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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 Clay Holmes
P Two Gerrit Cole
C Yadier Molina
1B Jake Bauers
2B Logan Forsythe
SS Amed Rosario
3B Logan Forsythe
OF One Justin Upton
OF Two Eddie Rosario
OF Three Giancarlo Stanton
Salary $47,600
Expected Points 105.8

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

Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Gerrit Cole LAD $12,500 24.72 1.98
Masahiro Tanaka DET $10,400 20.96 2.02
Zack Wheeler CIN $10,100 18.50 1.83
Zach Eflin HOU $8,500 17.59 2.07

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Clay Holmes LAD $4,000 10.45 2.61
Anthony DeSclafani PHI $6,100 13.57 2.22
Zach Eflin HOU $8,500 17.59 2.07
Mike Minor TOR $6,200 12.72 2.05

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Yasmani Grandal STL $5,000 9.36 1.87
Yadier Molina WSH $4,200 8.37 1.99
Salvador Perez NYY $3,700 7.82 2.11
J.T. Realmuto ARZ $4,100 7.49 1.83

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Chris Iannetta TB $3,000 6.95 2.32
Mitch Garver OAK $3,300 7.31 2.21
James McCann CHW $2,600 5.59 2.15
Salvador Perez NYY $3,700 7.82 2.11

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Matt Carpenter WSH $5,800 10.74 1.85
Anthony Rizzo ATL $9,700 9.56 0.99
Jesús Aguilar CLE $5,200 9.15 1.76
Freddie Freeman NYM $4,700 9.09 1.93

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Joe Mauer OAK $3,300 7.89 2.39
Ji-Man Choi DET $3,400 8.06 2.37
Victor Martinez CHW $2,900 6.50 2.24
José Martínez WSH $4,000 8.66 2.16

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Javier Báez ATL $10,500 9.98 0.95
Gleyber Torres DET $4,600 9.14 1.99
Ozzie Albies NYM $4,500 9.04 2.01
Brian Dozier OAK $4,900 8.91 1.82

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Logan Forsythe STL $2,900 7.61 2.62
Devon Travis KC $3,400 7.79 2.29
Jonathan Villar CLE $3,700 8.43 2.28
Joe Panik SF $3,000 6.34 2.11

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Francisco Lindor LAA $5,700 10.03 1.76
Javier Báez ATL $10,500 9.98 0.95
Trea Turner CHC $9,900 9.22 0.93
Trevor Story TB $5,100 9.18 1.80

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Amed Rosario CIN $3,000 7.34 2.45
Jorge Polanco OAK $3,700 8.33 2.25
Ehire Adrianza OAK $2,800 6.22 2.22
Tim Beckham BAL $3,400 7.47 2.20

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Matt Carpenter WSH $5,800 10.74 1.85
Nolan Arenado TB $5,400 9.59 1.78
Anthony Rendon CHC $7,100 8.98 1.26
Eduardo Escobar OAK $4,400 8.97 2.04

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Logan Forsythe STL $2,900 7.61 2.62
Yolmer Sánchez MIN $3,400 8.23 2.42
Tim Beckham BAL $3,400 7.47 2.20
Miguel Andújar DET $4,100 8.77 2.14

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Giancarlo Stanton DET $5,100 11.58 2.27
Mookie Betts BOS $6,100 11.50 1.89
Charlie Blackmon TB $5,200 10.23 1.97
Andrew Benintendi BOS $5,800 10.05 1.73

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Giancarlo Stanton DET $5,100 11.58 2.27
Jake Cave DET $3,100 7.00 2.26
Eddie Rosario OAK $4,400 9.75 2.21
Nicholas Castellanos CHW $3,900 8.55 2.19

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.