Nine games are on the MLB schedule for Monday with the first pitch coming in Game 1 of a Yankees vs. Orioles doubleheader at 1:05 p.m. ET. The rest of the action, including Game 2 of that AL East matchup, begins at 7:00 p.m. ET, and the stakes will be high on daily Fantasy sites like FanDuel and DraftKings with several of the league’s top offenses such as the Yankees, Red Sox, Astros and Rockies among the teams playing. Before making the call on potential top MLB DFS picks such as Charlie Blackmon, Yordan Alvarez, Zack Greinke or J.D. Martinez, first be sure to see what DFS pro Mike McClure has to say. He’s won almost $2 million in his career, and his top picks, optimal MLB DFS lineups, advice and player pool can give you a huge edge.
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 Sunday, he was all over Paul Goldschmidt at $4,000 on DraftKings. The result: Goldschmidt went 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBIs and a stolen base — returning 34 points and over 8x value. Anybody who followed his advice was well on their way to a huge day. Now, McClure has set his sights on Monday’s slates.
One of McClure’s top MLB DFS picks for Monday is Diamondbacks second baseman Ketel Marte at $4,400 on FanDuel and $5,500 on DraftKings. Marte has been a key cog in Arizona’s surprisingly-potent lineup this season, entering the week with a .318/24/67 line. He also ranks ninth in the National League in slugging percentage (.566) and OPS (.945). He’s crushed Colorado pitching this season with a whopping .415 average and an OPS of 1.052, so he’s one of the MLB DFS picks you should be all over this evening.
Part of his optimal MLB DFS strategy for Monday includes stacking Marte with outfielder David Peralta ($3,800 on FanDuel, $4,900 on DraftKings), as Arizona takes on the Rockies at hitter-friendly Coors Field. Peralta, a 2018 Silver Slugger winner, is hitting .280/10/52 this season and McClure’s model indicates he’s a tremendous value as he takes on struggling Colorado righty Peter Lambert (2-3, 6.87 ERA). Peralta, who has hit nine of his 10 home runs this season against right-handed pitchers, is set to exploit this matchup in a game that has an over-under of 14 total runs.
McClure is also targeting an undervalued player who is set to explode for huge numbers on Monday. 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 Monday? 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.