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Best MLB team stacks for DFS on Wednesday, May 19th

We go over some of the best MLB teams to stack for DFS on DraftKings for Wednesday’s main slate.

Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros in action against the Los Angeles Angels at Minute Maid Park on May 10, 2021 in Houston, Texas. Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

We have 15 games across the majors on Wednesday, which means there are still multiple opportunities to come away with a win in DraftKings baseball DFS. The main slate has 12 games starting at 7:05 p.m. ET.

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 Wednesday, May 19th.

Red Sox vs. Blue Jays, 7:37 p.m. ET

Xander Bogaerts ($5900)
J.D. Martinez ($5700)
Rafael Devers ($5500)
Alex Verdugo ($3800)
Kike Hernandez ($3300)

We could see a ton of offense in Wednesday night’s game against the Boston Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays. The Red Sox have one of the best offenses in the majors, averaging 5.05 runs per game, while the Blue Jays are behind them with 5 runs. DraftKings Sportsbook has the run total currently set at 9.5.

Neither pitcher in this matchup (Garrett Richards or Ross Stripling) has electrifying top-tier starter stuff in their arsenal. But Richards has been the better option recently, with a record of 3-0 and 2.16 ERA in his last four starter. That being said, we are going to shoot for a Red Sox DFS team stack against Stripling. This season, Stripling has a record of 0-2 and ERA of 5.91 through five starts. Right-handed hitters are crushing the 31-year-old pitcher, slugging .371/.420/.661 with four home runs and 12 RBI. It’s a prime opportunity for both Devers and Bogaerts to cash in.

Astros vs. Athletics, 9:40 p.m. ET

Alex Bregman ($5700)
Jose Altuve ($5500)
Carlos Correa ($4900)
Yuli Gurriel ($4900)
Michael Brantley ($4200)

This matchup features one of the best offenses in the American League, the Astros, who will look to pick up a win over Athletics starter on Frankie Montas. The 28-year-old pitcher has a record of 5-2 and an ERA of 4.93 through eight starts. However, he has allowed a home run in three out of his last four starts. Furthermore, Montas has struggled over his career against the Astros. In 10 games, he has an ERA of 4.11 ERA and allowed six home runs (most against any team).

This season, right-handed hitters are slashing .282/.330/.494 with five home runs and 11 RBI. With that in mind, you definitely want to have Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman in your stack. Altuve has a recorded a hit in 12 straight games and produced at least 10 DKFP or more in four out of Astros’ last five games.

Pirates vs. Cardinals, 7:45 p.m. ET

Nolan Arenado ($5300)
Tommy Edman ($4300)
Paul Goldschmidt ($4200)
Yadier Molina ($3800)
Harrison Bader ($3000)

To wrap-up our DFS team stacks for Wednesday night’s slate, we are going to look at the St. Louis Cardinals, who are playing the Pittsburgh Pirates. Jack Flaherty (7-0, 2.47) will be on the mound for Cards, while Trevor Cahill (1-4, 5.97) will get the start. The reason why we are looking at a Cards stack is because of Nolan Arenado.

The first-year Cardinals third baseman has been on an absolute tear, hitting a home run in four straight games. This season, Arenado is slugging .300 with 10 home runs, 29 RBI, an OPS of .938, and averaging 9.2 fantasy points per game. Cahill has struggled on the road this season with a record of 1-3 and ERA of 7.58. Furthermore, left-handed hitters are hitting .350/.391/.583 with three home runs and 10 RBI.