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MLB Draftkings Picks for Aug 30, 2021

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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Robbie Ray TOR $9,700 25.92 2.67
Corbin Burnes MIL $10,200 22.55 2.21
Luis Garcia HOU $9,200 21.41 2.33
Zack Wheeler PHI $10,000 19.66 1.97

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Robbie Ray TOR $9,700 25.92 2.67
Chris Paddack SD $5,600 14.46 2.58
Luis Garcia HOU $9,200 21.41 2.33
Germán Márquez COL $8,500 18.76 2.21

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tyler Stephenson CIN $9,400 9.47 1.01
Will Smith LAD $4,600 8.53 1.85
Keibert Ruiz WAS $3,400 7.72 2.27
Buster Posey SF $4,100 7.64 1.86

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rafael Marchán PHI $2,500 7.48 2.99
Yohel Pozo TEX $2,000 5.53 2.76
Travis d’Arnaud ATL $3,200 7.28 2.28
Keibert Ruiz WAS $3,400 7.72 2.27

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
C.J. Cron COL $5,200 10.77 2.07
Paul Goldschmidt STL $10,400 10.25 0.99
Ryan Mountcastle BAL $4,100 9.87 2.41
Bobby Dalbec BOS $3,200 9.53 2.98

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Christian Walker ARI $2,500 7.97 3.19
Rafael Marchán PHI $2,500 7.48 2.99
Bobby Dalbec BOS $3,200 9.53 2.98
Yohel Pozo TEX $2,000 5.53 2.76

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Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ozzie Albies ATL $4,800 10.60 2.21
Trea Turner LAD $5,400 10.58 1.96
Brandon Lowe TB $5,000 10.41 2.08
Jonathan India CIN $8,600 10.18 1.18

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nick Solak TEX $2,300 6.57 2.86
Ozzie Albies ATL $4,800 10.60 2.21
DJ LeMahieu NYY $3,900 8.45 2.17
Brandon Lowe TB $5,000 10.41 2.08

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Wander Franco TB $5,000 9.12 1.82
Carlos Correa HOU $4,800 8.78 1.83
Xander Bogaerts BOS $5,800 8.54 1.47
Bo Bichette TOR $5,300 8.53 1.61

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Andrew Velazquez NYY $2,000 6.32 3.16
Nick Ahmed ARI $3,000 6.35 2.12
Jake Cronenworth SD $4,100 8.00 1.95
J.P. Crawford SEA $3,500 6.74 1.93

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Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rafael Devers BOS $6,100 9.59 1.57
Kyle Seager SEA $4,000 8.84 2.21
Nolan Arenado STL $9,800 8.64 0.88
Austin Riley ATL $4,600 8.54 1.86

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Carter Kieboom WAS $2,000 5.43 2.71
Phil Gosselin LAA $3,400 7.87 2.32
Jason Vosler SF $2,300 5.34 2.32
Joey Wendle TB $3,600 8.10 2.25

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Aaron Judge NYY $5,400 11.64 2.16
George Springer TOR $4,900 11.31 2.31
Bryce Harper PHI $6,400 10.81 1.69
Juan Soto WAS $5,800 9.91 1.71
Fernando Tatis Jr. SD $6,300 9.80 1.56
Byron Buxton MIN $8,000 9.70 1.21
Nick Castellanos CIN $10,000 9.70 0.97
Giancarlo Stanton NYY $4,600 9.59 2.08

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
DJ Peters TEX $2,300 7.89 3.43
Kevin Kiermaier TB $2,100 7.18 3.42
Yairo Muñoz BOS $2,000 6.50 3.25
Jake Meyers HOU $2,500 8.07 3.23
Brandon Marsh LAA $2,500 7.99 3.19
Juan Lagares LAA $2,100 6.52 3.11
Sam Hilliard COL $2,500 7.68 3.07
Eddie Rosario ATL $2,400 7.29 3.04

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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