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MLB DraftKings Picks for Friday, May 17, 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 Max Scherzer
P Two Jacob deGrom
C Jeff Mathis
1B Marwin González
2B Starlin Castro
SS Francisco Lindor
3B José Ramírez
OF One Carlos González
OF Two Stephen Piscotty
OF Three Andrew McCutchen
Salary $49,800
Expected Points 110.9

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

Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jacob deGrom CIN $11,400 25.63 2.25
Max Scherzer CHC $11,100 20.91 1.88
Gerrit Cole LAD $10,700 18.61 1.74
Rich Hill STL $9,000 17.49 1.94

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jacob deGrom CIN $11,400 25.63 2.25
Aaron Sanchez KC $6,900 14.27 2.07
CC Sabathia DET $7,100 14.48 2.04
Rich Hill STL $9,000 17.49 1.94

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Gary Sánchez DET $5,100 8.36 1.64
J.T. Realmuto ARZ $4,100 8.17 1.99
Yasmani Grandal STL $4,300 7.63 1.77
Yadier Molina WSH $4,200 7.38 1.76

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Travis d’Arnaud CIN $2,800 6.68 2.38
Martín Maldonado MIL $2,200 5.18 2.36
Danny Jansen KC $2,300 5.36 2.33
Jorge Alfaro HOU $2,900 6.23 2.15

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Cody Bellinger STL $5,500 9.57 1.74
Matt Carpenter WSH $4,000 8.97 2.24
Rhys Hoskins HOU $4,900 8.97 1.83
Freddie Freeman NYM $4,600 8.84 1.92

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Marwin González PIT $3,300 8.01 2.43
Miguel Cabrera CHW $2,900 6.85 2.36
Rowdy Tellez KC $3,700 8.47 2.29
Jesús Aguilar CLE $3,600 8.08 2.24

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Whit Merrifield NYY $5,100 8.99 1.76
Jonathan Villar CLE $4,500 8.86 1.97
Willie Calhoun TOR $3,900 8.25 2.12
Jason Kipnis LAA $3,300 8.24 2.50

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Starlin Castro ARZ $2,300 6.09 2.65
Jason Kipnis LAA $3,300 8.24 2.50
José Peraza PHI $2,800 6.89 2.46
Ian Kinsler MIL $3,000 7.09 2.36

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Francisco Lindor LAA $4,500 9.80 2.18
Trea Turner CHC $4,600 9.54 2.07
Trevor Story TB $5,200 9.44 1.81
Paul DeJong WSH $5,100 8.58 1.68

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Francisco Lindor LAA $4,500 9.80 2.18
J.P. Crawford HOU $2,900 6.16 2.12
Marcus Semien SEA $3,900 8.18 2.10
José Iglesias CHW $3,300 6.91 2.09

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nolan Arenado TB $5,400 9.68 1.79
Alex Bregman PIT $5,300 9.61 1.81
Eduardo Escobar OAK $5,300 9.27 1.75
José Ramírez NYM $4,300 9.01 2.10

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brian Anderson ARZ $2,600 6.18 2.38
Miguel Rojas ARZ $2,400 5.42 2.26
Matt Chapman SEA $4,200 8.81 2.10
José Ramírez NYM $4,300 9.01 2.10

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mike Trout MIL $5,600 10.61 1.90
Christian Yelich ARZ $5,700 10.21 1.79
George Springer PIT $5,800 10.05 1.73
Jarrod Dyson TEX $5,300 9.74 1.84

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Carlos González TB $3,300 8.01 2.43
Andrew McCutchen LAD $3,900 8.94 2.29
Stephen Piscotty SEA $3,600 8.21 2.28
Michael A. Taylor CHC $3,000 6.77 2.26

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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