Sports from the Basement

MLB FanDuel Picks for Wednesday, April 17, 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 Brad Keller
C/1B Matt Adams
2B Kiké Hernández
SS Javier Báez
3B José Ramírez
OF One Mark Canha
OF Two Mike Tauchman
OF Three Randal Grichuk
Util Rhys Hoskins
Salary $33,300
Expected Points 127.44

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

Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brad Keller NYY $8,500 38.18 4.49
Walker Buehler STL $9,300 37.43 4.02
Cole Hamels TOR $9,000 35.95 3.99
Carlos Carrasco LAA $9,600 34.76 3.62

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brad Keller NYY $8,500 38.18 4.49
Trevor Williams LAD $7,900 33.85 4.28
Lucas Giolito MIN $6,900 28.56 4.14
Walker Buehler STL $9,300 37.43 4.02

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rhys Hoskins HOU $4,200 12.35 2.94
Luke Voit WSH $4,200 11.77 2.80
Freddie Freeman NYM $4,100 11.73 2.86
Anthony Rizzo ATL $3,900 11.58 2.97

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Matt Adams NYM $2,200 10.11 4.60
Steve Pearce KC $2,400 10.62 4.43
Justin Bour ARZ $2,700 11.31 4.19
Rowdy Tellez KC $2,600 10.66 4.10

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Altuve PIT $4,800 11.42 2.38
Jonathan Villar CLE $3,900 11.11 2.85
Kiké Hernández STL $3,600 11.05 3.07
Mike Moustakas NYY $4,200 11.05 2.63

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Dustin Pedroia BOS $2,100 9.14 4.35
Eric Sogard CLE $2,200 9.07 4.12
Josh Harrison LAD $2,400 9.16 3.82
Adam Frazier LAD $3,000 11.04 3.68

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Javier Báez ATL $4,200 12.81 3.05
Jorge Polanco OAK $4,200 11.26 2.68
Marcus Semien SEA $3,900 10.71 2.75
Paul DeJong WSH $4,100 10.63 2.59

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Wilmer Difo CHC $2,200 8.42 3.83
Brandon Crawford SF $2,300 8.47 3.68
Andrelton Simmons MIL $2,800 9.65 3.45
Erik González LAA $2,300 7.68 3.34

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez NYM $3,600 13.05 3.63
Anthony Rendon CHC $4,700 12.89 2.74
Matt Carpenter WSH $3,400 12.19 3.58
Alex Bregman PIT $3,800 11.65 3.06

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Marwin González PIT $2,200 9.48 4.31
Zack Cozart MIL $2,100 8.09 3.85
Travis Shaw CLE $2,800 10.26 3.66
José Ramírez NYM $3,600 13.05 3.63

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Cody Bellinger STL $5,100 15.45 3.03
Mike Trout MIL $5,000 14.86 2.97
Christian Yelich ARZ $5,200 14.64 2.81
Joc Pederson STL $4,500 14.12 3.14

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mark Canha SEA $2,200 9.96 4.53
Mike Tauchman TB $2,000 8.73 4.37
José Martínez WSH $2,300 9.40 4.08
Josh Reddick PIT $2,200 8.90 4.04

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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