The 2021 MLB Trade Deadline is past and an unprecedented number of MLB all stars changed teams this season. This was largely because the top teams in baseball made aggressive moves to improve their rosters. MLB daily Fantasy players must be aware of the possibility that lineups could change after an active deadline. There have been some reliable hot bats lately like Austin Riley, Reds third baseman, and Joey Votto, who will both be available in MLB DFS’s player pool.
Votto has scored nine runs in seven of his last seven games while Riley has scored five runs in four of his last four. Both of these options will be very popular in MLB DFS lineups. Their prices are rising as they produce more, so where can you find value for Saturday’s action? What other matchups or hot streaks should be you taking advantage of to get the best value? Check out Mike McClure’s MLB DFS strategy and advice before you commit to any MLB DFS picks on Saturday.
McClure has been a daily Fantasy pro for almost two decades and has earned nearly $2 million. McClure excels in daily Fantasy baseball. McClure was recognized in “Fantasy Football and Baseball for Smart People: How to Make Your Hobby a Fortune”. His projection model simulates every game 10,000 times and takes into account matchups and other recent results. He can then find the best value on each site.
McClure selected George Springer, Blue Jays outfielder, as one of his top picks on Friday. Springer was 3-for-4, with two doubles and an RBI. This earned him 17 points on DraftKings as well as 21.7 on FanDuel. Anyone who had him in their lineup was on the right track to a profitable day.
In 2021 drafts, the buzzwords include a lack of stolen bases and saves scarcity as well as a lack of depth in the starting pitching. Six-man rotations, openers, as well as innings limits, will be the norm. Only one team started its draft with three straight hitters in some of the most high-stakes fantasy baseball leagues, such as the Main Event of the NFBC (National Fantasy Baseball Championship). Dave McDonald, a top-rated player, said that every team in the top 10 last season targeted at least one, if not two, starting pitchers within their three first selections.
Fantasy Baseball Draft Tips
- Be uber-safe in the first four to five rounds.
- Let your sleepers be sleepers
- Use a paper cheat sheet.
- Don’t wait too long on first base
- Draft two top starting pitchers in the first four to five rounds
- Draft at least two good middle relievers in the late rounds or in the reserve rounds