Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks to Target for Monday, September 14, 2020
After taking a break for some football on Sunday, I am back to hand out the best MLB DFS stacks for daily fantasy baseball on Monday.
Usually I’m not here to offer my favorite daily fantasy baseball stacks to start the week, but consider it a freebie for our loyal readers. Hitting is just one aspect of taking down a big daily fantasy baseball tournament, but it’s rather significant.
Join me as I break down some of the best MLB DFS stacks on this slate, as well as detail why they could help you win big.
Want a somewhat under the radar daily fantasy baseball stack to ride? Consider the Mariners.
To be clear, Mike Minor could excel in this spot, and facing Seattle may make him an appealing arm in MLB DFS contests.
But he’s also one we can attack. That wasn’t always the case, as Minor has flashed really nice upside with the ability to miss bats. He’s still done it in doses in 2020, but he has an awful 6.35 ERA, and has been extremely hittable all year long.
Minor has allowed multiple runs in six of eight starts, and he’s also coughed up nine long balls during that time span. Most of the damage has come from the right side of the plate, with Minor allowing a .351 wOBA and a .239 ISO against that handedness.
It gets worse. Righties are flat out clobbering Minor this season, as he’s giving up a 42% fly ball rate and a staggering 58% hard hit rate. He’s missing bats on that side of the plate (25% K rate), but the risk isn’t really out-weighing the reward.
Seattle has some strikeouts in their lineup, to be sure, but they also have a lot of useful righties. Ty France (.184 ISO), Dylan More (.314!), and Kyle Lewis (.158) are a few names that offer respectable numbers in 2020 alone, while Kyle Seager (.234) is a big name we can use in a full stack.
The Braves are always worth firing up in your MLB DFS lineups, but they’re especially appealing tonight.
Not only do they take on a weak Orioles team, but they get a huge lift by playing in Camden Yards. This is a hitter’s paradise, and when you tack on a date with Jorge Lopez, Atlanta bats just call to you.
This feels obvious, but Atlanta looks like the top stack on this slate. They’re amazing no matter where they are, but Camden Yards makes them even more dangerous. And Jorge Lopez? This feels like cheating.
Lopez is best attacked from the left side (.397 wOBA, .258 ISO), but he gives up too much contact and doesn’t miss enough bats. In this park, against this offense, that combination is a death sentence.
San Diego Padres
Okay, I suggested the Mariners, then the Braves, and now I’m back to being weird again. But hey, small slate gonne small slate, am I right?
The reality here is that Clayton Kershaw could be popular, so if you’re not loading up on Mariners, maybe we need to give a real, hard look at potentially low-owned Padres.
Just look at the situation. San Diego has as much offensive upside as anyone, and compared to the Braves and other big offenses like the Twins and White Sox, I doubt they garner much ownership.
They have as much on the line here as anyone, too. They’re just a few games behind L.A. in the race for the NL West, and they’re at home against an aging ace who finally looked human again in his last start.
Arizona racked up three runs, two walks, and four hits on Kershaw his last time out, and we know what San Diego can do. Fernando Tatis (.277 ISO vs L), Manny Machado (.260), and Wil Myers (.367) are crushing southpaws this year. They’re elite one-offs, or make up a really fun stack to close out the night.
Monday’s daily fantasy baseball slate isn’t very big, but there are still some MLB DFS stacks that stand out far more than others.
Keep in mind that you can always target other stacks, and you can also broaden your horizons a bit by playing an “all day” slate.
It may also make sense to just mix these stacks (and others) together, as smaller slates keep the door open to one full stack not even being the way to go.
As things stand, I love the daily fantasy baseball stacks detailed above. They’re so appealing, in fact, that it may pay to use them to bet on baseball on Monday.
Don’t take my word for it, though. Head over to our MLB betting picks section for a little extra insight to start the week.