Sports from the Basement

MLB FanDuel 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 FanDuel Optimizer.

P Dinelson Lamet
C/1B Josh Bell
2B Adam Frazier
SS Ehire Adrianza
3B David Freese
OF One Greg Allen
OF Two Mallex Smith
OF Three Kevin Kiermaier
Util DJ LeMahieu
Salary $30,000
Expected Points 120.96

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

Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Stephen Strasburg CHC $10,400 41.80 4.02
Gerrit Cole LAD $11,400 38.95 3.42
Mike Clevinger LAA $9,300 37.49 4.03
Mike Fiers CHW $8,400 31.18 3.71

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Dinelson Lamet SD $5,600 30.48 5.44
Spencer Turnbull CHW $7,100 30.16 4.25
Mike Clevinger LAA $9,300 37.49 4.03
Stephen Strasburg CHC $10,400 41.80 4.02

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Josh Bell LAD $4,500 13.88 3.08
DJ LeMahieu TB $4,200 13.80 3.28
Anthony Rizzo ATL $4,200 12.49 2.97
Freddie Freeman NYM $4,300 12.20 2.84

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Justin Bour ARZ $2,400 9.75 4.06
Omar Narváez MIN $2,600 10.29 3.96
Ryan Zimmerman CHC $2,700 10.45 3.87
Victor Caratini ATL $2,700 10.27 3.80

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Adam Frazier LAD $3,300 11.93 3.61
José Altuve PIT $3,600 11.73 3.26
Scooter Gennett PHI $3,200 11.08 3.46
Gleyber Torres DET $3,400 11.03 3.24

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brian Dozier OAK $2,600 10.22 3.93
Ian Kinsler MIL $2,100 7.98 3.80
Rougned Odor TOR $2,700 10.16 3.76
Adam Frazier LAD $3,300 11.93 3.61

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Trevor Story TB $4,500 13.99 3.11
Trea Turner CHC $4,000 13.26 3.32
Javier Báez ATL $4,100 12.39 3.02
Francisco Lindor LAA $4,300 12.33 2.87

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ehire Adrianza OAK $2,200 8.92 4.06
Brandon Crawford SF $2,500 8.78 3.51
J.P. Crawford HOU $3,000 10.45 3.48
Jonathan Villar CLE $3,200 11.04 3.45

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Anthony Rendon CHC $4,300 13.20 3.07
Nolan Arenado TB $4,400 12.50 2.84
Rafael Devers BOS $4,300 12.31 2.86
Yuli Gurriel PIT $3,700 12.02 3.25

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
David Freese LAD $2,600 11.09 4.27
J.D. Davis PIT $2,200 9.39 4.27
Justin Turner STL $2,800 11.34 4.05
Colin Moran PIT $2,800 10.78 3.85

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Christian Yelich ARZ $4,800 15.50 3.23
Mike Trout MIL $4,700 15.27 3.25
Charlie Blackmon TB $4,600 13.78 3.00
Yasiel Puig STL $3,700 13.64 3.69

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Greg Allen LAA $2,000 8.84 4.42
Ryan Cordell MIN $2,000 7.83 3.92
Harrison Bader WSH $2,200 8.37 3.80
José Martínez WSH $2,800 10.57 3.78

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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