MLB Draftkings Picks for May 4, 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
Ranger Suarez PHI $9,100 22.41 2.46
Pablo Lopez MIN $9,000 21.07 2.34
Jared Jones PIT $9,300 19.57 2.10
Tyler Glasnow LAD $10,400 18.93 1.82

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ranger Suarez PHI $9,100 22.41 2.46
Pablo Lopez MIN $9,000 21.07 2.34
Ben Lively CLE $5,800 13.33 2.30
Brandon Pfaadt ARI $7,700 17.17 2.23

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ryan Jeffers MIN $4,500 10.12 2.25
William Contreras MIL $5,400 9.62 1.78
Adley Rutschman BAL $5,600 9.60 1.72
Willson Contreras STL $5,300 9.47 1.79

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
James McCann BAL $2,500 6.13 2.45
Christian Vazquez MIN $2,700 6.07 2.25
Tom Murphy SF $2,800 6.30 2.25
Ryan Jeffers MIN $4,500 10.12 2.25

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ryan Mountcastle BAL $5,000 10.17 2.03
Ryan Jeffers MIN $4,500 10.12 2.25
William Contreras MIL $5,400 9.62 1.78
Adley Rutschman BAL $5,600 9.60 1.72

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tyler Black MIL $3,000 8.38 2.79
Nolan Schanuel LAA $3,000 8.09 2.70
Dominic Smith BOS $2,500 6.56 2.62
James McCann BAL $2,500 6.13 2.45

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Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jose Altuve HOU $5,600 10.60 1.89
Ozzie Albies ATL $5,100 9.81 1.92
Nico Hoerner CHC $4,400 9.54 2.17
Jorge Mateo BAL $3,200 9.21 2.88

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jorge Mateo BAL $3,200 9.21 2.88
Nicky Lopez CWS $2,200 6.05 2.75
Michael Massey KC $2,800 7.67 2.74
Luis Garcia Jr. WSH $3,600 8.40 2.33

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Elly De La Cruz CIN $6,100 11.48 1.88
Gunnar Henderson BAL $5,900 10.80 1.83
CJ Abrams WSH $5,500 10.62 1.93
Bobby Witt Jr. KC $5,900 10.37 1.76

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brayan Rocchio CLE $2,500 6.86 2.74
Zach Neto LAA $2,500 6.32 2.53
David Hamilton BOS $2,300 5.70 2.48
Paul DeJong CWS $2,600 5.83 2.24

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Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Christopher Morel CHC $4,500 8.81 1.96
Rafael Devers BOS $5,200 8.75 1.68
Jose Ramirez CLE $5,800 8.62 1.49
Max Muncy LAD $4,300 8.58 2.00

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ehire Adrianza LAA $2,100 6.73 3.21
Jose Miranda MIN $3,000 7.80 2.60
Nick Senzel WSH $3,200 8.11 2.53
Luis Urias SEA $2,700 6.38 2.36

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ronald Acuna Jr. ATL $5,900 11.16 1.89
Kyle Tucker HOU $5,800 10.57 1.82
Juan Soto NYY $6,400 10.35 1.62
Wilyer Abreu BOS $3,900 9.75 2.50
Fernando Tatis Jr. SD $5,100 9.69 1.90
Esteury Ruiz OAK $4,300 9.66 2.25
Daulton Varsho TOR $4,100 9.59 2.34
Riley Greene DET $4,900 9.53 1.95

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Willie Calhoun LAA $2,000 7.51 3.76
Ryan McKenna BAL $2,000 7.35 3.67
Jonny DeLuca TB $2,000 6.76 3.38
Tommy Pham CWS $3,100 9.10 2.94
Austin Martin MIN $2,500 7.32 2.93
Andy Pages LAD $3,500 9.34 2.67
Alex Call WSH $2,300 6.13 2.66
Jo Adell LAA $2,900 7.66 2.64

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.