It’s getaway day for several teams playing on the Thursday, June 6, MLB schedule, meaning MLB DFS players have plenty of slates to evaluate throughout the day. Eight games begin at 3:40 p.m. ET or earlier, with the first pitch of Giants vs. Mets leading the day off at 12:10 p.m. ET. DraftKings is hosting a $120K Perfect Game for the early slate, while FanDuel has a $110K MLB Thursday MLB Grand Slam for the five late games. And regardless what type of MLB DFS tournament or cash game you’re looking to enter, first be sure to see what Mike McClure has to say. He’s won almost $2 million in his career as a DFS pro, and his top MLB DFS picks, optimal lineups and advice can help you navigate Thursday’s MLB action.
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 Thursday’s MLB DFS slates and locked in his picks. You can only see them at SportsLine.
For Thursday’s MLB DFS slates, we can tell you McClure is targeting Yankees first baseman Luke Voit at $4,300 on FanDuel and $4,900 on DraftKings. Voit brings a rare combination of power and patience that pays off in a huge way for MLB DFS players. He’s eighth in the American League in home runs (15), while also entering play on Thursday ninth in the league in walks (35).
That means he can return MLB DFS value with just one swing, or can get on base and then provide runs scored as part of a potent New York lineup. Either way, he has a great chance to return value for MLB DFS players as New York takes on struggling Blue Jays starter Edwin Jackson (0-3, 13.22 ERA) on Thursday.
Part of McClure’s optimal MLB DFS strategy for Thursday includes rostering Angels outfielder Shohei Ohtani ($3,500 on FanDuel, $3,900 on DraftKings), who hit a home run and recorded four RBIs on Wednesday against the Athletics, returning a whopping 12x value on FanDuel. McClure likes Ohtani’s chances of going off for big numbers again on Thursday against Athletics starter Mike Fiers, who has given up 13 home runs this season.
McClure is also targeting an undervalued player with a dream matchup who is set to explode for huge numbers on Thursday. 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 Thursday? 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.