MLB DFS: Breaking down the top daily fantasy baseball hitters and team stacks on FanDuel & DraftKings for June 23, 2022
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 MLB Lineup Strategy refresher article.
Los Angeles Dodgers (at Cincinnati Reds)
We have a six-game main slate that starts early on Thursday. While there is no disputing the long-term outlook on Reds pitcher Hunter Greene, there are still some bumps in the road that he has faced. I say long-term, but his short-term has been pretty dominant too. That being said, he hasn’t faced super high-powered offenses, though neutralizing the Cardinals can be viewed either way. In his last start he went five innings, allowing four earned to the Brewers. His best recent performance was back on June 6th where he struck out eight Diamondbacks, going seven innings of one-hit baseball. But despite recent success, we can’t ignore that Greene has allowed 17 home runs on the year and still carries a 5.26 ERA. The WHIP is just 1.29 as he has gotten his walk number under control. There was a stretch where he walked nine over 12 innings. Greene has been a reverse splits guy – he has dominated left-handed hitting, holding them to just a .172 batting average. But righties have given him the troubles, as they are hitting .271 but slugging .612 against him. 13 of the 17 home runs allowed have come to right-handed hitters. The Dodgers lineup is pretty mixed, but guys like Trea and Justin Turner, Will Smith, and Chris Taylor are in play here. Lefties like Freddie Freeman and Max Muncy almost fall into a category of matchup-proof – we have seen them have success against right-handed pitching several times over their career. In all, this is a test for Greene. This is also a small slate for us. This is a young pitcher against a proven offense and likely the best team in the NL. Greene’s price tag is pretty high on DraftKings so its possible the Dodgers offense goes slightly under-owned here.
Pittsburgh Pirates (vs. Chicago Cubs)
What can we say about the Pirates recently really? On Monday they called up O’Neil Cruz and instantly put up 12 runs. On Tuesday they put up another seven. The Cubs grabbed a huge lead on Wednesday which led to the Pirates pulling some guys, but hey they still managed five. Jack Suwinski is swinging a hot bat, as is Bryan Reynolds and with promising early results from ONeil Cruz maybe we are finally seeing the pirates right the ship here. All I know is if the Cubs are going to keep trotting out mediocre arms, we are going to keep attacking them. Justin Steele takes the hill on Thursday and while he has actually been somewhat decent, he still carries a WHIP of near 1.50 and an ERA over 4.20. The key here is targeting Steele on the road as when he is away from Chicago, his ERA jumps to 7.04 and his WHIP to 1.89. Batters are only hitting .226 against Steele in Wrigley, but outside of it they are hitting .319. The Pirates are boom or bust option for us, but the bats have been alive recently and Steele’s road numbers paint a good picture of their chances on Thursday. Any stack for Pittsburgh for me starts with Reynolds, Suwinski, and Cruz. The latter two will barely cost you anything. I will admit my only other two times writing up the Pirates on the year have gone horribly wrong, but gotta keep swinging sometimes.