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Best MLB team stacks for DFS on Wednesday, May 12th

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

Rafael Devers #11 of the Boston Red Sox in the fourth inning at Globe Life Field on April 29, 2021 in Arlington, Texas. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

We have 15 games across the majors on Wednesday, which means there are still multiple opportunities to come away with a win in DraftKings baseball DFS. The main slate has 10 games starting at 7:05 p.m. ET.

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 May 12th.

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

Whit Merrifield ($5400)
Salvador Perez ($4600)
Carlos Santana ($4400)
Andrew Benintendi ($3800)
Michael A. Taylor ($2700)

For our first MLB DFS team stack, we are going to focus on the Kansas City Royals, who are playing the Detroit Tigers at 7:10 p.m. ET. The Royals had an outstanding first month of the season, but are struggling recently, losing nine straight games. Kansas City’s offense finally broke out of its slump, scoring seven runs in Tuesday night’s loss. They will try to duplicate this performance against Tigers starter Casey Mize. The former first-round pick has a record of 1-3 with an ERA of 4.41 through six starts. Mize has struggled on the road this season with a 7.27 ERA in four road starts.

Coincidentally, the 24-year-old played well in his last start, which was against the Boston Red Sox (6.0 IP, 3 H, 4 BB, 1 ER, 3 K).But over the course of this season, left-handed batters are slugging .288/.373/.538 with 3 home runs and 7 RBI. Outside of the well-known Royals in DFS, outfielder Andrew Benintendi is a good value play for this stack. He is hitting .275 with 3 home runs, 10 RBI, .738 OPS, and averaging 7.4 FPPG. The 26-year-old has hit safely in 14 out of his last 16 games and slashing .300/.378/.450 against right-handed pitchers.

Angels vs. Astros, 8:10 p.m. ET

Jose Altuve ($5500)
Alex Bregman ($5200)
Yordan Alvarez ($5100)
Yuli Gurriel ($5100)
Michael Brantley ($4400)

The Houston Astros will be looking to capitalize off their win on Tuesday night against the Los Angeles Angels. Houston’s offense scored five runs in Game 2 of their three-game set and is averaging six runs in their last five games. Jose Urquidy will be on the mound for the Astros, while the Angels will start Andrew Heaney. DraftKings Sportsbook has the run total set at 8.5.

Heaney has a record of 1-2 with an ERA of 4.11 through six starts this season. In his only start against the Astros this season, the 29-year-old allowed two hits and one run, while striking out 10 in 6.2 IP. Right-handed hitters have had more success then lefties against Heaney, slugging .207/.253/.354 with 4 HRs and 8 RBI. This is a risky stack play, but its hard to bet against the Astros’ hitters that slugging over .300.

Athletics vs. Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. ET

Rafael Devers ($5900)
Xander Bogaerts ($5700)
J.D. Martinez ($5600)
Alex Verdugo ($4100)

The last DFS team stack that we are going to highlight is Boston Red Sox, who are going to play Game 2 of their three-game series against the Oakland Athletics. The Red Sox lost 3-2 to the Athletics Tuesday night, thanks to a strong outing from Chris Bassitt. Boston should be able to bounce back against Athletics starting pitcher James Kaprielian. Kaprielian is making his first start of the season after being recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas.

The 27-year-old made a couple of appearances last season for Oakland, producing an ERA of 7.36 in 3.2 IP. Outside of Martinez, Devers, and Bogaerts, Alex Verdugo is quality value play for this DFS stack. This season, the 24-year-old is hitting .298 with 4 home runs and 18 RBI and averaging 8.4 fantasy points per game. Against right-handed pitchers, he’s slashing .304/.371/.489, which is not bad at all for a player valued at $4100. Also, keep an eye out for Boston starts at first baseman between Michael Chavis and Bobby Dalbec. Whoever plays make sure to add them to your stack.