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Best MLB team stacks for DFS on Saturday, April 17th

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

Nelson Cruz #23 of the Minnesota Twins bats against the Seattle Mariners on April 11, 2021 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/Getty Images

We have another loaded schedule in MLB for Saturday, which means there are endless opportunities for your prospective lineup in DraftKings baseball DFS. The main slate has five games starting at 7:05 p.m. ET. And there are also six early games starting at 2:10 p.m. ET with the Toronto Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals.

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 Saturday, April 17th.

Pirates vs. Brewers, 7:10 p.m. ET

Erik Gonzalez ($3900)
Adam Frazier ($3700)
Colin Moran ($3700)
Phillip Evans ($3700)
Bryan Reynolds ($3300)

This will likely be the cheapest DFS stack that we’ll have on the board for Saturday. The Pirates are looking to rebound from a 6-1 defeat to the Brewers on Friday. As of right now, DraftKings Sportsbook has the current run total set at eight. Pittsburgh comes into the game as the better offensive team, hitting .239/.326/.385.

The Pirates will be facing Brett Anderson, who has a record of 1-1 with an ERA of 4.50. Over his career, Anderson has a 3-1 record and ERA of 3.45 in six games against the Buccos. For this stack to work, the Pirates will need Colin Moran to continue his four-game hitting streak and Erik Gonzalez, who has a hit in five out of their last six games.

Twins vs. Angels, 9:07 p.m. ET

Nelson Cruz ($5800)
Mitch Garver ($5200)
Max Kepler ($4600)
Josh Donaldson ($4400)
Kyle Garlick ($3400)

We highlighted the Angels as one of our best teams stack for Friday night and it paid off with a 10-3 win over the Twins. LAA scored a combined eight runs in the sixth and seventh innings. We are going to go back to this game and create a stack for Minnesota. DraftKings Sportsbook has the run total set at nine runs. The Twins will be going up against Angels starting pitcher Jose Quintana on Saturday night. This season, Quintana has a 0-1 record and ERA of 16.20. He has also allowed nine earned runs, seven walks, while striking out nine in only 5.0 IP.

Quintana has struggled against right-handed hitters, allowing them to hit .450/.593/.500 with nine RBI and drawing seven walks. Therefore, we shouldn't be surprised if we see a lot of righties featured in the Twins’ lineup. But make sure to check out who they are starting before you set your DFS lineup.

Astros vs. Mariners, 9:10 p.m. ET

Carlos Correa ($4800)
Michael Brantley ($4500)
Kyle Tucker ($4300)
Aledmys Diaz ($4000)
Yuli Gurriel ($3900)

The Houston Astros need a win in the worst way as they have lost a season-high six-straight games. The Astros opened up their three-game set against the Mariners with a 6-5 loss on Friday night. Houston is also without three of their best offensive players in Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman, and Yordan Alvarez, which is tough sledding.

However, they should be able to get going against Seattle starter Chris Flexen. Flexen has a record of 0-1 and ERA of 4.50 in two starts this season. But in his lone start against Houston, he did not fare well. The 26-year-old gave up nine hits, seven earned runs, and two home runs in 4.0 IP (15.75 ERA). The Astros will need Correa and Brantley to carry the offense, with Zack Greinke on the mound.