MLB DFS: Aaron Hicks and top picks for June 16 DraftKings and FanDuel daily Fantasy baseball lineups
SportsLine's Mike McClure, a DFS pro with nearly $2M in winnings, gives optimal lineup advice
The 2019 MLB season rolls along on Sunday and with baseballs flying out of the ballpark at a record pace this season, MLB DFS tournaments and cash games on FanDuel and DraftKings have been high-scoring affairs. Defending MVP Christian Yelich leads the league in home runs with 25 and he'll be in action on Sunday against the San Francisco Giants. His teammate Mike Moustakas is also among the league leaders with 21 home runs and he's got a pair of home runs against Giants starter Jeff Samardzija in his career. They'll both undoubtedly be popular choices in MLB DFS lineups on Sunday. And before you enter an MLB DFS tournament like the $110K Sunday MLB Squeeze on FanDuel or the $150K Extra Inning on DraftKings, first be sure to check in with Mike McClure. He's a professional DFS player with almost $2 million in career winnings and his top picks, optimal lineups and MLB DFS advice can help you build the perfect roster.
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 rolled through last season, producing multiple lineups that cashed in huge.
He's off to a hot start in 2019 as well, producing lineups on SportsLine that have returned as much as 30x. He's also finished in the top 1 percent of tournaments multiple times and the top 0.1 percent of tournaments twice this season already. Anybody following him has seen plenty of huge returns. Now, he's set his sights on Sunday's MLB DFS slates and locked in his picks. You can only see them at SportsLine.
For Sunday, we can tell you McClure is targeting Yankees outfielder Aaron Hicks at $3,600 on FanDuel and $4,400 on DraftKings. Hicks missed nearly six weeks with a shoulder injury earlier this season and has been back in the lineup for almost a month now and it's been a grind.
However, he's been heating up since the calendar turned to June, hitting three home runs in a four-game span last week. Hicks hit 27 home runs last season and he's got an interesting matchup with White Sox starter Odrisamer Despaigne, who was signed off waivers recently. Lock him in your MLB DFS lineups and look for a big return against Chicago on Sunday.
McClure's optimal MLB DFS strategy also involves rostering Astros 1B/OF Yordan Alvarez ($3,500 on FanDuel, $4,600 on DraftKings), who is off to a scorching start with three home runs and seven RBIs in his first four games since being called up. Alvarez entered the season as a consensus top-50 prospect and has lived up to that expectation with a stunning 1.184 OPS in 56 games at Triple-A Round Rock to earn his promotion. The Cuban slugger has towering power and has shown an advanced approach at the plate to make for a nightmarish matchup for opposing pitchers.
McClure is also targeting an undervalued player who is set to explode for huge numbers on Sunday. The stars are aligning for him to return huge 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 Sunday? 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.
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