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MLB FanDuel Picks for Aug 10, 2021

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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Max Scherzer LAD $10,600 37.07 3.50
Sean Manaea OAK $10,000 34.87 3.49
Logan Gilbert SEA $8,900 33.25 3.74
Alex Wood SF $8,600 30.75 3.58

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Braxton Garrett MIA $5,700 23.78 4.17
Dallas Keuchel CWS $7,000 26.30 3.76
Logan Gilbert SEA $8,900 33.25 3.74
J.A. Happ STL $6,400 23.32 3.64

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Joey Votto CIN $4,200 14.77 3.52
Matt Olson OAK $4,300 13.95 3.24
C.J. Cron COL $3,500 13.39 3.83
Brandon Belt SF $2,800 13.28 4.74

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brad Miller PHI $2,200 10.90 4.95
Seby Zavala CWS $2,100 10.04 4.78
Brandon Belt SF $2,800 13.28 4.74
Kevin Plawecki BOS $2,000 8.97 4.48

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ozzie Albies ATL $3,300 11.83 3.59
Jose Altuve HOU $4,000 11.80 2.95
Marcus Semien TOR $7,500 11.44 1.52
Aledmys Díaz HOU $2,800 11.19 4.00

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ramón Urías BAL $2,400 9.90 4.13
Aledmys Díaz HOU $2,800 11.19 4.00
Rob Refsnyder MIN $2,500 9.75 3.90
Ozzie Albies ATL $3,300 11.83 3.59

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Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Trea Turner LAD $3,600 13.86 3.85
Tim Anderson CWS $3,500 13.08 3.74
Trevor Story COL $3,800 12.62 3.32
Bo Bichette TOR $8,000 12.37 1.55

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nick Ahmed ARI $2,400 10.21 4.25
Miguel Rojas MIA $2,700 10.78 3.99
Wander Franco TB $3,000 11.83 3.94
Ronald Torreyes PHI $2,100 8.12 3.87

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez CLE $4,000 15.12 3.78
Austin Riley ATL $3,400 13.43 3.95
Manny Machado SD $3,900 12.84 3.29
Rafael Devers BOS $4,300 12.57 2.92

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Andrew Velazquez NYY $2,000 8.01 4.01
Abraham Toro SEA $2,700 10.69 3.96
Austin Riley ATL $3,400 13.43 3.95
Emmanuel Rivera KC $2,000 7.66 3.83

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Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Starling Marte OAK $3,900 16.17 4.15
George Springer TOR $8,500 15.52 1.83
Randy Arozarena TB $3,700 14.78 3.99
Bryce Harper PHI $4,300 14.35 3.34
Eloy Jiménez CWS $3,400 14.32 4.21
Cedric Mullins BAL $3,300 13.70 4.15
Juan Soto WSH $4,000 13.69 3.42
Shohei Ohtani LAA $9,000 13.50 1.50

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Adam Engel CWS $2,600 13.16 5.06
Connor Joe COL $2,500 12.06 4.83
AJ Pollock LAD $2,500 11.67 4.67
Anthony Alford PIT $2,000 8.81 4.40
Chas McCormick HOU $2,400 10.50 4.38
Jordan Luplow TB $2,300 10.00 4.35
Eloy Jiménez CWS $3,400 14.32 4.21
Derek Hill DET $2,300 9.58 4.16

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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