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MLB FanDuel Picks for Jul 5, 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
Kevin Gausman SF $10,600 49.81 4.70
Walker Buehler LAD $10,400 47.79 4.60
Brandon Woodruff MIL $11,400 45.31 3.97
Joe Musgrove SD $9,600 41.50 4.32

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kevin Gausman SF $10,600 49.81 4.70
Walker Buehler LAD $10,400 47.79 4.60
Vladimir Gutierrez CIN $6,500 28.09 4.32
Joe Musgrove SD $9,600 41.50 4.32

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Gavin Sheets CWS $2,800 14.62 5.22
Freddie Freeman ATL $3,800 13.81 3.63
Jared Walsh LAA $3,800 12.87 3.39
Yasmani Grandal CWS $3,500 12.73 3.64

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Gavin Sheets CWS $2,800 14.62 5.22
Nate Lowe TEX $2,600 11.94 4.59
Tyler Stephenson CIN $2,500 11.30 4.52
Jonah Heim TEX $2,000 8.89 4.44

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ozzie Albies ATL $3,500 14.49 4.14
Cesar Hernandez CLE $2,900 11.36 3.92
Alejo Lopez CIN $2,000 10.85 5.42
Luis Arraez MIN $2,900 10.78 3.72

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Alejo Lopez CIN $2,000 10.85 5.42
Phil Gosselin LAA $2,000 10.57 5.28
Eli White TEX $2,200 9.77 4.44
Jose Rojas LAA $2,000 8.85 4.42

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Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Fernando Tatis Jr. SD $4,500 16.61 3.69
Xander Bogaerts BOS $3,800 13.57 3.57
Trea Turner WSH $3,900 12.71 3.26
Wander Franco TB $3,000 12.13 4.04

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Orlando Arcia ATL $2,000 9.62 4.81
Thairo Estrada SF $2,000 8.91 4.45
Zack Short DET $2,100 9.25 4.40
Dansby Swanson ATL $2,600 11.27 4.34

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rafael Devers BOS $4,000 14.65 3.66
Manny Machado SD $3,700 14.35 3.88
José Ramírez CLE $4,100 14.29 3.49
Ke’Bryan Hayes PIT $3,100 11.57 3.73

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Patrick Wisdom CHC $2,600 10.19 3.92
Manny Machado SD $3,700 14.35 3.88
Ke’Bryan Hayes PIT $3,100 11.57 3.73
Yoán Moncada CWS $2,900 10.62 3.66

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Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Shohei Ohtani LAA $4,600 17.45 3.79
Ronald Acuña Jr. ATL $4,400 15.90 3.61
Adam Duvall MIA $3,300 13.48 4.09
Joey Gallo TEX $4,200 13.45 3.20
J.D. Martinez BOS $4,300 13.38 3.11
Christian Yelich MIL $4,000 12.62 3.16
Bryce Harper PHI $3,800 12.58 3.31
Tommy Pham SD $3,300 12.57 3.81

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Darin Ruf SF $2,200 11.19 5.08
Aristides Aquino CIN $2,200 11.04 5.02
Tyrone Taylor MIL $2,200 10.74 4.88
Jace Peterson MIL $2,600 11.86 4.56
Guillermo Heredia ATL $2,400 10.72 4.47
Jackie Bradley Jr. MIL $2,100 9.36 4.45
AJ Pollock LAD $2,400 10.59 4.41
Wil Myers SD $2,300 10.15 4.41

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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