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MLB FanDuel Picks for May 5, 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
Yu Darvish SD $11,800 48.14 4.08
Shane Bieber CLE $12,200 46.00 3.77
John Means BAL $10,200 39.30 3.85
Walker Buehler LAD $10,000 34.43 3.44

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brady Singer KC $7,400 33.08 4.47
Yu Darvish SD $11,800 48.14 4.08
John Means BAL $10,200 39.30 3.85
Shane Bieber CLE $12,200 46.00 3.77

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jesús Aguilar MIA $4,200 13.35 3.18
Brandon Belt SF $3,500 12.97 3.71
Freddie Freeman ATL $3,700 12.70 3.43
Dom Nuñez COL $3,400 12.61 3.71

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brad Miller PHI $2,300 11.11 4.83
William Contreras ATL $2,000 9.20 4.60
Christian Walker ARI $2,500 11.35 4.54
Mitch Garver MIN $2,700 11.73 4.35

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ozzie Albies ATL $3,200 11.67 3.65
Kolten Wong MIL $2,900 11.52 3.97
Jed Lowrie OAK $2,900 11.12 3.83
Jose Altuve HOU $3,300 10.64 3.23

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kolten Wong MIL $2,900 11.52 3.97
Ramón Urías BAL $2,000 7.82 3.91
Cesar Hernandez CLE $2,400 9.37 3.90
Starlin Castro WSH $2,300 8.94 3.89

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Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Fernando Tatis Jr. SD $4,300 15.14 3.52
Javier Báez CHC $3,500 14.36 4.10
Trevor Story COL $4,400 13.90 3.16
Xander Bogaerts BOS $3,500 13.28 3.79

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nick Ahmed ARI $2,000 9.14 4.57
Javier Báez CHC $3,500 14.36 4.10
Brandon Crawford SF $3,100 11.86 3.83
Miguel Rojas MIA $2,700 10.35 3.83

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez CLE $4,100 14.50 3.54
Rafael Devers BOS $3,700 13.36 3.61
Kris Bryant CHC $3,900 13.13 3.37
Justin Turner LAD $3,700 11.70 3.16

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brian Anderson MIA $2,200 10.07 4.58
Austin Riley ATL $2,400 10.07 4.20
Maikel Franco BAL $2,400 9.45 3.94
Gio Urshela NYY $2,600 9.45 3.63

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Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ronald Acuña Jr. ATL $4,300 16.06 3.74
Byron Buxton MIN $4,400 15.15 3.44
Mike Trout LAA $4,500 14.99 3.33
Mike Tauchman SF $3,100 13.38 4.31
Aaron Judge NYY $3,700 12.75 3.45
Mookie Betts LAD $4,000 12.52 3.13
Mitch Haniger SEA $3,300 12.44 3.77
Raimel Tapia COL $3,500 12.34 3.52

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tim Locastro ARI $2,200 12.32 5.60
Jake Marisnick CHC $2,100 10.19 4.85
Adam Duvall MIA $2,400 11.10 4.62
Corey Dickerson MIA $2,500 11.05 4.42
Billy Hamilton CWS $2,000 8.64 4.32
Mike Tauchman SF $3,100 13.38 4.31
Jackie Bradley Jr. MIL $2,200 9.34 4.25
Juan Lagares LAA $2,000 8.49 4.24

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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