MLB DFS Stacks: Wednesday 6/9

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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.

Please note, these player picks were organized early in the day. For MLB contests, always check lineups and weather closer to game time. Rain, wind, or unexpected managerial decisions could open up additional sources of value. Be sure to keep an eye on the MLB Headlines and Injuries desk.

CASH GAME STACKS

Brewer (at Reds – RHP Vladimir Gutierrez)

A visit to Great American Ballpark is always an opportunity for home runs. A weather-delayed start is possible. The core plays are Christian Yelich, Avisail Garcia, and Omar Narvaez with the likes of Luis Urias, Daniel Vogelbach, and Willy Adames rating as strong values pending their exact role. Travis Shaw and Jackie Bradley Jr. are usable bargains. Gutierrez has gutted his way through two outings, avoiding damage while failing to establish himself as a surefire Major Leaguer.

Dodgers (at Pittsburgh – LHP Tyler Anderson)

Anderson has shown some wily traits this season. Lately, he’s lost confidence in the changeup that stymied opponents earlier in the season. He has a long history of home run issues (career 1.41 HR/9). The Dodgers lineup is a tad bizarre. Albert Pujols is batting cleanup, but I’d skip him in favor of some down-lineup options like A.J. Pollock or Will Smith. Of course, the core of the stack is three of Mookie Betts, Chris Taylor, Justin Turner, and Cody Bellinger. Gavin Lux, a left-handed hitter, bats eighth and can be ignored.

Top Plays: Christian Yelich, Avisail Garcia, Mookie Betts, Cody Bellinger, Justin Turner

Top Value: A.J. Pollock, Omar Narvaez, Luis Urias, Dan Vogelbach, Willy Adames

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TOURNAMENT STACKS

Mets (vs Baltimore – RHP Matt Harvey)

While there’s a piecemeal feel to the Mets lineup, it’s slowly approaching full strength. This is truly a cash game caliber stack against one of the worst pitchers at one of the top venues for power – it’s just not quite on par with the Brewers or as safe as the Dodgers. Pete Alonso is the crown jewel. James McCann is swinging a hot stick, but he’s expensive relative to his projection. So too is Jonathan Villar. Francisco Lindor is a better value as are Dominic Smith and Kevin Pillar.

Mariners (at Detroit – RHP Casey Mize)

The more I squint at this, the more convinced I become that Mize will be highly rostered tonight. I myself intend to use him. That means the Mariners offense isn’t just very cheap, it’s also highly leveraged. Using the likes of Mitch Haniger, Kyle Seager, and Ty France as your core with affordable complementary pieces like J.P. Crawford, Taylor Trammell, Shed Long, and Jake Fraley means you can double down on Gerrit Cole and Lance Lynn while grabbing a couple blue chip bats elsewhere. Rather than a high ceiling play, this is a bargain stack with strong dollar-for-dollar value.

Reds (vs Brewers – LHP Brett Anderson)

Anderson is a ground baller who makes short starts. He’s averaged just over four innings an appearance this season. Despite his high ground ball rate, he’s still homer prone (1.72 HR/9 this season). When hitters manage to lift the ball against him, it really flies. Eugenio Suarez matches up particularly well although Nick Castellanos, Jesse Winker, and Jonathan India can all manage decent loft with plenty of hard contact. Devin Williams is likely unavailable. Besides Josh Hader, the rest of the Brewer bullpen is pedestrian.