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MLB Draftkings Picks for Aug 25, 2021

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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Lance McCullers Jr. HOU $10,300 22.57 2.19
Walker Buehler LAD $9,700 21.62 2.23
Robbie Ray TOR $8,900 21.51 2.42
Shohei Ohtani LAA $8,700 19.63 2.26

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Chris Ellis BAL $4,000 14.17 3.54
Austin Gomber COL $7,200 19.25 2.67
Robbie Ray TOR $8,900 21.51 2.42
Tarik Skubal DET $7,900 18.35 2.32

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
J.T. Realmuto PHI $5,200 9.96 1.92
Salvador Perez KC $4,900 8.64 1.76
Omar Narváez MIL $4,400 8.05 1.83
Will Smith LAD $4,900 7.90 1.61

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Riley Adams WAS $2,000 6.79 3.40
Jose Trevino TEX $2,000 5.50 2.75
Curt Casali SF $2,700 7.36 2.73
Ryan Jeffers MIN $2,800 7.61 2.72

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rhys Hoskins PHI $4,700 10.70 2.28
José Abreu CWS $5,400 10.10 1.87
C.J. Cron COL $4,900 10.09 2.06
Brandon Belt SF $4,500 9.99 2.22

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Frank Schwindel CHC $2,600 9.17 3.53
Riley Adams WAS $2,000 6.79 3.40
Nathaniel Lowe TEX $2,500 8.03 3.21
Christian Walker ARI $2,500 7.83 3.13

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Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Trea Turner LAD $5,300 10.73 2.02
Jorge Polanco MIN $3,600 10.72 2.98
Brandon Lowe TB $5,000 10.68 2.14
Jonathan India CIN $4,200 9.29 2.21

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Andy Ibáñez TEX $2,000 6.54 3.27
Josh VanMeter ARI $2,200 7.12 3.23
Jorge Polanco MIN $3,600 10.72 2.98
Jahmai Jones BAL $2,100 5.70 2.71

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tim Anderson CWS $5,700 10.50 1.84
Amed Rosario CLE $4,000 10.29 2.57
Wander Franco TB $4,900 9.55 1.95
Xander Bogaerts BOS $5,600 9.45 1.69

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Edmundo Sosa STL $2,100 6.49 3.09
Nicky Lopez KC $2,900 8.08 2.79
Amed Rosario CLE $4,000 10.29 2.57
Isiah Kiner-Falefa TEX $3,500 8.49 2.42

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Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez CLE $5,700 11.75 2.06
Rafael Devers BOS $5,900 9.04 1.53
Justin Turner LAD $4,800 8.88 1.85
Josh Donaldson MIN $3,600 8.85 2.46

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Carter Kieboom WAS $2,100 6.46 3.07
Emmanuel Rivera KC $2,100 5.91 2.81
Matt Duffy CHC $2,400 6.08 2.53
Santiago Espinal TOR $2,500 6.19 2.47

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kyle Schwarber BOS $4,700 11.16 2.37
Teoscar Hernández TOR $4,800 10.28 2.14
Ketel Marte ARI $4,700 10.04 2.14
Juan Soto WAS $5,400 9.86 1.83
Hunter Renfroe BOS $4,800 9.85 2.05
Tyler Naquin CIN $2,700 9.63 3.57
Yordan Alvarez HOU $5,500 9.55 1.74
Connor Joe COL $3,600 9.55 2.65

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brett Phillips TB $2,100 9.45 4.50
Sam Hilliard COL $2,100 8.09 3.85
Lane Thomas WAS $2,000 7.68 3.84
DJ Peters TEX $2,000 7.54 3.77
Yadiel Hernandez WAS $2,200 8.20 3.73
Tyler Naquin CIN $2,700 9.63 3.57
Derek Hill DET $2,300 7.94 3.45
Jake Meyers HOU $2,400 8.25 3.44

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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