Sports from the Basement

MLB FanDuel Picks for Wednesday, July 3, 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 Stephen Strasburg
C/1B Stephen Vogt
2B Scooter Gennett
SS Yairo Muñoz
3B Nolan Arenado
OF One Tyler O’Neill
OF Two Ian Desmond
OF Three Yasiel Puig
Util Trevor Story
Salary $34,800
Expected Points 140.79

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

Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Stephen Strasburg CHC $10,400 44.83 4.31
Chris Sale BOS $11,200 40.78 3.64
Mike Clevinger LAA $9,000 38.41 4.27
Walker Buehler STL $10,100 38.41 3.80

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Stephen Strasburg CHC $10,400 44.83 4.31
Mike Clevinger LAA $9,000 38.41 4.27
Sonny Gray DET $7,600 31.53 4.15
Jaime Barria MIL $6,100 24.39 4.00

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Freddie Freeman NYM $4,400 13.42 3.05
Josh Bell LAD $4,700 12.38 2.63
Anthony Rizzo ATL $4,100 12.14 2.96
Gary Sánchez DET $4,200 12.03 2.87

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Stephen Vogt CLE $2,200 9.89 4.49
Manny Piña CLE $2,000 8.26 4.13
Travis d’Arnaud CIN $2,600 10.40 4.00
Curt Casali MIL $2,100 8.26 3.93

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Altuve PIT $4,100 12.53 3.06
Gleyber Torres DET $3,700 11.10 3.00
Scooter Gennett PHI $2,900 11.06 3.81
Adam Frazier LAD $3,000 10.90 3.63

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Scooter Gennett PHI $2,900 11.06 3.81
Greg Garcia WSH $2,400 9.04 3.77
Rougned Odor TOR $2,800 10.33 3.69
Derek Dietrich ARZ $2,800 10.28 3.67

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Trevor Story TB $4,000 14.93 3.73
Alex Bregman PIT $4,600 13.43 2.92
Trea Turner CHC $4,100 13.24 3.23
Xander Bogaerts BOS $4,200 12.19 2.90

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Yairo Muñoz WSH $2,300 10.96 4.77
Franklin Barreto SEA $2,000 8.40 4.20
Ehire Adrianza OAK $2,200 8.39 3.82
Trevor Story TB $4,000 14.93 3.73

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nolan Arenado TB $4,600 15.18 3.30
Anthony Rendon CHC $4,400 13.90 3.16
DJ LeMahieu TB $4,500 13.25 2.94
Manny Machado BAL $4,000 12.85 3.21

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rio Ruiz NYM $2,100 8.21 3.91
Josh Donaldson KC $3,000 11.27 3.76
Asdrúbal Cabrera CIN $2,700 9.92 3.67
José Ramírez NYM $3,200 11.39 3.56

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mike Trout MIL $4,600 14.94 3.25
Charlie Blackmon TB $4,500 14.46 3.21
George Springer PIT $4,800 14.13 2.94
Joey Gallo TOR $4,300 13.58 3.16

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tyler O’Neill WSH $2,000 9.41 4.70
Keon Broxton CLE $2,100 8.97 4.27
Alex Dickerson SD $2,700 11.42 4.23
José Martínez WSH $2,400 10.06 4.19

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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