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MLB Draftkings Picks for Jul 28, 2021

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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Walker Buehler LAD $10,500 23.10 2.20
Lucas Giolito CWS $9,800 18.95 1.93
Tyler Mahle CIN $10,200 17.30 1.70
Sean Manaea OAK $9,300 16.02 1.72

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Walker Buehler LAD $10,500 23.10 2.20
Zach Plesac CLE $6,800 14.73 2.17
Yusei Kikuchi SEA $7,400 15.55 2.10
Andrew Heaney LAA $7,400 14.83 2.00

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Salvador Perez KC $4,700 8.82 1.88
Elias Díaz COL $3,400 8.33 2.45
Omar Narváez MIL $3,900 8.28 2.12
Will Smith LAD $4,900 8.19 1.67

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jose Trevino TEX $2,000 5.85 2.93
Grayson Greiner DET $2,000 5.52 2.76
Robinson Chirinos CHC $2,900 7.66 2.64
Elias Díaz COL $3,400 8.33 2.45

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Freddie Freeman ATL $5,100 12.08 2.37
José Abreu CWS $5,000 10.47 2.09
Pete Alonso NYM $5,600 10.16 1.81
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. TOR $6,200 10.12 1.63

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rowdy Tellez MIL $2,300 8.83 3.84
John Nogowski PIT $2,300 7.66 3.33
Jose Trevino TEX $2,000 5.85 2.93
Grayson Greiner DET $2,000 5.52 2.76

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Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kolten Wong MIL $4,000 9.84 2.46
Marcus Semien TOR $5,100 9.81 1.92
Jose Altuve HOU $4,700 9.27 1.97
Jorge Polanco MIN $4,400 9.14 2.08

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rougned Odor NYY $3,300 8.97 2.72
Matt Carpenter STL $2,100 5.54 2.64
Kolten Wong MIL $4,000 9.84 2.46
Brendan Rodgers COL $3,600 8.56 2.38

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Fernando Tatis Jr. SD $6,200 11.57 1.87
Tim Anderson CWS $5,500 10.14 1.84
Bo Bichette TOR $5,100 9.51 1.87
Gleyber Torres NYY $3,500 9.26 2.64

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Gleyber Torres NYY $3,500 9.26 2.64
Thairo Estrada SF $3,400 7.82 2.30
Kevin Newman PIT $2,300 4.98 2.17
Ramón Urías BAL $3,300 7.03 2.13

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Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez CLE $5,500 10.74 1.95
Rafael Devers BOS $5,400 10.56 1.95
Manny Machado SD $4,900 9.84 2.01
Brian Anderson MIA $3,200 8.73 2.73

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rodolfo Castro PIT $2,300 8.23 3.58
Isan Díaz MIA $2,000 5.90 2.95
Brian Anderson MIA $3,200 8.73 2.73
Jason Vosler SF $2,300 5.96 2.59

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
George Springer TOR $4,800 9.89 2.06
Yordan Alvarez HOU $5,600 9.85 1.76
Cedric Mullins BAL $4,600 9.80 2.13
Robbie Grossman DET $3,500 9.45 2.70
Harrison Bader STL $2,400 9.45 3.94
Akil Baddoo DET $3,700 9.37 2.53
Adam Engel CWS $3,500 9.36 2.68
Max Kepler MIN $3,800 9.35 2.46

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Harrison Bader STL $2,400 9.45 3.94
Ben Gamel PIT $2,200 8.39 3.81
Tyrone Taylor MIL $2,300 8.65 3.76
Derek Hill DET $2,300 8.58 3.73
Oscar Mercado CLE $2,000 7.29 3.65
Estevan Florial NYY $2,100 7.61 3.63
Chas McCormick HOU $2,200 7.89 3.59
Eloy Jiménez CWS $2,800 9.32 3.33

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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