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MLB FanDuel Picks for Aug 15, 2021

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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Max Scherzer LAD $10,600 42.53 4.01
Lance McCullers Jr. HOU $9,300 35.74 3.84
Lucas Giolito CWS $9,800 33.73 3.44
Sean Manaea OAK $9,600 33.51 3.49

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Steven Matz TOR $7,600 30.97 4.07
Max Scherzer LAD $10,600 42.53 4.01
Alex Wood SF $8,000 31.69 3.96
Elieser Hernandez MIA $6,800 26.63 3.92

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Joey Votto CIN $4,200 15.15 3.61
Matt Olson OAK $4,000 13.89 3.47
C.J. Cron COL $3,400 13.86 4.08
Salvador Perez KC $3,400 13.49 3.97

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Yohel Pozo TEX $2,000 12.24 6.12
Manny Piña MIL $2,200 11.45 5.20
Alejandro Kirk TOR $2,000 9.62 4.81
Martín Maldonado HOU $2,200 10.00 4.54

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jose Altuve HOU $3,800 13.92 3.66
Aledmys Díaz HOU $2,700 13.58 5.03
Ozzie Albies ATL $4,200 13.03 3.10
Cesar Hernandez CWS $3,100 10.61 3.42

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Aledmys Díaz HOU $2,700 13.58 5.03
Ramón Urías BAL $2,200 9.57 4.35
Luis Arraez MIN $2,300 9.88 4.30
Phil Gosselin LAA $2,200 8.27 3.76

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Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Fernando Tatis Jr. SD $4,500 15.29 3.40
Dansby Swanson ATL $3,200 13.57 4.24
Carlos Correa HOU $3,500 12.84 3.67
Bo Bichette TOR $3,700 12.73 3.44

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rodolfo Castro PIT $2,300 10.32 4.49
Dansby Swanson ATL $3,200 13.57 4.24
José Rondón STL $2,000 8.31 4.16
Ronald Torreyes PHI $2,100 8.64 4.11

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez CLE $4,000 14.45 3.61
Austin Riley ATL $3,600 12.97 3.60
Nolan Arenado STL $3,500 12.96 3.70
Manny Machado SD $4,100 12.73 3.10

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Drew Ellis ARI $2,000 8.28 4.14
Kyle Seager SEA $3,100 11.83 3.82
Nolan Arenado STL $3,500 12.96 3.70
José Ramírez CLE $4,000 14.45 3.61

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Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jesse Winker CIN $4,100 15.02 3.66
Shohei Ohtani LAA $4,300 14.70 3.42
Kyle Schwarber BOS $3,500 14.42 4.12
Starling Marte OAK $4,400 14.38 3.27
Hunter Renfroe BOS $3,500 13.95 3.99
Cedric Mullins BAL $3,200 13.72 4.29
Bryce Harper PHI $4,200 13.71 3.26
Randy Arozarena TB $3,900 13.53 3.47

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jay Bruce NYY $1 1.01 1009.00
Jake Meyers HOU $2,100 12.90 6.14
Connor Joe COL $2,400 12.05 5.02
Chas McCormick HOU $2,300 11.19 4.87
Lars Nootbaar STL $2,000 9.47 4.73
Brett Gardner NYY $2,200 10.21 4.64
Frank Schwindel CHC $2,600 11.53 4.44
Avisaíl García MIL $3,000 13.09 4.36

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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