We have another 12-game slate in the majors Thursday, which means there are still multiple opportunities to come away with a win in DraftKings baseball DFS. The main slate only has eight 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 Thursday, June 3rd.
Twins vs. Royals, 8:10 p.m. ET
Whit Merrifield ($5,400)
Salvador Perez ($5,100)
Carlos Santana ($4,200)
Andrew Benintendi ($3,800)
Our first DFS team stack for the main slate will come out of the AL Central as the Minnesota Twins and Kansas City Royals start a four-game set at 8:10 p.m. ET. DraftKings Sportsbook has the run total currently set at 9.5, which is the highest total on the board. The stack that we will focus on is the Royals, who will be going up against Twins starter J.A. Happ. The 38-year-old is 3-2 with an ERA of 5.24 through nine starts this season. But he has been bad on the road this season with a 7.08 ERA and allowing opponents to hit .286.
Santana and Perez are two players that are must-adds in this team stack. Santana has a five-game hitting streak going on, while Perez has a six-game hitting steak and hit 3 HRs over that span of time.
Diamondbacks vs. Brewers, 7:40 p.m. ET
Eduardo Escobar ($4,400)
Ketel Marte ($4,100)
Carson Kelly ($4,000)
Pavin Smith ($3,700)
When looking at the pitching matchup in this game between these two teams, the obvious team stack choice would be the Brewers. Milwaukee is going up against Arizona starter Jon Duplantier, who got rocked in his first start last week against St. Louis. However, the better team stack play is the Diamondbacks.
The Diamondbacks’ offense should be able to string together some runs and hits against Brewers starter Brett Anderson. Anderson is 2-3 with a 4.18 ERA in eight starts this season. In two starts at home, the 33-year-old is 1-1 with an ERA of 3.18, but opponents are hitting .311 against him. Rookie first baseman Pavin Smith is a good value play for this relative cheap team stack. Smith has a 13-game hitting streak and leads the DBacks with a .290 batting average this season.
Cubs vs. Giants, 9:45 p.m. ET
Buster Posey ($4,500)
Mauricio Dubon ($3,300)
Patrick Wisdom ($2,800)
Steven Duggar ($2,400)
To wrap-up our team stacks for Thursday in DFS, we are going to choose the San Francisco Giants, who will be beginning a set against the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs will have starting pitcher Zach Davies on the mound, who has struggled on the mound this season. Davies is 2-2 with a 4.65 ERA on the season, but has a 6.41 ERA and opponents are hitting .333 in five road starts.
Since this game isn’t beginning until later tonight, we don’t know who is in the starting lineup. However, a team stack with Buster Posey leading off at $4,500 and getting the hot bat of Patrick Wisdom in the lineup is not a bad idea.