MLB Draftkings Picks for May 9, 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 $10,800 21.79 2.02
Logan Gilbert SEA $10,000 21.17 2.12
Pablo Lopez MIN $9,300 20.95 2.25
Hunter Greene CIN $8,600 17.16 2.00

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Pablo Lopez MIN $9,300 20.95 2.25
Logan Gilbert SEA $10,000 21.17 2.12
Sonny Gray STL $10,800 21.79 2.02
Hunter Greene CIN $8,600 17.16 2.00

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ryan Jeffers MIN $4,700 9.59 2.04
Cal Raleigh SEA $3,700 8.99 2.43
William Contreras MIL $5,600 8.60 1.54
Elias Diaz COL $4,900 8.10 1.65

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jakson Reetz SF $2,700 7.55 2.80
Cal Raleigh SEA $3,700 8.99 2.43
Luke Maile CIN $2,200 5.12 2.33
Martin Maldonado CWS $2,000 4.64 2.32

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ryan Jeffers MIN $4,700 9.59 2.04
Christian Walker ARI $4,800 9.48 1.98
Josh Naylor CLE $5,500 9.39 1.71
Cal Raleigh SEA $3,700 8.99 2.43

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jakson Reetz SF $2,700 7.55 2.80
Cal Raleigh SEA $3,700 8.99 2.43
Luke Maile CIN $2,200 5.12 2.33
Pedro Pages STL $2,000 4.65 2.32

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Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jose Altuve HOU $8,600 10.24 1.19
Ketel Marte ARI $5,200 9.75 1.88
Thairo Estrada SF $4,200 8.68 2.07
Andres Gimenez CLE $5,200 8.63 1.66

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nicky Lopez CWS $2,500 5.85 2.34
Thairo Estrada SF $4,200 8.68 2.07
Jonathan India CIN $3,800 7.50 1.97
Edouard Julien MIN $4,300 8.34 1.94

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Bobby Witt Jr. KC $6,300 11.90 1.89
Elly De La Cruz CIN $6,000 11.65 1.94
Willy Adames MIL $4,500 8.26 1.84
Jeremy Pena HOU $7,000 7.87 1.12

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Leo Rivas SEA $2,400 6.82 2.84
Brayan Rocchio CLE $3,000 7.71 2.57
Paul DeJong CWS $2,900 7.25 2.50
Zach Neto LAA $3,000 6.68 2.23

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Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jose Ramirez CLE $6,000 9.85 1.64
Maikel Garcia KC $4,600 9.33 2.03
Nolan Arenado STL $5,000 9.20 1.84
Ryan McMahon COL $5,600 8.13 1.45

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Bryan Ramos CWS $2,300 6.04 2.63
Ehire Adrianza LAA $2,600 5.67 2.18
Jose Miranda MIN $3,300 7.14 2.16
Luis Urias SEA $2,800 5.97 2.13

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kyle Tucker HOU $8,800 11.56 1.31
Juan Soto NYY $9,400 11.21 1.19
TJ Friedl CIN $4,400 10.55 2.40
Aaron Judge NYY $9,000 9.82 1.09
Christian Yelich MIL $4,900 9.73 1.99
Corbin Carroll ARI $5,000 9.41 1.88
Tommy Pham CWS $4,000 9.28 2.32
Dairon Blanco KC $2,700 9.13 3.38

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Dairon Blanco KC $2,700 9.13 3.38
Austin Martin MIN $2,500 6.64 2.66
Sean Bouchard COL $3,500 8.43 2.41
TJ Friedl CIN $4,400 10.55 2.40
Mickey Moniak LAA $2,900 6.75 2.33
Tommy Pham CWS $4,000 9.28 2.32
Andrew Benintendi CWS $3,300 7.59 2.30
Mike Yastrzemski SF $3,800 8.70 2.29

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.