Welcome to our MLB DFS Top Stacks for 4/19/22! 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 started Monday’s article off with Philly, and while they didn’t necessarily come through we simply have to go back to the well against Kyle Freeland in Coors Field. Freeland was awarded a big contract extension by the Rockies today, but he just hasn’t been a great pitcher. He allows above-average hard hits to both sides of the plate, and is especially bad vs right-handed batters. I would focus on the righties here in JT Realmuto, Rhys Hoskins, Nick Castellanos and Jean Segura. The good news is that they aren’t a lot of left-handed options out of the bullpen, so we can also include Bryce Harper to complete the stack. It’s likely he will see a righty after Freeland exits, and it’s a great spot overall for the Phils tonight.
San Diego Padres
Reiver Sanmartin is a pitcher we’ve attacked both starts this season — despite not allowing a run to the Dodgers in his last start I’m going back to the well on Tuesday night. Despite the success, Sanmartin hasn’t flashed any strikeout upside especially against righties (12% K%). This Padres lineup really doesn’t look that great on paper, but they have a lot of guys that hit the ball hard vs RHP including Austin Nola, Manny Machado, Luke Voit and Wil Myers. I’m not worried about the righty on righty match-ups here given Sanmartin’s lack of swing and miss ability, and the Reds have a beatable bullpen as well.
Boston Red Sox
Boston actually has a case to be the best overall stack tonight, but it’s likely that they come in lower-owned than Coors Field. They match up with Yusei Kikuchi, who is a good real-life pitcher but has no ability to consistently get out right-handed hitters. Over his last 500 PA’s vs RHH, he is allowing a massive .359 wOBA and a .217 ISO. Boston is full of quality right-handed hitting and then you have Raffy Devers from the left-side to top it off. We obviously want to jam in the righties here — and I would focus on JD Martinez, Trevor Story, Bobby Dalbec and Kike Hernandez as my favorite four man stack.
Written by Ben Hossler (Follow @BenHossler on Twitter)