MLB Draftkings Picks for Apr 17, 2024

Daily Player Picks

Updated Throughout the Day

Player expected costs and values are calculated every thirty minutes throughout the day.


Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tarik Skubal DET $10,000 23.24 2.32
Cristopher Sanchez PHI $8,000 17.72 2.21
Reid Detmers LAA $9,000 16.67 1.85
Pablo Lopez MIN $8,800 16.53 1.88

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tarik Skubal DET $10,000 23.24 2.32
Steven Matz STL $6,700 15.48 2.31
Bailey Falter PIT $5,000 11.26 2.25
Cristopher Sanchez PHI $8,000 17.72 2.21

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
William Contreras MIL $5,000 10.18 2.04
Ryan Jeffers MIN $3,900 8.82 2.26
Willson Contreras STL $4,500 8.43 1.87
Will Smith LAD $4,600 8.40 1.83

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Connor Wong BOS $2,700 7.20 2.67
Ryan Jeffers MIN $3,900 8.82 2.26
Martin Maldonado CWS $2,000 4.48 2.24
Shea Langeliers OAK $3,500 7.52 2.15

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
William Contreras MIL $5,000 10.18 2.04
Matt Olson ATL $6,000 9.70 1.62
Bryce Harper PHI $5,900 9.65 1.64
Triston Casas BOS $4,700 9.60 2.04

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Connor Wong BOS $2,700 7.20 2.67
Jake Bauers MIL $2,900 7.20 2.48
Ryan O’Hearn BAL $3,600 8.87 2.46
Joey Gallo WSH $3,100 7.39 2.38

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Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jose Altuve HOU $5,400 10.67 1.98
Ketel Marte ARI $5,500 9.66 1.76
Marcus Semien TEX $5,300 9.49 1.79
Andres Gimenez CLE $4,600 9.18 2.00

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nicky Lopez CWS $2,000 5.28 2.64
Enmanuel Valdez BOS $3,200 8.23 2.57
Luis Garcia Jr. WSH $2,900 7.36 2.54
Edouard Julien MIN $3,700 8.83 2.39

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Bobby Witt Jr. KC $6,300 12.33 1.96
Gunnar Henderson BAL $5,600 11.11 1.98
CJ Abrams WSH $4,600 11.09 2.41
Elly De La Cruz CIN $5,700 10.05 1.76

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Braden Shewmake CWS $2,500 6.41 2.57
Jose Caballero TB $3,200 8.15 2.55
Zach Neto LAA $2,300 5.63 2.45
CJ Abrams WSH $4,600 11.09 2.41

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Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Austin Riley ATL $5,900 9.78 1.66
Jose Ramirez CLE $5,700 9.14 1.60
Max Muncy LAD $4,500 8.98 2.00
Christopher Morel CHC $4,200 8.89 2.12

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Zack Short NYM $2,000 5.48 2.74
Tyler Wade SD $2,500 6.22 2.49
Jose Miranda MIN $2,900 6.81 2.35
Luis Urias SEA $2,700 6.17 2.29

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ronald Acuna Jr. ATL $6,500 11.82 1.82
Marcell Ozuna ATL $5,300 10.61 2.00
Mike Trout LAA $6,200 10.57 1.71
Juan Soto NYY $6,000 10.36 1.73
Will Benson CIN $4,100 10.34 2.52
Yordan Alvarez HOU $5,800 10.23 1.76
Esteury Ruiz OAK $4,500 10.05 2.23
Jarren Duran BOS $4,800 9.76 2.03

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Sean Bouchard COL $2,000 8.07 4.03
Wilyer Abreu BOS $2,800 8.57 3.06
Dominic Fletcher CWS $2,200 6.44 2.93
Trevor Larnach MIN $2,600 7.23 2.78
Tyrone Taylor NYM $2,800 7.34 2.62
Andy Pages LAD $2,500 6.39 2.56
Jesse Winker WSH $3,500 8.85 2.53
Will Benson CIN $4,100 10.34 2.52

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┬áno 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.