MLB Draftkings Picks for May 5, 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
Freddy Peralta MIL $10,500 23.31 2.22
Tarik Skubal DET $10,200 23.24 2.28
Joe Ryan MIN $9,800 18.23 1.86
Ryan Pepiot TB $8,800 18.05 2.05

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Joe Boyle OAK $6,700 16.89 2.52
Tarik Skubal DET $10,200 23.24 2.28
Freddy Peralta MIL $10,500 23.31 2.22
Bailey Falter PIT $6,000 13.07 2.18

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Adley Rutschman BAL $5,300 10.34 1.95
Willson Contreras STL $5,400 9.68 1.79
Kyle McCann OAK $2,800 9.59 3.43
William Contreras MIL $5,600 9.11 1.63

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kyle McCann OAK $2,800 9.59 3.43
Chadwick Tromp ATL $2,500 6.15 2.46
Christian Bethancourt MIA $2,100 5.15 2.45
Martin Maldonado CWS $2,100 5.01 2.39

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Adley Rutschman BAL $5,300 10.34 1.95
Ryan Mountcastle BAL $4,800 10.08 2.10
Willson Contreras STL $5,400 9.68 1.79
Kyle McCann OAK $2,800 9.59 3.43

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kyle McCann OAK $2,800 9.59 3.43
Dominic Smith BOS $2,500 6.74 2.70
Nolan Schanuel LAA $3,100 7.81 2.52
Andrew Vaughn CWS $2,600 6.48 2.49

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Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jose Altuve HOU $5,800 10.18 1.76
Ozzie Albies ATL $5,200 9.38 1.80
Marcus Semien TEX $5,500 9.03 1.64
Ketel Marte ARI $5,100 9.00 1.77

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jorge Mateo BAL $3,000 8.30 2.77
Michael Massey KC $3,000 7.79 2.60
Luis Garcia Jr. WSH $3,600 8.84 2.46
Andy Ibanez DET $3,100 7.51 2.42

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Elly De La Cruz CIN $6,000 11.43 1.91
CJ Abrams WSH $5,900 11.04 1.87
Gunnar Henderson BAL $5,800 10.53 1.81
Bobby Witt Jr. KC $6,200 10.22 1.65

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Paul DeJong CWS $2,500 6.04 2.42
Zach Neto LAA $2,800 6.54 2.34
Ceddanne Rafaela BOS $3,300 7.31 2.22
Javier Baez DET $3,000 6.27 2.09

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Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brett Harris OAK $2,000 10.12 5.06
Ryan McMahon COL $4,900 9.14 1.87
Josh Rojas SEA $3,200 9.07 2.84
Manny Machado SD $4,600 9.01 1.96

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brett Harris OAK $2,000 10.12 5.06
Josh Rojas SEA $3,200 9.07 2.84
Zack Short BOS $2,000 5.55 2.78
Luis Urias SEA $2,800 6.94 2.48

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ronald Acuna Jr. ATL $6,100 11.50 1.89
Kyle Tucker HOU $5,900 10.91 1.85
Julio Rodriguez SEA $5,000 10.27 2.05
Wilyer Abreu BOS $4,000 9.96 2.49
Marcell Ozuna ATL $5,700 9.72 1.70
Kyle Schwarber PHI $9,200 9.69 1.05
Brent Rooker OAK $3,800 9.67 2.55
Andy Pages LAD $3,600 9.54 2.65

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Willie Calhoun LAA $2,200 8.02 3.65
Ryan McKenna BAL $2,200 7.47 3.40
Jonny DeLuca TB $2,200 6.54 2.97
Sean Bouchard COL $3,000 8.52 2.84
Robbie Grossman CWS $2,600 7.36 2.83
Trey Cabbage HOU $2,200 6.11 2.78
Jo Adell LAA $3,000 8.19 2.73
Dylan Carlson STL $2,400 6.45 2.69

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.