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MLB Draftkings Picks for Aug 1, 2021

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Player expected costs and values are calculated every thirty minutes throughout the day.


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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Berríos TOR $8,600 21.89 2.54
Charlie Morton ATL $10,200 19.81 1.94
Julio Urías LAD $9,900 19.60 1.98
Adam Wainwright STL $9,600 18.25 1.90

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Berríos TOR $8,600 21.89 2.54
Marco Gonzales SEA $6,500 15.48 2.38
Kyle Gibson PHI $6,900 16.42 2.38
Jordan Montgomery NYY $7,400 17.35 2.34

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mitch Garver MIN $4,300 8.96 2.08
Eric Haase DET $5,300 8.59 1.62
Salvador Perez KC $4,800 8.55 1.78
Yan Gomes OAK $2,200 8.53 3.88

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Yan Gomes OAK $2,200 8.53 3.88
Jonah Heim TEX $2,000 7.40 3.70
Seby Zavala CWS $2,000 7.36 3.68
Roberto Pérez CLE $2,100 6.24 2.97

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Matt Olson OAK $5,300 10.65 2.01
Freddie Freeman ATL $5,400 10.14 1.88
Trey Mancini BAL $5,000 10.01 2.00
Pete Alonso NYM $5,600 9.60 1.71

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Yan Gomes OAK $2,200 8.53 3.88
Jonah Heim TEX $2,000 7.40 3.70
Seby Zavala CWS $2,000 7.36 3.68
Albert Pujols LAD $2,400 7.73 3.22

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Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jose Altuve HOU $5,100 10.07 1.97
Jonathan India CIN $5,000 9.66 1.93
Jorge Polanco MIN $4,200 9.43 2.25
Ozzie Albies ATL $5,100 9.28 1.82

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brendan Rodgers COL $2,900 8.02 2.77
Jazz Chisholm Jr. MIA $2,900 7.64 2.64
Pat Valaika BAL $2,600 6.79 2.61
Cesar Hernandez CWS $3,500 8.54 2.44

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Chris Taylor LAD $5,200 11.01 2.12
Bo Bichette TOR $5,600 9.71 1.73
Dansby Swanson ATL $4,300 9.58 2.23
Javier Báez NYM $5,800 9.17 1.58

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kyle Farmer CIN $3,300 8.57 2.60
Nick Ahmed ARI $3,500 8.00 2.29
Dansby Swanson ATL $4,300 9.58 2.23
Miguel Rojas MIA $3,800 8.18 2.15

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Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez CLE $5,500 10.88 1.98
Austin Riley ATL $4,400 10.11 2.30
Manny Machado SD $5,400 9.97 1.85
Kyle Seager SEA $4,600 9.72 2.11

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brian Anderson MIA $2,800 8.17 2.92
Jack Mayfield LAA $2,200 6.13 2.79
Matt Duffy CHC $2,700 6.92 2.56
Maikel Franco BAL $3,100 7.74 2.50

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Juan Soto WAS $6,000 12.26 2.04
George Springer TOR $5,400 10.97 2.03
Mookie Betts LAD $5,900 10.96 1.86
Starling Marte OAK $4,900 10.38 2.12
Franmil Reyes CLE $4,100 10.37 2.53
Bryce Harper PHI $6,200 10.30 1.66
Mitch Haniger SEA $5,600 9.95 1.78
Teoscar Hernández TOR $5,300 9.88 1.86

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Bradley Zimmer CLE $2,000 8.09 4.05
Tyrone Taylor MIL $2,500 9.60 3.84
Anthony Santander BAL $2,000 7.59 3.80
Oscar Mercado CLE $2,000 7.33 3.67
Myles Straw CLE $2,000 7.33 3.66
Yadiel Hernandez WAS $2,000 7.25 3.62
Harrison Bader STL $2,500 8.65 3.46
Sam Hilliard COL $2,000 6.59 3.29

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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