The first full weekend of MLB games since the All-Star Break came and went, and 13 games will take place on Monday, July 19th. The Chicago Twins and Minnesota Twins will play a doubleheader to make up a game from June 28th. The main slate on DraftKings features 11 games on Monday night.
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 Monday, July 19th.
Indians vs. Astros, 8:10 p.m. ET
Yordan Alvarez ($5,600)
Jose Altuve ($5,400)
Carlos Correa ($5,000)
The Houston Astros are going to be expensive with how explosive this offense is, but they have a great matchup against Cleveland Indians pitcher J.C. Mejia. In his first season in the majors, he appeared in 10 games with seven starts. He allowed six earned runs in three of his last four appearances, so the Astros should be aggressive at the plate.
Pirates vs. Diamondbacks, 9:40 p.m. ET
Eduardo Escobar ($5,200)
Josh Rojas ($4,300)
Pavin Smith ($3,400)
The Pittsburgh Pirates and Arizona Diamondbacks struggled all season long, but the Diamondbacks should have an edge at the plate on Monday night. Pittsburgh will start with Chase De Jong on the mound, and he will enter with a 5.59 ERA and 1-3 record through eight starts in Year 1 with the Pirates. De Jong allowed at least four earned runs in three of his last four starts and never went longer than five innings in any of those outings.
Red Sox vs. Blue Jays, 7:07 p.m. ET
Rafael Devers ($5,800)
Xander Bogaerts ($5,400)
J.D. Martinez ($4,800)
The Boston Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays have the largest run total according to DraftKings Sportsbook with 10.5. Both lineups are set up for success on Monday night, but we’ll give the edge to the Red Sox because their top hitters are much cheaper. Boston will take on Ross Stripling, who has a 4.34 ERA. In two starts against the Red Sox this season, Stripling allowed 10 runs in 9.1 innings of work.