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Stacking has been a popular way to bring down tournaments, and some stacks are even cash game viable. We offer three free top stacks of the night and will provide stacks in a wide range of price tags. We do want to make it known that stacks in Colorado are often fairly obvious and popular stacks. We don't feel the need to break down Colorado stacks and will be more focused on other stacking options. Unless we are struggling to find three others, Colorado stacks will be a top choice but not broken down. We tend to look at park factors, Vegas numbers, starting pitcher and bullpen numbers, and various offensive stats. Feel free to shoot us questions on Twitter at @BrentHeiden1, @JGuilbault11, and @dfcafe.

Washington Nationals (5.1) vs. Aaron Sanchez (R)

SP Splits (2018)

wOBA Allowed

FB%

ISO

K%

BB%

Hard% Allowed

Vs. LHB

.40532.7%.19213.4%18.1%30.7%
Vs. RHB.26330.3%.11521.5%8.5%32.8%

With Aaron Sanchez on the hill, the Nationals lineup really stands out with six projected lefties in the lineup. Sanchez relies mostly on his sinker, fastball, and changeup. His changeup is his best pitch as the sinker and fastball get hammered. Against his fastball range there are a lot of bats standing out. Adam Eaton has a .522 wOBA and .269 ISO against it. Bryce Harper has a .386 wOBA and .226 ISO, also boasting a 53% hard-contact rate. Juan Soto has done most of his damage against lefties this season, but he is the real deal. So far he has a .418 wOBA and .429 ISO off this fastball range. Daniel Murphy and Matt Adams both have over a .200 ISO against the fastball range as well. Adams stands out even further to me with a .444 wOBA and .324 ISO off sinkers. Harper and Trea Turner have over a .200 ISO against sinkers as well. Washington's implied total has climbed since last night, and they get a bump in Rogers Centre. With 15 games on the slate, I would not think they become overly popular.

Pittsburgh Pirates (4.9) vs. Matt Harvey (R)

SP Splits (2018)

wOBA Allowed

FB%

ISO

K%

BB%

Hard% Allowed

Vs. LHB

.40642.4% .30915.3%8.1%38%
Vs. RHB.31429.2%.18319.5%5.5%38.5%

This stack failed the last time it took place, but I do not mind going back here again. Matt Harvey has been dreadful against lefties as you can see above. This is a Pirates lineup with plenty of them, and a lot of them are at value prices. Against his range of fastball, Corey Dickerson has a .408 wOBA and .343 ISO. Josh Bell has a .410 wOBA and .245 ISO, but has struggled recently. Colin Moran has a .336 wOBA and .153 ISO against right-handers on the year and has been hitting cleanup. Gregory Polanco has been moving in the wrong direction in the lineup, but has a .213 ISO against right-handers. He also has a .220 ISO against Harvey's fastball range. Austin Meadows has cooled off a bit of late, but has a .182 ISO and 40% hard-contact rate against right-handers. His play has pushed a lot of players out of regular playing time. If you want to target the right-handers you can, but I can find better options at 2B and C tonight.

Colorado Rockies (5.3) vs. Yohander Mendez (L)

SP Splits (2017-2018)

wOBA Allowed

FB%

ISO

K%

BB%

Hard% Allowed

Vs. LHB

.27930.8%.05921.1%5.3%7.7%
Vs. RHB.41154.8%.3538.3%5.6%38.7%

Colorado is outside of Coors, and usually they do not find the stacking article either way. We avoid Coors stacks because they are obvious, but avoid the Rockies on the road because they struggle outside of Coors. I will make an exception for a hot night in Texas against a lefty that has over a five ERA in Triple-A this season. Basing off 2017 numbers, he throws a 92-93mph fastball, a sinker, changeup, and slider. His sinker and fastball is being thrown over 50% of the time combined, which does not bode well. Nolan Areando, Trevor Story, and Charlie Blackmon all have over a 200 ISO against that range of fastball. Ian Desmond has a .368 wOBA and .176 ISOagainst that fastball range. DJ LehMahieu has a .349 wOBA and 42% hard-contact rate. These are the names I am looking at tonight, although a few cheaper options might find their way into the back half of the lineup. Dating back to last season, Lemahieu and Blackmon have over a .200 ISO against southpaws. Arenado and Story have over a .300 ISO. Desmond has been much better this season against lefties, boasting a .261 ISO and .359 wOBA.



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