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MLB FanDuel Picks for May 17, 2020

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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jacob deGrom NYM $11,800 49.10 4.16
Max Scherzer WAS $12,000 40.29 3.36
Aaron Nola PHI $10,500 39.08 3.72
Germán Márquez COL $9,000 34.42 3.82

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Taijuan Walker SEA $7,000 33.41 4.77
Matt Shoemaker TOR $6,100 27.80 4.56
Dakota Hudson STL $6,800 30.91 4.55
Dallas Keuchel CWS $8,000 33.66 4.21

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Max Muncy LOS $3,600 13.98 3.88
Mitch Garver MIN $3,000 13.08 4.36
Miguel Sanó MIN $3,100 12.91 4.16
Anthony Rizzo CHC $3,900 12.31 3.16

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Sean Murphy OAK $2,000 11.60 5.80
Christian Vázquez BOS $2,400 12.11 5.05
Christian Walker ARI $2,200 10.82 4.92
Omar Narváez MIL $2,100 9.44 4.50

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ketel Marte ARI $2,900 13.47 4.65
Rougned Odor TEX $2,700 13.19 4.89
Keston Hiura MIL $2,800 12.71 4.54
Jose Altuve HOU $3,700 12.60 3.41

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rougned Odor TEX $2,700 13.19 4.89
Ketel Marte ARI $2,900 13.47 4.65
Cavan Biggio TOR $2,700 12.30 4.56
Keston Hiura MIL $2,800 12.71 4.54

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Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Marcus Semien OAK $3,100 14.41 4.65
Fernando Tatis Jr. SDP $3,600 14.29 3.97
Xander Bogaerts BOS $3,200 13.91 4.35
Trevor Story COL $3,700 12.46 3.37

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Marcus Semien OAK $3,100 14.41 4.65
Kevin Newman PIT $2,300 10.36 4.51
Elvis Andrus TEX $2,700 12.04 4.46
Tim Anderson CWS $2,600 11.56 4.45

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez CLE $3,600 15.04 4.18
Eugenio Suárez CIN $3,600 13.14 3.65
Rafael Devers BOS $3,300 13.14 3.98
Alex Bregman HOU $3,900 13.05 3.35

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tommy Edman STL $2,100 11.35 5.40
Todd Frazier TEX $2,500 12.09 4.83
Brian Anderson MIA $2,500 11.53 4.61
José Ramírez CLE $3,600 15.04 4.18

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Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Christian Yelich MIL $4,000 16.23 4.06
Danny Santana TEX $3,000 16.09 5.36
Nelson Cruz MIN $3,400 15.14 4.45
George Springer HOU $3,400 14.22 4.18
Mike Trout LAA $4,500 13.77 3.06
Jorge Soler KAN $3,300 13.68 4.14
Mookie Betts LOS $3,700 13.60 3.68
Cody Bellinger LOS $4,200 13.57 3.23

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Danny Santana TEX $3,000 16.09 5.36
Jason Heyward CHC $2,100 10.56 5.03
Victor Reyes DET $2,100 10.34 4.93
Starling Marte ARI $2,600 12.73 4.90
Ender Inciarte ATL $2,200 10.74 4.88
Nick Solak TEX $2,600 12.53 4.82
Mike Yastrzemski SFG $2,200 10.41 4.73
Trey Mancini BAL $2,800 13.23 4.73

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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