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MLB FanDuel Picks for Jul 31, 2021

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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brandon Woodruff MIL $10,800 40.37 3.74
Aaron Nola PHI $11,000 37.41 3.40
Joe Ross WSH $7,400 33.76 4.56
Nathan Eovaldi BOS $9,500 33.72 3.55

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Joe Ross WSH $7,400 33.76 4.56
Tyler Anderson SEA $6,900 27.75 4.02
Rich Hill NYM $6,200 24.69 3.98
Dallas Keuchel CWS $6,900 27.39 3.97

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Matt Olson OAK $4,100 13.62 3.32
Freddie Freeman ATL $3,700 13.59 3.67
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. TOR $9,500 13.52 1.42
Joey Votto CIN $4,100 13.07 3.19

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brad Miller PHI $2,200 11.82 5.37
Curt Casali SF $2,000 9.90 4.95
Matt Thaiss LAA $2,000 9.46 4.73
Gavin Sheets CWS $2,300 10.86 4.72

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jose Altuve HOU $4,300 13.30 3.09
Marcus Semien TOR $9,000 11.74 1.30
Josh VanMeter ARI $2,200 11.64 5.29
Cesar Hernandez CWS $3,100 11.49 3.71

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Josh VanMeter ARI $2,200 11.64 5.29
Aledmys Díaz HOU $2,200 11.44 5.20
Ramón Urías BAL $2,300 10.07 4.38
Luis Arraez MIN $2,500 10.53 4.21

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Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Bo Bichette TOR $8,500 13.37 1.57
Rodolfo Castro PIT $2,900 12.97 4.47
Tim Anderson CWS $3,600 12.38 3.44
Willy Adames MIL $2,800 12.29 4.39

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rodolfo Castro PIT $2,900 12.97 4.47
Willy Adames MIL $2,800 12.29 4.39
Brandon Crawford SF $2,500 10.79 4.31
Nick Ahmed ARI $2,100 8.27 3.94

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez CLE $4,100 14.35 3.50
Rafael Devers BOS $4,000 14.13 3.53
Manny Machado SD $4,000 13.52 3.38
Austin Riley ATL $3,100 13.28 4.28

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Drew Ellis ARI $2,000 11.69 5.84
Abraham Toro SEA $2,500 11.35 4.54
Austin Riley ATL $3,100 13.28 4.28
Patrick Wisdom CHC $2,900 12.12 4.18

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Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Juan Soto WSH $4,200 15.69 3.74
Shohei Ohtani LAA $4,500 15.23 3.38
Starling Marte OAK $3,900 14.47 3.71
Bryce Harper PHI $4,300 14.07 3.27
Franmil Reyes CLE $3,900 13.77 3.53
Mitch Haniger SEA $3,400 13.21 3.88
Mark Canha OAK $3,100 13.20 4.26
Teoscar Hernández TOR $8,000 12.85 1.61

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brent Rooker MIN $2,100 11.45 5.45
Derek Hill DET $2,200 11.79 5.36
Tyrone Taylor MIL $2,300 12.18 5.30
Darin Ruf SF $2,200 11.19 5.09
Daulton Varsho ARI $2,300 11.32 4.92
AJ Pollock LAD $2,600 12.19 4.69
Ben Gamel PIT $2,300 10.43 4.54
Chas McCormick HOU $2,200 9.89 4.49

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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