MLB Draftkings Picks for May 12, 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
Zack Wheeler PHI $11,500 26.65 2.32
Luis Castillo SEA $9,600 20.45 2.13
Justin Verlander HOU $8,500 18.20 2.14
Seth Lugo KC $8,200 17.63 2.15

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Zack Wheeler PHI $11,500 26.65 2.32
Seth Lugo KC $8,200 17.63 2.15
Justin Verlander HOU $8,500 18.20 2.14
Luis Castillo SEA $9,600 20.45 2.13

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
William Contreras MIL $5,700 9.83 1.72
Elias Diaz COL $8,400 9.05 1.08
Jonah Heim TEX $8,200 8.65 1.05
Adley Rutschman BAL $5,400 8.64 1.60

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Christian Bethancourt MIA $2,100 5.32 2.53
Seby Zavala SEA $2,200 5.51 2.51
Connor Wong BOS $3,500 8.46 2.42
Garrett Stubbs PHI $2,500 5.92 2.37

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Freddie Freeman LAD $5,800 10.07 1.74
Bryce Harper PHI $5,500 10.04 1.83
William Contreras MIL $5,700 9.83 1.72
Josh Naylor CLE $5,300 9.70 1.83

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Christian Bethancourt MIA $2,100 5.32 2.53
Andrew Vaughn CWS $2,800 7.04 2.52
Seby Zavala SEA $2,200 5.51 2.51
Garrett Cooper BOS $2,900 7.23 2.49

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Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Edouard Julien MIN $4,500 10.22 2.27
Marcus Semien TEX $9,800 10.00 1.02
Luis Garcia Jr. WSH $3,700 9.54 2.58
Bryson Stott PHI $4,600 9.45 2.05

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Luis Garcia Jr. WSH $3,700 9.54 2.58
Zach Remillard CWS $2,100 5.39 2.56
Jahmai Jones NYY $2,000 4.96 2.48
Brett Wisely SF $2,000 4.86 2.43

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Bobby Witt Jr. KC $6,300 11.69 1.86
Gunnar Henderson BAL $5,900 11.21 1.90
Elly De La Cruz CIN $6,200 11.09 1.79
CJ Abrams WSH $5,800 10.54 1.82

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Romy Gonzalez BOS $2,200 7.99 3.63
Dylan Moore SEA $3,300 9.26 2.81
Paul DeJong CWS $2,800 7.50 2.68
Ceddanne Rafaela BOS $3,200 7.59 2.37

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Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Alec Bohm PHI $5,600 10.78 1.92
Jose Ramirez CLE $6,200 9.91 1.60
Maikel Garcia KC $4,600 9.53 2.07
Christopher Morel CHC $4,400 9.50 2.16

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brett Harris OAK $2,500 7.69 3.08
Bryan Ramos CWS $2,700 6.91 2.56
Luis Urias SEA $2,800 6.61 2.36
Christopher Morel CHC $4,400 9.50 2.16

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Dairon Blanco KC $2,900 11.45 3.95
Kyle Tucker HOU $5,800 11.38 1.96
Cody Bellinger CHC $4,900 11.05 2.26
Christian Yelich MIL $5,300 10.93 2.06
Ronald Acuna Jr. ATL $10,000 10.92 1.09
TJ Friedl CIN $4,300 10.64 2.47
Seiya Suzuki CHC $4,800 10.31 2.15
Max Kepler MIN $4,400 10.28 2.34

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Dairon Blanco KC $2,900 11.45 3.95
Sam Haggerty SEA $2,000 6.82 3.41
Eddie Rosario WSH $2,600 8.51 3.27
Garrett Hampson KC $2,200 6.91 3.14
Austin Martin MIN $2,500 7.13 2.85
Rafael Ortega CWS $2,000 5.65 2.83
Cristian Pache PHI $2,200 5.80 2.64
Lawrence Butler OAK $2,300 6.07 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.