Welcome to our MLB DFS Top Stacks for 4/17/22! In this article, I’ll break down by top overall stacks for today’s main slate. We got a solid 9 game slate today and there are a TON of great ways to go. It is a slate very little value in pitching so hitting the right stacks should be pivotal today. 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 day pass. Let’s get to the stacks…
Chicago put up 21 runs against this team yesterday. Now things may be a little different today, all in all it’s a similar matchup. JT Brubaker is a pitcher we have targeted plenty last season and already a couple times into this season. He has a hard hit rate % of 40.5 and walks batters over 15% as well. Now for the Cubs, they’re entire starting lineup has a hard hit rate over 40% and an exit velocity of over 86.4! Yes you heard that right, the ENTIRE team is above those numbers. A couple of guys that really stand out here for me are Ian Happ, Seiya Suzuki and Willson Contreras. Ironically, they are hitting 2nd, 3rd and 4th and should be popular options for good reason. I don’t think I would project 21 runs again today, but double digits shouldn’t be too hard to attain and this is most likely the top stack of the day.
My second favorite stack has to be the Astros. They get a solid matchup against Yusei Kikuchi who is sporting a FIP of 5.84 against the current starting roster. He is also only striking guys out at 14.8% and on average the exit velocity is over 92 MPH. Those are some mouthwatering numbers and specifically I really like the righties here. Chris Mccormick is leading off and is pretty cheap, guys like Bregman, Gurriel,Diaz and even Alvarez and who I want to target here. They’re all in excellent spots and aren’t garnering a lot of ownership making them a very sneaky stack.
Tampa Bay Rays
This one might go under the radar as they haven’t been playing great lately but make no mistake, this team has a lot of solid hitters and power. Rich Hill isn’t a pitcher we shy away from, sporting a 15% strikeout rate and an xwoBA of .352 makes these Rays look very interesting. Guys I want to trget here are Franco, Zunino, Ramirez and Arozarena. They all share some common attributes like power and getting on base with solid hitting. Franco and Ramirez in particular both ave a hart hit rate of over 51% with an exit velocity of over 92. I really like a mini stack here and a full stack will go way under owned.
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