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MLB Draftkings Picks for Oct 18, 2020

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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ian Anderson ATL $11,400 19.49 1.71
Dustin May LAD $10,400 9.19 0.88
Clayton Kershaw LAD $11,800 4.43 0.38
Walker Buehler LAD $11,200 3.38 0.30

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ian Anderson ATL $11,400 19.49 1.71
Dustin May LAD $10,400 9.19 0.88
Clayton Kershaw LAD $11,800 4.43 0.38
Mike Foltynewicz ATL $9,000 3.11 0.35

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Will Smith LAD $7,800 8.34 1.07
Travis d’Arnaud ATL $7,600 8.14 1.07
Keibert Ruiz LAD $4,600 1.70 0.37
Austin Barnes LAD $6,200 1.24 0.20

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Will Smith LAD $7,800 8.34 1.07
Travis d’Arnaud ATL $7,600 8.14 1.07
Keibert Ruiz LAD $4,600 1.70 0.37
William Contreras ATL $4,000 1.07 0.27

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Freddie Freeman ATL $9,400 10.29 1.09
Will Smith LAD $7,800 8.34 1.07
Travis d’Arnaud ATL $7,600 8.14 1.07
Max Muncy LAD $9,000 8.01 0.89

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Freddie Freeman ATL $9,400 10.29 1.09
Will Smith LAD $7,800 8.34 1.07
Travis d’Arnaud ATL $7,600 8.14 1.07
Max Muncy LAD $9,000 8.01 0.89

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Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ozzie Albies ATL $8,200 8.36 1.02
Chris Taylor LAD $6,600 6.52 0.99
Gavin Lux LAD $5,600 1.52 0.27

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ozzie Albies ATL $8,200 8.36 1.02
Chris Taylor LAD $6,600 6.52 0.99
Gavin Lux LAD $5,600 1.52 0.27

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Corey Seager LAD $9,800 10.66 1.09
Dansby Swanson ATL $7,400 7.92 1.07
Zach McKinstry LAD $4,000 0.68 0.17

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Corey Seager LAD $9,800 10.66 1.09
Dansby Swanson ATL $7,400 7.92 1.07
Zach McKinstry LAD $4,000 0.68 0.17

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Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Justin Turner LAD $8,000 7.91 0.99
Edwin Ríos LAD $4,000 1.54 0.39
Pablo Sandoval ATL $4,800 0.89 0.19

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Justin Turner LAD $8,000 7.91 0.99
Edwin Ríos LAD $4,000 1.54 0.39
Pablo Sandoval ATL $4,800 0.89 0.19

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ronald Acuña Jr. ATL $9,200 10.52 1.14
Mookie Betts LAD $9,600 9.81 1.02
Marcell Ozuna ATL $8,400 9.74 1.16
Cody Bellinger LAD $8,600 8.30 0.97
AJ Pollock LAD $6,800 7.34 1.08
Joc Pederson LAD $6,000 6.41 1.07
Nick Markakis ATL $5,400 5.98 1.11
Cristian Pache ATL $5,800 5.77 1.00

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Marcell Ozuna ATL $8,400 9.74 1.16
Ronald Acuña Jr. ATL $9,200 10.52 1.14
Nick Markakis ATL $5,400 5.98 1.11
AJ Pollock LAD $6,800 7.34 1.08
Joc Pederson LAD $6,000 6.41 1.07
Mookie Betts LAD $9,600 9.81 1.02
Cristian Pache ATL $5,800 5.77 1.00
Cody Bellinger LAD $8,600 8.30 0.97

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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