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MLB Draftkings Picks for Aug 2, 2020

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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Anthony DeSclafani CIN $10,600 19.75 1.86
Clayton Kershaw LAD $9,000 18.33 2.04
James Paxton NYY $11,000 17.66 1.61
Jon Lester CHC $9,000 15.87 1.76

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jeff Samardzija SF $6,500 15.86 2.44
Clayton Kershaw LAD $9,000 18.33 2.04
Anthony DeSclafani CIN $10,600 19.75 1.86
Jakob Junis KC $7,100 13.05 1.84

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Christian Vázquez BOS $8,400 10.12 1.20
Willson Contreras CHC $4,300 8.72 2.03
Mitch Garver MIN $4,600 8.23 1.79
Yasmani Grandal CWS $4,200 7.96 1.90

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Dustin Garneau HOU $2,200 6.43 2.92
Chadwick Tromp SF $2,400 6.99 2.91
Cam Gallagher KC $2,600 6.66 2.56
Max Stassi LAA $2,500 6.16 2.47

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Christian Vázquez BOS $8,400 10.12 1.20
Max Muncy LAD $4,900 9.97 2.03
Anthony Rizzo CHC $5,000 9.43 1.89
Pete Alonso NYM $8,900 9.41 1.06

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Dustin Garneau HOU $2,200 6.43 2.92
Chadwick Tromp SF $2,400 6.99 2.91
Darin Ruf SF $2,700 7.36 2.73
Jake Cronenworth SD $3,500 9.01 2.57

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Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jose Altuve HOU $5,300 9.35 1.76
DJ LeMahieu NYY $8,000 9.32 1.16
Hanser Alberto BAL $5,000 8.43 1.69
Jonathan Schoop DET $6,800 8.30 1.22

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Adam Frazier PIT $3,400 7.24 2.13
Luis Rengifo LAA $3,100 6.48 2.09
Luis Arraez MIN $3,300 6.67 2.02
Greg Garcia SD $4,000 7.81 1.95

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Trevor Story COL $6,000 12.59 2.10
Fernando Tatis Jr. SD $5,900 11.85 2.01
Javier Báez CHC $4,900 10.08 2.06
Dansby Swanson ATL $7,000 9.59 1.37

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kevin Newman PIT $3,300 7.77 2.35
J.P. Crawford SEA $3,700 8.62 2.33
Trevor Story COL $6,000 12.59 2.10
Javier Báez CHC $4,900 10.08 2.06

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Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez CLE $4,700 10.39 2.21
Yoán Moncada CWS $4,000 10.38 2.59
Anthony Rendon LAA $5,200 10.25 1.97
Jeff McNeil NYM $7,100 9.79 1.38

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Phillip Evans PIT $2,200 5.99 2.72
Yoán Moncada CWS $4,000 10.38 2.59
Isiah Kiner-Falefa TEX $2,400 5.49 2.29
Matt Thaiss LAA $2,900 6.61 2.28

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nick Castellanos CIN $8,800 11.16 1.27
Trent Grisham SD $5,200 11.05 2.12
George Springer HOU $5,200 10.59 2.04
Charlie Blackmon COL $5,600 10.56 1.89
Nelson Cruz MIN $4,600 10.38 2.26
Jorge Soler KC $4,500 10.12 2.25
Eloy Jiménez CWS $3,700 10.04 2.71
Mookie Betts LAD $5,500 10.02 1.82

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nicky Delmonico CWS $2,000 6.06 3.03
Brian Goodwin LAA $3,100 8.46 2.73
Eloy Jiménez CWS $3,700 10.04 2.71
Scott Heineman TEX $2,300 6.24 2.71
Dylan Moore SEA $3,000 8.07 2.69
Luis Robert CWS $3,600 9.64 2.68
Steven Souza Jr. CHC $2,700 6.94 2.57
Brett Phillips KC $2,600 6.68 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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