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MLB Draftkings Picks for Aug 10, 2021

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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Max Scherzer LAD $11,000 21.54 1.96
Sean Manaea OAK $10,000 19.87 1.99
Logan Gilbert SEA $9,600 18.87 1.97
Alex Wood SF $9,800 16.49 1.68

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Zac Gallen ARI $7,100 14.74 2.08
Sean Manaea OAK $10,000 19.87 1.99
Logan Gilbert SEA $9,600 18.87 1.97
Max Scherzer LAD $11,000 21.54 1.96

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Will Smith LAD $4,700 9.70 2.06
Eric Haase DET $5,400 9.42 1.75
Salvador Perez KC $5,300 9.35 1.76
Mitch Garver MIN $4,300 9.20 2.14

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Seby Zavala CWS $2,600 7.41 2.85
Martín Maldonado HOU $2,400 5.74 2.39
Jonah Heim TEX $2,500 5.95 2.38
Austin Wynns BAL $2,400 5.67 2.36

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Joey Votto CIN $6,100 10.98 1.80
Matt Olson OAK $5,200 10.32 1.98
Brandon Belt SF $4,500 9.98 2.22
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. TOR $9,800 9.84 1.00

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Seby Zavala CWS $2,600 7.41 2.85
Christian Walker ARI $2,300 6.33 2.75
Jesús Aguilar MIA $3,200 8.59 2.69
John Nogowski PIT $2,300 6.05 2.63

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Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jonathan India CIN $5,100 10.93 2.14
Ozzie Albies ATL $4,900 8.94 1.82
Jose Altuve HOU $5,200 8.91 1.71
Jean Segura PHI $4,300 8.85 2.06

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Andy Ibáñez TEX $2,600 6.50 2.50
Tommy Edman STL $3,200 7.87 2.46
Whit Merrifield KC $3,800 8.19 2.16
Jonathan India CIN $5,100 10.93 2.14

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tim Anderson CWS $6,000 10.15 1.69
Trevor Story COL $5,600 9.58 1.71
Bo Bichette TOR $9,400 9.37 1.00
Dansby Swanson ATL $4,600 9.28 2.02

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nick Ahmed ARI $2,600 7.86 3.02
Nicky Lopez KC $3,100 8.79 2.84
Kevin Newman PIT $2,700 6.08 2.25
Didi Gregorius PHI $3,300 7.36 2.23

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Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez CLE $6,100 11.39 1.87
Austin Riley ATL $5,000 10.08 2.02
Manny Machado SD $5,800 9.71 1.67
Rafael Devers BOS $5,900 9.46 1.60

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Carter Kieboom WAS $2,000 6.05 3.02
Yonny Hernandez TEX $2,100 5.58 2.66
Willians Astudillo MIN $2,800 6.46 2.31
Maikel Franco BAL $2,900 6.49 2.24

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Starling Marte OAK $5,300 12.55 2.37
George Springer TOR $9,200 11.57 1.26
Randy Arozarena TB $4,300 11.29 2.63
Bryce Harper PHI $5,800 10.79 1.86
Cedric Mullins BAL $4,800 10.79 2.25
Eloy Jiménez CWS $4,400 10.72 2.44
Juan Soto WAS $5,600 10.21 1.82
Adam Engel CWS $3,700 10.00 2.70

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Seth Brown OAK $2,100 8.00 3.81
Sam Hilliard COL $2,200 8.23 3.74
Lewis Brinson MIA $2,000 7.43 3.72
Yadiel Hernandez WAS $2,100 7.62 3.63
Chas McCormick HOU $2,400 7.91 3.30
Anthony Santander BAL $2,600 8.36 3.21
Anthony Alford PIT $2,100 6.73 3.20
Victor Robles WAS $2,000 6.26 3.13

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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