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MLB FanDuel Picks for Aug 9, 2021

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Player expected costs and values are calculated every thirty minutes throughout the day.


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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Freddy Peralta MIL $10,200 37.88 3.71
Joe Musgrove SD $9,000 37.33 4.15
Luis Castillo CIN $9,200 35.10 3.82
Jameson Taillon NYY $8,100 34.39 4.25

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jameson Taillon NYY $8,100 34.39 4.25
Joe Musgrove SD $9,000 37.33 4.15
Luis Castillo CIN $9,200 35.10 3.82
Freddy Peralta MIL $10,200 37.88 3.71

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Abreu CWS $3,600 14.02 3.89
Joey Votto CIN $4,200 13.94 3.32
Tyler Stephenson CIN $2,600 11.92 4.58
Salvador Perez KC $3,200 11.91 3.72

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Seby Zavala CWS $2,100 11.05 5.26
Tyler Stephenson CIN $2,600 11.92 4.58
Ryan Jeffers MIN $2,400 10.22 4.26
Wilson Ramos CLE $2,000 7.97 3.98

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Cesar Hernandez CWS $3,100 11.49 3.71
Kolten Wong MIL $3,300 10.66 3.23
Luis Arraez MIN $2,500 9.21 3.68
Isan Díaz MIA $3,000 7.98 2.66

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Andrew Romine CHC $2,000 7.54 3.77
Cesar Hernandez CWS $3,100 11.49 3.71
Luis Arraez MIN $2,500 9.21 3.68
Kolten Wong MIL $3,300 10.66 3.23

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Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tim Anderson CWS $3,400 13.56 3.99
Willy Adames MIL $3,300 11.82 3.58
Miguel Rojas MIA $3,100 9.96 3.21
Owen Miller CLE $2,000 6.83 3.42

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tim Anderson CWS $3,400 13.56 3.99
Willy Adames MIL $3,300 11.82 3.58
Owen Miller CLE $2,000 6.83 3.42
Miguel Rojas MIA $3,100 9.96 3.21

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez CLE $4,100 13.98 3.41
Manny Machado SD $4,000 12.73 3.18
Patrick Wisdom CHC $2,700 10.14 3.75
Brian Anderson MIA $3,600 10.04 2.79

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Patrick Wisdom CHC $2,700 10.14 3.75
José Ramírez CLE $4,100 13.98 3.41
Yoán Moncada CWS $2,800 9.28 3.31
Manny Machado SD $4,000 12.73 3.18

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Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jesse Winker CIN $4,200 14.32 3.41
Eloy Jiménez CWS $3,100 14.21 4.58
Nick Castellanos CIN $3,600 13.55 3.76
Giancarlo Stanton NYY $3,900 12.17 3.12
Franmil Reyes CLE $3,500 11.95 3.41
Aaron Judge NYY $4,300 11.70 2.72
Luis Robert CWS $2,000 11.58 5.79
Rafael Ortega CHC $2,800 11.12 3.97

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jay Bruce NYY $1 1.01 1009.00
Luis Robert CWS $2,000 11.58 5.79
Eloy Jiménez CWS $3,100 14.21 4.58
Bradley Zimmer CLE $2,200 9.79 4.45
Michael A. Taylor KC $2,200 9.39 4.27
Brett Gardner NYY $2,300 9.81 4.26
Myles Straw CLE $2,600 10.72 4.12
Aristides Aquino CIN $2,500 9.98 3.99

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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