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MLB DraftKings Picks for Thursday, June 13, 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 Jacob deGrom
P Two David Price
C Martín Maldonado
1B C.J. Cron
2B Kiké Hernández
SS Javier Báez
3B Marwin González
OF One José Martínez
OF Two Nelson Cruz
OF Three Tommy Pham
Salary $50,000
Expected Points 108.91

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

Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jacob deGrom CIN $10,400 21.07 2.03
David Price BOS $9,700 20.25 2.09
Clayton Kershaw STL $10,100 19.43 1.92
J.A. Happ KC $8,700 18.76 2.16

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jack Flaherty WSH $7,300 17.07 2.34
Joe Musgrove PIT $6,000 13.35 2.23
J.A. Happ KC $8,700 18.76 2.16
David Price BOS $9,700 20.25 2.09

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Gary Sánchez DET $5,500 9.28 1.69
Travis d’Arnaud CIN $3,300 7.44 2.25
Chance Sisco BAL $3,500 7.26 2.08
Brian McCann PIT $3,600 7.08 1.97

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Martín Maldonado MIL $2,000 5.62 2.81
Danny Jansen KC $2,300 5.23 2.28
Travis d’Arnaud CIN $3,300 7.44 2.25
Mike Zunino TEX $2,700 5.94 2.20

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Freddie Freeman NYM $5,400 10.73 1.99
C.J. Cron MIL $4,600 9.83 2.14
Josh Bell LAD $4,800 9.82 2.04
Luke Voit WSH $5,100 9.52 1.87

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rowdy Tellez KC $3,400 7.84 2.30
Chris Davis BAL $2,700 5.83 2.16
C.J. Cron MIL $4,600 9.83 2.14
Gerardo Parra TB $3,100 6.62 2.13

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Whit Merrifield NYY $4,000 8.86 2.22
Jonathan Villar CLE $4,300 8.57 1.99
Kiké Hernández STL $3,400 8.57 2.52
DJ LeMahieu TB $4,800 8.50 1.77

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kiké Hernández STL $3,400 8.57 2.52
José Rondón SD $2,600 6.46 2.48
Yolmer Sánchez MIN $2,600 5.85 2.25
Chris Taylor STL $3,200 7.10 2.22

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Trevor Story TB $5,700 10.45 1.83
Trea Turner CHC $4,900 9.45 1.93
Jorge Polanco OAK $5,100 9.34 1.83
Javier Báez ATL $4,500 9.06 2.01

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Javier Báez ATL $4,500 9.06 2.01
Didi Gregorius DET $4,300 8.52 1.98
Paul DeJong WSH $3,800 7.39 1.94
Dansby Swanson NYM $4,600 8.88 1.93

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nolan Arenado TB $5,600 10.84 1.94
Anthony Rendon CHC $5,400 9.50 1.76
Manny Machado BAL $4,400 9.24 2.10
Rafael Devers BOS $4,900 8.53 1.74

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Marwin González PIT $3,500 8.49 2.42
Kelvin Gutierrez CHC $2,900 6.63 2.29
Rio Ruiz NYM $2,900 6.38 2.20
Kyle Seager TEX $3,700 7.92 2.14

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mike Trout MIL $5,500 11.05 2.01
Charlie Blackmon TB $5,800 10.82 1.87
Nelson Cruz TEX $4,800 10.05 2.09
Mookie Betts BOS $4,900 9.99 2.04

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Martínez WSH $3,000 7.23 2.41
Billy Hamilton PHI $2,700 6.15 2.28
Adam Eaton CHC $3,700 7.97 2.15
Gregory Polanco LAD $3,700 7.93 2.14

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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