Sports from the Basement

MLB FanDuel Picks for Wednesday, June 19, 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 Chris Bassitt
C/1B Travis d’Arnaud
2B Rougned Odor
SS Charlie Culberson
3B José Ramírez
OF One Jake Cave
OF Two Nomar Mazara
OF Three Delino DeShields
Util Josh Bell
Salary $29,500
Expected Points 117.42

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

Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Gerrit Cole LAD $12,000 46.60 3.88
Rich Hill STL $9,600 37.14 3.87
Lucas Giolito MIN $11,200 34.23 3.06
Brad Keller NYY $8,100 33.96 4.19

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Chris Bassitt SEA $6,900 30.13 4.37
Brad Keller NYY $8,100 33.96 4.19
Marco Gonzales TEX $7,300 30.56 4.19
CC Sabathia DET $6,300 26.23 4.16

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Josh Bell LAD $4,300 12.64 2.94
Freddie Freeman NYM $4,300 12.10 2.81
Luke Voit WSH $4,100 12.06 2.94
Carlos Santana HOU $3,900 12.06 3.09

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Travis d’Arnaud CIN $2,500 10.66 4.26
Tyler Austin DET $2,500 10.33 4.13
Manny Piña CLE $2,100 8.67 4.13
Russell Martin KC $2,100 8.55 4.07

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Altuve PIT $3,700 11.50 3.11
Rougned Odor TOR $2,900 10.95 3.78
Kiké Hernández STL $3,000 10.94 3.65
Derek Dietrich ARZ $2,800 10.10 3.61

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rougned Odor TOR $2,900 10.95 3.78
Jason Kipnis LAA $2,500 9.19 3.67
Kiké Hernández STL $3,000 10.94 3.65
Derek Dietrich ARZ $2,800 10.10 3.61

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Francisco Lindor LAA $4,100 13.24 3.23
Alex Bregman PIT $4,200 13.20 3.14
Trevor Story TB $4,300 12.78 2.97
Trea Turner CHC $4,200 12.37 2.95

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Charlie Culberson NYM $2,000 9.02 4.51
Chris Taylor STL $2,500 10.01 4.01
Miguel Rojas ARZ $2,200 8.71 3.96
José Iglesias CHW $2,300 8.26 3.59

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Anthony Rendon CHC $4,400 12.79 2.91
Matt Chapman SEA $3,900 12.20 3.13
José Ramírez NYM $3,100 11.85 3.82
Matt Carpenter WSH $3,300 11.61 3.52

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
David Freese LAD $2,900 11.41 3.93
Hernán Pérez CLE $2,300 8.94 3.88
Colin Moran PIT $2,700 10.49 3.88
José Ramírez NYM $3,100 11.85 3.82

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mike Trout MIL $4,700 15.52 3.30
Christian Yelich ARZ $4,800 14.60 3.04
Shin-soo Choo TOR $3,700 13.45 3.64
Mookie Betts BOS $4,100 12.91 3.15

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jake Cave DET $2,000 9.37 4.69
José Martínez WSH $2,400 10.12 4.22
Delino DeShields TOR $2,700 11.21 4.15
Guillermo Heredia TEX $2,100 8.55 4.07

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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