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Best MLB team stacks for DFS on Saturday, August 7th

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

Tyler Naquin #12 celebrates with Nick Castellanos #2 of the Cincinnati Reds after being batted in during a game between the Milwaukee Brewers and Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on July 16, 2021 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images

We have a 16-game schedule in the majors on Saturday, which means there are multiple opportunities to come away with a win in DraftKings baseball DFS. The main slate has 11 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 Saturday, August 7th.

Pirates vs. Reds, 7:10 p.m. ET

Joey Votto ($6,100)
Jonathan India ($5,000)
Nick Castellanos ($4,200)

Our first team stack to lead off tonight’s main slate will be the Cincinnati Reds, who’ve been on fire in their last five games. The Reds are averaging 7.0 runs per game over that span and are outscoring the Pirates 17-4 in the first two games of their series. Cincinnati’s offense will likely stay hot as they go up against Pirates starting pitcher Mitch Keller. The 25-year-old has a 3-8 record and 7.05 ERA this season.

Despite pitching much better away from PNC Park this season (4.82), he has not fared well under the primetime lights with an ERA of 6.87. Reds outfielder Nick Castellanos should be a good option for this stack. The first-time All-Star is hitting .273 with a HR and 2 RBI in 11 at-bats against Keller.

Indians vs. Tigers, 7:10 p.m. ET

Jonathan Schoop ($4,600)
Jeimer Candelario ($3,800)
Harold Ramirez ($2,500)

On Friday night, we highlighted a Cleveland Indians stack as they faced off against Tigers pitcher Matt Manning. However, for tonight’s main slate, we are going to switch sides and take the Tigers.

The Tigers will be going up against Indians pitcher Eli Morgan, who has pitched better as of late. But he has not done well at home this season with a 1-2 record and 8.82 ERA in 4 starts. A good value play for this DFS stack is Tigers outfielder Harold Ramirez. In his last 5 games, he is averaging 7.2 FPPG, which is higher than his season average of 6.0 FPPG.

Diamondbacks vs. Padres, 8:40 p.m. ET

Jake Cronenworth ($4,700)
Eric Hosmer ($3,700)
Trent Grisham ($3,600)

Our final team stack for Saturday night’s main slate is the San Diego Padres. Despite not having Fernando Tatis Jr. in the lineup, this team still has a ton of pop and can score runs with the best of them. San Diego will be facing Diamondbacks starter Taylor Widener, who has an ERA of 8.36 in three starts at home this season.

Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer has seen his value rise and fall throughout this season. But at his current value of $3,700, I think he could do some damage against Widener. In his last 10 games, Hosmer is hitting .355, but only averaging 4.9 FPPG. Trent Grisham is another player to keep an eye out for too.