DraftKings Strategy: Best MLB Stacks – AL Central

Posted on March 30, 2016
MLB Teams to Stack from AL West: AL Central

In using daily fantasy sports tools, the key to developing a bankroll is scaling winning strategies. Especially in baseball, finding optimal teams to add into lineups night after night serves as an essential part of MLB strategy.

That why we’re previewing MLB teams to stack so you can have a leg up on the competition throughout the MLB DFS season. Then check out how to apply these strategies in our DraftKings and FanDuel MLB lineup optimizer

Consider Stacking These Three Hitters on the Chicago White Sox

The Chicago White Sox made one big move this offseason that could potentially turn their lineup into a threat. By trading for Todd Frazier, the ChiSox ensured that Jose Abreu would have legitimate protection behind him.

Brett Lawrie, 2B – Lawrie’s career is currently sitting on the edge, which is kind of appropriate when you consider his personality. Lawrie should be a decent value at second base coming into the season and last year the British Columbia native appeared in 149 games and set a career high with 16 home runs. His OBP needs to approve and the White Sox will be asking the 26-year-old to change his approach to set the table for two big-time power threats hitting behind him.

Jose Abreu, 1B – When a player comes onto the scene in the fashion that Abreu did in 2014, a slight step back is nothing to worry about. Even though the Cuban star saw his numbers dip in 2015, he still clobbered 30 long balls and hit 34 doubles.

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Pitchers came into starts against Chicago with one goal – don’t let Abreu beat them. With no real run producers sitting behind him, one could argue he had one of the toughest spots to hit in any lineup across baseball. This offseason the White Sox brass addressed that issue by bringing in a loud bat behind him.

Todd Frazier, 3B – The “Toddfather’s” move from Cincinnati to the South Side of Chicago could do wonders for this lineup. The pride of Toms River, New Jersey hit 35 home runs in his breakout season last year for the Reds. Frazier did play in one of the league’s best ballparks for hitters, but his numbers away from Great American Ballpark didn’t differ dramatically from his home totals. With Abreu hitting in front of him, Frazier should get a lot of pitches to hit, and hit far in 2016.

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