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Fantasy Baseball Rankings: DraftKings MLB DFS Picks for May 12

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
Los Angeles Angels Mike Trout CF Juan Lagares will start in Trout's absence.
Arizona Diamondbacks Zac Gallen P Gallen (elbow) was placed on 10-Day IL. Seth Frankoff will start in his absence.

DraftKings Sportsbook Bettiing Odds

Teams Moneyline Total Runs
Teams Moneyline Total Runs
BAL Orioles +170 Over 7.5
NY Mets -195 Under 7.5
CIN Reds -157 Over 7.5
PIT Pirates +135 Under 7.5
CHI Cubs +112 Over 8
CLE Indians -132 Under 8
SD Padres -157 Over 6.5
COL Rockies +133 Under 6.5
PHI Phillies -137 Over 8
WAS Nationals +116 Under 8
KC Royals -134 Over 8
DET Tigers +115 Under 8
OAK Athletics +130 Over 9
BOS Red Sox -152 Under 9
TOR Blue Jays -109 Over 8
ATL Braves -106 Under 8
STL Cardinals +140 Over 7.5
MIL Brewers -175 Under 7.5
MIN Twins +117 Over 8.5
CHI White Sox -137 Under 8.5
LA Angels -103 Over 8.5
HOU Astros -117 Under 8.5
SEA Mariners +220 Over 8
LA Dodgers -265 Under 8

Pitchers

All

Player Name Position Opp Salary
Player Name Position Opp Salary
Gerrit Cole SP TB $10,500
Brandon Woodruff SP STL $9,800
Zac Gallen SP MIA $9,000
Danny Duffy SP DET $8,900
Julio Urias SP SEA $8,700

Hitters

Studs ($5,000+)

Player Name Position Opp Salary
Player Name Position Opp Salary
Mookie Betts OF SEA $6,200
Mike Trout OF HOU $6,000
Bryce Harper OF WAS $5,300

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

Player Name Position Opp Salary
Player Name Position Opp Salary
Aaron Judge OF TB $4,600
Eduardo Escobar 2B/3B MIA $4,600
Jean Segura 2B WAS $4,200
Rhys Hoskins 1B WAS $4,100
Andrew McCutchen OF WAS $4,000

Salary Relief ($3,900 and under)

Player Name Position Opp Salary
Player Name Position Opp Salary
Andrew Benintendi OF DET $3,800
Mark Canha OF BOS $3,800
Jorge Soler OF DET $3,300
Justin Upton OF HOU $3,200
Kyle Lewis OF LAD $3,100
Alec Bohm 3B WAS $3,100
Daniel Vogelbach 1B STL $2,500

Offense Notes

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