MLB Draftkings Picks for May 16, 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
Tyler Glasnow LAD $10,400 23.23 2.23
Jared Jones PIT $9,100 21.18 2.33
Justin Steele CHC $7,300 18.61 2.55
Joe Ryan MIN $12,000 17.24 1.44

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Justin Steele CHC $7,300 18.61 2.55
Taijuan Walker PHI $6,300 15.78 2.50
Jose Quintana NYM $5,100 12.60 2.47
Jared Jones PIT $9,100 21.18 2.33

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
J.T. Realmuto PHI $5,100 9.03 1.77
Kyle McCann OAK $3,300 8.41 2.55
Tyler Stephenson CIN $3,700 7.10 1.92
Yainer Diaz HOU $4,000 6.71 1.68

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kyle McCann OAK $3,300 8.41 2.55
Austin Barnes LAD $2,400 5.55 2.31
Omar Narvaez NYM $2,200 5.09 2.31
Yasmani Grandal PIT $2,800 5.84 2.08

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Bryce Harper PHI $5,400 10.94 2.03
Freddie Freeman LAD $5,900 9.42 1.60
J.T. Realmuto PHI $5,100 9.03 1.77
Yandy Diaz TB $3,900 8.78 2.25

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kyle McCann OAK $3,300 8.41 2.55
Jonathan Aranda TB $2,800 7.06 2.52
Dominic Smith BOS $2,300 5.78 2.51
Garrett Cooper BOS $2,900 6.75 2.33

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Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jose Altuve HOU $5,700 9.12 1.60
Abraham Toro OAK $3,800 8.91 2.35
Edouard Julien MIN $7,800 8.87 1.14
Zack Gelof OAK $4,600 8.12 1.77

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Abraham Toro OAK $3,800 8.91 2.35
Vaughn Grissom BOS $2,500 5.80 2.32
Gavin Lux LAD $3,100 6.53 2.11
Jeff McNeil NYM $2,800 5.84 2.09

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mookie Betts LAD $6,200 10.74 1.73
Elly De La Cruz CIN $6,000 10.51 1.75
Francisco Lindor NYM $4,500 9.87 2.19
Anthony Volpe NYY $7,600 8.84 1.16

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Francisco Lindor NYM $4,500 9.87 2.19
Jose Caballero TB $4,100 8.32 2.03
Oneil Cruz PIT $4,600 8.67 1.88
Elly De La Cruz CIN $6,000 10.51 1.75

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Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Alec Bohm PHI $5,600 9.22 1.65
Isaac Paredes TB $4,700 8.88 1.89
Christopher Morel CHC $4,500 8.55 1.90
Rafael Devers BOS $4,900 8.50 1.74

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brett Baty NYM $2,700 6.04 2.24
Santiago Espinal CIN $3,000 6.34 2.11
Alex Bregman HOU $4,200 8.32 1.98
Christopher Morel CHC $4,500 8.55 1.90

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Aaron Judge NYY $9,200 11.58 1.26
Kyle Tucker HOU $6,100 11.58 1.90
Josh Lowe TB $4,200 10.64 2.53
Juan Soto NYY $9,800 10.31 1.05
Brent Rooker OAK $4,500 10.14 2.25
Wilyer Abreu BOS $4,100 9.44 2.30
Yordan Alvarez HOU $5,300 9.43 1.78
Kyle Schwarber PHI $5,200 9.43 1.81

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tyrone Taylor NYM $3,000 8.50 2.83
Conner Capel CIN $2,200 6.21 2.82
Chris Taylor LAD $2,100 5.65 2.69
Cristian Pache PHI $2,200 5.74 2.61
Josh Lowe TB $4,200 10.64 2.53
J.D. Martinez NYM $3,600 8.79 2.44
Michael A. Taylor PIT $2,500 6.03 2.41
Joey Loperfido HOU $2,600 6.25 2.40

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.