MLB Top Stacks for Fanduel and Draftkings August 18th

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⚾ MLB Top Stacks August 18th ⚾

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I use this sheet daily to help me identify top stacks on each slate

I’ve included the RAW number to show you the number that is being Ranked. This is the resulting number from my formula each day and should help illustrate exactly how much separation there is from team to team on the list. Some days there are very clear teams ranked in the Top 1 or 2. Other days they are grouped much tighter.

I’ve added a new Leverage Column, which is simply the Projection (minus) the Ownership. In theory, this should help us see who we can target at lower ownership and gain leverage on the field.

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Some of this will likely update later in the day when lineups are confirmed.

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Let’s see how the rankings shake out below and let’s figure out where we can gain our edge today.

Red Sox

  • Ty Blach has been god awful this season, albeit in a small sample size, he’s been just brutal. Entering today he has a 7.32 xFIP on the year, and against lefties, he has allowed a 531/313 woba/iso with a 53% fly-ball rate and 60% hard contact rate. Against righties, he has allowed a 477/235 woba/iso with a 35% fly-ball rate and 53% hard contact rate. Over time his numbers will likely get better, but, he’s in a bad place right now and this Red Sox team should be able to light him up again today.


  • Glenn Sparkman enters today’s game with a 5.50 xFIP on the season. He gets crushed by left-handers, to the tune of a 384/278 woba/iso with a 43% fly-ball rate and 45% hard contact rate. Against righties he’s slightly better but still not great, allowing a 336/140 woba/iso witha 33% fly ball rate and 37% hard contact rate. Sparkman doesn’t strike anyone out, only 15% to lefties and 12% to righties. Conforto will likely be mega chalk here as the best left-hander in the Mets lineup.

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Blue Jays

  • Every time Kikuchi has taken the mound I’ve stacked against him, and so far it’s been working out pretty well. Today that leads us to the Blue Jays vs the Mariners left-hander. On the year Kikuchi has a 5.13 xFIP, and he allows a 387/283 woba/iso with a 39% hard contact rate to lefties. Against righties, he allows a 379/247 woba/iso and gives up 36% hard contact. The young Blue Jays are fun to watch and they should put up a few crooked numbers on the scoreboard this afternoon.

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Top Leverage Stacks


  • Zach Wheeler will like be the chalk SP on the main slate this afternoon, so with that in mind it would make sense to run some hedge stacks with Royals against your (I’m assuming) cash SP. The numbers will not support a stack against Wheeler as he’s a very solid SP and the Royals offense overall is not that great so this is purely a GPP leverage play here against the chalk. Wheeler has struggled against lefties a little this year, allowing a 334/155 woba/iso with a 44% fly ball rate and a 37% hard contact rate.

Batter Rankings 08/18

These rankings are not site-specific and are intended to give you a solid pool of players to build your lineups from. I’m going to use the standard positions, Catcher through Outfield in these rankings so be aware of that if you’re constructing teams on Draftkings where some players can play multiple positions.

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Top 10 overall

Mookie Betts – BOS
Xander Bogaerts – BOS
J.D. Martinez – BOS
Pete Alonso – NYM
Hunter Renfroe – SD
Matt Adams – WAS
Rhys Hoskins – PHI
Michael Conforto – NYM
Wil Myers – SD
Christian Yelich – MIL


Wilson Ramos – NYM
Christian Vazquez – BOS
Yasmani Grandal – MIL
Tom Murphy – SEA
J.T. Realmuto – PHI


Pete Alonso – NYM
Matt Adams – WAS
Rhys Hoskins – PHI
Paul Goldschmidt – STL
Sam Travis – BOS


Ozzie Albies – ATL
Tim Lopes – SEA
Joe Panik – NYM
Keston Hiura – MIL
Dee Gordon – SEA


Rafael Devers – BOS
Manny Machado – SD
Josh Donaldson – ATL
Justin Turner – LAD
Matt Carpenter – STL


Xander Bogaerts – BOS
Amed Rosario – NYM
Paul DeJong – STL
Jonathan Villar – BAL
Francisco Lindor – CLE


Mookie Betts – BOS
J.D. Martinez – BOS
Hunter Renfroe – SD
Michael Conforto – NYM
Wil Myers – SD
Christian Yelich – MIL
Franmil Reyes – CLE
Yasiel Puig – CLE
A.J. Pollock – LAD
Randal Grichuk – TOR

Position by Position Overview
– use this as a guide to help you start your build stacks tonight
– these are stack examples using ONLY the guys above in the Top5 at each position
– generally, if a team has multiple guys ranked at the Top5 in their position, it’s likely they are in a good spot overall

ATL – Albies, Donaldson
BOS – Vazquez, Travis, Devers, Bogaerts, Martinez
CLE – Lindor, Reyes, Puig
LAD – Turner, Polock
MIL – Grandal, Yelich
NYM – Ramos, Alonso, Panik, Rosario, Conforto
PHI – Realmuto, Hoskins
SD – Machado, Renfroe, Myers
SEA – Murphy, Lopes, Gordon
STL – Goldschmidt, Carpenter, DeJong

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