MLB DFS Stacks: Saturday 7/31

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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 towards the nine-game main slate beginning at 7:05 ET.

CASH GAME STACKS

Chicago White Sox (vs. Cleveland - RHP Triston McKenzie)

Cleveland RHP Triston McKenzie has been up and down this season. Put it all together, and you have an uninspiring 5.61 ERA. The White Sox have contributed to that inflated mark with 13 earned runs across 11.1 innings against McKenzie this season. There’s a decent chance Chicago continues that pace in their hitter-friendly home ballpark. Yoan Moncada, Tim Anderson, and Jose Abreu are the top lifts of this stack. Andrew Vaughn is drastically underpriced when considering his recent production. Newcomer Cesar Hernandez should get in on the action while holding a premium lineup spot.

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St. Louis (vs. Minnesota - RHP Bailey Ober)

Minnesota RHP Bailey Ober isn’t necessarily a bad pitcher, but he’s not someone to fear either. That especially holds true when looking at his last three starts: 13.2 IP, 12 H, 9 ER. This is a tricky road matchup against a capable St. Louis offense. On top of that, Minnesota has the fifth-worst bullpen (in terms of ERA and xFIP) this year. The Twins also traded away some relievers, so they could be trotting out some inexperienced arms. Nolan Arenado and Paul Goldschmidt will look to take advantage while Harrison Bader, Tyler O’Neill, and Dylan Carlson are economical bats worth pursuing as well.

Top Plays: Paul Goldschmidt (1B), Nolan Arenado (3B), Yoan Moncada (3B), Tim Anderson (SS)

Top Value: Tommy Edman (2B), Cesar Hernandez (2B), Harrison Bader (OF), Dylan Carlson (OF), Tyler O’Neill (OF), Andrew Vaughn (OF)

TOURNAMENT STACKS

Philadelphia (at Pittsburgh - RHP J.T. Brubaker)

The hitting environment of PNC Park isn’t great, but the Phillies could easily overcome that. Pittsburgh RHP J.T. Brubaker has fallen into a rut after allowing 17 ER and 21 H across 18.2 IP over his last four starts. He also holds a career .368 wOBA split to left-handed bats. Bryce Harper, Odubel Herrera, Brad Miller (if starting), and Didi Gregorius know what to do with that. Andrew McCutchen is swinging a red-hot bat too.

Milwaukee (at Atlanta - LHP Kyle Muller)

Atlanta LHP Kyle Muller is due for regression. He currently owns a respectable 2.51 ERA, but his 4.80 xFIP says that’s misleading. There’s a chance Milwaukee brings him back to reality, and I really like how the Brewers line up against southpaws. Newcomer Eduardo Escobar is an RBI machine with some pop. Avisail Garcia has a strong blend of power and contact. Willy Adames continues to have a breakout season. Lorenzo Cain and Tyrone Taylor are bargain hitters who are swinging confident bats at the moment. Don’t sleep on Milwaukee!