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MLB FanDuel Picks for Aug 5, 2021

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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Aaron Nola PHI $10,600 36.39 3.43
Framber Valdez HOU $9,700 35.47 3.66
Sonny Gray CIN $9,300 33.10 3.56
Alex Wood SF $8,500 31.62 3.72

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Antonio Senzatela COL $5,700 24.34 4.27
Braxton Garrett MIA $5,700 22.71 3.98
Alex Wood SF $8,500 31.62 3.72
Rich Hill NYM $7,400 27.15 3.67

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Joey Votto CIN $4,400 14.86 3.38
Pete Alonso NYM $4,000 12.82 3.20
José Abreu CWS $3,400 12.79 3.76
Mitch Garver MIN $2,700 12.77 4.73

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Seby Zavala CWS $2,000 10.27 5.13
Curt Casali SF $2,100 10.20 4.86
Mitch Garver MIN $2,700 12.77 4.73
Tom Murphy SEA $2,000 9.27 4.63

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jose Altuve HOU $4,300 13.20 3.07
Hoy Park PIT $2,100 12.05 5.74
Ozzie Albies ATL $3,600 12.03 3.34
Aledmys Díaz HOU $2,800 11.88 4.24

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Hoy Park PIT $2,100 12.05 5.74
Rob Refsnyder MIN $2,000 8.58 4.29
Aledmys Díaz HOU $2,800 11.88 4.24
Andy Ibáñez TEX $2,400 9.86 4.11

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Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tim Anderson CWS $3,600 12.80 3.56
Bo Bichette TOR $4,100 12.48 3.04
Trevor Story COL $4,200 12.10 2.88
Brandon Crawford SF $3,300 11.90 3.61

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Santiago Espinal TOR $2,200 9.70 4.41
Ronald Torreyes PHI $2,100 8.85 4.21
Nick Ahmed ARI $2,400 9.75 4.06
Miguel Rojas MIA $2,700 10.93 4.05

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Austin Riley ATL $3,500 12.63 3.61
Patrick Wisdom CHC $3,800 12.57 3.31
Kyle Seager SEA $3,400 11.97 3.52
Rafael Devers BOS $4,300 11.83 2.75

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Abraham Toro SEA $2,500 11.32 4.53
Brian Anderson MIA $2,800 10.34 3.69
Austin Riley ATL $3,500 12.63 3.61
Kyle Seager SEA $3,400 11.97 3.52

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Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
George Springer TOR $4,200 16.02 3.81
Juan Soto WSH $4,200 15.04 3.58
Bryce Harper PHI $4,300 14.83 3.45
Shohei Ohtani LAA $4,500 14.67 3.26
Nick Castellanos CIN $3,500 13.52 3.86
Franmil Reyes CLE $3,600 13.06 3.63
Jesse Winker CIN $4,400 13.00 2.96
Kyle Tucker HOU $3,600 12.95 3.60

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jay Bruce NYY $1 1.01 1009.00
Chas McCormick HOU $2,200 11.97 5.44
Alex Dickerson SF $2,100 10.90 5.19
Travis Jankowski PHI $2,100 10.79 5.14
Bradley Zimmer CLE $2,200 10.26 4.66
DJ Peters TEX $2,200 10.02 4.56
Yadiel Hernandez WSH $2,500 11.19 4.48
Oscar Mercado CLE $2,300 10.12 4.40

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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