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MLB Draftkings Picks for Aug 17, 2021

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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Corbin Burnes MIL $10,200 24.73 2.42
Chris Bassitt OAK $9,100 22.64 2.49
Adam Wainwright STL $9,000 20.18 2.24
Framber Valdez HOU $10,000 19.13 1.91

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Huascar Ynoa ATL $7,300 18.64 2.55
Chris Bassitt OAK $9,100 22.64 2.49
Corbin Burnes MIL $10,200 24.73 2.42
Germán Márquez COL $7,100 16.41 2.31

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Will Smith LAD $4,800 10.61 2.21
Salvador Perez KC $5,200 9.60 1.85
Tyler Stephenson CIN $4,100 9.34 2.28
J.T. Realmuto PHI $4,900 9.17 1.87

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Yohel Pozo TEX $2,000 7.73 3.86
Grayson Greiner DET $2,000 5.77 2.88
Martín Maldonado HOU $2,300 6.38 2.78
Wilson Ramos CLE $2,600 7.04 2.71

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Joey Votto CIN $5,500 11.54 2.10
C.J. Cron COL $4,900 10.78 2.20
Will Smith LAD $4,800 10.61 2.21
Freddie Freeman ATL $5,000 9.66 1.93

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Frank Schwindel CHC $2,300 9.24 4.02
Yohel Pozo TEX $2,000 7.73 3.86
Mitch Moreland OAK $2,700 8.01 2.97
Grayson Greiner DET $2,000 5.77 2.88

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Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jonathan India CIN $4,500 11.33 2.52
Ozzie Albies ATL $5,300 10.41 1.96
Whit Merrifield KC $4,400 9.14 2.08
Jose Altuve HOU $5,400 9.11 1.69

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Josh VanMeter ARI $2,400 6.95 2.90
Jonathan India CIN $4,500 11.33 2.52
Abraham Toro SEA $4,000 8.35 2.09
Whit Merrifield KC $4,400 9.14 2.08

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Fernando Tatis Jr. SD $5,900 13.19 2.23
Dansby Swanson ATL $5,300 10.32 1.95
Trevor Story COL $5,300 10.25 1.93
Bo Bichette TOR $6,000 9.95 1.66

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kevin Newman PIT $2,400 7.53 3.14
Andrew Romine CHC $2,000 5.69 2.84
Jake Cronenworth SD $3,900 9.79 2.51
Didi Gregorius PHI $3,200 7.93 2.48

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Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez CLE $5,700 11.21 1.97
Manny Machado SD $6,000 9.90 1.65
Austin Riley ATL $4,700 9.73 2.07
Nolan Arenado STL $4,600 9.08 1.97

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Josh Donaldson MIN $3,500 8.46 2.42
Jeimer Candelario DET $3,700 8.68 2.35
Evan Longoria SF $3,300 7.73 2.34
Emmanuel Rivera KC $2,000 4.64 2.32

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Starling Marte OAK $6,100 11.47 1.88
Bryce Harper PHI $5,800 11.21 1.93
Teoscar Hernández TOR $5,400 10.71 1.98
Randy Arozarena TB $4,200 10.13 2.41
Rafael Ortega CHC $3,400 9.90 2.91
Cedric Mullins BAL $4,400 9.88 2.25
Kyle Schwarber BOS $7,600 9.52 1.25
Hunter Renfroe BOS $6,800 9.51 1.40

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jake Meyers HOU $2,100 8.55 4.07
Alex Dickerson SF $2,000 7.78 3.89
Lars Nootbaar STL $2,000 7.43 3.72
Lewis Brinson MIA $2,200 8.15 3.71
Myles Straw CLE $2,500 9.17 3.67
DJ Peters TEX $2,300 8.10 3.52
Sam Hilliard COL $2,500 8.50 3.40
Bradley Zimmer CLE $2,300 7.80 3.39

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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