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MLB FanDuel Picks for Jul 9, 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
Taijuan Walker NYM $9,500 39.97 4.21
Kyle Hendricks CHC $9,300 38.97 4.19
Charlie Morton ATL $10,000 35.77 3.58
Alex Cobb LAA $8,800 33.24 3.78

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Taijuan Walker NYM $9,500 39.97 4.21
Kyle Hendricks CHC $9,300 38.97 4.19
Kenta Maeda MIN $7,300 29.36 4.02
JT Brubaker PIT $7,500 28.48 3.80

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brad Miller PHI $2,000 12.58 6.29
Rhys Hoskins PHI $3,800 12.43 3.27
Matt Olson OAK $3,700 12.41 3.35
José Abreu CWS $3,500 12.11 3.46

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brad Miller PHI $2,000 12.58 6.29
Gavin Sheets CWS $2,500 11.89 4.76
John Hicks TEX $2,300 10.75 4.67
Josh Bell WSH $2,400 11.09 4.62

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jose Altuve HOU $4,200 13.51 3.22
Ozzie Albies ATL $3,200 12.92 4.04
Luis Arraez MIN $2,500 10.95 4.38
Cesar Hernandez CLE $2,800 10.82 3.86

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Phil Gosselin LAA $2,000 9.95 4.98
Starlin Castro WSH $2,300 10.71 4.65
Christian Arroyo BOS $2,400 10.74 4.47
Luis Arraez MIN $2,500 10.95 4.38

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Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Fernando Tatis Jr. SD $4,300 17.13 3.98
Trea Turner WSH $3,900 15.11 3.87
Trevor Story COL $3,500 13.31 3.80
Bo Bichette TOR $3,600 12.95 3.60

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Willy Adames MIL $2,700 12.37 4.58
Elvis Andrus OAK $2,300 10.42 4.53
Alcides Escobar WSH $2,000 9.01 4.50
Zack Short DET $2,100 9.18 4.37

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Manny Machado SD $3,900 13.67 3.50
José Ramírez CLE $4,100 13.52 3.30
Rafael Devers BOS $3,800 12.99 3.42
Josh Donaldson MIN $3,100 12.12 3.91

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Patrick Wisdom CHC $2,400 10.36 4.32
Josh Donaldson MIN $3,100 12.12 3.91
Ke’Bryan Hayes PIT $3,100 11.82 3.81
Abraham Toro HOU $2,500 9.51 3.80

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Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Shohei Ohtani LAA $4,400 16.42 3.73
Ronald Acuña Jr. ATL $4,200 15.12 3.60
Bryce Harper PHI $4,100 15.00 3.66
Joey Gallo TEX $4,100 14.47 3.53
Yordan Alvarez HOU $4,100 14.27 3.48
Juan Soto WSH $3,700 13.69 3.70
Andrew McCutchen PHI $3,400 13.51 3.97
Adam Duvall MIA $3,100 13.10 4.22

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Adam Engel CWS $2,000 10.89 5.45
Aristides Aquino CIN $2,100 10.86 5.17
Wil Myers SD $2,200 10.85 4.93
Darin Ruf SF $2,200 10.80 4.91
Tommy Pham SD $2,500 12.25 4.90
Ben Gamel PIT $2,200 10.75 4.89
Travis Jankowski PHI $2,000 9.75 4.88
Austin Hays BAL $2,300 11.10 4.82

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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