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MLB FanDuel 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 $9,000 38.93 4.33
Charlie Morton ATL $8,800 35.86 4.08
Julio Urías LAD $9,500 35.21 3.71
Sandy Alcantara MIA $9,300 33.64 3.62

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Berríos TOR $9,000 38.93 4.33
Marco Gonzales SEA $7,000 29.37 4.20
Charlie Morton ATL $8,800 35.86 4.08
Jordan Montgomery NYY $8,000 32.46 4.06

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Matt Olson OAK $4,100 14.39 3.51
Freddie Freeman ATL $3,700 13.43 3.63
Pete Alonso NYM $3,800 12.77 3.36
Brad Miller PHI $2,200 12.44 5.65

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brad Miller PHI $2,200 12.44 5.65
Matt Thaiss LAA $2,000 10.91 5.46
Rowdy Tellez MIL $2,300 11.69 5.08
Robinson Chirinos CHC $2,000 10.02 5.01

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jose Altuve HOU $4,300 13.46 3.13
Ozzie Albies ATL $3,500 12.17 3.48
Aledmys Díaz HOU $2,200 11.26 5.12
Cesar Hernandez CWS $3,100 11.19 3.61

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Aledmys Díaz HOU $2,200 11.26 5.12
Luis García WSH $2,000 8.39 4.20
Andy Ibáñez TEX $2,000 8.32 4.16
Max Schrock CIN $2,000 7.85 3.92

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Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Dansby Swanson ATL $3,200 12.78 3.99
Bo Bichette TOR $4,100 12.74 3.11
Willy Adames MIL $2,800 12.04 4.30
Javier Báez NYM $3,400 12.03 3.54

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nick Ahmed ARI $2,100 10.40 4.95
Brandon Crawford SF $2,500 11.92 4.77
Santiago Espinal TOR $2,000 8.91 4.46
Willy Adames MIL $2,800 12.04 4.30

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez CLE $4,100 14.58 3.56
Austin Riley ATL $3,500 13.47 3.85
Manny Machado SD $4,000 13.28 3.32
Kyle Seager SEA $3,100 13.08 4.22

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brandon Drury NYM $2,000 9.81 4.91
Abraham Toro SEA $2,500 11.78 4.71
Patrick Wisdom CHC $2,900 13.02 4.49
Kyle Seager SEA $3,100 13.08 4.22

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Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Juan Soto WSH $4,200 16.48 3.92
Shohei Ohtani LAA $4,500 15.61 3.47
George Springer TOR $4,200 14.61 3.48
Mookie Betts LAD $4,000 14.56 3.64
Franmil Reyes CLE $3,900 13.97 3.58
Bryce Harper PHI $4,300 13.65 3.18
Starling Marte OAK $3,900 13.37 3.43
Mitch Haniger SEA $3,400 13.29 3.91

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jay Bruce NYY $1 1.01 1009.00
Brent Rooker MIN $2,100 11.51 5.48
Tyrone Taylor MIL $2,500 12.84 5.14
Travis Jankowski PHI $2,000 10.09 5.05
Bradley Zimmer CLE $2,100 10.54 5.02
Yadiel Hernandez WSH $2,000 9.65 4.82
Darin Ruf SF $2,200 10.45 4.75
Connor Joe COL $2,100 9.95 4.74

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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