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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 Dallas Keuchel
P Two Chris Sale
C Mitch Garver
1B Tyler Austin
2B Pat Valaika
SS Amed Rosario
3B Yolmer Sánchez
OF One Matt Kemp
OF Two Giancarlo Stanton
OF Three Marcell Ozuna
Salary $50,000
Expected Points 114.3

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

Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Chris Sale BOS $12,500 28.19 2.26
Carlos Carrasco LAA $11,100 24.83 2.24
Max Scherzer CHC $20,400 24.13 1.18
Noah Syndergaard CIN $10,700 20.59 1.92

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Dallas Keuchel PIT $8,200 19.36 2.36
Chris Sale BOS $12,500 28.19 2.26
Tyson Ross TOR $7,200 16.17 2.25
Taylor Cole KC $4,000 8.96 2.24

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Yasmani Grandal STL $5,600 8.53 1.52
Yadier Molina WSH $4,100 8.49 2.07
Robinson Chirinos TOR $4,300 7.67 1.78
Evan Gattis PIT $4,200 7.62 1.81

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Yadier Molina WSH $4,100 8.49 2.07
Drew Butera NYY $2,600 5.33 2.05
Tucker Barnhart PHI $3,200 6.37 1.99
Mitch Garver OAK $3,300 6.53 1.98

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Matt Carpenter WSH $5,700 10.47 1.84
Cody Bellinger STL $5,800 9.69 1.67
Ryan Zimmerman CHC $8,200 9.19 1.12
Freddie Freeman NYM $4,900 8.97 1.83

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tyler Austin DET $3,600 8.73 2.42
Pat Valaika TB $3,000 7.20 2.40
José Martínez WSH $3,900 8.90 2.28
Luke Voit WSH $3,700 8.37 2.26

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brian Dozier OAK $5,500 9.90 1.80
DJ LeMahieu TB $4,500 9.52 2.12
Gleyber Torres DET $4,600 9.16 1.99
Ozzie Albies NYM $4,700 8.60 1.83

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Greg Garcia WSH $2,700 6.47 2.40
Pat Valaika TB $3,000 7.20 2.40
Logan Forsythe STL $3,400 7.59 2.23
Jonathan Villar CLE $3,300 7.17 2.17

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Francisco Lindor LAA $5,900 10.63 1.80
Manny Machado BAL $5,500 10.50 1.91
Trea Turner CHC $8,900 10.22 1.15
Trevor Story TB $5,800 9.92 1.71

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Amed Rosario CIN $3,200 7.85 2.45
Greg Garcia WSH $2,700 6.47 2.40
Ehire Adrianza OAK $2,800 6.60 2.36
Andrew Romine TEX $2,500 5.39 2.16

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Matt Carpenter WSH $5,700 10.47 1.84
Miguel Andújar DET $4,500 9.70 2.16
Matt Chapman SEA $4,700 8.78 1.87
Miguel Sanó OAK $4,100 8.63 2.10

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Yolmer Sánchez MIN $3,100 7.18 2.32
Logan Forsythe STL $3,400 7.59 2.23
Miguel Andújar DET $4,500 9.70 2.16
Miguel Sanó OAK $4,100 8.63 2.10

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Giancarlo Stanton DET $5,400 12.08 2.24
Mookie Betts BOS $6,000 11.93 1.99
Yasiel Puig STL $5,200 10.28 1.98
Khris Davis SEA $5,300 9.92 1.87

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Marcell Ozuna WSH $3,500 8.12 2.32
Giancarlo Stanton DET $5,400 12.08 2.24
Mason Williams PHI $3,200 7.02 2.19
Matt Kemp STL $4,200 9.06 2.16

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.