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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 FanDuel Optimizer.

P Vince Velasquez
C/1B Wilson Ramos
2B Travis Shaw
SS JT Riddle
3B Kris Bryant
OF One José Bautista
OF Two Aaron Altherr
OF Three Jake Cave
Util Javier Báez
Salary $29,500
Expected Points 124.04

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

Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
German Márquez TB $10,600 40.13 3.79
Mike Clevinger LAA $10,400 39.08 3.76
Charlie Morton PIT $7,400 34.43 4.65
Andrew Heaney MIL $9,200 34.22 3.72

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Vince Velasquez HOU $6,400 30.11 4.70
Charlie Morton PIT $7,400 34.43 4.65
Michael Fulmer CHW $6,400 28.44 4.44
CC Sabathia DET $7,300 31.05 4.25

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Abreu MIN $3,700 11.56 3.12
Carlos Santana HOU $3,100 11.50 3.71
Jesús Aguilar CLE $3,900 11.50 2.95
Freddie Freeman NYM $4,000 11.30 2.83

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Chris Davis BAL $2,200 8.92 4.05
Mike Zunino TEX $2,200 8.60 3.91
Victor Martinez CHW $2,200 8.57 3.90
Jim Adduci CHW $2,300 8.94 3.89

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez LAA $4,600 12.82 0.00
Travis Shaw CLE $3,700 12.20 3.30
Travis Shaw CLE $3,700 12.20 3.30
Jonathan Villar CLE $3,100 11.55 3.72

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
César Hernández HOU $2,400 10.94 4.56
Logan Forsythe STL $2,200 9.89 4.50
Joe Panik SF $2,200 8.99 4.08
Chase Utley STL $2,000 7.65 3.82

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Javier Báez ATL $4,000 14.04 3.51
Javier Báez ATL $4,000 14.04 3.51
Francisco Lindor LAA $4,300 13.04 3.03
Didi Gregorius DET $3,800 11.92 3.14

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
JT Riddle ARZ $2,100 10.39 4.95
Charlie Culberson NYM $2,500 9.19 3.68
Charlie Culberson NYM $2,500 9.19 3.68
Addison Russell ATL $2,300 8.31 3.61

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kris Bryant ATL $3,800 13.49 3.55
Nolan Arenado TB $4,100 12.26 2.99
Wil Myers SD $3,600 11.75 3.26
Wil Myers SD $3,600 11.75 3.26

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
David Bote ATL $2,500 10.59 4.23
Jedd Gyorko WSH $2,400 8.81 3.67
Jedd Gyorko WSH $2,400 8.81 3.67
Kris Bryant ATL $3,800 13.49 3.55

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mookie Betts BOS $4,700 14.50 3.09
Mike Trout MIL $5,000 14.17 2.83
Christian Yelich ARZ $4,300 13.97 3.25
Bryce Harper CHC $4,500 13.02 2.89

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Bautista KC $2,100 11.15 5.31
José Bautista KC $2,100 11.15 5.31
Aaron Altherr HOU $2,000 9.89 4.95
Delino DeShields TOR $2,000 9.26 4.63

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.