clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Best MLB team stacks for DFS on Wednesday, April 14th

We go over some of the best MLB teams to stack for DFS on DraftKings for Wednesday’s main slate.

MLB Price Check | Best value bats for tonight’s slate

We have 15 games in MLB on Tuesday, which means there are endless opportunities for your prospective lineup in DFS. The main slate features seven games starting around 7:05 p.m. ET. And there’s also five early games beginning at 1:07 p.m. ET, with the New York Yankees taking on the Toronto Blue Jays.

Sometimes with a plus-matchup on the MLB game slate, we get an opportunity to slot multiple players from the same team into our DFS lineups. You can learn more about MLB DFS strategy, including team stacks, here.

Here, we’ll break down three of the best team stacks for the MLB slate on April 14th.

Mariners vs. Orioles, 7:05 p.m. ET

Kyle Seager ($4800)
Ty France ($42000
Mitch Haniger ($4000)
J.P. Crawford ($3900)
Jose Marmolejos ($3600)

UPDATE: The Orioles announced that Wednesday night’s game has been postponed due to inclement weather. It will be made on Thursday as a doubleheader with the first game set to begin at 12:35 p.m. ET.

With two out of our three stacks pretty much in shambles, the best option still left on the board is the Atlanta Braves stack. The Braves’ offense has been cooking at home in their last five games, averaging six runs per game.

We haven’t focused on either of these teams in MLB DFS stacks this season, but there could be some cheap value plays to be had on Wednesday. Justin Dunn will be on the mound for the Seattle Mariners, while the Baltimore Orioles will start Matt Harvey. Both pitchers have not been great to start the season, they have just been average to put it nicely.

Both of their ERAs are 5.00 or greater and they did not look great in their last starts. That being said, our stack for this game will be for the Mariners. They have the slightly better offense, hitting .232/.309/.388 despite not having the better pitcher on the mound. If you play this stack, you’ll have $29,500 left in salary to spend, which gives you room to had a star pitcher or position player.

Seager is one of the Mariners’ best all-around players and is hitting .289 with two home runs and nine RBI while averaging 9.0 fantasy points per game. Meanwhile, Haniger has recorded a hit in four straight and a run in three straight games. The 30-year-old outfielder is hitting .317 with two home runs and six RBI while averaging 9.1 fantasy points per game.

Tigers vs. Astros, 7:10 p.m. ET

Alex Bregman ($5100)
Carlos Correa ($5000)
Yordan Alvarez ($4900)
Michael Brantley ($4600)
Yuli Gurriel ($4100)

UPDATE: Bregman, Alvarez, and Altuve were all placed on the injured list ahead of Wednesday’s series finale against the Tigers. On Tuesday night, manager Dusty Baker removed Bregman from the game in the seventh inning to protect him, along with Brantley, and Altuve. In regards to Brantley, the manager reportedly told the Houston Chronicle that the veteran outfielder wasn’t feeling well.

If you still want to play this stack, you could swap out Alvarez and Bregman for catcher Jason Castro ($4600) and outfielder Kyle Tucker ($4300). However, it might not be the best without having the protection of Bregman, Altuve or Alvarez in the lineup.

We highlighted this stack for Tuesday’s slate, which did not go well as the Astros suffered their second straight loss, 8-2 to the Detroit Tigers. In that game, Correa went hitless (0-4), along with Brantley (0-3). Alvarez and Gurriel had two hits a piece towards the bottom of the lineup. Even though it has looked rough for Houston in this series, we are going back to the well one more time. DraftKings Sportsbook has the O/U for runs scored set at 9.0, which makes sense given the offensive output we saw in the first two games.

However, another potential reason for a high runs scored total is Tigers starter Michael Fulmer. He has pitched well this season, according to his stat line, but has only made one start. Last week against the Cleveland Indians, Fulmer allowed two hits, one earned run, a home run, and struck out five in 4.0 IP. But the 28-year-old has struggled against Houston in his career with a 0-2 record, 6.17 ERA, while allowing eight earned runs and two home runs.

Marlins vs. Braves, 7:20 p.m. ET

Ronald Acuna Jr. ($6100)
Freddie Freeman ($5400)
Ozzie Albies ($4700)
Travis d’Arnaud ($4500)
Marcell Ozuna ($4200)

This expensive MLB DFS stack paid off huge dividends on Tuesday as it was an absolute slugfest between the Marlins and Braves. There were 22 total runs scored, with Miami coming out on top 14-8. Its not many times that the Braves will lose a high-scoring game with the offense that they have.

Therefore, we are going to go back to it with the Marlins running out Nick Neidert on the mound. In his first start of the season, Neidert only gave up one earned run, three hits, but walked five and struck out three in 4.1 IP. If he does the same thing against the Braves, then it will be a short outing for the Atlanta native. Ozuna will be trying to carry over his 28-point performance from Tuesday, when he went 3-4 with a home run and three RBI.