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MLB Draftkings Picks for Jul 18, 2021

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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Zack Wheeler PHI $9,500 25.40 2.67
Corbin Burnes MIL $10,000 23.41 2.34
Chris Bassitt OAK $8,800 22.66 2.58
Taijuan Walker NYM $8,600 20.06 2.33

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Zack Wheeler PHI $9,500 25.40 2.67
Zach Plesac CLE $7,400 19.16 2.59
Chris Bassitt OAK $8,800 22.66 2.58
Corbin Burnes MIL $10,000 23.41 2.34

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Gary Sánchez NYY $8,000 8.99 1.12
Salvador Perez KC $5,000 8.86 1.77
J.T. Realmuto PHI $5,400 8.35 1.55
Mike Zunino TB $4,500 8.15 1.81

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Robinson Chirinos CHC $2,100 6.29 3.00
Victor Caratini SD $2,000 5.58 2.79
Michael Perez PIT $2,100 5.83 2.77
Chadwick Tromp SF $2,800 7.46 2.67

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. TOR $6,100 11.59 1.90
Freddie Freeman ATL $5,900 10.89 1.85
Paul Goldschmidt STL $5,500 10.05 1.83
Pete Alonso NYM $6,000 9.74 1.62

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
John Nogowski PIT $2,200 6.84 3.11
Robinson Chirinos CHC $2,100 6.29 3.00
Miguel Cabrera DET $2,700 7.79 2.89
Victor Caratini SD $2,000 5.58 2.79

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Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Marcus Semien TOR $5,700 10.75 1.89
Ozzie Albies ATL $4,900 9.94 2.03
Jake Cronenworth SD $4,400 9.76 2.22
David Fletcher LAA $4,100 9.51 2.32

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jace Peterson MIL $3,600 9.33 2.59
Danny Mendick CWS $2,000 5.05 2.53
David Fletcher LAA $4,100 9.51 2.32
Jean Segura PHI $3,800 8.71 2.29

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Fernando Tatis Jr. SD $5,900 12.63 2.14
Trea Turner WAS $6,000 10.82 1.80
Tim Anderson CWS $5,700 10.03 1.76
Willy Adames MIL $4,100 9.91 2.42

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ramón Urías BAL $2,800 8.27 2.95
Zack Short DET $2,900 7.92 2.73
Mike Freeman CIN $2,000 4.98 2.49
Willy Adames MIL $4,100 9.91 2.42

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Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Manny Machado SD $5,700 9.64 1.69
José Ramírez CLE $5,300 9.64 1.82
Rafael Devers BOS $9,800 9.57 0.98
J.D. Davis NYM $4,300 9.34 2.17

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jake Burger CWS $2,700 8.31 3.08
Charlie Culberson TEX $2,200 6.30 2.86
Kelvin Gutierrez BAL $2,100 4.92 2.34
Santiago Espinal TOR $2,900 6.70 2.31

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Bryce Harper PHI $5,900 10.77 1.83
Juan Soto WAS $5,500 10.43 1.90
Mitch Haniger SEA $4,400 10.37 2.36
Joey Gallo TEX $5,200 10.29 1.98
Cedric Mullins BAL $4,500 10.21 2.27
Tommy Pham SD $3,900 9.80 2.51
Yordan Alvarez HOU $5,600 9.76 1.74
Mike Yastrzemski SF $5,300 9.61 1.81

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tyrone Taylor MIL $2,000 7.93 3.97
Kole Calhoun ARI $2,100 8.21 3.91
Ben Gamel PIT $2,000 7.57 3.79
DJ Stewart BAL $2,000 7.30 3.65
Myles Straw HOU $2,000 6.85 3.43
Travis Jankowski PHI $2,300 7.56 3.29
Taylor Ward LAA $2,300 7.51 3.27
Oscar Mercado CLE $2,000 6.54 3.27

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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