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MLB FanDuel Picks for Aug 6, 2021

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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Lance Lynn CWS $10,300 44.45 4.32
Chris Bassitt OAK $9,800 40.92 4.18
Corbin Burnes MIL $11,000 34.14 3.10
Kyle Hendricks CHC $7,600 33.95 4.47

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kyle Hendricks CHC $7,600 33.95 4.47
Lance Lynn CWS $10,300 44.45 4.32
Chris Bassitt OAK $9,800 40.92 4.18
Marco Gonzales SEA $7,000 27.51 3.93

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Joey Votto CIN $4,200 14.85 3.54
Freddie Freeman ATL $3,700 13.13 3.55
Jesús Aguilar MIA $3,500 12.57 3.59
Matt Olson OAK $4,200 12.35 2.94

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Seby Zavala CWS $2,000 9.84 4.92
Brandon Belt SF $2,500 11.59 4.64
Austin Nola SD $2,100 9.68 4.61
Albert Pujols LAD $2,300 10.37 4.51

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jose Altuve HOU $4,300 12.20 2.84
Ozzie Albies ATL $3,600 11.76 3.27
Kolten Wong MIL $3,300 11.43 3.46
Ramón Urías BAL $2,400 10.82 4.51

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ramón Urías BAL $2,400 10.82 4.51
Rob Refsnyder MIN $2,000 8.78 4.39
Harold Castro DET $2,100 9.18 4.37
Phil Gosselin LAA $2,200 8.48 3.86

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Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Bo Bichette TOR $3,800 12.88 3.39
Dansby Swanson ATL $3,200 12.27 3.83
Trevor Story COL $4,200 12.25 2.92
Brandon Crawford SF $3,200 11.90 3.72

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nick Ahmed ARI $2,400 10.39 4.33
Richie Martin BAL $2,000 8.50 4.25
Rodolfo Castro PIT $2,900 11.55 3.98
Dansby Swanson ATL $3,200 12.27 3.83

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez CLE $3,900 13.21 3.39
Austin Riley ATL $3,500 12.68 3.62
Manny Machado SD $4,000 12.53 3.13
Justin Turner LAD $3,800 12.20 3.21

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Abraham Toro SEA $2,700 11.93 4.42
Austin Riley ATL $3,500 12.68 3.62
Carter Kieboom WSH $2,600 8.87 3.41
José Ramírez CLE $3,900 13.21 3.39

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Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
George Springer TOR $4,200 15.52 3.70
Bryce Harper PHI $4,300 15.25 3.55
Mookie Betts LAD $4,500 14.43 3.21
Kyle Tucker HOU $3,700 13.82 3.73
Starling Marte OAK $4,100 13.70 3.34
Akil Baddoo DET $3,000 13.38 4.46
Nick Castellanos CIN $3,500 12.96 3.70
Mitch Haniger SEA $3,500 12.81 3.66

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jordan Luplow TB $2,300 10.93 4.75
Yadiel Hernandez WSH $2,500 11.75 4.70
AJ Pollock LAD $2,600 11.75 4.52
Chas McCormick HOU $2,200 9.87 4.49
Akil Baddoo DET $3,000 13.38 4.46
Alex Dickerson SF $2,300 10.07 4.38
Wil Myers SD $2,400 10.40 4.33
Victor Reyes DET $2,100 9.01 4.29

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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