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MLB Draftkings Picks for Aug 16, 2021

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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kevin Gausman SF $10,100 22.31 2.21
Gerrit Cole NYY $10,900 19.45 1.78
Frankie Montas OAK $9,500 18.33 1.93
Wade Miley CIN $8,200 16.62 2.03

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kevin Gausman SF $10,100 22.31 2.21
Wade Miley CIN $8,200 16.62 2.03
Frankie Montas OAK $9,500 18.33 1.93
Cal Quantrill CLE $7,800 13.93 1.79

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Salvador Perez KC $5,100 9.76 1.91
Yan Gomes OAK $2,800 8.98 3.21
Buster Posey SF $4,000 8.65 2.16
Robinson Chirinos CHC $2,700 8.30 3.07

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Yan Gomes OAK $2,800 8.98 3.21
Robinson Chirinos CHC $2,700 8.30 3.07
Seby Zavala CWS $2,700 7.18 2.66
Austin Hedges CLE $2,200 5.66 2.57

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Joey Votto CIN $5,800 10.46 1.80
C.J. Cron COL $4,800 10.36 2.16
Max Muncy LAD $5,500 9.91 1.80
Salvador Perez KC $5,100 9.76 1.91

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Frank Schwindel CHC $2,300 9.31 4.05
Yan Gomes OAK $2,800 8.98 3.21
Robinson Chirinos CHC $2,700 8.30 3.07
Jesús Aguilar MIA $3,300 9.52 2.89

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Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ozzie Albies ATL $5,200 10.81 2.08
Jonathan India CIN $4,800 10.56 2.20
Brandon Lowe TB $5,300 9.34 1.76
Jose Altuve HOU $5,000 8.71 1.74

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Donovan Solano SF $2,300 6.35 2.76
Jorge Polanco MIN $3,300 8.65 2.62
Jonathan India CIN $4,800 10.56 2.20
Cesar Hernandez CWS $3,700 7.77 2.10

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Fernando Tatis Jr. SD $6,100 13.64 2.24
Dansby Swanson ATL $5,100 10.42 2.04
Trevor Story COL $5,400 9.81 1.82
Jake Cronenworth SD $4,400 9.14 2.08

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Richie Martin BAL $2,000 5.41 2.71
Kyle Farmer CIN $3,900 8.90 2.28
Nicky Lopez KC $3,100 6.97 2.25
Fernando Tatis Jr. SD $6,100 13.64 2.24

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Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez CLE $5,800 11.00 1.90
Manny Machado SD $5,900 10.08 1.71
Austin Riley ATL $4,500 9.70 2.16
Evan Longoria SF $3,500 8.65 2.47

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Matt Duffy CHC $2,300 6.42 2.79
Evan Longoria SF $3,500 8.65 2.47
Rougned Odor NYY $3,300 7.49 2.27
Emmanuel Rivera KC $2,000 4.47 2.23

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Starling Marte OAK $5,900 11.11 1.88
Eloy Jiménez CWS $4,800 10.31 2.15
Aaron Judge NYY $5,300 9.80 1.85
Yordan Alvarez HOU $4,400 9.65 2.19
Cedric Mullins BAL $4,300 9.25 2.15
Michael Brantley HOU $3,300 8.92 2.70
Nick Castellanos CIN $4,800 8.91 1.86
Lewis Brinson MIA $2,300 8.86 3.85

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brett Phillips TB $2,000 8.75 4.38
Jake Meyers HOU $2,000 8.20 4.10
Lewis Brinson MIA $2,300 8.86 3.85
Austin Slater SF $2,200 8.22 3.74
Michael A. Taylor KC $2,000 7.28 3.64
Myles Straw CLE $2,500 8.40 3.36
Kevin Kiermaier TB $2,200 7.31 3.32
Chas McCormick HOU $2,200 7.23 3.29

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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