Sports from the Basement

MLB DraftKings Picks for Thursday, August 15, 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 Caleb Smith
P Two Walker Buehler
C Max Stassi
1B Anthony Rizzo
2B Yolmer Sánchez
SS Didi Gregorius
3B Kris Bryant
OF One Juan Lagares
OF Two Ryan Cordell
OF Three Bryce Harper
Salary $47,000
Expected Points 110.55

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

Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Walker Buehler STL $10,700 27.23 2.54
Caleb Smith ARZ $8,700 18.57 2.13
Sonny Gray DET $9,100 18.50 2.03
Yu Darvish STL $9,700 16.80 1.73

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Walker Buehler STL $10,700 27.23 2.54
Caleb Smith ARZ $8,700 18.57 2.13
Sonny Gray DET $9,100 18.50 2.03
Tommy Milone CHC $7,800 14.78 1.89

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Gary Sánchez DET $4,500 9.25 2.06
J.T. Realmuto ARZ $4,200 8.86 2.11
Omar Narváez MIN $4,500 7.89 1.75
Carson Kelly WSH $4,300 7.71 1.79

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Max Stassi PIT $2,000 5.59 2.79
Welington Castillo MIN $2,600 7.17 2.76
Robinson Chirinos TOR $3,200 7.24 2.26
Jose Trevino TOR $2,700 5.96 2.21

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Freddie Freeman NYM $5,300 10.14 1.91
Anthony Rizzo ATL $4,700 9.77 2.08
Danny Santana NYM $4,900 9.24 1.89
C.J. Cron MIL $4,100 9.03 2.20

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rhys Hoskins HOU $3,800 8.89 2.34
José Abreu MIN $3,900 8.75 2.24
C.J. Cron MIL $4,100 9.03 2.20
Matt Olson SEA $4,000 8.39 2.10

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
DJ LeMahieu TB $5,100 10.09 1.98
Gleyber Torres DET $5,200 9.92 1.91
José Altuve PIT $4,700 9.64 2.05
Eduardo Escobar OAK $4,800 9.18 1.91

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Yolmer Sánchez MIN $2,500 7.07 2.83
César Hernández HOU $3,300 7.68 2.33
Joe Panik SF $3,000 6.99 2.33
Scooter Gennett PHI $3,300 7.51 2.28

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Didi Gregorius DET $4,400 9.73 2.21
Francisco Lindor LAA $5,000 9.27 1.85
Jorge Polanco OAK $4,600 9.11 1.98
Tim Anderson MIN $4,000 8.87 2.22

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tim Anderson MIN $4,000 8.87 2.22
Didi Gregorius DET $4,400 9.73 2.21
Amed Rosario CIN $3,800 8.38 2.20
Jean Segura TEX $3,600 7.67 2.13

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kris Bryant ATL $5,000 10.18 2.04
Miguel Sanó OAK $4,800 10.17 2.12
Alex Bregman PIT $4,900 9.96 2.03
José Ramírez NYM $4,700 9.70 2.06

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Matt Carpenter WSH $3,700 8.36 2.26
Matt Chapman SEA $4,000 8.61 2.15
Miguel Sanó OAK $4,800 10.17 2.12
Marwin González PIT $3,900 8.15 2.09

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mike Trout MIL $5,700 10.91 1.91
Max Kepler OAK $5,200 10.02 1.93
Nicholas Castellanos CHW $4,700 10.02 2.13
Aaron Judge DET $4,400 9.87 2.24

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Juan Lagares CIN $2,300 6.25 2.72
Ryan Cordell MIN $2,400 6.45 2.69
Johan Camargo NYM $3,100 7.40 2.39
Adam Engel MIN $2,700 6.39 2.37

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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