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3 FanDuel MLB DFS Stacks for Monday 6/3/24

Skyler Carlin
Skyler Carlin@skyler_carlin

Stacking is an integral part of daily fantasy baseball. Correlation drives upside, giving your lineups a slate-winning ceiling when your stacks explode.

This piece will do the digging and the dirty work each day to determine which stacks are worth rostering on FanDuel's main slate. While we want upside, we also need to factor in game theory, especially in a sport as random as baseball.

The MLB DFS heat map at numberFire is a quick way to get a feel for the overall slate and which offenses are in a good spot. You can also check out our daily fantasy baseball projections -- which are powered by numberFire -- to identify the slate's best bats.

Let's look at the top stacks for today's main slate.

MLB DFS Stacks

Colorado Rockies

Implied Total: 5.00 | Opposing Pitcher: Andrew Abbott

Many people are going to sway toward stacking the Cincinnati Reds at Coors Field on Monday, but we can gain a potential advantage by stacking the Colorado Rockies instead. Following his worst start of the season where he allowed six earned runs to the St. Louis Cardinals, Andrew Abbott will make his 12th start of the campaign for the Reds.

Abbott is struggling to get the ball by hitters, ranking in the 11th percentile in chase rate (23.4%), 10th percentile in whiff rate (18.9%), and 22nd percentile in strikeout rate (18.0%). Additionally, Abbott has given up three-plus barrels in four starts and six-plus hard hits (batted balls with an average exit velocity of at least 95 MPH) in four of his last five outings.

Entering Monday's contest, Abbott is permitting a .326 wOBA, 4.97 xFIP, and 1.91 HR/9 to righties, compared to a .264 wOBA, 3.53 xFIP, and 0.56 HR/9 to left-handed hitters. Given those splits, we'll want to focus on stacking the right-handed hitters on the Rockies.

Ezequiel Tovar ($3,600), Brendan Rodgers ($2,900), and Elias Diaz ($3,300), should all bat in the top half of the order versus a southpaw. After a slow start to the season, Rodgers has produced 15-plus FanDuel points in two of his last four appearances.

Ryan McMahon ($3,600) shouldn't be forgotten despite him being a left-handed hitter as he is sporting a .431 wOBA, .221 ISO, and 169 wRC+ versus left-handed pitchers in 2024.

At the bottom of the lineup, Elehuris Montero ($3,000), Brenton Doyle ($3,700), Sean Bouchard ($3,100), and Hunter Goodman ($2,800) are all viable options. There's also a chance we see Jacob Stallings ($3,000) -- who has a team-high .444 ISO and 258 wRC+ against left-handed pitching this year -- in the lineup.

Philadelphia Phillies

Implied Total: 4.91 | Opposing Pitcher: Bryse Wilson

At the moment, Bryse Wilson is the projected starter for the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday in a road showdown versus the Philadelphia Phillies. Assuming Wilson draws the start and weather cooperates -- rain could be an issue -- the Phillies are in a premier spot for plenty of runs.

For the fifth time in the last six seasons, Wilson is holding a swinging strike rate (8.6%) that is below 9.0%. On top of that, Wilson is in the 20th percentile in xERA (4.75), 29th percentile in average exit velocity (89.7 MPH), 33rd percentile in barrel rate (8.6%), and 12th percentile in hard-hit rate (45.7%).

Wilson has surrendered multiple earned runs in four straight starts and has failed to pitch more than 5.1 innings in each of them. With Wilson allowing a .409 wOBA, 1.82 WHIP, and 2.41 HR/9 against left-handed hitters, Kyle Schwarber ($4,000), Bryce Harper ($3,900), and Bryson Stott ($3,100) are all excellent players to use in Philly stacks.

Even though Wilson is logging worse numbers versus lefties, right-handers J.T. Realmuto ($3,000) and Alec Bohm ($3,300) are still worth considering on Monday. Brandon Marsh ($2,900) and Kody Clemens ($2,600) are left-handed bats who are dealing with injuries, but they are viable if they are active.

If one of -- or both -- Marsh and Clemens are unable to suit up, we could see Garrett Stubbs ($2,100) take the field for the Phillies. Stubbs has tallied 12-plus FanDuel points in three straight appearances.

Arizona Diamondbacks

Implied Total: 4.75 | Opposing Pitcher: Spencer Howard

Spencer Howard has made just one start this season for the San Francisco Giants, striking out four batters while allowing zero earned runs to the Phillies at home. Despite Howard's strong debut in 2024, he is a pitcher who is permitting a .351 wOBA, 5.35 xFIP, and 1.46 HR/9 to lefties and a .401 wOBA, 4.63 xFIP, and 2.42 HR/9 to righties throughout his five years in the majors.

In each of his previous two seasons with the Texas Rangers -- where he made eight starts and 13 total appearances -- Howard produced a strikeout rate below 18.0% and a barrel rate of 8.3% or higher. While Howard excelled at a pitcher-friendly venue in his first start of the campaign, he'll travel to face the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday.

After a fast start to the year, the Diamondbacks have been inconsistent at the plate. That being said, Arizona is hot right now, boasting the 10th-best ISO (.150), 8th-best wOBA (.315), and 7th-best wRC+ (105) in the last seven days.

Given Howard's woeful career metrics to both sides of the plate, we can feel comfortable using left and right-handed bats from the Diamondbacks. Corbin Carroll ($3,000), Ketel Marte ($3,200), Joc Pederson ($2,900), and Christian Walker ($3,600) are the main players I'm interested in at the top of the lineup.

Of the bunch, Pederson leads the team in wOBA (.398) and wRC+ (161) versus right-handed pitchers while also posting a .216 ISO in that split.

Lourdes Gurriel ($3,000) is also viable with Jake McCarthy ($2,600), Eugenio Suarez ($2,800), and Gabriel Moreno ($2,500) providing much-needed value in the bottom of the order. McCarthy can score FanDuel points via swiped bags as four of his seven stolen bases this season have come in three of his last seven outings.


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