Sports from the Basement

MLB FanDuel Picks for Jul 18, 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
Zack Wheeler PHI $11,000 44.20 4.02
Chris Bassitt OAK $9,900 41.05 4.15
Corbin Burnes MIL $11,200 40.19 3.59
Taijuan Walker NYM $9,500 35.21 3.71

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Zach Plesac CLE $7,800 34.60 4.44
Martín Pérez BOS $6,000 25.92 4.32
Chris Bassitt OAK $9,900 41.05 4.15
Zack Wheeler PHI $11,000 44.20 4.02

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Freddie Freeman ATL $4,100 14.38 3.51
Paul Goldschmidt STL $3,600 13.17 3.66
Pete Alonso NYM $3,900 13.01 3.33
José Abreu CWS $3,600 12.82 3.56

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Chadwick Tromp SF $2,000 9.78 4.89
Brad Miller PHI $2,400 10.95 4.56
Tom Murphy SEA $2,100 9.57 4.56
Jake Rogers DET $2,300 10.22 4.44

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ozzie Albies ATL $3,700 13.11 3.54
Jose Altuve HOU $4,100 12.12 2.96
Luis Arraez MIN $2,500 11.85 4.74
Zach McKinstry LAD $2,600 11.50 4.42

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Luis Arraez MIN $2,500 11.85 4.74
Ramón Urías BAL $2,400 10.74 4.48
Zach McKinstry LAD $2,600 11.50 4.42
Christian Arroyo BOS $2,400 10.19 4.24

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Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Fernando Tatis Jr. SD $4,300 16.71 3.89
Trea Turner WSH $4,200 13.97 3.33
Willy Adames MIL $2,600 13.15 5.06
Trevor Story COL $3,900 12.87 3.30

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Zack Short DET $2,100 10.86 5.17
Willy Adames MIL $2,600 13.15 5.06
Wilmer Difo PIT $2,000 9.40 4.70
Wander Franco TB $2,500 10.90 4.36

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez CLE $4,000 13.02 3.26
Manny Machado SD $3,800 12.98 3.42
Rafael Devers BOS $3,900 12.82 3.29
Justin Turner LAD $4,000 11.90 2.97

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jake Burger CWS $2,000 10.58 5.29
Patrick Wisdom CHC $2,900 11.83 4.08
Taylor Ward LAA $2,500 10.04 4.02
Kyle Seager SEA $2,700 10.74 3.98

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Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Shohei Ohtani LAA $4,400 15.74 3.58
Bryce Harper PHI $4,000 14.32 3.58
Juan Soto WSH $4,100 13.99 3.41
Mitch Haniger SEA $3,600 13.84 3.84
Yordan Alvarez HOU $3,700 13.15 3.55
Cedric Mullins BAL $3,700 13.12 3.55
Mike Yastrzemski SF $3,300 12.94 3.92
Tommy Pham SD $2,900 12.84 4.43

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jarren Duran BOS $2,200 11.90 5.41
Jace Peterson MIL $2,400 12.44 5.18
Derek Hill DET $2,000 10.20 5.10
Tyrone Taylor MIL $2,100 10.51 5.01
Wil Myers SD $2,500 12.53 5.01
DJ Stewart BAL $2,000 9.76 4.88
Ben Gamel PIT $2,100 10.08 4.80
Austin Slater SF $2,300 10.68 4.64

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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