A 15-game MLB slate on Saturday gets underway with the slugging New York Yankees against the Toronto Blue Jays at 3:07 p.m. ET. MLB DFS players will be keeping close tabs on that game as New York’s makeshift lineup led by D.J. LeMahieu, Gio Urshela and Brett Gardner and Toronto’s talented rookie trio of Bo Bichette, Cavan Biggio and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. could combine to create some fireworks. Meanwhile, the Mets and Nationals could have a pitching duel on their hands with Patrick Corbin and Noah Syndergaard squaring off. Those are the two most expensive pitching options available for Saturday and they’ll be popular options for MLB DFS lineups. But before you make your MLB DFS picks, be sure to check out the optimal MLB DFS strategy, lineups and advice from DFS millionaire Mike McClure first.
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 Friday, he was all over Albert Pujols at $2,800 on FanDuel. The result: Pujols hit a three-run home run — returning nearly 29 points and over 10x value. Anybody who followed his advice was well on their way to a huge day. Now, McClure has set his sights on Saturday’s slates.
One of McClure’s top MLB DFS picks for Saturday is Athletics first baseman Matt Olson at $3,400 on FanDuel and $4,300 on DraftKings. Olson has hit 22 home runs so far this season while posting an .848 OPS, and he’ll get a solid matchup against the White Sox’s Reynaldo Lopez, who has posted a 5.21 ERA on the year. Olson has a home run off Lopez and he has a career 1.024 OPS against the White Sox with four of his five career home runs against them coming inside Guaranteed Rate Field. The 25-year-old slugs a whopping 217 points higher away from home (.412 at home and .629 away), making him a must-roster on Saturday in Chicago.
Part of his optimal MLB DFS strategy for Saturday includes rostering Astros outfielder Yordan Alvarez ($4,300 on FanDuel, $5,800 on DraftKings), who is on a seven-game hitting streak with multiple hits in four of those contests. The 22-year-old has shown immense power since being called up back in June. He’s hit 14 home runs with 44 RBI in just 186 plate appearances while posting a 1.116 OPS.
Alvarez and the Astros will take on the Orioles on Saturday and Baltimore will be going with Aaron Brooks as their starter. Brooks has a career 6.65 ERA over 130 innings and a 5.45 ERA this season that has ballooned to 6.63 in his five starts since joining the Orioles from Oakland. This will be Alvarez’s first time facing Brooks, but the Astros lineup around him hits .302 against Brooks with a .362 OBP, so Alvarez should have run-producing opportunities.
McClure is also targeting an undervalued player who is set to explode for huge numbers on Saturday. 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 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.