Sports from the Basement

MLB FanDuel Picks for Monday, April 15, 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 Trevor Bauer
C/1B Lucas Duda
2B Danny Santana
SS Xander Bogaerts
3B Nolan Arenado
OF One Jake Cave
OF Two Tyler O’Neill
OF Three Kole Calhoun
Util José Ramírez
Salary $32,500
Expected Points 124.89

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

Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Trevor Bauer LAA $11,200 38.35 3.42
Aaron Nola HOU $9,300 36.33 3.91
Clayton Kershaw STL $10,800 33.46 3.10
Noah Syndergaard CIN $9,900 32.78 3.31

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Heath Fillmyer SEA $5,800 25.00 4.31
Yu Darvish STL $7,100 28.40 4.00
Antonio Senzatela TB $5,700 22.76 3.99
Freddy Peralta CLE $7,800 30.80 3.95

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mitch Moreland BOS $4,000 11.85 2.96
Trey Mancini BAL $4,100 11.80 2.88
José Abreu MIN $3,100 11.55 3.73
Eric Thames CLE $2,400 10.94 4.56

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Eric Thames CLE $2,400 10.94 4.56
C.J. Cron MIL $2,200 9.97 4.53
Curt Casali MIL $2,000 9.03 4.52
Danny Jansen KC $2,000 8.21 4.11

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jonathan Villar CLE $3,700 11.28 3.05
Mike Moustakas NYY $3,900 10.86 2.78
Dustin Pedroia BOS $2,500 10.14 4.06
Kolten Wong WSH $4,000 9.80 2.45

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Danny Santana NYM $2,000 9.33 4.66
José Peraza PHI $2,100 8.85 4.21
Dustin Pedroia BOS $2,500 10.14 4.06
Yolmer Sánchez MIN $2,000 7.65 3.82

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Xander Bogaerts BOS $3,900 11.69 3.00
Javier Báez ATL $4,200 11.66 2.78
Trevor Story TB $3,500 11.50 3.28
Paul DeJong WSH $4,000 10.93 2.73

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Iglesias CHW $2,000 7.87 3.93
Andrelton Simmons MIL $3,000 10.24 3.41
Trevor Story TB $3,500 11.50 3.28
Eric Stamets LAA $2,000 6.34 3.17

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nolan Arenado TB $3,700 12.28 3.32
José Ramírez NYM $3,100 12.25 3.95
Matt Carpenter WSH $3,400 12.08 3.55
Travis Shaw CLE $3,000 11.44 3.81

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Zack Cozart MIL $2,000 8.61 4.31
José Ramírez NYM $3,100 12.25 3.95
Travis Shaw CLE $3,000 11.44 3.81
Asdrúbal Cabrera CIN $2,800 10.08 3.60

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mike Trout MIL $5,000 14.72 2.94
Mookie Betts BOS $4,600 13.97 3.04
Christian Yelich ARZ $4,800 13.91 2.90
Cody Bellinger STL $5,100 12.55 2.46

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jake Cave DET $2,000 9.74 4.87
Tyler O’Neill WSH $2,100 9.67 4.61
Kole Calhoun MIL $2,500 11.49 4.59
Matt Kemp STL $2,000 9.13 4.57

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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