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MLB Draftkings Picks for Sep 17, 2020

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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Shane Bieber CLE $10,900 28.05 2.57
Aaron Nola PHI $10,100 24.56 2.43
Kenta Maeda MIN $9,500 19.02 2.00
Framber Valdez HOU $9,200 18.19 1.98

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Shane Bieber CLE $10,900 28.05 2.57
Aaron Nola PHI $10,100 24.56 2.43
Dean Kremer BAL $8,200 17.28 2.11
Dakota Hudson STL $8,200 16.48 2.01

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Will Smith LAD $4,600 9.91 2.15
Kevin Plawecki BOS $3,600 7.32 2.03
Pedro Severino BAL $4,600 7.14 1.55
Ryan Jeffers MIN $2,200 7.07 3.21

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ryan Jeffers MIN $2,200 7.07 3.21
Chad Wallach MIA $2,000 5.33 2.67
Andrew Knapp PHI $2,400 6.06 2.53
Jeff Mathis TEX $2,200 5.47 2.49

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Luke Voit NYY $4,900 9.99 2.04
Will Smith LAD $4,600 9.91 2.15
Jared Walsh LAA $5,400 9.84 1.82
Christian Walker ARI $4,300 9.29 2.16

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ryan Jeffers MIN $2,200 7.07 3.21
Miguel Cabrera DET $2,700 7.37 2.73
Chad Wallach MIA $2,000 5.33 2.67
Jeimer Candelario DET $3,200 8.43 2.64

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Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Donovan Solano SF $4,600 8.41 1.83
Rougned Odor TEX $3,000 8.03 2.68
Jean Segura PHI $4,400 7.98 1.81
Ty France SEA $5,000 7.72 1.54

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rougned Odor TEX $3,000 8.03 2.68
Garrett Hampson COL $3,300 7.15 2.17
Jose Altuve HOU $3,600 7.56 2.10
Nick Madrigal CWS $2,800 5.37 1.92

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Trevor Story COL $5,500 10.79 1.96
Francisco Lindor CLE $5,700 9.98 1.75
Corey Seager LAD $5,300 9.67 1.82
Bo Bichette TOR $5,200 9.67 1.86

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Niko Goodrum DET $3,100 7.10 2.29
Andrés Giménez NYM $3,400 7.70 2.27
Willi Castro DET $3,600 7.95 2.21
Brandon Crawford SF $4,000 8.58 2.14

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Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rafael Devers BOS $5,300 11.75 2.22
José Ramírez CLE $5,500 9.84 1.79
Justin Turner LAD $5,000 9.50 1.90
Ke’Bryan Hayes PIT $3,100 8.92 2.88

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ke’Bryan Hayes PIT $3,100 8.92 2.88
Sherten Apostel TEX $2,100 4.75 2.26
Isiah Kiner-Falefa TEX $3,600 7.99 2.22
Rafael Devers BOS $5,300 11.75 2.22

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mookie Betts LAD $6,000 11.35 1.89
Mike Trout LAA $8,700 10.87 1.25
George Springer HOU $4,600 10.20 2.22
Michael Conforto NYM $5,000 9.97 1.99
Alex Verdugo BOS $4,500 9.73 2.16
Starling Marte MIA $5,000 9.71 1.94
Mike Yastrzemski SF $6,200 9.60 1.55
Ryan Mountcastle BAL $4,000 9.52 2.38

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Leody Taveras TEX $2,100 7.59 3.61
Matt Joyce MIA $2,000 7.02 3.51
Jorge Bonifacio DET $2,000 6.33 3.17
Byron Buxton MIN $2,700 8.20 3.04
Tyler Naquin CLE $2,600 7.84 3.01
Jarrod Dyson CWS $2,000 5.90 2.95
Tyler O’Neill STL $2,800 7.60 2.71
Harrison Bader STL $2,400 6.45 2.69

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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