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MLB FanDuel Picks for Aug 11, 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
Corbin Burnes MIL $11,000 51.78 4.71
Kevin Gausman SF $10,300 42.90 4.16
Adam Wainwright STL $9,600 36.07 3.76
Frankie Montas OAK $9,100 35.96 3.95

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Corbin Burnes MIL $11,000 51.78 4.71
Kevin Gausman SF $10,300 42.90 4.16
Frankie Montas OAK $9,100 35.96 3.95
Tyler Anderson SEA $7,400 29.10 3.93

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Joey Votto CIN $4,200 15.40 3.67
José Abreu CWS $3,700 14.53 3.93
Salvador Perez KC $3,200 14.30 4.47
C.J. Cron COL $3,700 13.05 3.53

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Alejandro Kirk TOR $2,200 11.36 5.17
Brian O’Grady SD $2,000 9.64 4.82
Yan Gomes OAK $2,600 11.92 4.58
Salvador Perez KC $3,200 14.30 4.47

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jose Altuve HOU $4,000 12.16 3.04
Cesar Hernandez CWS $3,200 11.92 3.73
Ozzie Albies ATL $3,400 11.84 3.48
Aledmys Díaz HOU $2,800 10.87 3.88

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Josh VanMeter ARI $2,200 9.42 4.28
Ramón Urías BAL $2,400 9.72 4.05
Aledmys Díaz HOU $2,800 10.87 3.88
Luis Arraez MIN $2,500 9.58 3.83

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Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Trea Turner LAD $3,600 13.66 3.80
Willy Adames MIL $3,200 12.99 4.06
Dansby Swanson ATL $3,200 11.79 3.68
Miguel Rojas MIA $2,700 11.70 4.33

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Yonny Hernandez TEX $2,000 11.07 5.54
Miguel Rojas MIA $2,700 11.70 4.33
Richie Martin BAL $2,000 8.54 4.27
Santiago Espinal TOR $2,200 8.94 4.06

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez CLE $4,000 14.83 3.71
Manny Machado SD $3,900 14.18 3.64
Rafael Devers BOS $4,300 12.78 2.97
Kyle Seager SEA $3,600 12.75 3.54

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Abraham Toro SEA $2,700 11.29 4.18
Emmanuel Rivera KC $2,000 7.88 3.94
Andrew Velazquez NYY $2,000 7.87 3.93
José Ramírez CLE $4,000 14.83 3.71

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Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
George Springer TOR $4,100 16.23 3.96
Starling Marte OAK $4,000 15.81 3.95
Jesse Winker CIN $4,000 14.87 3.72
Bryce Harper PHI $4,300 13.81 3.21
Eloy Jiménez CWS $3,800 13.75 3.62
Teoscar Hernández TOR $3,400 13.54 3.98
Randy Arozarena TB $3,700 13.52 3.65
Shohei Ohtani LAA $4,200 13.41 3.19

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brett Phillips TB $2,200 11.90 5.41
Bradley Zimmer CLE $2,300 11.52 5.01
Corey Dickerson TOR $2,000 9.94 4.97
Chas McCormick HOU $2,400 11.22 4.68
Adam Engel CWS $2,600 11.89 4.57
Brett Gardner NYY $2,300 10.07 4.38
Connor Joe COL $2,700 11.50 4.26
Michael A. Taylor KC $2,400 10.20 4.25

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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