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MLB Draftkings Picks for Aug 5, 2021

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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Aaron Nola PHI $10,300 20.34 1.97
Framber Valdez HOU $9,900 19.04 1.92
Sonny Gray CIN $9,300 17.48 1.88
Alex Wood SF $9,600 17.16 1.79

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Aaron Nola PHI $10,300 20.34 1.97
Tarik Skubal DET $7,300 14.13 1.94
Framber Valdez HOU $9,900 19.04 1.92
Sonny Gray CIN $9,300 17.48 1.88

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Salvador Perez KC $4,600 9.52 2.07
Mitch Garver MIN $3,800 9.41 2.48
J.T. Realmuto PHI $5,200 9.39 1.80
Eric Haase DET $5,000 9.00 1.80

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Seby Zavala CWS $2,300 7.40 3.22
Jose Trevino TEX $2,000 5.82 2.91
Austin Hedges CLE $2,000 5.77 2.88
Curt Casali SF $2,700 7.69 2.85

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Joey Votto CIN $5,700 11.03 1.94
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. TOR $6,200 10.52 1.70
Pete Alonso NYM $10,400 9.65 0.93
Freddie Freeman ATL $5,300 9.62 1.81

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Seby Zavala CWS $2,300 7.40 3.22
John Nogowski PIT $2,200 6.75 3.07
Jose Trevino TEX $2,000 5.82 2.91
Austin Hedges CLE $2,000 5.77 2.88

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Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jonathan India CIN $4,700 10.60 2.26
Jorge Polanco MIN $3,800 10.50 2.76
Jose Altuve HOU $5,200 9.87 1.90
Ozzie Albies ATL $4,900 9.21 1.88

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Andy Ibáñez TEX $2,600 7.49 2.88
Jorge Polanco MIN $3,800 10.50 2.76
Cesar Hernandez CWS $3,700 8.48 2.29
Brendan Rodgers COL $3,800 8.59 2.26

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tim Anderson CWS $5,800 9.91 1.71
Bo Bichette TOR $5,700 9.42 1.65
Trevor Story COL $5,600 9.20 1.64
Brandon Crawford SF $4,900 9.15 1.87

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kevin Newman PIT $2,500 7.03 2.81
Nick Ahmed ARI $2,800 7.55 2.70
Kyle Farmer CIN $3,400 8.51 2.50
Andrelton Simmons MIN $2,000 4.82 2.41

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Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Austin Riley ATL $4,600 9.55 2.08
Rafael Devers BOS $5,900 8.93 1.51
Kyle Seager SEA $4,700 8.85 1.88
Nolan Arenado STL $5,500 8.62 1.57

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Carter Kieboom WAS $2,200 6.37 2.90
Santiago Espinal TOR $3,000 7.43 2.48
Hunter Dozier KC $2,800 6.85 2.45
Jack Mayfield LAA $2,800 6.71 2.40

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
George Springer TOR $5,500 11.95 2.17
Juan Soto WAS $5,800 11.23 1.94
Bryce Harper PHI $6,000 11.18 1.86
Nick Castellanos CIN $3,700 10.08 2.72
Rafael Ortega CHC $3,000 10.00 3.33
Franmil Reyes CLE $4,700 9.86 2.10
Kyle Tucker HOU $3,800 9.85 2.59
Jesse Winker CIN $5,400 9.83 1.82

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Hoy Park PIT $2,000 8.94 4.47
Oscar Mercado CLE $2,000 7.76 3.88
Bradley Zimmer CLE $2,100 7.87 3.75
DJ Peters TEX $2,000 7.31 3.66
Chas McCormick HOU $2,500 8.86 3.54
Sam Hilliard COL $2,600 9.18 3.53
Victor Reyes DET $2,000 6.89 3.44
Gregory Polanco PIT $2,400 8.06 3.36

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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