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MLB FanDuel 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 $8,600 36.71 4.27
Walker Buehler LAD $9,400 34.99 3.72
Joe Musgrove SD $9,700 33.95 3.50
Corey Kluber NYY $8,200 32.45 3.96

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Zach Plesac CLE $8,600 36.71 4.27
Corey Kluber NYY $8,200 32.45 3.96
Charlie Morton ATL $7,500 29.47 3.93
Rich Hill TB $6,300 24.19 3.84

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jared Walsh LAA $3,100 13.47 4.34
Nate Lowe TEX $3,400 12.90 3.79
Rhys Hoskins PHI $4,000 12.71 3.18
Freddie Freeman ATL $3,600 12.04 3.34

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ronald Guzmán TEX $2,100 9.64 4.59
Carson Kelly ARI $2,100 9.33 4.44
Jared Walsh LAA $3,100 13.47 4.34
Travis d’Arnaud ATL $2,400 10.35 4.31

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jose Altuve HOU $3,700 13.77 3.72
Cesar Hernandez CLE $2,700 10.67 3.95
Ozzie Albies ATL $2,800 10.03 3.58
Gavin Lux LAD $2,800 10.00 3.57

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Starlin Castro WSH $2,300 9.30 4.05
Cesar Hernandez CLE $2,700 10.67 3.95
Luis García WSH $2,000 7.78 3.89
Zach McKinstry LAD $2,500 9.59 3.84

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Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Corey Seager LAD $4,300 15.32 3.56
Trea Turner WSH $4,100 13.66 3.33
Carlos Correa HOU $3,000 12.64 4.21
Bo Bichette TOR $3,000 11.76 3.92

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Iglesias LAA $2,200 11.02 5.01
Carlos Correa HOU $3,000 12.64 4.21
Bo Bichette TOR $3,000 11.76 3.92
Dansby Swanson ATL $2,500 9.69 3.88

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez CLE $4,100 16.24 3.96
Justin Turner LAD $3,600 12.29 3.41
Anthony Rendon LAA $3,600 12.08 3.36
Alex Bregman HOU $4,300 11.79 2.74

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez CLE $4,100 16.24 3.96
Matt Chapman OAK $3,100 11.36 3.66
Justin Turner LAD $3,600 12.29 3.41
Eduardo Escobar ARI $2,500 8.50 3.40

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Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mike Trout LAA $4,500 15.75 3.50
Ronald Acuña Jr. ATL $4,100 14.15 3.45
Juan Soto WSH $4,200 13.86 3.30
Akil Baddoo DET $2,500 13.86 5.54
Wil Myers SD $3,300 13.49 4.09
Bryce Harper PHI $3,800 13.38 3.52
Nick Castellanos CIN $4,200 13.35 3.18
Kole Calhoun ARI $2,500 13.03 5.21

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Akil Baddoo DET $2,500 13.86 5.54
Kole Calhoun ARI $2,500 13.03 5.21
Tim Locastro ARI $2,400 12.20 5.08
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. TOR $2,300 11.06 4.81
Trent Grisham SD $2,500 11.67 4.67
Andrew Stevenson WSH $2,200 10.00 4.54
Mark Canha OAK $2,800 12.40 4.43
Jonathan Davis TOR $2,000 8.84 4.42

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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