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MLB FanDuel Picks for May 1, 2020

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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Max Scherzer WAS $11,600 42.64 3.68
Zack Greinke HOU $9,000 39.35 4.37
James Paxton NYY $9,200 38.61 4.20
Sonny Gray CIN $8,600 35.66 4.15

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Sandy Alcantara MIA $6,300 31.08 4.93
Mike Fiers OAK $6,500 28.77 4.43
Jakob Junis KAN $7,500 32.82 4.38
Zack Greinke HOU $9,000 39.35 4.37

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Danny Santana TEX $3,200 15.25 4.76
J.T. Realmuto PHI $3,400 13.32 3.92
Max Muncy LOS $3,300 12.53 3.80
Miguel Sanó MIN $2,700 12.09 4.48

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Sean Murphy OAK $2,000 11.71 5.86
Danny Santana TEX $3,200 15.25 4.76
Mitch Moreland BOS $2,400 11.19 4.66
Robinson Chirinos TEX $2,300 10.50 4.57

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ketel Marte ARI $3,600 14.21 3.95
Cavan Biggio TOR $2,900 12.40 4.28
DJ LeMahieu NYY $3,500 12.37 3.53
Jose Altuve HOU $3,300 12.34 3.74

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rougned Odor TEX $2,800 12.28 4.39
Scott Kingery PHI $2,200 9.51 4.32
Cavan Biggio TOR $2,900 12.40 4.28
Shed Long Jr. SEA $2,200 9.42 4.28

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Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Fernando Tatis Jr. SDP $3,000 13.73 4.58
Marcus Semien OAK $3,400 13.50 3.97
Trevor Story COL $3,500 12.87 3.68
Adalberto Mondesi KAN $3,300 12.83 3.89

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Amed Rosario NYM $2,200 10.74 4.88
Fernando Tatis Jr. SDP $3,000 13.73 4.58
Kevin Newman PIT $2,500 10.87 4.35
Didi Gregorius PHI $2,300 9.79 4.26

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez CLE $3,700 14.53 3.93
Kris Bryant CHC $3,400 13.81 4.06
Anthony Rendon LAA $3,500 12.89 3.68
Alex Bregman HOU $3,800 12.67 3.33

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tommy Edman STL $2,200 12.41 5.64
Brian Anderson MIA $2,300 11.80 5.13
Jeff McNeil NYM $2,600 11.61 4.46
Yandy Díaz TAM $2,400 10.36 4.32

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Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Christian Yelich MIL $4,000 15.37 3.84
Jorge Soler KAN $3,400 14.96 4.40
Mike Trout LAA $4,500 14.43 3.21
Nelson Cruz MIN $3,000 14.03 4.68
George Springer HOU $3,500 13.92 3.98
Mookie Betts LOS $3,500 13.80 3.94
Ian Happ CHC $3,300 13.66 4.14
Starling Marte ARI $3,100 13.25 4.28

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Teoscar Hernández TOR $2,100 11.12 5.30
Mike Yastrzemski SFG $2,100 10.41 4.96
Dexter Fowler STL $2,200 10.76 4.89
Trey Mancini BAL $2,600 12.59 4.84
Wil Myers SDP $2,200 10.59 4.81
Corey Dickerson MIA $2,600 12.43 4.78
Nelson Cruz MIN $3,000 14.03 4.68
Juan Lagares SDP $2,000 8.93 4.46

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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