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Lineup Optimizer Strategy Picks for MLB 5/30/22

Welcome everyone to our Lineup Optimizer strategy article for 5/30/22. 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…


Happy Memorial Day everyone! We have two solid mid-sized DraftKings slates today, so I’m going to discuss the top stack for each slate in this article.

Top Stacks

Early Slate

The big decision on the Early Slate is what to do at pitcher. There aren’t really any standout pitchers — guys like Pablo Lopez and Framber Valdez are solid pitcher but never really must plays on any bigger slates. We also have a min-priced Ethan Small making his major league debut. It looks like great hitting weather in Chicago today, but he is the minimum price tag and this was a very, very good minor league pitcher. He’s posted a sub-2.00 ERA across all levels since being drafted and is fully stretched out — we don’t know how good he will be right away in the MLB but he shouldn’t be $4,000. I’m more inclined to play him at this price, hope for double-digit points and stack any team I want up and down. Both Milwaukee and Minnesota are in above-average spots, and Miami gets the Coors Field boost. I actually think Feltner has strikeout ability, but Miami clearly has the top team total and will be owned as such. It’s a tough decision, but the one thing clear to me right now is I plan to play Ethan Small and then stuff in whatever stack I decide on.

Main Slate

The Main Slate is pretty much the same, lackluster pitching across the board. Walker Buehler will be the mega-chalk SP on both sites against the lowly Pirates offense, but he just hasn’t been good this season in the strikeout department. There isn’t really a high-ceiling arm to pivot to, but I think he is worth the fade in bigger tournaments even in this spot. I don’t think I would be looking to full-stack on this slate, and instead focusing on a few mini-stacks. I like the spots for the Mets and Rays — both match up with pitchers that allow power so building around two or three Mets/Rays makes sense. Arizona’s spot is good as well, but given Spencer Strider’s walk rate that would be the spot I would be more comfortable with a full-stack.


I will be playing Ethan Small on the Early Slate and jamming in either Miami, Milwaukee or the Twins full-stack.

For the Main Slate, we can full-stack Arizona or focus on a few mini stacks with the Mets/Rays.

Written by Ben Hossler (Follow @BenHossler on Twitter)

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