Sports from the Basement

MLB FanDuel Picks for Thursday, June 20, 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 Jake Odorizzi
C/1B Anthony Rizzo
2B Ildemaro Vargas
SS Jonathan Villar
3B Matt Carpenter
OF One Jordan Luplow
OF Two Jake Cave
OF Three Danny Santana
Util Luke Voit
Salary $34,600
Expected Points 131.48

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

Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Charlie Morton PIT $10,500 33.94 3.23
Mike Minor TOR $9,100 33.11 3.64
Frankie Montas SEA $9,300 32.99 3.55
Madison Bumgarner SF $8,400 31.75 3.78

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jimmy Nelson CLE $6,500 24.88 3.83
Madison Bumgarner SF $8,400 31.75 3.78
Mike Minor TOR $9,100 33.11 3.64
Frankie Montas SEA $9,300 32.99 3.55

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Anthony Rizzo ATL $4,100 12.95 3.16
Luke Voit WSH $4,000 12.58 3.15
Gary Sánchez DET $4,100 12.14 2.96
Carlos Santana HOU $3,900 12.11 3.10

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Eric Thames CLE $2,700 10.99 4.07
Mark Reynolds TB $2,200 8.80 4.00
Tyler Austin DET $2,500 9.95 3.98
Rowdy Tellez KC $2,400 9.26 3.86

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mike Moustakas NYY $3,700 12.31 3.33
José Altuve PIT $3,700 11.29 3.05
Kiké Hernández STL $3,000 11.11 3.70
Derek Dietrich ARZ $2,800 10.97 3.92

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Derek Dietrich ARZ $2,800 10.97 3.92
Pat Valaika TB $2,000 7.72 3.86
Rougned Odor TOR $2,800 10.45 3.73
Kiké Hernández STL $3,000 11.11 3.70

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Francisco Lindor LAA $4,100 13.20 3.22
Trea Turner CHC $4,300 12.65 2.94
Alex Bregman PIT $4,300 12.60 2.93
Javier Báez ATL $3,700 11.68 3.16

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Miguel Rojas ARZ $2,300 9.28 4.03
Chris Taylor STL $2,500 9.70 3.88
J.P. Crawford HOU $2,700 10.42 3.86
José Iglesias CHW $2,300 8.28 3.60

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Anthony Rendon CHC $4,500 13.30 2.96
Nolan Arenado TB $4,200 12.75 3.03
Matt Carpenter WSH $3,300 11.97 3.63
Eduardo Escobar OAK $3,900 11.69 3.00

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Renato Núñez SEA $2,500 9.66 3.86
Travis Shaw CLE $2,500 9.63 3.85
Todd Frazier DET $2,600 9.98 3.84
Asdrúbal Cabrera CIN $2,900 11.05 3.81

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mike Trout MIL $4,800 16.80 3.50
Christian Yelich ARZ $4,700 15.71 3.34
Charlie Blackmon TB $4,400 13.06 2.97
Max Kepler OAK $4,100 13.00 3.17

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jordan Luplow LAD $2,700 11.55 4.28
Jake Cave DET $2,200 9.15 4.16
Ian Desmond TB $2,800 11.41 4.08
Jesse Winker PHI $2,700 11.01 4.08

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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