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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 DraftKings Optimizer.

P One Jacob deGrom
P Two Dallas Keuchel
C Chris Iannetta
1B Matt Olson
2B Jonathan Villar
SS Jean Segura
3B Travis Shaw
OF One Nicky Delmonico
OF Two Matt Joyce
OF Three Phillip Ervin
Salary $46,700
Expected Points 107.63

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

Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jacob deGrom CIN $11,500 22.56 1.96
Aaron Nola HOU $10,400 19.83 1.91
Dallas Keuchel PIT $9,400 19.51 2.08
Hyun-Jin Ryu STL $9,700 17.99 1.85

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Luis Castillo PHI $7,300 17.15 2.35
Jeremy Hellickson BAL $4,900 11.26 2.30
Robbie Erlin SD $4,600 10.39 2.26
Daniel Mengden SEA $5,900 13.07 2.22

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Chris Iannetta TB $3,400 8.45 2.49
Welington Castillo MIN $3,000 7.55 2.52
Robinson Chirinos TOR $3,100 7.42 2.39
Jorge Alfaro HOU $3,000 6.94 2.31

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Welington Castillo MIN $3,000 7.55 2.52
José Lobatón CIN $2,200 5.50 2.50
Chris Iannetta TB $3,400 8.45 2.49
Robinson Chirinos TOR $3,100 7.42 2.39

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Freddie Freeman NYM $5,200 9.58 1.84
Matt Olson SEA $4,000 9.21 2.30
José Abreu MIN $4,000 8.70 2.17
Cody Bellinger STL $4,400 8.46 1.92

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Matt Adams NYM $3,100 7.25 2.34
Matt Olson SEA $4,000 9.21 2.30
Jesús Aguilar CLE $3,200 7.10 2.22
Ian Desmond TB $3,700 8.12 2.19

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
DJ LeMahieu TB $4,300 9.10 2.12
José Altuve PIT $5,300 8.80 1.66
Yoán Moncada MIN $3,400 8.48 2.49
Jed Lowrie SEA $3,700 8.38 2.26

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jonathan Villar CLE $2,900 8.08 2.79
Phil Gosselin TOR $2,000 5.22 2.61
Yoán Moncada MIN $3,400 8.48 2.49
Asdrúbal Cabrera CIN $3,500 8.24 2.35

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Trea Turner CHC $4,300 8.82 2.05
Carlos Correa PIT $5,000 8.41 1.68
Trevor Story TB $4,100 8.20 2.00
Corey Seager STL $4,400 8.11 1.84

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Marcus Semien SEA $3,000 7.48 2.49
Pat Valaika TB $2,800 6.78 2.42
José Peraza PHI $3,000 7.08 2.36
J.P. Crawford HOU $2,900 6.84 2.36

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Travis Shaw CLE $3,400 8.75 2.57
Alex Bregman PIT $4,300 8.50 1.98
Christian Villanueva SD $3,300 8.26 2.50
Matt Chapman SEA $4,200 7.81 1.86

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Phil Gosselin TOR $2,000 5.22 2.61
Travis Shaw CLE $3,400 8.75 2.57
Christian Villanueva SD $3,300 8.26 2.50
Yolmer Sánchez MIN $3,100 7.43 2.40

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Giancarlo Stanton DET $0 11.18 0.00
Rhys Hoskins HOU $5,400 10.05 1.86
Bryce Harper CHC $5,000 9.67 1.93
Aaron Judge DET $0 9.50 0.00

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nicky Delmonico MIN $2,900 7.81 2.69
Matt Joyce SEA $3,100 8.35 2.69
Phillip Ervin PHI $2,600 6.91 2.66
Brandon Nimmo CIN $3,000 7.78 2.59

Picks are based on historical performance and match-up. Picks are updated regularly, but we advise that you 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. Sample lineups are provided as thought-starters, and are not intended for direct use.