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Best MLB team stacks for DFS on Thursday, June 17th

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

Randy Arozarena #56 of the Tampa Bay Rays reacts after hitting a grand slam during the seventh inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Tropicana Field on June 13, 2021 in St Petersburg, Florida. Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images

We have a small 10-game schedule in the majors on Thursday, which means there are still multiple opportunities to come away with a win in DraftKings baseball DFS. The main slate has 8 games starting at 7:07 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 Thursday, June 17th.

Yankees vs. Blue Jays, 7:07 p.m. ET

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. ($5,900)
Bo Bichette ($5,600)
Teoscar Hernandez ($4,200)

Our first team stack to begin Thursday night’s main slate will the Toronto Blue Jays, who are wrapping up their series with the New York Yankees. DraftKings Sportsbook has the run total set at 10.5, which is one of the highest on the board.

The Blue Jays will be going up against Michael King, who has not performed well in his last three starts since taking over for Corey Kluber. King has allowed 10 runs in 11.1 IP and 6.35 ERA over that time. In five games this season, the 26-year-old has a 5.84 ERA on the road and a .255 opponents batting average. Outside of Guerrero Jr. and Bichette, Hernandez is a great value for this team stack. The young outfielder has recorded a hit in four consecutive games and is averaging 14.7 fantasy points per game.

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

Nolan Arenado ($5,400)
Tyler O’Neill ($4,100)
Dylan Carlson ($3,200)

The St. Louis Cardinals look like a viable team stack on Thursday night as they are going up against Braves starting pitcher Charlie Morton. Morton has not lived up to expectations this season for Atlanta after a couple of good seasons with Tampa Bay. The veteran pitcher has allowed three runs in one inning in seven out of 13 starts this season. On the road, Morton has a 4.28 ERA in five outings, but is holding opponents to a .222 batting average.

O’Neill and Carlson are both good stack options as they are hitting well at the plate for the Cardinals. O’Neill has a recorded hit in four of his last five games, while Carlson has reached base safely in four straight games and is averaging 6.0 fantasy points per game.

Rays vs. Mariners, 10:10 p.m. ET

Randy Arozarena ($5,000)
Brandon Lowe ($4,700)
Manuel Margot ($3,400)

To wrap-up our team stacks for Thursday’s night main slate, we are going to highlight the Tampa Bay Rays. The Rays will be opening up a series against the Mariners, where they will go up against starter Justin Dunn. Dunn has pitched well at home this season with a 2.95 ERA in four starts. However, he has struggled with walks this season, allowing 29 in 48.1 IP.

Arozarena is the star of this stack as he has a 11-game hitting streak. Over that time, he is slugging .304/.319/.543 with 2 HRs and 8 RBI. The rookie outfielder is also averaging 10.1 fantasy points per game, which you will take from a player whose salary is $5,000.