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MLB FanDuel 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 $11,600 47.00 4.05
Chris Sale BOS $10,700 43.36 4.05
Robbie Ray TOR $10,500 42.41 4.04
Lance McCullers Jr. HOU $8,500 39.90 4.69

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Lance McCullers Jr. HOU $8,500 39.90 4.69
Brad Keller KC $6,900 31.06 4.50
Miles Mikolas STL $7,000 30.46 4.35
Chris Sale BOS $10,700 43.36 4.05

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Freddie Freeman ATL $4,200 13.91 3.31
Joey Votto CIN $4,000 13.80 3.45
C.J. Cron COL $4,200 13.49 3.21
Jesús Aguilar MIA $3,000 12.68 4.23

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Alejandro Kirk TOR $2,000 10.04 5.02
Manny Piña MIL $2,200 10.67 4.85
Mitch Garver MIN $2,700 11.94 4.42
Ji-Man Choi TB $2,500 10.85 4.34

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ozzie Albies ATL $4,400 14.81 3.37
Jose Altuve HOU $3,600 11.41 3.17
Phil Gosselin LAA $2,200 11.23 5.10
Kiké Hernández BOS $3,500 11.16 3.19

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Phil Gosselin LAA $2,200 11.23 5.10
Luis Arraez MIN $2,400 10.56 4.40
Ramón Urías BAL $2,200 9.03 4.10
Aledmys Díaz HOU $2,700 10.88 4.03

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Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Dansby Swanson ATL $3,600 13.44 3.73
Willy Adames MIL $3,300 13.12 3.98
Xander Bogaerts BOS $3,900 12.63 3.24
Bo Bichette TOR $3,700 12.39 3.35

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Iglesias LAA $2,300 9.93 4.32
Willy Adames MIL $3,300 13.12 3.98
Santiago Espinal TOR $2,100 8.30 3.95
Miguel Rojas MIA $2,900 11.39 3.93

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez CLE $4,300 15.35 3.57
Austin Riley ATL $3,800 13.90 3.66
Rafael Devers BOS $4,200 12.47 2.97
Kyle Seager SEA $3,300 11.97 3.63

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Andrew Velazquez NYY $2,100 8.83 4.20
Austin Riley ATL $3,800 13.90 3.66
Kyle Seager SEA $3,300 11.97 3.63
Matt Duffy CHC $2,200 7.93 3.60

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Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Teoscar Hernández TOR $3,800 15.91 4.19
Kyle Schwarber BOS $3,500 14.69 4.20
Juan Soto WSH $4,400 14.26 3.24
Shohei Ohtani LAA $4,500 13.85 3.08
Avisaíl García MIL $3,000 13.26 4.42
Eloy Jiménez CWS $3,800 13.06 3.44
Aaron Judge NYY $4,300 12.86 2.99
Starling Marte OAK $3,900 12.83 3.29

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Lars Nootbaar STL $2,100 10.17 4.84
Tyrone Taylor MIL $2,600 12.39 4.77
Avisaíl García MIL $3,000 13.26 4.42
Ben Gamel PIT $2,100 8.82 4.20
Kyle Schwarber BOS $3,500 14.69 4.20
Teoscar Hernández TOR $3,800 15.91 4.19
Frank Schwindel CHC $3,000 12.46 4.15
Aristides Aquino CIN $2,700 11.07 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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