Sports from the Basement

MLB FanDuel 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 FanDuel Optimizer.

P Jacob deGrom
C/1B Travis d’Arnaud
2B Ian Kinsler
SS Francisco Lindor
3B Matt Carpenter
OF One Willie Calhoun
OF Two Michael A. Taylor
OF Three Joc Pederson
Util Paul Goldschmidt
Salary $34,400
Expected Points 133.01

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

Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jacob deGrom CIN $12,000 45.09 3.76
Max Scherzer CHC $10,800 37.58 3.48
Gerrit Cole LAD $10,500 34.04 3.24
Cole Hamels TOR $9,300 31.77 3.42

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
CC Sabathia DET $6,700 27.78 4.15
Marco Gonzales TEX $7,100 28.63 4.03
Rich Hill STL $8,100 31.68 3.91
Jeff Samardzija SF $6,000 23.01 3.83

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rhys Hoskins HOU $4,200 11.94 2.84
Luke Voit WSH $3,800 11.69 3.08
Freddie Freeman NYM $4,000 11.64 2.91
Justin Smoak KC $3,100 11.39 3.67

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Travis d’Arnaud CIN $2,000 8.73 4.36
Kyle Farmer STL $2,100 8.91 4.24
Kevin Plawecki CIN $2,000 8.46 4.23
Elias Díaz LAD $2,000 8.27 4.14

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jonathan Villar CLE $2,900 11.48 3.96
Whit Merrifield NYY $3,900 11.47 2.94
Jason Kipnis LAA $2,800 10.83 3.87
Rougned Odor TOR $2,500 10.56 4.22

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ian Kinsler MIL $2,100 9.27 4.41
Rougned Odor TOR $2,500 10.56 4.22
José Peraza PHI $2,100 8.69 4.14
Hernán Pérez CLE $2,200 8.99 4.08

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Francisco Lindor LAA $4,000 12.89 3.22
Trevor Story TB $4,000 12.30 3.08
Trea Turner CHC $4,100 12.26 2.99
Paul DeJong WSH $3,900 11.42 2.93

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Corey Seager STL $2,900 10.42 3.59
Orlando Arcia CLE $2,200 7.67 3.49
José Iglesias CHW $2,600 8.93 3.43
J.P. Crawford HOU $2,300 7.73 3.36

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nolan Arenado TB $4,400 12.82 2.91
Alex Bregman PIT $4,500 12.82 2.85
Eduardo Escobar OAK $4,100 12.25 2.99
Matt Carpenter WSH $3,200 12.07 3.77

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Pablo Sandoval SF $2,400 9.81 4.09
Todd Frazier DET $2,300 8.73 3.79
Matt Carpenter WSH $3,200 12.07 3.77
Rio Ruiz NYM $2,300 8.64 3.76

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mike Trout MIL $4,700 14.14 3.01
Christian Yelich ARZ $4,800 13.35 2.78
George Springer PIT $4,400 13.31 3.03
Joey Gallo TOR $4,000 13.01 3.25

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Willie Calhoun TOR $2,100 10.73 5.11
Michael A. Taylor CHC $2,000 8.69 4.34
Nicky Delmonico MIN $2,100 8.91 4.24
Carlos González TB $2,500 10.53 4.21

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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