The 2019 MLB trade deadline is on July 31 and on the eve of the final day for MLB trades, superstar pitchers Madison Bumgarner, Trevor Bauer and Noah Syndergaard are all still with the only teams they’ve ever known. In fact, Syndergaard is scheduled to pitch on Tuesday night against the Chicago White Sox. Syndergaard has sensational stuff and the White Sox are strikeout-prone, so he’s got strong potential to turn in a huge night in MLB DFS, but daily Fantasy players will have to watch their MLB DFS lineups closely to make sure Syndergaard isn’t scratched late, a sure sign that he’s on the move. Elsewhere, the Cubs and Cardinals will do battle in a bitter rivalry and scorching-hot Paul Goldschmidt could be a popular pick for MLB DFS tournaments and cash games on FanDuel and DraftKings. But before you make any Tuesday MLB DFS picks, be sure to check out what DFS millionaire Mike McClure has to say.
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 right before the All-Star break.
Then on Monday, he rostered Rockies outfielder David Dahl at $3,400 on DraftKings. The result: Dahl went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBIs — returning over 20 points and around 5x value. Now, McClure has set his sights on Tuesday’s MLB DFS slates. You can see his full roster at SportsLine.
One of McClure’s top MLB DFS picks for Tuesday is Rockies shortstop Trevor Story ($4,000 on FanDuel and $5,300 on DraftKings). The 26-year-old is turning in another big season with 22 home runs and 14 stolen bases while slashing .280/.342/.539 this season and he’s got a solid matchup against Dodgers left-hander Julio Urias in Coors Field tonight. Story has an RBI off the 22-year-old in four at-bats and he’s got an .885 OPS against lefties this year as well as a .993 OPS at home. You’ll want Story in your MLB DFS lineups on Tuesday with a potential for a big return.
Part of his optimal MLB DFS strategy for Tuesday includes rostering Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge ($4,200 on FanDuel, $4,800 on DraftKings), who gets a nice matchup against the Diamondbacks and starter Taylor Clarke (6.10 ERA). Judge has 11 home runs in just 50 games played this season, and Clarke has given up a total of 11 home runs in his last seven outings. That means Judge has a great chance to return value for MLB DFS players with just one swing on Tuesday.
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 tournament-winning 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.