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MLB Draftkings Picks for Aug 23, 2021

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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nathan Eovaldi BOS $11,600 19.32 1.67
Alek Manoah TOR $8,500 18.64 2.19
Lance Lynn CWS $9,900 17.84 1.80
Zack Greinke HOU $8,900 17.33 1.95

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Alek Manoah TOR $8,500 18.64 2.19
Marco Gonzales SEA $8,100 16.08 1.99
Zack Greinke HOU $8,900 17.33 1.95
Huascar Ynoa ATL $8,300 15.15 1.82

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Salvador Perez KC $4,900 8.75 1.78
Yan Gomes OAK $3,300 8.05 2.44
Elias Díaz COL $4,000 7.71 1.93
Seby Zavala CWS $3,100 7.32 2.36

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Martín Maldonado HOU $2,400 6.35 2.65
Reese McGuire TOR $2,300 5.65 2.45
Yan Gomes OAK $3,300 8.05 2.44
Seby Zavala CWS $3,100 7.32 2.36

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
C.J. Cron COL $4,800 9.87 2.06
Freddie Freeman ATL $6,100 9.48 1.55
José Abreu CWS $5,600 9.04 1.61
Ty France SEA $3,700 8.97 2.42

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Christian Walker ARI $2,300 7.92 3.44
Frank Schwindel CHC $2,700 8.93 3.31
Martín Maldonado HOU $2,400 6.35 2.65
Anthony Rizzo NYY $3,500 8.74 2.50

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Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ozzie Albies ATL $5,900 10.12 1.71
Whit Merrifield KC $4,300 9.21 2.14
Kiké Hernández BOS $8,600 8.81 1.02
DJ LeMahieu NYY $3,700 8.63 2.33

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
DJ LeMahieu NYY $3,700 8.63 2.33
Whit Merrifield KC $4,300 9.21 2.14
Abraham Toro SEA $3,500 6.97 1.99
Brendan Rodgers COL $4,100 8.00 1.95

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Xander Bogaerts BOS $9,800 10.15 1.04
Dansby Swanson ATL $5,300 9.91 1.87
Bo Bichette TOR $4,800 8.41 1.75
Carlos Correa HOU $4,600 8.07 1.76

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Andrew Velazquez NYY $2,000 6.46 3.23
Nicky Lopez KC $2,800 7.80 2.78
Andrew Romine CHC $2,200 5.26 2.39
Nick Ahmed ARI $3,100 6.78 2.19

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Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kyle Seager SEA $3,800 8.80 2.31
Austin Riley ATL $5,200 8.80 1.69
Rafael Devers BOS $10,200 8.19 0.80
Aledmys Díaz HOU $3,600 8.01 2.23

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Emmanuel Rivera KC $2,000 5.52 2.76
Kyle Seager SEA $3,800 8.80 2.31
Santiago Espinal TOR $2,700 6.05 2.24
Aledmys Díaz HOU $3,600 8.01 2.23

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Starling Marte OAK $5,700 11.12 1.95
Kyle Schwarber BOS $8,200 10.96 1.34
Aaron Judge NYY $5,400 9.96 1.84
Teoscar Hernández TOR $5,000 9.70 1.94
Ketel Marte ARI $4,600 9.56 2.08
Jake Meyers HOU $2,400 9.54 3.97
Giancarlo Stanton NYY $4,200 9.43 2.25
Connor Joe COL $3,300 9.34 2.83

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Sam Hilliard COL $2,000 8.04 4.02
Jake Meyers HOU $2,400 9.54 3.97
Michael A. Taylor KC $2,000 6.47 3.23
Michael Hermosillo CHC $2,000 5.89 2.94
Connor Joe COL $3,300 9.34 2.83
Andrew Benintendi KC $2,500 6.81 2.73
Jarred Kelenic SEA $2,100 5.68 2.70
Ben Gamel PIT $2,700 6.93 2.57

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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