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MLB FanDuel Picks for Apr 18, 2020

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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Gerrit Cole NYY $11,700 55.60 4.75
Lucas Giolito CWS $9,200 42.34 4.60
Shane Bieber CLE $10,600 41.65 3.93
José Berríos MIN $8,600 40.99 4.77

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Berríos MIN $8,600 40.99 4.77
Gerrit Cole NYY $11,700 55.60 4.75
Lucas Giolito CWS $9,200 42.34 4.60
Shane Bieber CLE $10,600 41.65 3.93

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Danny Santana TEX $3,300 12.89 3.91
J.T. Realmuto PHI $3,300 12.48 3.78
Miguel Sanó MIN $3,500 11.94 3.41
Mitch Garver MIN $3,400 11.93 3.51

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Christian Vázquez BOS $2,000 9.49 4.74
Chris Davis BAL $2,100 9.04 4.30
Jesús Aguilar MIA $2,200 9.29 4.22
Ryan O’Hearn KAN $2,100 8.85 4.21

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
DJ LeMahieu NYY $3,400 12.62 3.71
Rougned Odor TEX $3,300 11.44 3.47
César Hernández CLE $2,500 11.26 4.50
Mike Moustakas CIN $2,900 10.43 3.60

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
César Hernández CLE $2,500 11.26 4.50
Scott Kingery PHI $2,100 9.20 4.38
Isan Díaz MIA $2,000 8.70 4.35
Luis Arraez MIN $2,200 8.42 3.83

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Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Adalberto Mondesi KAN $3,100 12.39 4.00
Francisco Lindor CLE $3,500 12.17 3.48
Gleyber Torres NYY $3,400 11.77 3.46
Xander Bogaerts BOS $2,900 11.58 3.99

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Iglesias BAL $2,100 8.79 4.18
Tim Anderson CWS $2,700 10.99 4.07
Adalberto Mondesi KAN $3,100 12.39 4.00
Xander Bogaerts BOS $2,900 11.58 3.99

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez CLE $3,700 14.94 4.04
Yoán Moncada CWS $3,400 12.73 3.74
Eugenio Suárez CIN $3,200 11.74 3.67
Brian Anderson MIA $2,400 11.73 4.89

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brian Anderson MIA $2,400 11.73 4.89
Maikel Franco KAN $2,100 8.93 4.25
Todd Frazier TEX $2,300 9.51 4.13
José Ramírez CLE $3,700 14.94 4.04

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Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jorge Soler KAN $3,400 14.56 4.28
Nelson Cruz MIN $3,600 13.61 3.78
Trey Mancini BAL $2,900 13.55 4.67
Corey Dickerson MIA $2,600 13.14 5.05
Austin Hays BAL $3,200 13.13 4.10
Aaron Judge NYY $4,000 12.90 3.22
Jonathan Villar MIA $3,100 12.80 4.13
Bryce Harper PHI $3,900 12.76 3.27

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Roman Quinn PHI $2,000 11.10 5.55
Corey Dickerson MIA $2,600 13.14 5.05
Trey Mancini BAL $2,900 13.55 4.67
Shin-soo Choo TEX $2,600 11.59 4.46
Anthony Santander BAL $2,400 10.58 4.41
Jorge Soler KAN $3,400 14.56 4.28
Max Kepler MIN $2,600 11.11 4.27
Byron Buxton MIN $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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