There are five different slates with which you can play some MLB DFS on DraftKings this Tuesday. For the purposes of this stacks article, we’ll focus on the big 14-game main slate that gets underway 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 Tuesday, May 18th.
Padres vs. Rockies, 10:10 p.m. ET
Manny Machado ($5,300)
Trent Grisham ($4,200)
Austin Nola ($4,200)
Jake Cronenworth ($4,000)
The Padres are missing a bunch of stars right now — Fernando Tatis Jr., Eric Hosmer, Wil Myers — but they still have enough to roll over the Rockies, whom they defeated 7-0 on Monday. Colorado is now 2-15 on the road this season. The Rockies’ starting pitcher tonight, Austin Gomber, limited San Diego to one unearned run through 5.1 innings last week, but that was in Denver. On the road this season, Gomber sports a 7.56 ERA through 25 innings. Nola has six hits in his past 13 at-bats, including a six-RBI night this past Saturday. Cronenworth is hitting .405 through his previous 11 games.
White Sox vs. Twins, 7:40 p.m. ET
Tim Anderson ($5,500)
Yoan Moncada ($4,700)
Yermin Mercedes ($4,600)
Andrew Vaughn ($2,100)
Here’s another shorthanded lineup — no Eloy Jimenez, no Luis Robert, no Jose Abreu at least for this series — but that didn’t matter on Monday as the White Sox put up 16 runs in Minnesota. Chicago has now scored the second-most runs in baseball this season. Right-hander Michael Pineda will get the start for the Twins tonight and although he has had a generally good year, you know he’s prone to the home run ball; he has allowed eight homers in 38.2 innings this year, including two HRs to the White Sox when they met last week. Anderson, Moncada and Mercedes all have an OPS better than .900 over the past week. It’s nice to see the rookie Vaughn finally getting some consistent playing time, and he has responded with a couple of HRs in his previous seven games.
Rangers vs. Yankees, 8:05 p.m. ET
Nick Solak ($4,800)
Nate Lowe ($3,800)
Joey Gallo ($3,800)
Adolis Garcia ($3,500)
The Rangers got the best of Gerrit Cole on Monday, scoring five runs in five innings off of one of baseball’s best pitchers. So, doing the same or more against Jameson Taillon shouldn’t be a tall order, right? Taillon has really struggled away from The Bronx, with a 9.49 ERA across three starts this year. He has served up eight homers in 33.1 innings so far, and you have to like the HR potential with that quartet above; each man there has gone deep at least seven times. Garcia, one of the top candidates for AL Rookie of the Year, homered in his first career at-bat against Cole on Monday. His 11 home runs are tied for the third-most in the junior circuit.