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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 Aaron Nola
P Two Trevor Bauer
C Chris Iannetta
1B Greg Bird
2B David Bote
SS Amed Rosario
3B David Bote
OF One Nicky Delmonico
OF Two Justin Upton
OF Three Matt Kemp
Salary $50,000
Expected Points 120.55

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

Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Trevor Bauer LAA $12,500 26.93 2.15
Aaron Nola HOU $9,800 26.32 2.69
Charlie Morton PIT $11,500 24.14 2.10
Jack Flaherty WSH $9,600 19.53 2.03

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Aaron Nola HOU $9,800 26.32 2.69
Tyler Skaggs MIL $8,200 18.34 2.24
Trevor Bauer LAA $12,500 26.93 2.15
Corey Oswalt CIN $5,600 11.91 2.13

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
J.T. Realmuto ARZ $4,300 8.23 1.91
Yadier Molina WSH $3,900 7.89 2.02
Chris Iannetta TB $3,200 7.52 2.35
Austin Barnes STL $3,200 7.51 2.35

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Chris Iannetta TB $3,200 7.52 2.35
Austin Barnes STL $3,200 7.51 2.35
Omar Narváez MIN $2,800 5.92 2.11
Salvador Perez NYY $3,500 7.31 2.09

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Anthony Rizzo ATL $4,500 9.40 2.09
Freddie Freeman NYM $4,600 8.80 1.91
Matt Carpenter WSH $5,200 8.71 1.67
José Martínez WSH $4,100 8.55 2.08

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Greg Bird DET $3,300 8.12 2.46
Tyler Austin DET $3,600 8.43 2.34
Joe Mauer OAK $3,300 7.38 2.24
Ji-Man Choi DET $3,600 7.93 2.20

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brian Dozier OAK $5,100 9.98 1.96
Rougned Odor TOR $4,700 9.18 1.95
Javier Báez ATL $5,400 9.16 1.70
David Bote ATL $3,400 9.04 2.66

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
David Bote ATL $3,400 9.04 2.66
Jed Lowrie SEA $3,600 7.84 2.18
Logan Forsythe STL $3,400 7.40 2.18
DJ LeMahieu TB $3,800 8.19 2.15

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Francisco Lindor LAA $5,800 11.42 1.97
Manny Machado BAL $5,200 10.31 1.98
Didi Gregorius DET $4,800 9.65 2.01
Trea Turner CHC $4,900 9.52 1.94

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Amed Rosario CIN $3,000 7.19 2.40
Ehire Adrianza OAK $2,900 6.86 2.37
Brock Holt BOS $3,500 7.34 2.10
Paul DeJong WSH $3,900 8.17 2.09

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Justin Turner STL $4,200 10.31 2.45
Miguel Andújar DET $4,300 9.37 2.18
Alex Bregman PIT $4,600 9.13 1.98
Alex Bregman PIT $4,600 9.13 1.98

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
David Bote ATL $3,400 9.04 2.66
Justin Turner STL $4,200 10.31 2.45
Yolmer Sánchez MIN $2,900 6.80 2.34
Miguel Andújar DET $4,300 9.37 2.18

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mookie Betts BOS $6,000 12.00 2.00
Giancarlo Stanton DET $5,000 11.29 2.26
Charlie Blackmon TB $5,200 10.58 2.03
Carlos González TB $4,900 10.17 2.08

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Matt Kemp STL $4,000 9.53 2.38
Gerardo Parra TB $3,800 8.79 2.31
Justin Upton MIL $4,300 9.93 2.31
Giancarlo Stanton DET $5,000 11.29 2.26

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.