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MLB FanDuel Picks for Aug 22, 2021

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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Adam Wainwright STL $9,600 37.01 3.85
Logan Webb SF $8,700 36.03 4.14
Vladimir Gutierrez CIN $8,700 34.71 3.99
Frankie Montas OAK $9,000 34.41 3.82

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Logan Webb SF $8,700 36.03 4.14
Chris Archer TB $6,500 26.46 4.07
Vladimir Gutierrez CIN $8,700 34.71 3.99
Adam Wainwright STL $9,600 37.01 3.85

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
C.J. Cron COL $4,300 14.31 3.33
Joey Votto CIN $4,100 14.02 3.42
Freddie Freeman ATL $4,400 12.81 2.91
Pete Alonso NYM $3,700 12.75 3.45

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Alejandro Kirk TOR $2,100 10.97 5.22
Manny Piña MIL $2,000 10.26 5.13
Tyler Stephenson CIN $2,600 12.34 4.74
Ji-Man Choi TB $2,700 11.99 4.44

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ozzie Albies ATL $4,300 13.62 3.17
Jose Altuve HOU $3,700 11.70 3.16
Kolten Wong MIL $3,300 10.88 3.30
Aledmys Díaz HOU $2,700 10.74 3.98

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ramón Urías BAL $2,200 9.93 4.52
Isan Díaz MIA $2,200 9.03 4.11
Aledmys Díaz HOU $2,700 10.74 3.98
Josh VanMeter ARI $2,700 9.73 3.60

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Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Dansby Swanson ATL $3,800 13.11 3.45
Willy Adames MIL $3,500 13.05 3.73
Trevor Story COL $4,300 12.46 2.90
Bo Bichette TOR $3,700 12.19 3.29

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Miguel Rojas MIA $2,800 11.27 4.02
Richie Martin BAL $2,100 8.01 3.81
José Iglesias LAA $2,300 8.64 3.76
Brandon Crawford SF $3,000 11.26 3.75

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez CLE $4,300 15.51 3.61
Austin Riley ATL $4,100 12.65 3.09
Nolan Arenado STL $4,300 12.45 2.89
Patrick Wisdom CHC $3,200 11.08 3.46

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez CLE $4,300 15.51 3.61
Patrick Wisdom CHC $3,200 11.08 3.46
Matt Duffy CHC $2,200 7.26 3.30
Ke’Bryan Hayes PIT $2,900 9.38 3.24

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Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Teoscar Hernández TOR $3,900 14.11 3.62
Yordan Alvarez HOU $3,900 13.96 3.58
Juan Soto WSH $4,400 13.93 3.17
Bryce Harper PHI $4,100 13.53 3.30
Starling Marte OAK $3,800 13.45 3.54
Shohei Ohtani LAA $4,500 13.39 2.98
Avisaíl García MIL $3,400 13.19 3.88
Tyler Naquin CIN $3,000 13.14 4.38

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Derek Hill DET $2,000 10.50 5.25
Lane Thomas WSH $2,000 9.61 4.81
Brett Phillips TB $2,500 11.51 4.60
Jake Meyers HOU $2,700 12.22 4.53
Lars Nootbaar STL $2,100 9.30 4.43
Tyler Naquin CIN $3,000 13.14 4.38
DJ Stewart BAL $2,300 9.95 4.33
Sam Hilliard COL $2,900 12.49 4.31

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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