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MLB FanDuel Picks for May 31, 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
Jacob deGrom NYM $12,000 51.10 4.26
Trevor Bauer LAD $11,800 50.66 4.29
Corbin Burnes MIL $10,600 40.17 3.79
José Berríos MIN $9,100 34.51 3.79

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Merrill Kelly ARI $7,100 32.03 4.51
Trevor Bauer LAD $11,800 50.66 4.29
Jacob deGrom NYM $12,000 51.10 4.26
James Kaprielian OAK $8,000 32.04 4.01

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Abreu CWS $9,500 14.40 1.52
Freddie Freeman ATL $3,700 13.07 3.53
Matt Olson OAK $3,500 12.94 3.70
Rhys Hoskins PHI $3,600 11.87 3.30

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brad Miller PHI $2,300 11.08 4.82
Jacob Stallings PIT $2,100 9.94 4.73
Seth Brown OAK $2,500 11.43 4.57
James McCann NYM $2,200 9.72 4.42

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jose Altuve HOU $3,400 11.72 3.45
Ozzie Albies ATL $3,100 11.69 3.77
Kolten Wong MIL $2,800 9.96 3.56
Jed Lowrie OAK $2,600 9.91 3.81

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Zach McKinstry LAD $2,000 9.63 4.81
Jonathan Schoop DET $2,200 9.38 4.26
Edmundo Sosa STL $2,100 8.41 4.01
Tony Kemp OAK $2,100 8.19 3.90

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Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Fernando Tatis Jr. SD $4,500 16.81 3.74
Trea Turner WSH $4,100 12.39 3.02
Xander Bogaerts BOS $3,500 12.26 3.50
Carlos Correa HOU $3,000 11.85 3.95

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Willy Adames MIL $2,300 11.33 4.93
Brandon Crawford SF $2,500 11.08 4.43
Dansby Swanson ATL $2,500 10.75 4.30
Carlos Correa HOU $3,000 11.85 3.95

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rafael Devers BOS $3,700 14.18 3.83
José Ramírez CLE $9,000 12.22 1.36
Manny Machado SD $3,300 12.05 3.65
Alex Bregman HOU $3,200 11.75 3.67

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Josh Donaldson MIN $2,900 11.70 4.03
Patrick Wisdom CHC $2,200 8.68 3.95
Rafael Devers BOS $3,700 14.18 3.83
Kyle Seager SEA $2,700 10.35 3.83

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Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Austin Meadows TB $3,900 13.88 3.56
Mookie Betts LAD $3,900 13.37 3.43
Randy Arozarena TB $3,700 13.26 3.58
Ronald Acuña Jr. ATL $4,400 13.09 2.97
Tyler O’Neill STL $3,300 12.83 3.89
Kyle Tucker HOU $2,800 12.73 4.54
Chas McCormick HOU $2,000 12.65 6.32
Nick Castellanos CIN $4,100 12.37 3.02

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jay Bruce NYY $1 1.01 1009.00
Chas McCormick HOU $2,000 12.65 6.32
Wil Myers SD $2,200 10.54 4.79
DJ Stewart BAL $2,100 9.64 4.59
Kyle Tucker HOU $2,800 12.73 4.54
LaMonte Wade Jr. SF $2,000 8.97 4.49
Akil Baddoo DET $2,200 9.71 4.41
Alex Dickerson SF $2,100 9.25 4.40

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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