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MLB DraftKings Picks for Wednesday, August 14, 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 Trevor Bauer
P Two Stephen Strasburg
C Welington Castillo
1B Rhys Hoskins
2B Ketel Marte
SS Trevor Story
3B Nolan Arenado
OF One Juan Lagares
OF Two Lewis Brinson
OF Three Jon Jay
Salary $50,000
Expected Points 109.63

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

Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Stephen Strasburg CHC $10,600 21.99 2.07
Clayton Kershaw STL $11,800 21.83 1.85
Trevor Bauer LAA $10,200 19.75 1.94
Wade Miley BAL $9,400 17.84 1.90

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Steven Matz CIN $7,100 15.41 2.17
Stephen Strasburg CHC $10,600 21.99 2.07
Trevor Bauer LAA $10,200 19.75 1.94
Wade Miley BAL $9,400 17.84 1.90

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mitch Garver OAK $5,100 9.69 1.90
Gary Sánchez DET $4,000 9.36 2.34
Carson Kelly WSH $5,200 9.04 1.74
J.T. Realmuto ARZ $4,200 8.98 2.14

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Welington Castillo MIN $2,500 6.15 2.46
Gary Sánchez DET $4,000 9.36 2.34
Elias Díaz LAD $2,900 6.63 2.29
Yasmani Grandal STL $3,800 8.41 2.21

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Joc Pederson STL $4,500 9.85 2.19
Carlos Santana HOU $5,000 9.85 1.97
Freddie Freeman NYM $5,600 9.53 1.70
Yuli Gurriel PIT $5,000 9.33 1.87

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Yonder Alonso TEX $3,500 7.83 2.24
Renato Núñez SEA $3,800 8.45 2.22
C.J. Cron MIL $3,800 8.39 2.21
Joc Pederson STL $4,500 9.85 2.19

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Eduardo Escobar OAK $5,500 10.76 1.96
José Altuve PIT $5,200 10.76 2.07
Gleyber Torres DET $4,800 9.93 2.07
Ozzie Albies NYM $5,200 9.78 1.88

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Scooter Gennett PHI $3,000 7.26 2.42
Tony Kemp PIT $3,200 7.44 2.32
Rougned Odor TOR $3,600 7.94 2.20
Marco Hernández BOS $3,300 7.18 2.17

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Trevor Story TB $5,500 12.04 2.19
Francisco Lindor LAA $5,000 9.88 1.98
Carlos Correa PIT $5,200 9.83 1.89
Trea Turner CHC $4,500 9.14 2.03

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
J.P. Crawford HOU $3,800 8.68 2.29
Trevor Story TB $5,500 12.04 2.19
Jean Segura TEX $3,900 8.55 2.19
Jordy Mercer LAD $3,100 6.66 2.15

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nolan Arenado TB $4,700 11.04 2.35
Alex Bregman PIT $5,400 10.50 1.94
José Ramírez NYM $4,900 9.98 2.04
Rafael Devers BOS $4,900 9.89 2.02

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Dawel Lugo CHW $2,800 6.81 2.43
Nolan Arenado TB $4,700 11.04 2.35
Marwin González PIT $3,400 7.60 2.24
Matt Carpenter WSH $3,800 8.49 2.23

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Christian Yelich ARZ $5,600 11.78 2.10
Charlie Blackmon TB $5,200 11.38 2.19
Mike Trout MIL $5,400 10.98 2.03
George Springer PIT $5,100 10.68 2.09

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Juan Lagares CIN $2,300 6.40 2.78
Lewis Brinson CLE $2,100 5.52 2.63
Jon Jay ATL $2,500 6.33 2.53
Ian Desmond TB $3,700 8.93 2.41

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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