Pitcher Spotlight- Charlie Morton at home is the way to go.
The top two pitchers for the slate are Lucas Giolito and Charlie Morton. Giolito has the better matchup against the high strikeout rated Detroit Tigers. Morton gets the nod for me facing the free-swinging Toronto Blue Jays at the Trop. Morton has been great all season, he has excelled at home. Over Morton’s last ten starts he has struck out at least ten in 8 of those games. The Blue Jays have legit power in their lineup, but they don’t walk much so the power can be limited as well as it can be negated by the potential K’s.
Stack I’m looking at: Cleveland Indians
This is a gamble against Mike Minor. The Indians have been one of the hottest teams in the league and Minor has been on a second half decline. Minor has given up four runs or more in each of his last four starts. The Indians will also be a low owned stacked with guys like Mike Montgomery, Merrill Kelly and Rick Porcello on the mound. I am going to target the middle of the order with Jose Ramirez, Francisco Lindor and of course the lefty masher Jordan Luplow. You can fit them in at an affordable cost.
Stackable Teams: Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays
JD Martinez is a must start against Mike Montgomery whom has been a gas can all season. JD’s stats versus lefties are elite on all levels. If you can fit him in with Morton and some nice smaller stacks around him, you are looking at a cashable lineup.
Sneaky Stack: Milwaukee Brewers
Moustakas is too cheap on this slate. The Brewers have a nice potential night versus a high contact pitcher in the Pirates Agrazal. He gives up a nice hard contact and ISO versus left-handed power bats.
P: Charlie Morton, Tampa Bay Rays, $10,700
P: Eric Fedde, Washington Nationals, $5,600
C: James McCann, Chicago White Sox, $3,400
1B: Ryan O’Hearn, Kansas City Royals, $3,000
2B: Mike Moustakas, Milwaukee Brewers, $4,200
3B: Jose Ramirez, Cleveland Indians, $4,800
SS: Francisco Lindor, Cleveland Indians, $5,400
OF: Jordan Luplow, Cleveland Indians, $4,400
OF: JD Martinez, Boston Red Sox, $5,100
OF: Sam Travis, Boston Red Sox, $3,400