Eight games are on the MLB DFS main slate Wednesday evening with the action getting underway at 7 p.m. ET. There are some top-tier matchups such as Red Sox vs. Rays, Astros vs. Indians and Cubs vs. Cardinals on the schedule, and MLB DFS players are scrambling to finalize their roster after the 2019 MLB trade deadline passed at 4 p.m. ET and names such as Zack Greinke, Corey Dickerson and Jesus Aguilar were moved. Before locking in any MLB DFS picks of your own for Wednesday on a site such as FanDuel or DraftKings, be sure to see what Mike McClure has to say. He’s a DFS pro with almost $2 million in career winnings and his top picks, optimal lineups and advice can help you make all the right calls.
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 Tuesday, he rostered Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner on FanDuel. The result: Turner went 1-for-3 with a home run, two RBIs, two runs scored and a pair of walks — returning over 30 points and 7x value. Now, McClure has set his sights on Wednesday’s MLB DFS slates. You can see his full roster at SportsLine.
One of McClure’s top MLB DFS picks for Wednesday is Giants first baseman Brandon Belt at $2,800 on FanDuel and $3,600 on DraftKings as he takes on the Phillies at 7:05 p.m. ET. Belt (.235/12/37) has the valuable combination of power and patience that MLB DFS players covet. He hit a home run on Tuesday and he’s also ranked fifth in the National League in walks (61), making him an intriguing play on Wednesday at an affordable price on both sites.
Part of his optimal MLB DFS strategy includes rostering Athletics outfielder Khris Davis ($2,700 on FanDuel, $3,300 on DraftKings). Davis (17 home runs) is one of the most affordable power sources on both sites on Wednesday. And while it’s been a rough July overall (.171) for him, he might be finding his swing after going 3-for-4 with a home run against the Brewers on Tuesday. He’ll look to exploit a favorable matchup against Jordan Lyles, who is making his first start for Milwaukee and had a 5.36 ERA this year with the Pirates.
McClure is also targeting an undervalued player who is set to explode for huge numbers on Wednesday. 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 Wednesday? 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.