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MLB FanDuel Picks for Sep 4, 2021

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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Joe Musgrove SD $9,200 36.98 4.02
Tyler Mahle CIN $9,600 35.73 3.72
José Berríos TOR $9,000 35.25 3.92
Trevor Rogers MIA $9,500 34.73 3.66

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
JT Brubaker PIT $6,800 28.07 4.13
Joe Musgrove SD $9,200 36.98 4.02
Chris Archer TB $7,000 27.96 3.99
José Berríos TOR $9,000 35.25 3.92

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Yasmani Grandal CWS $3,500 15.13 4.32
Paul Goldschmidt STL $4,200 14.24 3.39
José Abreu CWS $4,100 13.93 3.40
Bobby Dalbec BOS $2,600 13.43 5.17

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Bobby Dalbec BOS $2,600 13.43 5.17
Dustin Garneau DET $2,000 8.91 4.46
Ryan Lavarnway CLE $2,000 8.80 4.40
Danny Jansen TOR $2,200 9.54 4.34

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ozzie Albies ATL $4,000 13.17 3.29
Phil Gosselin LAA $2,300 10.90 4.74
Tyler Wade NYY $2,100 10.58 5.04
DJ LeMahieu NYY $3,600 10.50 2.92

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tyler Wade NYY $2,100 10.58 5.04
Phil Gosselin LAA $2,300 10.90 4.74
Jonathan Araúz BOS $2,000 8.56 4.28
Ramón Urías BAL $2,400 9.75 4.06

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Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Fernando Tatis Jr. SD $4,500 15.68 3.48
Wander Franco TB $4,100 13.42 3.27
Dansby Swanson ATL $3,600 11.70 3.25
Trevor Story COL $3,800 11.18 2.94

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Thairo Estrada SF $2,100 8.44 4.02
Miguel Rojas MIA $2,700 10.80 4.00
Sergio Alcántara CHC $2,100 8.39 3.99
Nick Ahmed ARI $2,700 10.53 3.90

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez CLE $4,200 15.51 3.69
Matt Chapman OAK $3,600 13.26 3.68
Rafael Devers BOS $4,200 12.81 3.05
Austin Riley ATL $4,100 12.12 2.96

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Andrew Young ARI $2,000 10.65 5.32
Evan Longoria SF $2,800 12.06 4.31
Yu Chang CLE $2,600 10.53 4.05
Andrew Velazquez NYY $2,200 8.52 3.87

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Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
George Springer TOR $4,100 14.77 3.60
Shohei Ohtani LAA $4,500 14.35 3.19
Frank Schwindel CHC $3,600 14.00 3.89
Aaron Judge NYY $4,400 13.99 3.18
Kyle Schwarber BOS $3,700 13.95 3.77
Mookie Betts LAD $4,100 13.86 3.38
Nick Castellanos CIN $4,400 13.75 3.12
Giancarlo Stanton NYY $4,100 13.22 3.23

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Matt Vierling PHI $2,000 11.80 5.90
Anthony Alford PIT $2,100 10.03 4.78
Daniel Johnson CLE $2,100 9.70 4.62
Jordan Luplow TB $2,100 9.68 4.61
Darin Ruf SF $2,500 11.19 4.48
Leody Taveras TEX $2,300 10.21 4.44
Brett Gardner NYY $2,300 9.94 4.32
Kevin Kiermaier TB $2,200 9.49 4.32

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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