While the majority of the league is enjoying needed rest during the MLB All-Star break, MLB DFS players, as well as the game’s top players, won’t have the same luxury as they zero in on the 2019 MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. ET. Cleveland’s Progressive Field will host the Midsummer Classic this year, and there will be hundreds of thousands of dollars on the line in MLB DFS tournament and cash games on daily Fantasy sites such as FanDuel and DraftKings. Of course, with players cycling in and out of the game, it’s hard to predict if stars like Mike Trout or Cody Bellinger will be worth their exorbitant prices in MLB DFS lineups. That’s why you’ll definitely want to check out the MLB DFS picks, optimal lineups and advice for the MLB All-Star Game from DFS millionaire Mike McClure, who has won almost $2 million in his career, before you make your own 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’s proprietary 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 generated a whopping 185.9 points. He also had an optimal lineup on FanDuel that cashed 8x for followers last Friday.
To wrap up the first half of the season, he rostered Indians outfielder Greg Allen on FanDuel at just $2,000. The result: Allen exploded for four hits, including a home run, and two RBis on Sunday, returning a whopping 43.6 points and almost 22x value. Anybody who followed his lead was well on their way to a lucrative day.
Now he’s set his sights on the 2019 MLB All-Star Game DFS slate and locked in his picks.
One of McClure’s top MLB DFS picks for the All-Star Game 2019 is Angels outfielder Mike Trout. The most well-rounded player in the game hasn’t disappointed in All-Star Game appearances, recording at least one hit every time he’s appeared. Overall, he’s 7-for-15 in the Midsummer Classic with two home runs, four RBIs and four walks. He’s often pitched around when playing for the Angels, but the National League staff won’t have that luxury on Tuesday, so confidently lock in Trout and look for huge returns.
Part of McClure’s optimal MLB DFS strategy for the All-Star Game includes rostering Pirates first baseman Josh Bell. One of the top prospects in baseball for nearly half a decade because of his prodigious power, Bell inexplicably struggled to hit the ball out of the ballpark in 2018 with just 12 home runs.
However, he’s righted his wrongs in 2019 and looks like one of the most dynamic young sluggers in the game. Bell already has a career-high 27 home runs and is approaching his career high of 90 RBIs with 84 entering the All-Star break this season.
He’s slashing .302/.376/.648 this year and his hard-hit contact rate of 49.4 percent is up a staggering 50 percent over his career average entering the year. Bell has been establishing himself as a superstar all season and what better stage to announce that his first half was no fluke than at the 2019 Midsummer Classic.
McClure is also targeting an undervalued player who is set to explode for tournament-winning 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 All-Star Game DFS lineups? 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.