Sports from the Basement

MLB FanDuel 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 FanDuel Optimizer.

P Stephen Strasburg
C/1B Rowdy Tellez
2B Thairo Estrada
SS Trevor Story
3B José Ramírez
OF One Keon Broxton
OF Two Brian Goodwin
OF Three Joc Pederson
Util Ketel Marte
Salary $34,600
Expected Points 136.3

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

Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Clayton Kershaw STL $12,000 40.02 3.34
Stephen Strasburg CHC $10,500 39.32 3.74
Trevor Bauer LAA $11,000 36.94 3.36
Aaron Nola HOU $10,100 33.80 3.35

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
J.A. Happ KC $6,100 26.46 4.34
Stephen Strasburg CHC $10,500 39.32 3.74
Tyler Beede SF $6,300 23.07 3.66
Wade Miley BAL $9,000 32.81 3.65

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Carlos Santana HOU $3,900 13.20 3.38
Mitch Garver OAK $3,400 12.88 3.79
Freddie Freeman NYM $4,300 12.64 2.94
Gary Sánchez DET $4,000 12.57 3.14

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rowdy Tellez KC $2,000 10.02 5.01
Elias Díaz LAD $2,000 8.59 4.29
John Hicks CHW $2,100 8.69 4.14
Omar Narváez MIN $2,600 10.58 4.07

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Altuve PIT $4,600 14.13 3.07
Gleyber Torres DET $4,100 13.13 3.20
Ozzie Albies NYM $3,700 12.70 3.43
Niko Goodrum CHW $3,200 10.85 3.39

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Thairo Estrada DET $2,000 10.20 5.10
Tony Kemp PIT $2,100 9.69 4.61
Marco Hernández BOS $2,100 9.17 4.37
Starlin Castro ARZ $2,300 9.02 3.92

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Trevor Story TB $4,500 15.77 3.50
Carlos Correa PIT $4,400 12.99 2.95
Francisco Lindor LAA $4,200 12.94 3.08
Trea Turner CHC $3,500 11.71 3.34

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Amed Rosario CIN $2,500 10.67 4.27
Johan Camargo NYM $2,400 9.84 4.10
Mike Freeman ATL $2,200 8.46 3.84
Didi Gregorius DET $3,100 11.52 3.71

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nolan Arenado TB $4,400 14.73 3.35
Eduardo Escobar OAK $4,400 14.19 3.23
Alex Bregman PIT $4,400 14.05 3.19
José Ramírez NYM $3,600 13.24 3.68

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Renato Núñez SEA $2,800 11.18 3.99
Dawel Lugo CHW $2,300 8.83 3.84
Matt Carpenter WSH $3,000 11.36 3.79
José Ramírez NYM $3,600 13.24 3.68

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Christian Yelich ARZ $4,700 15.58 3.31
Charlie Blackmon TB $4,600 14.78 3.21
Mike Trout MIL $4,800 14.66 3.05
George Springer PIT $4,500 14.19 3.15

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Keon Broxton CLE $2,100 9.57 4.56
Brian Goodwin CHC $2,400 10.47 4.36
Greg Allen LAA $2,100 9.04 4.30
Robbie Grossman OAK $2,200 9.28 4.22

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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