MLB DFS: Nelson Cruz and top picks for June 9 DraftKings and FanDuel daily Fantasy baseball lineups
SportsLine's Mike McClure, a DFS pro with nearly $2M in winnings, gives optimal lineup advice
It's an absolutely loaded day of MLB action on Sunday, with 15 games on the schedule. Pitchers like Aaron Nola, Shane Bieber, Kyle Hendricks, Madison Bumgarner and Noah Syndergaard will all take the hill to close out the weekend, making for plenty of options in MLB DFS tournaments and cash games. With so many games and multiple slates unfolding throughout the day, daily Fantasy baseball players need to look up and down lineups and pitching staffs to find the best value plays on sites like FanDuel and DraftKings. Plus, Mother Nature could play a factor, with rain engulfing much of the eastern half of the United States. Before locking in any MLB DFS picks of your own for Sunday, be sure to see what Mike McClure has to say. He's a professional DFS player with almost $2 million in career winnings, and his optimal MLB DFS lineups, advice and player pool can help you nail your rosters for Sunday's action.
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, one of McClure's top MLB DFS picks is Twins outfielder Nelson Cruz. A veteran power bat who is still piling up home runs at age 38, Cruz will look to exploit a matchup against a struggling Detroit squad and pitcher Ryan Carpenter, who has a sky-high 6.23 ERA on the season. Carpenter has given up at least one home run in every start this season, so Cruz has a great chance to go deep and return value on Sunday's slate.
Part of McClure's optimal MLB DFS strategy for Sunday includes stacking Cruz with Twins first baseman C.J. Cron.
Cron is on his way to career numbers, as he's slashing .275/14/40 this season with a .342 on-base percentage. He started his series off against Detroit with a multi-hit game and will look to keep it rolling on Sunday against Carpenter, who has given up seven home runs in just five starts this year.
Carpenter is also a lefty, and Cron has done most of his damage this season against southpaws. He's hitting .362 against lefties compared to .248 against righties, so this is a matchup he can exploit, all at a very affordable price for MLB DFS players on Sunday.
McClure is also targeting an undervalued player with a dream matchup 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 lower price than you would expect. 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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