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MLB Draftkings Picks for Aug 19, 2021

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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brandon Woodruff MIL $9,200 20.14 2.19
Zack Wheeler PHI $10,200 20.09 1.97
Luis Castillo CIN $8,500 19.46 2.29
Luis Garcia HOU $8,400 19.01 2.26

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jameson Taillon NYY $6,300 15.82 2.51
Mike Minor KC $5,700 13.66 2.40
Chris Flexen SEA $6,600 15.63 2.37
Luis Castillo CIN $8,500 19.46 2.29

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Will Smith LAD $5,300 9.46 1.78
J.T. Realmuto PHI $5,000 9.06 1.81
Tyler Stephenson CIN $4,200 8.91 2.12
Salvador Perez KC $5,400 8.75 1.62

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ryan Jeffers MIN $2,500 7.89 3.16
Patrick Mazeika NYM $2,100 5.82 2.77
Andrew Knizner STL $2,000 5.26 2.63
Francisco Mejía TB $2,900 7.19 2.48

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Abreu CWS $5,500 10.51 1.91
Joey Votto CIN $5,000 10.51 2.10
Will Smith LAD $5,300 9.46 1.78
Jesús Aguilar MIA $3,200 9.37 2.93

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Miguel Sanó MIN $2,800 9.22 3.29
Ryan Jeffers MIN $2,500 7.89 3.16
Christian Walker ARI $2,200 6.74 3.07
Mitch Moreland OAK $2,700 8.25 3.05

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Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brandon Lowe TB $5,100 10.65 2.09
Jonathan India CIN $4,400 10.38 2.36
Jorge Polanco MIN $3,200 10.22 3.19
Jose Altuve HOU $5,300 9.41 1.78

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Josh VanMeter ARI $2,200 7.37 3.35
Jorge Polanco MIN $3,200 10.22 3.19
Jonathan India CIN $4,400 10.38 2.36
Andy Ibáñez TEX $2,600 5.90 2.27

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Willy Adames MIL $5,200 10.24 1.97
Wander Franco TB $5,100 9.24 1.81
Miguel Rojas MIA $4,500 8.58 1.91
Carlos Correa HOU $4,400 8.53 1.94

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Richie Martin BAL $2,100 6.11 2.91
Andrelton Simmons MIN $2,000 4.76 2.38
Nicky Lopez KC $3,400 8.04 2.36
J.P. Crawford SEA $3,400 7.74 2.28

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Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kyle Seager SEA $4,600 9.50 2.07
Jeimer Candelario DET $3,900 8.94 2.29
Nolan Arenado STL $4,900 8.77 1.79
Aledmys Díaz HOU $3,300 8.76 2.65

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Aledmys Díaz HOU $3,300 8.76 2.65
Josh Donaldson MIN $3,200 8.28 2.59
Brock Holt TEX $2,200 5.41 2.46
Rougned Odor NYY $3,000 7.11 2.37

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Starling Marte OAK $6,100 11.14 1.83
Nelson Cruz TB $5,200 10.19 1.96
Avisaíl García MIL $4,300 10.09 2.35
Luis Robert CWS $3,200 9.93 3.10
Bryce Harper PHI $6,000 9.92 1.65
Cedric Mullins BAL $4,400 9.85 2.24
Randy Arozarena TB $4,500 9.68 2.15
Aaron Judge NYY $5,300 9.44 1.78

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jake Meyers HOU $2,000 9.27 4.64
Tyler Naquin CIN $2,300 8.95 3.89
Brett Phillips TB $2,200 8.35 3.79
DJ Peters TEX $2,000 7.28 3.64
Victor Reyes DET $2,300 7.53 3.27
Chas McCormick HOU $2,300 7.47 3.25
Lars Nootbaar STL $2,100 6.66 3.17
Daz Cameron DET $2,300 7.26 3.16

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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