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Fantasy Baseball Stacks: Top DraftKings MLB Offenses to Target for August 19

Steve Buchanan gives his top offenses to target for Wednesday’s 11-game DraftKings MLB slate, which locks at 7:05 p.m. ET.

We love stacking teams. I know you love stacking teams because you’re here in this article. So since you were kind enough to join me, I’ll give you my favorite DraftKings hitting stacks of the evening on what should be a night of baseball filled with offense.

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1. Cleveland Indians

I like this spot a lot against the Pirates, who are a team that is struggling with their command. First and foremost, Steven Brault ($6,400) has already walked six through seven innings and all throughout his career has had this issue. The bullpen hasn’t been much better either and is allowing some of the hardest contact in the league at 44.8%. Overall, the Indians have some very poor offensive numbers but it looks like they’re finally coming around. If we shrink down their numbers to over the last seven days, they’re sporting a team .330 wOBA with a .205 ISO. Time to jump back in on these guys before their salaries sky rocket.

Players to Consider

Carlos Santana ($4,200)
Jose Ramirez ($5,300)
Roberto Perez ($4,100)
Domingo Santana ($3,600)
Cesar Hernandez ($3,600)

2. Minnesota Twins

I’ll be honest, the Twins have been getting on my nerves a bit. The hitting hasn’t been as prolific as we saw last season but until further notice, I’ll continue to roll them out against lefties. Brett Anderson ($6,800) will be taking the mound for the Brewers and sports a 5.78 FIP and a 39.5% hard-hit rate allowed through his first three starts. We know the Twins mashed lefties last season but some of those guys, like Mitch Garver ($4,900), haven’t come around in 2020 quite yet. One of these games though, this team WILL have that “ah ha” game and maybe this is the spot. With a number of pitching options on tap, the expensive Twins bats should go overlooked.

Players to Consider

Nelson Cruz ($5,300)
Mitch Garver ($4,900)
Miguel Sano ($4,300)
Eddie Rosario ($4,100)
Byron Buxton ($3,400)

3. Atlanta Braves

The Braves are mashing, man. They’ve scored 16 runs over their last three games and are drawing a home matchup against Erick Fedde this evening, which makes them appealing tonight. Freddie Freeman ($5,300) is one of my favorite overall plays on this slate, so you may as well consider using a Braves stack on top of that. Sure, this team is a bit beat up, but the Braves still have a boatload of power in this lineup. Last season jumping between the rotation and bullpen, Fedde had a 5.58 FIP with a 35.3% hard-hit rate and a 1.3 HR/9. Lefties was his biggest issues, allowing a .383 wOBA and 6 of 11 HR allowed last season. Focus on them first and then fill out the rest.

Players to Consider

Freddie Freeman ($5,300)
Johan Camargo ($3,500)
Marcell Ozuna ($4,400)
Travis d’Arnaud ($3,200)
Matt Adams ($3,700) (GPP play over Freeman since both at 1B position)

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4. New York Yankees

This is a painful one to write up since I’m big on Tyler Glasnow ($8,800). However, we can’t deny his early season struggles. The Yankees were hardly looked at yesterday against Blake Snell and I’m thinking the same will go for tonight as well. Glasnow has the ability to strikeout 10 through five innings but his overall numbers simply aren’t good. He’s allowing a 52.8% hard-hit rate, a 4.12 FIP and a 1.7 HR/9 through 15.1 innings. The Yankees are ravaged with injuries but still are finding production from unlikely hitters, which is something they always seem to do. If you want a low ownership with plenty of potential, I think the Yankees could be that team tonight.

Players to Consider

Luke Voit ($4,600)
Gary Sanchez ($4,800)
Aaron Hicks ($4,300)
Gleyber Torres ($4,600)
Mike Tauchman ($3,700)

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I am a promoter at DraftKings and am also an avid fan and user (my username is Steveazors) and may sometimes play on my personal account in the games that I offer advice on. Although I have expressed my personal view on the games and strategies above, they do not necessarily reflect the view(s) of DraftKings and I may also deploy different players and strategies than what I recommend above. I am not an employee of DraftKings and do not have access to any non-public information.