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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 Carlos Martínez
P Two Dallas Keuchel
C Salvador Perez
1B José Martínez
2B Dee Gordon
SS Jean Segura
3B Trevor Plouffe
OF One Kole Calhoun
OF Two Danny Valencia
OF Three Dee Gordon
Salary $46,600
Expected Points 106.1

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

Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Madison Bumgarner SF $11,400 20.94 1.84
Noah Syndergaard CIN $11,000 20.09 1.83
Dallas Keuchel PIT $8,400 18.83 2.24
Rick Porcello BOS $9,800 17.56 1.79

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
James Shields MIN $6,500 14.62 2.25
Dallas Keuchel PIT $8,400 18.83 2.24
Clayton Richard SD $5,600 12.48 2.23
Carlos Martínez WSH $8,100 17.30 2.14

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
J.T. Realmuto ARZ $4,600 8.21 1.78
Salvador Perez NYY $3,700 7.85 2.12
Yasmani Grandal STL $4,400 7.76 1.76
Willson Contreras ATL $4,300 7.74 1.80

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tony Wolters TB $3,200 7.40 2.31
Russell Martin KC $2,900 6.50 2.24
Salvador Perez NYY $3,700 7.85 2.12
Caleb Joseph BAL $2,500 5.24 2.09

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Eric Thames CLE $4,800 9.87 2.06
Matt Carpenter WSH $4,700 9.68 2.06
Ryon Healy TEX $4,400 9.45 2.15
Freddie Freeman NYM $5,000 9.34 1.87

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Martínez WSH $3,600 8.68 2.41
Marwin González PIT $2,900 6.92 2.38
Sam Travis BOS $2,900 6.76 2.33
Victor Martinez CHW $2,600 6.00 2.31

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Dee Gordon TEX $4,400 10.36 2.35
Javier Báez ATL $5,500 9.70 1.76
José Altuve PIT $4,700 9.64 2.05
DJ LeMahieu TB $4,600 9.51 2.07

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Dee Gordon TEX $4,400 10.36 2.35
Brian Dozier OAK $4,100 8.85 2.16
Ian Kinsler MIL $3,100 6.62 2.14
Jonathan Schoop BAL $3,700 7.89 2.13

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Francisco Lindor LAA $5,900 10.55 1.79
Jean Segura TEX $5,200 10.32 1.98
Trevor Story TB $5,300 10.20 1.92
Manny Machado BAL $5,000 9.76 1.95

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Marcus Semien SEA $3,400 7.47 2.20
Andrelton Simmons MIL $3,500 7.52 2.15
Freddy Galvis SD $2,800 5.82 2.08
Elvis Andrus TOR $4,100 8.38 2.04

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nolan Arenado TB $5,600 11.22 2.00
Matt Carpenter WSH $4,700 9.68 2.06
Kyle Seager TEX $4,500 9.57 2.13
Alex Bregman PIT $5,000 9.31 1.86

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Danny Valencia TEX $3,200 7.87 2.46
Tim Beckham BAL $3,300 7.97 2.42
Colin Moran PIT $3,200 6.97 2.18
Luis Valbuena MIL $3,000 6.51 2.17

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mookie Betts BOS $6,100 11.86 1.94
Charlie Blackmon TB $5,500 11.62 2.11
Shin-soo Choo TOR $5,100 10.58 2.07
Carlos González TB $4,700 10.53 2.24

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kole Calhoun MIL $2,900 7.67 2.64
Danny Valencia TEX $3,200 7.87 2.46
Curtis Granderson STL $3,700 8.81 2.38
Marwin González PIT $2,900 6.92 2.38

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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