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MLB FanDuel Picks for Aug 27, 2021

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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Gerrit Cole NYY $11,200 40.32 3.60
Aaron Nola PHI $10,000 35.01 3.50
Joe Musgrove SD $9,200 33.64 3.66
Max Fried ATL $9,600 32.59 3.39

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Wade Miley CIN $8,800 32.33 3.67
Joe Musgrove SD $9,200 33.64 3.66
J.A. Happ STL $8,100 29.42 3.63
Gerrit Cole NYY $11,200 40.32 3.60

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Paul Goldschmidt STL $4,000 14.69 3.67
Bobby Dalbec BOS $2,400 13.79 5.74
C.J. Cron COL $3,800 13.37 3.52
José Abreu CWS $3,900 13.01 3.34

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Bobby Dalbec BOS $2,400 13.79 5.74
Manny Piña MIL $2,100 10.73 5.11
Ryan Jeffers MIN $2,200 10.44 4.74
Yasmani Grandal CWS $2,500 11.57 4.63

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ozzie Albies ATL $3,700 12.22 3.30
Kolten Wong MIL $3,500 11.92 3.40
Aledmys Díaz HOU $2,700 10.54 3.91
Ramón Urías BAL $2,400 10.37 4.32

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Max Schrock CIN $2,000 9.15 4.58
Josh VanMeter ARI $2,200 9.82 4.47
Ramón Urías BAL $2,400 10.37 4.32
Phil Gosselin LAA $2,300 9.74 4.23

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Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Wander Franco TB $3,900 13.37 3.43
Tim Anderson CWS $4,300 12.99 3.02
Xander Bogaerts BOS $4,100 12.76 3.11
Dansby Swanson ATL $3,800 12.48 3.28

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Thairo Estrada SF $2,000 8.97 4.48
Miguel Rojas MIA $2,700 10.78 3.99
José Iglesias LAA $2,400 9.58 3.99
Didi Gregorius PHI $2,700 10.18 3.77

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez CLE $4,400 15.01 3.41
Rafael Devers BOS $4,200 12.98 3.09
Nolan Arenado STL $3,900 12.84 3.29
Patrick Wisdom CHC $3,400 12.47 3.67

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Yu Chang CLE $2,100 9.38 4.47
Andrew Velazquez NYY $2,100 8.70 4.14
Ke’Bryan Hayes PIT $2,800 11.48 4.10
Matt Duffy CHC $2,200 8.30 3.77

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Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Bryce Harper PHI $4,100 15.81 3.86
Kyle Schwarber BOS $3,400 14.70 4.32
Byron Buxton MIN $3,500 14.16 4.05
Shohei Ohtani LAA $4,500 14.03 3.12
Frank Schwindel CHC $3,300 13.91 4.21
Yordan Alvarez HOU $4,300 13.31 3.09
Mookie Betts LAD $4,000 13.17 3.29
Nelson Cruz TB $3,800 13.00 3.42

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jace Peterson MIL $2,100 9.92 4.72
Darin Ruf SF $2,600 12.21 4.70
Bradley Zimmer CLE $2,400 10.86 4.53
Michael Hermosillo CHC $2,100 9.25 4.40
Austin Slater SF $2,400 10.39 4.33
Kyle Schwarber BOS $3,400 14.70 4.32
Lane Thomas WSH $2,200 9.33 4.24
Frank Schwindel CHC $3,300 13.91 4.21

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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