Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks to Target for Tuesday, September 22, 2020
After a mild 11-game slate to get the new week rolling on Monday, things expand a bit with 16 MLB games hitting the diamonds on Tuesday.
There is a little more meat on the bone for this slate, which naturally means a few more MLB DFS stacks coming your way.
The goal of this post each day isn’t just to toss the chalkiest stacks at you. It’s to highlight the best MLB DFS stacks that I think – whether chalky or contrarian – could help you win big.
With that, here are the top daily fantasy baseball stacks that stand out to me for Tuesday, September 22nd.
The Reds are at home at Great American Ballpark, which is traditionally a great park for hitting. That’s not different in 2020, with the park ranking third in runs per ESPN’s park factors, as well as first in home runs.
Milwaukee is perhaps a sneaky stack here, but I wouldn’t feel great about them going up against Sonny Gray. I still want some exposure to this park, though, and the best way to get it is through the Reds.
Cincinnati’s offense is rarely easy to trust, but the park factor is in their favor, and they’ll face Brett Anderson (4.38 ERA) to start this one. They pretty much need to wreck him to pay off, as the Brewers have one of the best bullpens in baseball.
Anderson can be had, of course, and his 43% hard-hit rate allowed to righties could spell trouble in this park. That, and Eugenio Suarez (.295 ISO) leads a solid group of righties who could excel in this spot.
Okay, now for a more obvious stack. I suggested the Braves yesterday, and I probably will until the end of time. They’re just insanely loaded, and you don’t think twice about them when they’re looking at a good matchup.
I’d say a date with Jose Urena qualifies, although it’s worth noting that he’s had far more trouble with hitters from the left side (.401 wOBA, .244 ISO). That could put Freddie Freeman at the top of this stack, but Urena is on the road and still allows a 37% hard-hit rate to all batters.
I love the Braves from the left side, but we can go to anyone in this stack, as most of these guys offer an ISO of at least .175 in the face of right-handed pitching.
Atlanta is pretty obvious, but they still deserve to be mentioned among the best MLB DFS stacks. One that you may not immediately gravitate to is Baltimore, who will be in a great park (Fenway) against Nick Pivetta.
Boston is surely going to be the chalkier option here, as they’re at home and face a young pitcher with a wide split. I like them, too, but the O’s still pack some nice punch and could get busy in this park.
That, and Nick Pivetta (15.88 ERA!) just hasn’t been good in 2020. That ERA is obviously inflated due to a small sample six, but he got tattooed in his last outing, and the guy has given up a ton of contact throughout his career.
Pivetta gave up 20 home runs in just 30 appearances in 2019, and he got rocked by all batters. His splits lean toward the left side, but you can attack him with anyone.
I’d still favor D.J. Stewart and Cedric Mullins to get things going, but a full stack is in play.
One more daily fantasy baseball stack I love for Tuesday is Arizona, who will be at home against the extremely hittable Jordan Lyles. Lyles has been really bad in 2020, and he brings an awful 7.07 ERA to the table.
The D’Backs are not an offense we can feel amazing about, but their matchup couldn’t grade out much better. They tend to have a lot of lefties to throw at right-handed hurlers, and with Lyles (.369 wOBA, .244 ISO) that is precisely the goal.
Lyles could get in trouble in a hurry here, so I have no qualms closing out my night with a full stack of Diamondbacks.
There are obviously a lot of other intriguing MLB DFS stacks to poke at on Tuesday. Boston, New York, San Diego, Los Angeles, and so many others will surely come calling to you.
Heck, you can stack the Rockies against Drew Smyly in a pitcher’s park, if you feel so inclined.
Personally, I’d like to stick with my favorite MLB DFS stacks listed above.
Whether you like my top MLB DFS stacks for today or not, you can always consider using my insight to bet on baseball. That, or check out our free baseball picks section for some advice on how to wager on each MLB game.