In his last six starts, Phillies ace Zack Wheeler has given up a total of six runs and has struck out at least seven batters in every appearance, so MLB daily Fantasy players will likely be targeting the right-hander heavily on Saturday. Wheeler and the Phillies take on Mike Trout, Shohei Ohtani and the Angels, and it will be interesting to see how last year’s NL Cy Young runner-up handles one of the best lineups in the American League. The 32-year-old led the NL in innings pitched (213 1/3) and strikeouts (247) last year but he’ll face some serious challenges from a lineup that ranks second in the AL in home runs (68) and third in runs scored (238).
So should you be confident enough to put Wheeler in your MLB DFS lineups for Saturday, and does that mean you should be avoiding Trout, Ohtani and Taylor Ward? Or are there better matchups in the MLB DFS player pool for you to take advantage of? Before making any MLB DFS picks for Saturday, 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 Friday, he highlighted Yankees starting pitcher Gerrit Cole as his top pitching option on both FanDuel and DraftKings. The result: Cole threw seven scoreless innings and allowed only two singles while striking out nine in a win to return 36.55 points on DraftKings and 58 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 Saturday, June 4. Head to SportsLine now to see them.
McClure’s top MLB DFS picks for Saturday, June 4, 2022
One of McClure’s top MLB DFS picks for Saturday is Rangers shortstop Corey Seager, who is listed at $4,800 on DraftKings and $3,900 on FanDuel. After signing a 10-year, $325 million contract during the offseason, expectations were sky-high for Seager entering his first season in Texas and things got off to a sluggish start.
However, he’s finding his power stroke in a hitter-friendly ballpark and is sitting on 11 home runs entering Saturday’s matchup. Seager is a lefty who has hit left-handed pitching incredibly well this season, with six of his homers and an .888 OPS against them so far. He’ll take on Mariners lefty Marco Gonzales on Saturday.
Another part of McClure’s optimal MLB DFS strategy includes rostering Reds first baseman Joey Votto ($3,100 on DraftKings and $2,800 on FanDuel). After hitting just 27 home runs combined in 2018 and 2019, Votto started to show that he’d tapped back into his power with 11 home runs in 54 games during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season and then made it abundantly clear with 36 home runs and 99 RBIs in 2021.
And while Votto is off to a sluggish start in 2022 with .680 OPS, he seems to be in the process of finding it again. He’s hit a three-run homer in each of his last two games entering Saturday and produced at least 18 points on both FanDuel and DraftKings in those two contests.
How to set your MLB DFS lineups for Saturday, June 4, 2022
McClure is also targeting an undervalued player who is set to explode for huge numbers on Saturday. 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 Saturday? 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.