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MLB Draftkings Picks for Sep 1, 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
Gerrit Cole NYY $9,900 25.77 2.60
Carlos Rodón CWS $10,100 22.77 2.25
Max Scherzer LAD $10,900 22.31 2.05
Chris Sale BOS $10,400 19.80 1.90

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Gerrit Cole NYY $9,900 25.77 2.60
Carlos Rodón CWS $10,100 22.77 2.25
Kyle Freeland COL $7,400 16.06 2.17
Jake Odorizzi HOU $6,700 14.12 2.11

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Salvador Perez KC $6,200 11.55 1.86
Yasmani Grandal CWS $5,500 10.37 1.89
Mike Zunino TB $4,500 8.97 1.99
Buster Posey SF $4,100 7.42 1.81

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Austin Hedges CLE $2,500 6.40 2.56
Kyle Higashioka NYY $2,900 7.27 2.51
Ryan Jeffers MIN $2,900 7.18 2.47
Tom Murphy SEA $2,400 5.89 2.45

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Salvador Perez KC $6,200 11.55 1.86
José Abreu CWS $5,300 11.18 2.11
Ryan Mountcastle BAL $4,200 10.79 2.57
C.J. Cron COL $5,600 10.52 1.88

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Frank Schwindel CHC $3,200 9.52 2.98
Eric Hosmer SD $2,800 7.84 2.80
Luke Voit NYY $3,400 8.94 2.63
Ryan Mountcastle BAL $4,200 10.79 2.57

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Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Whit Merrifield KC $5,000 10.58 2.12
Trea Turner LAD $5,600 9.93 1.77
Tommy Edman STL $7,600 9.74 1.28
Jonathan India CIN $8,800 9.60 1.09

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nick Solak TEX $2,700 7.40 2.74
Jahmai Jones BAL $2,000 4.43 2.21
Jorge Polanco MIN $4,300 9.50 2.21
Whit Merrifield KC $5,000 10.58 2.12

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Adalberto Mondesi KC $4,700 11.48 2.44
Amed Rosario CLE $4,800 10.15 2.12
Trevor Story COL $5,900 9.44 1.60
Wander Franco TB $5,200 9.42 1.81

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Andrew Velazquez NYY $2,100 6.27 2.99
Nicky Lopez KC $3,500 8.90 2.54
Andrelton Simmons MIN $2,000 5.02 2.51
Adalberto Mondesi KC $4,700 11.48 2.44

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Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez CLE $6,400 12.11 1.89
Matt Chapman OAK $5,100 9.49 1.86
Rafael Devers BOS $6,000 9.13 1.52
Manny Machado SD $5,200 9.01 1.73

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Phil Gosselin LAA $3,000 7.63 2.54
Josh Donaldson MIN $4,000 8.39 2.10
Rougned Odor NYY $3,300 6.41 1.94
Austin Riley ATL $4,600 8.82 1.92

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Fernando Tatis Jr. SD $6,200 12.08 1.95
George Springer TOR $5,000 11.51 2.30
Aaron Judge NYY $5,600 10.84 1.94
Luis Robert CWS $4,400 10.69 2.43
Starling Marte OAK $5,900 10.14 1.72
Kyle Schwarber BOS $5,300 10.11 1.91
Randy Arozarena TB $4,600 10.11 2.20
Tyler Naquin CIN $5,600 9.90 1.77

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brandon Marsh LAA $2,100 8.00 3.81
Bradley Zimmer CLE $2,600 8.99 3.46
Leody Taveras TEX $2,300 7.44 3.24
Jake Meyers HOU $2,500 8.07 3.23
DJ Peters TEX $2,600 8.32 3.20
Eddie Rosario ATL $2,400 7.60 3.17
Michael A. Taylor KC $2,400 7.31 3.05
Manuel Margot TB $2,600 7.51 2.89

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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