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MLB Draftkings Picks for Jul 31, 2021

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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brandon Woodruff MIL $9,800 23.24 2.37
Alek Manoah TOR $10,400 21.39 2.06
Aaron Nola PHI $9,700 20.85 2.15
Yu Darvish SD $10,500 18.84 1.79

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brandon Woodruff MIL $9,800 23.24 2.37
Nathan Eovaldi BOS $8,200 18.40 2.24
Joe Ross WAS $8,100 18.04 2.23
Jaime Barria LAA $5,600 12.20 2.18

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Will Smith LAD $4,900 9.18 1.87
Eric Haase DET $5,200 9.01 1.73
Salvador Perez KC $8,600 8.98 1.04
J.T. Realmuto PHI $5,600 8.67 1.55

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jonah Heim TEX $2,000 6.16 3.08
Martín Maldonado HOU $2,000 6.16 3.08
Curt Casali SF $2,600 7.44 2.86
Manny Piña MIL $2,500 6.77 2.71

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Freddie Freeman ATL $5,100 10.22 2.00
Matt Olson OAK $5,600 10.11 1.81
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. TOR $11,000 10.09 0.92
Joey Votto CIN $5,200 9.71 1.87

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
John Nogowski PIT $2,300 7.32 3.18
Jonah Heim TEX $2,000 6.16 3.08
Martín Maldonado HOU $2,000 6.16 3.08
Curt Casali SF $2,600 7.44 2.86

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Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jose Altuve HOU $5,000 9.96 1.99
Jonathan India CIN $5,300 9.91 1.87
Jorge Polanco MIN $4,500 9.77 2.17
David Fletcher LAA $4,300 8.78 2.04

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Josh VanMeter ARI $2,900 8.71 3.00
Jazz Chisholm Jr. MIA $2,800 7.96 2.84
Cesar Hernandez CWS $3,500 8.67 2.48
Brendan Rodgers COL $3,300 7.56 2.29

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Chris Taylor LAD $5,400 10.47 1.94
Bo Bichette TOR $10,200 10.19 1.00
Tim Anderson CWS $5,900 9.62 1.63
Willy Adames MIL $4,900 9.24 1.89

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Andrew Romine CHC $2,000 5.21 2.60
Ramón Urías BAL $3,000 7.76 2.59
Kyle Farmer CIN $3,500 8.22 2.35
Kevin Newman PIT $2,400 5.01 2.09

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Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez CLE $5,900 10.70 1.81
Rafael Devers BOS $5,300 10.64 2.01
Manny Machado SD $5,500 10.09 1.83
Austin Riley ATL $4,200 9.98 2.38

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Drew Ellis ARI $2,000 8.32 4.16
Brian Anderson MIA $2,700 8.80 3.26
Asdrúbal Cabrera ARI $2,700 7.35 2.72
Abraham Toro SEA $3,200 8.50 2.66

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Juan Soto WAS $5,800 11.76 2.03
Starling Marte OAK $5,100 11.13 2.18
Bryce Harper PHI $6,200 10.66 1.72
Franmil Reyes CLE $4,700 10.37 2.21
Mark Canha OAK $4,800 9.86 2.06
Mitch Haniger SEA $5,700 9.86 1.73
Teoscar Hernández TOR $9,400 9.69 1.03
AJ Pollock LAD $4,400 9.44 2.15

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Derek Hill DET $2,100 9.24 4.40
Ben Gamel PIT $2,000 7.92 3.96
Myles Straw CLE $2,000 7.69 3.84
Chas McCormick HOU $2,000 7.29 3.64
Tyrone Taylor MIL $2,600 9.23 3.55
Oscar Mercado CLE $2,100 7.25 3.45
Harrison Bader STL $2,700 9.14 3.39
Yadiel Hernandez WAS $2,000 6.72 3.36

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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