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MLB FanDuel Picks for May 18, 2020

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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Clayton Kershaw LOS $10,200 32.15 3.15
Marcus Stroman NYM $8,200 30.69 3.74
Lance McCullers Jr. HOU $9,300 28.03 3.01
Adam Wainwright STL $6,500 27.45 4.22

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Adam Wainwright STL $6,500 27.45 4.22
Marcus Stroman NYM $8,200 30.69 3.74
John Means BAL $6,000 21.92 3.65
Jakob Junis KAN $6,800 24.37 3.58

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mitch Garver MIN $3,300 13.51 4.09
Max Muncy LOS $3,500 12.54 3.58
Miguel Sanó MIN $3,200 12.24 3.82
J.T. Realmuto PHI $2,900 12.09 4.17

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ryan O’Hearn KAN $2,100 9.17 4.37
Yadier Molina STL $2,100 8.89 4.23
J.T. Realmuto PHI $2,900 12.09 4.17
Chris Davis BAL $2,000 8.25 4.13

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jose Altuve HOU $3,700 13.11 3.54
Cavan Biggio TOR $2,800 12.84 4.59
Ozzie Albies ATL $3,500 11.56 3.30
Tommy La Stella LAA $3,200 10.10 3.16

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Cavan Biggio TOR $2,800 12.84 4.59
Scott Kingery PHI $2,100 8.65 4.12
Kolten Wong STL $2,400 9.53 3.97
Nicky Lopez KAN $2,000 7.44 3.72

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Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Adalberto Mondesi KAN $3,400 12.81 3.77
Carlos Correa HOU $3,300 11.61 3.52
Bo Bichette TOR $3,600 11.44 3.18
Corey Seager LOS $3,000 11.44 3.81

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Didi Gregorius PHI $2,000 9.28 4.64
Amed Rosario NYM $2,100 8.88 4.23
José Iglesias BAL $2,000 8.27 4.13
Kevin Newman PIT $2,600 10.33 3.97

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Alex Bregman HOU $3,800 13.44 3.54
Anthony Rendon LAA $3,700 13.22 3.57
Tommy Edman STL $2,300 13.17 5.73
Jeff McNeil NYM $2,900 12.04 4.15

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tommy Edman STL $2,300 13.17 5.73
Maikel Franco KAN $2,000 8.67 4.33
Jeff McNeil NYM $2,900 12.04 4.15
Johan Camargo ATL $2,200 8.70 3.96

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Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mike Trout LAA $4,500 14.78 3.28
George Springer HOU $3,900 14.78 3.79
Jorge Soler KAN $3,200 14.19 4.43
Nelson Cruz MIN $3,100 13.90 4.48
Ronald Acuña Jr. ATL $4,000 13.43 3.36
Mookie Betts LOS $3,600 13.39 3.72
Cody Bellinger LOS $4,200 13.10 3.12
Bryce Harper PHI $3,100 12.99 4.19

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Roman Quinn PHI $2,000 10.58 5.29
Ender Inciarte ATL $2,200 10.79 4.91
Teoscar Hernández TOR $2,300 11.04 4.80
Dexter Fowler STL $2,100 9.90 4.71
Austin Hays BAL $2,700 12.41 4.60
Trey Mancini BAL $2,800 12.86 4.59
Nelson Cruz MIN $3,100 13.90 4.48
Anthony Santander BAL $2,200 9.79 4.45

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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