Wednesday was one of the most dramatic nights of the 2023 MLB season to this point. Three games ended in walk-off fashion with a pair of three-run home runs by the Mets’ Pete Alonso and Blue Jays’ Danny Jansen and a two-run single by Kyle Tucker to cap off a four-run ninth inning for the Astros. Will these players and teams carry that momentum into Thursday?
The Mets and Blue Jays are part of the six-game MLB slate for daily Fantasy baseball players to consider. The MLB DFS player pool will be limited on Thursday, so is Alonso and Jansen strong plays again for MLB DFS lineups on sites like DraftKings and FanDuel on Thursday? Before submitting any MLB DFS picks for Thursday, 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 more than $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 Tuesday, McClure highlighted Braves catcher Sean Murphy as one of this top DFS picks. The result: Murphy went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run against the Rangers, returning 16 points on DraftKings and 22.2 points on FanDuel. Anybody who included him in their lineups was well on the way to a profitable day.
Now, with the 2023 MLB season in full swing, McClure has locked in his top MLB daily Fantasy picks for Thursday, May 18. Head to SportsLine now to see them.
McClure’s top MLB DFS picks for ThursdayOne of McClure’s top MLB DFS picks for Thursday includes Orioles outfielder Anthony Santander ($4,700 on DraftKings and $3,000 on FanDuel). He went 2-for-4 on Wednesday to add to his huge May. Santander has a slash line of .339/.400/.610 this month with at least one hit in 14 games in May, including eight multi-hit games.
The 28-year-old outfielder hit 33 home runs last season and although his home run numbers have dipped with six homers through six weeks, Santander actually has a better slugging percentage (.458) than he finished with last year at .455. This is in part to his 12 doubles over 40 games, which is half of what he had last season in 152 games. Santander has been one of the most consistent hitters in baseball in May and the switch-hitter has a .916 OPS this season against left-handed pitching and the Angels are set to send out left-hander Tyler Anderson on Thursday.
McClure’s MLB DFS strategy also includes rostering Rays outfielder Josh Lowe. The 25-year-old went 2-for-5 with a double, walk, run scored and an RBI in an 8-7 loss to the Mets on Wednesday. He has rebounded from a rough 2022 in which he spent the final two months in the minor leagues and sports a slash line of .300/.364/.608 in 35 games this year.
The left-handed hitter had 106 of his 120 at-bats against right-handed pitching this season and the Mets send right-hander Tylor Megill to the mound on Thursday. Lowe has a home run rate of one in every 13.25 at-bats against right-handers with eight long ball on the year. Lowe has three multi-hit games with two home runs over his last six games as Tampa Bay leads baseball with 275 runs scored. See who else to pick right here.
How to set your MLB DFS lineups for May 18, 2023McClure is also targeting an undervalued player who is set to explode for huge numbers on Thursday. 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 Thursday? 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.
Source : CBS Sports