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MLB Draftkings Picks for Aug 15, 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
Max Scherzer LAD $11,200 24.76 2.21
Lance McCullers Jr. HOU $9,900 19.43 1.96
Sean Manaea OAK $10,400 18.89 1.82
Lucas Giolito CWS $10,700 18.42 1.72

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Max Scherzer LAD $11,200 24.76 2.21
Steven Matz TOR $7,900 16.29 2.06
Lance McCullers Jr. HOU $9,900 19.43 1.96
Jon Gray COL $7,200 13.73 1.91

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Salvador Perez KC $4,900 10.25 2.09
Yan Gomes OAK $3,200 9.55 2.98
Yohel Pozo TEX $2,000 9.22 4.61
Will Smith LAD $7,200 9.19 1.28

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Yohel Pozo TEX $2,000 9.22 4.61
Curt Casali SF $2,100 7.24 3.45
Martín Maldonado HOU $2,200 7.47 3.40
Yan Gomes OAK $3,200 9.55 2.98

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Joey Votto CIN $5,600 11.19 2.00
Matt Olson OAK $5,700 10.26 1.80
Salvador Perez KC $4,900 10.25 2.09
C.J. Cron COL $4,100 10.19 2.48

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Yohel Pozo TEX $2,000 9.22 4.61
Frank Schwindel CHC $2,000 8.69 4.35
Curt Casali SF $2,100 7.24 3.45
Martín Maldonado HOU $2,200 7.47 3.40

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Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jose Altuve HOU $5,100 10.53 2.06
Ozzie Albies ATL $5,000 9.88 1.98
Jonathan India CIN $4,500 9.43 2.10
Whit Merrifield KC $3,700 9.25 2.50

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jorge Polanco MIN $2,900 8.86 3.05
Willi Castro DET $2,600 7.01 2.70
Whit Merrifield KC $3,700 9.25 2.50
Jean Segura PHI $3,900 8.61 2.21

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Fernando Tatis Jr. SD $5,600 11.45 2.04
Dansby Swanson ATL $4,600 10.29 2.24
Carlos Correa HOU $3,900 9.64 2.47
Bo Bichette TOR $5,500 9.63 1.75

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Andrew Romine CHC $2,000 5.48 2.74
Kevin Newman PIT $2,600 6.48 2.49
Carlos Correa HOU $3,900 9.64 2.47
Didi Gregorius PHI $2,900 7.14 2.46

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Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez CLE $6,000 10.83 1.81
Nolan Arenado STL $5,000 9.76 1.95
Austin Riley ATL $4,800 9.76 2.03
Manny Machado SD $5,300 9.58 1.81

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Yonny Hernandez TEX $2,200 6.83 3.10
Drew Ellis ARI $2,100 6.00 2.86
Willians Astudillo MIN $2,300 5.96 2.59
Emmanuel Rivera KC $2,100 5.18 2.47

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Starling Marte OAK $6,100 11.26 1.85
Jesse Winker CIN $5,600 11.20 2.00
Cedric Mullins BAL $4,300 10.79 2.51
Kyle Schwarber BOS $4,700 10.74 2.29
Randy Arozarena TB $4,200 10.39 2.47
Hunter Renfroe BOS $3,800 10.28 2.71
Bryce Harper PHI $5,500 10.24 1.86
Eloy Jiménez CWS $5,100 10.05 1.97

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jake Meyers HOU $2,100 9.33 4.44
Lewis Brinson MIA $2,000 8.33 4.16
Michael A. Taylor KC $2,000 7.92 3.96
Chas McCormick HOU $2,300 8.44 3.67
Anthony Santander BAL $2,300 8.22 3.57
Lars Nootbaar STL $2,000 7.00 3.50
Myles Straw CLE $2,700 9.35 3.46
Ben Gamel PIT $2,000 6.86 3.43

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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