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MLB Draftkings Picks for Jul 16, 2021

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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Robbie Ray TOR $9,300 23.17 2.49
Lance McCullers Jr. HOU $9,100 19.05 2.09
Charlie Morton ATL $8,500 18.65 2.19
Sean Manaea OAK $8,200 18.26 2.23

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Robbie Ray TOR $9,300 23.17 2.49
Danny Duffy KC $7,000 16.14 2.31
Andrew Heaney LAA $7,400 16.89 2.28
Kyle Hendricks CHC $7,500 16.94 2.26

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Sean Murphy OAK $3,900 8.60 2.21
Gary Sánchez NYY $5,100 8.56 1.68
Salvador Perez KC $5,400 8.45 1.57
Luis Torrens SEA $3,300 8.34 2.53

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Roberto Pérez CLE $2,000 6.77 3.38
Jorge Alfaro MIA $2,000 5.83 2.91
Martín Maldonado HOU $2,100 5.78 2.75
Jonah Heim TEX $2,600 7.04 2.71

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. TOR $6,400 11.28 1.76
Freddie Freeman ATL $6,200 10.75 1.73
Jared Walsh LAA $5,100 9.46 1.86
Pete Alonso NYM $6,000 9.14 1.52

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Roberto Pérez CLE $2,000 6.77 3.38
Bobby Dalbec BOS $2,200 7.24 3.29
Jorge Alfaro MIA $2,000 5.83 2.91
Martín Maldonado HOU $2,100 5.78 2.75

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Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kolten Wong MIL $5,000 10.18 2.04
Marcus Semien TOR $5,500 10.10 1.84
Ozzie Albies ATL $4,800 10.01 2.09
Jose Altuve HOU $5,400 9.50 1.76

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Alcides Escobar WAS $2,400 7.85 3.27
David Fletcher LAA $2,900 9.22 3.18
Christian Arroyo BOS $2,300 7.18 3.12
Jace Peterson MIL $3,300 8.55 2.59

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Fernando Tatis Jr. SD $6,100 12.14 1.99
Trea Turner WAS $5,700 11.66 2.04
Trevor Story COL $5,400 10.21 1.89
Bo Bichette TOR $5,600 9.79 1.75

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ronald Torreyes PHI $2,100 6.93 3.30
Ramón Urías BAL $2,700 7.68 2.84
Taylor Walls TB $2,700 6.79 2.51
Elvis Andrus OAK $3,200 7.78 2.43

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Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Manny Machado SD $5,100 10.35 2.03
Justin Turner LAD $5,500 9.73 1.77
José Ramírez CLE $4,900 9.45 1.93
Nolan Arenado STL $5,400 9.01 1.67

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Charlie Culberson TEX $2,600 6.52 2.51
Abraham Toro HOU $3,200 7.03 2.20
Cavan Biggio TOR $3,500 7.35 2.10
Hunter Dozier KC $3,300 6.82 2.07

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mookie Betts LAD $5,500 11.39 2.07
Joey Gallo TEX $4,800 10.93 2.28
Bryce Harper PHI $6,000 10.23 1.71
Adam Duvall MIA $4,900 10.21 2.08
J.D. Martinez BOS $4,600 10.05 2.18
Yordan Alvarez HOU $5,800 9.94 1.71
Juan Soto WAS $5,300 9.85 1.86
Nick Castellanos CIN $5,100 9.68 1.90

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kole Calhoun ARI $2,000 8.35 4.18
Ben Gamel PIT $2,000 7.57 3.79
Travis Jankowski PHI $2,000 7.37 3.69
Oscar Mercado CLE $2,000 6.43 3.21
Myles Straw HOU $2,400 7.39 3.08
Andrew Vaughn CWS $2,800 8.02 2.86
Michael A. Taylor KC $2,600 7.39 2.84
Kevin Kiermaier TB $2,600 7.36 2.83

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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