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MLB Draftkings Picks for Jul 9, 2021

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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Taijuan Walker NYM $9,000 22.86 2.54
Kyle Hendricks CHC $10,800 20.20 1.87
Charlie Morton ATL $9,600 19.81 2.06
Alek Manoah TOR $7,000 18.16 2.59

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Alek Manoah TOR $7,000 18.16 2.59
Taijuan Walker NYM $9,000 22.86 2.54
Kenta Maeda MIN $7,100 16.15 2.27
JT Brubaker PIT $6,700 15.04 2.25

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
J.T. Realmuto PHI $3,800 9.03 2.38
Gary Sánchez NYY $4,800 8.27 1.72
John Hicks TEX $2,900 8.17 2.82
Yan Gomes WAS $2,800 7.90 2.82

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Pedro Severino BAL $2,100 6.51 3.10
Yan Gomes WAS $2,800 7.90 2.82
John Hicks TEX $2,900 8.17 2.82
Michael Perez PIT $2,200 5.80 2.64

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. TOR $5,600 11.22 2.00
Matt Olson OAK $5,400 9.32 1.73
Rhys Hoskins PHI $5,500 9.20 1.67
Ryan Mountcastle BAL $3,400 9.04 2.66

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Christian Walker ARI $2,200 6.85 3.11
Pedro Severino BAL $2,100 6.51 3.10
Bobby Dalbec BOS $2,600 7.37 2.83
Yan Gomes WAS $2,800 7.90 2.82

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Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Marcus Semien TOR $5,400 10.21 1.89
Jose Altuve HOU $4,900 10.02 2.05
Ozzie Albies ATL $5,900 9.77 1.66
Jonathan India CIN $4,200 9.74 2.32

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Christian Arroyo BOS $2,700 7.97 2.95
Alcides Escobar WAS $2,400 7.06 2.94
Jean Segura PHI $3,300 9.38 2.84
David Fletcher LAA $3,100 8.75 2.82

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Fernando Tatis Jr. SD $6,300 12.94 2.05
Trea Turner WAS $5,700 11.74 2.06
Trevor Story COL $4,900 10.12 2.07
Bo Bichette TOR $5,000 9.89 1.98

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Zack Short DET $2,200 6.73 3.06
Ramón Urías BAL $2,500 7.58 3.03
Taylor Walls TB $2,500 6.16 2.47
Elvis Andrus OAK $3,400 8.18 2.41

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Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Manny Machado SD $5,500 10.23 1.86
José Ramírez CLE $5,100 10.01 1.96
Rafael Devers BOS $5,700 9.73 1.71
Luis Urías MIL $4,900 9.13 1.86

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Asdrúbal Cabrera ARI $2,100 6.68 3.18
Starlin Castro WAS $2,900 8.20 2.83
Ke’Bryan Hayes PIT $3,900 9.03 2.32
Jeimer Candelario DET $3,200 7.17 2.24

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Bryce Harper PHI $5,000 11.33 2.27
Ronald Acuña Jr. ATL $6,300 11.31 1.79
Joey Gallo TEX $4,800 10.68 2.22
Yordan Alvarez HOU $4,800 10.55 2.20
Juan Soto WAS $5,300 10.26 1.94
Andrew McCutchen PHI $3,200 10.03 3.13
Cedric Mullins BAL $3,400 9.77 2.87
Adam Duvall MIA $4,200 9.72 2.32

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ben Gamel PIT $2,000 8.10 4.05
Travis Jankowski PHI $2,000 7.53 3.76
Michael A. Taylor KC $2,200 7.03 3.20
Andrew McCutchen PHI $3,200 10.03 3.13
Anthony Santander BAL $2,300 7.11 3.09
Myles Straw HOU $2,700 8.20 3.04
Trevor Larnach MIN $2,800 8.31 2.97
Gerardo Parra WAS $2,000 5.93 2.96

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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