Sports from the Basement

MLB DraftKings Picks for Tuesday, June 18, 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 Clayton Kershaw
P Two Justin Verlander
C Jeff Mathis
1B José Abreu
2B José Rondón
SS Trevor Story
3B Matt Chapman
OF One Keon Broxton
OF Two Ryan Cordell
OF Three Khris Davis
Salary $50,000
Expected Points 110.79

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

Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Justin Verlander PIT $11,900 26.12 2.19
Clayton Kershaw STL $11,200 21.22 1.89
Jacob deGrom CIN $10,300 19.89 1.93
Jack Flaherty WSH $8,700 19.09 2.19

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Antonio Senzatela TB $4,900 11.02 2.25
Justin Verlander PIT $11,900 26.12 2.19
Jack Flaherty WSH $8,700 19.09 2.19
Brett Anderson KC $6,200 13.41 2.16

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Gary Sánchez DET $5,200 9.07 1.74
Tom Murphy TB $4,100 8.32 2.03
Yasmani Grandal STL $4,700 8.10 1.72
Omar Narváez MIN $4,300 8.04 1.87

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Danny Jansen KC $2,200 5.66 2.57
Martín Maldonado MIL $2,500 5.77 2.31
Buster Posey SF $3,100 7.16 2.31
Mike Zunino TEX $2,900 6.35 2.19

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Anthony Rizzo ATL $5,100 9.71 1.90
Luke Voit WSH $4,900 9.60 1.96
Matt Olson SEA $4,600 9.43 2.05
Josh Bell LAD $5,400 9.19 1.70

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tyler Austin DET $3,400 8.08 2.38
John Hicks CHW $2,700 6.11 2.26
Jesús Aguilar CLE $3,300 7.32 2.22
Joey Votto PHI $3,400 7.24 2.13

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Whit Merrifield NYY $4,800 9.47 1.97
DJ LeMahieu TB $4,600 8.84 1.92
Danny Santana NYM $5,000 8.37 1.67
Jurickson Profar TOR $3,900 8.21 2.11

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Rondón SD $2,200 6.40 2.91
Yolmer Sánchez MIN $2,200 5.64 2.56
Jason Kipnis LAA $3,200 8.10 2.53
Robinson Canó TEX $3,100 7.77 2.51

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Francisco Lindor LAA $5,300 10.29 1.94
Trevor Story TB $5,200 10.18 1.96
Marcus Semien SEA $4,500 9.65 2.14
Xander Bogaerts BOS $4,900 9.17 1.87

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brandon Crawford SF $2,600 6.44 2.48
Miguel Rojas ARZ $3,000 7.21 2.40
J.P. Crawford HOU $3,500 8.09 2.31
Marcus Semien SEA $4,500 9.65 2.14

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Matt Chapman SEA $4,200 9.94 2.37
José Ramírez NYM $3,900 9.68 2.48
Alex Bregman PIT $5,000 9.40 1.88
Eduardo Escobar OAK $5,400 8.92 1.65

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez NYM $3,900 9.68 2.48
Matt Chapman SEA $4,200 9.94 2.37
Matt Carpenter WSH $3,800 8.23 2.17
Brian Anderson ARZ $3,400 7.27 2.14

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mike Trout MIL $5,600 11.29 2.02
Christian Yelich ARZ $5,900 10.93 1.85
Charlie Blackmon TB $5,800 10.29 1.77
Mookie Betts BOS $4,800 10.11 2.11

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Keon Broxton CLE $2,900 7.34 2.53
Ryan Cordell MIN $2,200 5.54 2.52
Khris Davis SEA $4,000 9.97 2.49
Carlos González TB $3,100 7.13 2.30

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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