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MLB Draftkings Picks for Sep 5, 2021

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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Robbie Ray TOR $10,100 25.16 2.49
Walker Buehler LAD $11,400 24.52 2.15
Corbin Burnes MIL $9,700 23.54 2.43
Charlie Morton ATL $10,400 21.32 2.05

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Robbie Ray TOR $10,100 25.16 2.49
Corbin Burnes MIL $9,700 23.54 2.43
Luis Castillo CIN $8,900 19.30 2.17
Walker Buehler LAD $11,400 24.52 2.15

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Salvador Perez KC $5,700 10.90 1.91
Will Smith LAD $7,800 8.35 1.07
Mike Zunino TB $5,100 7.76 1.52
Travis d’Arnaud ATL $6,400 7.61 1.19

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Austin Hedges CLE $2,200 6.19 2.81
Kevin Plawecki BOS $2,900 7.33 2.53
Tom Murphy SEA $2,700 6.78 2.51
Tucker Barnhart CIN $3,000 7.39 2.46

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Salvador Perez KC $5,700 10.90 1.91
Frank Schwindel CHC $3,300 10.52 3.19
Freddie Freeman ATL $10,600 10.22 0.96
José Abreu CWS $5,200 10.13 1.95

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Frank Schwindel CHC $3,300 10.52 3.19
Bobby Dalbec BOS $3,400 9.63 2.83
Austin Hedges CLE $2,200 6.19 2.81
Rowdy Tellez MIL $2,500 6.75 2.70

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Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ozzie Albies ATL $9,000 10.91 1.21
Jorge Polanco MIN $4,100 9.76 2.38
Brandon Lowe TB $5,500 9.73 1.77
Trea Turner LAD $11,000 9.56 0.87

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Andrew Young ARI $2,000 7.71 3.86
Nick Solak TEX $2,700 7.13 2.64
Tommy Edman STL $3,900 9.50 2.43
Jorge Polanco MIN $4,100 9.76 2.38

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Adalberto Mondesi KC $4,400 11.99 2.73
Wander Franco TB $5,700 10.01 1.76
Amed Rosario CLE $4,300 9.19 2.14
Dansby Swanson ATL $9,600 8.80 0.92

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Edmundo Sosa STL $2,100 7.60 3.62
Adalberto Mondesi KC $4,400 11.99 2.73
Sergio Alcántara CHC $2,400 6.01 2.50
Nicky Lopez KC $3,500 8.46 2.42

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Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Matt Chapman OAK $5,300 10.23 1.93
Austin Riley ATL $9,800 9.78 1.00
Jeimer Candelario DET $4,200 8.69 2.07
Nolan Arenado STL $5,000 8.61 1.72

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Phil Gosselin LAA $2,700 7.82 2.90
Kelvin Gutierrez BAL $2,000 4.48 2.24
Ke’Bryan Hayes PIT $3,600 7.66 2.13
Jeimer Candelario DET $4,200 8.69 2.07

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Fernando Tatis Jr. SD $6,200 11.54 1.86
Juan Soto WAS $6,300 10.96 1.74
Bryce Harper PHI $6,200 10.56 1.70
Luis Robert CWS $4,700 10.55 2.24
Aaron Judge NYY $6,000 10.50 1.75
Starling Marte OAK $6,100 10.23 1.68
Hunter Renfroe BOS $4,400 10.19 2.32
Tyler Naquin CIN $3,000 10.13 3.38

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Leody Taveras TEX $2,000 7.80 3.90
DJ Peters TEX $2,100 8.12 3.86
DJ Stewart BAL $2,100 7.66 3.65
Victor Reyes DET $2,000 7.08 3.54
Andrew Stevenson WAS $2,000 7.00 3.50
Lorenzo Cain MIL $2,500 8.66 3.46
Brandon Marsh LAA $2,000 6.80 3.40
Tyler Naquin CIN $3,000 10.13 3.38

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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