Sports from the Basement

MLB FanDuel 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 FanDuel Optimizer.

P Tommy Milone
C/1B Freddie Freeman
2B Yolmer Sánchez
SS Didi Gregorius
3B Kris Bryant
OF One Greg Allen
OF Two Jake Cave
OF Three Jarrod Dyson
Util Miguel Sanó
Salary $29,300
Expected Points 121.89

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

Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Walker Buehler STL $11,800 47.40 4.02
Sonny Gray DET $9,800 34.93 3.56
Caleb Smith ARZ $8,800 33.22 3.78
Yu Darvish STL $9,400 30.92 3.29

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tommy Milone CHC $5,900 27.03 4.58
Andrew Heaney MIL $6,400 29.14 4.55
Spencer Turnbull CHW $6,200 27.23 4.39
Walker Buehler STL $11,800 47.40 4.02

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Freddie Freeman NYM $4,300 13.47 3.13
DJ LeMahieu TB $4,200 13.15 3.13
Anthony Rizzo ATL $3,800 12.88 3.39
Gary Sánchez DET $3,800 12.41 3.26

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Welington Castillo MIN $2,300 9.37 4.07
Omar Narváez MIN $2,600 10.26 3.95
John Hicks CHW $2,100 8.30 3.95
Brian McCann PIT $2,500 9.72 3.89

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Gleyber Torres DET $4,000 13.00 3.25
José Altuve PIT $4,500 12.56 2.79
Ozzie Albies NYM $3,700 11.19 3.02
Rougned Odor TOR $3,200 10.72 3.35

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Yolmer Sánchez MIN $2,000 9.13 4.57
David Bote ATL $2,200 9.96 4.53
Joe Panik SF $2,200 9.02 4.10
César Hernández HOU $2,700 9.94 3.68

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Didi Gregorius DET $3,200 12.87 4.02
Francisco Lindor LAA $4,300 12.05 2.80
Jorge Polanco OAK $3,700 11.81 3.19
Tim Anderson MIN $3,000 11.35 3.78

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Amed Rosario CIN $2,500 10.67 4.27
Johan Camargo NYM $2,300 9.67 4.21
Didi Gregorius DET $3,200 12.87 4.02
Tim Anderson MIN $3,000 11.35 3.78

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kris Bryant ATL $3,800 13.46 3.54
Miguel Sanó OAK $3,200 13.46 4.21
Alex Bregman PIT $4,300 13.24 3.08
José Ramírez NYM $3,600 12.86 3.57

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Miguel Sanó OAK $3,200 13.46 4.21
Matt Carpenter WSH $2,700 11.16 4.13
Gordon Beckham TEX $2,200 7.94 3.61
Dawel Lugo CHW $2,300 8.22 3.57

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mike Trout MIL $4,800 14.61 3.04
Max Kepler OAK $4,000 13.37 3.34
Aaron Judge DET $3,900 13.14 3.37
Bryce Harper CHC $4,000 13.09 3.27

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Greg Allen LAA $2,100 10.62 5.06
Jake Cave DET $2,000 9.98 4.99
Matt Joyce SEA $2,000 8.98 4.49
Brian Goodwin CHC $2,400 10.73 4.47

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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