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MLB FanDuel Picks for May 12, 2020

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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Max Scherzer WAS $12,000 39.63 3.30
Trevor Bauer CIN $11,800 37.05 3.14
Jake Odorizzi MIN $8,000 36.93 4.62
Mike Minor TEX $9,100 34.12 3.75

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jake Odorizzi MIN $8,000 36.93 4.62
Adam Wainwright STL $6,800 30.11 4.43
Jeff Samardzija SFG $5,500 24.22 4.40
Germán Márquez COL $7,000 30.60 4.37

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Pete Alonso NYM $3,300 13.19 4.00
Ryan Braun MIL $3,000 12.52 4.17
Matt Olson OAK $3,400 12.37 3.64
Ji-Man Choi TAM $2,800 12.35 4.41

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Sean Murphy OAK $2,000 11.17 5.59
Christian Vázquez BOS $2,100 11.12 5.29
Robinson Chirinos TEX $2,200 10.22 4.65
Tom Murphy SEA $2,000 8.99 4.49

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Cavan Biggio TOR $2,600 14.04 5.40
Ketel Marte ARI $3,200 13.55 4.24
Ozzie Albies ATL $3,300 13.04 3.95
Rougned Odor TEX $2,700 13.03 4.83

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Cavan Biggio TOR $2,600 14.04 5.40
Rougned Odor TEX $2,700 13.03 4.83
Starlin Castro WAS $2,200 10.05 4.57
Isan Díaz MIA $2,000 8.66 4.33

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Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Fernando Tatis Jr. SDP $3,400 13.88 4.08
Marcus Semien OAK $3,000 13.69 4.56
Trevor Story COL $4,200 13.06 3.11
Bo Bichette TOR $3,600 12.88 3.58

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Amed Rosario NYM $2,500 11.98 4.79
Dansby Swanson ATL $2,100 9.61 4.58
Marcus Semien OAK $3,000 13.69 4.56
Miguel Rojas MIA $2,000 8.56 4.28

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez CLE $3,900 14.18 3.64
Yoán Moncada CWS $3,400 13.40 3.94
Alex Bregman HOU $3,600 13.13 3.65
Nolan Arenado COL $4,400 12.91 2.93

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tommy Edman STL $2,200 11.63 5.29
Brian Anderson MIA $2,600 12.22 4.70
Asdrúbal Cabrera WAS $2,400 10.75 4.48
Jeff McNeil NYM $2,800 12.49 4.46

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Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Christian Yelich MIL $4,100 14.68 3.58
Ronald Acuña Jr. ATL $3,900 14.68 3.76
Jorge Soler KAN $2,700 14.62 5.41
Danny Santana TEX $3,300 14.56 4.41
George Springer HOU $3,600 14.32 3.98
Mike Trout LAA $4,000 14.08 3.52
Nelson Cruz MIN $3,500 13.64 3.90
Mookie Betts LOS $3,700 13.40 3.62

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jorge Soler KAN $2,700 14.62 5.41
Michael Conforto NYM $2,200 11.02 5.01
Roman Quinn PHI $2,100 10.46 4.98
Corey Dickerson MIA $2,700 13.15 4.87
Teoscar Hernández TOR $2,500 11.76 4.71
Lorenzo Cain MIL $2,300 10.75 4.67
Brett Gardner NYY $2,200 10.20 4.64
Josh Reddick HOU $2,000 9.06 4.53

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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