MLB Top Stacks: June 16th

We’ve got a full 15-game slate on this Friday night, so stacking options are plentiful. Here are my top-five teams to stack up in your lineup. Feel free to reach out to me on Twitter with comments or questions: @julianedlow.

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1. COLORADO ROCKIES

Well, Coors Field lived up to the hype last night, giving us 19 total runs (a 10-9 Rockies victory). If you paid up for the bats, you were rewarded. It’ll be a tougher task against RHP Jeff Samardzija, but Colorado is still projected for around six runs. Samardzija’s seen a ton of action against these bats, and they’ve hit him pretty well — 68-for-224 (.304) with 20 extra-base hits.

Players to Consider

  • Charlie Blackmon ($5,400)
  • Mark Reynolds ($5,100)
  • Nolan Arenado ($5,200)
  • DJ LeMahieu ($4,400)
  • Ian Desmond ($4,700)
  • Carlos Gonzalez ($3,700)


2. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS

The Giants are projected for nearly six runs as well, so we’re looking at another high-scoring game. RHP Antonio Senzatela has actually been really solid at Coors, but just look at what the Giants were able to do last night. I’m not in love with San Francisco’s offense, but when you look at the price tags of these bats at Coors, they almost become a top value slate. LHB have hit seven of the 10 home runs Senzatela has allowed this season.

Players to Consider

  • Brandon Belt ($4,600)
  • Brandon Crawford ($3,800)
  • Joe Panik ($4,300)
  • Denard Span ($4,200)
  • Hunter Pence ($3,900)
  • Aaron Hill ($3,500)


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3. CLEVELAND INDIANS

The Indians are in Minnesota, where they’re projected for more than five and a half runs against LHP Nik Turley. Turley’s pitched once this season, when he allowed four runs in four innings in San Francisco. That’s not a very difficult lineup playing in a ballpark built for pitching. Nineteen Giants faced Turley in that game, all of them were RHB going 8-for-19 with five doubles. The Indians will have a chance to feast on this kid.

Players to Consider

  • Edwin Encarnacion ($4,900)
  • Jose Ramirez ($4,000)
  • Francisco Lindor ($4,500)
  • Carlos Santana ($3,200)
  • Austin Jackson ($3,100)
  • Jason Kipnis ($3,400)


4. LOS ANGELES DODGERS

The Dodgers will face RHP Tim Adleman in a great park for hitters in Cincy. Los Angeles tends to feast on RHP with all of its talented LHB, so this is a great matchup for the road team. The Dodgers are projected for five and a half runs and should have plenty of lefties featured in their lineup. Cody Bellinger has homered six times in his last five games, while Corey Seager has nine total hits in his last five. These guys have been red-hot.

Players to Consider

  • Cody Bellinger ($4,800)
  • Corey Seager ($4,800)
  • Chase Utley ($3,700)
  • Yasmani Grandal ($3,600)
  • Joc Pederson ($3,900)
  • Justin Turner ($4,500)


5. TORONTO BLUE JAYS

#FlashbackFriday to 2016 when stacking the Blue Jays against LHP was the chalky move. Toronto has been getting its act together with key players returning from injury, and LHP Jose Quintana has been terrible this season with a 5.30 ERA. RHB have hit nine of 10 homers allowed by Quintana this season, and four different Jays have homered off him in his career, including two from Kendrys Morales (13-for-38 at the dish against him in his career).

Players to Consider

  • Josh Donaldson ($4,700)
  • Kendrys Morales ($3,700)
  • Justin Smoak ($4,300)
  • Jose Bautista ($4,200)
  • Kevin Pillar ($3,400)
  • Troy Tulowitzki ($2,700)

 


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