MLB DFS: Joc Pederson and best picks for September 22 DraftKings and FanDuel daily Fantasy baseball lineups

The race for the MLB playoffs continues to heat up on Saturday with a loaded Major League Baseball schedule featuring nine games on the MLB DFS main slate beginning at 7:05 p.m. ET. DraftKings is hosting a $150,000 Turn Two, while FanDuel has a $66,000 MLB Rally. Before entering these or any other MLB DFS tournaments on Saturday, Sept. 22, check out the top MLB DFS picks and lineups from Mike McClure. He's a professional DFS player with almost $2 million in career winnings, and a predictive data engineer at SportsLine.

And 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 is rolling this season thanks to some spot-on MLB DFS picks.

On Friday, McClure rostered Yankees outfielder Aaron Hicks at $3,200 on FanDuel. The result: Hicks went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBIs and two walks -- returning 40.8 points and almost 13x value for owners. Anybody who had him in their lineup was well on the way to a profitable night.

For Saturday's main slate, McClure loves Chicago Cubs second baseman Daniel Murphy at $3,000 on FanDuel and $4,000 on DraftKings. He's hitting .293 with 12 home runs on the season and gets a nice matchup against a struggling Chicago White Sox staff.

Another pick he's all over: Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson at $3,200 on FanDuel and $5,200 on DraftKings. He's capable of huge numbers, like when he put up over 50 points on FanDuel earlier this week. He'll look to do it again against the last-place Padres and starting pitcher Jacob Nix (5.75 ERA). 

McClure is also targeting a player capable of putting up explosive numbers on Saturday because of a dream matchup. The stars are aligning for him to go for 20, even 30 points on FanDuel and DraftKings, and he comes at a price that won't break the bank. This pick could be the difference between winning your tournaments and cash games or going home with nothing.

So who is DFS pro Mike McClure putting in his optimal lineup on Saturday? Visit SportsLine now to see the full optimal tournament lineups from a professional DFS player who has nearly $2 million in career winnings and has crushed his DFS picks in multiple sports.

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