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MLB FanDuel Picks for Aug 2, 2020

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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jon Lester CHC $8,900 33.06 3.71
Clayton Kershaw LOS $10,100 32.91 3.26
James Paxton NYY $9,100 32.58 3.58
Jeff Samardzija SFG $7,200 29.77 4.13

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jeff Samardzija SFG $7,200 29.77 4.13
Dylan Cease CWS $5,800 23.41 4.04
Jakob Junis KAN $6,600 26.51 4.02
Shohei Ohtani LAA $6,800 25.58 3.76

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Max Muncy LOS $3,800 13.55 3.57
Christian Vázquez BOS $3,000 13.44 4.48
Pete Alonso NYM $3,600 12.68 3.52
Anthony Rizzo CHC $3,800 12.66 3.33

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mitch Garver MIN $2,300 11.08 4.82
Miguel Sanó MIN $2,500 11.24 4.49
Christian Vázquez BOS $3,000 13.44 4.48
Christian Walker ARI $2,600 11.65 4.48

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jose Altuve HOU $3,700 12.30 3.32
Brandon Lowe TAM $3,300 12.25 3.71
DJ LeMahieu NYY $3,800 12.13 3.19
Ketel Marte ARI $3,500 11.73 3.35

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mike Brosseau TAM $2,100 11.12 5.29
Chris Taylor LOS $2,300 10.31 4.48
David Bote CHC $2,700 11.50 4.26
Robinson Canó NYM $2,500 10.59 4.23

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Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Trevor Story COL $4,300 16.50 3.84
Fernando Tatis Jr. SDP $4,200 15.50 3.69
Javier Báez CHC $3,700 13.27 3.59
Jake Cronenworth SDP $2,800 12.57 4.49

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Adeiny Hechavarría ATL $2,000 9.46 4.73
Jake Cronenworth SDP $2,800 12.57 4.49
Kevin Newman PIT $2,300 9.96 4.33
Adalberto Mondesi KAN $2,500 10.60 4.24

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Anthony Rendon LAA $3,800 13.93 3.67
José Ramírez CLE $3,900 13.92 3.57
Yoán Moncada CWS $3,300 13.36 4.05
Alex Bregman HOU $3,800 13.19 3.47

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jeff McNeil NYM $2,800 12.89 4.60
Wilmer Flores SFG $2,400 10.75 4.48
Dylan Moore SEA $2,400 10.58 4.41
Matt Thaiss LAA $2,000 8.77 4.38

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Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Trent Grisham SDP $3,300 14.95 4.53
George Springer HOU $3,500 14.23 4.07
Nelson Cruz MIN $3,900 13.97 3.58
Charlie Blackmon COL $3,900 13.91 3.57
Jorge Soler KAN $3,600 13.44 3.73
Aaron Judge NYY $4,500 13.27 2.95
Eloy Jiménez CWS $3,000 13.21 4.40
Brandon Nimmo NYM $2,700 13.16 4.87

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brandon Nimmo NYM $2,700 13.16 4.87
Franchy Cordero KAN $2,100 9.79 4.66
DJ Stewart BAL $2,100 9.71 4.63
Trent Grisham SDP $3,300 14.95 4.53
Shin-Soo Choo TEX $2,500 11.28 4.51
Hunter Pence SFG $2,200 9.91 4.50
Michael Conforto NYM $2,900 13.00 4.48
J.D. Davis NYM $2,700 11.99 4.44

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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