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MLB Draftkings Picks for Apr 8, 2021

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Player expected costs and values are calculated every thirty minutes throughout the day.


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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Corbin Burnes MIL $9,400 22.51 2.40
Eduardo Rodriguez BOS $7,900 21.03 2.66
José Berríos MIN $9,800 21.00 2.14
Lance Lynn CWS $8,700 20.10 2.31

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Eduardo Rodriguez BOS $7,900 21.03 2.66
Corbin Burnes MIL $9,400 22.51 2.40
Lance Lynn CWS $8,700 20.10 2.31
Marco Gonzales SEA $7,300 16.17 2.21

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Yermín Mercedes CWS $4,100 10.68 2.60
Salvador Perez KC $5,800 10.14 1.75
Christian Vázquez BOS $5,200 9.79 1.88
Willson Contreras CHC $4,900 8.59 1.75

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Yermín Mercedes CWS $4,100 10.68 2.60
Kurt Suzuki LAA $3,300 7.53 2.28
Dom Nuñez COL $3,100 6.96 2.24
Luis Torrens SEA $2,300 4.84 2.11

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Yermín Mercedes CWS $4,100 10.68 2.60
Salvador Perez KC $5,800 10.14 1.75
Christian Vázquez BOS $5,200 9.79 1.88
Trey Mancini BAL $4,500 9.19 2.04

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Yermín Mercedes CWS $4,100 10.68 2.60
Seth Brown OAK $2,500 6.34 2.54
Kurt Suzuki LAA $3,300 7.53 2.28
Dom Nuñez COL $3,100 6.96 2.24

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Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jose Altuve HOU $4,700 10.75 2.29
Marcus Semien TOR $5,000 9.34 1.87
Dylan Moore SEA $4,600 8.23 1.79
Ty France SEA $3,800 7.82 2.06

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jose Altuve HOU $4,700 10.75 2.29
Kolten Wong MIL $3,300 7.34 2.22
Jeff McNeil NYM $3,400 7.34 2.16
Adam Frazier PIT $3,700 7.71 2.08

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Carlos Correa HOU $4,500 9.36 2.08
Trevor Story COL $5,100 8.40 1.65
Bo Bichette TOR $5,100 8.31 1.63
Javier Báez CHC $5,200 7.97 1.53

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Iglesias LAA $3,200 7.83 2.45
Carlos Correa HOU $4,500 9.36 2.08
Miguel Rojas MIA $4,200 7.54 1.79
Francisco Lindor NYM $4,700 7.97 1.70

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Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kris Bryant CHC $5,300 9.23 1.74
Alex Bregman HOU $5,200 9.19 1.77
Anthony Rendon LAA $4,800 9.03 1.88
Rafael Devers BOS $5,400 8.48 1.57

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Anthony Rendon LAA $4,800 9.03 1.88
Cavan Biggio TOR $4,400 8.27 1.88
Brian Anderson MIA $4,300 7.87 1.83
Maikel Franco BAL $3,700 6.60 1.78

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mike Trout LAA $5,400 11.66 2.16
Nelson Cruz MIN $5,400 10.46 1.94
Michael Brantley HOU $4,500 10.26 2.28
J.D. Martinez BOS $5,600 9.82 1.75
Byron Buxton MIN $4,000 9.54 2.39
Tim Locastro ARI $3,400 9.39 2.76
Yordan Alvarez HOU $5,000 9.20 1.84
Ramón Laureano OAK $3,800 9.17 2.41

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Sam Hilliard COL $2,500 8.53 3.41
Kyle Garlick MIN $2,400 7.33 3.06
Kyle Isbel KC $2,600 7.55 2.90
Tim Locastro ARI $3,400 9.39 2.76
Dylan Carlson STL $3,000 8.10 2.70
Lorenzo Cain MIL $3,000 7.73 2.58
Justin Upton LAA $3,200 8.14 2.54
Brandon Nimmo NYM $3,400 8.56 2.52

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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