Friday in Major League Baseball means a jumbo slate of games, as all 30 teams will be in action — with the Phillies and Mets taking part in a doubleheader. That means the potential MLB DFS picks are plentiful, starting with Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani, who is one off the MLB lead with 23 home runs and third with 54 RBIs heading into a road game at the Tampa Bay Rays. Boston third baseman Rafael Devers has also been productive in 2021, ranking second with 60 RBIs as the Red Sox take on the visiting Yankees.
Are Ohtani and Devers facing favorable MLB DFS matchups Friday? And what other players should you consider in your MLB DFS lineups on websites like DraftKings and FanDuel? Before locking in any MLB DFS lineups for Friday, 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 Thursday, McClure recommended Blue Jays outfielder Teoscar Hernandez as one of his top options on both DraftKings and FanDuel. The result: Hernandez went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored on his way to putting up 12 points on DraftKings and over 15 points on FanDuel. Anybody who had him in their lineup was well on the way to a profitable day.
Now, with the 2021 MLB season rolling on Friday, McClure has locked in his top MLB daily Fantasy picks. Head to SportsLine now to see them.
McClure’s top MLB DFS picks for June 25, 2021
One of McClure’s top MLB DFS picks for Friday is Blue Jays first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. at $6,200 on DraftKings and $4,800 on FanDuel. Guerrero is hitting .338 with an MLB-best 24 home runs and an MLB-best 61 RBIs. Guerrero belted a solo homer Thursday against the Orioles.
Guerrero snapped a three-game homerless streak with his 24th blast of the season, as Toronto is trying to keep pace in the AL East. The second-generation star’s batting average is third in the majors, and he is hitting a sizzling .377 with eight homers and 19 RBIs in June. Facing Orioles starter Matt Harvey (3-9, 7.80 ERA) looks like a potentially tasty experience for Guerrero, and McClure likes the slugger in all MLB DFS formats.
Part of McClure’s optimal MLB DFS strategy Friday also includes Cardinals outfielder Dylan Carlson at $3,300 on DraftKings and $2,500 on FanDuel. Carlson is hitting .268 with six home runs and 27 RBIs. Carlson went 2-for-4 with a run scored Thursday against the Pirates.
The 22-year-old Carlson is excelling in his first full season in the majors, hitting 68 points higher with an OPS 138 points greater than his abbreviated 35-game campaign in 2020. Carlson has doubled twice and scored five runs in six games against the Pirates this season, and will be looking for more against Pittsburgh starter Will Crowe (0-4, 6.42 ERA).
How to set your MLB DFS lineups for June 25, 2021
McClure is also targeting an undervalued player who is set to explode for huge numbers on Friday. 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 Friday? 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.