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MLB Draftkings Picks for May 4, 2021

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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
Clayton Kershaw LAD $11,400 23.65 2.07
Aaron Nola PHI $10,400 22.04 2.12
Sandy Alcantara MIA $10,700 20.15 1.88
J.A. Happ MIN $8,600 17.47 2.03

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Aaron Nola PHI $10,400 22.04 2.12
Domingo Germán NYY $7,800 16.17 2.07
Clayton Kershaw LAD $11,400 23.65 2.07
J.A. Happ MIN $8,600 17.47 2.03

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Dom Nuñez COL $9,600 9.49 0.99
Buster Posey SF $10,000 8.96 0.90
J.T. Realmuto PHI $5,400 8.87 1.64
Carson Kelly ARI $7,100 8.79 1.24

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jacob Nottingham MIL $2,700 8.10 3.00
William Contreras ATL $2,800 6.92 2.47
Max Stassi LAA $3,000 6.78 2.26
Yan Gomes WAS $3,400 7.31 2.15

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Freddie Freeman ATL $5,700 10.28 1.80
Jesús Aguilar MIA $7,500 9.59 1.28
Dom Nuñez COL $9,600 9.49 0.99
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. TOR $5,600 9.35 1.67

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jacob Nottingham MIL $2,700 8.10 3.00
Daniel Vogelbach MIL $2,700 6.68 2.47
William Contreras ATL $2,800 6.92 2.47
Albert Pujols LAA $3,000 7.22 2.41

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Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ozzie Albies ATL $5,000 9.31 1.86
Nick Solak TEX $4,800 8.85 1.84
Whit Merrifield KC $5,200 8.79 1.69
Marcus Semien TOR $4,900 8.79 1.79

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nick Madrigal CWS $3,300 8.70 2.64
Josh Harrison WAS $3,800 8.19 2.16
Christian Arroyo BOS $3,100 6.52 2.10
Kolten Wong MIL $4,100 8.55 2.09

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Trevor Story COL $11,000 10.74 0.98
Trea Turner WAS $4,900 10.46 2.13
Tim Anderson CWS $8,900 10.39 1.17
Xander Bogaerts BOS $5,300 9.86 1.86

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Willy Adames TB $2,600 6.14 2.36
Luis Urías MIL $3,400 7.94 2.33
Freddy Galvis BAL $3,300 7.59 2.30
José Iglesias LAA $3,100 7.06 2.28

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Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez CLE $5,600 10.55 1.88
Josh Donaldson MIN $5,300 9.30 1.76
Manny Machado SD $5,100 8.74 1.71
Justin Turner LAD $9,800 8.62 0.88

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Travis Shaw MIL $3,400 7.40 2.18
Starlin Castro WAS $3,200 6.92 2.16
Hanser Alberto KC $2,800 6.00 2.14
Alec Bohm PHI $3,700 7.53 2.04

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ronald Acuña Jr. ATL $6,000 12.23 2.04
Mike Trout LAA $6,400 11.17 1.74
Byron Buxton MIN $6,300 10.79 1.71
J.D. Martinez BOS $5,800 10.58 1.82
Jesse Winker CIN $7,800 10.36 1.33
Aaron Judge NYY $5,500 10.22 1.86
Kris Bryant CHC $9,600 10.12 1.05
Nick Castellanos CIN $8,600 9.85 1.15

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kevin Pillar NYM $2,000 7.26 3.63
Tyrone Taylor MIL $2,100 6.90 3.29
Harold Ramirez CLE $2,100 6.65 3.17
Justin Williams STL $2,000 6.21 3.10
Andrew Benintendi KC $3,000 8.88 2.96
Billy McKinney MIL $2,200 6.44 2.93
Manuel Margot TB $3,100 8.65 2.79
Yadiel Hernandez WAS $3,200 8.66 2.71

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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