MLB Draftkings Picks for Apr 18, 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
Logan Webb SF $9,300 17.29 1.86
Ryan Pepiot TB $8,100 17.26 2.13
Kenta Maeda DET $7,800 13.19 1.69
Griffin Canning LAA $6,800 12.09 1.78

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ryan Pepiot TB $8,100 17.26 2.13
Logan Webb SF $9,300 17.29 1.86
Ryne Nelson ARI $6,700 12.00 1.79
Griffin Canning LAA $6,800 12.09 1.78

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Bo Naylor CLE $4,000 7.83 1.96
Connor Wong BOS $2,800 7.26 2.59
Jonah Heim TEX $4,200 7.22 1.72
Matt Thaiss LAA $2,600 6.83 2.63

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Matt Thaiss LAA $2,600 6.83 2.63
Connor Wong BOS $2,800 7.26 2.59
Reese McGuire BOS $3,000 6.69 2.23
Carson Kelly DET $2,700 5.51 2.04

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Triston Casas BOS $4,800 9.12 1.90
Josh Naylor CLE $5,000 8.86 1.77
Christian Walker ARI $5,100 8.54 1.67
Yandy Diaz TB $4,900 8.16 1.66

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Austin Shenton TB $2,100 6.15 2.93
Matt Thaiss LAA $2,600 6.83 2.63
David Fry CLE $3,100 8.16 2.63
Connor Wong BOS $2,800 7.26 2.59

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Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ketel Marte ARI $5,500 10.55 1.92
Marcus Semien TEX $5,500 9.57 1.74
Andres Gimenez CLE $4,800 8.32 1.73
Thairo Estrada SF $3,500 7.79 2.23

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Thairo Estrada SF $3,500 7.79 2.23
Enmanuel Valdez BOS $3,300 7.16 2.17
Ketel Marte ARI $5,500 10.55 1.92
Curtis Mead TB $2,700 5.07 1.88

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Corey Seager TEX $6,100 9.79 1.60
Jose Caballero TB $3,300 8.12 2.46
Nick Ahmed SF $2,500 6.00 2.40
Zach Neto LAA $2,400 5.99 2.50

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Zach Neto LAA $2,400 5.99 2.50
Jose Caballero TB $3,300 8.12 2.46
Nick Ahmed SF $2,500 6.00 2.40
David Hamilton BOS $2,600 5.92 2.28

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Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jose Ramirez CLE $5,800 8.99 1.55
Matt Chapman SF $4,500 7.77 1.73
Anthony Rendon LAA $3,600 7.48 2.08
Eugenio Suarez ARI $4,400 7.34 1.67

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Anthony Rendon LAA $3,600 7.48 2.08
Gio Urshela DET $3,000 5.88 1.96
Matt Chapman SF $4,500 7.77 1.73
Eugenio Suarez ARI $4,400 7.34 1.67

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mike Trout LAA $6,200 10.61 1.71
Adolis Garcia TEX $5,700 10.06 1.77
Corbin Carroll ARI $5,600 10.01 1.79
Taylor Ward LAA $4,600 9.78 2.13
Jarren Duran BOS $4,900 9.57 1.95
Evan Carter TEX $4,600 8.94 1.94
Kerry Carpenter DET $3,700 8.77 2.37
Riley Greene DET $4,500 8.39 1.86

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tyler Freeman CLE $2,900 7.89 2.72
Wilyer Abreu BOS $3,200 8.37 2.62
Kerry Carpenter DET $3,700 8.77 2.37
Mickey Moniak LAA $3,000 6.68 2.23
Taylor Ward LAA $4,600 9.78 2.13
Harold Ramirez TB $3,700 7.86 2.12
Jake McCarthy ARI $3,300 6.81 2.06
Joc Pederson ARI $3,900 8.00 2.05

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.