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MLB Draftkings Picks for Jul 5, 2021

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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kevin Gausman SF $8,200 29.14 3.55
Walker Buehler LAD $9,000 26.86 2.98
Brandon Woodruff MIL $10,400 26.52 2.55
Joe Musgrove SD $8,700 24.56 2.82

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kevin Gausman SF $8,200 29.14 3.55
Walker Buehler LAD $9,000 26.86 2.98
Joe Musgrove SD $8,700 24.56 2.82
Trevor Rogers MIA $7,400 19.65 2.66

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Yasmani Grandal CWS $5,200 9.33 1.79
Salvador Perez KC $5,000 8.84 1.77
Tyler Stephenson CIN $4,100 8.42 2.05
Willson Contreras CHC $4,800 7.95 1.66

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Roberto Pérez CLE $2,000 6.31 3.16
Jonah Heim TEX $2,500 6.71 2.68
Curt Casali SF $2,800 6.56 2.34
Yan Gomes WAS $3,200 6.91 2.16

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Freddie Freeman ATL $5,800 10.42 1.80
Jared Walsh LAA $5,500 9.63 1.75
Yasmani Grandal CWS $5,200 9.33 1.79
Nate Lowe TEX $4,700 8.99 1.91

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Roberto Pérez CLE $2,000 6.31 3.16
Bobby Dalbec BOS $2,800 7.99 2.85
Jonah Heim TEX $2,500 6.71 2.68
Albert Pujols LAD $2,700 7.06 2.62

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Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ozzie Albies ATL $5,800 10.95 1.89
Jace Peterson MIL $3,900 8.76 2.25
Cesar Hernandez CLE $3,400 8.53 2.51
David Fletcher LAA $3,100 8.43 2.72

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
David Fletcher LAA $3,100 8.43 2.72
Christian Arroyo BOS $3,000 7.96 2.65
Jean Segura PHI $3,200 8.07 2.52
Cesar Hernandez CLE $3,400 8.53 2.51

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Fernando Tatis Jr. SD $6,100 12.48 2.05
Xander Bogaerts BOS $5,500 10.32 1.88
Trea Turner WAS $6,300 9.95 1.58
Wander Franco TB $5,100 9.01 1.77

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Alcides Escobar WAS $2,000 6.44 3.22
Zack Short DET $2,500 6.81 2.72
Kevin Newman PIT $2,300 5.91 2.57
Dansby Swanson ATL $3,900 8.59 2.20

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Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rafael Devers BOS $5,600 10.96 1.96
Manny Machado SD $5,400 10.78 2.00
José Ramírez CLE $5,100 10.63 2.08
Alejo Lopez CIN $3,400 9.18 2.70

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Alejo Lopez CIN $3,400 9.18 2.70
Jonathan Villar NYM $2,800 6.59 2.35
Starlin Castro WAS $3,200 6.91 2.16
José Ramírez CLE $5,100 10.63 2.08

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ronald Acuña Jr. ATL $5,900 11.88 2.01
J.D. Martinez BOS $6,000 10.02 1.67
Adam Duvall MIA $3,900 10.01 2.57
Joey Gallo TEX $4,700 9.89 2.11
Tommy Pham SD $4,900 9.60 1.96
Randy Arozarena TB $5,100 9.52 1.87
Bryce Harper PHI $5,300 9.48 1.79
Brian Goodwin CWS $3,100 9.36 3.02

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ben Gamel PIT $2,000 6.65 3.32
Guillermo Heredia ATL $2,500 8.12 3.25
David Dahl TEX $2,300 7.05 3.06
Brian Goodwin CWS $3,100 9.36 3.02
Trevor Larnach MIN $2,700 8.07 2.99
Kevin Kiermaier TB $2,000 5.89 2.94
Harold Ramirez CLE $2,400 6.93 2.89
Tyrone Taylor MIL $2,800 8.07 2.88

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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