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.
Coors is on the slate, and with two subpar pitchers there it is going to suck up a lot of ownership. With no pitchers priced over $11,000 or $13,000 depending on the site, that will allow people to freely pay for the expensive stacks on the slate. Coors will be one, and for good reason. Christian Bergman used to pitch for Colorado, but was called up recently for Seattle and struggles tremendously with only a fastball and changeup. Bergman has allowed over a .400 wOBA to right-handers in his career, and over a .330 wOBA to left-handers. This makes a lot of options intriguing. Seattle side quickly you will find the options we find best in the cheat sheets, but hitters that hit that 94 mph fastball from either side of the plate standout. The Stacking article will be rather contrarian today.
Baltimore is somewhere to look today, and not specifically just the home team. Texas comes into Baltimore and Cole Hamels finds his way on the hill, allowing over a .200 ISO to right-handed hitters. Hamels throws a cutter over 25% of the time in addition to his fastball/sinker and Danny Valencia, Manny Machado, and Jonathan Schoop profile well here. The idea of rounding it out with a Mark Trumbo or Adam Jones isn't a bad idea here either. Hamels has been struggling and while Baltimore is not a team that pays off often, they'll be overlooked because they're all cheap outside of Machado.
On the Texas side of things the lefties get a park bump in Baltimore. Alex Cobb had allowed a .385 wOBA, .218 ISO, and 34% hard-contact rate. Cobb relies on his 91mph over 50% of the time, which has been getting hammered this season. Shin-Soo Choo, Joey Gallo, Nomar Mazara, and Rougned Odor are the power lefties I'm looking at here. Elvis Andrus and Robinson Chirinos are two options to make it a five man, and Cobb has also allowed a .385 wOBA to right-handers.
Boston is going to roll out a potentially funky lineup tonight. Andrew Benintendi is out for a few days, and it is non injury related. Steve Pearce is day to day which will likely bring Mitch Moreland into the lineup if he misses. We still get Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez who have been mashing lefties this season. Xander Bogaerts, Eduardo Nunez, Sam Travis, and Blake Swihart are going to roundout this lineup from the right side. Toronto's lefty arm is relies on a sinker and changeup exclusively.
Houston is one of my favorite teams to target tonight against a pitcher that has pitched for them. Fiers relies on a low velocity fastball which Houston hits well. Out of the expensive options Alex Bregman stands out but the backhalf value guys are the way to go.