Sports from the Basement

MLB DraftKings Picks for Wednesday, June 12, 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 Daniel Norris
P Two Justin Verlander
C Omar Narváez
1B Mark Reynolds
2B Ildemaro Vargas
SS Trevor Story
3B Travis Shaw
OF One Carlos González
OF Two Mallex Smith
OF Three Ian Desmond
Salary $45,300
Expected Points 104.21

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

Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Justin Verlander PIT $11,300 24.46 2.16
José Berríos OAK $10,300 18.43 1.79
Zach Eflin HOU $8,700 16.10 1.85
Cole Hamels TOR $8,100 15.70 1.94

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Daniel Norris CHW $5,000 12.48 2.50
Justin Verlander PIT $11,300 24.46 2.16
David Hess BAL $4,100 8.63 2.10
Danny Duffy NYY $7,400 15.25 2.06

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mitch Garver OAK $5,100 8.24 1.62
J.T. Realmuto ARZ $4,100 8.15 1.99
Victor Caratini ATL $4,200 7.89 1.88
Omar Narváez MIN $3,700 7.59 2.05

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Austin Hedges SD $2,700 6.19 2.29
Travis d’Arnaud CIN $3,100 6.98 2.25
Luke Maile KC $2,700 5.87 2.17
Martín Maldonado MIL $2,700 5.75 2.13

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Anthony Rizzo ATL $5,600 11.36 2.03
Freddie Freeman NYM $5,600 10.13 1.81
Rhys Hoskins HOU $4,400 9.04 2.05
Carlos Santana HOU $4,600 8.94 1.94

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mark Reynolds TB $3,000 8.35 2.78
Tyler White PIT $2,600 6.53 2.51
Matt Olson SEA $3,600 8.56 2.38
Martín Prado ARZ $2,900 6.62 2.28

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Whit Merrifield NYY $4,800 9.35 1.95
David Bote ATL $5,200 9.18 1.76
Jonathan Villar CLE $4,600 8.92 1.94
Derek Dietrich ARZ $5,000 8.68 1.74

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brock Holt BOS $3,100 7.24 2.33
Starlin Castro ARZ $3,100 7.04 2.27
Mike Freeman ATL $3,100 6.90 2.23
César Hernández HOU $3,600 7.84 2.18

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Trevor Story TB $5,300 11.02 2.08
Javier Báez ATL $5,500 10.90 1.98
Francisco Lindor LAA $5,200 10.52 2.02
Jorge Polanco OAK $5,000 9.29 1.86

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Marcus Semien SEA $3,700 8.00 2.16
Brandon Crawford SF $3,200 6.67 2.09
Trevor Story TB $5,300 11.02 2.08
Xander Bogaerts BOS $4,300 8.87 2.06

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nolan Arenado TB $5,100 11.75 2.30
Eduardo Escobar OAK $5,500 9.23 1.68
Matt Carpenter WSH $4,400 8.84 2.01
Rafael Devers BOS $4,100 8.80 2.15

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Travis Shaw CLE $2,300 6.30 2.74
Matt Chapman SEA $3,500 8.62 2.46
José Ramírez NYM $3,500 8.61 2.46
Nolan Arenado TB $5,100 11.75 2.30

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kyle Schwarber ATL $5,000 10.86 2.17
Christian Yelich ARZ $5,700 10.14 1.78
Mookie Betts BOS $4,400 10.00 2.27
Shin-soo Choo TOR $5,100 9.78 1.92

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Carlos González TB $3,300 8.27 2.50
Jackie Bradley Jr. BOS $2,800 6.93 2.47
Nick Williams HOU $2,900 7.06 2.44
Khris Davis SEA $3,500 8.51 2.43

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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