Sports from the Basement

MLB DraftKings Picks for Monday, June 17, 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 Kenta Maeda
P Two Mike Clevinger
C Martín Maldonado
1B Rowdy Tellez
2B Jason Kipnis
SS Francisco Lindor
3B Matt Chapman
OF One Justin Upton
OF Two Mike Trout
OF Three Mookie Betts
Salary $49,200
Expected Points 109.12

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

Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mike Clevinger LAA $8,700 19.49 2.24
Kenta Maeda STL $9,000 17.40 1.93
José Berríos OAK $10,300 16.94 1.64
Luis Castillo PHI $10,000 16.21 1.62

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mike Clevinger LAA $8,700 19.49 2.24
Miles Mikolas WSH $6,400 14.02 2.19
Mike Fiers CHW $7,700 15.90 2.06
Danny Duffy NYY $7,500 14.70 1.96

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Gary Sánchez DET $5,000 9.02 1.80
Yasmani Grandal STL $4,700 7.93 1.69
Robinson Chirinos TOR $4,600 7.39 1.61
Yadier Molina WSH $3,800 7.36 1.94

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Martín Maldonado MIL $2,100 5.43 2.59
Mike Zunino TEX $2,800 6.07 2.17
Austin Hedges SD $2,800 5.84 2.09
Stephen Vogt CLE $3,500 7.17 2.05

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Freddie Freeman NYM $5,200 9.78 1.88
Luke Voit WSH $4,600 9.50 2.07
Cody Bellinger STL $5,700 9.14 1.60
Rowdy Tellez KC $3,400 8.70 2.56

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rowdy Tellez KC $3,400 8.70 2.56
Jesús Aguilar CLE $3,000 7.21 2.40
Chris Davis BAL $2,500 5.56 2.22
Justin Bour ARZ $3,800 8.10 2.13

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Whit Merrifield NYY $4,500 9.45 2.10
Jonathan Villar CLE $3,800 9.16 2.41
Tommy La Stella ATL $4,700 8.92 1.90
Jason Kipnis LAA $2,700 7.92 2.93

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jason Kipnis LAA $2,700 7.92 2.93
Robinson Canó TEX $3,000 7.67 2.56
Starlin Castro ARZ $2,800 6.97 2.49
Jonathan Villar CLE $3,800 9.16 2.41

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Francisco Lindor LAA $5,200 9.57 1.84
Jorge Polanco OAK $4,800 9.13 1.90
Marcus Semien SEA $4,400 8.38 1.90
Xander Bogaerts BOS $4,500 8.29 1.84

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
J.P. Crawford HOU $3,500 7.22 2.06
Brandon Crawford SF $3,000 5.95 1.98
Didi Gregorius DET $4,100 8.09 1.97
Jorge Polanco OAK $4,800 9.13 1.90

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Alex Bregman PIT $4,900 8.94 1.82
Matt Chapman SEA $4,300 8.93 2.08
Matt Carpenter WSH $4,200 8.81 2.10
Eugenio Suárez PHI $4,100 8.46 2.06

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez NYM $3,700 8.34 2.25
Rio Ruiz NYM $2,700 5.97 2.21
Matt Carpenter WSH $4,200 8.81 2.10
Matt Chapman SEA $4,300 8.93 2.08

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mike Trout MIL $5,600 12.27 2.19
Mookie Betts BOS $4,300 9.90 2.30
Christian Yelich ARZ $5,800 9.75 1.68
Joc Pederson STL $4,600 9.53 2.07

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Justin Upton MIL $3,900 9.51 2.44
Curtis Granderson STL $3,400 8.23 2.42
Juan Lagares CIN $2,500 5.81 2.32
Billy Hamilton PHI $2,700 6.27 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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