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MLB FanDuel Picks for May 23, 2020

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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Sonny Gray CIN $10,000 39.03 3.90
Matthew Boyd DET $9,400 33.28 3.54
Robbie Ray ARI $9,600 33.24 3.46
Zack Greinke HOU $8,500 32.47 3.82

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
John Means BAL $6,000 30.22 5.04
Yonny Chirinos TAM $6,500 29.75 4.58
Aaron Nola PHI $7,000 30.98 4.43
Adam Wainwright STL $6,700 27.50 4.10

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
J.T. Realmuto PHI $3,800 14.04 3.69
Mitch Garver MIN $3,300 13.74 4.16
Pete Alonso NYM $3,200 13.18 4.12
Paul Goldschmidt STL $3,900 13.05 3.35

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Sean Murphy OAK $2,000 11.68 5.84
Ryan Braun MIL $2,500 12.85 5.14
Christian Vázquez BOS $2,000 9.94 4.97
Christian Walker ARI $2,300 11.37 4.94

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ketel Marte ARI $3,500 13.66 3.90
Jose Altuve HOU $3,800 13.46 3.54
DJ LeMahieu NYY $3,600 13.46 3.74
Rougned Odor TEX $2,700 12.87 4.77

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rougned Odor TEX $2,700 12.87 4.77
Shed Long Jr. SEA $2,100 10.01 4.76
Robinson Canó NYM $2,100 8.81 4.19
Kolten Wong STL $2,300 9.50 4.13

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Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Fernando Tatis Jr. SDP $3,700 13.76 3.72
Marcus Semien OAK $3,100 13.46 4.34
Trevor Story COL $3,800 13.05 3.43
Adalberto Mondesi KAN $3,300 12.86 3.90

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Amed Rosario NYM $2,000 12.13 6.06
J.P. Crawford SEA $2,000 8.92 4.46
Freddy Galvis CIN $2,000 8.70 4.35
Marcus Semien OAK $3,100 13.46 4.34

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez CLE $3,200 14.22 4.44
Tommy Edman STL $2,300 13.96 6.07
Alex Bregman HOU $4,000 13.85 3.46
Kris Bryant CHC $3,300 13.46 4.08

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tommy Edman STL $2,300 13.96 6.07
Brian Anderson MIA $2,600 12.88 4.95
Johan Camargo ATL $2,000 9.49 4.75
Maikel Franco KAN $2,100 9.45 4.50

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Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Christian Yelich MIL $4,100 14.93 3.64
Jorge Soler KAN $3,600 14.67 4.07
Danny Santana TEX $3,200 14.58 4.56
Ronald Acuña Jr. ATL $3,600 14.23 3.95
George Springer HOU $3,600 14.19 3.94
Nelson Cruz MIN $3,400 14.11 4.15
Andrew McCutchen PHI $4,000 13.84 3.46
Aaron Judge NYY $3,700 13.75 3.72

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jordan Luplow CLE $2,000 12.24 6.12
Ender Inciarte ATL $2,200 11.46 5.21
Corey Dickerson MIA $2,600 13.53 5.20
Dexter Fowler STL $2,100 10.57 5.03
Teoscar Hernández TOR $2,200 11.00 5.00
Yoenis Céspedes NYM $2,600 12.73 4.90
Shin-Soo Choo TEX $2,700 13.21 4.89
Kole Calhoun ARI $2,100 9.96 4.74

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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