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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 Marco Estrada
P Two Dallas Keuchel
C Austin Wynns
1B Daniel Murphy
2B Javier Báez
SS Javier Báez
3B Miguel Andújar
OF One Aaron Altherr
OF Two Jake Cave
OF Three Derek Dietrich
Salary $44,900
Expected Points 98.26

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

Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Max Scherzer CHC $13,700 25.50 1.86
Masahiro Tanaka DET $11,600 19.09 1.65
Walker Buehler STL $10,100 18.42 1.82
Jack Flaherty WSH $9,700 18.16 1.87

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Marco Estrada KC $4,800 12.22 2.54
Tyler Anderson TB $6,400 14.73 2.30
Dallas Keuchel PIT $7,900 16.41 2.08
James Shields MIN $6,500 13.35 2.05

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
J.T. Realmuto ARZ $4,800 8.38 1.74
Gary Sánchez DET $4,100 7.86 1.92
Austin Wynns BAL $2,900 7.26 2.50
Salvador Perez NYY $4,000 7.25 1.81

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Austin Wynns BAL $2,900 7.26 2.50
Mike Zunino TEX $2,900 6.24 2.15
Curt Casali MIL $3,300 6.97 2.11
Luke Maile KC $2,700 5.70 2.11

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Anthony Rizzo ATL $5,000 9.59 1.92
José Abreu MIN $4,900 8.90 1.82
Daniel Murphy CHC $3,900 8.90 2.28
Derek Dietrich ARZ $4,200 8.85 2.11

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Chris Davis BAL $3,000 6.90 2.30
Daniel Murphy CHC $3,900 8.90 2.28
Rowdy Tellez KC $3,300 7.33 2.22
Trey Mancini BAL $3,600 7.89 2.19

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Javier Báez ATL $5,000 9.66 1.93
Jonathan Villar CLE $4,500 9.48 2.11
Yoán Moncada MIN $4,100 9.19 2.24
Daniel Murphy CHC $3,900 8.90 2.28

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Daniel Murphy CHC $3,900 8.90 2.28
Pete Kozma TOR $2,200 4.93 2.24
Yoán Moncada MIN $4,100 9.19 2.24
Kiké Hernández STL $3,000 6.70 2.23

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Javier Báez ATL $5,000 9.66 1.93
Francisco Lindor LAA $5,500 9.45 1.72
Trea Turner CHC $4,900 8.92 1.82
Alex Bregman PIT $5,400 8.82 1.63

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Pete Kozma TOR $2,200 4.93 2.24
Miguel Rojas ARZ $3,000 6.07 2.02
José Peraza PHI $4,300 8.70 2.02
Yairo Muñoz WSH $3,800 7.62 2.01

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Miguel Andújar DET $4,400 9.15 2.08
Kris Bryant ATL $4,500 9.10 2.02
Alex Bregman PIT $5,400 8.82 1.63
Nolan Arenado TB $4,900 8.80 1.80

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Charlie Culberson NYM $3,500 7.48 2.14
Rafael Devers BOS $3,300 7.06 2.14
Yolmer Sánchez MIN $4,000 8.57 2.14
José Bautista KC $3,600 7.47 2.08

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mike Trout MIL $5,800 10.04 1.73
Bryce Harper CHC $5,500 9.84 1.79
Mookie Betts BOS $5,600 9.78 1.75
Christian Yelich ARZ $5,700 9.66 1.69

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Aaron Altherr HOU $3,100 7.56 2.44
Jake Cave DET $3,700 8.59 2.32
Josh Reddick PIT $2,900 6.69 2.31
Billy McKinney DET $3,600 8.13 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.