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MLB Draftkings Picks for Aug 5, 2022

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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Dylan Cease CWS $10,400 23.35 2.25
Framber Valdez HOU $9,900 21.23 2.14
Robbie Ray SEA $8,900 20.24 2.27
Tony Gonsolin LAD $9,700 16.71 1.72

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Robbie Ray SEA $8,900 20.24 2.27
Dylan Cease CWS $10,400 23.35 2.25
Framber Valdez HOU $9,900 21.23 2.14
Eric Lauer MIL $8,000 16.38 2.05

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Salvador Perez KC $4,800 9.92 2.07
Adley Rutschman BAL $4,600 9.48 2.06
J.T. Realmuto PHI $4,900 8.67 1.77
Will Smith LAD $5,100 8.55 1.68

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jason Delay PIT $2,300 6.38 2.77
Jose Trevino NYY $2,700 7.08 2.62
Francisco Mejía TB $3,400 8.40 2.47
Victor Caratini MIL $2,900 7.12 2.46

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Paul Goldschmidt STL $6,100 11.46 1.88
Pete Alonso NYM $5,400 10.43 1.93
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. TOR $5,500 10.27 1.87
Rowdy Tellez MIL $5,100 9.99 1.96

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Albert Pujols STL $2,000 7.49 3.75
Vinnie Pasquantino KC $2,200 6.15 2.80
Jason Delay PIT $2,300 6.38 2.77
Carlos Santana SEA $2,500 6.93 2.77

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Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brandon Lowe TB $4,600 11.26 2.45
Jose Altuve HOU $5,400 9.61 1.78
Jonathan India CIN $4,900 9.42 1.92
Kolten Wong MIL $4,200 9.13 2.17

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Michael Massey KC $2,000 6.20 3.10
Orlando Arcia ATL $2,500 6.68 2.67
Abraham Toro SEA $2,000 5.25 2.63
Rougned Odor BAL $2,400 6.17 2.57

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Willy Adames MIL $5,400 10.30 1.91
Trea Turner LAD $5,600 10.22 1.83
Oneil Cruz PIT $4,200 9.67 2.30
Francisco Lindor NYM $5,100 9.19 1.80

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tim Beckham MIN $2,000 6.66 3.33
Jorge Mateo BAL $3,400 8.73 2.57
Taylor Walls TB $2,400 6.09 2.54
Luis García WAS $3,100 7.56 2.44

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Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rafael Devers BOS $5,200 10.03 1.93
Austin Riley ATL $5,300 9.70 1.83
José Ramírez CLE $5,600 9.54 1.70
Miguel Vargas LAD $2,500 9.22 3.69

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Miguel Vargas LAD $2,500 9.22 3.69
Jeimer Candelario DET $3,200 7.41 2.32
Donovan Solano CIN $3,100 7.06 2.28
Alec Bohm PHI $3,700 8.41 2.27

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Aaron Judge NYY $5,900 13.12 2.22
Yordan Alvarez HOU $5,700 11.02 1.93
Mookie Betts LAD $5,800 10.36 1.79
Luis Robert CWS $5,300 10.36 1.95
Juan Soto SD $5,500 10.26 1.87
Matt Carpenter NYY $4,900 10.25 2.09
Teoscar Hernández TOR $4,700 10.13 2.16
Bryan Reynolds PIT $4,000 9.71 2.43

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Terrin Vavra BAL $2,000 6.98 3.49
Aristides Aquino CIN $2,000 6.87 3.43
Jake Cave MIN $2,000 6.80 3.40
Yadiel Hernandez WAS $2,000 6.78 3.39
Sam Haggerty SEA $2,400 8.12 3.38
Luke Raley TB $2,100 6.70 3.19
Roman Quinn TB $2,000 6.33 3.17
Victor Robles WAS $2,400 7.32 3.05

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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