Sports from the Basement

MLB DraftKings Picks for Saturday, June 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 Chris Sale
P Two Stephen Strasburg
C Martín Maldonado
1B Eric Hosmer
2B José Rondón
SS J.P. Crawford
3B Nolan Arenado
OF One Ryan Cordell
OF Two Yasiel Puig
OF Three Mallex Smith
Salary $50,000
Expected Points 117.51

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

Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Chris Sale BOS $11,600 27.83 2.40
Stephen Strasburg CHC $10,700 25.87 2.42
Walker Buehler STL $10,200 20.63 2.02
Charlie Morton PIT $10,800 20.43 1.89

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Stephen Strasburg CHC $10,700 25.87 2.42
Chris Sale BOS $11,600 27.83 2.40
Michael Wacha WSH $5,500 13.00 2.36
Dario Agrazal LAD $5,400 11.88 2.20

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Gary Sánchez DET $5,200 8.64 1.66
J.T. Realmuto ARZ $4,100 7.99 1.95
Omar Narváez MIN $3,600 7.87 2.19
Welington Castillo MIN $3,000 7.72 2.57

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Martín Maldonado MIL $2,100 5.58 2.66
Welington Castillo MIN $3,000 7.72 2.57
Kevin Plawecki CIN $3,100 7.24 2.33
Omar Narváez MIN $3,600 7.87 2.19

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Freddie Freeman NYM $5,200 9.67 1.86
Carlos Santana HOU $4,900 9.59 1.96
Luke Voit WSH $4,800 9.44 1.97
Cody Bellinger STL $5,600 9.10 1.62

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tyler White PIT $3,300 7.32 2.22
Mark Reynolds TB $3,400 7.46 2.19
Miguel Cabrera CHW $3,300 7.08 2.15
Joey Votto PHI $3,600 7.63 2.12

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Whit Merrifield NYY $4,200 8.52 2.03
Rougned Odor TOR $3,900 8.44 2.16
DJ LeMahieu TB $4,500 8.09 1.80
Brian Dozier OAK $4,300 8.00 1.86

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Rondón SD $2,500 6.73 2.69
Yolmer Sánchez MIN $2,600 6.41 2.46
Yairo Muñoz WSH $2,900 6.65 2.29
Jason Kipnis LAA $3,000 6.85 2.28

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Trevor Story TB $5,500 10.40 1.89
Trea Turner CHC $5,400 10.33 1.91
Francisco Lindor LAA $5,000 10.14 2.03
Xander Bogaerts BOS $5,200 9.05 1.74

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
J.P. Crawford HOU $3,200 8.06 2.52
José Iglesias CHW $3,300 7.19 2.18
Tim Beckham BAL $3,300 7.04 2.13
Didi Gregorius DET $4,200 8.53 2.03

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nolan Arenado TB $5,500 10.72 1.95
Anthony Rendon CHC $5,800 10.48 1.81
Rafael Devers BOS $5,200 10.04 1.93
Alex Bregman PIT $5,400 9.78 1.81

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez NYM $3,700 8.85 2.39
Matt Carpenter WSH $3,700 8.25 2.23
Matt Chapman SEA $4,200 9.35 2.23
Josh Donaldson KC $3,800 8.11 2.13

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Charlie Blackmon TB $5,700 10.87 1.91
Mike Trout MIL $9,800 10.29 1.05
Mookie Betts BOS $5,100 10.22 2.00
Christian Yelich ARZ $5,900 9.85 1.67

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ryan Cordell MIN $2,500 6.13 2.45
Mac Williamson SF $2,800 6.64 2.37
Yasiel Puig STL $3,500 8.18 2.34
Carlos González TB $2,700 6.26 2.32

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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