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MLB Draftkings Picks for Sep 18, 2020

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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tyler Glasnow TB $9,700 23.64 2.44
Sixto Sánchez MIA $7,800 20.95 2.69
Zach Plesac CLE $8,500 19.27 2.27
Zack Greinke HOU $10,100 18.11 1.79

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Sixto Sánchez MIA $7,800 20.95 2.69
Tyler Glasnow TB $9,700 23.64 2.44
Zach Plesac CLE $8,500 19.27 2.27
Rich Hill MIN $7,600 15.28 2.01

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Salvador Perez KC $4,900 9.15 1.87
Austin Nola SD $4,500 8.85 1.97
Sean Murphy OAK $3,400 8.81 2.59
Yan Gomes WAS $4,200 7.92 1.89

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jacob Nottingham MIL $2,300 7.29 3.17
Luis Torrens SEA $2,000 5.36 2.68
Jorge Alfaro MIA $2,900 7.59 2.62
Sean Murphy OAK $3,400 8.81 2.59

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Freddie Freeman ATL $5,700 11.92 2.09
Luke Voit NYY $5,300 10.29 1.94
José Abreu CWS $5,100 10.21 2.00
Jared Walsh LAA $4,000 10.06 2.52

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jacob Nottingham MIL $2,300 7.29 3.17
Pavin Smith ARI $2,400 7.27 3.03
Ronald Guzmán TEX $2,500 7.50 3.00
Christian Walker ARI $3,400 9.33 2.74

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Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Keston Hiura MIL $5,100 8.65 1.70
Kolten Wong STL $3,900 8.15 2.09
Donovan Solano SF $3,800 8.11 2.13
David Fletcher LAA $5,300 8.01 1.51

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Josh VanMeter ARI $2,300 6.82 2.96
Nick Madrigal CWS $2,700 6.98 2.59
Tony Kemp OAK $2,000 5.12 2.56
Nicky Lopez KC $2,400 5.40 2.25

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Trevor Story COL $5,600 11.72 2.09
Trea Turner WAS $5,400 11.40 2.11
Corey Seager LAD $5,300 10.82 2.04
Fernando Tatis Jr. SD $5,400 10.77 1.99

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Willi Castro DET $3,600 8.52 2.37
Adalberto Mondesi KC $4,200 9.82 2.34
J.P. Crawford SEA $3,500 8.09 2.31
Brandon Crawford SF $3,600 8.13 2.26

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Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez CLE $5,300 11.73 2.21
Manny Machado SD $5,400 10.44 1.93
Rafael Devers BOS $5,100 9.63 1.89
Anthony Rendon LAA $5,700 9.23 1.62

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ke’Bryan Hayes PIT $3,600 8.89 2.47
Todd Frazier NYM $2,700 6.41 2.38
Isaac Paredes DET $2,100 4.75 2.26
Josh Donaldson MIN $3,800 8.48 2.23

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mike Trout LAA $5,900 11.55 1.96
Mookie Betts LAD $6,000 11.42 1.90
Aaron Judge NYY $5,000 10.74 2.15
Ronald Acuña Jr. ATL $5,800 10.70 1.84
Randy Arozarena TB $3,500 10.39 2.97
Juan Soto WAS $5,600 10.38 1.85
Alex Dickerson SF $4,000 10.33 2.58
Wil Myers SD $3,800 10.12 2.66

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Leody Taveras TEX $2,100 8.02 3.82
DJ Stewart BAL $2,300 8.67 3.77
Tyrone Taylor MIL $2,200 8.10 3.68
Darin Ruf SF $2,100 6.95 3.31
Matt Joyce MIA $2,100 6.90 3.29
Byron Buxton MIN $3,000 9.84 3.28
Roman Quinn PHI $2,200 7.16 3.25
Jorge Bonifacio DET $2,100 6.54 3.12

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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