Sports from the Basement

MLB DraftKings Picks for Wednesday, May 15, 2019

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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 Justin Verlander
P Two Zack Greinke
C Martín Maldonado
1B Niko Goodrum
2B Starlin Castro
SS Javier Báez
3B Jeimer Candelario
OF One Max Kepler
OF Two Andrew McCutchen
OF Three Nicholas Castellanos
Salary $49,000
Expected Points 111.06

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

Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Justin Verlander PIT $11,000 26.00 2.36
J.A. Happ KC $9,500 19.16 2.02
Kenta Maeda STL $9,200 17.91 1.95
Mike Minor TOR $9,400 17.34 1.84

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Justin Verlander PIT $11,000 26.00 2.36
Eduardo Rodríguez BOS $8,200 17.07 2.08
J.A. Happ KC $9,500 19.16 2.02
Jorge López CLE $5,000 10.05 2.01

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Gary Sánchez DET $5,300 9.09 1.71
J.T. Realmuto ARZ $4,200 7.50 1.79
Robinson Chirinos TOR $4,400 7.36 1.67
Yadier Molina WSH $3,800 6.79 1.79

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Martín Maldonado MIL $2,200 5.44 2.47
Jorge Alfaro HOU $3,000 6.23 2.08
Manny Piña CLE $3,000 6.18 2.06
Luke Maile KC $2,300 4.59 2.00

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Cody Bellinger STL $5,600 9.63 1.72
Luke Voit WSH $5,000 9.43 1.89
Freddie Freeman NYM $4,800 8.69 1.81
Rhys Hoskins HOU $5,200 8.43 1.62

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Niko Goodrum CHW $3,000 7.27 2.42
Joey Votto PHI $3,500 7.84 2.24
Jesús Aguilar CLE $3,400 7.60 2.23
John Hicks CHW $3,000 6.63 2.21

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Whit Merrifield NYY $4,700 8.88 1.89
Kiké Hernández STL $3,600 8.25 2.29
Gleyber Torres DET $4,400 8.06 1.83
Mike Moustakas NYY $4,500 8.00 1.78

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Starlin Castro ARZ $2,500 6.15 2.46
Josh Harrison LAD $2,700 6.54 2.42
Brian Dozier OAK $2,900 6.67 2.30
Kiké Hernández STL $3,600 8.25 2.29

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Javier Báez ATL $5,700 10.38 1.82
Trevor Story TB $5,000 9.30 1.86
Jorge Polanco OAK $5,100 9.20 1.80
Carlos Correa PIT $4,800 8.58 1.79

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Corey Seager STL $3,600 7.06 1.96
Jean Segura TEX $4,300 8.36 1.94
Trevor Story TB $5,000 9.30 1.86
Orlando Arcia CLE $3,200 5.89 1.84

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kris Bryant ATL $5,800 10.39 1.79
Alex Bregman PIT $5,300 9.74 1.84
Nolan Arenado TB $5,100 9.57 1.88
Eugenio Suárez PHI $5,100 8.99 1.76

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jeimer Candelario CHW $2,700 6.57 2.43
Brian Anderson ARZ $2,800 6.45 2.30
Kelvin Gutierrez CHC $3,300 6.87 2.08
Manny Machado BAL $4,100 8.22 2.01

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mike Trout MIL $5,700 11.41 2.00
Christian Yelich ARZ $5,700 11.09 1.95
George Springer PIT $5,800 10.54 1.82
Joey Gallo TOR $5,400 9.49 1.76

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jackie Bradley Jr. BOS $2,600 6.29 2.42
JaCoby Jones CHW $2,400 5.69 2.37
Curtis Granderson STL $3,100 7.27 2.34
Nicholas Castellanos CHW $3,700 8.26 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.

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