May 20

MLB DFS DraftKings Picks (May 20/22)

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Slate Summary

  • Slightly different build here on DK where I like the Guardians the most and can’t really pay up for Brewers bats. I have my two pitchers locked so the rest is finding the best hitters for tonight.
  • Sean Manaea is my favorite play on both sites. That’s how I’m starting my cash game build by locking in the former Oakland A’s.
  • For SP2, I think you lock in Civale for 5.8. Just a great way to get different with your bats and spend up on players you feel the most comfortable. He isn’t a terrible pitcher and is very affordable in a great matchup so don’t let his numbers fool you.
  • Can’t go wrong with J Ram and the Cleveland Guardians today. Skubal has been very good this season, especially his last few starts which can be scary to roster against but the price is right for many of these players in red like Rosario and Reyes.
  • My next two players provide very good value for their cheaper price tag. Melendez at 3.4 and France for 3.6. Civale, Melendez and France help you feel comfortable rostering Manaea and J Ram as well as fitting in another studs like Altuve, Buxton and/or Trout, who are all viable options in cash games.


  • Sean Manaea (SD) (P) (10.2)
  • Aaron Civale (CLE) (P) (5.8)
  • Jose Ramirez (CLE) (3B) (5.4)
  • MJ Melendez (KC) (C) (3.4)
  • Ty France (SEA) (1B) (3.6)


  • Kyle Garlick (MIN) (OF) (2.0)
  • Spencer Torkelson (DET) (1B) (2.3)


  • SEA
  • CLE

Rajon Rondough

About the author

Rondough has been playing DFS for the last 5 years as a core team member of DFS Crunch. He specializes in cash game contests and is a community leader at DFS Crunch.