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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 Luis Castillo
P Two Justin Verlander
C Victor Caratini
1B Anthony Rizzo
2B Adam Rosales
SS JT Riddle
3B Adam Rosales
OF One Tommy Pham
OF Two Billy McKinney
OF Three Giancarlo Stanton
Salary $49,700
Expected Points 139.74

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

Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Justin Verlander PIT $12,300 25.91 2.11
Jacob deGrom CIN $11,800 22.37 1.90
Chris Sale BOS $11,000 19.50 1.77
Luis Castillo PHI $8,600 18.12 2.11

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nick Pivetta HOU $7,400 16.34 2.21
Lance Lynn WSH $7,000 15.43 2.20
Marco Gonzales TEX $7,600 16.49 2.17
Justin Verlander PIT $12,300 25.91 2.11

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Gary Sánchez DET $4,500 8.03 1.78
Yasmani Grandal STL $6,100 7.72 1.26
Victor Caratini ATL $3,500 7.14 2.04
Reese McGuire KC $3,400 6.40 1.88

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Cam Gallagher NYY $2,800 6.35 2.27
Christian Vázquez BOS $2,700 6.04 2.24
Victor Caratini ATL $3,500 7.14 2.04
Bryan Holaday ARZ $2,700 5.51 2.04

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Anthony Rizzo ATL $4,100 9.24 2.25
Jesús Aguilar CLE $4,300 8.86 2.06
Daniel Murphy CHC $3,600 8.54 2.37
Ryan Zimmerman CHC $4,600 8.52 1.85

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Daniel Murphy CHC $3,600 8.54 2.37
Ryon Healy TEX $3,300 7.62 2.31
Anthony Rizzo ATL $4,100 9.24 2.25
Kendrys Morales KC $3,900 8.43 2.16

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jonathan Villar CLE $4,500 9.04 2.01
Yoán Moncada MIN $4,100 8.90 2.17
José Altuve PIT $4,000 8.79 2.20
Asdrúbal Cabrera CIN $4,200 8.62 2.05

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Logan Forsythe STL $2,700 6.86 2.54
Daniel Murphy CHC $3,600 8.54 2.37
Starlin Castro ARZ $3,500 8.11 2.32
José Altuve PIT $4,000 8.79 2.20

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Alex Bregman PIT $4,900 8.70 1.77
José Peraza PHI $4,500 8.62 1.91
Asdrúbal Cabrera CIN $4,200 8.62 2.05
Trea Turner CHC $4,300 8.58 1.99

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
JT Riddle ARZ $3,700 8.30 2.24
Carlos Correa PIT $3,400 7.60 2.24
Jorge Polanco OAK $3,800 8.02 2.11
Amed Rosario CIN $3,800 7.82 2.06

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Josh Donaldson KC $4,800 9.07 1.89
Alex Bregman PIT $4,900 8.70 1.77
Eugenio Suárez PHI $4,600 8.52 1.85
Miguel Andújar DET $4,300 8.41 1.96

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Yolmer Sánchez MIN $3,900 8.27 2.12
Yangervis Solarte SD $3,500 7.13 2.04
José Rondón SD $3,900 7.91 2.03
Jeimer Candelario CHW $4,100 8.14 1.98

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tommy Pham WSH $4,600 39.04 8.49
Giancarlo Stanton DET $4,900 10.78 2.20
Christian Yelich ARZ $5,700 10.15 1.78
Mookie Betts BOS $5,100 9.45 1.85

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tommy Pham WSH $4,600 39.04 8.49
Billy McKinney DET $3,600 9.29 2.58
Kole Calhoun MIL $3,300 7.78 2.36
Alex Gordon NYY $3,700 8.43 2.28

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.