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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.

Toronto Blue Jays (5.3) vs. Corey Oswalt (R)

SP Splits (2018)

wOBA Allowed

FB%

ISO

K%

BB%

Hard% Allowed

Vs. LHB

.47866.7%.42911.1%22.2%33.3%
Vs. RHB.34726.3%.26116.7%0%52.6%

Well there is no 4th of July narrative for the Blue Jays stack, but Corey Oswalt is starting that is enough for me. Oswalt has had one start in the majors, and it did not go well. He allowed six earned runs to the Marlins, allowing two home runs. He pitched a long relief role against the Cardinals earlier this season, before being sent down to the minors where he has a 1.33 HR/9 and 5.32 ERA. Toronto works very well on this slate because of their price tags. You will be able to jam in some expensive bats around them depending on your pitching selection. Oswalt has thrown a 90mph fastball 48% of the time, and a sinker 23% of the time. Both have over a 50% hard-contact rate off of them. His changeup is thrown 12% of the time, while the curveball sits at 18%. Throwing "hard" stuff 70% of the time against this Jays team is going to lead to some trouble. Curtis Granderson has a .599 wOBA and .769 ISO off this fastball range, while Yangervis Solarte has a .593 wOBA and .333 ISO. Justin Smoak has a .420 wOBA and .240 ISO against the range, and Randal Grichuk has a .424 wOBA and .353 ISO. Teoscar Hernandez has just 11 batted ball events, but nothing to show outside of a 100 EVAvg. Kevin Pillar has a 50% hard-contact rate, and guys like Devon Travis and Aledmys Diaz have over a 30% hard-contact rate. Against sinkers, Granderson, Hernandez, Smoak, and Grichuk have over a .200 ISO against the pitch. Diving into the curveball there isn't much success, but Diaz has a .443 wOBA and .313 ISO. Changeups, Solarte, Hernandez, Smoak, Grichuk, and Travis have over a .200 ISO. While I realize 1-9 isn't helpful suggesting who to stack, they are still value names to work in and out of those Coors lineups. I will be looking 1-5 here in this lineup, although Diaz is one of my favorite values on the slate with a .197 ISO against right-handers this season.

Cincinnati Reds (5.7) vs. Dylan Covey (R)

SP Splits (2018)

wOBA Allowed

FB%

ISO

K%

BB%

Hard% Allowed

Vs. LHB

.36730.5%.14418%13.9%39%
Vs. RHB.27321.7%.10815.7%6.7%34.8%

Alright Cincinnati, eight runs was a step in the right direction after the five the game before. Dylan Covey has allowed 16 earned runs over the last three starts, allowing six home runs in that span. There has been a theme with these lineups, and they were all lefty heavy. When we look back into Covey's career, he has allowed a .371 wOBA to lefties, with a 35% hard-contact rate. Covey is a sinker ball pitcher, throwing it 63% of the time this season. Hitters have a .364 wOBA and 40% hard-contact rate off of it. The four lefties I am looking at here all have under a 50% groundball rate against sinkers dating back the last two and a half seasons. Scott Schebler has a .418 wOBA and .206 ISO against the pitch, sporting a 42% hard-contact rate. Tucker Barnhart has a .377 wOBA a 35% hard-contact rate against it. Joey Votto has a .431 wOBA, .187 ISO, and 39% hard-contact rate. Scooter Gennett has a .431 wOBA and .252 ISO against the pitch, and a 40% hard-contact rate. Eugenio Suarez is a contrarian third base option with a .399 wOBA off sinkers, and a .264 ISO against right-handers on the season. Hopefully the Reds don't tweak the lineup and break up these five because then it becomes less attractive.

Cleveland Indians (5.5) vs. Trevor Oaks (R)

SP Splits (2018)

wOBA Allowed

FB%

ISO

K%

BB%

Hard% Allowed

Vs. LHB

.60635.3%.20014.3%4.8%58.8%
Vs. RHB.30820%.12019.2%3.8%60%

Ian Kennedy was placed on the DL, as if it really matters for the Royals at this point. Trevor Oaks is drawing the start, and has pedestrian numbers in his minor league career. He only has one start this season, which came against the White Sox. He allowed five earned runs in five innings. Later in the year he has been just a reliever at times, and has allowed three earned runs in 4.2 innings. He is another sinker ball pitcher, throwing it 55% of the time, and hitters have just a 47% groundball rate and 47% hard-contact. There is no weak link against sinkers in this lineup. Francisco Lindor has a .412 wOBA and .238 ISO against the pitch. Michael Brantley has a .354 wOBA and 40% hard-contact rate. Jose Ramirez has a .432 wOBA and .254 ISO against sinkers, and has just a 42% groundball rate. Both Edwin Encarnacion and Yonder Alonso have similar numbers. They sit around a .380 wOBA, .200+ ISO, and 80%+ contact rates. I prefer Alonso more due to the price tag. Some of the back half guys are interesting in this spot, Jason Kipnis has a .376 wOBA and .203 ISO against sinkers. Tyler Naquin is a punt outfield option with a .376 wOBA off sinkers. Cleveland is an expensive stack, but a nice pivot away from the chalky Coors. Houston right-handed bats are also in the mix against Mike Minor.



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