MLB Draftkings Picks for May 8, 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
Chris Sale ATL $9,800 23.09 2.36
Sonny Gray STL $10,800 22.76 2.11
Dylan Cease SD $10,000 20.97 2.10
Aaron Nola PHI $9,600 19.94 2.08

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Chris Sale ATL $9,800 23.09 2.36
Reese Olson DET $7,500 17.58 2.34
Joe Ross MIL $6,200 14.04 2.26
Tanner Bibee CLE $8,400 18.73 2.23

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Adley Rutschman BAL $5,300 9.31 1.76
William Contreras MIL $5,500 9.27 1.69
Danny Jansen TOR $4,400 8.83 2.01
Jonah Heim TEX $4,300 8.71 2.02

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Austin Barnes LAD $2,300 6.12 2.66
Connor Wong BOS $3,500 8.29 2.37
Nick Fortes MIA $2,200 5.07 2.31
Gary Sanchez MIL $3,100 7.10 2.29

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Bryce Harper PHI $5,800 10.88 1.88
Freddie Freeman LAD $5,700 9.52 1.67
Adley Rutschman BAL $5,300 9.31 1.76
William Contreras MIL $5,500 9.27 1.69

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jon Singleton HOU $2,800 7.93 2.83
Austin Barnes LAD $2,300 6.12 2.66
Connor Wong BOS $3,500 8.29 2.37
Nick Fortes MIA $2,200 5.07 2.31

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Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jose Altuve HOU $5,700 10.69 1.88
Ketel Marte ARI $4,900 9.73 1.98
Marcus Semien TEX $5,400 9.55 1.77
Ozzie Albies ATL $5,200 9.00 1.73

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jorge Mateo BAL $3,000 7.43 2.48
Luis Garcia Jr. WSH $3,600 8.93 2.48
Vaughn Grissom BOS $2,900 6.68 2.30
Thairo Estrada SF $4,100 8.94 2.18

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Bobby Witt Jr. KC $6,200 11.31 1.82
Elly De La Cruz CIN $6,100 10.75 1.76
Gunnar Henderson BAL $5,700 10.31 1.81
CJ Abrams WSH $6,000 9.96 1.66

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Romy Gonzalez BOS $2,400 7.00 2.92
Paul DeJong CWS $2,600 6.47 2.49
Zach Neto LAA $2,900 7.10 2.45
Dylan Moore SEA $3,000 7.09 2.36

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Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Max Muncy LAD $4,800 9.72 2.03
Jose Ramirez CLE $6,000 9.45 1.58
Alec Bohm PHI $5,500 9.40 1.71
Isaac Paredes TB $4,700 9.13 1.94

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brett Harris OAK $2,600 8.23 3.17
Cole Tucker LAA $2,400 6.73 2.80
Ehire Adrianza LAA $2,500 6.32 2.53
Josh Rojas SEA $3,700 9.08 2.45

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kyle Tucker HOU $5,800 11.29 1.95
Christian Yelich MIL $4,900 11.18 2.28
Ronald Acuna Jr. ATL $6,200 10.74 1.73
Juan Soto NYY $6,300 10.65 1.69
Jazz Chisholm Jr. MIA $4,800 10.38 2.16
Aaron Judge NYY $5,900 10.19 1.73
Daulton Varsho TOR $4,200 10.12 2.41
Kyle Schwarber PHI $5,600 10.03 1.79

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kevin Pillar LAA $2,600 8.58 3.30
Jonny DeLuca TB $3,000 8.74 2.91
Kevin Kiermaier TOR $2,400 6.36 2.65
Tyrone Taylor NYM $3,200 8.42 2.63
Willie Calhoun LAA $2,700 6.98 2.58
Jacob Young WSH $3,600 9.03 2.51
Estevan Florial CLE $3,100 7.71 2.49
Nick Gordon MIA $3,000 7.42 2.47

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.