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MLB FanDuel Picks for Apr 17, 2020

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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Aaron Nola PHI $10,800 40.91 3.79
Mike Clevinger CLE $9,700 39.58 4.08
Sean Manaea OAK $9,000 34.53 3.84
Eduardo Rodriguez BOS $8,400 31.95 3.80

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ryan Yarbrough TAM $7,500 30.73 4.10
Marco Gonzales SEA $7,100 29.07 4.09
Mike Clevinger CLE $9,700 39.58 4.08
Sean Manaea OAK $9,000 34.53 3.84

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Danny Santana TEX $3,400 13.74 4.04
Mitch Garver MIN $3,500 13.68 3.91
Max Muncy LOS $3,500 12.48 3.57
Miguel Sanó MIN $3,200 12.39 3.87

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Sean Murphy OAK $2,200 11.34 5.16
Christian Vázquez BOS $2,000 9.62 4.81
Mitch Moreland BOS $2,300 10.46 4.55
Tom Murphy SEA $2,100 9.54 4.54

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ozzie Albies ATL $3,300 13.71 4.15
Cavan Biggio TOR $2,900 12.97 4.47
Jose Altuve HOU $3,400 12.94 3.80
Kolten Wong STL $3,500 12.36 3.53

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Cavan Biggio TOR $2,900 12.97 4.47
Shed Long Jr. SEA $2,200 9.34 4.25
Mauricio Dubón SFG $2,000 8.34 4.17
Ozzie Albies ATL $3,300 13.71 4.15

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Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Trevor Story COL $4,100 13.34 3.25
Marcus Semien OAK $3,400 13.00 3.82
Adalberto Mondesi KAN $3,500 12.77 3.65
Francisco Lindor CLE $3,800 11.77 3.10

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Amed Rosario NYM $2,000 9.02 4.51
Kevin Newman PIT $2,400 10.44 4.35
Miguel Rojas MIA $2,000 8.36 4.18
Didi Gregorius PHI $2,400 9.85 4.11

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez CLE $3,500 14.43 4.12
Alex Bregman HOU $3,900 13.49 3.46
Anthony Rendon LAA $3,600 13.35 3.71
Nolan Arenado COL $4,400 13.16 2.99

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brian Anderson MIA $2,400 11.95 4.98
Jeff McNeil NYM $2,700 11.97 4.43
Johan Camargo ATL $2,400 9.97 4.15
Yandy Díaz TAM $2,600 10.74 4.13

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Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ronald Acuña Jr. ATL $3,900 15.17 3.89
Mike Trout LAA $4,400 14.93 3.39
Christian Yelich MIL $4,300 14.59 3.39
Nelson Cruz MIN $3,600 14.07 3.91
Jorge Soler KAN $3,400 13.92 4.09
George Springer HOU $3,600 13.67 3.80
Mookie Betts LOS $3,500 13.66 3.90
Trey Mancini BAL $2,900 13.27 4.57

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Teoscar Hernández TOR $2,100 10.59 5.04
Jordan Luplow CLE $2,300 11.34 4.93
Yoenis Céspedes NYM $2,400 11.60 4.84
Shin-soo Choo TEX $2,600 12.46 4.79
Mike Yastrzemski SFG $2,300 10.89 4.74
Corey Dickerson MIA $2,600 12.26 4.71
Mark Canha OAK $2,300 10.67 4.64
Trey Mancini BAL $2,900 13.27 4.57

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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