Baseball Picks Daily Fantasy Expert Advice

08/12/2017
Austyn Varney

Daily Fantasy MLB Hitter Stacks for FanDuel and DraftKings - 8/12/17

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Kansas City Royals

It's James Shields day! As one of the worst pitchers in baseball, we want to pick on him every time he takes the mound. He's been atrocious against both sides of the plate, dating back to 2015. He's allowed a .371 combined wOBA and is striking out just under 7 batters per 9, while walking over 4. Shields is just a bad pitcher at this point and doesn't have too many major league innings left in the tank. This Royals team will move from Kauffman Stadium to Guaranteed Rate Field, which is a huge upgrade. GRF has played top 10 for the past few years for power and run production. This Royals offense may not come off as such, but they are lethal. They can drive in runs with the best of them and have a few guys who can park one in the seats. Mike Moustakas and Eric Hosmer are my 2 favorite plays and I wouldn't sport a Royals stack without either. After that, you can go anywhere. This offense is one of the least concentrated in baseball. Cabrera, Cain, and Merrifield are my next 3 favorites and ultimately a toss-up.

Main Stack - Mike Moustakas, Eric Hosmer, Mely Cabrera, Lorenzo Cain
Sneaky Stack - Mike Moustakas, Eric Hosmer, Whit Merrifield, Brandon Moss

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Chicago Cubs

The Royals are the clear stack of the night and I don't see there being a 2nd one that stands out. The Cubs do face a lefty in Chase Field, so let's take a look. Patrick Corbin isn't a horrible pitcher, but he struggles mightily against right-handed pitching. he's allowed a .371 wOBA on the year and an astounding 16 homers. The Cubs are obviously one of the more lethal offenses in baseball and you have to respect them against a lefty. Kris Bryant and Willson Contreras are far and away y top plays, with Zobrist and Baez a close 3rd and 4th. This entire lineup can move in a lot of different ways, so wait for it to be announced before you decide on roster construction. They do hold the 2nd highest implied run total on the night and I don't see anyone other than Bryant being highly owned. Patrick Corbin is a very average pitcher and one you can pick on in the 2nd best hitting ballpark around.

Main Stack - Kris Bryant, Ben Zobrist, Willson Contreras, Javier Baez
Sneaky Stack - Kris Bryant, Willson Contreras, Ian Happ, Albert Almora

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2 Visitor Comments

  1. I think I’ll pass on contrares today. That whole DL thing

  2. Second day in a row your recommending Contreras? Hey Guys, maybe you shouldn’t recommend players on the DL. Probably won’t bring in many points. It’d have to be an AWFUL long hit to score from there!!!!

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