MLB DFS: Breaking down the top daily fantasy baseball hitters and team stacks on FanDuel & DraftKings for September 14, 2021
Digging into today’s MLB DFS slate to highlight your best bats to stack.
This article will cover two to three teams that we think are the most stackable for MLB contests. If you are newer to DFS or MLB or want a general refresher on the impact of stacking in MLB, check out our research done this off-season, where we analyzed over 2,000,000 lineups to determine how many times a team of four or five hitters stacked from the same team won contests. In brief, 80.3% of winning lineups across 71 Main Slate tournaments (from 2020) had a stack of at least four players. 71.9% of that 80.3% had a stack of five players. Stacking is the main strategy to focus on when it comes to MLB. Therefore we will be approaching our hitter’s content from a stacking perspective.
Yankees (@ Orioles)
It doesn’t take a genius to know that you should have exposure to the Yankees tonight against the Orioles. The Orioles pitching staff is one of the worst in the majors from the top to the bottom. Their bullpen has the second-highest combined HR/9 rate this season at 1.47, the highest combined team ERA at 5.73, and the third-highest combined WHIP at 1.46. Their starter tonight Alexander Wells comes into tonight’s match-up with an ERA of 7.15, an HR/9 rate of 1.59, and a WHIP of 1.90. Wells is allowing an average exit velocity of 91.7 miles per hour, an average launch angle of 18.3-degrees, and a hard-hit rate 53.0% of the time. I especially love the Yankees right-handed hitters in the one as Wells is allowing righties to slash .362/.430/.609 with a .437 wOBA.
Nationals (vs. Marlins)
While the Yankees are likely to be a chalk stack tonight the Nationals are not likely to be one but I like them almost as much as I like the Yankees. I like the Nationals tonight due to their match-up against Jesus Luzardo. The former top prospect continues to struggle at the major league level and this season he has an ERA of 6.72, an HR/9 rate of 2.09, and a WHIP of 1.61. Luzardo not only has struggled this season but he is also left-handed and I love to target the Nationals against lefties. A lot of people don’t realize how good the Nationals have been against lefties. This season they rank first in team OPS at .807, first in team wOBA at .348, and sixth in team ISO at .179 against lefties.