Top 5 DFS Stacks for Wednesday, September 28

Top 5 DFS Stacks for Wednesday, September 28 0001

When it comes time to draft a fantasy baseball team in DFS, stacking is a common-place, widely accepted strategy in GPPs. There's a reason that's so: it works. If you want to win a big GPP, you will need a monstrous score, and stacking makes it easier to pile up points because the scoring of batters in a given lineup is correlated. Batters reaching base allows the players behind them in the order to drive them and so forth, creating something of a snowball effect.

Here, we'll look at some of the top four-to-five player stacks of the day, using a variety of factors such as ballpark, opposing pitcher, and expected ownership in GPPs on DraftKings and FanDuel.

Top 5 DFS Stacks for September 28

The Stack: 1B Paul Goldschmidt, OF Yasmany Tomas, 3B Brandon Drury, 2B Jean Segura

Expected ownership: Medium

The first thing to know before you go with this stack is there is a chance that rain could wipe the game out. However, if they play it, Gonzalez has been a big question mark for most of the season. He can be very good, but he can also be ugly and pulled before the sixth inning is over. Any stack must begin with Goldschmidt, who is 7-for-9 against Gonzalez over his career (.817 wOBA). Add Tomas (.446 wOBA vs. LHP) and the hot bats of Drury (.438 wOBA last 30 days) and Segura (.391).

The Stack: OF Mike Trout, 1B C.J. Cron, SS Andrelton Simmons, OF Kole Calhoun

Expected ownership: Low

The key to this play is that the A's will be in their bullpen by the second or third inning. Coming off a forearm injury, manager Bob Melvin has said Gray will only pitch one or two innings. That's a lot of innings from the A's bullpen (4.03 xFIP) at this point of the season after 532 1/3 IP. Trout is obvious (.458 wOBA last 30 days), then add Cron (.369), Calhoun (.349) and Simmons (.343).

The Stack: 1B David Ortiz, OF Andrew Benintendi, OF Mookie Betts, OF Jackie Bradley Jr., 2B Dustin Pedroia

Expected ownership: High

Mitchell and his 94.8 mph fastball haven't pitched badly in his four starts since the September call up, but facing the powerful Red Sox offense is a problem for anyone. He lasted 4 2/3 IP against Boston on Sept. 17 giving up four runs on five hits and a walk. Control was an issue last time out yielding four walks in six innings against the Blue Jays. Ortiz leads the way against RHP with a .447 wOBA, but he's certainly not the only big producer. Try Benintendi (.429), Betts (.392), Bradley Jr. (.382), and Pedroia (.359).

The Stack: 2B Ian Kinsler, OF Justin Upton, 1B Miguel Cabrera, OF J.D. Martinez

Expected ownership: Medium

Bauer is longing for the first half of the season (7-3, 3.30 ERA, 1.198 WHIP). He has posted a 6.75 ERA and 1.375 WHIP in five September starts. Kinsler has been hot of late (.412 wOBA last 30 days); you can stack around him with Upton (.445), Cabrera (.384) and Martinez (.370).

The Stack: 1B Joey Votto, OF Adam Duvall, SS Jose Peraza, OF Scott Schebler

Expected ownership: Medium

Leake hasn't won a game since returning from the DL going 0-2 with a 5.95 ERA and 1.830 WHIP. The Reds bats are starting to heat up again. Stack Votto (.485 wOBA last two weeks), Duvall (.353) and Peraza (.352).

Steve Schwarz

Steve Schwarz

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