MLB Draftkings Picks for May 3, 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
Sonny Gray STL $10,100 22.42 2.22
Aaron Nola PHI $9,900 21.91 2.21
Yusei Kikuchi TOR $8,400 19.40 2.31
Tanner Bibee CLE $8,500 17.66 2.08

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Yusei Kikuchi TOR $8,400 19.40 2.31
JP Sears OAK $6,100 13.89 2.28
Sonny Gray STL $10,100 22.42 2.22
Aaron Nola PHI $9,900 21.91 2.21

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
William Contreras MIL $9,400 9.47 1.01
Danny Jansen TOR $4,200 9.36 2.23
Will Smith LAD $5,100 9.04 1.77
Adley Rutschman BAL $9,000 8.81 0.98

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Freddy Fermin KC $2,600 6.91 2.66
Reese McGuire BOS $2,700 6.71 2.48
Martin Maldonado CWS $2,000 4.57 2.29
Danny Jansen TOR $4,200 9.36 2.23

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
William Contreras MIL $9,400 9.47 1.01
Justin Turner TOR $4,700 9.37 1.99
Danny Jansen TOR $4,200 9.36 2.23
Freddie Freeman LAD $5,600 9.12 1.63

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tyler Black MIL $3,000 8.30 2.77
Freddy Fermin KC $2,600 6.91 2.66
LaMonte Wade Jr. SF $3,300 8.19 2.48
Reese McGuire BOS $2,700 6.71 2.48

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Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ozzie Albies ATL $5,400 10.82 2.00
Jose Altuve HOU $5,700 10.57 1.85
Ketel Marte ARI $5,200 8.99 1.73
Marcus Semien TEX $5,500 8.85 1.61

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nicky Lopez CWS $2,100 5.56 2.65
Michael Massey KC $2,800 7.10 2.54
Jeff McNeil NYM $3,000 6.66 2.22
Jorge Polanco SEA $3,800 7.91 2.08

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Gunnar Henderson BAL $9,400 11.81 1.26
Elly De La Cruz CIN $9,600 11.24 1.17
Bobby Witt Jr. KC $6,200 11.11 1.79
Trea Turner PHI $6,300 9.87 1.57

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Zach Neto LAA $2,600 6.59 2.53
Nick Ahmed SF $2,300 5.50 2.39
Brayan Rocchio CLE $2,700 6.12 2.27
Javier Baez DET $2,900 6.20 2.14

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Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Austin Riley ATL $5,500 8.85 1.61
Jose Ramirez CLE $5,800 8.56 1.48
Josh Rojas SEA $3,200 8.53 2.67
Max Muncy LAD $4,500 8.52 1.89

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Josh Rojas SEA $3,200 8.53 2.67
Nick Senzel WSH $3,400 8.18 2.41
Ehire Adrianza LAA $2,200 5.25 2.38
Ernie Clement TOR $2,800 6.24 2.23

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ronald Acuna Jr. ATL $6,400 12.24 1.91
Juan Soto NYY $6,300 10.77 1.71
Kyle Tucker HOU $5,900 10.70 1.81
Wilyer Abreu BOS $3,800 10.31 2.71
Marcell Ozuna ATL $6,000 10.12 1.69
Jacob Young WSH $3,500 10.01 2.86
Adolis Garcia TEX $5,500 9.91 1.80
Esteury Ruiz OAK $4,200 9.77 2.33

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Dane Myers MIA $2,200 7.78 3.53
Jonny DeLuca TB $2,000 6.73 3.37
Willie Calhoun LAA $2,000 6.66 3.33
Tommy Pham CWS $3,100 9.00 2.90
Jacob Young WSH $3,500 10.01 2.86
Travis Jankowski TEX $2,400 6.57 2.74
Wilyer Abreu BOS $3,800 10.31 2.71
Wenceel Perez DET $3,400 8.80 2.59

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.