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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 Alex Wood
P Two José Quintana
C Yasmani Grandal
1B José Abreu
2B Hernán Pérez
SS Tim Anderson
3B Jake Lamb
OF One Derek Dietrich
OF Two Matt Joyce
OF Three Andrew McCutchen
Salary $45,800
Expected Points 106.77

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

Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Aaron Nola HOU $12,200 22.10 1.81
Alex Wood STL $10,100 20.47 2.03
Tanner Roark CHC $11,400 19.15 1.68
Carlos Carrasco LAA $11,600 18.86 1.63

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Wade LeBlanc LAD $4,400 11.69 2.66
Sonny Gray DET $5,800 14.38 2.48
Chris Stratton SF $4,700 11.63 2.47
José Ramírez NYM $2,000 4.69 2.35

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Salvador Perez NYY $4,300 8.70 2.02
Gary Sánchez DET $4,700 8.39 1.78
Willson Contreras ATL $4,300 8.20 1.91
Kurt Suzuki NYM $6,100 8.07 1.32

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
James McCann CHW $3,000 7.40 2.47
Pedro Severino CHC $2,800 6.79 2.42
Alex Avila ATL $2,600 6.27 2.41
Mike Zunino TEX $3,100 7.00 2.26

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Abreu MIN $4,400 9.77 2.22
Ryan Braun CLE $4,100 9.76 2.38
Trey Mancini BAL $3,800 9.12 2.40
Jesús Aguilar CLE $4,300 9.04 2.10

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Justin Bour ARZ $3,300 8.57 2.60
Marwin González PIT $3,100 7.72 2.49
Ryan McMahon TB $2,700 6.62 2.45
Wilmer Flores CIN $3,200 7.78 2.43

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ozzie Albies NYM $9,800 9.98 1.02
Brian Dozier OAK $3,600 9.63 2.68
César Hernández HOU $4,600 8.93 1.94
Whit Merrifield NYY $4,600 8.92 1.94

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Hernán Pérez CLE $2,900 7.92 2.73
Brian Dozier OAK $3,600 9.63 2.68
José Pirela SD $2,900 7.45 2.57
José Rondón SD $3,300 8.49 2.57

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Manny Machado BAL $5,500 10.34 1.88
Trea Turner CHC $5,100 9.19 1.80
Tim Anderson MIN $3,500 9.06 2.59
Didi Gregorius DET $4,400 9.02 2.05

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tim Anderson MIN $3,500 9.06 2.59
José Rondón SD $3,300 8.49 2.57
Kelby Tomlinson SF $2,600 5.92 2.28
Chris Taylor STL $3,700 8.29 2.24

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Eugenio Suárez PHI $4,900 10.30 2.10
Nolan Arenado TB $5,400 9.68 1.79
Mike Moustakas NYY $4,300 9.61 2.23
Anthony Rendon CHC $4,200 9.41 2.24

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ryan McMahon TB $2,700 6.62 2.45
Wilmer Flores CIN $3,200 7.78 2.43
Zack Cozart MIL $3,400 8.19 2.41
Evan Longoria SF $3,400 8.14 2.39

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Charlie Blackmon TB $5,600 11.80 2.11
Mike Trout MIL $5,700 11.73 2.06
Mookie Betts BOS $11,200 11.06 0.99
Lorenzo Cain NYY $4,500 10.90 2.42

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Derek Dietrich ARZ $2,800 7.70 2.75
Andrew McCutchen LAD $3,400 9.33 2.74
Matt Joyce SEA $3,000 8.23 2.74
Hernán Pérez CLE $2,900 7.92 2.73

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.