Sports from the Basement

MLB FanDuel Picks for Wednesday, June 26, 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 Sale
C/1B Jake Lamb
2B Jason Kipnis
SS Chris Taylor
3B Rafael Devers
OF One Tim Locastro
OF Two Dominic Smith
OF Three Hunter Renfroe
Util Xander Bogaerts
Salary $34,100
Expected Points 136.61

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

Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Chris Sale BOS $11,500 45.76 3.98
Trevor Bauer LAA $11,200 41.35 3.69
James Paxton TEX $9,300 36.98 3.98
Charlie Morton PIT $10,000 36.28 3.63

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jason Vargas NYY $5,900 23.81 4.03
Jaime Barria MIL $6,000 24.20 4.03
Chris Sale BOS $11,500 45.76 3.98
James Paxton TEX $9,300 36.98 3.98

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Yasmani Grandal STL $3,400 13.07 3.85
Gary Sánchez DET $4,300 13.02 3.03
Carlos Santana HOU $4,000 12.74 3.19
Joc Pederson STL $3,100 12.70 4.10

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Manny Piña CLE $2,100 9.07 4.32
Russell Martin KC $2,100 8.85 4.21
Joc Pederson STL $3,100 12.70 4.10
Yasmani Grandal STL $3,400 13.07 3.85

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mike Moustakas NYY $3,700 12.21 3.30
José Altuve PIT $3,800 11.27 2.97
Jason Kipnis LAA $3,100 11.18 3.60
Gleyber Torres DET $3,700 10.68 2.89

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Starlin Castro ARZ $2,300 8.84 3.84
Hanser Alberto TOR $2,500 9.21 3.68
José Peraza PHI $2,200 8.05 3.66
Robinson Canó TEX $2,700 9.80 3.63

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Xander Bogaerts BOS $4,000 13.27 3.32
Francisco Lindor LAA $3,900 13.04 3.34
Alex Bregman PIT $4,000 12.42 3.10
Javier Báez ATL $3,700 12.36 3.34

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Chris Taylor STL $2,500 11.29 4.52
Miguel Rojas ARZ $2,300 9.05 3.93
J.P. Crawford HOU $2,900 11.29 3.89
Didi Gregorius DET $2,700 10.30 3.81

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rafael Devers BOS $3,700 13.62 3.68
Manny Machado BAL $3,900 13.41 3.44
DJ LeMahieu TB $4,000 12.54 3.14
Anthony Rendon CHC $4,400 12.30 2.80

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Hernán Pérez CLE $2,300 9.41 4.09
José Osuna LAD $2,500 10.19 4.08
Pablo Sandoval SF $2,400 9.30 3.87
Renato Núñez SEA $2,600 9.65 3.71

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Christian Yelich ARZ $4,700 15.48 3.29
Cody Bellinger STL $4,500 15.35 3.41
Mike Trout MIL $4,600 14.55 3.16
Mookie Betts BOS $4,200 13.93 3.32

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tim Locastro STL $2,100 10.05 4.78
Dominic Smith CIN $2,200 9.74 4.43
Melky Cabrera NYY $2,400 10.12 4.22
Ben Gamel TEX $2,400 10.10 4.21

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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