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MLB FanDuel Picks for Aug 25, 2021

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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Lance McCullers Jr. HOU $9,200 41.56 4.52
Walker Buehler LAD $11,300 38.31 3.39
Robbie Ray TOR $10,500 38.15 3.63
Shohei Ohtani LAA $11,600 35.90 3.10

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Lance McCullers Jr. HOU $9,200 41.56 4.52
Chris Ellis BAL $5,500 23.22 4.22
Tarik Skubal DET $9,000 33.94 3.77
Robbie Ray TOR $10,500 38.15 3.63

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rhys Hoskins PHI $4,000 14.48 3.62
José Abreu CWS $3,900 13.40 3.44
Brandon Belt SF $3,100 13.35 4.31
J.T. Realmuto PHI $3,500 13.21 3.77

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Curt Casali SF $2,000 9.82 4.91
Alejandro Kirk TOR $2,100 10.23 4.87
Ryan Jeffers MIN $2,200 10.15 4.61
Riley Adams WSH $2,000 9.11 4.56

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kiké Hernández BOS $3,400 12.33 3.63
Kolten Wong MIL $3,300 11.55 3.50
Jose Altuve HOU $4,300 10.76 2.50
Luis Arraez MIN $2,300 10.44 4.54

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Luis Arraez MIN $2,300 10.44 4.54
Ramón Urías BAL $2,200 9.93 4.52
Josh VanMeter ARI $2,200 9.38 4.26
Nick Gordon MIN $2,000 8.26 4.13

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Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tim Anderson CWS $4,000 13.52 3.38
Wander Franco TB $3,700 12.72 3.44
Xander Bogaerts BOS $4,200 12.49 2.97
Brandon Crawford SF $3,300 11.21 3.40

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Iglesias LAA $2,300 8.94 3.89
Ronald Torreyes PHI $2,200 8.15 3.70
Yonny Hernandez TEX $2,500 9.11 3.65
Santiago Espinal TOR $2,200 7.89 3.59

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez CLE $4,500 15.59 3.47
Rafael Devers BOS $4,000 12.12 3.03
Josh Donaldson MIN $2,900 11.89 4.10
Justin Turner LAD $3,900 11.88 3.05

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Yu Chang CLE $2,100 8.71 4.15
Josh Donaldson MIN $2,900 11.89 4.10
Ke’Bryan Hayes PIT $2,800 10.52 3.76
José Ramírez CLE $4,500 15.59 3.47

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Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kyle Schwarber BOS $3,500 14.88 4.25
Teoscar Hernández TOR $3,900 13.47 3.45
Juan Soto WSH $4,400 13.44 3.06
Hunter Renfroe BOS $3,600 13.29 3.69
Brett Phillips TB $2,500 12.80 5.12
Bryce Harper PHI $4,100 12.73 3.11
Yordan Alvarez HOU $4,300 12.71 2.96
Tyler Naquin CIN $3,400 12.65 3.72

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brett Phillips TB $2,500 12.80 5.12
Lane Thomas WSH $2,200 10.11 4.60
Jace Peterson MIL $2,100 9.51 4.53
Alex Dickerson SF $2,500 10.70 4.28
Kyle Schwarber BOS $3,500 14.88 4.25
Derek Hill DET $2,400 10.10 4.21
Anthony Santander BAL $2,900 11.97 4.13
DJ Peters TEX $2,500 10.25 4.10

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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