MLB DFS: Melky Cabrera and best picks for August 19 FanDuel and DraftKings Daily Fantasy baseball lineups
SportsLine's Mike McClure, a DFS pro with nearly $2M in winnings, gives optimal lineup advice
J.A. Happ pitches at home against the Blue Jays, Mike Clevinger faces the Orioles, and German Marquez visits the Braves. There's no Coors Field on Sunday, but MLB DFS players have over 10 games on the slate to pick from beginning at 1:05 p.m. ET. FanDuel's $100,000 MLB Williamsport Squeeze and DraftKings' $300,000 Pitcher's Mound are among the marquee MLB DFS tournaments. Before you enter your MLB DFS picks, you'll want to hear what Mike McClure has to say. He has almost $2 million in winnings and has been 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 thanks to some spot-on picks.
On Friday, McClure rostered White Sox outfielder Nicky Delmonico at just $2,500 on FanDuel. The result: He exploded for a home run and five RBIs -- returning 35.7 points and over 14x value for owners. Anyone who had him in their lineup was well on their way to a profitable day.
For Sunday's main slate, McClure loves Cleveland Indians outfielder Melky Cabrera at $3,100 on FanDuel and $4,100 on DraftKings.
Cabrera has been huge for MLB DFS players lately. He has reached 5x value in four of his last five games and has a hit in four of his last six, recording eight RBIs during that span. Hitting in the heart of the Indians' lineup, Cabrera will have plenty of chances to pile up points in MLB DFS tournaments on Sunday.
McClure is stacking Cabrera with first baseman Yonder Alonso at $3,300 on FanDuel and $4,200 on DraftKings.
Alonso has hits in five of his last six games and drove in three RBIs on Tuesday. He has 20 homers and 78 RBIs for the season and batted .302 in July. Batting fifth behind Yandy Diaz in a potent Indians lineup has paid off huge for MLB DFS owners.
Alonso and Cabrera make up one of the top MLB DFS stacks because the Orioles are starting Yefry Ramirez (1-4, 5.40 ERA), who has given up seven home runs in just 40 innings pitched this year. In a start against the Rangers earlier this month, Ramirez was flamed for five earned runs and five hits in just 1.2 innings. Be sure Alonso and Cabrera are in your MLB DFS lineups on Sunday.
McClure is also targeting a player capable of putting up explosive numbers on Sunday. The stars are aligning for him to go for 30, even 40 points on FanDuel and DraftKings, and he isn't even the most expensive player at his position. 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 Sunday? Visit SportsLine now to see the full optimal tournament lineups for Sunday 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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