Sports from the Basement

MLB DraftKings Picks for Friday, August 16, 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 Luis Castillo
P Two Charlie Morton
C Jeff Mathis
1B Joc Pederson
2B Whit Merrifield
SS Trevor Story
3B Dawel Lugo
OF One Lewis Brinson
OF Two Juan Lagares
OF Three Greg Allen
Salary $48,900
Expected Points 109.47

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

Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Charlie Morton PIT $11,600 23.86 2.06
Luis Castillo PHI $10,800 20.92 1.94
Justin Verlander PIT $12,400 19.29 1.56
Lucas Giolito MIN $11,000 18.84 1.71

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Charlie Morton PIT $11,600 23.86 2.06
Kenta Maeda STL $7,100 13.95 1.96
Luis Castillo PHI $10,800 20.92 1.94
Joe Musgrove PIT $6,200 11.98 1.93

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mitch Garver OAK $5,300 10.10 1.91
Gary Sánchez DET $4,500 8.81 1.96
J.T. Realmuto ARZ $4,400 8.46 1.92
Yasmani Grandal STL $3,700 8.33 2.25

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Manny Piña CLE $2,600 6.93 2.67
Meibrys Viloria NYY $2,600 6.63 2.55
Welington Castillo MIN $2,900 6.88 2.37
Jacob Stallings LAD $2,900 6.57 2.27

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Freddie Freeman NYM $5,200 10.47 2.01
Carlos Santana HOU $4,900 9.57 1.95
Danny Santana NYM $4,900 9.56 1.95
Trey Mancini BAL $4,900 9.43 1.92

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Neil Walker CLE $3,200 8.05 2.51
Jesús Aguilar CLE $3,600 8.52 2.37
C.J. Cron MIL $3,700 8.73 2.36
Chris Davis BAL $3,000 7.08 2.36

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jonathan Villar CLE $5,100 9.88 1.94
DJ LeMahieu TB $5,000 9.25 1.85
Whit Merrifield NYY $4,400 9.18 2.09
Ozzie Albies NYM $4,900 9.17 1.87

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Yolmer Sánchez MIN $2,700 6.67 2.47
Scooter Gennett PHI $3,200 7.85 2.45
Adam Frazier LAD $3,400 7.93 2.33
Rubén Tejada BAL $2,800 6.34 2.27

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Trevor Story TB $5,700 11.64 2.04
Xander Bogaerts BOS $5,300 10.57 1.99
Trea Turner CHC $5,200 10.02 1.93
Francisco Lindor LAA $5,000 9.81 1.96

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Orlando Arcia CLE $2,600 6.60 2.54
J.P. Crawford HOU $3,500 8.27 2.36
Amed Rosario CIN $4,000 8.96 2.24
Marcus Semien SEA $3,800 8.06 2.12

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nolan Arenado TB $5,400 10.90 2.02
Rafael Devers BOS $5,600 10.81 1.93
José Ramírez NYM $4,700 10.70 2.28
Anthony Rendon CHC $5,200 9.92 1.91

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Dawel Lugo CHW $2,200 5.98 2.72
Marwin González PIT $3,500 8.35 2.39
José Ramírez NYM $4,700 10.70 2.28
Matt Chapman SEA $3,700 8.32 2.25

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Charlie Blackmon TB $5,500 11.32 2.06
Mike Trout MIL $5,300 11.32 2.14
Mookie Betts BOS $5,200 11.01 2.12
Christian Yelich ARZ $5,600 10.76 1.92

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Lewis Brinson CLE $2,200 6.82 3.10
Juan Lagares CIN $2,500 7.12 2.85
Bubba Starling NYY $2,600 6.90 2.66
Greg Allen LAA $3,500 9.25 2.64

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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