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MLB FanDuel Picks for Aug 18, 2021

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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Freddy Peralta MIL $9,800 39.34 4.01
Charlie Morton ATL $9,200 36.85 4.01
Tyler Mahle CIN $8,700 35.60 4.09
Jack Flaherty STL $10,100 35.27 3.49

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nick Pivetta BOS $8,000 32.96 4.12
Tyler Mahle CIN $8,700 35.60 4.09
Anthony DeSclafani SF $8,100 32.70 4.04
Charlie Morton ATL $9,200 36.85 4.01

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Joey Votto CIN $4,000 15.92 3.98
C.J. Cron COL $4,100 14.71 3.59
José Abreu CWS $4,000 12.81 3.20
Will Smith LAD $3,500 12.71 3.63

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ryan Jeffers MIN $2,200 10.37 4.71
Yohel Pozo TEX $2,000 8.99 4.50
Robinson Chirinos CHC $2,400 10.56 4.40
Curt Casali SF $2,200 9.49 4.31

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ozzie Albies ATL $4,400 14.53 3.30
Aledmys Díaz HOU $2,700 11.74 4.35
Jose Altuve HOU $3,700 11.52 3.11
Kiké Hernández BOS $3,700 11.43 3.09

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Phil Gosselin LAA $2,200 9.72 4.42
Aledmys Díaz HOU $2,700 11.74 4.35
Ramón Urías BAL $2,200 8.93 4.06
Luis Arraez MIN $2,400 9.19 3.83

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Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Trevor Story COL $4,000 14.24 3.56
Dansby Swanson ATL $3,600 13.92 3.87
Bo Bichette TOR $3,700 12.74 3.44
Xander Bogaerts BOS $3,900 12.37 3.17

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nick Ahmed ARI $2,400 9.94 4.14
Yonny Hernandez TEX $2,600 10.32 3.97
Breyvic Valera TOR $2,000 7.82 3.91
Dansby Swanson ATL $3,600 13.92 3.87

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez CLE $4,300 14.68 3.41
Austin Riley ATL $3,800 13.65 3.59
Manny Machado SD $4,500 13.15 2.92
Kyle Seager SEA $3,300 12.30 3.73

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Yu Chang CLE $2,000 8.51 4.25
Matt Duffy CHC $2,200 8.24 3.74
Kyle Seager SEA $3,300 12.30 3.73
Austin Riley ATL $3,800 13.65 3.59

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Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Teoscar Hernández TOR $3,800 15.10 3.97
Bryce Harper PHI $4,200 14.74 3.51
Connor Joe COL $3,800 13.69 3.60
Starling Marte OAK $4,000 13.54 3.38
Frank Schwindel CHC $3,000 13.42 4.47
Yordan Alvarez HOU $3,900 13.20 3.38
Randy Arozarena TB $3,900 13.14 3.37
Juan Soto WSH $4,300 13.12 3.05

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Aristides Aquino CIN $2,700 12.38 4.58
Lars Nootbaar STL $2,000 9.01 4.51
Frank Schwindel CHC $3,000 13.42 4.47
Yadiel Hernandez WSH $2,700 11.47 4.25
AJ Pollock LAD $3,000 12.11 4.04
Jake Meyers HOU $2,700 10.92 4.04
Chas McCormick HOU $2,300 9.26 4.03
Victor Reyes DET $2,100 8.45 4.02

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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