MLB Draftkings Picks for May 19, 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
Aaron Nola PHI $9,800 22.80 2.33
Nick Pivetta BOS $8,000 19.98 2.50
George Kirby SEA $8,800 18.79 2.14
Jameson Taillon CHC $7,800 17.91 2.30

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nick Pivetta BOS $8,000 19.98 2.50
Aaron Nola PHI $9,800 22.80 2.33
Jameson Taillon CHC $7,800 17.91 2.30
Sean Manaea NYM $7,700 16.62 2.16

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
William Contreras MIL $6,000 11.00 1.83
Shea Langeliers OAK $4,000 9.27 2.32
Ryan Jeffers MIN $4,800 9.05 1.89
Kyle McCann OAK $3,400 8.27 2.43

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Seby Zavala SEA $2,100 5.67 2.70
Pedro Pages STL $2,100 5.48 2.61
Austin Barnes LAD $2,200 5.45 2.48
Curt Casali SF $2,400 5.89 2.45

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
William Contreras MIL $6,000 11.00 1.83
Bryce Harper PHI $5,600 10.18 1.82
Freddie Freeman LAD $5,700 9.65 1.69
Shea Langeliers OAK $4,000 9.27 2.32

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Seby Zavala SEA $2,100 5.67 2.70
Pedro Pages STL $2,100 5.48 2.61
Austin Barnes LAD $2,200 5.45 2.48
Curt Casali SF $2,400 5.89 2.45

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Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Bryson Stott PHI $4,700 12.14 2.58
Marcus Semien TEX $5,400 9.80 1.82
Jose Altuve HOU $5,700 8.96 1.57
Thairo Estrada SF $3,800 8.89 2.34

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Bryson Stott PHI $4,700 12.14 2.58
Zach Remillard CWS $2,300 5.92 2.57
Thairo Estrada SF $3,800 8.89 2.34
Vaughn Grissom BOS $2,600 6.02 2.32

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Elly De La Cruz CIN $6,100 10.77 1.77
Gunnar Henderson BAL $5,900 10.75 1.82
Mookie Betts LAD $6,300 10.63 1.69
Bobby Witt Jr. KC $6,500 10.44 1.61

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Romy Gonzalez BOS $2,600 6.74 2.59
Zach Neto LAA $3,100 7.69 2.48
Brandon Crawford STL $2,300 5.35 2.33
Dylan Moore SEA $3,600 8.38 2.33

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Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jose Ramirez CLE $6,100 9.89 1.62
Maikel Garcia KC $4,400 9.80 2.23
Alec Bohm PHI $5,700 8.70 1.53
Christopher Morel CHC $4,500 8.58 1.91

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Cole Tucker LAA $2,500 7.45 2.98
Santiago Espinal CIN $2,700 6.64 2.46
Kody Clemens PHI $3,200 7.65 2.39
Brett Baty NYM $2,600 6.19 2.38

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Aaron Judge NYY $6,200 11.42 1.84
Kyle Tucker HOU $6,300 11.37 1.80
Josh Lowe TB $4,500 10.90 2.42
Christian Yelich MIL $5,600 10.70 1.91
Juan Soto NYY $6,400 10.68 1.67
Dairon Blanco KC $3,400 10.39 3.06
Tommy Pham CWS $4,400 10.17 2.31
Ronald Acuna Jr. ATL $9,800 10.03 1.02

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jordan Beck COL $2,100 6.46 3.08
Dairon Blanco KC $3,400 10.39 3.06
Eddie Rosario WSH $3,000 8.98 2.99
Jo Adell LAA $3,400 9.32 2.74
Jake Cave COL $2,000 5.49 2.74
Alec Burleson STL $3,100 8.42 2.72
Luke Raley SEA $3,100 8.25 2.66
Luis Matos SF $2,900 7.70 2.66

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.