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Fantasy Baseball Rankings: DraftKings MLB DFS Picks for April 28

Matt Meiselman ranks the top fantasy baseball plays in each salary range for Wednesday’s main DraftKings MLB slate.

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The idea of this fantasy baseball rankings page is to rank the top DraftKings options in each salary range, helping you make quick decisions when debating which players to roster for the upcoming main DraftKings MLB slate.

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Notable Lineup Absences

Team Name Position Injury Status
Team Name Position Injury Status
New York Yankees Aaron Judge RF Brett Gardner will start and Clint Frazier will slide to RF in Judge's absence
New York Yankees Gary Sanchez C Kyle Higashioka will continue to start with Sanchez out.
Houston Astros Yordan Alvarez DH Michael Brantley will DH with Alvarez out.

DraftKings Sportsbook Betting Odds

Teams Moneyline Total Runs
Teams Moneyline Total Runs
MIN Twins -122 Over 9
CLE Indians +106 Under 9
CIN Reds +165 Over 7.5
LA Dodgers -195 Under 7.5
KC Royals -121 Over 7.5
PIT Pirates +104 Under 7.5
BOS Red Sox +225 Over 7
NY Mets -275 Under 7
NY Yankees -175 Over 9.5
BAL Orioles +148 Under 9.5
WAS Nationals +148 Over 9.5
TOR Blue Jays -180 Under 9.5
OAK Athletics +145 Over 9.5
TB Rays -167 Under 9.5
CHI Cubs +110 Over 8.5
ATL Braves -130 Under 8.5
PHI Phillies -106 Over 8.5
STL Cardinals -109 Under 8.5
LA Angels -129 Over 9
TEX Rangers +110 Under 9
DET Tigers +185 Over 7.5
CHI White Sox -220 Under 7.5
SEA Mariners +185 Over 8.5
HOU Astros -225 Under 8.5
SD Padres -167 Over 9
ARI Diamondbacks +140 Under 9
COL Rockies +123 Over 7
SF Giants -148 Under 7

Pitchers

All

Player Name Position Opp Salary
Player Name Position Opp Salary
Tyler Glasnow SP OAK $10,300
Carlos Rodon SP DET $9,800
Alex Wood SP COL $8,300
German Marquez SP SF $7,500
Vince Velasquez SP STL $6,500

Hitters

Studs ($5,000+)

Player Name Position Opp Salary
Player Name Position Opp Salary
Mike Trout OF TEX $6,200
Bryce Harper OF STL $6,100
Ronald Acuna Jr. OF CHC $6,000
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 1B WAS $5,700
Aaron Judge OF BAL $5,600
Fernando Tatis Jr. SS ARI $5,600
Yordan Alvarez OF SEA $5,400
Jose Altuve 2B SEA $5,300
Trea Turner SS TOR $5,100

Midrange ($4,000-$4,900)

Player Name Position Opp Salary
Player Name Position Opp Salary
Giancarlo Stanton OF BAL $4,900
Manny Machado 3B ARI $4,900
Gary Sanchez C BAL $4,700
Trey Mancini 1B NYY $4,500
Cavan Biggio 3B/OF WAS $4,200
Shohei Ohtani 1B/OF TEX $4,200
Kyle Tucker OF SEA $4,000
Gleyber Torres SS BAL $4,000

Salary Relief ($3,900 and under)

Player Name Position Opp Salary
Player Name Position Opp Salary
Mitch Haniger OF HOU $3,900
Anthony Rizzo 1B ATL $3,900
Joey Gallo OF LAA $3,700
Rougned Odor 2B BAL $3,500
Rowdy Tellez 1B WAS $3,400
Gio Urshela 3B BAL $3,200
DJ Stewart OF NYY $2,900

Offense Notes

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