Sports from the Basement

MLB FanDuel 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 FanDuel Optimizer.

P Stephen Strasburg
C/1B Kevin Plawecki
2B Rougned Odor
SS J.P. Crawford
3B José Ramírez
OF One Phillip Ervin
OF Two Jordan Luplow
OF Three Mallex Smith
Util Francisco Lindor
Salary $33,300
Expected Points 135.12

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

Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Chris Sale BOS $11,900 47.30 3.97
Stephen Strasburg CHC $10,800 46.28 4.29
Walker Buehler STL $11,000 36.78 3.34
Charlie Morton PIT $10,600 36.31 3.43

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Stephen Strasburg CHC $10,800 46.28 4.29
Tanner Roark CHC $6,600 27.40 4.15
Chris Sale BOS $11,900 47.30 3.97
German Márquez TB $7,000 27.26 3.89

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Carlos Santana HOU $3,800 12.84 3.38
Freddie Freeman NYM $4,400 12.74 2.90
Luke Voit WSH $3,900 12.51 3.21
Matt Olson SEA $3,400 11.90 3.50

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kevin Plawecki CIN $2,100 9.55 4.55
Tyler White PIT $2,300 9.70 4.22
Justin Bour ARZ $2,000 8.41 4.20
Welington Castillo MIN $2,400 10.02 4.17

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rougned Odor TOR $2,900 11.13 3.84
Brian Dozier OAK $3,000 10.56 3.52
Ryan McMahon TB $3,100 10.19 3.29
Ozzie Albies NYM $3,500 10.10 2.89

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Rondón SD $2,200 8.81 4.00
Brock Holt BOS $2,500 9.91 3.96
Jason Kipnis LAA $2,300 9.01 3.92
Rougned Odor TOR $2,900 11.13 3.84

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Trevor Story TB $4,700 13.61 2.90
Francisco Lindor LAA $4,000 13.34 3.34
Trea Turner CHC $4,200 13.24 3.15
Alex Bregman PIT $4,300 13.05 3.03

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
J.P. Crawford HOU $2,400 10.53 4.39
Ehire Adrianza OAK $2,200 8.87 4.03
Yairo Muñoz WSH $2,200 8.68 3.95
José Iglesias CHW $2,400 9.27 3.86

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nolan Arenado TB $4,800 14.24 2.97
Anthony Rendon CHC $4,500 13.85 3.08
Rafael Devers BOS $3,900 13.26 3.40
Matt Chapman SEA $3,600 12.36 3.43

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Pablo Sandoval SF $2,400 10.02 4.18
Sean Rodríguez LAD $2,100 8.60 4.10
Hernán Pérez CLE $2,300 9.44 4.10
Yuli Gurriel PIT $3,000 11.36 3.79

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Charlie Blackmon TB $4,300 14.10 3.28
Mike Trout MIL $4,600 13.81 3.00
Mookie Betts BOS $4,200 13.46 3.20
Christian Yelich ARZ $4,700 12.91 2.75

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Phillip Ervin PHI $2,000 9.29 4.65
Randal Grichuk WSH $2,700 10.73 3.97
Yasiel Puig STL $2,800 10.69 3.82
Ryan Cordell MIN $2,100 7.97 3.80

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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