Success in MLB DFS tournaments on sites like DraftKings and FanDuel for the 2022 MLB All-Star Game will come down to which players make the most of limited opportunities. Most hitters won't get more than just a couple of at-bats, and many of the pitchers won't throw for more than an inning. One player that could end up delivering under those circumstances for your MLB DFS lineups may be Houston second baseman Jose Altuve.
This season, Altuve has a .293 batting average and OPS of 1.187 in his first at-bats against starting pitchers. Another player with similar success in the All-Star Game MLB DFS player pool is St. Louis first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, who has splits of .365/.472/.662 in his first appearances at the plate against starters. Before you lock in your MLB DFS picks for the 2022 MLB All-Star Game, be sure to check out the MLB DFS advice, strategy and projections from SportsLine daily Fantasy expert Mike McClure.
McClure is a daily Fantasy pro who has won almost $2 million in his career. And when it comes to daily Fantasy baseball, 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.
On Sunday, McClure highlighted Phillies starting pitcher Aaron Nola as one of his top MLB DFS picks on DraftKings and FanDuel. The result: Nola pitched 8.1 scoreless innings and struck out 10 Marlins batters to return 39.75 points on DraftKings and 65 points on FanDuel. Anybody that included him in their lineups was well on the way to a profitable day.
Now, with the 2022 MLB All-Star Game taking place at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday, McClure has locked in his top MLB All-Star Game daily Fantasy picks. Head to SportsLine now to see them.
McClure's top MLB DFS picks for 2022 MLB All-Star Game
One of McClure's top MLB DFS picks on DraftKings and FanDuel for the 2022 MLB All-Star Game is Yankees outfielder and four-time All-Star Aaron Judge. This season, Judge leads the league in home runs (33) and runs scored (74), with offensive splits of .284/.364/.618. Judge also leads the majors in total bases this season (204), with 14 doubles and 96 hits.
Judge had a walk and a run in last year's All-Star Game as well as in his previous appearance in 2018, where he also came away with an RBI. This year, Judge has a .293 average against starting pitchers in his first at bats against them, and 40 of his 70 RBI have come against relievers that he has seen for the first time in games. Judge has only played three career games in Dodger Stadium, but in those appearances, he finished with five hits, three home runs and four RBI.
Another part of McClure's optimal MLB DFS strategy for the All-Star Game includes rostering Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. The Atlanta outfielder didn't get a shot at redemption for his 0-for-2 showing in his 2019 All-Star debut after he tore his ACL just days before last year's Midsummer Classic. He'll be eager to make up for lost time on Tuesday, especially after heading into the All-Star break on a bit of a lull over his last 10 starts, in which he had 14 strikeouts and just eight hits.
Perhaps a few at-bats against American League starting pitcher Shane McClanahan is just what the doctor ordered for Acuna Jr., who will start in right field. The two have never faced each other, but this season, Acuna Jr. is hitting .310 against left-handed starting pitching with a .912 OPS. Although his power numbers are down a bit compared to previous seasons, Acuna Jr. has a .335 batting average on balls put in play.
How to set your MLB DFS lineups for the 2022 MLB All-Star Game
McClure is also targeting an undervalued player who is set to explode for huge numbers at the 2022 MLB All-Star Game. The stars are aligning for him to return tournament-winning value and he comes at a price that won't break the bank. You can only see who it is here.
So what are the top MLB DFS picks for MLB All-Star Game 2022? Visit SportsLine now to see DFS millionaire Mike McClure's complete player pool and picks for FanDuel and DraftKings, and cash in big on MLB DFS.