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MLB Draftkings Picks for Jun 17, 2021

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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kevin Gausman SF $9,600 26.70 2.78
Joe Musgrove SD $8,900 21.09 2.37
Zac Gallen ARI $8,700 19.92 2.29
Marcus Stroman NYM $8,600 18.54 2.16

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kevin Gausman SF $9,600 26.70 2.78
Germán Márquez COL $5,500 13.12 2.39
Joe Musgrove SD $8,900 21.09 2.37
Zac Gallen ARI $8,700 19.92 2.29

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Gary Sánchez NYY $4,800 9.17 1.91
Omar Narváez MIL $4,300 7.84 1.82
Tom Murphy SEA $3,400 7.46 2.19
James McCann NYM $4,500 7.39 1.64

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ryan Lavarnway CLE $2,400 7.25 3.02
Austin Wynns BAL $2,100 5.85 2.79
Luis Torrens SEA $2,000 5.40 2.70
Reese McGuire TOR $2,000 5.24 2.62

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. TOR $5,900 10.63 1.80
Freddie Freeman ATL $5,100 9.73 1.91
Gary Sánchez NYY $4,800 9.17 1.91
Pete Alonso NYM $4,900 8.83 1.80

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ryan Lavarnway CLE $2,400 7.25 3.02
Ty France SEA $2,700 7.65 2.83
Austin Wynns BAL $2,100 5.85 2.79
Luis Torrens SEA $2,000 5.40 2.70

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Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jose Altuve HOU $5,400 10.91 2.02
Ozzie Albies ATL $4,200 9.00 2.14
Brandon Lowe TB $4,700 8.74 1.86
Dylan Moore SEA $3,000 8.61 2.87

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Dylan Moore SEA $3,000 8.61 2.87
Willi Castro DET $2,800 7.32 2.61
Pat Valaika BAL $2,200 5.46 2.48
José Peraza NYM $2,500 5.88 2.35

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Fernando Tatis Jr. SD $6,000 13.26 2.21
Bo Bichette TOR $5,600 10.26 1.83
Tim Anderson CWS $4,600 9.94 2.16
Carlos Correa HOU $4,700 9.40 2.00

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Taylor Walls TB $2,800 7.26 2.59
Amed Rosario CLE $3,800 9.18 2.42
J.P. Crawford SEA $3,400 7.99 2.35
Freddy Galvis BAL $3,300 7.53 2.28

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Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez CLE $5,600 10.04 1.79
Austin Riley ATL $4,700 8.69 1.85
Jonathan Villar NYM $4,100 8.48 2.07
Cavan Biggio TOR $3,700 8.24 2.23

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Maikel Franco BAL $2,400 6.69 2.79
Santiago Espinal TOR $2,200 6.04 2.74
Abraham Toro HOU $2,300 5.41 2.35
Jeimer Candelario DET $3,000 7.00 2.33

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ronald Acuña Jr. ATL $6,100 11.65 1.91
Chas McCormick HOU $3,200 10.65 3.33
Cedric Mullins BAL $3,700 10.03 2.71
Christian Yelich MIL $5,700 9.76 1.71
Austin Meadows TB $5,300 9.63 1.82
Justin Upton LAA $4,300 9.58 2.23
Jesse Winker CIN $5,800 9.49 1.64
Tyler O’Neill STL $4,100 9.26 2.26

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Chas McCormick HOU $3,200 10.65 3.33
Adam Engel CWS $2,500 8.08 3.23
Abraham Almonte ATL $2,200 7.03 3.20
Akil Baddoo DET $2,600 8.14 3.13
Bradley Zimmer CLE $2,400 7.32 3.05
Brett Phillips TB $2,300 6.66 2.90
Myles Straw HOU $2,700 7.49 2.78
Billy McKinney NYM $2,800 7.76 2.77

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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