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MLB FanDuel Picks for Aug 23, 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
Nathan Eovaldi BOS $8,800 36.07 4.10
Alek Manoah TOR $9,600 33.69 3.51
Zack Greinke HOU $9,200 32.53 3.54
Lance Lynn CWS $10,100 32.02 3.17

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nathan Eovaldi BOS $8,800 36.07 4.10
Marco Gonzales SEA $7,800 30.16 3.87
Wil Crowe PIT $6,200 22.01 3.55
Zack Greinke HOU $9,200 32.53 3.54

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
C.J. Cron COL $3,800 13.31 3.50
Freddie Freeman ATL $4,500 12.38 2.75
José Abreu CWS $3,900 12.06 3.09
Anthony Rizzo NYY $3,600 11.67 3.24

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Bobby Dalbec BOS $2,400 10.94 4.56
Yan Gomes OAK $2,600 10.66 4.10
Elias Díaz COL $2,600 10.19 3.92
William Contreras ATL $2,000 7.78 3.89

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ozzie Albies ATL $4,200 13.39 3.19
Kiké Hernández BOS $3,600 11.60 3.22
DJ LeMahieu NYY $3,400 11.24 3.31
Jose Altuve HOU $3,700 10.72 2.90

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Aledmys Díaz HOU $2,700 10.46 3.88
Andy Ibáñez TEX $2,300 8.59 3.73
Andrew Romine CHC $2,000 6.77 3.38
Rougned Odor NYY $2,600 8.69 3.34

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Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Xander Bogaerts BOS $4,100 13.43 3.28
Dansby Swanson ATL $3,800 13.17 3.47
Bo Bichette TOR $3,600 10.95 3.04
Carlos Correa HOU $4,000 10.68 2.67

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Yonny Hernandez TEX $2,500 9.53 3.81
Santiago Espinal TOR $2,200 7.77 3.53
Dansby Swanson ATL $3,800 13.17 3.47
Xander Bogaerts BOS $4,100 13.43 3.28

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kyle Seager SEA $3,500 11.87 3.39
Austin Riley ATL $4,100 11.57 2.82
Patrick Wisdom CHC $3,200 11.03 3.45
Rafael Devers BOS $4,000 10.97 2.74

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Andrew Velazquez NYY $2,100 8.54 4.07
Patrick Wisdom CHC $3,200 11.03 3.45
Ke’Bryan Hayes PIT $2,800 9.60 3.43
Kyle Seager SEA $3,500 11.87 3.39

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Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kyle Schwarber BOS $3,700 14.70 3.97
Starling Marte OAK $3,900 14.18 3.64
Aaron Judge NYY $4,300 13.25 3.08
Jake Meyers HOU $2,700 12.77 4.73
Teoscar Hernández TOR $3,900 12.73 3.26
Giancarlo Stanton NYY $3,700 12.59 3.40
Hunter Renfroe BOS $3,600 12.44 3.46
Bryan Reynolds PIT $3,200 12.41 3.88

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jake Meyers HOU $2,700 12.77 4.73
Sam Hilliard COL $2,400 10.63 4.43
Daulton Varsho ARI $2,800 11.46 4.09
Brian Goodwin CWS $2,400 9.64 4.02
Kyle Schwarber BOS $3,700 14.70 3.97
Connor Joe COL $3,100 12.31 3.97
Jason Martin TEX $2,100 8.23 3.92
Bryan Reynolds PIT $3,200 12.41 3.88

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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