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MLB Draftkings Picks for Jul 8, 2021

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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Max Scherzer WAS $10,400 22.29 2.14
Yu Darvish SD $10,200 21.33 2.09
Lance McCullers Jr. HOU $9,800 20.94 2.14
Julio Urías LAD $10,400 20.76 2.00

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tarik Skubal DET $7,200 15.78 2.19
Lance McCullers Jr. HOU $9,800 20.94 2.14
Max Scherzer WAS $10,400 22.29 2.14
Tyler Mahle CIN $8,700 18.45 2.12

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Gary Sánchez NYY $5,000 8.68 1.74
Salvador Perez KC $4,600 8.33 1.81
Tom Murphy SEA $2,800 7.65 2.73
Yan Gomes WAS $2,400 7.63 3.18

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Yan Gomes WAS $2,400 7.63 3.18
Robinson Chirinos CHC $2,100 6.07 2.89
Martín Maldonado HOU $2,100 5.98 2.85
Roberto Pérez CLE $2,300 6.49 2.82

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jonathan Schoop DET $5,400 9.09 1.68
Gary Sánchez NYY $5,000 8.68 1.74
Matt Olson OAK $4,800 8.58 1.79
Joey Votto CIN $4,500 8.40 1.87

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Yan Gomes WAS $2,400 7.63 3.18
Robinson Chirinos CHC $2,100 6.07 2.89
Martín Maldonado HOU $2,100 5.98 2.85
Roberto Pérez CLE $2,300 6.49 2.82

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Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jose Altuve HOU $4,700 10.52 2.24
Jonathan India CIN $4,100 9.39 2.29
Jake Cronenworth SD $4,700 9.34 1.99
Jace Peterson MIL $4,000 8.64 2.16

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Alcides Escobar WAS $2,000 7.03 3.52
Willi Castro DET $2,400 6.73 2.80
Dylan Moore SEA $2,700 6.97 2.58
Jean Segura PHI $3,400 7.81 2.30

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Fernando Tatis Jr. SD $6,200 12.00 1.94
Trevor Story COL $5,200 10.41 2.00
Trea Turner WAS $5,800 10.24 1.77
Carlos Correa HOU $4,900 9.28 1.89

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Zack Short DET $2,300 7.42 3.22
Elvis Andrus OAK $2,700 7.80 2.89
Niko Goodrum DET $2,900 7.85 2.71
Nicky Lopez KC $2,400 6.37 2.65

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Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Manny Machado SD $5,300 11.07 2.09
José Ramírez CLE $5,200 10.39 2.00
Luis Urías MIL $4,900 9.00 1.84
Josh Donaldson MIN $5,400 8.71 1.61

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Starlin Castro WAS $2,500 7.46 2.98
Jeimer Candelario DET $3,400 7.64 2.25
Abraham Toro HOU $3,200 6.96 2.18
Manny Machado SD $5,300 11.07 2.09

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Yordan Alvarez HOU $4,800 10.75 2.24
Aaron Judge NYY $5,300 10.51 1.98
Bryce Harper PHI $5,100 10.48 2.05
Juan Soto WAS $5,000 9.98 2.00
Nelson Cruz MIN $5,600 9.83 1.76
Giancarlo Stanton NYY $4,900 9.29 1.90
Franmil Reyes CLE $4,000 9.29 2.32
Raimel Tapia COL $4,200 9.08 2.16

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Michael A. Taylor KC $2,000 7.23 3.61
Travis Jankowski PHI $2,000 6.84 3.42
Jarrod Dyson KC $2,000 6.18 3.09
Stuart Fairchild ARI $2,000 6.05 3.03
Chas McCormick HOU $2,900 8.76 3.02
Andrew Benintendi KC $3,100 8.80 2.84
Stephen Piscotty OAK $2,000 5.65 2.82
Tim Locastro NYY $2,000 5.55 2.78

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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