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MLB Draftkings Picks for May 15, 2022

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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Frankie Montas OAK $8,600 21.61 2.51
Patrick Sandoval LAA $9,000 21.55 2.39
Justin Verlander HOU $10,300 21.07 2.05
Brandon Woodruff MIL $9,000 20.05 2.23

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tarik Skubal DET $6,000 19.09 3.18
Robbie Ray SEA $7,700 19.71 2.56
Frankie Montas OAK $8,600 21.61 2.51
Patrick Corbin WAS $5,400 13.42 2.49

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Salvador Perez KC $5,200 8.61 1.66
Willson Contreras CHC $4,900 8.45 1.72
Will Smith LAD $4,700 8.17 1.74
Jonah Heim TEX $4,700 8.08 1.72

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jose Trevino NYY $2,200 5.55 2.52
Robinson Chirinos BAL $2,300 5.08 2.21
Chad Wallach LAA $2,200 4.80 2.18
Luke Maile CLE $2,500 5.40 2.16

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Paul Goldschmidt STL $9,400 9.61 1.02
Eric Hosmer SD $8,600 9.48 1.10
Anthony Rizzo NYY $5,000 9.29 1.86
C.J. Cron COL $5,300 9.11 1.72

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Alfonso Rivas CHC $2,300 8.25 3.59
Rhys Hoskins PHI $2,600 8.84 3.40
Jose Trevino NYY $2,200 5.55 2.52
Mike Ford SEA $2,400 5.79 2.41

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Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jose Altuve HOU $5,000 9.77 1.95
Kolten Wong MIL $5,600 9.44 1.69
Jean Segura PHI $4,300 8.96 2.08
Tommy Edman STL $9,800 8.77 0.89

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Matt Reynolds CIN $2,800 7.02 2.51
Josh VanMeter PIT $2,600 6.47 2.49
Rodolfo Castro PIT $2,100 5.05 2.40
Brendan Rodgers COL $3,600 8.29 2.30

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Willy Adames MIL $5,400 9.62 1.78
Tim Anderson CWS $4,600 9.05 1.97
Dansby Swanson ATL $7,000 8.41 1.20
Trea Turner LAD $5,200 8.30 1.60

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Royce Lewis MIN $2,300 6.06 2.63
Elvis Andrus OAK $2,000 4.77 2.38
Andrew Velazquez LAA $2,500 5.70 2.28
Miguel Rojas MIA $2,500 5.63 2.25

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Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez CLE $5,200 9.43 1.81
Rafael Devers BOS $5,700 8.71 1.53
Ke’Bryan Hayes PIT $4,200 8.62 2.05
Austin Riley ATL $9,200 8.38 0.91

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Alec Bohm PHI $2,100 7.33 3.49
Kevin Smith OAK $2,400 5.68 2.37
Emmanuel Rivera KC $2,400 5.68 2.37
Ramón Urías BAL $2,800 6.44 2.30

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Aaron Judge NYY $6,000 11.40 1.90
Byron Buxton MIN $5,900 10.92 1.85
Taylor Ward LAA $5,000 10.37 2.07
Mike Trout LAA $5,700 10.10 1.77
Yordan Alvarez HOU $5,200 9.79 1.88
Kyle Schwarber PHI $3,500 9.76 2.79
Christian Yelich MIL $5,700 9.69 1.70
Mookie Betts LAD $5,500 9.69 1.76

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Odúbel Herrera PHI $2,000 7.01 3.51
Jose Siri HOU $2,300 8.04 3.49
Eli White TEX $2,200 7.68 3.49
Alek Thomas ARI $2,500 8.49 3.40
Chad Pinder OAK $2,000 6.22 3.11
Nick Castellanos PHI $3,000 8.91 2.97
Rafael Ortega CHC $2,700 7.84 2.91
Kyle Schwarber PHI $3,500 9.76 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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