Sports from the Basement

MLB FanDuel 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 FanDuel Optimizer.

P Charlie Morton
C/1B Logan Morrison
2B Marco Hernández
SS Trea Turner
3B Rio Ruiz
OF One Greg Allen
OF Two David Peralta
OF Three Joc Pederson
Util José Ramírez
Salary $32,400
Expected Points 135.64

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

Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Charlie Morton PIT $11,300 42.81 3.79
Luis Castillo PHI $11,100 38.40 3.46
Justin Verlander PIT $12,200 35.18 2.88
Lucas Giolito MIN $10,600 34.65 3.27

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Adam Wainwright WSH $6,500 26.88 4.14
Joe Musgrove PIT $6,400 24.79 3.87
Daniel Norris CHW $5,900 22.48 3.81
Charlie Morton PIT $11,300 42.81 3.79

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Freddie Freeman NYM $4,100 13.95 3.40
Mitch Garver OAK $3,400 13.48 3.96
Carlos Santana HOU $4,100 12.83 3.13
Danny Santana NYM $3,700 12.43 3.36

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jesús Aguilar CLE $2,700 11.23 4.16
Omar Narváez MIN $2,600 10.68 4.11
Manny Piña CLE $2,200 9.01 4.09
Brian McCann PIT $2,500 10.18 4.07

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Altuve PIT $4,500 11.92 2.65
Gleyber Torres DET $4,200 11.92 2.84
Ozzie Albies NYM $3,700 11.89 3.21
Ryan McMahon TB $3,600 11.59 3.22

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Marco Hernández BOS $2,100 10.06 4.79
Brian Dozier OAK $2,200 9.77 4.44
Tony Kemp PIT $2,000 8.73 4.37
Austin Nola ARZ $2,500 10.21 4.08

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Trevor Story TB $4,400 15.13 3.44
Xander Bogaerts BOS $4,200 14.02 3.34
Trea Turner CHC $3,600 12.88 3.58
Jonathan Villar CLE $3,700 12.81 3.46

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Amed Rosario CIN $2,500 11.42 4.57
Ehire Adrianza OAK $2,100 9.17 4.37
Rubén Tejada BAL $2,000 8.29 4.14
Freddy Galvis SD $2,700 10.31 3.82

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nolan Arenado TB $4,500 14.40 3.20
Rafael Devers BOS $4,300 14.34 3.33
José Ramírez NYM $3,600 14.27 3.96
Anthony Rendon CHC $4,300 13.13 3.05

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rio Ruiz NYM $2,000 9.50 4.75
José Ramírez NYM $3,600 14.27 3.96
Renato Núñez SEA $3,000 11.78 3.93
Miguel Sanó OAK $3,300 12.79 3.88

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mike Trout MIL $4,700 15.13 3.22
Charlie Blackmon TB $4,600 14.73 3.20
Mookie Betts BOS $4,100 14.57 3.55
Christian Yelich ARZ $4,500 14.10 3.13

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Greg Allen LAA $2,000 11.83 5.91
Matt Joyce SEA $2,100 9.26 4.41
Juan Lagares CIN $2,100 9.18 4.37
Robbie Grossman OAK $2,200 9.58 4.35

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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