All of a sudden, there is a shortage of quality options at third base when it comes to building MLB DFS lineups on Sunday. Angels 3B Anthony Rendon is done for the season (wrist), Cleveland's Jose Ramirez (thumb) missed Saturday's game and is iffy on Sunday, and Chicago's Yoan Moncada (hamstring) hurt himself on Friday. Should you consider any of their replacements when scanning the MLB DFS player pool, or should you look elsewhere altogether?
One option to consider is White Sox infielder Josh Harrison, who plays in the late game against Houston, but could be added in all-day tournaments on FanDuel. He replaced Moncada following his injury, and is available at second or third base on FanDuel with offensive splits of .438/.471/.438 over his last five games. An alternative in more traditional formats on DraftKings could be Toronto 3B Matt Chapman, who has been hot over his last four games, with five total hits, two home runs and four RBI. Before you make your MLB DFS picks for Sunday, be sure to check out the MLB DFS advice, strategy and projections from SportsLine daily Fantasy expert Mike McClure.
McClure is a daily Fantasy pro who has won almost $2 million in his career. And when it comes to daily Fantasy baseball, 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's proprietary projection model simulates each game 10,000 times, taking factors such as matchups and recent results into account. This allows him to find the best values on every site.
On Saturday, he highlighted Milwaukee shortstop Willy Adames as one of his top MLB DFS picks on both FanDuel and DraftKings. The result: Adames had one hit in the Brewers' win against Cincinnati, but he made it count, with a two-run home run, which returned 16 points on DraftKings and 22.2 points on FanDuel. Anybody that included him in their lineups was well on the way to a profitable day.
Now, as the 2022 MLB season continues, McClure has locked in his top MLB daily Fantasy picks for Sunday, June 19. Head to SportsLine now to see them.
McClure's top MLB DFS picks for Sunday, June 19, 2022
One of McClure's top MLB DFS picks for Sunday is Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton, who is listed at $5,200 on DraftKings and $3,700 on FanDuel. Stanton had the day off on Saturday, but hit his 14th home run of the season in his last start on Friday. Over his last five starts, he's had a paltry batting average of just .188, but he's also had a double, five RBI and five walks in addition to Friday's homer.
The Yankees wrap up their series with Toronto on Sunday and face left-handed starting pitcher Yusei Kikuchi, who has been on a horrid run over his last three starts. During that stretch, he pitched just 9.1 innings, giving up 14 runs and posting an ERA of 10.61. Although he has been successful against Stanton in their previous meetings, opposing hitters have had a batting average of .409 on balls put in play in Kikuchi's last three starts.
Another part of McClure's optimal MLB DFS strategy includes stacking Stanton with New York third baseman Josh Donaldson ($4,200 on DraftKings and $2,800 on FanDuel). Donaldson had a hit in each of his last two games, but in a recent five-game stretch from June 5 to June 10, he had seven hits, three doubles, and two RBI in five starts. Against the Blue Jays this season, he has had relatively poor averages, but at Toronto, those numbers have been better, with four hits and a double in four games at the Rogers Centre.
One of the things that Fantasy players may consider given Kikuchi's recent struggles, is Donaldson's production against relief pitchers. In his first at bats against relievers this year, he has batting splits of .279/.379/.494 with five doubles, four home runs and 14 RBI. Overall on the road this season, Donaldson has hit just a cut under .300 with a .901 OPS.
How to set your MLB DFS lineups for Sunday, June 19, 2022
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 tournament-winning value and he comes at a price that won't break the bank. You can only see who it is here.
So what are the top MLB DFS picks for Sunday? Visit SportsLine now to see DFS millionaire Mike McClure's complete player pool and picks for FanDuel and DraftKings, and cash in big on MLB DFS.