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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 German Márquez
P Two Justin Verlander
C Gary Sánchez
1B Logan Morrison
2B José Rondón
SS Carlos Correa
3B Eduardo Escobar
OF One Jake Cave
OF Two Rhys Hoskins
OF Three Cory Spangenberg
Salary $47,900
Expected Points 109.84

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

Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Justin Verlander PIT $13,100 26.56 2.03
Mike Clevinger LAA $9,700 19.71 2.03
David Price BOS $8,600 17.50 2.03
Vince Velasquez HOU $7,100 16.44 2.31

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
German Márquez TB $5,300 14.46 2.73
Vince Velasquez HOU $7,100 16.44 2.31
Lance Lynn WSH $6,900 15.32 2.22
Michael Fulmer CHW $5,500 11.98 2.18

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Gary Sánchez DET $4,000 8.75 2.19
Evan Gattis PIT $3,800 7.64 2.01
Buster Posey SF $4,000 7.59 1.90
Yan Gomes LAA $3,400 7.29 2.14

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
John Hicks CHW $2,900 6.64 2.29
Brian McCann PIT $3,100 7.06 2.28
Bryan Holaday ARZ $2,500 5.68 2.27
Kevan Smith MIN $2,800 6.19 2.21

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Freddie Freeman NYM $5,400 10.16 1.88
Edwin Encarnacion LAA $4,900 9.52 1.94
Eric Hosmer NYY $4,600 9.19 2.00
Yuli Gurriel PIT $3,800 8.23 2.16

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Marwin González PIT $3,200 7.52 2.35
John Hicks CHW $2,900 6.64 2.29
Victor Martinez CHW $2,900 6.63 2.29
Justin Bour ARZ $3,600 8.19 2.27

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Altuve PIT $4,900 10.23 2.09
Ozzie Albies NYM $4,700 9.30 1.98
Brian Dozier OAK $4,000 8.61 2.15
Gleyber Torres DET $4,000 8.17 2.04

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Rondón SD $3,100 7.93 2.56
José Pirela SD $3,100 7.17 2.31
Joe Panik SF $3,500 7.71 2.20
Brian Dozier OAK $4,000 8.61 2.15

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Francisco Lindor LAA $5,200 10.33 1.99
Carlos Correa PIT $4,500 9.59 2.13
Eduardo Escobar OAK $4,400 9.03 2.05
Trevor Story TB $4,600 8.14 1.77

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Rondón SD $3,100 7.93 2.56
Ehire Adrianza OAK $2,900 6.52 2.25
Amed Rosario CIN $2,800 6.19 2.21
Carlos Correa PIT $4,500 9.59 2.13

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Eduardo Escobar OAK $4,400 9.03 2.05
Alex Bregman PIT $4,300 8.72 2.03
Cory Spangenberg SD $3,500 8.41 2.40
Todd Frazier DET $4,100 8.32 2.03

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Cory Spangenberg SD $3,500 8.41 2.40
Yolmer Sánchez MIN $3,500 8.15 2.33
José Bautista KC $3,400 7.50 2.21
Rafael Devers BOS $3,400 7.10 2.09

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mookie Betts BOS $6,000 10.83 1.80
Andrew Benintendi BOS $5,700 10.30 1.81
Giancarlo Stanton DET $5,000 10.12 2.02
Eddie Rosario OAK $5,000 9.88 1.98

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jake Cave DET $2,800 7.25 2.59
Brandon Guyer LAA $2,900 7.43 2.56
Gerardo Parra TB $3,300 8.17 2.47
Josh Reddick PIT $3,300 7.95 2.41

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.