Fantasy Insights: Prospect Callup Provides DFS Stack Opportunity

The Oakland Athletics are calling up right-handed pitcher Luis Medina, who will start for the A’s Wednesday night in Anaheim. Medina is ranked eighteenth on the A’s prospect list per, and features a fastball in the high 90’s to go along with a good-looking curveball in the low 80’s, while also mixing in a changeup. It’s always exciting when a prospect comes up with a chance to prove himself; unfortunately for Medina he will have to prove himself against a couple of the most dangerous hitters in baseball – Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani. This provides us with an opportunity to stack some players for DFS purposes.

Stack These Players for DFS

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*Mike Trout ($4200 FD)

Trout. enough said. Just kidding, but Trout leads the team in batting average at .326, which is also good for 14th in the majors. Over his last seven games he’s 13-for-32 (.406), including four doubles, two home runs, and four RBI. While Trout has surprisingly not drawn a walk in his last eight games, he does have 13 of them on the season.

*Shohei Ohtani ($3700 FD)

Ohtani hasn’t been as hot lately, but did just have a 2-for-3 game on Sunday that included a home run. Medina’s fastball is a four-seamer, and in 2022 Ohtani led the Angels with an expected batting average (xBA) of .330 and expected slugging (xSLG) of .657 off of four-seam fastballs. Ohtani has also drawn 10 walks so far this season, which also provides more opportunities to score runs hitting in front of our next player.

*Hunter Renfroe ($3700 FD)

Renfroe has been on a nice little run now, collecting a hit in 13 of his last 16 games, batting .323 during that span. Renfroe has been good at home, hitting .378 (14-for-37) in his home confines, and believe it or not he leads the Angels with six home runs, five of which have come in Anaheim. He’s got a healthy 18 runs batted in to date, so perhaps the young Medina will be mindful when it comes to Trout and Ohtani, overlooking the run-producing threat that Renfroe provides.

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Jarod Rupp, Fantasy Sports
Jarod Rupp, Fantasy Sports
Jarod is a long-time fantasy sports veteran, with over 20 years of experience using salary cap, season-long, best ball, and DFS formats - mainly centered around MLB and NFL. Ever since the "Sid Bream Slide" he has been a die-hard Atlanta Braves fan. He also enjoys collecting trading cards and memorabilia from his favorite teams and players.

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