With pitchers like Justin Verlander (10-4, 2.98 ERA) and Mike Soroka (9-1, 2.42 ERA) scheduled to take the hill on Sunday, MLB DFS players will have plenty of tough calls to make. Are those talented arms worth their hefty price in tournaments and cash games on sites like FanDuel and DraftKings? Can you trust any hitters facing them? And which top batters like Javier Baez, Mike Trout and Charlie Blackmon should you invest in? Before answering these questions and searching for the top MLB DFS picks on Sunday, you should check in with SportsLine’s resident baseball DFS guru, Mike McClure. He’s won almost $2 million in his career as a professional DFS player, and his optimal lineups, player pool and advice can be the difference between cashing or going home with nothing on Sunday.
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 Sunday’s MLB DFS slates.
For Sunday, we can tell you McClure is targeting Brewers third baseman Mike Moustakas. The three-time All-Star is one of the top power-hitting infielders in the game, and he’s had a blistering first half of the season with with a .262 average, 54 RBIs and 25 home runs, good for sixth in the National League.
Moustakas, a lefty, has smoked right-handed pitching this year with 17 home runs, 37 RBIs, a .539 slugging percentage and an .870 OPS. That’s what he’ll see on Sunday against San Francisco righty Tyler Beede, who has a 2-3 record and a 5.64 ERA this year. Confidently lock Moustakas in as a key part of your MLB DFS strategy and look for tournament-winning returns on Sunday.
Part of his optimal MLB DFS strategy for Sunday includes rostering Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius, who has eight career hits against Blue Jays starter Marcus Stroman. And that’s no surprise because Gregorius, a lefty, does most of his damage against right-handed pitchers like Stroman. In fact, he’s hitting .314 against righties this season and just .120 against lefties, so you can confidently lock him in your lineups on Sunday.
McClure is also targeting an undervalued player who is set to explode for tournament-winning numbers on Sunday. 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 Sunday? 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.