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MLB FanDuel Picks for Jul 30, 2021

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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Lance Lynn CWS $10,700 37.41 3.50
Corbin Burnes MIL $11,200 35.05 3.13
Logan Gilbert SEA $8,800 32.93 3.74
Kevin Gausman SF $10,200 32.82 3.22

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Sonny Gray CIN $8,100 30.45 3.76
Logan Gilbert SEA $8,800 32.93 3.74
Zach Thompson MIA $7,600 28.27 3.72
Jameson Taillon NYY $7,900 29.21 3.70

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Matt Olson OAK $4,000 13.73 3.43
Mitch Garver MIN $2,700 13.56 5.02
Freddie Freeman ATL $3,700 13.55 3.66
Paul Goldschmidt STL $3,900 13.46 3.45

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brad Miller PHI $2,200 13.32 6.06
Rowdy Tellez MIL $2,300 13.13 5.71
Gavin Sheets CWS $2,300 12.41 5.39
Mitch Garver MIN $2,700 13.56 5.02

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kolten Wong MIL $3,000 12.62 4.21
Cesar Hernandez CWS $3,100 12.55 4.05
Jose Altuve HOU $4,200 11.94 2.84
Ozzie Albies ATL $3,400 11.03 3.25

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Josh VanMeter ARI $2,200 10.05 4.57
Aledmys Díaz HOU $2,200 9.75 4.43
Kolten Wong MIL $3,000 12.62 4.21
Ramón Urías BAL $2,300 9.63 4.19

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Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Fernando Tatis Jr. SD $4,500 14.16 3.15
Bo Bichette TOR $4,100 12.74 3.11
Rodolfo Castro PIT $2,900 12.35 4.26
Willy Adames MIL $2,800 12.19 4.35

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Santiago Espinal TOR $2,000 9.50 4.75
Ronald Torreyes PHI $2,100 9.18 4.37
Willy Adames MIL $2,800 12.19 4.35
Rodolfo Castro PIT $2,900 12.35 4.26

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez CLE $4,100 14.13 3.45
Manny Machado SD $4,000 13.29 3.32
Austin Riley ATL $3,100 12.58 4.06
Nolan Arenado STL $4,300 12.33 2.87

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Patrick Wisdom CHC $2,900 12.27 4.23
Matt Duffy CHC $2,000 8.45 4.22
Abraham Toro SEA $2,500 10.44 4.18
Austin Riley ATL $3,100 12.58 4.06

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Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Juan Soto WSH $4,000 15.65 3.91
Shohei Ohtani LAA $4,600 15.44 3.36
Akil Baddoo DET $3,600 14.32 3.98
Bryce Harper PHI $4,200 14.30 3.41
Harrison Bader STL $3,400 14.03 4.13
Starling Marte OAK $3,900 13.86 3.55
Andrew McCutchen PHI $3,500 13.14 3.75
George Springer TOR $4,200 12.90 3.07

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brent Rooker MIN $2,100 11.75 5.60
Tyrone Taylor MIL $2,300 12.67 5.51
Darin Ruf SF $2,200 11.02 5.01
Bradley Zimmer CLE $2,100 10.13 4.82
Wil Myers SD $2,400 11.52 4.80
Austin Slater SF $2,300 10.84 4.71
Ben Gamel PIT $2,300 10.64 4.63
Randal Grichuk TOR $2,300 10.62 4.62

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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