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MLB FanDuel Picks for Aug 3, 2021

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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Zack Wheeler PHI $10,700 38.22 3.57
Walker Buehler LAD $11,100 37.85 3.41
Sean Manaea OAK $10,000 32.70 3.27
Kenta Maeda MIN $8,000 31.10 3.89

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Max Fried ATL $7,700 30.27 3.93
Kyle Freeland COL $6,400 25.10 3.92
Jordan Lyles TEX $6,700 26.15 3.90
Kenta Maeda MIN $8,000 31.10 3.89

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Joey Votto CIN $4,400 14.11 3.21
Rhys Hoskins PHI $4,100 14.06 3.43
Mitch Garver MIN $2,700 12.70 4.70
Freddie Freeman ATL $3,700 12.53 3.39

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Yan Gomes OAK $2,400 11.61 4.84
Mitch Garver MIN $2,700 12.70 4.70
Seby Zavala CWS $2,000 9.14 4.57
Curt Casali SF $2,100 9.25 4.41

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jose Altuve HOU $4,300 12.68 2.95
Kolten Wong MIL $3,600 12.64 3.51
Ozzie Albies ATL $3,600 12.21 3.39
Ramón Urías BAL $2,400 11.16 4.65

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Max Schrock CIN $2,000 11.07 5.53
Josh VanMeter ARI $2,200 10.82 4.92
Ramón Urías BAL $2,400 11.16 4.65
Andy Ibáñez TEX $2,200 9.55 4.34

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Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rodolfo Castro PIT $2,900 13.90 4.79
Dansby Swanson ATL $3,200 12.47 3.90
Tim Anderson CWS $3,600 12.20 3.39
Bo Bichette TOR $4,100 12.13 2.96

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rodolfo Castro PIT $2,900 13.90 4.79
Ronald Torreyes PHI $2,100 9.25 4.40
Thairo Estrada SF $2,400 10.17 4.24
Dansby Swanson ATL $3,200 12.47 3.90

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rafael Devers BOS $4,100 14.07 3.43
José Ramírez CLE $3,900 13.66 3.50
Austin Riley ATL $3,500 13.09 3.74
Manny Machado SD $4,000 12.86 3.22

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Abraham Toro SEA $2,500 10.31 4.12
Austin Riley ATL $3,500 13.09 3.74
José Ramírez CLE $3,900 13.66 3.50
Justin Turner LAD $3,600 12.56 3.49

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Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mookie Betts LAD $4,000 14.43 3.61
Shohei Ohtani LAA $4,500 14.26 3.17
George Springer TOR $4,200 14.14 3.37
Juan Soto WSH $4,500 13.95 3.10
Darin Ruf SF $2,400 13.42 5.59
Bryce Harper PHI $4,300 13.40 3.12
Cedric Mullins BAL $3,300 13.31 4.03
Akil Baddoo DET $3,200 13.00 4.06

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Darin Ruf SF $2,400 13.42 5.59
Austin Slater SF $2,300 11.59 5.04
Jake Fraley SEA $2,000 9.76 4.88
DJ Peters TEX $2,000 9.48 4.74
AJ Pollock LAD $2,600 11.61 4.47
Wil Myers SD $2,400 10.66 4.44
Brent Rooker MIN $2,600 11.37 4.37
Andrew Stevenson WSH $2,100 9.10 4.33

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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