MLB DFS Stacks: Saturday 5/8

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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 seven-game main slate beginning at 7:05 ET.


Atlanta (vs. Philadelphia - RHP Vince Velasquez)

Atlanta checks in with the highest run-scoring projection of this evening slate. They’ll take on a familiar foe in Philadelphia RHP Vince Velasquez. As it turns out, nearly the entire Braves’ offense has strong numbers against this pitcher. Of course, we’ll take almost any reason to stack Freddie Freeman, Ozzie Albies, and Ronald Acuna in the same lineup. They are certainly well-aligned tonight.

Boston (at Baltimore - LHP Zach Lowther)

You could also consider Houston against LHP Steven Matz, but Boston seems to be in a better overall spot. They’ll face Baltimore LHP Zach Lowther and a non-imposing Orioles’ bullpen. J.D. Martinez and Xander Bogaerts are the first Red Sox hitters that come to mind, but Rafael Devers can certainly handle a lefty/lefty matchup against a subpar pitcher. Don’t forget about Christian Vazquez either.

Top Plays: Freddie Freeman (1B), Ozzie Albies (2B), Rafael Devers (3B), Xander Bogaerts (SS), J.D. Martinez (OF), Ronald Acuna (OF),

Top Value: Christian Vazquez (C ), Austin Riley (3B), Dansby Swanson (SS)


Arizona (at NY Mets - LHP Joey Lucchesi)

Mets’ lefty Joey Lucchesi has looked out of sorts. Over his last two starts, Lucchesi has allowed nine hits and nine earned runs across just 5.2 innings. Arizona has a sneaky-good lineup that could inflict some damage if those struggles persist. Carson Kelly and Christian Walker are the top lifts here, while Eduardo Escobar and Tim Locastro are deeper tournament options.

Seattle (at Texas - RHP Kohei Arihara)

I don’t know what it is, but Seattle and Arizona are seemingly always in the tournament section of this article. They both have capable offenses with some under-the-radar players, and it just so happens that each of them holds an interesting matchup tonight. The Mariners will square off against Texas RHP Kohei Arihara, who has allowed 10 hits and 11 earned runs over his last two starts. Mitch Haniger, Kyle Lewis, Kyle Seager, and Dylan Moore are the tournament options in order of preference.

Texas (vs. Seattle - RHP Erik Swanson)

You could easily stack both sides of this game in tournaments. Seattle RHP Erik Swanson holds an inflated 6.20 ERA in his major league career. Lefties have plagued him with a .358 wOBA split. That signals power lefties like Joey Gallo, Nate Lowe, and Willie Calhoun to keep their respective hotstreaks.


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