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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 Mike Clevinger
P Two Reynaldo López
C Wilson Ramos
1B Mark Reynolds
2B Logan Forsythe
SS Javier Báez
3B José Bautista
OF One Grégor Blanco
OF Two José Bautista
OF Three Ian Happ
Salary $49,800
Expected Points 107.99

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

Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
German Márquez TB $12,000 22.00 1.83
Mike Clevinger LAA $11,200 21.50 1.92
Charlie Morton PIT $9,800 18.86 1.92
Andrew Heaney MIL $10,400 18.29 1.76

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Reynaldo López MIN $7,500 16.39 2.19
Zach Davies CLE $6,600 13.46 2.04
Michael Fulmer CHW $7,300 14.25 1.95
Vince Velasquez HOU $8,200 16.03 1.95

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
J.T. Realmuto ARZ $4,700 8.40 1.79
Gary Sánchez DET $4,100 7.81 1.90
Salvador Perez NYY $4,300 7.75 1.80
Yasmani Grandal STL $4,100 7.71 1.88

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mike Zunino TEX $2,800 6.56 2.34
Sandy Leon BOS $2,600 5.76 2.22
Roberto Pérez LAA $2,700 5.79 2.14
Erik Kratz DET $3,000 6.13 2.04

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Abreu MIN $4,900 8.80 1.80
Mark Reynolds TB $4,200 8.76 2.09
Carlos Santana HOU $4,300 8.63 2.01
Freddie Freeman NYM $5,200 8.60 1.65

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Chris Davis BAL $3,000 6.81 2.27
Neil Walker CLE $3,200 7.05 2.20
Ryon Healy TEX $3,300 7.21 2.18
Trey Mancini BAL $3,500 7.38 2.11

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Javier Báez ATL $5,400 10.64 1.97
Travis Shaw CLE $4,200 9.18 2.19
Jonathan Villar CLE $4,700 9.08 1.93
Yoán Moncada MIN $4,100 8.82 2.15

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Logan Forsythe STL $3,000 7.52 2.51
Joe Panik SF $2,900 7.02 2.42
Pete Kozma TOR $2,200 5.07 2.30
Neil Walker CLE $3,200 7.05 2.20

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Javier Báez ATL $5,400 10.64 1.97
Francisco Lindor LAA $5,600 9.91 1.77
Didi Gregorius DET $5,200 9.01 1.73
Xander Bogaerts BOS $5,100 8.94 1.75

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Pete Kozma TOR $2,200 5.07 2.30
Jean Segura TEX $3,800 8.40 2.21
JT Riddle ARZ $3,600 7.97 2.21
Freddy Galvis SD $3,100 6.81 2.20

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kris Bryant ATL $4,600 10.20 2.22
Nolan Arenado TB $4,900 9.23 1.88
Travis Shaw CLE $4,200 9.18 2.19
José Bautista KC $3,800 9.09 2.39

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Bautista KC $3,800 9.09 2.39
Kris Bryant ATL $4,600 10.20 2.22
Travis Shaw CLE $4,200 9.18 2.19
David Bote ATL $3,700 8.06 2.18

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mookie Betts BOS $5,900 10.98 1.86
Christian Yelich ARZ $5,600 10.67 1.91
Mike Trout MIL $5,700 10.64 1.87
Bryce Harper CHC $5,400 9.73 1.80

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Bautista KC $3,800 9.09 2.39
Cameron Maybin PIT $2,800 6.43 2.30
Aaron Altherr HOU $3,300 7.47 2.26
Kole Calhoun MIL $3,700 8.20 2.22

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.