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MLB FanDuel Picks for Aug 17, 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
Corbin Burnes MIL $11,500 42.68 3.71
Chris Bassitt OAK $10,300 40.51 3.93
Adam Wainwright STL $9,600 35.78 3.73
Framber Valdez HOU $9,700 35.35 3.64

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Logan Webb SF $7,600 33.35 4.39
Huascar Ynoa ATL $8,400 35.07 4.18
Chris Bassitt OAK $10,300 40.51 3.93
Tyler Anderson SEA $7,400 28.41 3.84

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Joey Votto CIN $4,100 15.50 3.78
C.J. Cron COL $4,000 14.62 3.65
Will Smith LAD $3,500 14.39 4.11
Freddie Freeman ATL $3,800 12.79 3.36

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Yohel Pozo TEX $2,000 9.95 4.98
Rowdy Tellez MIL $2,500 10.77 4.31
Brad Miller PHI $2,400 10.29 4.29
Mitch Garver MIN $2,700 11.42 4.23

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ozzie Albies ATL $4,400 13.79 3.13
Aledmys Díaz HOU $2,700 12.52 4.64
Jose Altuve HOU $3,700 11.98 3.24
Kiké Hernández BOS $7,000 11.34 1.62

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Aledmys Díaz HOU $2,700 12.52 4.64
Ramón Urías BAL $2,200 9.33 4.24
Josh VanMeter ARI $2,200 9.14 4.15
Luis Arraez MIN $2,400 9.72 4.05

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Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Dansby Swanson ATL $3,600 13.61 3.78
Trevor Story COL $4,000 13.51 3.38
Bo Bichette TOR $3,700 13.15 3.55
Xander Bogaerts BOS $8,000 12.21 1.53

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Yonny Hernandez TEX $2,200 10.51 4.78
Santiago Espinal TOR $2,100 8.88 4.23
Rodolfo Castro PIT $2,200 8.82 4.01
Ronald Torreyes PHI $2,100 8.38 3.99

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez CLE $4,200 14.91 3.55
Manny Machado SD $4,600 13.10 2.85
Austin Riley ATL $3,800 12.92 3.40
Nolan Arenado STL $3,800 12.03 3.17

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Yu Chang CLE $2,000 9.25 4.62
Evan Longoria SF $2,600 10.25 3.94
Josh Donaldson MIN $3,000 11.40 3.80
Kyle Seager SEA $3,100 11.51 3.71

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Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Bryce Harper PHI $4,200 15.12 3.60
Starling Marte OAK $4,400 14.65 3.33
Teoscar Hernández TOR $3,800 14.14 3.72
Shohei Ohtani LAA $4,500 13.74 3.05
Randy Arozarena TB $3,900 13.20 3.38
Hunter Renfroe BOS $6,500 12.89 1.98
Kyle Schwarber BOS $7,500 12.73 1.70
Rafael Ortega CHC $3,100 12.72 4.10

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Lars Nootbaar STL $2,000 9.84 4.92
DJ Peters TEX $2,300 11.01 4.79
Corey Dickerson TOR $2,200 9.71 4.41
Victor Reyes DET $2,100 8.98 4.28
Jake Meyers HOU $2,700 11.48 4.25
Chas McCormick HOU $2,300 9.70 4.22
Alex Dickerson SF $2,500 10.34 4.14
Rafael Ortega CHC $3,100 12.72 4.10

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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