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MLB Draftkings Picks for May 30, 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
Max Scherzer WAS $10,800 25.17 2.33
Brandon Woodruff MIL $10,100 24.59 2.43
Lucas Giolito CWS $9,600 24.19 2.52
Clayton Kershaw LAD $10,000 22.00 2.20

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Lucas Giolito CWS $9,600 24.19 2.52
Kevin Gausman SF $8,900 21.63 2.43
Brandon Woodruff MIL $10,100 24.59 2.43
Max Scherzer WAS $10,800 25.17 2.33

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
J.T. Realmuto PHI $4,100 8.64 2.11
Yermín Mercedes CWS $5,900 8.16 1.38
Salvador Perez KC $4,800 7.80 1.62
Carson Kelly ARI $4,300 7.69 1.79

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Martín Maldonado HOU $2,300 6.63 2.88
Austin Hedges CLE $2,000 4.82 2.41
Curt Casali SF $2,200 5.24 2.38
Jorge Alfaro MIA $2,600 5.89 2.26

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Abreu CWS $6,200 10.42 1.68
Trey Mancini BAL $5,600 9.74 1.74
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. TOR $5,700 9.65 1.69
J.T. Realmuto PHI $4,100 8.64 2.11

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Matt Adams COL $2,000 5.97 2.99
Martín Maldonado HOU $2,300 6.63 2.88
Christian Walker ARI $2,400 6.54 2.72
Albert Pujols LAD $2,600 6.47 2.49

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Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Max Muncy LAD $5,400 9.87 1.83
Jose Altuve HOU $4,600 9.50 2.06
Brandon Lowe TB $5,000 8.66 1.73
Adam Frazier PIT $4,100 8.45 2.06

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Donovan Solano SF $2,500 7.53 3.01
Willi Castro DET $2,200 6.10 2.77
Tucupita Marcano SD $2,000 5.41 2.71
Marwin Gonzalez BOS $2,200 5.15 2.34

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Fernando Tatis Jr. SD $5,800 14.04 2.42
Adalberto Mondesi KC $3,600 10.87 3.02
Trea Turner WAS $6,300 9.20 1.46
Bo Bichette TOR $5,100 9.01 1.77

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Adalberto Mondesi KC $3,600 10.87 3.02
Elvis Andrus OAK $2,000 5.35 2.68
José Devers MIA $2,000 5.36 2.68
Nick Ahmed ARI $2,500 6.43 2.57

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Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rafael Devers BOS $4,300 10.00 2.33
José Ramírez CLE $4,900 9.15 1.87
Alex Bregman HOU $4,600 8.96 1.95
Evan Longoria SF $3,600 8.67 2.41

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jeimer Candelario DET $2,800 7.99 2.85
Evan Longoria SF $3,600 8.67 2.41
Rafael Devers BOS $4,300 10.00 2.33
Charlie Culberson TEX $2,900 6.22 2.14

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Aaron Judge NYY $5,800 10.48 1.81
Adolis García TEX $4,200 10.46 2.49
Tommy Pham SD $3,400 9.92 2.92
Tyler O’Neill STL $3,500 9.86 2.82
Randy Arozarena TB $6,000 9.75 1.62
Christian Yelich MIL $5,300 9.72 1.83
Jesse Winker CIN $4,800 9.64 2.01
Giancarlo Stanton NYY $4,300 9.62 2.24

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Steven Duggar SF $2,000 7.16 3.58
Wil Myers SD $2,600 8.88 3.42
Zach McKinstry LAD $2,300 7.41 3.22
Harold Ramirez CLE $2,300 7.24 3.15
Myles Straw HOU $2,000 6.28 3.14
Chas McCormick HOU $2,700 8.32 3.08
Nomar Mazara DET $2,100 6.47 3.08
Andrew Stevenson WAS $2,000 6.07 3.03

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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