Sports from the Basement

MLB FanDuel 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 FanDuel Optimizer.

P Jack Flaherty
C/1B Tyler Austin
2B Jason Kipnis
SS Francisco Lindor
3B Matt Chapman
OF One Jake Cave
OF Two Danny Santana
OF Three Jarrod Dyson
Util Anthony Rizzo
Salary $32,800
Expected Points 127

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

Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Justin Verlander PIT $12,000 45.41 3.78
Clayton Kershaw STL $10,700 39.19 3.66
Jacob deGrom CIN $10,400 35.54 3.42
Cole Hamels TOR $8,600 34.91 4.06

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jack Flaherty WSH $8,000 34.72 4.34
Tyler Skaggs MIL $7,600 31.04 4.08
Cole Hamels TOR $8,600 34.91 4.06
Julio Teheran NYM $8,200 32.65 3.98

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Anthony Rizzo ATL $4,200 12.84 3.06
Luke Voit WSH $4,100 12.76 3.11
Matt Olson SEA $3,500 12.63 3.61
Gary Sánchez DET $4,200 12.17 2.90

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tyler Austin DET $2,500 10.74 4.29
Tyler White PIT $2,300 9.13 3.97
Elias Díaz LAD $2,300 9.03 3.93
Jesús Aguilar CLE $2,500 9.75 3.90

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jurickson Profar TOR $3,100 10.87 3.51
Mike Moustakas NYY $3,900 10.73 2.75
Jason Kipnis LAA $2,500 10.69 4.28
Rougned Odor TOR $2,900 10.35 3.57

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jason Kipnis LAA $2,500 10.69 4.28
José Rondón SD $2,100 8.33 3.97
José Peraza PHI $2,100 8.07 3.84
Tony Kemp PIT $2,600 9.90 3.81

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Francisco Lindor LAA $3,900 13.43 3.44
Trevor Story TB $4,300 13.32 3.10
Marcus Semien SEA $3,500 12.57 3.59
Alex Bregman PIT $4,400 12.53 2.85

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Miguel Rojas ARZ $2,200 9.22 4.19
Mike Freeman ATL $2,000 8.33 4.17
J.P. Crawford HOU $2,600 10.59 4.07
Chris Taylor STL $2,300 8.65 3.76

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Matt Chapman SEA $3,900 13.05 3.35
José Ramírez NYM $3,100 12.81 4.13
Eduardo Escobar OAK $3,900 11.77 3.02
Nolan Arenado TB $4,200 11.61 2.77

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez NYM $3,100 12.81 4.13
Hernán Pérez CLE $2,300 9.03 3.93
Renato Núñez SEA $2,600 10.05 3.86
Todd Frazier DET $2,600 9.41 3.62

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mike Trout MIL $4,600 15.11 3.28
Christian Yelich ARZ $4,800 14.37 2.99
Charlie Blackmon TB $4,500 13.35 2.97
Khris Davis SEA $3,700 13.30 3.59

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jake Cave DET $2,000 8.63 4.31
Jarrod Dyson TEX $2,900 12.10 4.17
Keon Broxton CLE $2,300 9.59 4.17
Melky Cabrera NYY $2,500 10.15 4.06

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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