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MLB FanDuel Picks for Aug 2, 2021

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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Robbie Ray TOR $11,400 44.51 3.90
Tylor Megill NYM $8,500 31.85 3.75
Anthony DeSclafani SF $8,700 31.49 3.62
Andrew Heaney NYY $7,600 30.92 4.07

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Andrew Heaney NYY $7,600 30.92 4.07
Robbie Ray TOR $11,400 44.51 3.90
Tylor Megill NYM $8,500 31.85 3.75
Josiah Gray WSH $6,300 23.37 3.71

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Pete Alonso NYM $3,700 12.61 3.41
Anthony Rizzo NYY $4,400 12.33 2.80
J.T. Realmuto PHI $3,000 12.00 4.00
Brad Miller PHI $2,200 11.71 5.32

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brad Miller PHI $2,200 11.71 5.32
Alejandro Kirk TOR $2,200 10.49 4.77
Rowdy Tellez MIL $2,600 11.00 4.23
J.T. Realmuto PHI $3,000 12.00 4.00

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kolten Wong MIL $3,900 12.39 3.18
Josh VanMeter ARI $2,200 9.85 4.48
Ramón Urías BAL $2,400 9.40 3.92
Andy Ibáñez TEX $2,200 8.78 3.99

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Josh VanMeter ARI $2,200 9.85 4.48
Andy Ibáñez TEX $2,200 8.78 3.99
Ramón Urías BAL $2,400 9.40 3.92
Phil Gosselin LAA $2,200 7.89 3.58

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Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brandon Crawford SF $3,200 13.71 4.29
Bo Bichette TOR $4,100 13.16 3.21
Javier Báez NYM $3,500 12.55 3.58
Willy Adames MIL $3,500 12.08 3.45

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Santiago Espinal TOR $2,000 10.43 5.21
Brandon Crawford SF $3,200 13.71 4.29
Rodolfo Castro PIT $2,900 11.54 3.98
Didi Gregorius PHI $2,600 9.64 3.71

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez CLE $3,900 13.77 3.53
Kyle Seager SEA $3,400 11.69 3.44
Abraham Toro SEA $2,500 10.93 4.37
Ke’Bryan Hayes PIT $2,800 10.02 3.58

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Abraham Toro SEA $2,500 10.93 4.37
Phillip Evans PIT $2,200 8.33 3.79
Ke’Bryan Hayes PIT $2,800 10.02 3.58
José Ramírez CLE $3,900 13.77 3.53

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Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
George Springer TOR $4,200 15.01 3.57
Bryce Harper PHI $4,300 13.91 3.24
Juan Soto WSH $4,500 13.77 3.06
Franmil Reyes CLE $3,600 13.43 3.73
Teoscar Hernández TOR $3,400 12.91 3.80
Mitch Haniger SEA $3,500 12.89 3.68
Mike Yastrzemski SF $3,500 12.75 3.64
Darin Ruf SF $2,400 12.04 5.02

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jay Bruce NYY $1 1.01 1009.00
Darin Ruf SF $2,400 12.04 5.02
Travis Jankowski PHI $2,100 10.30 4.91
Jake Fraley SEA $2,000 9.73 4.86
Randal Grichuk TOR $2,300 10.77 4.68
Alex Dickerson SF $2,100 9.62 4.58
Yadiel Hernandez WSH $2,500 10.90 4.36
Oscar Mercado CLE $2,300 9.62 4.18

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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