Sports from the Basement

MLB DraftKings Picks for Friday, June 21, 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 Sean Gilmartin
P Two Chris Sale
C Danny Jansen
1B Chris Davis
2B Tommy La Stella
SS Francisco Lindor
3B Brandon Drury
OF One David Peralta
OF Two Khris Davis
OF Three Justin Upton
Salary $44,200
Expected Points 101.44

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

Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Chris Sale BOS $12,000 27.24 2.27
Trevor Bauer LAA $11,100 22.61 2.04
Walker Buehler STL $10,800 21.78 2.02
Stephen Strasburg CHC $10,500 19.74 1.88

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Sean Gilmartin WSH $4,000 10.58 2.65
Chris Sale BOS $12,000 27.24 2.27
Aaron Nola HOU $8,000 17.31 2.16
Trevor Bauer LAA $11,100 22.61 2.04

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Gary Sánchez DET $5,200 8.71 1.68
Willson Contreras ATL $9,200 7.98 0.87
J.T. Realmuto ARZ $4,200 7.96 1.90
James McCann CHW $4,800 7.79 1.62

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Danny Jansen KC $2,100 5.79 2.76
Yan Gomes LAA $2,600 6.03 2.32
Martín Maldonado MIL $2,700 5.90 2.19
Manny Piña CLE $3,100 6.71 2.17

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Freddie Freeman NYM $4,900 9.25 1.89
Anthony Rizzo ATL $9,800 8.98 0.92
José Abreu MIN $4,700 8.81 1.88
Josh Bell LAD $5,200 8.64 1.66

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Chris Davis BAL $2,200 5.48 2.49
Yadiel Rivera ARZ $2,400 5.23 2.18
Tyler White PIT $3,100 6.32 2.04
Albert Pujols MIL $3,900 7.90 2.03

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Whit Merrifield NYY $5,100 9.40 1.84
Danny Santana NYM $5,000 8.98 1.80
Tommy La Stella ATL $4,300 8.79 2.04
Mike Moustakas NYY $5,000 8.73 1.75

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Starlin Castro ARZ $2,900 6.66 2.30
Jonathan Villar CLE $3,800 8.55 2.25
Yolmer Sánchez MIN $3,100 6.76 2.18
Jurickson Profar TOR $3,600 7.74 2.15

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Javier Báez ATL $8,400 9.49 1.13
Trea Turner CHC $5,100 9.33 1.83
Francisco Lindor LAA $4,600 9.17 1.99
Xander Bogaerts BOS $5,200 9.12 1.75

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Didi Gregorius DET $3,800 8.39 2.21
J.P. Crawford HOU $3,400 7.10 2.09
Marcus Semien SEA $4,400 8.99 2.04
Miguel Rojas ARZ $3,300 6.68 2.02

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kris Bryant ATL $9,000 9.80 1.09
Anthony Rendon CHC $5,300 9.45 1.78
Yoán Moncada MIN $5,000 9.11 1.82
Alex Bregman PIT $4,700 9.06 1.93

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Travis Shaw CLE $2,900 6.96 2.40
José Ramírez NYM $3,500 8.25 2.36
Rio Ruiz NYM $2,500 5.72 2.29
Matt Chapman SEA $4,200 8.99 2.14

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mike Trout MIL $5,800 12.51 2.16
Christian Yelich ARZ $5,900 11.75 1.99
Mookie Betts BOS $5,000 10.17 2.03
Max Kepler OAK $5,000 9.53 1.91

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Justin Upton MIL $4,100 9.44 2.30
Randal Grichuk WSH $3,200 7.35 2.30
Billy McKinney DET $2,800 6.37 2.27
Khris Davis SEA $4,100 9.14 2.23

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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