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MLB FanDuel Picks for May 16, 2020

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Player expected costs and values are calculated every thirty minutes throughout the day.


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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Gerrit Cole NYY $11,000 50.00 4.55
Jack Flaherty STL $10,200 45.91 4.50
Lucas Giolito CWS $9,600 45.43 4.73
Justin Verlander HOU $11,400 42.33 3.71

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Lucas Giolito CWS $9,600 45.43 4.73
Gerrit Cole NYY $11,000 50.00 4.55
Jack Flaherty STL $10,200 45.91 4.50
Tyler Glasnow TAM $10,000 40.53 4.05

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Max Muncy LOS $3,700 13.53 3.66
Matt Olson OAK $3,100 12.49 4.03
Pete Alonso NYM $3,600 12.31 3.42
Miguel Sanó MIN $2,700 12.23 4.53

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Sean Murphy OAK $2,000 11.25 5.63
Christian Vázquez BOS $2,100 10.78 5.13
Tom Murphy SEA $2,000 9.87 4.93
Ronald Guzmán TEX $2,100 10.34 4.92

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rougned Odor TEX $3,000 14.11 4.70
Ketel Marte ARI $3,800 13.71 3.61
Cavan Biggio TOR $3,200 13.06 4.08
Keston Hiura MIL $3,000 12.24 4.08

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rougned Odor TEX $3,000 14.11 4.70
Shed Long Jr. SEA $2,200 9.57 4.35
DJ LeMahieu NYY $2,800 12.07 4.31
Garrett Hampson COL $2,500 10.79 4.31

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Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Marcus Semien OAK $3,300 13.99 4.24
Xander Bogaerts BOS $3,600 13.56 3.77
Fernando Tatis Jr. SDP $3,400 13.35 3.93
Adalberto Mondesi KAN $3,100 13.05 4.21

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Amed Rosario NYM $2,500 11.21 4.48
Freddy Galvis CIN $2,100 9.04 4.30
José Iglesias BAL $2,000 8.53 4.27
Marcus Semien OAK $3,300 13.99 4.24

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez CLE $3,600 14.51 4.03
Rafael Devers BOS $3,700 14.02 3.79
Anthony Rendon LAA $3,800 13.01 3.42
Nolan Arenado COL $4,100 12.89 3.14

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tommy Edman STL $2,100 12.29 5.85
Todd Frazier TEX $2,300 11.05 4.81
Maikel Franco KAN $2,000 9.40 4.70
Brian Anderson MIA $2,700 12.60 4.67

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Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Christian Yelich MIL $4,000 15.97 3.99
Danny Santana TEX $3,200 15.81 4.94
Mike Trout LAA $4,500 14.56 3.24
Jorge Soler KAN $3,200 14.55 4.55
Mookie Betts LOS $4,000 14.37 3.59
Shin-Soo Choo TEX $3,300 14.35 4.35
Nelson Cruz MIN $2,700 14.19 5.26
Cody Bellinger LOS $4,400 14.16 3.22

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Austin Hays BAL $2,300 12.78 5.56
Trey Mancini BAL $2,400 13.21 5.50
Nelson Cruz MIN $2,700 14.19 5.26
Ender Inciarte ATL $2,100 10.82 5.15
Teoscar Hernández TOR $2,100 10.71 5.10
Aaron Hicks NYY $2,200 11.01 5.01
Danny Santana TEX $3,200 15.81 4.94
Brett Gardner NYY $2,100 10.32 4.92

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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