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Fantasy Baseball Stacks: Top DraftKings MLB Offenses to Target for September 9

Steve Buchanan gives his top offenses to target for Wednesday’s seven-game DraftKings MLB slate, which locks at 7:05 p.m. ET.

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Nine games on tap for Wednesday, meaning, with some quick math, we have 18 teams to choose from when it comes to stacking. You might be thinking, “But Steve, WHO ARE THEY!?!?!” Great news folks, I’ll tell ya below!

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1. Los Angeles Angels

You may not think of the Angels right away because, quite frankly, they’re not having a great year. While you would be correct on that, they have consistently been a strong team against righties. If you don’t go and check the stats often, you could be surprised to know that they own a .339 wOBA (6th), a .183 ISO (11th) and only a 21.1% strikeout rate (26th) within the split. Not too shabby, right!? The Rangers will be running out Kyle Cody ($5,400), who prior to this season didn’t pitch higher than Single-A and, in his limited appearances this season, has walked five hitters through 7.1 innings. In all, this feels like quite the spot against the Rangers for the Halos this evening.

Players to Consider

Mike Trout ($5,900)
Anthony Rendon ($5,200)
Shohei Ohtani ($4,300)
Albert Pujols ($3,200)
Jared Walsh ($2,300)

2. Houston Astros

I talked about my love about this stack over in my MLB Cheat Sheet (which you can read next). They have a tough matchup on paper against Jesus Luzardo ($8,300), who is in the midst of a tough stretch. In three of his last four games (except against the Diamondbacks because they’re horrific against lefties), Luzardo has allowed at least three runs and six hits. His FIP is still at a solid 3.71, but he’s also facing a very good team against lefties, especially after Alex Bregman ($4,800) came back into the mix on Tuesday. When making this stack, I would focus on the top four players listed here, as they all have an ISO of at least .296 against lefties in 2020.

Players to Consider

Yuli Gurriel ($3,500)
Kyle Tucker ($4,300)
George Springer ($4,200)
Alex Bregman ($4,800)
Michael Brantley ($3,100)

3. New York Mets

People get caught up in junk numbers like wins, batting average and ERA and use those as holy stats. You should strive to educate yourself and be in tune with stats like FIP. If you look at Lopez, his is quite good at 3.89. Still, this is a “doesn’t pass the eye ball test” situation and I’m willing to roll with that and use the Mets tonight. Lopez has struggled immensely for over three years now, especially against lefties. In a limited showing so far, he has just a .315 wOBA and a 4.55 FIP against them. Last season, those numbers jumped to a .405 wOBA and a 5.99 FIP in a much bigger sample size. With that in mind, I’m banking on the old Lopez to emerge soon enough and hopefully it starts with the Mets at Citi Field.

Players to Consider

Michael Conforto ($4,800)
Robinson Cano ($4,400)
Jeff McNeil ($5,700)
Dominic Smith ($4,200)
Pete Alonso ($4,400)

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4. Miami Marlins

Yes! Let’s get nuts! Tommy Milone ($9,200) is so ridiculously overpriced that I want to simply stack the Marlins against him just to see him get rocked. While that’s certainly a fun reason, it’s not a great statistical reason. If we’re being completely honest, the Marlins are NOT a great team against lefties. Their .301 wOBA and .154 ISO doesn’t exactly scream “STACK US.” However, Milone is finally starting to crumble from his early season success. In two starts since joining the Braves, Milone has quickly been tagged for eight runs on 14 hits through 6.1 innings against the Nationals and Phillies. Yes, the Phillies accounted for most of the damage but we’ve been seeing Milone’s FIP rise, even before the trade to the Braves. I think this is a great tournament stack which can lead into facing the Braves bullpen, who have thrown the third most innings at 31.1 over the last week.

Players to Consider

Miguel Rojas ($3,900)
Garrett Cooper ($3,500)
Brian Anderson ($3,600)
Starling Marte ($5,400)
Jesus Aguilar ($3,600)

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