Sports from the Basement

MLB DraftKings Picks for Friday, July 12, 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 Robbie Ray
P Two Stephen Strasburg
C Buster Posey
1B Joey Votto
2B Starlin Castro
SS Francisco Lindor
3B José Ramírez
OF One Harrison Bader
OF Two José Martínez
OF Three Christian Yelich
Salary $50,000
Expected Points 110.27

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

Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Stephen Strasburg CHC $11,200 23.35 2.08
Gerrit Cole LAD $11,500 21.69 1.89
Mike Clevinger LAA $9,600 20.71 2.16
Caleb Smith ARZ $8,600 16.56 1.93

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jesse Chávez MIL $4,000 8.94 2.24
Mike Clevinger LAA $9,600 20.71 2.16
Stephen Strasburg CHC $11,200 23.35 2.08
Danny Duffy NYY $6,800 13.56 1.99

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Gary Sánchez DET $4,800 8.99 1.87
Yasmani Grandal STL $4,900 8.84 1.80
Victor Caratini ATL $6,800 7.90 1.16
Omar Narváez MIN $4,200 7.89 1.88

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Buster Posey SF $3,600 7.78 2.16
Austin Barnes STL $3,000 6.12 2.04
Tony Wolters TB $3,200 6.47 2.02
Dustin Garneau SEA $2,800 5.48 1.96

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Josh Bell LAD $11,000 10.36 0.94
Anthony Rizzo ATL $9,200 9.39 1.02
Freddie Freeman NYM $5,000 9.18 1.84
Yuli Gurriel PIT $5,400 9.16 1.70

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
John Hicks CHW $2,600 5.92 2.28
Joey Votto PHI $4,100 8.82 2.15
Miguel Cabrera CHW $3,600 7.31 2.03
Justin Bour ARZ $3,600 7.32 2.03

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
DJ LeMahieu TB $5,300 10.64 2.01
Adam Frazier LAD $7,400 9.22 1.25
José Altuve PIT $4,400 9.07 2.06
Whit Merrifield NYY $4,600 8.72 1.89

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Starlin Castro ARZ $3,000 7.07 2.36
Yolmer Sánchez MIN $2,600 5.92 2.28
Robinson Canó TEX $2,800 6.30 2.25
Scooter Gennett PHI $3,800 8.46 2.23

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Trevor Story TB $5,300 10.72 2.02
Trea Turner CHC $10,400 10.34 0.99
Javier Báez ATL $10,000 9.51 0.95
Francisco Lindor LAA $4,900 9.48 1.93

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
J.P. Crawford HOU $3,700 7.94 2.15
José Iglesias CHW $3,400 7.17 2.11
Paul DeJong WSH $3,700 7.75 2.10
Jordy Mercer LAD $2,600 5.41 2.08

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Anthony Rendon CHC $10,600 9.96 0.94
Nolan Arenado TB $4,900 9.44 1.93
Rafael Devers BOS $5,200 9.33 1.79
Eugenio Suárez PHI $4,700 9.05 1.93

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez NYM $4,000 8.98 2.24
Manny Machado BAL $4,100 8.73 2.13
Asdrúbal Cabrera CIN $3,300 6.75 2.05
Kyle Seager TEX $3,300 6.65 2.01

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Christian Yelich ARZ $5,200 11.78 2.27
Mike Trout MIL $5,300 11.42 2.16
Charlie Blackmon TB $5,400 10.53 1.95
Yasiel Puig STL $4,900 10.48 2.14

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Harrison Bader WSH $2,600 6.40 2.46
José Martínez WSH $3,500 8.11 2.32
Christian Yelich ARZ $5,200 11.78 2.27
Jesse Winker PHI $4,000 8.98 2.24

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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