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MLB Draftkings Picks for Aug 7, 2021

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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Robbie Ray TOR $9,800 24.86 2.54
Carlos Rodón CWS $10,500 22.12 2.11
Julio Urías LAD $10,500 21.53 2.05
Brandon Woodruff MIL $9,900 20.55 2.08

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Robbie Ray TOR $9,800 24.86 2.54
Austin Gomber COL $6,600 14.66 2.22
Chris Flexen SEA $7,100 15.11 2.13
Carlos Rodón CWS $10,500 22.12 2.11

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Salvador Perez KC $4,400 9.58 2.18
Will Smith LAD $4,800 9.04 1.88
J.T. Realmuto PHI $5,100 8.45 1.66
Alejandro Kirk TOR $3,400 8.44 2.48

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kurt Suzuki LAA $2,000 6.34 3.17
Yan Gomes OAK $2,800 8.18 2.92
Tom Murphy SEA $2,600 7.56 2.91
Jose Trevino TEX $2,000 5.36 2.68

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Joey Votto CIN $6,100 11.42 1.87
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. TOR $6,000 10.31 1.72
Freddie Freeman ATL $5,500 10.23 1.86
Salvador Perez KC $4,400 9.58 2.18

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rowdy Tellez MIL $2,900 9.29 3.20
Kurt Suzuki LAA $2,000 6.34 3.17
Frank Schwindel CHC $2,000 5.89 2.94
Yan Gomes OAK $2,800 8.18 2.92

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Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jonathan India CIN $5,000 10.79 2.16
Jorge Polanco MIN $4,200 9.66 2.30
Brendan Rodgers COL $3,800 9.33 2.46
Ozzie Albies ATL $5,300 9.14 1.73

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Josh VanMeter ARI $2,500 7.65 3.06
Andy Ibáñez TEX $2,600 7.02 2.70
Brendan Rodgers COL $3,800 9.33 2.46
Cesar Hernandez CWS $3,800 8.88 2.34

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Trea Turner LAD $5,800 11.35 1.96
Bo Bichette TOR $5,700 11.24 1.97
Trevor Story COL $5,600 10.26 1.83
Dansby Swanson ATL $4,900 9.32 1.90

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Richie Martin BAL $2,000 6.28 3.14
Andrew Romine CHC $2,000 5.95 2.97
Nick Ahmed ARI $2,600 6.55 2.52
José Iglesias LAA $3,500 7.57 2.16

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Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez CLE $6,100 10.63 1.74
Austin Riley ATL $5,100 10.24 2.01
Manny Machado SD $5,600 9.20 1.64
Jeimer Candelario DET $3,800 8.64 2.27

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jack Mayfield LAA $2,200 7.28 3.31
Carter Kieboom WAS $2,100 6.52 3.10
Charlie Culberson TEX $2,000 6.05 3.02
Matt Duffy CHC $2,100 5.90 2.81

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
George Springer TOR $5,800 12.58 2.17
Bryce Harper PHI $5,900 12.12 2.05
Starling Marte OAK $5,400 11.42 2.11
Jesse Winker CIN $6,300 10.54 1.67
Akil Baddoo DET $3,900 10.52 2.70
Teoscar Hernández TOR $4,700 10.23 2.18
Kyle Tucker HOU $3,700 9.94 2.69
Robbie Grossman DET $3,500 9.78 2.79

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Hoy Park PIT $2,300 8.75 3.80
Andrew Stevenson WAS $2,000 7.48 3.74
Gerardo Parra WAS $2,000 7.39 3.69
Oscar Mercado CLE $2,300 8.06 3.50
Edward Olivares KC $2,000 6.99 3.50
Chas McCormick HOU $2,200 7.69 3.49
Myles Straw CLE $2,300 7.97 3.47
Michael A. Taylor KC $2,000 6.86 3.43

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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