As the second half of the MLB season continues on, all 30 teams will be in action on Sunday, July 18th. With a pair of suspended games and a complete rainout from the day before, 18 total baseball games are on the slate on Sunday.
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 Sunday, July 18th.
Twins vs. Tigers, 1:10 p.m. ET
Jonathan Schoop ($5,200)
Jeimer Candelario ($4,000)
Akil Baddoo ($3,400)
The Detroit Tigers hitters are worth going after especially with their prices against Minnesota Twins starter J.A. Happ. He has been pitching slightly better the last few nights out, but his numbers are bad enough to trust this lineup. He started 16 games in his first season with the Twins, and he has a 5.90 ERA and 5-4 overall record to this point of the season. The Tigers scored a combined six runs over a pair of seven-inning doubleheader games on Saturday, but Detroit should have a better performance in Sunday’s game.
Orioles vs. Royals, 2:10 p.m.
Carlos Santana ($5,300)
Salvador Perez ($5,000)
Whit Merrifield ($5,000)
The Kansas City Royals lineup has the best matchup against a pitcher in any game of Sunday’s slate. The top hitters on Kansas City are a bit pricey but with how much Matt Harvey has struggled on the mound, they are worth the cost. Harvey will enter with a whopping 7.70 ERA in an 18-game sample size with the Orioles. In his previous start, he allowed six earned runs on nine hits in 3.2 innings. There isn’t much to look for as a sign he might turn the corner this season, but DFS players can take advantage of it.
Rays vs. Braves, 1:20 p.m.
Freddie Freeman ($5,900)
Ozzie Albies ($4,900)
Austin Riley ($4,500)
The Atlanta Braves were playing well in their final few games before the All-Star Break offensively, and they’ve carried that into the league’s second half. In their last two games against the Tampa Bay Rays, they scored a combined 15 runs including nine on Saturday in a 9-0 victory. They’re going up against Rich Hill, who has thrown well in his first season with the Rays. He has a 3.74 ERA through 18 starts with a 6-4 record and allowed at least three runs in four of his last five starts that lasted at least four innings.