hedge could be to fade the Braves (not everywhere, just in a few lineups) and stack Boston. Their righties could have a field day with Robbie Erlin in this park.
That said, start your daily fantasy baseball research with the best MLB DFS stacks above, and you should be headed in the right direction on Wednesday. Good luck and enjoy the games!Make sure to keep up to date on the latest MLB odds be checking out or MLB picks section.