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MLB FanDuel Picks for Jul 29, 2021

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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Freddy Peralta MIL $9,700 35.74 3.68
Luis Castillo CIN $8,900 35.22 3.96
Gerrit Cole NYY $10,800 33.28 3.08
Frankie Montas OAK $8,800 33.27 3.78

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Luis Castillo CIN $8,900 35.22 3.96
Casey Mize DET $6,900 27.01 3.91
Frankie Montas OAK $8,800 33.27 3.78
Drew Smyly ATL $7,200 26.57 3.69

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Joey Votto CIN $3,900 15.47 3.97
Matt Olson OAK $4,000 13.67 3.42
Freddie Freeman ATL $3,800 13.61 3.58
Salvador Perez KC $3,100 13.05 4.21

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Gavin Sheets CWS $2,300 12.83 5.58
Rowdy Tellez MIL $2,200 11.71 5.32
Curt Casali SF $2,000 9.57 4.79
Ji-Man Choi TB $2,600 11.82 4.54

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kolten Wong MIL $3,000 12.42 4.14
Ozzie Albies ATL $3,400 10.58 3.11
Ramón Urías BAL $2,300 9.97 4.34
Phil Gosselin LAA $2,200 9.86 4.48

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Phil Gosselin LAA $2,200 9.86 4.48
Ramón Urías BAL $2,300 9.97 4.34
Kolten Wong MIL $3,000 12.42 4.14
Danny Mendick CWS $2,100 7.29 3.47

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Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Fernando Tatis Jr. SD $4,600 14.44 3.14
Bo Bichette TOR $4,100 13.95 3.40
Rodolfo Castro PIT $2,500 13.42 5.37
Javier Báez CHC $3,500 12.75 3.64

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rodolfo Castro PIT $2,500 13.42 5.37
Wilmer Difo PIT $2,100 9.56 4.55
Thairo Estrada SF $2,400 10.35 4.31
Willy Adames MIL $2,900 12.41 4.28

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Manny Machado SD $3,900 14.09 3.61
Austin Riley ATL $2,900 12.52 4.32
Justin Turner LAD $3,500 11.81 3.37
Patrick Wisdom CHC $2,800 11.55 4.12

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Austin Riley ATL $2,900 12.52 4.32
Brandon Drury NYM $2,000 8.50 4.25
Matt Duffy CHC $2,000 8.32 4.16
Patrick Wisdom CHC $2,800 11.55 4.12

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Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Shohei Ohtani LAA $4,500 16.11 3.58
Starling Marte OAK $3,900 14.73 3.78
Robbie Grossman DET $3,100 13.54 4.37
Teoscar Hernández TOR $3,500 13.18 3.77
Cedric Mullins BAL $3,100 13.05 4.21
Aaron Judge NYY $4,000 12.79 3.20
Jesse Winker CIN $4,200 12.62 3.00
Tyrone Taylor MIL $2,300 12.60 5.48

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tyrone Taylor MIL $2,300 12.60 5.48
Darin Ruf SF $2,200 11.07 5.03
Sam Hilliard COL $2,000 9.53 4.76
Brett Phillips TB $2,000 9.32 4.66
Wil Myers SD $2,500 11.45 4.58
AJ Pollock LAD $2,600 11.86 4.56
DJ Stewart BAL $2,100 9.50 4.52
Adam Engel CWS $2,700 11.87 4.40

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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