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MLB FanDuel Picks for May 30, 2021

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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Max Scherzer WSH $12,000 43.97 3.66
Brandon Woodruff MIL $11,200 42.14 3.76
Lucas Giolito CWS $10,000 41.33 4.13
Clayton Kershaw LAD $10,500 38.42 3.66

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tyler Mahle CIN $7,000 31.51 4.50
Lucas Giolito CWS $10,000 41.33 4.13
Kyle Freeland COL $6,800 27.45 4.04
Zach Eflin PHI $8,600 33.02 3.84

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Abreu CWS $4,000 14.06 3.52
Miguel Sanó MIN $3,100 11.62 3.75
Ji-Man Choi TB $3,400 11.41 3.36
J.T. Realmuto PHI $3,000 11.35 3.78

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jacob Stallings PIT $2,000 9.81 4.91
Tom Murphy SEA $2,100 9.75 4.64
Gary Sánchez NYY $2,100 9.51 4.53
Tyler Nevin BAL $2,000 8.93 4.46

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jose Altuve HOU $3,400 12.37 3.64
Kolten Wong MIL $2,700 10.68 3.96
Zach McKinstry LAD $2,000 9.83 4.91
Jonathan Schoop DET $2,200 9.51 4.32

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Zach McKinstry LAD $2,000 9.83 4.91
Phil Gosselin LAA $2,000 9.11 4.56
Aledmys Díaz HOU $2,100 9.18 4.37
Jonathan Schoop DET $2,200 9.51 4.32

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Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Fernando Tatis Jr. SD $4,500 18.77 4.17
Trea Turner WSH $4,100 11.86 2.89
Carlos Correa HOU $2,800 11.60 4.14
Xander Bogaerts BOS $3,600 11.44 3.18

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Taylor Walls TB $2,200 10.29 4.68
Willy Adames MIL $2,100 9.63 4.58
Fernando Tatis Jr. SD $4,500 18.77 4.17
Carlos Correa HOU $2,800 11.60 4.14

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rafael Devers BOS $3,500 13.43 3.84
Kris Bryant CHC $4,300 12.04 2.80
Alex Bregman HOU $3,200 11.86 3.71
Yoán Moncada CWS $3,500 11.52 3.29

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Gio Urshela NYY $2,300 9.78 4.25
Evan Longoria SF $2,800 11.50 4.11
Patrick Wisdom CHC $2,200 8.44 3.84
Rafael Devers BOS $3,500 13.43 3.84

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Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Aaron Judge NYY $3,600 13.81 3.84
Adolis García TEX $4,400 13.79 3.13
Tyler O’Neill STL $3,000 13.05 4.35
Tommy Pham SD $2,800 13.03 4.65
Randy Arozarena TB $3,800 12.90 3.39
Christian Yelich MIL $3,800 12.77 3.36
Giancarlo Stanton NYY $3,000 12.70 4.23
Jesse Winker CIN $4,100 12.67 3.09

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jay Bruce NYY $1 1.01 1009.00
Chas McCormick HOU $2,000 11.64 5.82
Wil Myers SD $2,200 11.73 5.33
Austin Slater SF $2,400 11.61 4.84
Tommy Pham SD $2,800 13.03 4.65
Dylan Carlson STL $2,200 9.78 4.45
Kyle Tucker HOU $2,700 11.77 4.36
Tyler O’Neill STL $3,000 13.05 4.35

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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