MLB Draftkings Picks for May 18, 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
Shota Imanaga CHC $10,100 23.83 2.36
Seth Lugo KC $9,000 21.42 2.38
Luis Castillo SEA $9,500 19.49 2.05
Luis Gil NYY $9,100 19.27 2.12

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Braxton Garrett MIA $5,900 14.62 2.48
Seth Lugo KC $9,000 21.42 2.38
Grayson Rodriguez BAL $8,000 18.94 2.37
Shota Imanaga CHC $10,100 23.83 2.36

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ryan Jeffers MIN $4,800 10.47 2.18
Adley Rutschman BAL $5,700 9.68 1.70
William Contreras MIL $5,800 9.56 1.65
J.T. Realmuto PHI $5,300 9.52 1.80

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nick Fortes MIA $2,200 5.79 2.63
Tyler Stephenson CIN $3,300 8.30 2.51
Curt Casali SF $2,200 5.46 2.48
Andrew Knizner TEX $2,300 5.55 2.41

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ryan Jeffers MIN $4,800 10.47 2.18
Bryce Harper PHI $5,500 10.19 1.85
Adley Rutschman BAL $5,700 9.68 1.70
Freddie Freeman LAD $5,400 9.57 1.77

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nick Fortes MIA $2,200 5.79 2.63
Dominic Smith BOS $2,300 6.03 2.62
Elehuris Montero COL $2,800 7.22 2.58
Tyler Stephenson CIN $3,300 8.30 2.51

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Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Bryson Stott PHI $4,500 11.05 2.45
Marcus Semien TEX $5,400 9.79 1.81
Jose Altuve HOU $5,600 9.06 1.62
Ketel Marte ARI $5,300 8.83 1.67

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Colt Keith DET $2,100 5.77 2.75
Brendan Rodgers COL $2,900 7.43 2.56
Bryson Stott PHI $4,500 11.05 2.45
Vaughn Grissom BOS $2,500 5.94 2.38

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Elly De La Cruz CIN $5,900 11.60 1.97
Bobby Witt Jr. KC $6,400 10.81 1.69
Gunnar Henderson BAL $6,100 10.65 1.75
Francisco Lindor NYM $4,800 9.86 2.05

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Edmundo Sosa PHI $3,300 8.21 2.49
Max Schuemann OAK $2,700 6.31 2.34
Zach Neto LAA $3,200 7.50 2.34
Kevin Newman ARI $2,900 6.72 2.32

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Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rafael Devers BOS $4,900 9.59 1.96
Alec Bohm PHI $5,700 9.31 1.63
Jose Ramirez CLE $6,000 9.11 1.52
Christopher Morel CHC $4,600 9.04 1.97

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Miguel Vargas LAD $2,000 5.49 2.74
Jose Miranda MIN $3,000 7.54 2.51
Jon Berti NYY $2,900 6.89 2.38
Zack Short ATL $2,400 5.49 2.29

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Aaron Judge NYY $5,900 11.75 1.99
Kyle Tucker HOU $6,200 10.72 1.73
Jarren Duran BOS $4,500 10.48 2.33
Christian Yelich MIL $5,200 10.33 1.99
Cody Bellinger CHC $5,100 10.25 2.01
Ronald Acuna Jr. ATL $6,100 10.03 1.64
Jazz Chisholm Jr. MIA $5,300 9.85 1.86
Brent Rooker OAK $4,600 9.56 2.08

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Luis Matos SF $2,300 7.03 3.05
Luke Raley SEA $3,100 8.93 2.88
Jordan Beck COL $2,100 6.04 2.88
Cristian Pache PHI $2,200 5.85 2.66
Adam Frazier KC $2,500 6.57 2.63
Kyle Isbel KC $2,400 6.30 2.63
Johan Rojas PHI $2,700 7.05 2.61
Sean Bouchard COL $3,200 8.28 2.59

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.