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MLB Draftkings Picks for Jul 17, 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
Brandon Woodruff MIL $10,200 21.59 2.12
Anthony DeSclafani SF $9,400 20.87 2.22
Zach Thompson MIA $8,600 18.89 2.20
Nathan Eovaldi BOS $8,400 18.46 2.20

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Anthony DeSclafani SF $9,400 20.87 2.22
Tylor Megill NYM $8,000 17.74 2.22
Nathan Eovaldi BOS $8,400 18.46 2.20
Zach Thompson MIA $8,600 18.89 2.20

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Salvador Perez KC $5,100 8.34 1.64
J.T. Realmuto PHI $5,300 8.33 1.57
Curt Casali SF $2,900 8.12 2.80
Luis Torrens SEA $3,500 8.02 2.29

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Webster Rivas SD $2,000 5.81 2.91
Pedro Severino BAL $2,300 6.53 2.84
Curt Casali SF $2,900 8.12 2.80
René Rivera WAS $2,700 6.30 2.33

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Freddie Freeman ATL $5,800 10.28 1.77
Pete Alonso NYM $5,700 9.99 1.75
Jesús Aguilar MIA $3,600 9.41 2.61
Albert Pujols LAD $3,400 8.80 2.59

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Webster Rivas SD $2,000 5.81 2.91
Pedro Severino BAL $2,300 6.53 2.84
Curt Casali SF $2,900 8.12 2.80
Ryan Zimmerman WAS $2,300 6.37 2.77

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Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kolten Wong MIL $4,800 10.48 2.18
Jake Cronenworth SD $4,700 10.01 2.13
David Fletcher LAA $3,900 9.82 2.52
Ozzie Albies ATL $5,200 9.57 1.84

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Christian Arroyo BOS $2,000 7.24 3.62
Alcides Escobar WAS $2,900 7.79 2.69
David Fletcher LAA $3,900 9.82 2.52
Jace Peterson MIL $3,600 8.98 2.50

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Fernando Tatis Jr. SD $6,000 12.49 2.08
Trea Turner WAS $5,600 11.81 2.11
Willy Adames MIL $4,200 10.19 2.43
Trevor Story COL $5,900 9.75 1.65

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Taylor Walls TB $2,400 6.95 2.90
Ramón Urías BAL $3,100 7.69 2.48
Ronald Torreyes PHI $2,800 6.89 2.46
Willy Adames MIL $4,200 10.19 2.43

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Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Justin Turner LAD $5,800 10.32 1.78
Manny Machado SD $5,500 10.31 1.87
José Ramírez CLE $5,200 9.74 1.87
Rafael Devers BOS $5,600 9.43 1.68

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jake Burger CWS $2,700 7.29 2.70
Jon Berti MIA $3,200 7.47 2.33
Kyle Seager SEA $3,600 8.35 2.32
Luis Urías MIL $3,900 8.42 2.16

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mookie Betts LAD $5,900 11.37 1.93
Juan Soto WAS $5,200 10.50 2.02
Adam Duvall MIA $5,000 10.47 2.09
Tommy Pham SD $3,900 10.30 2.64
Starling Marte MIA $5,100 10.25 2.01
Bryce Harper PHI $6,200 9.96 1.61
Mitch Haniger SEA $4,400 9.79 2.22
AJ Pollock LAD $4,100 9.79 2.39

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ben Gamel PIT $2,000 8.40 4.20
DJ Stewart BAL $2,200 7.55 3.43
Myles Straw HOU $2,200 7.22 3.28
Bradley Zimmer CLE $2,000 6.45 3.22
Jason Heyward CHC $2,400 7.68 3.20
Wil Myers SD $3,200 9.54 2.98
Brett Phillips TB $2,200 6.51 2.96
Phil Gosselin LAA $2,500 7.33 2.93

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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