Welcome everyone to our Lineup Optimizer strategy article for 5/26/22. This is a new article I will be doing daily that discusses the stacks and players the optimizer is popping for today’s slate. We are very blessed to have out optimizer powered by SaberSim — and you can get access by clicking HERE. Let’s get into it…
Limited day baseball today means a nice, big-sized Thursday night slate and the perfect slate to play some small-field, single-entry tournaments on DraftKings!
This is a pretty loaded pitching slate with some sketchy weather as well. Given how strong the pitching is, that typically makes it harder to find a stack. I locked in Frankie Montas + Shohei Ohtani at pitcher, as they are my preferred two options. Let’s see the results!
The Dodgers are in a clear top spot against Humberto Castellanos and a bad Arizona bullpen — but they will also likely be the highest-owned stack tonight seeing as they have over a 5.5 implied run total. I also don’t want to stack a bad offense like the A’s, against a ground ball pitcher in Martin Perez. So, the decision comes down to stacking what I expect to be a high-owned offense, or choosing one of the lesser spots. The Dodgers are a very expensive stack, but I think that with how the pricing works out we could build around 3-4 Dodgers and mix in a mini-stack of another team. I’m also very interested in the Red Sox/White Sox game and both of those stacks are pretty far down the list. Dallas Keuchel is a pitcher I think is a shell of his former self, and I have loved attacking him in recent weeks. Boston is heating up, so if I end up pivoting off the Dodgers stack it will be to the above-average sinker hitters on Boston.
I think it would be easier to fit in a full-stack of the Red Sox, but the Dodgers spot is undeniable. I think I will ultimately take the lower ownership and stack 4-5 Boston bats tonight.
Written by Ben Hossler (Follow @BenHossler on Twitter)