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MLB Draftkings Picks for Aug 1, 2020

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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Trevor Bauer CIN $11,800 22.48 1.91
Zack Greinke HOU $10,800 18.79 1.74
Tyler Glasnow TB $9,300 18.30 1.97
Jordan Lyles TEX $7,900 15.04 1.90

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tyler Glasnow TB $9,300 18.30 1.97
Wade LeBlanc BAL $4,400 8.47 1.92
Trevor Bauer CIN $11,800 22.48 1.91
Joey Lucchesi SD $6,400 12.14 1.90

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Christian Vázquez BOS $4,500 9.24 2.05
Mitch Garver MIN $4,300 8.84 2.05
Will Smith LAD $4,200 8.38 2.00
Yasmani Grandal CWS $4,400 7.86 1.79

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Martín Maldonado HOU $2,300 5.93 2.58
Sandy León CLE $2,200 4.66 2.12
Christian Vázquez BOS $4,500 9.24 2.05
Mitch Garver MIN $4,300 8.84 2.05

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Max Muncy LAD $4,900 10.17 2.08
Anthony Rizzo CHC $5,000 9.95 1.99
Pete Alonso NYM $5,200 9.48 1.82
Christian Vázquez BOS $4,500 9.24 2.05

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Yuli Gurriel HOU $3,100 8.59 2.77
Rob Refsnyder TEX $2,000 5.41 2.70
Ryan O’Hearn KC $2,400 6.29 2.62
Edwin Ríos LAD $3,100 8.03 2.59

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Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
DJ LeMahieu NYY $4,200 10.01 2.38
Jose Altuve HOU $5,100 9.49 1.86
Jurickson Profar SD $4,900 8.91 1.82
Rougned Odor TEX $4,500 8.78 1.95

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Luis Arraez MIN $3,000 7.30 2.43
DJ LeMahieu NYY $4,200 10.01 2.38
Robinson Canó NYM $3,500 8.28 2.37
Hanser Alberto BAL $3,600 8.09 2.25

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Fernando Tatis Jr. SD $6,100 12.87 2.11
Trevor Story COL $5,900 12.21 2.07
Corey Seager LAD $4,100 9.84 2.40
Marcus Semien OAK $5,000 9.65 1.93

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Corey Seager LAD $4,100 9.84 2.40
J.P. Crawford SEA $3,500 8.30 2.37
Carlos Correa HOU $3,900 8.80 2.26
Adalberto Mondesi KC $3,900 8.77 2.25

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Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez CLE $4,400 10.59 2.41
Manny Machado SD $5,200 10.27 1.98
Yoán Moncada CWS $4,400 10.14 2.30
Nolan Arenado COL $5,500 9.96 1.81

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Abraham Toro HOU $2,000 6.55 3.28
José Ramírez CLE $4,400 10.59 2.41
Isiah Kiner-Falefa TEX $2,600 6.20 2.38
Matt Thaiss LAA $2,700 6.31 2.34

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nelson Cruz MIN $4,300 11.23 2.61
Tommy Pham SD $5,100 10.90 2.14
Charlie Blackmon COL $5,700 10.43 1.83
Nick Castellanos CIN $9,800 10.36 1.06
Jorge Soler KC $4,200 10.30 2.45
George Springer HOU $5,000 10.12 2.02
Aaron Judge NYY $4,600 10.02 2.18
Brandon Nimmo NYM $3,800 9.97 2.62

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brian Goodwin LAA $2,900 8.66 2.99
Josh Reddick HOU $2,100 5.96 2.84
Byron Buxton MIN $2,800 7.68 2.74
Bubba Starling KC $2,200 5.76 2.62
Brandon Nimmo NYM $3,800 9.97 2.62
Nelson Cruz MIN $4,300 11.23 2.61
Kyle Tucker HOU $3,400 8.78 2.58
Adam Engel CWS $2,800 7.19 2.57

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 no 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.

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