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MLB FanDuel Picks for May 6, 2020

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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Lucas Giolito CWS $9,600 42.76 4.45
Sonny Gray CIN $9,700 40.19 4.14
Clayton Kershaw LOS $10,500 35.94 3.42
Matt Shoemaker TOR $8,200 34.90 4.26

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
John Means BAL $6,000 30.22 5.04
Mike Fiers OAK $6,600 31.56 4.78
Sandy Alcantara MIA $6,400 29.40 4.59
Aaron Civale CLE $6,300 28.33 4.50

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Danny Santana TEX $3,000 13.66 4.55
Max Muncy LOS $3,300 12.87 3.90
Josh Bell PIT $3,600 12.44 3.46
Matt Olson OAK $3,100 12.08 3.90

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Sean Murphy OAK $2,000 10.69 5.34
Christian Vázquez BOS $2,100 10.79 5.14
Christian Walker ARI $2,400 11.45 4.77
Danny Santana TEX $3,000 13.66 4.55

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ketel Marte ARI $3,700 13.47 3.64
Jose Altuve HOU $3,500 12.50 3.57
DJ LeMahieu NYY $3,400 12.34 3.63
Cavan Biggio TOR $3,300 12.32 3.73

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rougned Odor TEX $2,800 12.09 4.32
Isan Díaz MIA $2,000 8.50 4.25
Starlin Castro WAS $2,400 10.12 4.22
David Bote CHC $2,000 8.42 4.21

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Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Marcus Semien OAK $3,400 12.92 3.80
Trevor Story COL $3,900 12.85 3.29
Fernando Tatis Jr. SDP $3,600 12.72 3.53
Adalberto Mondesi KAN $3,000 12.11 4.04

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kevin Newman PIT $2,500 11.24 4.50
Didi Gregorius PHI $2,200 9.40 4.27
Tim Anderson CWS $2,700 11.32 4.19
José Iglesias BAL $2,100 8.57 4.08

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez CLE $3,500 14.70 4.20
Anthony Rendon LAA $4,100 13.47 3.29
Alex Bregman HOU $3,900 12.82 3.29
Nolan Arenado COL $4,100 12.59 3.07

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tommy Edman STL $2,400 11.40 4.75
Yandy Díaz TAM $2,400 10.23 4.26
José Ramírez CLE $3,500 14.70 4.20
Kris Bryant CHC $3,000 12.28 4.09

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Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Christian Yelich MIL $4,200 14.99 3.57
Mike Trout LAA $4,600 14.50 3.15
George Springer HOU $3,900 14.09 3.61
Ronald Acuña Jr. ATL $4,100 13.66 3.33
Jorge Soler KAN $3,300 13.52 4.10
Starling Marte ARI $3,400 13.45 3.96
Trey Mancini BAL $3,200 13.28 4.15
Mookie Betts LOS $3,500 13.03 3.72

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Roman Quinn PHI $2,100 10.74 5.11
Corey Dickerson MIA $2,500 12.68 5.07
Sam Hilliard COL $2,300 11.63 5.05
Mike Yastrzemski SFG $2,200 10.68 4.85
Victor Reyes DET $2,200 10.23 4.65
Brett Gardner NYY $2,300 10.52 4.58
Jackie Bradley Jr. BOS $2,000 9.05 4.52
JaCoby Jones DET $2,000 9.05 4.52

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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