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MLB Draftkings Picks for Aug 14, 2021

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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Chris Sale BOS $9,600 26.55 2.77
Walker Buehler LAD $10,600 25.79 2.43
Dylan Cease CWS $9,000 20.35 2.26
Joe Musgrove SD $9,100 20.12 2.21

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Chris Sale BOS $9,600 26.55 2.77
Zach Thompson MIA $6,800 17.21 2.53
Walker Buehler LAD $10,600 25.79 2.43
Dylan Cease CWS $9,000 20.35 2.26

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Salvador Perez KC $4,800 10.72 2.23
Will Smith LAD $4,600 9.77 2.12
Buster Posey SF $3,900 9.11 2.34
J.T. Realmuto PHI $4,300 8.95 2.08

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Michael Perez PIT $2,000 6.15 3.08
Austin Wynns BAL $2,000 5.52 2.76
Pedro Severino BAL $3,200 8.31 2.60
Tom Murphy SEA $2,700 6.94 2.57

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Joey Votto CIN $5,900 11.54 1.96
Salvador Perez KC $4,800 10.72 2.23
Will Smith LAD $4,600 9.77 2.12
C.J. Cron COL $3,900 9.56 2.45

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Frank Schwindel CHC $2,000 8.33 4.16
Mitch Moreland OAK $2,300 8.41 3.66
Michael Perez PIT $2,000 6.15 3.08
Darin Ruf SF $2,800 8.50 3.03

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Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ozzie Albies ATL $4,800 10.58 2.20
Jonathan India CIN $4,800 10.37 2.16
Jose Altuve HOU $4,900 9.93 2.03
Brandon Lowe TB $4,600 9.65 2.10

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jorge Polanco MIN $2,900 8.87 3.06
Josh VanMeter ARI $2,500 7.42 2.97
Willi Castro DET $2,700 7.25 2.69
Donovan Solano SF $2,600 6.52 2.51

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Trevor Story COL $4,800 9.72 2.02
Kyle Farmer CIN $4,100 9.63 2.35
Bo Bichette TOR $5,500 9.44 1.72
Dansby Swanson ATL $4,400 9.43 2.14

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Richie Martin BAL $2,000 7.52 3.76
Didi Gregorius PHI $2,700 7.62 2.82
Kevin Newman PIT $2,200 5.86 2.66
Kyle Farmer CIN $4,100 9.63 2.35

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Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Austin Riley ATL $4,600 10.47 2.28
José Ramírez CLE $5,800 10.46 1.80
Rafael Devers BOS $5,600 9.79 1.75
Nolan Arenado STL $4,800 9.37 1.95

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Yonny Hernandez TEX $2,200 6.92 3.14
Emmanuel Rivera KC $2,000 5.50 2.75
Carter Kieboom WAS $2,300 6.13 2.67
Maikel Franco BAL $2,500 6.37 2.55

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Starling Marte OAK $6,000 11.35 1.89
George Springer TOR $5,300 11.01 2.08
Bryce Harper PHI $5,300 10.54 1.99
Juan Soto WAS $6,200 9.77 1.58
Robbie Grossman DET $3,400 9.69 2.85
Eloy Jiménez CWS $4,700 9.57 2.04
Teoscar Hernández TOR $4,700 9.47 2.01
Yordan Alvarez HOU $4,300 9.35 2.17

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Lars Nootbaar STL $2,000 8.10 4.05
Lewis Brinson MIA $2,100 8.46 4.03
Anthony Santander BAL $2,300 9.10 3.95
Michael A. Taylor KC $2,000 7.48 3.74
Victor Reyes DET $2,200 7.80 3.55
Chas McCormick HOU $2,200 7.81 3.55
Kevin Kiermaier TB $2,100 7.34 3.50
Austin Hays BAL $2,400 8.25 3.44

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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