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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 Chris Sale
P Two Trevor Bauer
C Kevin Plawecki
1B Justin Smoak
2B Tommy La Stella
SS Yairo Muñoz
3B Tommy La Stella
OF One Kiké Hernández
OF Two Cory Spangenberg
OF Three Hernán Pérez
Salary $49,900
Expected Points 116.08

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

Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Chris Sale BOS $13,500 27.18 2.01
Trevor Bauer LAA $11,500 26.33 2.29
Gerrit Cole LAD $13,200 25.51 1.93
Jacob deGrom CIN $12,600 23.62 1.87

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Trevor Bauer LAA $11,500 26.33 2.29
Luke Weaver WSH $7,700 17.53 2.28
Tyler Anderson TB $6,200 13.80 2.23
Nick Pivetta HOU $7,500 16.35 2.18

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Yadier Molina WSH $3,500 8.19 2.34
Buster Posey SF $3,900 8.11 2.08
J.T. Realmuto ARZ $4,000 7.82 1.95
Evan Gattis PIT $3,700 7.79 2.11

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kevin Plawecki CIN $2,800 7.07 2.52
Tom Murphy TB $2,700 6.45 2.39
Austin Barnes STL $3,000 7.04 2.35
Yadier Molina WSH $3,500 8.19 2.34

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Martínez WSH $5,000 11.08 2.22
Joey Votto PHI $4,600 9.78 2.13
Ryan Braun CLE $4,800 9.67 2.01
Anthony Rizzo ATL $4,900 9.49 1.94

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Justin Smoak KC $3,800 8.82 2.32
Yuli Gurriel PIT $3,600 8.23 2.29
Victor Martinez CHW $2,900 6.52 2.25
José Martínez WSH $5,000 11.08 2.22

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Altuve PIT $5,000 10.65 2.13
Brian Dozier OAK $4,100 9.99 2.44
César Hernández HOU $3,900 8.83 2.26
Ian Kinsler MIL $3,700 8.66 2.34

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tommy La Stella ATL $2,600 6.99 2.69
Kiké Hernández STL $3,300 8.49 2.57
Hernán Pérez CLE $3,000 7.47 2.49
Brian Dozier OAK $4,100 9.99 2.44

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Francisco Lindor LAA $5,200 10.11 1.94
Didi Gregorius DET $4,100 9.89 2.41
Carlos Correa PIT $4,500 9.60 2.13
Trea Turner CHC $4,400 9.48 2.15

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Yairo Muñoz WSH $3,500 8.84 2.53
Ehire Adrianza OAK $2,900 7.25 2.50
Didi Gregorius DET $4,100 9.89 2.41
Freddy Galvis SD $2,700 6.25 2.31

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Miguel Andújar DET $4,200 10.15 2.42
Justin Turner STL $3,700 9.84 2.66
Nolan Arenado TB $4,900 9.07 1.85
Mike Moustakas NYY $4,100 8.97 2.19

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tommy La Stella ATL $2,600 6.99 2.69
Justin Turner STL $3,700 9.84 2.66
Yairo Muñoz WSH $3,500 8.84 2.53
Miguel Andújar DET $4,200 10.15 2.42

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mike Trout MIL $6,000 11.38 1.90
Aaron Judge DET $5,500 11.08 2.01
Andrew Benintendi BOS $5,600 10.88 1.94
Mookie Betts BOS $5,900 10.54 1.79

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kiké Hernández STL $3,300 8.49 2.57
Lewis Brinson CLE $2,800 7.03 2.51
Hernán Pérez CLE $3,000 7.47 2.49
Jake Marisnick PIT $2,700 6.68 2.47

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.

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