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MLB Draftkings Picks for Aug 8, 2021

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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Walker Buehler LAD $10,400 29.44 2.83
Dylan Cease CWS $11,400 23.19 2.03
James Kaprielian OAK $7,300 21.28 2.92
Lance McCullers Jr. HOU $10,000 21.07 2.11

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
James Kaprielian OAK $7,300 21.28 2.92
Luis Gil NYY $6,500 18.50 2.85
Walker Buehler LAD $10,400 29.44 2.83
Lance McCullers Jr. HOU $10,000 21.07 2.11

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Salvador Perez KC $5,000 10.11 2.02
Mitch Garver MIN $3,800 8.76 2.31
Eric Haase DET $4,700 8.56 1.82
J.T. Realmuto PHI $5,300 8.53 1.61

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tres Barrera WAS $2,200 6.63 3.01
Curt Casali SF $2,500 7.45 2.98
Grayson Greiner DET $2,000 5.68 2.84
Kevan Smith ATL $2,100 5.73 2.73

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Joey Votto CIN $5,800 11.73 2.02
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. TOR $6,200 10.31 1.66
Salvador Perez KC $5,000 10.11 2.02
Matt Olson OAK $5,400 10.01 1.85

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Christian Walker ARI $2,300 7.39 3.21
Tres Barrera WAS $2,200 6.63 3.01
Curt Casali SF $2,500 7.45 2.98
Grayson Greiner DET $2,000 5.68 2.84

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Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jonathan India CIN $4,800 11.00 2.29
Brandon Lowe TB $5,600 9.41 1.68
Ozzie Albies ATL $4,900 9.26 1.89
Marcus Semien TOR $5,200 9.10 1.75

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Yonny Hernandez TEX $2,000 6.90 3.45
Andy Ibáñez TEX $2,500 6.26 2.50
Jorge Polanco MIN $3,700 8.74 2.36
Willi Castro DET $2,700 6.30 2.33

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Trea Turner LAD $5,900 11.43 1.94
Miguel Rojas MIA $10,200 9.91 0.97
Trevor Story COL $10,800 9.73 0.90
Dansby Swanson ATL $4,600 9.56 2.08

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nick Ahmed ARI $2,600 8.48 3.26
Richie Martin BAL $2,300 6.59 2.87
Nicky Lopez KC $2,700 7.19 2.66
Andrés Giménez CLE $2,700 7.19 2.66

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Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez CLE $5,900 10.57 1.79
Ryan McMahon COL $9,800 9.96 1.02
Austin Riley ATL $5,100 9.81 1.92
Manny Machado SD $5,600 9.58 1.71

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Carter Kieboom WAS $2,000 6.26 3.13
Brock Holt TEX $2,000 5.68 2.84
Maikel Franco BAL $2,600 7.14 2.75
Breyvic Valera TOR $2,500 6.27 2.51

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
George Springer TOR $5,500 11.73 2.13
Starling Marte OAK $5,500 11.52 2.09
Bryce Harper PHI $6,100 11.49 1.88
Jesse Winker CIN $5,900 11.14 1.89
Jorge Soler ATL $3,400 10.09 2.97
Sam Hilliard COL $4,000 10.04 2.51
Cedric Mullins BAL $4,500 9.89 2.20
Teoscar Hernández TOR $4,800 9.85 2.05

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Chas McCormick HOU $2,300 9.26 4.03
Yadiel Hernandez WAS $2,200 8.02 3.65
Hoy Park PIT $2,200 7.77 3.53
Myles Straw CLE $2,400 8.25 3.44
Anthony Alford PIT $2,200 7.53 3.42
Bradley Zimmer CLE $2,400 8.10 3.38
Michael A. Taylor KC $2,100 7.03 3.35
Austin Hays BAL $2,500 8.33 3.33

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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