It’s an absolutely loaded day of MLB action on the Fourth of July, with the first pitch coming from the nation’s capital at 11:05 a.m. ET as the Nationals and Marlins meet up. Games are getting underway throughout the day, and most of the MLB DFS action will be focused on the afternoon slate beginning at 2:10 p.m. ET and the later slate at 7 p.m. ET, which features some marquee matchups such as Braves vs. Phillies and Dodgers vs. Padres. Before locking in any MLB DFS lineups for tournaments such as the $100K Thursday MLB Revolutionary Rally on FanDuel or the $243K America’s Birthday Bash on DraftKings, 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, player pool, optimal lineups and advice can help you make all the right calls for your Thursday’s holiday slates.
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 three weekends ago, which included a top 2 percent finish when his DraftKings lineup finished with a whopping 185.9 points.
Earlier this week, he put Cardinals outfielder Jose Martinez in his optimal lineup on FanDuel at just $2,400. The result: Martinez hit two home runs — returning a whopping 37.4 points and almost 16x value on Tuesday. Anybody following him has seen huge returns. Now he’s set his sights on Thursday’s MLB DFS slates and locked in his picks.
For the Fourth of July, we can tell you McClure is targeting Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor at $2,700 on FanDuel and $3,900 on DraftKings. His season average (.186) has been disappointing and keeps his DFS cost low, but he’s hit 10 home runs on the year and can return value with just one swing. Eight of his 10 home runs have come against righties, and he’ll look to go deep against Angels starter Griffin Canning, who has given up five homers over his last three starts.
Part of McClure’s optimal Thursday MLB DFS strategy includes rostering Angels outfielder Kole Calhoun ($3,300 on FanDuel, $3,900 on DraftKings), who is 5-for-9 with three RBIs in this series against Texas thus far. MLB DFS players who have invested in him have seen big returns. He went off for almost 5x value on FanDuel Wednesday and around 10x on Tuesday. Confidently lock him as a value play on Thursday and look for that trend to continue.
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 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 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.