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MLB Draftkings Picks for Aug 26, 2021

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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Chris Sale BOS $10,200 21.81 2.14
Max Scherzer LAD $10,400 20.97 2.02
Carlos Rodón CWS $10,000 19.09 1.91
Sonny Gray CIN $9,300 16.92 1.82

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brad Keller KC $5,200 14.92 2.87
Yusei Kikuchi SEA $7,300 16.80 2.30
James Kaprielian OAK $7,400 16.70 2.26
Miles Mikolas STL $7,100 15.37 2.16

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Salvador Perez KC $5,500 10.12 1.84
J.T. Realmuto PHI $5,400 9.26 1.71
Tyler Stephenson CIN $4,000 8.78 2.19
Omar Narváez MIL $4,200 8.63 2.05

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ryan Jeffers MIN $2,500 8.12 3.25
Curt Casali SF $2,300 7.09 3.08
Jose Trevino TEX $2,200 6.46 2.94
Austin Hedges CLE $2,300 6.29 2.73

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Paul Goldschmidt STL $4,800 10.32 2.15
Salvador Perez KC $5,500 10.12 1.84
José Abreu CWS $4,800 9.81 2.04
Ryan Mountcastle BAL $4,000 9.68 2.42

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ryan Jeffers MIN $2,500 8.12 3.25
Curt Casali SF $2,300 7.09 3.08
Jose Trevino TEX $2,200 6.46 2.94
Miguel Sanó MIN $3,200 9.27 2.90

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Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Whit Merrifield KC $4,900 10.08 2.06
Trea Turner LAD $5,400 9.81 1.82
Kiké Hernández BOS $4,700 9.67 2.06
Jonathan India CIN $4,100 9.38 2.29

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Andy Ibáñez TEX $2,200 8.46 3.84
Nick Solak TEX $2,200 6.78 3.08
Jahmai Jones BAL $2,000 5.99 2.99
Christian Arroyo BOS $2,800 7.66 2.74

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tim Anderson CWS $5,000 9.84 1.97
Amed Rosario CLE $4,200 9.75 2.32
Brandon Crawford SF $4,500 8.83 1.96
Miguel Rojas MIA $4,200 8.63 2.05

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Andrew Velazquez NYY $2,000 6.31 3.16
Edmundo Sosa STL $2,200 6.47 2.94
Andrelton Simmons MIN $2,000 5.35 2.68
Nick Ahmed ARI $3,300 7.97 2.41

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Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez CLE $5,900 11.04 1.87
Rafael Devers BOS $6,000 9.07 1.51
Josh Donaldson MIN $3,300 9.06 2.75
Nolan Arenado STL $5,500 8.43 1.53

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Carter Kieboom WAS $2,300 6.54 2.84
Luis Arraez MIN $2,600 7.18 2.76
Josh Donaldson MIN $3,300 9.06 2.75
Santiago Espinal TOR $2,400 6.06 2.52

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kyle Schwarber BOS $4,800 10.70 2.23
Bryce Harper PHI $6,400 10.32 1.61
Starling Marte OAK $5,400 10.25 1.90
Ketel Marte ARI $4,900 10.20 2.08
Anthony Santander BAL $2,900 10.18 3.51
Avisaíl García MIL $4,100 10.05 2.45
Teoscar Hernández TOR $4,400 9.96 2.26
Cedric Mullins BAL $4,400 9.51 2.16

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
DJ Peters TEX $2,200 7.72 3.51
Anthony Santander BAL $2,900 10.18 3.51
Daniel Johnson CLE $2,000 6.85 3.43
DJ Stewart BAL $2,200 7.50 3.41
Yadiel Hernandez WAS $2,400 8.10 3.38
Lars Nootbaar STL $2,200 7.34 3.33
Brent Rooker MIN $2,400 7.95 3.31
Bradley Zimmer CLE $2,300 7.58 3.29

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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