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MLB Draftkings Picks for Aug 21, 2021

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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Max Scherzer LAD $10,900 23.50 2.16
Gerrit Cole NYY $10,600 20.76 1.96
Kevin Gausman SF $9,500 19.12 2.01
Eduardo Rodriguez BOS $9,500 18.71 1.97

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kyle Freeland COL $5,700 13.67 2.40
Max Scherzer LAD $10,900 23.50 2.16
Kris Bubic KC $5,300 11.01 2.08
Joe Musgrove SD $9,100 18.59 2.04

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mike Zunino TB $3,700 8.37 2.26
Carson Kelly ARI $4,600 8.22 1.79
Buster Posey SF $4,100 8.15 1.99
Elias Díaz COL $4,400 8.06 1.83

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Yohel Pozo TEX $2,000 6.02 3.01
Seby Zavala CWS $2,400 7.03 2.93
Curt Casali SF $2,300 6.64 2.89
Stephen Vogt ATL $2,000 5.78 2.89

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
C.J. Cron COL $4,800 11.06 2.30
Freddie Freeman ATL $5,500 10.74 1.95
Joey Votto CIN $10,000 10.49 1.05
Max Muncy LAD $6,000 10.02 1.67

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Frank Schwindel CHC $2,600 9.13 3.51
Yohel Pozo TEX $2,000 6.02 3.01
Seby Zavala CWS $2,400 7.03 2.93
Curt Casali SF $2,300 6.64 2.89

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Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ozzie Albies ATL $5,900 10.18 1.72
Trea Turner LAD $5,600 10.10 1.80
Jonathan India CIN $8,800 9.69 1.10
Jorge Polanco MIN $3,200 9.61 3.00

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jorge Polanco MIN $3,200 9.61 3.00
Nick Solak TEX $2,100 6.20 2.95
Andy Ibáñez TEX $2,100 6.18 2.94
Donovan Solano SF $2,300 6.17 2.68

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Trevor Story COL $5,300 10.52 1.98
Dansby Swanson ATL $5,600 10.44 1.86
Xander Bogaerts BOS $5,700 10.30 1.81
Amed Rosario CLE $4,200 9.78 2.33

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Andrew Velazquez NYY $2,000 6.43 3.22
Nicky Lopez KC $3,100 7.86 2.54
Richie Martin BAL $2,400 6.04 2.52
Nick Ahmed ARI $3,400 8.57 2.52

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Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez CLE $6,100 12.07 1.98
Austin Riley ATL $5,800 10.12 1.74
Nolan Arenado STL $5,000 9.54 1.91
Rafael Devers BOS $6,000 9.47 1.58

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brock Holt TEX $2,000 6.79 3.39
Carter Kieboom WAS $2,100 7.01 3.34
Willians Astudillo MIN $2,000 6.00 3.00
Matt Duffy CHC $2,300 6.18 2.69

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kyle Schwarber BOS $4,500 11.43 2.54
Teoscar Hernández TOR $5,100 11.04 2.16
Juan Soto WAS $5,800 10.30 1.78
Starling Marte OAK $6,000 10.20 1.70
Ketel Marte ARI $5,000 10.20 2.04
Bryce Harper PHI $6,100 10.14 1.66
Connor Joe COL $3,600 10.08 2.80
Randy Arozarena TB $4,400 9.92 2.25

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jake Meyers HOU $2,100 8.72 4.15
Derek Hill DET $2,000 8.05 4.03
Sam Hilliard COL $2,300 8.51 3.70
Lane Thomas WAS $2,000 7.38 3.69
Jake Lamb CWS $2,000 6.61 3.30
Victor Reyes DET $2,100 6.90 3.29
Michael A. Taylor KC $2,100 6.90 3.28
Michael Hermosillo CHC $2,000 6.40 3.20

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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