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MLB Draftkings Picks for Aug 29, 2021

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Player expected costs and values are calculated every thirty minutes throughout the day.


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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tyler Mahle CIN $9,800 20.33 2.07
Dylan Cease CWS $10,000 19.56 1.96
Anthony DeSclafani SF $9,500 16.98 1.79
Marco Gonzales SEA $8,300 15.97 1.92

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Chris Archer TB $6,200 13.64 2.20
Tyler Mahle CIN $9,800 20.33 2.07
Matthew Boyd DET $6,700 13.11 1.96
Dylan Cease CWS $10,000 19.56 1.96

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Salvador Perez KC $5,600 10.92 1.95
J.T. Realmuto PHI $5,500 9.46 1.72
Yasmani Grandal CWS $5,100 9.30 1.82
Tyler Stephenson CIN $4,100 9.30 2.27

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ryan Jeffers MIN $2,600 7.48 2.88
Curt Casali SF $2,400 6.81 2.84
Austin Wynns BAL $2,000 5.25 2.63
Rafael Marchán PHI $2,600 6.70 2.58

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Paul Goldschmidt STL $5,800 11.16 1.92
Salvador Perez KC $5,600 10.92 1.95
C.J. Cron COL $4,800 10.06 2.10
José Abreu CWS $4,800 9.85 2.05

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Christian Walker ARI $2,700 7.90 2.92
Ryan Jeffers MIN $2,600 7.48 2.88
Curt Casali SF $2,400 6.81 2.84
Rowdy Tellez MIL $2,500 6.85 2.74

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Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Whit Merrifield KC $4,700 10.86 2.31
Brandon Lowe TB $5,500 10.75 1.95
Marcus Semien TOR $4,800 10.11 2.11
Trea Turner LAD $5,700 10.03 1.76

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nick Solak TEX $2,300 6.61 2.87
Jahmai Jones BAL $2,000 5.34 2.67
Kolten Wong MIL $3,600 9.04 2.51
Tommy La Stella SF $3,200 7.82 2.44

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Willy Adames MIL $4,200 9.37 2.23
Wander Franco TB $5,400 9.28 1.72
Xander Bogaerts BOS $5,900 9.11 1.54
Dansby Swanson ATL $5,200 8.87 1.71

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kyle Farmer CIN $2,600 7.08 2.72
Andrelton Simmons MIN $2,000 5.21 2.61
Nicky Lopez KC $3,400 8.26 2.43
Nick Ahmed ARI $3,300 7.99 2.42

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Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez CLE $6,300 11.83 1.88
Rafael Devers BOS $6,100 9.70 1.59
Austin Riley ATL $5,100 8.97 1.76
Nolan Arenado STL $5,300 8.81 1.66

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Carter Kieboom WAS $2,000 5.50 2.75
Josh Donaldson MIN $3,500 8.50 2.43
Brian Anderson MIA $3,300 7.78 2.36
Ke’Bryan Hayes PIT $3,600 8.04 2.23

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Aaron Judge NYY $10,400 11.14 1.07
Randy Arozarena TB $4,400 10.35 2.35
Byron Buxton MIN $2,700 10.22 3.78
Bryce Harper PHI $6,400 9.96 1.56
Yordan Alvarez HOU $6,000 9.91 1.65
Cedric Mullins BAL $5,000 9.89 1.98
Juan Soto WAS $5,500 9.86 1.79
Teoscar Hernández TOR $4,600 9.86 2.14

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Sam Hilliard COL $2,100 7.94 3.78
Byron Buxton MIN $2,700 10.22 3.78
Brett Phillips TB $2,500 9.09 3.63
Tyler Naquin CIN $2,400 8.61 3.59
DJ Stewart BAL $2,300 8.04 3.50
Lane Thomas WAS $2,000 6.69 3.34
Victor Reyes DET $2,000 6.67 3.34
Jorge Bonifacio PHI $2,000 6.44 3.22

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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