Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for Monday 9/26/22

The playoff-contending Orioles have a great matchup for offense at Fenway Park. Which other teams can say the same on Monday?

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 that starts on FanDuel at 6:35 pm ET.

Baltimore Orioles

The Baltimore Orioles have a cupcake to feast on tonight.

Connor Seabold hasn't figured out big-league hitters. According to FanGraphs, in five starts totaling 19 and 1/3 innings in his career, he's had a 9.78 ERA, 5.51 xFIP, 4.83 SIERA, and allowed 2.33 homers per nine innings.

In addition, Seabold has been torched by all hitters. Lefties have crushed him for a .760 slugging and .527 wOBA. Meanwhile, righties have roughed him up for a .639 slugging and .455 wOBA. Fortunately, Baltimore can tee off on a bad bullpen, too. The Boston Red Sox's relievers have the sixth-highest ERA (4.47) this year.

So, Baltimore's offense has deep stacking appeal in a cushy matchup at hitter-friendly Fenway Park. Still, Cedric Mullins ($3,000), Adley Rutschman ($3,100), Anthony Santander ($3,000), and Gunnar Henderson ($2,900) are my favorite four-person stack. The switch-hitting Rutschman has teed off on righties for a .389 OBP, .226 ISO, and 157 wRC+. Henderson has also raked against righties in his first 72 plate appearances against them, posting a .361 OBP, .224 ISO, and 152 wRC+.

Atlanta Braves

The Atlanta Braves have a tasty matchup tonight, too. Cory Abbott hasn't had a seamless transition from the bullpen to the rotation. Instead, he's been crushed for a 5.70 ERA, 6.20 xFIP, and 2.10 homers per nine innings.

Abbott hasn't been too challenging for fellow righties, ceding a .452 slugging and .320 wOBA. However, he's been completely lost against lefties. Left-handed batters have destroyed him for a .519 slugging and .384 wOBA.

The Washington Nationals haven't been any great shakes in the bullpen, either. Washington's relievers have tied for the 12th-highest ERA (4.02). So, Atlanta can score runs early and when the bullpen takes over.

Matt Olson ($3,700) and Michael Harris II ($4,100) are my favorite picks against Abbott. Since last year, Olson has had a .342 OBP, .231 ISO, and 124 wRC+ against right-handed pitchers. Meanwhile, Harris has hammered righties for a .368 OBP, .276 ISO, and 169 wRC+ in his rookie campaign.

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.