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MLB FanDuel Picks for Aug 14, 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
Chris Sale BOS $10,500 46.21 4.40
Walker Buehler LAD $11,500 45.71 3.98
Joe Musgrove SD $9,600 36.67 3.82
Dylan Cease CWS $8,900 35.90 4.03

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Chris Sale BOS $10,500 46.21 4.40
Zach Thompson MIA $7,400 31.08 4.20
James Kaprielian OAK $8,500 34.59 4.07
Dylan Cease CWS $8,900 35.90 4.03

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Joey Votto CIN $4,200 15.54 3.70
Yohel Pozo TEX $2,000 14.93 7.47
Salvador Perez KC $3,400 14.07 4.14
Will Smith LAD $3,300 13.22 4.01

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Yohel Pozo TEX $2,000 14.93 7.47
Tom Murphy SEA $2,000 9.20 4.60
Ji-Man Choi TB $2,500 11.07 4.43
Pedro Severino BAL $2,500 10.97 4.39

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ozzie Albies ATL $3,900 13.99 3.59
Jose Altuve HOU $3,800 13.23 3.48
Aledmys Díaz HOU $2,700 12.70 4.70
Cesar Hernandez CWS $3,100 10.64 3.43

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Aledmys Díaz HOU $2,700 12.70 4.70
Josh VanMeter ARI $2,200 9.82 4.46
Luis Arraez MIN $2,300 8.92 3.88
Rob Refsnyder MIN $2,200 8.15 3.70

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Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Trevor Story COL $3,500 12.82 3.66
Bo Bichette TOR $3,700 12.43 3.36
Dansby Swanson ATL $3,200 12.39 3.87
Xander Bogaerts BOS $3,900 12.29 3.15

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Richie Martin BAL $2,100 9.81 4.67
Yonny Hernandez TEX $2,000 8.71 4.36
Ronald Torreyes PHI $2,100 8.26 3.93
Dansby Swanson ATL $3,200 12.39 3.87

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez CLE $4,000 14.04 3.51
Austin Riley ATL $3,600 13.89 3.86
Rafael Devers BOS $4,400 13.02 2.96
Nolan Arenado STL $3,500 12.41 3.55

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Evan Longoria SF $2,500 12.06 4.82
Yu Chang CLE $2,000 9.48 4.74
Austin Riley ATL $3,600 13.89 3.86
Kyle Seager SEA $3,100 11.13 3.59

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Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
George Springer TOR $4,300 14.80 3.44
Starling Marte OAK $4,400 14.49 3.29
Shohei Ohtani LAA $4,300 14.49 3.37
Bryce Harper PHI $4,200 14.11 3.36
Juan Soto WSH $4,300 13.14 3.05
Robbie Grossman DET $3,500 12.84 3.67
Eloy Jiménez CWS $4,200 12.70 3.02
Teoscar Hernández TOR $3,600 12.58 3.49

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jay Bruce NYY $1 1.01 1009.00
Lars Nootbaar STL $2,000 10.85 5.43
Connor Joe COL $2,400 12.51 5.21
Victor Reyes DET $2,100 10.03 4.78
Kevin Kiermaier TB $2,100 9.68 4.61
Brett Gardner NYY $2,200 10.09 4.59
Frank Schwindel CHC $2,400 10.98 4.58
Chas McCormick HOU $2,300 10.38 4.51

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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