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MLB Draftkings Picks for Aug 28, 2021

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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Lance Lynn CWS $9,600 21.70 2.26
Adam Wainwright STL $9,200 21.30 2.32
Vladimir Gutierrez CIN $8,500 18.97 2.23
Nathan Eovaldi BOS $8,100 18.60 2.30

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Sandy Alcantara MIA $7,700 18.06 2.34
Adam Wainwright STL $9,200 21.30 2.32
Nathan Eovaldi BOS $8,100 18.60 2.30
Lance Lynn CWS $9,600 21.70 2.26

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Salvador Perez KC $5,900 10.43 1.77
Yasmani Grandal CWS $5,000 10.05 2.01
Will Smith LAD $5,200 9.52 1.83
Buster Posey SF $4,400 8.43 1.92

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Riley Adams WAS $2,000 6.57 3.28
Rafael Marchán PHI $2,700 7.77 2.88
Yohel Pozo TEX $2,000 5.69 2.84
Austin Hedges CLE $2,400 6.23 2.60

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Paul Goldschmidt STL $5,800 10.89 1.88
Salvador Perez KC $5,900 10.43 1.77
C.J. Cron COL $5,500 10.20 1.85
Yasmani Grandal CWS $5,000 10.05 2.01

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Riley Adams WAS $2,000 6.57 3.28
Frank Schwindel CHC $3,300 9.62 2.91
Rafael Marchán PHI $2,700 7.77 2.88
Eric Hosmer SD $2,700 7.70 2.85

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Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Whit Merrifield KC $5,200 10.49 2.02
Marcus Semien TOR $4,900 10.38 2.12
Trea Turner LAD $5,700 9.84 1.73
Ozzie Albies ATL $5,700 9.40 1.65

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Andy Ibáñez TEX $2,600 7.17 2.76
Nick Solak TEX $2,400 6.44 2.68
Josh VanMeter ARI $2,400 6.28 2.61
Kolten Wong MIL $3,700 8.94 2.42

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tim Anderson CWS $5,200 9.81 1.89
Wander Franco TB $5,100 9.58 1.88
Dansby Swanson ATL $5,500 9.53 1.73
Willy Adames MIL $4,300 9.37 2.18

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Andrew Velazquez NYY $2,000 6.34 3.17
Jake Cronenworth SD $4,200 9.22 2.20
Willy Adames MIL $4,300 9.37 2.18
Andrelton Simmons MIN $2,200 4.75 2.16

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Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez CLE $6,300 11.94 1.89
Austin Riley ATL $5,400 9.00 1.67
Rafael Devers BOS $6,100 8.98 1.47
Justin Turner LAD $5,400 8.86 1.64

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Carter Kieboom WAS $2,000 6.09 3.05
Santiago Espinal TOR $2,600 6.42 2.47
Phil Gosselin LAA $3,300 8.00 2.42
Rougned Odor NYY $2,700 6.30 2.33

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Bryce Harper PHI $6,700 11.18 1.67
Fernando Tatis Jr. SD $6,300 11.00 1.75
Kyle Schwarber BOS $5,200 10.59 2.04
Aaron Judge NYY $4,900 10.25 2.09
Tyler Naquin CIN $2,700 10.24 3.79
Cedric Mullins BAL $4,900 10.10 2.06
Byron Buxton MIN $2,800 10.09 3.60
Starling Marte OAK $5,800 9.92 1.71

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
DJ Stewart BAL $2,100 8.07 3.84
Tyler Naquin CIN $2,700 10.24 3.79
Byron Buxton MIN $2,800 10.09 3.60
Yadiel Hernandez WAS $2,100 7.54 3.59
Lane Thomas WAS $2,000 6.78 3.39
Jake Meyers HOU $2,700 8.67 3.21
Bradley Zimmer CLE $2,500 7.96 3.18
Anthony Santander BAL $3,200 9.61 3.00

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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