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MLB Draftkings Picks for May 31, 2021

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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jacob deGrom NYM $11,200 30.95 2.76
Trevor Bauer LAD $10,500 30.00 2.86
Corbin Burnes MIL $9,900 23.99 2.42
Carlos Rodón CWS $10,100 22.63 2.24

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Trevor Bauer LAD $10,500 30.00 2.86
Jacob deGrom NYM $11,200 30.95 2.76
Merrill Kelly ARI $6,500 17.06 2.62
Corbin Burnes MIL $9,900 23.99 2.42

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Buster Posey SF $4,500 8.96 1.99
J.T. Realmuto PHI $5,100 8.83 1.73
Mitch Garver MIN $4,700 8.54 1.82
Salvador Perez KC $5,200 8.02 1.54

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Martín Maldonado HOU $2,200 6.47 2.94
José Godoy SEA $2,100 5.67 2.70
Austin Wynns BAL $2,000 5.28 2.64
René Rivera CLE $2,200 5.43 2.47

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Abreu CWS $6,000 10.69 1.78
Freddie Freeman ATL $9,800 9.73 0.99
Matt Olson OAK $4,700 9.57 2.04
Trey Mancini BAL $5,200 9.42 1.81

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Martín Maldonado HOU $2,200 6.47 2.94
Mitch Moreland OAK $2,800 7.55 2.70
José Godoy SEA $2,100 5.67 2.70
Austin Wynns BAL $2,000 5.28 2.64

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Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Max Muncy LAD $5,500 11.42 2.08
Jose Altuve HOU $4,600 9.07 1.97
Ozzie Albies ATL $9,400 8.89 0.95
Tommy Edman STL $5,000 8.69 1.74

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Marwin Gonzalez BOS $2,000 5.09 2.55
Domingo Leyba ARI $2,000 4.96 2.48
Donovan Solano SF $3,100 6.63 2.14
Max Muncy LAD $5,500 11.42 2.08

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Fernando Tatis Jr. SD $6,100 12.60 2.07
Adalberto Mondesi KC $3,400 10.63 3.13
Trea Turner WAS $10,200 9.64 0.94
Xander Bogaerts BOS $5,600 9.32 1.66

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Adalberto Mondesi KC $3,400 10.63 3.13
Kyle Farmer CIN $2,200 5.70 2.59
Andrelton Simmons MIN $2,300 5.69 2.47
Amed Rosario CLE $3,100 7.54 2.43

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Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rafael Devers BOS $5,100 10.58 2.07
José Ramírez CLE $5,300 9.16 1.73
Manny Machado SD $5,600 8.97 1.60
Alex Bregman HOU $5,200 8.86 1.70

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jeimer Candelario DET $3,100 7.42 2.39
Rafael Devers BOS $5,100 10.58 2.07
Erik González PIT $2,600 5.34 2.05
Eugenio Suárez CIN $4,500 8.83 1.96

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Austin Meadows TB $5,400 10.29 1.91
Mookie Betts LAD $5,400 10.05 1.86
Randy Arozarena TB $6,100 9.99 1.64
Ronald Acuña Jr. ATL $10,600 9.81 0.93
Tyler O’Neill STL $4,000 9.73 2.43
Kyle Tucker HOU $3,500 9.59 2.74
Nick Castellanos CIN $4,500 9.47 2.10
Tommy Pham SD $4,000 9.44 2.36

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Zach McKinstry LAD $2,000 7.23 3.61
Chas McCormick HOU $2,600 9.12 3.51
Ka’ai Tom PIT $2,000 6.50 3.25
Edward Olivares KC $2,000 6.45 3.23
Akil Baddoo DET $2,400 7.38 3.07
Steven Duggar SF $2,400 6.74 2.81
Rob Refsnyder MIN $2,300 6.43 2.80
Harold Ramirez CLE $2,400 6.64 2.77

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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