Sports from the Basement

MLB DraftKings Picks for Thursday, May 16, 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 Trevor Bauer
P Two Zack Wheeler
C Danny Jansen
1B Matt Carpenter
2B Jurickson Profar
SS Francisco Lindor
3B Matt Chapman
OF One Kyle Schwarber
OF Two Carlos González
OF Three Ben Gamel
Salary $50,000
Expected Points 111.96

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

Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Trevor Bauer LAA $10,800 26.40 2.44
Zack Wheeler CIN $10,000 22.02 2.20
Luis Castillo PHI $10,600 21.14 1.99
Chris Bassitt SEA $8,600 18.06 2.10

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Trevor Bauer LAA $10,800 26.40 2.44
Zack Wheeler CIN $10,000 22.02 2.20
Chris Bassitt SEA $8,600 18.06 2.10
Luis Castillo PHI $10,600 21.14 1.99

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Yasmani Grandal STL $4,100 7.80 1.90
Omar Narváez MIN $4,500 7.61 1.69
Yadier Molina WSH $4,200 7.14 1.70
Willson Contreras ATL $4,800 7.08 1.47

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Danny Jansen KC $2,300 5.36 2.33
Cam Gallagher NYY $2,400 5.13 2.14
Austin Hedges SD $2,900 6.10 2.10
Welington Castillo MIN $3,400 7.04 2.07

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rhys Hoskins HOU $5,200 8.89 1.71
Freddie Freeman NYM $4,500 8.68 1.93
Daniel Vogelbach TEX $4,800 8.66 1.80
Matt Carpenter WSH $4,000 8.62 2.15

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Matt Olson SEA $3,800 8.44 2.22
Niko Goodrum CHW $3,300 7.27 2.20
Matt Carpenter WSH $4,000 8.62 2.15
Joey Votto PHI $3,500 7.39 2.11

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Whit Merrifield NYY $5,100 9.16 1.80
Dee Gordon TEX $4,100 8.28 2.02
Jason Kipnis LAA $3,600 8.08 2.24
Jonathan Schoop BAL $3,900 7.92 2.03

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jurickson Profar TOR $3,300 7.87 2.38
Robinson Canó TEX $3,400 7.75 2.28
Ian Kinsler MIL $3,000 6.74 2.25
Jason Kipnis LAA $3,600 8.08 2.24

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Francisco Lindor LAA $5,100 9.99 1.96
Jorge Polanco OAK $5,000 8.91 1.78
Javier Báez ATL $5,100 8.69 1.70
Paul DeJong WSH $5,200 8.09 1.56

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
J.P. Crawford HOU $3,100 6.99 2.25
José Iglesias CHW $3,300 6.93 2.10
Marcus Semien SEA $3,900 7.84 2.01
Francisco Lindor LAA $5,100 9.99 1.96

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez NYM $4,700 9.15 1.95
Eugenio Suárez PHI $4,900 8.91 1.82
Matt Chapman SEA $4,200 8.74 2.08
Yoán Moncada MIN $5,400 8.50 1.57

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Matt Chapman SEA $4,200 8.74 2.08
Miguel Sanó OAK $3,500 7.17 2.05
Dawel Lugo CHW $3,100 6.35 2.05
José Ramírez NYM $4,700 9.15 1.95

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Christian Yelich ARZ $5,800 11.31 1.95
Mitch Haniger TEX $4,700 9.16 1.95
Joey Gallo TOR $5,700 9.09 1.59
Khris Davis SEA $4,100 8.73 2.13

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kyle Schwarber ATL $3,100 7.44 2.40
Gerardo Parra TB $2,900 6.52 2.25
Ben Gamel TEX $3,600 7.89 2.19
Khris Davis SEA $4,100 8.73 2.13

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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