The MLB schedule for Thursday, June 13, features a pair of early games with Braves vs. Pirates getting the action underway at 12:10 p.m. ET and Twins vs. Mariners set for 1:10 p.m. ET. Those matchups will comprise the early slate and begin the full-day slates on daily Fantasy sites such as FanDuel and DraftKings with the main slate action featuring the nine games that begin at 7 p.m. ET or later. There are plenty of big-name arms such as Jacob deGrom, Clayton Kershaw and David Price set to take the hill, while Charlie Blackmon, Trevor Story, Mike Trout and Cody Bellinger are some of the most expensive hitters available. Before locking in any MLB DFS picks of your own for Thursday’s action, first be sure to check in with Mike McClure. He’s won almost $2 million as a DFS pro and his optimal MLB DFS lineups and advice can help you crush your Thursday selections.
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.
One of the top MLB DFS picks for Thursday that McClure is recommending: Red Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi at $3,600 on FanDuel and $4,500 on DraftKings. The lefty has seen his average steadily rise in June and it got to .270 after a three-hit performance on Wednesday. He hit a triple and a pair of doubles, driving in two runs, and returning over 30 points and nearly 9x value on FanDuel. He’ll look to keep it rolling against the Rangers, a staff ranked 10th in the American League in team ERA (4.84).
Part of McClure’s optimal MLB DFS strategy for Thursday includes targeting Rockies outfielder Ian Desmond ($3,600 on FanDuel, $4,400 on DraftKings) who has returned at least 3.5x value on FanDuel in five of his last six games. He gets the benefit of hitting at Coors Field, but comes at a much more affordable price than some of the other hitters in Colorado’s offense, so McClure loves this value pick.
McClure is also targeting an undervalued player 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.