MLB DFS Stacks: Saturday 5/15

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Welcome to the MLB DFS Stacks article - where we’ll be looking to highlight the best hitting stacks of the day. These recommendations are categorized as “Cash Game Stacks” and “Tournament Stacks” while outlining risk/reward situations. We will add additional context with other hitting/pitching options throughout the article.

Keep in mind that the following player write-ups were constructed earlier in the day, and sometimes injury/rest situations can alter the fantasy landscape. Monitoring our MLB News & Headlines Feed throughout the day will keep you in the loop while giving you the subsequent DFS consequences of each information piece.

We will be looking at the 10-game main slate beginning at 7:05 ET.

CASH GAME STACKS

Cincinnati (at Colorado - RHP Jhoulys Chacin)

No surprise here. Cincinnati has a potent offense that becomes even more lethal while playing in Coors Field. You could argue that Jhoulys Chacin is one of the worst starting pitchers on this slate - regardless of the park environment. Cincinnati will be a preferred stack through all formats, as their run total stands head and shoulders above the other teams. Nick Castellanos, Jesse Winker, Mike Moustakas, Eugenio Suarez, and Tyler Naquin represent the cream of the crop.

Philadelphia (at Toronto - LHP Anthony Kay)

Philadelphia has the privilege of facing Toronto LHP Anthony Kay tonight. The Jays’ southpaw has allowed 14 hits and 11 earned runs through 9.2 innings this season. Those struggles could persist against a capable Phillies’ offense that features righty bats like J.T. Realmuto, Andrew McCutchen, and Rhys Hoskins. Jean Segura and Alec Bohm are in the mix as value plays also.

Washington (at Arizona - RHP Seth Frankoff)

Pitcher Zac Gallen is injured, so the Diamondbacks will turn to RHP Seth Frankoff as a rotational filler. He’s nothing more than that. Frankoff has gotten hit extremely hard in his two MLB outings, coughing up five earned runs and six hits over 2.2 innings. The Nats are piping hot at the moment, especially after scoring 17 runs last night. Trea Turner, Josh Bell, Kyle Schwarber, Juan Soto, and Josh Harrison make for an outstanding DFS stack.

Top Plays: J.T. Realmuto (C), Rhys Hoskins (1B), Josh Bell, (1B), Mike Moustakas (2B), Eugenio Suarez (3B), Trea Turner (SS), Jesse Winker (OF), Tyler Naquin (OF), Andrew McCutchen (OF), Kyle Schwarber (OF), Juan Soto (OF)

Top Value: Josh Harrison (2B), Jean Segura (2B), Alec Bohm (3B)

TOURNAMENT STACKS

Chicago White Sox (vs. Kansas City - LHP Mike Minor)

The White Sox love to mash left-handed pitching, especially at home. Chicago could actually make for an underrated stack despite that, as there are so many good hitting situations on the board tonight. Don’t forget about the White Sox, especially Jose Abreu, Tim Anderson, Yermin Mercedes, and Yoan Moncada. Even Andrew Vaughn has been swinging the bat well, and he makes for a nice tournament piece a la carte or within a CWS stack.

Cleveland (at Seattle - LHP Justus Sheffield)

Cleveland hasn’t been very good against left-handed pitching this season, but I have a feeling that will change soon. After all, they have enough quality right-handed bats to inflict some damage. That could happen as soon as today with LHP Justus Sheffield on the mound. Sheffield has been up-and-down for Seattle, but he has some blowup potential after allowing 4+ earned runs in two of his last three starts. Franmil Reyes, Jordan Luplow, and Jose Ramirez are the top plays of this Cleveland stack. Amed Rosario and Cesar Hernandez are bargains worth considering as well.

Arizona (vs. Washington - RHP Joe Ross)

This stack is further off the beaten path, and I’m recommending it only as a desperation move in large-field tournaments. Washington RHP Joe Ross has looked pretty good over his last three starts. Still, he got shelled for 10 earned runs earlier this season, and he holds an exploitable .364 wOBA split to left-handed bats throughout his career. We can call on David Peralta and Pavin Smith to try and exploit that. Carson Kelly and Josh Rojas are a pair of hot bats who could get in on the action as well.

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