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MLB Draftkings Picks for Apr 9, 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
Zach Plesac CLE $9,600 20.54 2.14
Walker Buehler LAD $9,300 20.36 2.19
Joe Musgrove SD $8,500 18.73 2.20
Lance McCullers Jr. HOU $9,100 17.48 1.92

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Joe Musgrove SD $8,500 18.73 2.20
Walker Buehler LAD $9,300 20.36 2.19
Zach Plesac CLE $9,600 20.54 2.14
Charlie Morton ATL $7,900 16.42 2.08

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Will Smith LAD $4,500 8.82 1.96
J.T. Realmuto PHI $5,000 8.33 1.67
Travis d’Arnaud ATL $4,600 7.77 1.69
Tucker Barnhart CIN $2,600 7.60 2.92

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Wilson Ramos DET $2,400 7.50 3.13
Tucker Barnhart CIN $2,600 7.60 2.92
Alejandro Kirk TOR $2,400 5.95 2.48
Max Stassi LAA $3,000 7.24 2.41

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nate Lowe TEX $3,900 9.60 2.46
Max Muncy LAD $4,900 9.56 1.95
Rhys Hoskins PHI $4,700 9.48 2.02
Freddie Freeman ATL $4,900 8.95 1.83

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Wilson Ramos DET $2,400 7.50 3.13
Tucker Barnhart CIN $2,600 7.60 2.92
Alejandro Kirk TOR $2,400 5.95 2.48
Ryan Zimmerman WAS $2,800 6.93 2.47

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Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jose Altuve HOU $4,900 10.43 2.13
Marcus Semien TOR $4,700 9.40 2.00
Jonathan India CIN $3,500 9.08 2.59
David Fletcher LAA $4,600 8.26 1.80

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jonathan India CIN $3,500 9.08 2.59
Nick Solak TEX $3,700 8.00 2.16
Jose Altuve HOU $4,900 10.43 2.13
Jonathan Schoop DET $3,200 6.71 2.10

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Corey Seager LAD $5,300 11.46 2.16
Trea Turner WAS $5,400 10.41 1.93
Carlos Correa HOU $4,500 9.52 2.11
Bo Bichette TOR $4,700 9.03 1.92

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Anderson Tejeda TEX $2,900 7.94 2.74
José Iglesias LAA $3,400 8.50 2.50
Corey Seager LAD $5,300 11.46 2.16
Carlos Correa HOU $4,500 9.52 2.11

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Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez CLE $5,700 12.08 2.12
Mike Moustakas CIN $4,100 9.50 2.32
Justin Turner LAD $5,300 9.27 1.75
Anthony Rendon LAA $4,900 9.09 1.85

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jeimer Candelario DET $3,100 7.24 2.34
Mike Moustakas CIN $4,100 9.50 2.32
Alec Bohm PHI $3,700 7.90 2.13
José Ramírez CLE $5,700 12.08 2.12

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mike Trout LAA $5,900 11.72 1.99
Ronald Acuña Jr. ATL $5,600 10.70 1.91
Juan Soto WAS $5,800 10.27 1.77
Nick Castellanos CIN $5,300 10.12 1.91
Wil Myers SD $5,200 10.00 1.92
Randy Arozarena TB $4,600 9.96 2.17
Akil Baddoo DET $3,500 9.95 2.84
Bryce Harper PHI $5,400 9.91 1.83

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nomar Mazara DET $2,000 6.53 3.27
Tim Locastro ARI $3,000 9.39 3.13
Darin Ruf SF $2,800 8.64 3.09
Brett Phillips TB $2,100 6.45 3.07
Andrew Stevenson WAS $2,600 7.53 2.90
Adam Haseley PHI $2,000 5.69 2.85
Akil Baddoo DET $3,500 9.95 2.84
Josh Naylor CLE $2,500 6.98 2.79

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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