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MLB Draftkings Picks for Oct 8, 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
Corbin Burnes MIL $9,100 20.92 2.30
Walker Buehler LAD $8,500 20.41 2.40
Charlie Morton ATL $7,800 19.53 2.50
Logan Webb SF $8,200 18.80 2.29

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Shane Baz TB $6,300 18.09 2.87
Charlie Morton ATL $7,800 19.53 2.50
Walker Buehler LAD $8,500 20.41 2.40
Corbin Burnes MIL $9,100 20.92 2.30

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mike Zunino TB $3,800 8.40 2.21
Yasmani Grandal CWS $4,400 8.37 1.90
Will Smith LAD $4,200 7.34 1.75
Buster Posey SF $4,100 7.10 1.73

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mike Zunino TB $3,800 8.40 2.21
Martín Maldonado HOU $2,300 4.87 2.12
Travis d’Arnaud ATL $3,200 6.19 1.94
Yasmani Grandal CWS $4,400 8.37 1.90

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Freddie Freeman ATL $4,400 9.01 2.05
Mike Zunino TB $3,800 8.40 2.21
Yasmani Grandal CWS $4,400 8.37 1.90
José Abreu CWS $4,100 8.15 1.99

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jordan Luplow TB $2,800 7.83 2.80
Rowdy Tellez MIL $2,800 7.00 2.50
Mike Zunino TB $3,800 8.40 2.21
Brendan McKay TB $2,000 4.35 2.18

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Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Trea Turner LAD $5,400 10.73 1.99
Jose Altuve HOU $4,600 9.71 2.11
Brandon Lowe TB $4,500 9.23 2.05
Ozzie Albies ATL $4,300 8.88 2.07

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kolten Wong MIL $3,300 8.10 2.46
Christian Arroyo BOS $2,500 5.91 2.37
Jose Altuve HOU $4,600 9.71 2.11
Ozzie Albies ATL $4,300 8.88 2.07

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Corey Seager LAD $4,900 9.83 2.01
Wander Franco TB $4,600 9.36 2.03
Tim Anderson CWS $4,700 9.15 1.95
Brandon Crawford SF $4,000 8.79 2.20

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Willy Adames MIL $3,500 7.80 2.23
Brandon Crawford SF $4,000 8.79 2.20
Wander Franco TB $4,600 9.36 2.03
Corey Seager LAD $4,900 9.83 2.01

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Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rafael Devers BOS $5,500 9.74 1.77
Austin Riley ATL $4,200 9.26 2.20
Justin Turner LAD $4,600 8.51 1.85
Yandy Díaz TB $3,500 7.44 2.13

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Austin Riley ATL $4,200 9.26 2.20
Yandy Díaz TB $3,500 7.44 2.13
Evan Longoria SF $3,400 6.54 1.92
Justin Turner LAD $4,600 8.51 1.85

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Luis Robert CWS $5,100 10.24 2.01
Randy Arozarena TB $4,800 9.94 2.07
Yordan Alvarez HOU $4,400 9.52 2.16
Jorge Soler ATL $3,300 8.60 2.61
Mookie Betts LAD $5,200 8.45 1.63
Kyle Tucker HOU $4,000 8.32 2.08
Eddie Rosario ATL $2,600 7.77 2.99
Alex Verdugo BOS $3,300 7.71 2.34

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Eddie Rosario ATL $2,600 7.77 2.99
Manuel Margot TB $2,300 6.47 2.81
Jorge Soler ATL $3,300 8.60 2.61
Lorenzo Cain MIL $2,600 6.68 2.57
Chas McCormick HOU $2,800 6.80 2.43
Alex Verdugo BOS $3,300 7.71 2.34
Kevin Kiermaier TB $2,800 6.50 2.32
Adam Engel CWS $3,000 6.73 2.24

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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