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MLB Draftkings Picks for May 14, 2022

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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Eric Lauer MIL $9,600 23.50 2.45
Chris Bassitt NYM $10,300 20.17 1.96
Zac Gallen ARI $9,800 19.46 1.99
Shane Bieber CLE $8,800 19.21 2.18

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Luis Castillo CIN $7,300 18.61 2.55
Eric Lauer MIL $9,600 23.50 2.45
Devin Smeltzer MIN $4,000 9.71 2.43
Michael Pineda DET $6,200 14.13 2.28

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tyler Stephenson CIN $4,300 9.47 2.20
Willson Contreras CHC $4,800 9.27 1.93
Danny Jansen TOR $3,700 8.61 2.33
William Contreras ATL $4,100 7.87 1.92

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Austin Romine LAA $2,100 5.40 2.57
Sam Huff TEX $2,700 6.75 2.50
Danny Jansen TOR $3,700 8.61 2.33
Tyler Stephenson CIN $4,300 9.47 2.20

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Paul Goldschmidt STL $9,600 9.69 1.01
Anthony Rizzo NYY $4,900 9.50 1.94
Tyler Stephenson CIN $4,300 9.47 2.20
Willson Contreras CHC $4,800 9.27 1.93

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rhys Hoskins PHI $2,700 8.22 3.05
Garrett Cooper MIA $2,700 7.24 2.68
Luke Voit SD $3,200 8.34 2.61
Austin Romine LAA $2,100 5.40 2.57

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Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tommy Edman STL $10,400 8.74 0.84
Jazz Chisholm Jr. MIA $5,800 8.72 1.50
Jorge Polanco MIN $4,300 8.42 1.96
Jean Segura PHI $3,900 8.17 2.10

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Josh VanMeter PIT $2,700 6.97 2.58
Rougned Odor BAL $2,900 6.64 2.29
Santiago Espinal TOR $3,400 7.74 2.28
Brendan Rodgers COL $3,500 7.48 2.14

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Willy Adames MIL $5,100 9.29 1.82
Tim Anderson CWS $4,800 8.98 1.87
Wander Franco TB $5,200 8.53 1.64
Bo Bichette TOR $4,700 8.52 1.81

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Royce Lewis MIN $2,300 6.70 2.91
Andrew Velazquez LAA $2,400 6.29 2.62
Dee Strange-Gordon WAS $2,500 5.43 2.17
Miguel Rojas MIA $2,600 5.45 2.10

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Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Manny Machado SD $6,200 10.05 1.62
José Ramírez CLE $5,200 9.54 1.84
Rafael Devers BOS $5,700 9.52 1.67
Josh Donaldson NYY $3,900 8.43 2.16

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Alec Bohm PHI $2,200 7.13 3.24
Mike Brosseau MIL $2,500 6.71 2.68
Kevin Smith OAK $2,400 6.32 2.63
Mike Moustakas CIN $3,300 8.21 2.49

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Aaron Judge NYY $5,800 12.41 2.14
Mike Trout LAA $5,600 11.51 2.06
Taylor Ward LAA $5,000 10.73 2.15
Bryce Harper PHI $5,300 10.56 1.99
Kyle Tucker HOU $4,400 10.50 2.39
Yordan Alvarez HOU $5,200 10.48 2.02
Cedric Mullins BAL $5,600 9.93 1.77
Giancarlo Stanton NYY $4,900 9.91 2.02

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Alek Thomas ARI $2,400 9.14 3.81
Travis Demeritte ATL $2,200 7.62 3.46
Jose Siri HOU $2,400 7.92 3.30
Roman Quinn PHI $2,000 6.41 3.20
Chad Pinder OAK $2,200 6.89 3.13
Guillermo Heredia ATL $2,000 5.82 2.91
Eli White TEX $2,200 6.29 2.86
TJ Friedl CIN $2,900 8.10 2.79

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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