This Friday presents a few different slates for all of you MLB DFS enthusiasts. There is a five-game and a four-game night slate as well as a three-game slate that doesn’t lock until 10:10 p.m. Eastern. But we’re not going to limit ourselves in this article; here’s a look at the best team stacks available to you in the 13-game main slate today, which begins at 7:05 p.m. Eastern.
Sometimes with a plus-matchup on the MLB game slate, we get an opportunity to slot multiple players from the same team into our DFS lineups. You can learn more about MLB DFS strategy, including team stacks, here.
Here, we’ll break down three of the best team stacks for the MLB slate on Friday, May 14th.
Yankees vs. Orioles, 7:05 p.m. ET
Giancarlo Stanton ($5,800)
DJ LeMahieu (5,600)
Luke Voit ($5,200)
Aaron Judge ($4,900)
Although the Yankees have won nine of their past 12 games, they haven’t exactly bashed their way to victory. The Yanks haven’t scored more than four runs in a game since May 5. We know the ability to explode for a big number is there with this power-laden lineup, and it should show up at Baltimore tonight. Yankees hitters have felt right at home inside Oriole Park at Camden Yards in recent seasons; they have a team OPS of .906 at Baltimore since the start of the 2019 season. They will face Dean Kremer tonight. He has allowed nine earned runs in just 7.1 innings across two starts against the Yankees this season.
Red Sox vs. Angels, 7:10 p.m. ET
Rafael Devers ($6,000)
Xander Bogaerts ($5,900)
J.D. Martinez ($5,500)
Alex Verdugo ($3,900)
Yeah, real daring choice here — stack the offense that leads MLB in runs scored. But if you can make it fit under your salary cap, it should work. The Red Sox got back on track Thursday with an 8-1 victory at home over Oakland. They had scored just eight runs in their past four games combined. They will take their swings tonight against Angels righty Griffin Canning, who has posted some good lines in his last two starts, but those games came against a couple of struggling offenses, the Mariners and Dodgers. Canning allowed six homers in just 15 innings across four April starts. Maybe he has figured something out in May, but I’m willing to bet not.
Reds vs. Rockies, 8:40 p.m. ET
Nick Castellanos ($6,300)
Jesse Winker ($5,600)
Eugenio Suarez ($5,500)
Tyler Naquin ($4,300)
I promoted the Reds as a stack candidate for Thursday’s game against the Rockies and it didn’t really work. They scored eight runs, but they all came in the eighth inning and were provided mostly by the bottom of the lineup. But I’m going back to the well with the team that is second in the NL in runs scored and home runs. Mike Moustakas and Nick Senzel may not play tonight due to injuries, which opens up a spot for Naquin as a low-cost option. Otherwise, you should load up on Cincy’s starts playing at Coors Field versus the Rockies’ German Marquez, who hasn’t been nearly as sharp as he was in 2020.