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…
New York Yankees
The Yankees have yet to have that huge game this season, but it’s only a matter of time and this is a team you want to be ahead of before they heat up. Michael Pineda has yet to make a start this season, but in the past this is a guy that’s always allowed power to both righties and lefties…exactly what we want when using the Yankees. There’s also positive hitting weather here with some winds blowing out. I love to stack teams against a pitcher that used to pitch for them — and will continue to ride the Yankees until we get that big game. Given Pineda’s power struggles and the sketchy Tigers bullpen, I wouldn’t isolate a single side of the plate in this stack and instead focus on the full five-man on DK.
Byron Buxton is back in the lineup today, so it’s only right we stack the Twins. Greinke continues to get by despite a 16% strikeout rate, but he’s actually been worse vs right-handed hitters than left-handed over the last few seasons. Most people just automatically stack lefties vs righties, so this could be a good spot to get an advantage on the field by piling in the righties. Byron Buxton, Carlos Correa, Miguel Sano and Gio Urshela would be my go-to targets.
Chicago White Sox
I talked about the White Sox in my Building Blocks article today, but I think this is a really good spot to get them low-owned. For starters, we know they are one of the most powerful lineups in baseball and have elite hitting up and down the lineup. They get a match-up with Zach Plesac today who hasn’t looked like the same pitcher to me this season. Plesac has been getting hit hard through two starts, his barrel rate is way up and he’s somehow been surviving. Winds are blowing out in Cleveland today, so if that trend continues his luck could run out. Like the Yankees, I don’t think you need to isolate one side of the plate or the other here and I would just be focusing on the power hitters on both sites.
Written by Ben Hossler (Follow @BenHossler on Twitter)