The second half of the MLB season rolls on Saturday, July 13, as the second full day of action is set to unfold. There are four afternoon games, led off by AL East battles between the Yankees and Blue Jays and Rays and Orioles at 1:05 p.m. ET. The Pirates visit the Cubs at 2:20 p.m. ET and the White Sox take on the Athletics at 4:07 p.m. ET. MLB DFS main slate action on daily Fantasy sites such as FanDuel and DraftKing will focus on the 11 games after 7 p.m. ET. And with big names such as Chris Sale and Madison Bumgarner set to take the hill, and plenty of big-time hitting options such as Cody Bellinger, J.D. Martinez and Christian Yelich, first be sure to see the top MLB DFS picks for Saturday from Mike McClure. He’s won almost $2 million in his career as a DFS pro, and his optimal lineups, advice and player pool can help you crush your 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 got off to a hot start in 2019, producing lineups on SportsLine that have returned as much as 30x in the first half of the season. 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 in mid-June, 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 on the last Friday before the All-Star break.
Then on Friday, he rostered Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier at just $2,800 on FanDuel. The result: Kiermaier went 3-for-6 with two RBIs and three runs — returning 31.6 points and over 11x value. Anybody who followed his advice was well on their way to a huge day. Now McClure has set his sights on Saturday’s MLB DFS slates.
For Saturday, we can tell you McClure is targeting Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon at $4,600 on FanDuel and $5,500 on DraftKings. Blackmon is one of the league’s best hitters, entering play on Saturday in the top 10 in the National League in batting average (.326), runs scored (67) and slugging percentage (.624). His numbers at Coors Field are even more insane. He’s hit .448 with 16 home runs and a sky-high 1.440 OPS. Numbers such those are hard to put a price on, so confidently lock him in your MLB DFS lineups and look for big returns against the Reds on Saturday.
Part of his optimal MLB DFS strategy for Saturday includes rostering Reds shortstop Jose Iglesias ($3,000 on FanDuel, $3,600 on DraftKings), who gets a dream matchup at hitter-friendly Coors Field, where he went 2-for-3 in the series opener on Friday. He’ll look to exploit a matchup against Colorado pitcher Kyle Freeland (2-6, 7.13 ERA).
McClure is also targeting an undervalued player who is set to explode for tournament-winning numbers on Saturday. 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 Saturday? 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.