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MLB FanDuel 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 37.17 3.64
Anthony DeSclafani SF $9,900 36.22 3.66
Nathan Eovaldi BOS $9,400 33.82 3.60
Zach Thompson MIA $8,700 32.71 3.76

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tylor Megill NYM $6,500 30.72 4.73
Zach Thompson MIA $8,700 32.71 3.76
Zac Gallen ARI $7,500 27.80 3.71
Anthony DeSclafani SF $9,900 36.22 3.66

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Freddie Freeman ATL $4,100 13.49 3.29
Pete Alonso NYM $4,100 13.32 3.25
Jesús Aguilar MIA $2,800 12.58 4.49
Matt Olson OAK $4,100 11.73 2.86

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tyler Stephenson CIN $2,100 9.76 4.65
Jesús Aguilar MIA $2,800 12.58 4.49
Omar Narváez MIL $2,300 10.19 4.43
Gavin Sheets CWS $2,500 10.71 4.28

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kolten Wong MIL $2,800 13.53 4.83
Ozzie Albies ATL $3,700 12.60 3.40
Jose Altuve HOU $4,100 12.49 3.05
Cesar Hernandez CLE $2,800 10.12 3.62

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kolten Wong MIL $2,800 13.53 4.83
Phil Gosselin LAA $2,100 9.56 4.55
Josh VanMeter ARI $2,000 8.96 4.48
Ramón Urías BAL $2,400 9.99 4.16

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Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Fernando Tatis Jr. SD $4,300 16.55 3.85
Trea Turner WSH $4,200 15.29 3.64
Willy Adames MIL $2,600 13.54 5.21
Trevor Story COL $3,700 12.73 3.44

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Willy Adames MIL $2,600 13.54 5.21
Wander Franco TB $2,500 11.53 4.61
Thairo Estrada SF $2,000 9.15 4.57
Ronald Torreyes PHI $2,000 8.92 4.46

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Manny Machado SD $3,800 13.80 3.63
Justin Turner LAD $4,000 13.48 3.37
José Ramírez CLE $4,000 13.14 3.29
Rafael Devers BOS $3,900 12.58 3.22

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jake Burger CWS $2,000 9.31 4.66
Kyle Seager SEA $2,700 11.13 4.12
Abraham Toro HOU $2,400 9.22 3.84
Manny Machado SD $3,800 13.80 3.63

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Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Shohei Ohtani LAA $4,500 15.18 3.37
Mookie Betts LAD $4,300 15.00 3.49
Adam Duvall MIA $3,200 14.13 4.41
Juan Soto WSH $4,000 14.11 3.53
Tommy Pham SD $2,900 13.50 4.65
Starling Marte MIA $3,500 13.40 3.83
Bryce Harper PHI $4,000 13.26 3.32
Mitch Haniger SEA $3,600 13.00 3.61

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ben Gamel PIT $2,100 11.21 5.34
Wil Myers SD $2,500 12.77 5.11
DJ Stewart BAL $2,000 10.14 5.07
Jace Peterson MIL $2,400 12.03 5.01
Tommy Pham SD $2,900 13.50 4.65
Adam Duvall MIA $3,200 14.13 4.41
Austin Slater SF $2,300 10.15 4.41
Gregory Polanco PIT $2,200 9.64 4.38

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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