MLB DFS 5/11: Stacks, One-Offs, and Pitchers

Givanni Damico | May 11th, 2019

Last time I did MLB DFS was last Sunday and my Mariners’ stack had a great day against the Indians. Hopefully, today’s picks are just as good and help you guys win some cash. All prices will be DraftKings prices.

Stacks:

Colorado Rockies vs. San Diego Padres (Joey Lucchesi)
Nolan Arenado (3B), Trevor Story (SS), Mark Reynolds (1B)
DK: $15600

Last night was a display of offense between the Padres and the Rockies, but it was pretty one-sided in favor of Colorado. Arenado, Story, and Reynolds all kill left-handed pitchers and will face one tonight in Joey Lucchesi. This stack is pretty expensive but should be well worth it.

San Diego Padres at Colorado Rockies (Jon Gray)
Manny Machado (SS), Eric Hosmer (1B), Franmil Reyes (OF)
DK: $14200

Now we can take a look at the other side of the spectrum. Jon Gray pitches to contact which can really hurt him when playing at home in Colorado. Machado has started to get it going lately and Hosmer has done well when facing righties. Franmil Reyes has great power upside. This is cheaper than the Rockies stack, so if you want to play a stack that will be pretty low-owned and relatively cheap, here you go.

Philadelphia Phillies at Kansas City Royals (Brad Keller)
Rhys Hoskins (1B), Bryce Harper (OF), Jean Segura (SS)
DK: $14500

The Phillies should be coming back with a vengeance tonight after performing poorly on offense and losing last night to Kansas City. Hoskins has been red hot, and Bryce Harper and Jean Segura have decent value price tags. The Royals’ pitching has been their problem this season, so we’ll see if the Phillies can get to them early.

Value Stack:

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Washington Nationals (Max Scherzer)
Max Muncy (2B), Justin Turner (3B), Alex Verdugo (OF)
DK: $12600

Scherzer is never an easy draw for the opposing team, but he has struggled out of the gate so far, as has the whole Washington team. The Dodgers can hit the baseball and Muncy, Turner, and Verdugo all have good power upside while also being reliable in clutch situations. I doubt many people will run this stack tonight against Scherzer, so this could very well be very low-owned.

One-Offs:

Ronald Acuna at ARI (Merrill Kelly)
DK: $4500

Cheap price tag for someone who has upside all around. He is batting leadoff which isn’t great for a one-off, but he’s Ronald Acuna so…

Hunter Dozier vs. PHI (Zach Eflin)
DK: $4800

Dozier is batting cleanup against a pitcher who tends to pitch to contact. The guys around Dozier can get on base and Dozier should be able to drive them in.

Joey Gallo at HOU (Gerrit Cole)
DK: $5000

Gallo hits dingers. Simple.

Brian Dozier at LAD (Walker Buehler)
DK: $2800

The lesser Dozier will also crack the list. If you want to punt second base, Dozier is a perfect punt because he is super cheap and also has some upside because of his power.

Michael Conforto vs. MIA (Sandy Alcantara)
DK: $4500
The Marlins’ pitching has been beyond lackluster and Conforto is in a spot where he will be able to drive some guys in (batting fifth) while also having loads of power, especially against right-handed pitchers like Alcantara.

Pitchers:

Jacob deGrom vs. MIA
DK: $11000

Here’s your star to go after tonight. Jacob deGrom will get his Cy Young stuff back, and when better than against a Miami Marlins team who can’t hit?

Kohl Stewart vs. DET
DK: $5800

Here’s your “scrub” pitcher. The Tigers have been hot and cold when it comes to hitting and they’re throwing an inexperienced pitcher themselves tonight. Stewart is set up for success tonight and should get a look.

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