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MLB FanDuel Picks for Aug 24, 2021

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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Corbin Burnes MIL $11,500 39.46 3.43
Jack Flaherty STL $10,300 38.03 3.69
Charlie Morton ATL $9,600 36.57 3.81
Julio Urías LAD $9,700 36.51 3.76

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Cole Irvin OAK $8,200 32.71 3.99
Luis Garcia HOU $8,300 32.92 3.97
Chris Flexen SEA $7,800 30.44 3.90
Erick Fedde WSH $6,300 24.39 3.87

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Pete Alonso NYM $3,700 13.31 3.60
Freddie Freeman ATL $4,200 12.90 3.07
Joey Votto CIN $4,100 12.60 3.07
Brandon Belt SF $3,100 12.60 4.06

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Alejandro Kirk TOR $2,100 10.17 4.84
Yohel Pozo TEX $2,100 9.38 4.47
Brad Miller PHI $2,300 9.97 4.33
Mitch Garver MIN $2,600 11.03 4.24

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ozzie Albies ATL $3,900 13.47 3.45
Kiké Hernández BOS $3,600 12.00 3.33
DJ LeMahieu NYY $3,400 11.31 3.33
Kolten Wong MIL $3,300 10.88 3.30

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ramón Urías BAL $2,200 10.41 4.73
Josh VanMeter ARI $2,200 9.78 4.45
Phil Gosselin LAA $2,300 10.21 4.44
Luis Arraez MIN $2,300 9.70 4.22

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Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Wander Franco TB $3,700 14.12 3.82
Xander Bogaerts BOS $4,200 13.17 3.13
Dansby Swanson ATL $3,800 12.82 3.37
Francisco Lindor NYM $3,300 11.98 3.63

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Iglesias LAA $2,300 9.34 4.06
Brandon Crawford SF $3,000 11.52 3.84
Wander Franco TB $3,700 14.12 3.82
Miguel Rojas MIA $2,800 10.56 3.77

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez CLE $4,500 16.85 3.74
Rafael Devers BOS $4,000 11.86 2.96
Austin Riley ATL $4,100 11.70 2.85
Carter Kieboom WSH $2,800 10.57 3.78

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Andrew Velazquez NYY $2,100 8.56 4.08
Yu Chang CLE $2,100 8.18 3.89
Carter Kieboom WSH $2,800 10.57 3.78
José Ramírez CLE $4,500 16.85 3.74

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Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kyle Schwarber BOS $3,700 15.59 4.21
Starling Marte OAK $4,000 14.43 3.61
Shohei Ohtani LAA $4,500 13.99 3.11
Bryce Harper PHI $4,100 13.87 3.38
Randy Arozarena TB $3,700 13.31 3.60
Teoscar Hernández TOR $3,900 13.18 3.38
Juan Soto WSH $4,400 13.05 2.96
Aaron Judge NYY $4,100 13.02 3.18

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Lane Thomas WSH $2,000 10.90 5.45
Jahmai Jones BAL $2,000 10.71 5.35
Lars Nootbaar STL $2,100 10.25 4.88
Leody Taveras TEX $2,000 9.27 4.64
Alex Dickerson SF $2,500 11.25 4.50
Daulton Varsho ARI $2,800 11.92 4.26
Brian Goodwin CWS $2,400 10.22 4.26
Odúbel Herrera PHI $2,700 11.48 4.25

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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