Sports from the Basement

MLB FanDuel 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 FanDuel Optimizer.

P Zack Greinke
C/1B Jesús Aguilar
2B Kiké Hernández
SS Javier Báez
3B Pablo Sandoval
OF One Mike Tauchman
OF Two Ryan Braun
OF Three Nomar Mazara
Util Luke Voit
Salary $33,800
Expected Points 132.36

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

Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Justin Verlander PIT $12,000 45.38 3.78
J.A. Happ KC $8,700 35.26 4.05
Kenta Maeda STL $8,300 32.89 3.96
Mike Minor TOR $8,800 31.91 3.63

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
J.A. Happ KC $8,700 35.26 4.05
Kenta Maeda STL $8,300 32.89 3.96
Eduardo Rodríguez BOS $8,400 31.89 3.80
Justin Verlander PIT $12,000 45.38 3.78

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Luke Voit WSH $3,900 12.59 3.23
Gary Sánchez DET $4,000 12.10 3.03
Freddie Freeman NYM $4,100 11.38 2.77
Rhys Hoskins HOU $4,400 11.29 2.57

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jesús Aguilar CLE $2,500 10.10 4.04
Mark Reynolds TB $2,400 9.68 4.03
Manny Piña CLE $2,000 7.99 4.00
Ji-Man Choi DET $2,800 10.69 3.82

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Whit Merrifield NYY $4,000 11.38 2.85
Kiké Hernández STL $2,800 10.82 3.86
Aledmys Díaz KC $3,100 10.16 3.28
DJ LeMahieu TB $3,400 9.79 2.88

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Josh Harrison LAD $2,100 8.40 4.00
Ehire Adrianza OAK $2,100 8.20 3.90
Kiké Hernández STL $2,800 10.82 3.86
Rougned Odor TOR $2,500 9.52 3.81

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Javier Báez ATL $4,200 13.57 3.23
Trevor Story TB $4,000 12.20 3.05
Jorge Polanco OAK $4,100 11.91 2.90
Carlos Correa PIT $3,900 11.41 2.93

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Greg Garcia WSH $2,500 9.48 3.79
Phil Gosselin TOR $2,100 7.95 3.78
Wilmer Difo CHC $2,100 7.78 3.71
Addison Russell ATL $2,200 7.76 3.53

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kris Bryant ATL $4,600 13.75 2.99
Alex Bregman PIT $4,400 13.04 2.96
Nolan Arenado TB $4,500 12.74 2.83
Eugenio Suárez PHI $4,100 11.91 2.90

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Pablo Sandoval SF $2,200 10.17 4.62
David Freese LAD $2,300 9.60 4.17
J.D. Davis PIT $2,200 9.03 4.10
Renato Núñez SEA $2,400 8.72 3.63

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mike Trout MIL $4,700 15.23 3.24
Christian Yelich ARZ $4,800 14.64 3.05
George Springer PIT $4,600 14.03 3.05
Joey Gallo TOR $4,200 12.86 3.06

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mike Tauchman TB $2,000 8.31 4.15
Kyle Schwarber ATL $2,400 9.44 3.93
Curtis Granderson STL $2,500 9.71 3.88
Juan Lagares CIN $2,100 8.02 3.82

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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