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Optimal Lineup

Updated Throughout the Day

Optimal lineups are generated to demonstrate groups of players that work well together. This should be used only as a thought-starter for your lineups. This lineup may not conform to exact requirements of DraftKings (ie. players from one team), and may cross over multiple slates. For more detailed and customizable lineup generation, please use the MLB FanDuel Optimizer.

P Nick Pivetta
C Evan Gattis
1B Logan Morrison
2B Daniel Murphy
SS Francisco Lindor
3B Cory Spangenberg
OF One Nicky Delmonico
OF Two George Springer
OF Three Ben Gamel
Salary $28,300
Expected Points 121.62

Player expected costs and values are calculated every thirty minutes throughout the day.

Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Corey Kluber LAA $12,000 53.92 4.49
Clayton Kershaw STL $11,700 50.34 4.30
Max Scherzer CHC $10,800 47.91 4.44
Jacob deGrom CIN $10,400 42.43 4.08

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nick Pivetta HOU $6,100 28.49 4.67
Corey Kluber LAA $12,000 53.92 4.49
Max Scherzer CHC $10,800 47.91 4.44
Jaime García DET $6,700 29.07 4.34

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Salvador Perez NYY $3,200 10.34 3.23
J.T. Realmuto ARZ $3,300 10.06 3.05
Willson Contreras ATL $3,000 9.90 3.30
Evan Gattis PIT $2,200 9.39 4.27

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Evan Gattis PIT $2,200 9.39 4.27
Buster Posey SF $2,400 9.36 3.90
Buster Posey SF $2,400 9.36 3.90
Josh Phegley SEA $2,000 7.59 3.79

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rhys Hoskins HOU $4,200 14.35 3.42
Rhys Hoskins HOU $4,200 14.35 3.42
Freddie Freeman NYM $4,200 13.50 3.21
Freddie Freeman NYM $4,200 13.50 3.21

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tommy Joseph HOU $2,200 9.61 4.37
Jesús Aguilar CLE $2,300 8.99 3.91
Mark Reynolds TB $2,700 10.42 3.86
Justin Smoak KC $2,800 10.16 3.63

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Altuve PIT $4,200 13.64 3.25
Brian Dozier OAK $4,100 13.35 3.25
Daniel Murphy CHC $3,000 12.10 4.03
Whit Merrifield NYY $3,900 11.60 2.97

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Daniel Murphy CHC $3,000 12.10 4.03
Carlos Asuaje SD $2,200 8.64 3.93
Sean Rodríguez LAD $2,000 7.84 3.92
Sean Rodríguez LAD $2,000 7.84 3.92

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Francisco Lindor LAA $4,400 14.85 3.37
Carlos Correa PIT $3,200 13.11 4.10
Trea Turner CHC $3,500 11.88 3.39
Elvis Andrus TOR $3,500 11.16 3.19

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Carlos Correa PIT $3,200 13.11 4.10
Orlando Arcia CLE $2,100 7.81 3.72
Yangervis Solarte SD $2,500 9.22 3.69
Yangervis Solarte SD $2,500 9.22 3.69

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Josh Donaldson KC $3,600 13.03 3.62
Nolan Arenado TB $4,000 12.70 3.18
Kris Bryant ATL $4,400 12.57 2.86
Adrián Béltre TOR $3,400 11.77 3.46

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Cory Spangenberg SD $2,100 9.41 4.48
Cory Spangenberg SD $2,100 9.41 4.48
Mike Moustakas NYY $2,600 10.97 4.22
Rio Ruiz NYM $2,000 7.39 3.70

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Giancarlo Stanton ARZ $4,600 15.65 3.40
Mike Trout MIL $4,500 14.47 3.22
Aaron Judge DET $4,800 14.44 3.01
George Springer PIT $3,100 13.43 4.33

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nicky Delmonico MIN $2,500 11.84 4.74
Nicky Delmonico MIN $2,500 11.84 4.74
George Springer PIT $3,100 13.43 4.33
Keon Broxton CLE $2,100 8.87 4.22

Picks are based on historical performance and match-up. Keep up to date on late-day roster moves and injuries – those are not taken into consideration. Sports from the Basement provides no warranty on these suggestions and readers should make picks at their own risk.

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