3 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for Friday 7/15/22

Stacks are an integral part of daily fantasy baseball. They can push a team to the top of a GPP by driving upside. However, they're also viable in cash games, namely smaller (two-person or three-person) stacks that mitigate the volatility of a full four-person stack.

This article is your home throughout the 2022 Major League Baseball season for the day's top stacks. The primary goal is to identify the highest-scoring upside stack. Still, game theory will play a role in contrarian stacks making the cut as GPP options. Nevertheless, chalky stacks will make appearances in this space, too.

Beyond my analysis in this space, I strongly suggest numberFire premium members using our DFS Sharpstack tool and hitting heat map tool. The DFS Sharpstack helps plug stacks into optimized lineups, allowing you to change parameters and lock or exclude players and teams. Meanwhile, the heat map offers a one-stop-shop for the opposing starting pitcher, implied total, park factor, and other notable goodies.

Now, let's look at the top stacks on today's main slate.

Atlanta Braves

The Atlanta Braves will face Patrick Corbin for the second time in his last two turns. Last time out, the Braves scratched across just four runs against the lefty in six innings, a relatively disappointing effort made more disappointing by putting 10 players on base. Corbin avoided a blow-up start with lots of traffic, and he was outstanding in the two previous starts.

Nevertheless, he's still had a grotesque 5.70 ERA in 18 starts. In addition, since 2020, Corbin has had a 5.56 ERA in 332 innings. The veteran lefty has also been tattooed by righties. Since last year, he's allowed a .537 slugging and .381 wOB to them. As a result, the righty-laden Braves can lay the wood to him tonight.

My favorite option from the Braves is Austin Riley ($4,300). Since 2019, he's torched southpaws for a .269 ISO and 132 wRC+. Marcell Ozuna ($3,200) and Adam Duvall ($2,600) are two more power-packed picks. Since 2019, they've had a .216 ISO and .271 ISO against lefties, respectively.

Colorado Rockies

Stacking the Colorado Rockies at home isn't reinventing the wheel. They love hitting at Coors Field, and that's reflected in the numbers. Colorado has had the highest wOBA (.350) at home. They've also tied for the sixth-highest ISO (.178) in home contests.

Jose Quintana deserves praise for rebounding this year. He's had at least a 4.50 ERA in three straight years, punctuated by his 6.43 ERA in 2021. This year, Quintana has had a 3.59 ERA and 3.75 xFIP. However, the lefty's 4.28 Expected ERA (xERA) hasn't been as impressive. Moreover, Quintana's marks aren't fade-worthy at Coors Field. In fact, the .360 wOBA he's coughed up to righties since 2021 screams to stack against him in Colorado.

C.J. Cron ($4,300) and Kris Bryant ($4,200) are lefty-killing studs. Brendan Rodgers ($3,500) hasn't been a slouch, either. The right-handed-hitting infielder has been lethal for opposing lefties in Colorado, ripping them for a .377 OBP, .193 ISO, and .384 wOBA in his young career.

Randal Grichuk ($2,800) is also a cap-friendly consideration. The 30-year-old outfielder has had a rock-solid .339 wOBA at home in his first year donning Colorado's uniform. Grichuk has also muscled up for a .218 ISO against southpaws since 2019.

Minnesota Twins

The Minnesota Twins might not immediately come to mind when thinking about top-shelf offenses. However, they're fourth in wRC+ (116) against right-handed pitchers in 2022. They're also an above-average offense at home, ranking 10th in ISO (.172) and tied for eighth in wRC+ (112). Thus, Minnesota has been a handful for pitchers, even when they're in a groove, and Michael Kopech has been lost lately.

In his last five starts, the promising young pitcher has had an eye-popping 6.15 ERA, 5.55 xFIP, and allowed 2.73 homers per nine innings. Kopech has also allowed at least four runs in three of his last five games, including getting ripped for six runs and four homers on July 5 by the Twins.

Studs like Byron Buxton ($3,700) and Carlos Correa ($3,400) are high-upside access to the reeling Kopech. However, gamers shouldn't dismiss options lower in the order, such as youngsters Jose Miranda ($2,200) and Alex Kirilloff ($2,500). In 131 plate appearances from May 20 through July 13, Miranda had seven homers with a .250 ISO, .366 OBP, and 169 wRC+.

Joshua Shepardson is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Joshua Shepardson also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username bchad50. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his/her personal views, he/she may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his/her personal account. The views expressed in his/her articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.