Fifteen games are on deck for the MLB to kick off the weekend, 14 of them in which you have the chance to set a lineup for playing DFS.
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 Friday, July 23rd.
Nationals vs. Orioles, 7:10 p.m. ET
Trea Turner ($5,700)
Juan Sota ($5,600)
Josh Bell ($4,000)
Both the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles begin their Beltway Series with vulnerable starting pitchers on the mound tonight as Patrick Corbin goes head-to-head with Jorge Lopez. For this particular matchup at Camden Yards, lean towards the Nationals’ batters getting the upperhand.
Averaging 10 fantasy points per game, Trea Turner has been a must start and he’s especially backed it up over his last 10 outings with a .341 batting average, 14 hits, three home runs, eight RBI, and three stolen bases. Juan Soto has also been mashing in that timeframe, knocking five longballs including two in their 18-1 beatdown of Miami on Monday. Josh Bell, meanwhile, has 14 homers on the season and could be a value play to take when facing Lopez tonight.
Tigers vs. Royals, 8:10 p.m. ET
Wily Peralta ($6,500)
Jonathan Schoop ($4,900)
Robbie Grossman ($3,700)
The Detroit Tigers are the hottest team in baseball at the moment, current winners of seven straight and within arm’s reach of Cleveland for second place in the AL Central. Tonight they open a weekend series against the Kris Bubic of the Kansas City Royals, who has gone 0-3 decision wise in his last five starts.
Wily Peralta has really lifted the Tiger rotation in recent weeks, boasting a 3-1 record with a 1.94 ERA and 20 strikeouts in his last seven outings. Jonathan Schoop has been consistent at the plate in his last 10 games, batting .375 with15 hits and nine RBI to the tune of 8.8 fantasy points per game. In that same span, Robbie Grossman has been boom-or-bust. While the former Athletic is batting .257, he has blasted four homers in that span to the tune of 10.5 FPPG.
Angels vs. Twins, 8:10 p.m. ET
Shohei Ohtani ($6,500)
Jared Walsh ($5,100)
David Fletcher ($4,500)
The Los Angeles Angels came out of the All-Star break in a little bit of a slump but were able to open up their four-game series at the Minnesota Twins with a 3-2 victory on Thursday. And with J.A. Happ, who has surrendered 56 hits and 29 earned runs in his last seven starts, on the mound for the Twins tonight, the potential is there for the Angels lineup to really get cooking at Target Field.
Shohei Ohtani wore the collar in last night’s win over Minnesota, going 0-4 with three strikeouts. One bad night, however, shouldn’t deter anyone from keeping the two-way sensation from their lineups. Same with Walsh, who has knocked just two homers in his last 10 outings. In that same span, 2B David Fletcher has been on fire at the plate, batting .444 with 20 hits and 11 RBI, so getting him at $4,500 is a strong value play for your lineup.