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MLB FanDuel Picks for Aug 13, 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
Zack Wheeler PHI $11,200 39.77 3.55
Robbie Ray TOR $10,700 39.48 3.69
Jack Flaherty STL $10,100 38.74 3.84
Julio Urías LAD $10,000 36.51 3.65

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Josiah Gray WSH $6,000 25.87 4.31
Nick Pivetta BOS $7,300 30.06 4.12
Anthony DeSclafani SF $8,400 34.21 4.07
Charlie Morton ATL $9,000 36.43 4.05

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Joey Votto CIN $4,200 15.31 3.65
Will Smith LAD $3,400 12.72 3.74
Salvador Perez KC $3,200 12.48 3.90
Freddie Freeman ATL $3,600 12.44 3.45

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Robinson Chirinos CHC $2,000 9.43 4.71
Renato Núñez DET $2,400 10.95 4.56
Yan Gomes OAK $2,600 11.84 4.55
Alejandro Kirk TOR $2,200 9.78 4.45

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ozzie Albies ATL $3,600 13.03 3.62
Jose Altuve HOU $4,200 12.68 3.02
Aledmys Díaz HOU $2,800 12.02 4.29
Kolten Wong MIL $3,200 11.03 3.45

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Aledmys Díaz HOU $2,800 12.02 4.29
Isan Díaz MIA $2,400 9.54 3.97
Hoy Park PIT $2,700 10.19 3.77
Ozzie Albies ATL $3,600 13.03 3.62

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Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Bo Bichette TOR $3,900 12.23 3.14
Xander Bogaerts BOS $3,600 11.95 3.32
Dansby Swanson ATL $3,200 11.92 3.72
Willy Adames MIL $3,300 11.89 3.60

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nick Ahmed ARI $2,400 11.25 4.69
Richie Martin BAL $2,000 9.20 4.60
Rodolfo Castro PIT $2,400 10.28 4.28
José Rondón STL $2,000 8.23 4.12

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez CLE $4,200 14.00 3.33
Rafael Devers BOS $4,400 13.27 3.02
Austin Riley ATL $3,400 13.16 3.87
Manny Machado SD $4,000 12.74 3.18

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Patrick Wisdom CHC $2,900 12.14 4.19
Yu Chang CLE $2,000 8.38 4.19
Austin Riley ATL $3,400 13.16 3.87
Matt Duffy CHC $2,200 8.17 3.71

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Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
George Springer TOR $4,300 15.57 3.62
Kyle Schwarber BOS $3,500 15.09 4.31
Bryce Harper PHI $4,400 14.65 3.33
Starling Marte OAK $4,100 14.28 3.48
Cedric Mullins BAL $3,500 13.76 3.93
Shohei Ohtani LAA $4,300 13.75 3.20
Teoscar Hernández TOR $3,500 13.31 3.80
Anthony Santander BAL $3,000 12.80 4.27

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jace Peterson MIL $2,300 11.03 4.79
Frank Schwindel CHC $2,400 11.13 4.64
DJ Stewart BAL $2,400 10.96 4.57
Kevin Kiermaier TB $2,200 9.96 4.53
Kyle Schwarber BOS $3,500 15.09 4.31
Myles Straw CLE $2,500 10.77 4.31
AJ Pollock LAD $2,700 11.55 4.28
Anthony Santander BAL $3,000 12.80 4.27

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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