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MLB Draftkings Picks for Aug 24, 2021

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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Corbin Burnes MIL $10,600 22.80 2.15
Jack Flaherty STL $9,600 21.09 2.20
Julio Urías LAD $9,200 20.50 2.23
Charlie Morton ATL $9,000 20.34 2.26

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Madison Bumgarner ARI $7,100 16.09 2.27
Charlie Morton ATL $9,000 20.34 2.26
Julio Urías LAD $9,200 20.50 2.23
Jack Flaherty STL $9,600 21.09 2.20

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
J.T. Realmuto PHI $5,100 9.03 1.77
Mike Zunino TB $4,200 8.83 2.10
Salvador Perez KC $5,000 8.74 1.75
Mitch Garver MIN $4,000 8.20 2.05

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Yohel Pozo TEX $2,100 7.03 3.35
Tres Barrera WAS $2,200 7.05 3.20
Jose Trevino TEX $2,100 5.61 2.67
Grayson Greiner DET $2,000 5.35 2.67

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Pete Alonso NYM $4,400 9.97 2.27
Freddie Freeman ATL $5,900 9.85 1.67
Ryan Mountcastle BAL $3,900 9.63 2.47
Brandon Belt SF $3,900 9.42 2.41

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Yohel Pozo TEX $2,100 7.03 3.35
Tres Barrera WAS $2,200 7.05 3.20
Ryan Zimmerman WAS $2,700 7.86 2.91
Miguel Cabrera DET $2,700 7.64 2.83

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Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ozzie Albies ATL $5,700 10.15 1.78
Jorge Polanco MIN $3,700 9.58 2.59
Jonathan India CIN $4,100 9.35 2.28
Trea Turner LAD $5,000 9.18 1.84

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jahmai Jones BAL $2,000 8.48 4.24
Andy Ibáñez TEX $2,200 7.21 3.28
Josh VanMeter ARI $2,400 7.35 3.06
Nick Solak TEX $2,200 6.22 2.83

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Wander Franco TB $5,200 10.59 2.04
Amed Rosario CLE $4,000 10.38 2.60
Xander Bogaerts BOS $5,600 9.94 1.77
Dansby Swanson ATL $5,300 9.67 1.82

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Andrew Velazquez NYY $2,000 6.50 3.25
Nicky Lopez KC $3,000 8.38 2.79
Amed Rosario CLE $4,000 10.38 2.60
Jake Cronenworth SD $3,700 8.31 2.25

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Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez CLE $5,800 12.70 2.19
Austin Riley ATL $5,100 8.91 1.75
Rafael Devers BOS $5,900 8.85 1.50
J.D. Davis NYM $3,200 7.99 2.50

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Carter Kieboom WAS $2,100 7.89 3.76
Emmanuel Rivera KC $2,100 5.95 2.83
J.D. Davis NYM $3,200 7.99 2.50
Santiago Espinal TOR $2,700 6.29 2.33

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kyle Schwarber BOS $4,500 11.61 2.58
Starling Marte OAK $10,200 11.35 1.11
Bryce Harper PHI $5,800 10.29 1.77
Randy Arozarena TB $4,400 10.23 2.32
Teoscar Hernández TOR $5,000 10.00 2.00
Tyler Naquin CIN $2,500 9.84 3.94
Aaron Judge NYY $5,100 9.80 1.92
Yordan Alvarez HOU $5,300 9.62 1.81

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Lane Thomas WAS $2,000 8.38 4.19
Tyler Naquin CIN $2,500 9.84 3.94
Alex Dickerson SF $2,300 8.49 3.69
Yadiel Hernandez WAS $2,300 8.40 3.65
Jake Meyers HOU $2,400 8.65 3.60
Leody Taveras TEX $2,000 7.18 3.59
Lars Nootbaar STL $2,200 7.80 3.55
DJ Peters TEX $2,200 7.14 3.25

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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