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MLB Draftkings Picks for Aug 20, 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
Walker Buehler LAD $10,500 26.44 2.52
Chris Sale BOS $9,700 25.00 2.58
Robbie Ray TOR $9,900 23.77 2.40
Lance McCullers Jr. HOU $9,500 21.77 2.29

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Chris Sale BOS $9,700 25.00 2.58
Walker Buehler LAD $10,500 26.44 2.52
Robbie Ray TOR $9,900 23.77 2.40
Austin Gomber COL $5,900 14.07 2.39

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
J.T. Realmuto PHI $4,700 8.96 1.91
Salvador Perez KC $10,400 8.87 0.85
Mitch Garver MIN $3,900 8.85 2.27
Yan Gomes OAK $3,400 8.06 2.37

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jonah Heim TEX $2,100 6.78 3.23
Yohel Pozo TEX $2,000 5.97 2.99
Seby Zavala CWS $2,500 7.43 2.97
Riley Adams WAS $2,300 6.47 2.81

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Freddie Freeman ATL $5,500 10.60 1.93
Joey Votto CIN $5,100 10.26 2.01
C.J. Cron COL $4,900 9.91 2.02
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. TOR $6,100 9.72 1.59

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jonah Heim TEX $2,100 6.78 3.23
Yohel Pozo TEX $2,000 5.97 2.99
Seby Zavala CWS $2,500 7.43 2.97
Christian Walker ARI $2,600 7.42 2.86

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Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ozzie Albies ATL $5,800 11.19 1.93
Jonathan India CIN $4,400 10.82 2.46
Brandon Lowe TB $5,000 10.52 2.10
Jorge Polanco MIN $3,500 10.48 3.00

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jorge Polanco MIN $3,500 10.48 3.00
Andy Ibáñez TEX $2,100 6.23 2.96
Jonathan India CIN $4,400 10.82 2.46
Abraham Toro SEA $3,300 7.37 2.23

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Dansby Swanson ATL $5,600 10.14 1.81
Willy Adames MIL $5,300 9.96 1.88
Xander Bogaerts BOS $5,500 9.55 1.74
Bo Bichette TOR $5,200 9.50 1.83

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Richie Martin BAL $2,100 6.28 2.99
J.P. Crawford SEA $2,800 7.36 2.63
Nick Ahmed ARI $3,200 8.15 2.55
Jake Cronenworth SD $3,600 9.01 2.50

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Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez CLE $5,900 11.55 1.96
Austin Riley ATL $5,700 10.47 1.84
Rafael Devers BOS $5,800 9.40 1.62
Jeimer Candelario DET $4,000 9.11 2.28

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brock Holt TEX $2,000 6.40 3.20
Carter Kieboom WAS $2,300 7.06 3.07
Willians Astudillo MIN $2,300 6.64 2.89
Santiago Espinal TOR $2,600 6.52 2.51

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Teoscar Hernández TOR $5,000 12.05 2.41
Kyle Schwarber BOS $4,300 10.97 2.55
Juan Soto WAS $5,800 10.54 1.82
Starling Marte OAK $5,900 10.03 1.70
Avisaíl García MIL $4,400 10.03 2.28
Luis Robert CWS $3,000 9.88 3.29
Eloy Jiménez CWS $4,700 9.82 2.09
Ketel Marte ARI $4,600 9.74 2.12

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
DJ Peters TEX $2,000 7.61 3.81
Kevin Kiermaier TB $2,000 7.01 3.50
Tyler Naquin CIN $2,300 8.00 3.48
Alex Dickerson SF $2,300 7.65 3.33
Myles Straw CLE $2,700 8.93 3.31
Lars Nootbaar STL $2,300 7.56 3.29
Luis Robert CWS $3,000 9.88 3.29
Bradley Zimmer CLE $2,400 7.87 3.28

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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