All 30 MLB teams will be in action on Tuesday, June 18, with the first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m. ET and the action carrying well into the evening with five games on the West Coast that begin at 9:40 p.m. ET or later. The red-hot Atlanta Braves look to build on their three-game NL East lead as they send Julio Teheran to the hill to take on the New York Mets and ace Jacob deGrom. There are some big-time matchups in the American League as well with Yankees vs. Rays and Red Sox vs. Twins among the games on the schedule. And with Justin Verlander, deGrom, Clayton Kershaw and Cole Hamels all scheduled to pitch, there will be some tough calls for MLB DFS players to make. Before finalizing your own MLB DFS rosters for Tuesday, be sure to check in with Mike McClure. He’s won almost $2 million in his career and his top MLB DFS picks, player pool, top stacks and advice can help you make all the right calls.
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’s proprietary MLB DFS projection model simulates each game 10,000 times, taking factors such as matchups and recent results into account. This allows him to find the best values on every site.
He’s off to a hot start in 2019, producing lineups on SportsLine that have returned as much as 30x. He’s also finished in the top 1 percent of tournaments four times and the top 0.1 percent of tournaments twice this season already. He cashed huge in three consecutive tournaments over the past weekend, including a top 2 percent finish on Sunday when his DraftKings lineup finished with a whopping 185.9 points.
Then on Monday, he put Justin Upton in his optimal lineups on FanDuel and DraftKings. The result? Upton (toe) made his 2019 debut and exploded for two hits, including a home run, an RBI and a walk — returning almost 7x value on FanDuel. Anybody following him has seen some huge returns. Now he’s set his sights on Tuesday’s MLB DFS slates and locked in his picks.
One of the top MLB DFS picks McClure is targeting Tuesday is Angels outfielder Mike Trout at $4,600 on FanDuel and $5,600 on DraftKings. Widely considered the best all-around player in baseball, Trout usually comes at premium on DFS sites, and that’s the case on Tuesday. But even with high prices, he’s returned around 7x value on FanDuel the past two days. He got off to a scorching start in his series against the Blue Jays with four hits, a home run and three RBIs. He has a great chance to go off for huge numbers again on Tuesday against Toronto starter Marcus Stroman, a pitcher he has a .500 career average against.
Part of McClure’s optimal MLB DFS strategy for Tuesday includes targeting Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis ($2,500 on FanDuel, $3,200 on DraftKings). The veteran infielder has three multi-hit efforts in his last seven games, including a massive day on Sunday that returned over 15x value on FanDuel. That type of upside is tough to find at his price point, so confidently lock him in for your Tuesday rosters.
McClure is also targeting an undervalued player who is set to explode for huge numbers on Tuesday. The stars are aligning for him to return huge value and he comes at a price that won’t break the bank. This pick could be the difference between cashing in big or going home with nothing.
So what are the optimal MLB DFS lineups for Tuesday? 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.