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MLB FanDuel Picks for Aug 16, 2021

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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kevin Gausman SF $10,300 39.14 3.80
Frankie Montas OAK $9,400 34.11 3.63
Gerrit Cole NYY $11,400 33.46 2.93
Wade Miley CIN $8,800 31.60 3.59

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kevin Gausman SF $10,300 39.14 3.80
Frankie Montas OAK $9,400 34.11 3.63
Wade Miley CIN $8,800 31.60 3.59
Braxton Garrett MIA $5,800 20.40 3.52

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Joey Votto CIN $4,200 14.26 3.40
C.J. Cron COL $4,000 14.06 3.52
Matt Olson OAK $4,100 13.09 3.19
Jesús Aguilar MIA $3,000 12.86 4.29

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Robinson Chirinos CHC $2,300 10.95 4.76
Ji-Man Choi TB $2,500 11.48 4.59
Albert Pujols LAD $2,200 9.65 4.39
Jesús Aguilar MIA $3,000 12.86 4.29

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ozzie Albies ATL $4,400 14.24 3.24
Jose Altuve HOU $3,700 11.55 3.12
Aledmys Díaz HOU $2,700 11.05 4.09
Cesar Hernandez CWS $3,000 10.19 3.40

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Aledmys Díaz HOU $2,700 11.05 4.09
Phil Gosselin LAA $2,200 8.55 3.89
Luis Arraez MIN $2,400 9.32 3.88
Hoy Park PIT $2,500 9.66 3.86

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Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Fernando Tatis Jr. SD $4,500 18.17 4.04
Dansby Swanson ATL $3,400 13.78 4.05
Trevor Story COL $4,000 12.91 3.23
Tim Anderson CWS $3,500 11.25 3.21

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Dansby Swanson ATL $3,400 13.78 4.05
Fernando Tatis Jr. SD $4,500 18.17 4.04
Rodolfo Castro PIT $2,200 7.85 3.57
Owen Miller CLE $2,200 7.48 3.40

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez CLE $4,000 14.70 3.68
Manny Machado SD $4,600 13.32 2.90
Austin Riley ATL $3,600 12.87 3.57
Patrick Wisdom CHC $3,300 11.72 3.55

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Evan Longoria SF $2,600 11.51 4.43
Matt Duffy CHC $2,200 8.17 3.71
José Ramírez CLE $4,000 14.70 3.68
Austin Riley ATL $3,600 12.87 3.57

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Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Starling Marte OAK $4,400 14.18 3.22
Shohei Ohtani LAA $4,500 13.76 3.06
Eloy Jiménez CWS $4,200 13.69 3.26
Aaron Judge NYY $4,300 13.04 3.03
Yordan Alvarez HOU $3,900 12.89 3.30
Frank Schwindel CHC $2,800 12.27 4.38
Brett Phillips TB $2,600 11.87 4.57
Nick Castellanos CIN $4,400 11.86 2.70

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jay Bruce NYY $1 1.01 1009.00
Jake Meyers HOU $2,400 11.59 4.83
Brett Phillips TB $2,600 11.87 4.57
Frank Schwindel CHC $2,800 12.27 4.38
Austin Slater SF $2,500 10.70 4.28
Jesús Sánchez MIA $2,200 9.32 4.24
Darin Ruf SF $2,600 10.81 4.16
Chas McCormick HOU $2,300 9.55 4.15

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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