Welcome to our MLB DFS Top Stacks for 4/18/22! In this article, I’ll break down by top overall stacks for today’s main slate. Last year was an extremely big year for the Karma team in MLB, and we are looking to continue that success in 2022. I will be providing Core Plays for every main slate this season — you can gain access to the Core Plays as well as our premium discord here. You can also try out the Core Plays package with a $5 daily pass. Let’s get to the stacks…
We kick off Monday with an obvious one, the Phillies teeing off in Coors Field against Chad Kuhl. Kuhl survived his first start allowing just one run, but could be in for a much longer night tonight against this offense. This will be his first start of the season at home in Coors Field, and Philly has far and away the highest team total on the slate. Kuhl struggles with left-handed batters in particular, so Bryce Harper and Kyle Schwarber stick out as the top overall plays. Given the mediocrity of this bullpen and the positive hitting conditions, we shouldn’t limit this stack to one side of the plate and focus on the full five-man for cash game lineups on DraftKings.
Oakland is popping in our projections portal tonight and have arguably the top overall match-up against Spenser Watkins. Watkins has the highest SIERA on this slate dating back to 2020 (5.48) and that comes with a low 13% strikeout rate as well. He is especially bad against right-handed batters who that is where my lean would be. Sean Murphy and Sheldon Neuse stick out as the top options, but we can open it up to the full-stack by including Jed Lowrie and Seth Brown as well. Philly is going to dominate the ownership in all formats tonight, so this is a strong opportunity to get lower ownership on the best match-up, due to the state of the offense he’s facing.
Milwaukee is another team in a good match-up, that should come in low-owned just because they aren’t the sexiest team to stack. Zach Thompson has shown some ability to be a decent pitcher, but has struggled with lefties allowing a .330 wOBA and 40% hard-contact. Christian Yelich, Omar Narvaez and Rowdy Tellez all have power from the left-side, and we can include Kolten Wong in that stack as well. Furthermore, Pittsburgh has one of the worst bullpens in baseball so this is a great spot for potential upside. The quicker they get Thompson out of the game the better, and they can really get to work on he arms out of the pen.
Written by Ben Hossler (Follow @BenHossler on Twitter)