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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 German Márquez
P Two Zack Greinke
C Yadier Molina
1B Chris Davis
2B Jonathan Villar
SS Trevor Story
3B Brian Anderson
OF One Leonys Martin
OF Two Yasiel Puig
OF Three Jesse Winker
Salary $47,100
Expected Points 115.82

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

Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jacob deGrom CIN $11,600 30.11 2.60
German Márquez TB $9,700 29.35 3.03
Corey Kluber LAA $9,500 21.30 2.24
Max Scherzer CHC $10,700 21.28 1.99

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
German Márquez TB $9,700 29.35 3.03
Jacob deGrom CIN $11,600 30.11 2.60
Masahiro Tanaka DET $9,300 21.14 2.27
Corey Kluber LAA $9,500 21.30 2.24

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Yadier Molina WSH $3,800 7.51 1.98
Yasmani Grandal STL $4,100 7.31 1.78
Mitch Garver OAK $4,100 6.95 1.70
Yan Gomes LAA $3,500 6.55 1.87

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Grayson Greiner CHW $2,500 5.75 2.30
Cam Gallagher NYY $2,500 5.68 2.27
Danny Jansen KC $2,900 6.02 2.08
Yadier Molina WSH $3,800 7.51 1.98

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Cody Bellinger STL $5,300 9.26 1.75
Joey Votto PHI $4,000 8.87 2.22
Luke Voit WSH $4,300 8.76 2.04
Steve Pearce KC $4,000 8.05 2.01

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Chris Davis BAL $2,100 5.93 2.83
Travis Shaw CLE $3,500 8.04 2.30
John Hicks CHW $3,100 6.94 2.24
Joey Votto PHI $4,000 8.87 2.22

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jonathan Villar CLE $4,400 9.14 2.08
José Altuve PIT $4,800 8.61 1.79
Robinson Canó TEX $6,400 8.49 1.33
Gleyber Torres DET $4,300 8.38 1.95

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Howie Kendrick CHC $3,800 8.09 2.13
DJ LeMahieu TB $3,900 8.24 2.11
Ian Kinsler MIL $3,400 7.18 2.11
Jonathan Villar CLE $4,400 9.14 2.08

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Elvis Andrus TOR $8,400 9.06 1.08
Marcus Semien SEA $0 8.98 0.00
Paul DeJong WSH $5,100 8.87 1.74
Trevor Story TB $4,300 8.82 2.05

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Eric Stamets LAA $2,500 5.21 2.09
Trevor Story TB $4,300 8.82 2.05
Corey Seager STL $4,000 8.08 2.02
Jorge Polanco OAK $4,400 8.58 1.95

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nolan Arenado TB $4,500 9.96 2.21
Matt Carpenter WSH $4,300 9.56 2.22
Alex Bregman PIT $4,700 9.33 1.98
Matt Chapman SEA $0 9.32 0.00

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brian Anderson ARZ $2,900 7.20 2.48
José Ramírez NYM $4,100 9.18 2.24
Matt Carpenter WSH $4,300 9.56 2.22
Nolan Arenado TB $4,500 9.96 2.21

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mookie Betts BOS $5,300 10.81 2.04
Khris Davis SEA $0 10.24 0.00
Joc Pederson STL $4,700 9.33 1.98
Christian Yelich ARZ $5,200 9.23 1.78

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Billy McKinney DET $3,000 7.16 2.39
Jesse Winker PHI $3,700 8.69 2.35
Yasiel Puig STL $3,900 8.99 2.30
Joey Rickard BAL $3,400 7.58 2.23

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.