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MLB FanDuel Picks for May 4, 2021

Daily Player Picks

Updated Throughout the Day

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
Aaron Nola PHI $9,200 38.16 4.15
Sandy Alcantara MIA $9,000 37.72 4.19
J.A. Happ MIN $7,900 31.58 4.00
Domingo Germán NYY $7,200 30.13 4.18

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Sandy Alcantara MIA $9,000 37.72 4.19
Domingo Germán NYY $7,200 30.13 4.18
Aaron Nola PHI $9,200 38.16 4.15
Justin Dunn SEA $6,500 26.03 4.00

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Freddie Freeman ATL $4,000 13.84 3.46
Jesús Aguilar MIA $4,100 12.89 3.14
Rhys Hoskins PHI $3,900 12.55 3.22
Jared Walsh LAA $3,500 12.47 3.56

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jacob Nottingham MIL $2,500 11.08 4.43
Daniel Vogelbach MIL $2,100 9.01 4.29
William Contreras ATL $2,000 8.55 4.28
Mitch Garver MIN $2,600 11.00 4.23

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ozzie Albies ATL $3,300 12.31 3.73
Chris Taylor LAD $7,500 11.50 1.53
Nick Madrigal CWS $2,000 11.21 5.60
Kolten Wong MIL $2,900 11.10 3.83

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nick Madrigal CWS $2,000 11.21 5.60
Cesar Hernandez CLE $2,300 9.92 4.31
Christian Arroyo BOS $2,200 8.46 3.84
Kolten Wong MIL $2,900 11.10 3.83

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Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Trea Turner WSH $3,900 13.34 3.42
Tim Anderson CWS $3,600 13.26 3.68
Xander Bogaerts BOS $3,500 12.73 3.64
Bo Bichette TOR $3,700 12.71 3.43

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Santiago Espinal TOR $2,000 8.00 4.00
José Iglesias LAA $2,400 8.94 3.73
Tim Anderson CWS $3,600 13.26 3.68
Willy Adames TB $2,200 8.01 3.64

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez CLE $4,100 14.11 3.44
Kris Bryant CHC $9,500 13.42 1.41
Josh Donaldson MIN $2,900 12.37 4.27
Manny Machado SD $3,500 11.55 3.30

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Austin Riley ATL $2,400 10.39 4.33
Josh Donaldson MIN $2,900 12.37 4.27
Gio Urshela NYY $2,600 10.58 4.07
Brian Anderson MIA $2,400 8.98 3.74

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Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ronald Acuña Jr. ATL $4,200 16.39 3.90
Mike Trout LAA $4,500 14.87 3.30
J.D. Martinez BOS $4,200 14.09 3.35
Byron Buxton MIN $4,300 14.05 3.27
Aaron Judge NYY $3,600 13.64 3.79
Jesse Winker CIN $4,400 13.62 3.10
Nick Castellanos CIN $4,200 12.97 3.09
Randy Arozarena TB $3,400 12.80 3.76

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Yadiel Hernandez WSH $2,200 11.36 5.16
Jordan Luplow CLE $2,800 12.47 4.45
Harold Ramirez CLE $2,000 8.50 4.25
Justin Williams STL $2,000 8.31 4.15
Tyrone Taylor MIL $2,200 9.09 4.13
Roman Quinn PHI $2,200 9.06 4.12
Adam Duvall MIA $2,700 10.79 3.99
Jackie Bradley Jr. MIL $2,300 9.17 3.99

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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