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MLB Draftkings Picks for May 5, 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
Yu Darvish SD $10,200 27.32 2.68
Shane Bieber CLE $10,400 26.56 2.55
John Means BAL $8,400 22.07 2.63
Walker Buehler LAD $9,700 19.69 2.03

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brady Singer KC $5,500 18.06 3.28
Yu Darvish SD $10,200 27.32 2.68
John Means BAL $8,400 22.07 2.63
Shane Bieber CLE $10,400 26.56 2.55

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Dom Nuñez COL $5,100 9.31 1.83
Buster Posey SF $5,000 9.29 1.86
Willson Contreras CHC $5,600 8.79 1.57
Mitch Garver MIN $4,900 8.78 1.79

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tom Murphy SEA $2,900 7.13 2.46
Yan Gomes WAS $3,100 7.53 2.43
William Contreras ATL $3,000 7.18 2.39
Kurt Suzuki LAA $2,900 6.27 2.16

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jesús Aguilar MIA $10,800 9.89 0.92
Brandon Belt SF $3,400 9.68 2.85
Freddie Freeman ATL $5,800 9.41 1.62
Dom Nuñez COL $5,100 9.31 1.83

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brandon Belt SF $3,400 9.68 2.85
Nate Lowe TEX $3,600 9.01 2.50
Yoshi Tsutsugo TB $2,000 4.96 2.48
Tom Murphy SEA $2,900 7.13 2.46

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Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nick Solak TEX $4,300 8.94 2.08
Kolten Wong MIL $4,300 8.87 2.06
Ozzie Albies ATL $5,000 8.83 1.77
Whit Merrifield KC $4,700 8.72 1.86

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Andy Ibáñez TEX $2,000 5.94 2.97
Josh Harrison WAS $3,500 7.88 2.25
Nick Solak TEX $4,300 8.94 2.08
Kolten Wong MIL $4,300 8.87 2.06

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Fernando Tatis Jr. SD $6,200 11.43 1.84
Javier Báez CHC $5,800 10.87 1.87
Trevor Story COL $5,700 10.58 1.86
Trea Turner WAS $4,700 10.35 2.20

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Iglesias LAA $2,900 6.69 2.31
Andrés Giménez CLE $2,900 6.49 2.24
Trea Turner WAS $4,700 10.35 2.20
Nicky Lopez KC $2,300 5.01 2.18

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Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez CLE $5,700 10.86 1.90
Rafael Devers BOS $5,300 10.00 1.89
Justin Turner LAD $6,000 8.79 1.47
Alex Bregman HOU $4,800 8.48 1.77

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jason Vosler SF $2,800 7.39 2.64
Charlie Culberson TEX $2,900 7.30 2.52
Starlin Castro WAS $2,900 7.00 2.41
Travis Shaw MIL $3,600 7.59 2.11

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ronald Acuña Jr. ATL $5,800 11.98 2.06
Byron Buxton MIN $5,700 11.70 2.05
Mike Trout LAA $5,600 11.28 2.01
Mike Tauchman SF $2,400 9.95 4.15
Kris Bryant CHC $5,900 9.90 1.68
Raimel Tapia COL $4,400 9.64 2.19
Mookie Betts LAD $6,100 9.53 1.56
Aaron Judge NYY $5,200 9.51 1.83

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mike Tauchman SF $2,400 9.95 4.15
Kevin Kiermaier TB $2,000 6.98 3.49
Taylor Ward LAA $2,100 6.80 3.24
Andrew Benintendi KC $2,500 8.05 3.22
Juan Lagares LAA $2,000 6.41 3.20
Harold Ramirez CLE $2,200 6.57 2.99
Adolis García TEX $3,000 8.76 2.92
Joey Gallo TEX $3,100 8.66 2.79

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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