MLB Draftkings Picks for May 1, 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
Zack Wheeler PHI $11,000 24.25 2.20
Shota Imanaga CHC $9,800 23.45 2.39
Chris Sale ATL $9,800 21.86 2.23
Corbin Burnes BAL $9,400 19.19 2.04

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Shota Imanaga CHC $9,800 23.45 2.39
Roddery Munoz MIA $6,500 14.56 2.24
Chris Sale ATL $9,800 21.86 2.23
Zack Wheeler PHI $11,000 24.25 2.20

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
William Contreras MIL $5,500 9.51 1.73
Will Smith LAD $4,900 9.13 1.86
J.T. Realmuto PHI $5,000 8.80 1.76
Willson Contreras STL $5,200 8.73 1.68

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kyle McCann OAK $2,600 7.72 2.97
Christian Bethancourt MIA $2,200 5.60 2.55
Luke Maile CIN $2,400 5.92 2.47
Connor Wong BOS $3,100 7.58 2.45

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Christian Walker ARI $4,900 9.80 2.00
William Contreras MIL $5,500 9.51 1.73
Josh Naylor CLE $5,000 9.44 1.89
Will Smith LAD $4,900 9.13 1.86

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kyle McCann OAK $2,600 7.72 2.97
Austin Shenton TB $2,600 6.67 2.57
Christian Bethancourt MIA $2,200 5.60 2.55
Luke Maile CIN $2,400 5.92 2.47

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Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jose Altuve HOU $5,700 10.41 1.83
Ozzie Albies ATL $5,400 9.84 1.82
Edouard Julien MIN $4,200 9.81 2.34
Marcus Semien TEX $5,300 9.23 1.74

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tyler Black MIL $2,000 8.18 4.09
Michael Massey KC $2,700 7.11 2.63
Niko Goodrum TB $2,300 5.41 2.35
Edouard Julien MIN $4,200 9.81 2.34

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Gunnar Henderson BAL $6,100 11.25 1.84
Elly De La Cruz CIN $6,400 11.20 1.75
CJ Abrams WSH $5,600 11.05 1.97
Trea Turner PHI $6,200 10.99 1.77

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Willi Castro MIN $3,300 8.18 2.48
Nick Ahmed SF $2,300 5.46 2.37
Blaze Alexander ARI $3,800 8.90 2.34
Zach Neto LAA $2,700 6.14 2.27

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Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nick Senzel WSH $2,700 9.33 3.46
Ryan McMahon COL $4,800 9.13 1.90
Jose Ramirez CLE $5,800 8.96 1.54
Austin Riley ATL $5,500 8.44 1.54

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nick Senzel WSH $2,700 9.33 3.46
Trey Lipscomb WSH $3,100 7.52 2.43
Ehire Adrianza LAA $2,200 5.17 2.35
Graham Pauley SD $2,900 6.78 2.34

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ronald Acuna Jr. ATL $6,500 11.97 1.84
Kyle Tucker HOU $5,900 10.57 1.79
Juan Soto NYY $6,300 10.33 1.64
Marcell Ozuna ATL $5,800 10.20 1.76
Adolis Garcia TEX $5,400 10.07 1.87
Tyler O’Neill BOS $5,500 9.93 1.81
Riley Greene DET $4,700 9.83 2.09
Yordan Alvarez HOU $5,600 9.70 1.73

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Lawrence Butler OAK $2,300 6.88 2.99
Wenceel Perez DET $3,200 9.19 2.87
Alex Call WSH $2,500 7.01 2.80
Jacob Young WSH $3,200 8.83 2.76
Joey Loperfido HOU $2,800 7.62 2.72
Andrew Benintendi CWS $2,900 7.65 2.64
Alec Burleson STL $2,500 6.57 2.63
Tommy Pham CWS $3,100 8.10 2.61

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.