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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 Williams
P Two Brad Keller
C J.T. Realmuto
1B Jesús Aguilar
2B Robinson Canó
SS Javier Báez
3B José Ramírez
OF One A.J. Pollock
OF Two Starling Marte
OF Three Kole Calhoun
Salary $49,900
Expected Points 109.74

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

Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Walker Buehler STL $9,300 20.76 2.23
Trevor Williams LAD $8,400 20.30 2.42
Brad Keller NYY $8,500 19.75 2.32
Cole Hamels TOR $9,400 18.84 2.00

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Trevor Williams LAD $8,400 20.30 2.42
Brad Keller NYY $8,500 19.75 2.32
Walker Buehler STL $9,300 20.76 2.23
Zack Wheeler CIN $7,600 16.79 2.21

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Yasmani Grandal STL $4,600 8.07 1.75
J.T. Realmuto ARZ $4,100 7.58 1.85
Willson Contreras ATL $4,700 7.10 1.51
Jorge Alfaro HOU $3,500 6.83 1.95

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Luke Maile KC $3,100 6.20 2.00
Francisco Cervelli LAD $3,300 6.55 1.98
Jorge Alfaro HOU $3,500 6.83 1.95
Mike Zunino TEX $3,300 6.38 1.93

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Cody Bellinger STL $5,500 11.75 2.14
Rhys Hoskins HOU $5,200 9.28 1.78
Freddie Freeman NYM $4,800 8.96 1.87
Luke Voit WSH $4,700 8.82 1.88

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jesús Aguilar CLE $3,400 7.78 2.29
Yonder Alonso TEX $3,500 7.72 2.21
Ji-Man Choi DET $3,700 8.06 2.18
Joey Votto PHI $3,700 7.93 2.14

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Altuve PIT $4,900 8.85 1.81
Jonathan Villar CLE $4,400 8.63 1.96
Adam Frazier LAD $4,100 8.49 2.07
Mike Moustakas NYY $4,600 8.38 1.82

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Eric Sogard CLE $3,200 6.98 2.18
Josh Harrison LAD $3,200 6.92 2.16
Ben Zobrist ATL $3,600 7.73 2.15
Starlin Castro ARZ $3,300 6.87 2.08

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Javier Báez ATL $5,100 9.81 1.92
Jorge Polanco OAK $4,500 8.64 1.92
Marcus Semien SEA $4,200 8.18 1.95
Elvis Andrus TOR $5,000 8.16 1.63

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Andrelton Simmons MIL $3,600 7.54 2.10
Brandon Crawford SF $3,300 6.48 1.96
Marcus Semien SEA $4,200 8.18 1.95
Jorge Polanco OAK $4,500 8.64 1.92

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez NYM $4,700 10.44 2.22
Anthony Rendon CHC $5,200 9.76 1.88
Matt Carpenter WSH $4,400 9.13 2.08
Alex Bregman PIT $4,100 8.80 2.15

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez NYM $4,700 10.44 2.22
Alex Bregman PIT $4,100 8.80 2.15
Matt Carpenter WSH $4,400 9.13 2.08
Travis Shaw CLE $3,700 7.71 2.08

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mike Trout MIL $5,600 11.12 1.99
Christian Yelich ARZ $5,400 11.12 2.06
Joc Pederson STL $5,100 10.63 2.08
Aaron Judge DET $5,300 9.98 1.88

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kole Calhoun MIL $3,900 8.62 2.21
Starling Marte LAD $4,300 9.27 2.16
Matt Kemp STL $3,300 7.08 2.15
Yasiel Puig STL $3,700 7.85 2.12

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.