It’s down to the wire again today so I’ll be brief.
We’re getting back into some teams’ No. 1 pitchers while some other teams are still trying to get through the rotation. That means there should be some matchups for us to pounce on.
Here is my hitter stacking chart. It is created based on free information provided by Rotogrinders, but my ranking formula is based on the more reliable statistics they list.
Most stackable lineups for Saturday, April 11
Colorado and Toronto are my top stacking choices today.
Also, always be on the lookout for values, especially this time of the season. Players who don’t have much experience or who played well in spring and won starting roles/beneficial lineup spots may not have their opportunity reflected properly in their price.
For instance, Brock Holt is batting leadoff today for the Red Sox against the Yankees’ Adam Warren, who has three career starts. Holt costs just $3,500.
Caleb Joseph, filling in for injured Orioles starting catcher Matt Wieters, doesn’t have a ton of Major League experience and has been forgettable in what little time he’s been up. However, the 28-year-old has two doubles, two walks and has scored three times this season. At a cost of just $3,100, he’s worth taking a chance if he continues to start while Wieters is out. Also note Baltimore is the top team to stack today, so Joseph should have opportunities.
Here are my pitcher stacks. Yesterday I explained why we use the categories listed in this chart.
Pitchers to start for Saturday, April 11
Because Clayton Kershaw‘s price tag is so high, Yovani Gallardo and Madison Bumgarner present extreme values today, Gallardo in particular. Las Vegas has the Rangers as the fifth most likely team to win today going up against Houston’s Roberto Hernandez.
Of course, it’s also a good strategy to play for a pitcher like Kershaw in cash games.
Cole Hamels and Michael Wacha are not likely to win, but their strikeout rankings make them an option in tournaments.
Good luck today and every day.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: EP has been playing fantasy sports since 1996. He is among the top third of overall players at RotoGrinders.com. He won two NBA GPPs this season, his first dedicating significant time to NBA lineups, and is among the top 32% of hockey players. He’ll use the same methods in an attempt to crack an MLB tournament in 2015.