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MLB FanDuel Picks for Aug 1, 2020

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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Trevor Bauer CIN $11,200 41.61 3.72
Zack Greinke HOU $9,000 34.28 3.81
Tyler Glasnow TAM $9,800 31.77 3.24
Jordan Lyles TEX $6,700 28.35 4.23

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jordan Lyles TEX $6,700 28.35 4.23
Zack Greinke HOU $9,000 34.28 3.81
Gio González CWS $5,700 21.67 3.80
Trevor Bauer CIN $11,200 41.61 3.72

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Max Muncy LOS $3,800 13.87 3.65
Anthony Rizzo CHC $3,900 13.26 3.40
Pete Alonso NYM $3,700 12.86 3.48
Christian Vázquez BOS $3,000 12.23 4.08

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mitch Garver MIN $2,400 11.91 4.96
Sean Murphy OAK $2,200 10.35 4.71
Christian Walker ARI $2,500 11.59 4.63
Robinson Chirinos TEX $2,200 9.81 4.46

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
DJ LeMahieu NYY $3,700 13.00 3.51
Jose Altuve HOU $3,800 12.47 3.28
Ketel Marte ARI $3,500 12.39 3.54
Rougned Odor TEX $2,900 12.00 4.14

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Robinson Canó NYM $2,400 10.86 4.53
Mike Brosseau TAM $2,100 9.21 4.38
Rougned Odor TEX $2,900 12.00 4.14
Chad Pinder OAK $2,200 8.71 3.96

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Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Fernando Tatis Jr. SDP $4,100 16.92 4.13
Trevor Story COL $4,300 16.02 3.73
Corey Seager LOS $3,300 13.09 3.97
Marcus Semien OAK $3,400 12.67 3.73

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Adalberto Mondesi KAN $2,600 11.15 4.29
Ildemaro Vargas ARI $2,200 9.43 4.29
Willy Adames TAM $2,500 10.62 4.25
Tzu-Wei Lin BOS $2,000 8.35 4.18

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez CLE $3,800 14.22 3.74
Manny Machado SDP $3,800 13.53 3.56
Alex Bregman HOU $3,900 13.43 3.44
Yoán Moncada CWS $3,600 13.16 3.65

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Edwin Ríos LOS $2,200 10.81 4.91
Jeff McNeil NYM $2,900 12.99 4.48
Johan Camargo ATL $2,200 9.74 4.43
Matt Thaiss LAA $2,000 8.34 4.17

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Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nelson Cruz MIN $3,900 15.11 3.87
Tommy Pham SDP $3,800 14.18 3.73
Charlie Blackmon COL $3,900 13.77 3.53
Nick Castellanos CIN $3,400 13.76 4.05
Jorge Soler KAN $3,600 13.69 3.80
George Springer HOU $3,600 13.57 3.77
Brandon Nimmo NYM $2,600 13.37 5.14
Aaron Judge NYY $4,300 13.37 3.11

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brandon Nimmo NYM $2,600 13.37 5.14
Austin Hays BAL $2,500 12.02 4.81
Nick Solak TEX $2,600 11.86 4.56
Victor Reyes DET $2,300 10.26 4.46
Michael Conforto NYM $3,000 13.37 4.46
Dominic Smith NYM $2,600 11.42 4.39
Kyle Tucker HOU $2,700 11.82 4.38
Byron Buxton MIN $2,300 10.04 4.36

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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