Sports from the Basement

MLB DraftKings Picks for Thursday, July 4, 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 Lance Lynn
P Two Hyun-Jin Ryu
C Yasmani Grandal
1B John Hicks
2B José Rondón
SS Trea Turner
3B José Ramírez
OF One Ryan Cordell
OF Two Jarrett Parker
OF Three Mike Trout
Salary $49,800
Expected Points 107.45

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

Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Hyun-Jin Ryu STL $11,100 23.79 2.14
José Berríos OAK $11,000 18.80 1.71
Matthew Boyd CHW $10,600 17.91 1.69
Luis Castillo PHI $10,000 17.85 1.78

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
J.A. Happ KC $7,000 15.07 2.15
Hyun-Jin Ryu STL $11,100 23.79 2.14
Michael Wacha WSH $6,100 12.31 2.02
Reynaldo López MIN $5,600 11.08 1.98

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Yasmani Grandal STL $4,600 9.01 1.96
Gary Sánchez DET $4,700 8.30 1.77
Christian Vázquez BOS $4,000 7.85 1.96
James McCann CHW $4,300 7.55 1.76

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Austin Hedges SD $2,200 5.43 2.47
Brian McCann PIT $3,400 7.39 2.17
Kevin Plawecki CIN $3,000 6.50 2.17
Cam Gallagher NYY $2,300 4.89 2.13

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Freddie Freeman NYM $5,000 10.53 2.11
Carlos Santana HOU $5,100 9.33 1.83
Eric Thames CLE $4,800 9.03 1.88
Josh Bell LAD $5,600 8.78 1.57

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
John Hicks CHW $2,300 5.98 2.60
Yadiel Rivera ARZ $2,300 5.11 2.22
Miguel Cabrera CHW $3,700 7.79 2.11
Freddie Freeman NYM $5,000 10.53 2.11

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Whit Merrifield NYY $4,900 9.53 1.94
DJ LeMahieu TB $5,400 9.31 1.72
Danny Santana NYM $4,900 9.30 1.90
Mike Moustakas NYY $4,600 8.55 1.86

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Rondón SD $2,100 6.63 3.16
Yolmer Sánchez MIN $2,800 6.69 2.39
Starlin Castro ARZ $2,900 6.87 2.37
Jason Kipnis LAA $3,800 8.44 2.22

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Trea Turner CHC $5,300 10.23 1.93
Francisco Lindor LAA $5,000 9.79 1.96
Xander Bogaerts BOS $4,700 9.18 1.95
Javier Báez ATL $5,000 9.12 1.82

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Andrelton Simmons MIL $3,500 7.49 2.14
Miguel Rojas ARZ $3,600 7.66 2.13
Marcus Semien SEA $3,800 8.05 2.12
Jordy Mercer LAD $3,000 6.17 2.06

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Anthony Rendon CHC $5,400 9.79 1.81
Rafael Devers BOS $5,300 9.61 1.81
Yoán Moncada MIN $4,700 8.80 1.87
Matt Chapman SEA $4,500 8.72 1.94

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Josh Donaldson KC $4,000 8.43 2.11
José Ramírez NYM $4,200 8.69 2.07
Asdrúbal Cabrera CIN $3,600 7.40 2.06
Ehire Adrianza OAK $3,600 7.13 1.98

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mike Trout MIL $5,300 11.78 2.22
Christian Yelich ARZ $5,800 11.53 1.99
Cody Bellinger STL $5,600 11.09 1.98
Mookie Betts BOS $4,500 10.29 2.29

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ryan Cordell MIN $2,400 6.08 2.53
Jarrett Parker SF $3,000 7.43 2.48
Kole Calhoun MIL $3,900 9.42 2.41
Khris Davis SEA $3,600 8.54 2.37

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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