3 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for Tuesday 7/5/22

Stacks are an essential part of everyday fantasy baseball. You can push a team to the top of a GPP by driving them up. However, they can also be used in cash games, namely smaller stacks (for two or three people) that reduce the volatility of a full stack for four people.

This article is your home for the top stacks of the day during the 2022 Major League Baseball season. The primary goal is to identify the upside stack with the highest score. Still, game theory will play a role in contrarian stacks making the cut as GPP options. Still, chalky stacks will appear in this room as well.

Aside from my analysis in this area, I highly recommend NumberFire premium members to use our DFS sharpstack tool and hitting heatmap tool. The DFS Sharpstack helps put stacks into optimized lineups, allowing you to change parameters and ban or ban players and teams. Meanwhile, the Heatmap offers a one-stop shop for opposing starting pitcher, implied total, park factor, and other notable goodies.

Now let’s look at the top stacks of today’s main table.

Houston Astros

The Houston Astros are a great option against Zack Greinke tonight. The Veteran Righty nears the finish line. According to FanGraphs, he had an ERA of 4.38 across a dozen starts, which is significantly better than his expected ERA of 5.34 (xERA).

His extreme pitch-to-contact approach is unlikely to work against the Astros. Greinke has recorded an 11.9 percent strikeout rate and a 7.1 percent swinging strike rate — much lower than league averages of 22.2 percent and 11.1 percent, respectively. After all, he’s been a tire fire on the road this year, sporting a 6.90 ERA in away games.

The Astros have a deep lineup with plenty of stacking options. Still, Jordan Alvarez ($4,300) is the key piece. As of last year he has .372 OBP, .304 ISO and 168 wRC+ against righties. The second most enticing option is Kyle Tucker ($3,600). As of early 2021, the left-handed outfielder has an OBP of 0.370, an ISO of 0.238 and a wRC+ of 147 versus righties. Additionally, Tucker stole 14 bases in 16 attempts this year.

New York Yankees

Jose Quintana has been surprisingly adequate this year, a far cry from the pitcher with a 6.43 ERA in 2021. Despite this, Quintana’s 3.43 ERA has dramatically outperformed his 4.39 ERA. In addition, his deletion rate of 20.9 percent is mediocre.

The veteran left-hander is set to fight with the New York Yankeesright-leaning lineup. Since 2021, Quintana has brought right-handers a .481 slugging and .360 wOBA. Even in his rebound campaign, Quintana’s .313 wOBA shouldn’t stop players from using the Yankees.

The key wheel for the Bronx Bombers’ high-profile offense is Aaron Judge ($4,000). He’s having a great season and he’s a left-handed killer. As of 2019, Judge has held a .391 OBP, .309 ISO, and 164 wRC+ against lefties.

Gian Carlo Stanton ($3,700) is another elite option that has boasted a .241 ISO and 140 wRC+ against southpaw since 2019. Don’t sleep on salary-cap-friendly opportunities like Josh Donaldson ($2,500) and Gleyber Torres ($2,800).

Toronto Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays had a dud last night. Luckily they have a proper matchup tonight.

Correct Adrian Martinez gets the ball for the Oakland Athletics. He had a 6.30 ERA in two starts for them that year and he had a 5.63 ERA in 13 starts in Triple-A.

The right-hander’s most-used second spot was his move, an offer best used to neutralize the draw advantage. Predictably, in an admittedly tiny sample, he was better against lefties than righties. The 19 right-handed hitters he faces have him touched up for a .368 OBP, .625 slugging and .421 wOBA. He allowed a .480 slugging and .809 OPS right-handed in Triple-A that season, according to the Baseball Reference.

So Toronto’s right-wing lineup should crush him tonight. The Blue Jays really do stack from top to bottom. Nonetheless, the best sources of energy are George Springer ($4,100) and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. ($4,400). As of early last year, Springer has been ISO 0.272 against righties, and Guerrero has been even better at ISO 0.275.

Joshua Shepardson is not a FanDuel employee. Joshua Shepardson not only offers DFS gameplay advice but also competes in DFS competitions on FanDuel with his personal account, username bchad50. While the strategies and player choices recommended in his/her articles are his/her personal views, he/she may employ other strategies and player choices when competing with his/her personal account. The views expressed in his/her articles are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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