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MLB FanDuel Picks for Jun 18, 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 $9,500 42.10 4.43
Trevor Bauer LAD $10,500 39.91 3.80
Yusei Kikuchi SEA $9,200 36.28 3.94
Robbie Ray TOR $11,000 35.80 3.25

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Corbin Burnes MIL $9,500 42.10 4.43
Johnny Cueto SF $6,600 26.85 4.07
James Kaprielian OAK $8,000 32.42 4.05
Yusei Kikuchi SEA $9,200 36.28 3.94

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Matt Olson OAK $3,700 13.22 3.57
Freddie Freeman ATL $3,900 13.09 3.36
Bobby Bradley CLE $3,500 12.95 3.70
Salvador Perez KC $3,200 12.71 3.97

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ryan Jeffers MIN $2,100 9.64 4.59
Martín Maldonado HOU $2,100 9.20 4.38
Tomás Nido NYM $2,000 8.63 4.32
Ryan Zimmerman WSH $2,700 11.58 4.29

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jose Altuve HOU $3,700 15.39 4.16
Kolten Wong MIL $2,500 12.86 5.15
Ozzie Albies ATL $3,100 11.84 3.82
Cesar Hernandez CLE $2,900 11.75 4.05

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kolten Wong MIL $2,500 12.86 5.15
Nick Gordon MIN $2,200 10.84 4.93
Christian Arroyo BOS $2,400 11.41 4.76
Luis Arraez MIN $2,200 10.05 4.57

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Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Fernando Tatis Jr. SD $4,700 16.42 3.49
Bo Bichette TOR $4,100 14.09 3.44
Carlos Correa HOU $3,200 12.73 3.98
Xander Bogaerts BOS $4,200 12.26 2.92

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Miguel Rojas MIA $2,200 9.97 4.53
Santiago Espinal TOR $2,000 8.96 4.48
Dansby Swanson ATL $2,700 11.26 4.17
Carlos Correa HOU $3,200 12.73 3.98

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez CLE $4,100 14.40 3.51
Patrick Wisdom CHC $2,700 13.64 5.05
Justin Turner LAD $3,500 13.59 3.88
Ke’Bryan Hayes PIT $3,300 12.51 3.79

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Patrick Wisdom CHC $2,700 13.64 5.05
Jason Vosler SF $2,000 8.74 4.37
Abraham Toro HOU $2,000 8.22 4.11
Taylor Ward LAA $2,800 11.26 4.02

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Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ronald Acuña Jr. ATL $4,500 16.72 3.71
Shohei Ohtani LAA $4,000 13.69 3.42
Chas McCormick HOU $2,000 13.66 6.83
Starling Marte MIA $4,000 13.57 3.39
Christian Yelich MIL $4,400 13.51 3.07
Giancarlo Stanton NYY $3,400 13.04 3.83
Randy Arozarena TB $3,600 13.02 3.62
Jesse Winker CIN $4,200 12.86 3.06

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Chas McCormick HOU $2,000 13.66 6.83
Akil Baddoo DET $2,200 10.86 4.93
Max Kepler MIN $2,500 12.24 4.89
Brian Goodwin CWS $2,700 11.60 4.30
Robbie Grossman DET $2,600 11.19 4.30
AJ Pollock LAD $2,500 10.63 4.25
Guillermo Heredia ATL $2,200 9.36 4.25
LaMonte Wade Jr. SF $2,400 10.07 4.19

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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