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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.

Oakland A's (5.4) vs. Mike Fiers (R)

SP Splits (2018)

wOBA Allowed

FB%

ISO

K%

BB%

Hard% Allowed

Vs. LHB

.34643.9%.23817.2%7.4%32.5%
Vs. RHB.34943.9%.21117.9%3.5%37.9%

Oakland is a team that is much better on the road offensively, which makes sense playing in that massive ballpark in Oakland. Fiers hasn't really had a true blowup this season, but a handful of starts where he allows 4-5 ER in five innings, and turns over to a bullpen that has the 6th highest ERA. Fiers has an xFIP over five, and a sub-20% strikeout rate. He is allowing over a .200 ISO to both sides of the plate, and an identical flyball rate over 40% as well. Fiers throws a low velocity fastball at 88mph, and his off-speed stuff has been horrendous. His slider has a 17% whiff rate and .304 ISO off it, while his changeup has a .390 wOBA and .190 ISO. His curveball is his best pitch, but nothing overwhelming, and he only throws it 16% of the time. Against low-velocity fastballs, there are some A's bats that stand out. Marcus Semien has a .539 wOBA and .583 ISO, with over a 50% hard-contact rate. Jed Lowrie has a .433 wOBA and .390 ISO, and is another bat with over a 50% hard-contact rate. Khris Davis has a .250 ISO against the pitch, and an 83% contact rate which is always notable for him. Matt Olson only has seven at-bats against that velocity, but has a .265 ISO and 52% hard-contact rate against right-handers. The A's are a swing and miss team, but Fiers pedestrian SwStr% of 8.6%, and failure to get guys to miss with his off-speed stuff helps. You should see Dustin Fowler into the lineup, who has a .154 ISO and .310 wOBA off right-handers. He has cooled off a bit, but still has a 48% hard-contact rate against right-handers. Stephen Piscotty has been heating up, and has a respectable .351 wOBA and .178 ISO against right-handers. Oakland's projected 3-4-5 hitters have over a .200 ISO against right-handers this season, and Detroit is actually a favorable hitters park that often gets overlooked. Matt Joyce is back in the lineup, and has a .512 wOBA and .552 ISO against Fiers' fastball range, with a 52% hard-contact rate.

San Diego Padres (5.0) vs. Mike Minor (L)

SP Splits (2018)

wOBA Allowed

FB%

ISO

K%

BB%

Hard% Allowed

Vs. LHB

.30131.1%.22216.1%1.8%34.8%
Vs. RHB.35345.6%.23220.4%6.5%43.6%

Mike Minor has been in better form of late, but his ERA estimators are still poor in this recent stretch of games. not much has changed outside the massive drop in BABIP. His hard-contact and flyball rate actually rose this month. When at home he allows a 47% hard-contact rate compared to 35% on the road. While the Padres are a bottom five offense, they will get lost on a big slate and end up being somewhat contrarian. Getting Wil Myers back helps this offense against lefties. Myers has only seen a lefty in 23 PA this season due to injuries, but dating back to last season has a .182 ISO and 50.5% hard-contact rate. Christian Villanueva has a .479 ISO and .488 wOBA against left-handers, as his ISO finally fell below his wOBA this season. Manuel Margot has a 43% hard-contact rate against left-handers this season, but groundballs are the issue. Margot has a .411 wOBA and .196 ISO against Minor's range of fastball, which is getting hit for a .400 wOBA, .267 ISO, and 52% hard-contact rate. Hunter Renfroe should find his way into the lineup with a .239 ISO and .393 wOBA against left-handers, but the 70% contact rate is still pretty poor. You are likely going to get Jose Pirela rounding out this stack, and he has a 37% hard-contact rate and 81.4% contact rate against southpaws this season. He is one of the better contact bats against lefties that the Padres have. Overall this stack is boom-or-bust, but they are worth a shot in GPPs, especially on FanDuel where each bat is under $3,000.

Arizona Diamondbacks (4.5) vs. Wei-Yen Chen (L)

SP Splits (2018)

wOBA Allowed

FB%

ISO

K%

BB%

Hard% Allowed

Vs. LHB

.29837.9%.22028.6%2.4%34.5%
Vs. RHB.39646%.23712.6%12.1%31.7%

Despite the bottom five hitters park, Wei-Yen Chen on the hill is enough for me to overlook it. He throws a low 90s fastball 57% of the time, His slider has over a .250 ISO against it, changeup, sinker, and curve all over a .400 wOBA so far this season, although his sinker is more just a random pitch throwing 3% of the time. Looking at this fastball range, Paul Goldschmidt is in for a field day. He has been struggling with high velocity stuff this season, but has a .540 wOBA and .470 ISO against this range. Ketel Marte has a .408 wOBA and .207 ISO against this range. You are going to get Nick Ahmed in the lineup, who has a .424 wOBA and .357 ISO off this fastball range, while also sporting a .273 ISO against southpaws this season. John Ryan Murphy is projected in the lineup, but we have to keep an eye on him anyway given the Diamondbacks have three catchers on their roster. Murphy has a .397 wOBA and .327 ISO against southpaws this season, and a ridiculous 52.4% hard-contact rate. It is a small sample size, but Murphy has a .350 ISO and 50% hard-contact rate against Chen's fastball range. These are the four preferred bats, but a David Peralta will be a contrarian way to go. He has a .237 ISO off this fastball range, and Chen is still allowing over a .200 ISO to left-handed hitters.



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