Sports from the Basement

MLB DraftKings Picks for Thursday, August 22, 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 Gerrit Cole
C Kevin Plawecki
1B Ji-Man Choi
2B Kolten Wong
SS Tim Anderson
3B José Ramírez
OF One Lewis Brinson
OF Two Jon Jay
OF Three Harrison Bader
Salary $49,800
Expected Points 110.14

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

Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Gerrit Cole LAD $12,000 25.39 2.12
Max Scherzer CHC $11,400 22.43 1.97
German Márquez TB $10,600 20.11 1.90
Kyle Hendricks ATL $9,800 18.83 1.92

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Gerrit Cole LAD $12,000 25.39 2.12
Steven Brault LAD $5,400 10.78 2.00
Max Scherzer CHC $11,400 22.43 1.97
Ariel Jurado TOR $5,000 9.75 1.95

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Gary Sánchez DET $4,200 8.04 1.92
James McCann CHW $4,600 7.49 1.63
Kurt Suzuki NYM $4,400 7.43 1.69
Jose Trevino TOR $3,000 7.06 2.35

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kevin Plawecki CIN $2,200 6.17 2.80
Elias Díaz LAD $2,500 6.44 2.58
Yadier Molina WSH $2,900 6.89 2.37
Jose Trevino TOR $3,000 7.06 2.35

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Cody Bellinger STL $5,700 11.11 1.95
Freddie Freeman NYM $5,500 10.42 1.89
José Abreu MIN $4,900 9.71 1.98
Anthony Rizzo ATL $9,400 9.38 1.00

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Miguel Cabrera CHW $3,000 7.10 2.37
Rowdy Tellez KC $3,400 8.00 2.35
Ji-Man Choi DET $4,100 9.09 2.22
Jesús Aguilar CLE $3,700 8.12 2.19

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Altuve PIT $5,500 9.73 1.77
Ozzie Albies NYM $4,600 9.24 2.01
Eric Sogard CLE $5,000 9.03 1.81
DJ LeMahieu TB $4,800 8.90 1.85

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Yolmer Sánchez MIN $3,000 7.15 2.38
Adam Frazier LAD $3,200 7.56 2.36
Kolten Wong WSH $3,700 8.64 2.34
Jason Kipnis LAA $3,400 7.84 2.30

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Trea Turner CHC $5,600 10.46 1.87
Trevor Story TB $5,400 9.71 1.80
Tim Anderson MIN $4,800 9.38 1.95
Javier Báez ATL $8,600 9.09 1.06

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Didi Gregorius DET $4,000 8.39 2.10
Elvis Andrus TOR $4,300 8.83 2.05
Francisco Lindor LAA $4,400 8.99 2.04
Amed Rosario CIN $4,200 8.38 2.00

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Alex Bregman PIT $5,500 10.48 1.91
Anthony Rendon CHC $5,600 10.40 1.86
José Ramírez NYM $4,200 9.94 2.37
Nolan Arenado TB $4,900 9.92 2.02

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Dawel Lugo CHW $2,100 5.20 2.48
José Ramírez NYM $4,200 9.94 2.37
Colin Moran PIT $3,200 7.10 2.22
Jace Peterson NYM $3,600 7.47 2.08

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Charlie Blackmon TB $5,400 10.68 1.98
Tommy Pham WSH $5,000 10.08 2.02
George Springer PIT $5,500 9.97 1.81
Hunter Pence SF $5,500 9.75 1.77

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Lewis Brinson CLE $2,000 5.40 2.70
Jon Jay ATL $2,500 6.37 2.55
Harrison Bader WSH $2,900 7.33 2.53
Dexter Fowler WSH $3,700 8.91 2.41

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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