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MLB FanDuel Picks for Sep 18, 2020

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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tyler Glasnow TAM $10,100 40.10 3.97
Sixto Sánchez MIA $10,100 36.66 3.63
Zach Plesac CLE $10,400 34.81 3.35
Zack Greinke HOU $9,500 33.27 3.50

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rich Hill MIN $6,900 27.37 3.97
Tyler Glasnow TAM $10,100 40.10 3.97
Chris Bassitt OAK $7,800 29.96 3.84
Sixto Sánchez MIA $10,100 36.66 3.63

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Freddie Freeman ATL $4,200 16.08 3.83
Luke Voit NYY $4,300 13.90 3.23
Jared Walsh LAA $3,100 13.60 4.39
José Abreu CWS $3,900 13.51 3.47

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ryan Braun MIL $2,900 12.86 4.43
Jared Walsh LAA $3,100 13.60 4.39
Andrew Knapp PHI $2,000 8.65 4.32
Christian Walker ARI $2,900 12.54 4.32

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
DJ LeMahieu NYY $4,200 15.74 3.75
Keston Hiura MIL $3,700 11.66 3.15
Brandon Lowe TAM $3,800 11.42 3.01
Mike Brosseau TAM $2,600 11.22 4.31

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mike Brosseau TAM $2,600 11.22 4.31
Josh VanMeter ARI $2,100 8.95 4.26
Kolten Wong STL $2,700 10.45 3.87
Nico Hoerner CHC $2,200 8.35 3.80

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Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Trevor Story COL $4,300 15.16 3.53
Trea Turner WAS $4,200 14.57 3.47
Corey Seager LOS $4,200 14.38 3.42
Fernando Tatis Jr. SDP $4,400 14.25 3.24

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Adalberto Mondesi KAN $2,700 12.70 4.70
Brandon Crawford SFG $2,600 10.81 4.16
Anderson Tejeda TEX $2,500 10.04 4.02
Chris Taylor LOS $3,300 13.12 3.98

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez CLE $3,800 15.48 4.07
Manny Machado SDP $4,100 13.68 3.34
Rafael Devers BOS $3,700 12.73 3.44
Anthony Rendon LAA $3,900 12.45 3.19

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Alec Bohm PHI $2,700 11.75 4.35
Jedd Gyorko MIL $2,600 10.98 4.22
José Ramírez CLE $3,800 15.48 4.07
Taylor Ward LAA $2,100 8.46 4.03

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Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mike Trout LAA $4,600 15.68 3.41
Mookie Betts LOS $4,700 14.97 3.18
Aaron Judge NYY $4,000 14.47 3.62
Ronald Acuña Jr. ATL $4,300 14.45 3.36
Whit Merrifield KAN $3,400 14.37 4.23
Juan Soto WAS $4,500 13.93 3.10
Alex Dickerson SFG $2,800 13.81 4.93
Randy Arozarena TAM $2,700 13.64 5.05

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Randy Arozarena TAM $2,700 13.64 5.05
Alex Dickerson SFG $2,800 13.81 4.93
Tyrone Taylor MIL $2,400 10.78 4.49
Justin Upton LAA $2,600 11.18 4.30
Byron Buxton MIN $3,000 12.84 4.28
Whit Merrifield KAN $3,400 14.37 4.23
Hunter Renfroe TAM $2,600 11.00 4.23
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. TOR $3,000 12.39 4.13

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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