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MLB DFS Stacks: Thursday 4/22

by Spencer Limbach
Updated On: April 22, 2021, 11:08 am ET

Welcome to the MLB DFS Stacks article - where we’ll be looking to highlight the best hitting stacks of the day. These recommendations are categorized as “Cash Game Stacks” and “Tournament Stacks” while outlining risk/reward situations. We will add additional context with other hitting/pitching options throughout the article. 

Keep in mind that the following player write-ups were constructed earlier in the day, and sometimes injury/rest situations can alter the fantasy landscape. Monitoring our MLB News & Headlines Feed throughout the day will keep you in the loop while giving you the subsequent DFS consequences of each information piece.

We will be looking at the five-game main slate beginning at 7:10 ET.

CASH GAME STACKS

Boston (vs. Seattle - RHP Justin Dunn)

Boston has the highest run-scoring projection of this main slate and it’s not even close. The wind is blowing out in Fenway Park as well. Seattle RHP Justin Dunn has looked good through two starts, but this will be a difficult road test for him. I’m expecting the Red Sox to jump on his career .362 wOBA split vs. left-handed bats. Alex Verdugo, Rafael Devers, and Franchy Cordero fit the bill. 

Houston (vs. LA Angels - RHP Alex Cobb)

Is Alex Cobb for real? The answer is no. Regression will take hold sooner or later, and that could happen in Houston tonight. Cobb had a .359 wOBA split to right-handed bats in his last full season (2018), and I’m not a believer in this turnaround so far. Alex Bregman is the leading candidate to jump all over him tonight, while Carlos Correa, Aledmys Diaz, and Yuli Gurriel follow suit.  

NY Mets (at Chicago Cubs - Trevor Williams)

Since the beginning of the 2019 season, Trevor Williams has an inflated .371 wOBA split to left-handed bats. The wind is blowing out in Wrigley Field, so we have the perfect combination of factors to back a Mets’ stack. Michael Conforto is the main player that comes to mind along with Dominic Smith, Brandon Nimmo (if playing), and Jeff McNeil

Top Plays: Rafael Devers (3B), Alex Verdugo (OF), Alex Bregman (3B), Carlos Correa (SS), Michael Conforto (OF)

Top Value: Franchy Cordero (OF), Dominic Smith (1B), Aledmys Diaz (2B)

TOURNAMENT STACKS

San Francisco (vs. Miami - LHP Daniel Castano)

Some people may overlook the Giants because they are playing in their pitcher-friendly home ballpark. However, this is a nice matchup against a mediocre left-handed pitcher, and the wind is blowing out to left field. San Francisco is a legitimate offense against southpaws, so we can look at Austin Slater, Evan Longoria, and Wilmer Flores in this spot.  

Seattle (at Boston - RHP Nick Pivetta)

Seattle will have a chance to take advantage of the same park factor outlined above with the Red Sox. Boston RHP Nick Pivetta owns a career .357 wOBA split to right-handed bats, and we all know Fenway Park enhances power from the right side of the plate. Mitch Haniger appears poised for a breakout game while Kyle Lewis and Dylan Moore are intriguing sleeper picks.

Spencer Limbach

Spencer Limbach is a multi-sport daily fantasy specialist for NBC Sports Edge. He can be found on twitter @Spencer_JL.