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MLB FanDuel Picks for Aug 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
Walker Buehler LAD $11,100 52.42 4.72
Dylan Cease CWS $8,800 41.28 4.69
James Kaprielian OAK $8,400 38.77 4.62
Lance McCullers Jr. HOU $9,800 37.98 3.88

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Walker Buehler LAD $11,100 52.42 4.72
Dylan Cease CWS $8,800 41.28 4.69
James Kaprielian OAK $8,400 38.77 4.62
Luis Gil NYY $7,100 32.11 4.52

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Joey Votto CIN $4,100 15.81 3.86
Matt Olson OAK $4,300 13.44 3.13
Salvador Perez KC $3,300 13.26 4.02
José Abreu CWS $3,500 13.10 3.74

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Seby Zavala CWS $2,000 9.94 4.97
Brad Miller PHI $2,200 10.87 4.94
Austin Nola SD $2,100 10.37 4.94
Mitch Garver MIN $2,700 11.91 4.41

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ozzie Albies ATL $3,300 12.17 3.69
Aledmys Díaz HOU $2,800 11.15 3.98
Kolten Wong MIL $3,300 10.73 3.25
Cesar Hernandez CWS $2,900 10.45 3.60

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Aledmys Díaz HOU $2,800 11.15 3.98
Hoy Park PIT $2,600 9.99 3.84
Jonathan Araúz BOS $2,000 7.55 3.78
Ozzie Albies ATL $3,300 12.17 3.69

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Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Trea Turner LAD $3,700 15.00 4.05
Trevor Story COL $4,300 12.89 3.00
Dansby Swanson ATL $3,200 12.69 3.97
Miguel Rojas MIA $3,500 12.63 3.61

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nick Ahmed ARI $2,400 11.04 4.60
Yonny Hernandez TEX $2,000 8.73 4.37
Richie Martin BAL $2,000 8.62 4.31
Santiago Espinal TOR $2,200 9.16 4.16

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez CLE $4,000 14.25 3.56
Austin Riley ATL $3,500 13.04 3.73
Manny Machado SD $3,900 12.74 3.27
Justin Turner LAD $3,800 12.20 3.21

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Abraham Toro SEA $2,600 11.37 4.37
Matt Duffy CHC $2,200 8.60 3.91
Patrick Wisdom CHC $2,800 10.49 3.75
Austin Riley ATL $3,500 13.04 3.73

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Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
George Springer TOR $4,200 15.64 3.72
Bryce Harper PHI $4,500 15.30 3.40
Jesse Winker CIN $4,100 14.81 3.61
Starling Marte OAK $4,100 14.80 3.61
Jorge Soler ATL $3,300 13.50 4.09
Sam Hilliard COL $3,300 13.39 4.06
Teoscar Hernández TOR $3,400 13.10 3.85
Akil Baddoo DET $3,000 12.89 4.30

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Chas McCormick HOU $2,200 12.33 5.60
Anthony Alford PIT $2,000 9.81 4.91
Bradley Zimmer CLE $2,200 10.58 4.81
AJ Pollock LAD $2,600 12.42 4.78
Brett Phillips TB $2,100 10.00 4.76
Adam Engel CWS $2,500 11.79 4.71
Rafael Ortega CHC $2,700 11.88 4.40
Corey Dickerson TOR $2,000 8.77 4.39

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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