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MLB Draftkings Picks for Jun 18, 2021

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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Corbin Burnes MIL $10,200 24.87 2.44
Trevor Bauer LAD $10,600 23.00 2.17
José Berríos MIN $8,500 19.75 2.32
Robbie Ray TOR $9,300 19.62 2.11

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Corbin Burnes MIL $10,200 24.87 2.44
José Berríos MIN $8,500 19.75 2.32
Yusei Kikuchi SEA $8,600 19.58 2.28
Cody Poteet MIA $6,400 14.27 2.23

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Salvador Perez KC $5,300 9.69 1.83
Buster Posey SF $5,000 8.69 1.74
Omar Narváez MIL $4,600 8.19 1.78
Yan Gomes WAS $4,900 8.10 1.65

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Luis Torrens SEA $2,000 5.97 2.98
Martín Maldonado HOU $2,500 6.80 2.72
Zack Collins CWS $2,500 6.11 2.44
Ryan Jeffers MIN $3,100 7.37 2.38

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. TOR $6,000 10.60 1.77
Matt Olson OAK $5,900 9.80 1.66
Freddie Freeman ATL $5,600 9.76 1.74
Salvador Perez KC $5,300 9.69 1.83

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ty France SEA $2,700 8.09 3.00
Luis Torrens SEA $2,000 5.97 2.98
Colin Moran PIT $2,400 6.67 2.78
Martín Maldonado HOU $2,500 6.80 2.72

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Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jose Altuve HOU $5,600 11.58 2.07
Kolten Wong MIL $4,800 9.99 2.08
Jorge Polanco MIN $4,900 9.94 2.03
Whit Merrifield KC $5,200 9.16 1.76

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Dylan Moore SEA $3,000 8.48 2.83
Luke Williams PHI $2,700 7.38 2.73
Willi Castro DET $2,600 6.66 2.56
Pat Valaika BAL $2,300 5.75 2.50

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Fernando Tatis Jr. SD $6,200 12.17 1.96
Adalberto Mondesi KC $3,900 10.93 2.80
Bo Bichette TOR $5,800 10.76 1.86
Carlos Correa HOU $4,200 9.54 2.27

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Adalberto Mondesi KC $3,900 10.93 2.80
Nicky Lopez KC $2,100 5.87 2.79
Taylor Walls TB $2,400 6.43 2.68
Amed Rosario CLE $3,600 9.21 2.56

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Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez CLE $5,500 10.68 1.94
Patrick Wisdom CHC $4,700 10.27 2.18
Justin Turner LAD $5,200 10.26 1.97
Ke’Bryan Hayes PIT $4,300 9.61 2.23

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Santiago Espinal TOR $2,400 6.93 2.89
Maikel Franco BAL $3,000 7.73 2.58
Abraham Toro HOU $2,400 6.12 2.55
Jason Vosler SF $2,800 6.64 2.37

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ronald Acuña Jr. ATL $6,300 12.54 1.99
Starling Marte MIA $4,600 10.41 2.26
Christian Yelich MIL $6,100 10.04 1.65
Chas McCormick HOU $3,000 10.03 3.34
Randy Arozarena TB $4,700 9.97 2.12
Giancarlo Stanton NYY $5,400 9.68 1.79
Jesse Winker CIN $5,700 9.65 1.69
Nelson Cruz MIN $5,500 9.61 1.75

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Akil Baddoo DET $2,500 8.39 3.36
Chas McCormick HOU $3,000 10.03 3.34
Abraham Almonte ATL $2,400 7.27 3.03
Taylor Ward LAA $2,800 8.43 3.01
Steven Souza Jr. LAD $2,100 6.28 2.99
Bradley Zimmer CLE $2,100 6.14 2.92
Bryan Reynolds PIT $3,000 8.71 2.90
Taylor Trammell SEA $2,000 5.70 2.85

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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