MLB DFS: Didi Gregorius and best 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 season continues on Sunday with a full 15-game slate on the MLB schedule. The New York Yankees will be in action after trading for Edwin Encarnacion on Saturday, though the American League home-run leader isn't likely to be in the lineup. However, there will be plenty of other sluggers available for MLB DFS tournaments and cash games on sites like FanDuel and DraftKings, including Mike Trout, J.D. Martinez, Nolan Arenado and Pete Alonso. MLB DFS lineups could also include players like Ketel Marte, who slugged two homers on Saturday, and Christian Yelich, who has 56 RBIs. With so many players to choose from, you'll want to see the optimal strategy and advice from DFS millionaire Mike McClure before locking in your MLB DFS picks.
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 shortstop Didi Gregorius at $3,400 on FanDuel and $4,200 on DraftKings. Gregorius returned to the Yankees lineup on June 7 after undergoing offseason Tommy John surgery. And he's off to a strong start with a .909 OPS through his first six games.
Gregorius has four multi-hit games to his name already and appears to be picking up right where he left off in 2018 when he posted a career-high OPS of .829. That's why McClure sees him as a high-upside play on Sunday against the Chicago White Sox.
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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