There are 15 games on the MLB schedule for Wednesday, June 5, and MLB DFS players have multiple slates they can fill out rosters for on daily Fantasy sites such as FanDuel and DraftKings. Nationals vs. White Sox has the first pitch of the day at 1:05 p.m. ET, and that’s one of three games starting at 3:40 p.m ET or earlier. The main slate focuses on the dozen games that begin at 7:05 p.m. ET or later. And the key to cashing in on any of these slates will be figuring out which star players are worth their price, and which value picks can surpass expectations. Before finalizing any of your own MLB DFS picks for Wednesday, first be sure to see the optimal lineups, advice and player pool from DFS pro Mike McClure, who has won almost $2 million in his career.
When it comes to MLB, McClure is at his best. Recognized in the book “Fantasy Football (and Baseball) for Smart People: How to Turn Your Hobby into a Fortune” as a top MLB DFS player, McClure rolled through last season, producing multiple lineups that cashed in huge.
He’s off to a hot start in 2019 as well, producing lineups on SportsLine that have returned as much as 30x. He’s also finished in the top 1 percent of tournaments multiple times and the top 0.1 percent of tournaments twice this season already. Anybody following him has seen plenty of huge returns. Now he’s set his sights on Wednesday’s MLB DFS slates and locked in his picks. You can only see them at SportsLine.
For Wednesday’s MLB DFS slates, we can tell you McClure is targeting a pair of reigning MVPs. He likes Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts at $4,300 on FanDuel and $4,800 on DraftKings as he takes on the Royals at 8:15 p.m. ET. The 2018 AL MVP hasn’t put up quite the eye-popping numbers he had last season, but he’s still providing quality production for MLB DFS players.
He’s second in the American League in runs (46) and fourth in the AL in walks (41), meaning he’s getting on and scoring at an extremely high rate. McClure’s model indicates that he has a great chance to return value against Kansas City starter Jakob Junis, who has a 5.35 ERA on the season.
Part of McClure’s optimal MLB DFS strategy for Wednesday includes targeting Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich ($4,900 on FanDuel, $6,000 on DraftKings), who is putting up MVP-like numbers again this year after taking NL MVP honors last year, and is just a few days removed from posting a whopping 59.4 points on FanDuel. Even though he’s one of the more expensive players for Wednesday, the chance for a massive return like that makes him worth the price as he takes on the Marlins at 7:40 p.m. ET.
McClure is also targeting an undervalued player with a dream matchup who is set to explode for huge numbers on Wednesday. The stars are aligning for him to return huge value, and he comes at a lower price than you would expect. This pick could be the difference between cashing in big or going home with nothing.
So what are the optimal MLB DFS lineups for Wednesday? Visit SportsLine right now to see DFS millionaire Mike McClure’s complete optimal tournament lineups for FanDuel and DraftKings, and cash in big on MLB DFS.