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MLB FanDuel Picks for Aug 5, 2022

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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Dylan Cease CWS $10,900 40.72 3.74
Framber Valdez HOU $10,400 40.01 3.85
Robbie Ray SEA $9,400 37.60 4.00
Eric Lauer MIL $9,700 30.79 3.17

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Robbie Ray SEA $9,400 37.60 4.00
Framber Valdez HOU $10,400 40.01 3.85
Kyle Gibson PHI $7,000 26.79 3.83
Dylan Cease CWS $10,900 40.72 3.74

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Paul Goldschmidt STL $4,400 15.11 3.43
Pete Alonso NYM $4,200 13.98 3.33
Rowdy Tellez MIL $3,600 13.44 3.73
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. TOR $4,100 13.38 3.26

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Joey Meneses WSH $2,000 9.36 4.68
Carson Kelly ARI $2,500 10.89 4.35
Adley Rutschman BAL $3,000 12.61 4.20
Ji-Man Choi TB $2,800 11.63 4.15

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brandon Lowe TB $3,000 14.97 4.99
Jose Altuve HOU $3,900 12.47 3.20
Jonathan India CIN $3,200 12.36 3.86
Kolten Wong MIL $3,100 11.97 3.86

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brandon Lowe TB $3,000 14.97 4.99
Jonathan India CIN $3,200 12.36 3.86
Kolten Wong MIL $3,100 11.97 3.86
Ildemaro Vargas WSH $2,100 7.90 3.76

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Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Willy Adames MIL $3,700 13.75 3.72
Trea Turner LAD $4,300 13.37 3.11
Oneil Cruz PIT $2,900 12.85 4.43
Francisco Lindor NYM $4,000 12.19 3.05

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Terrin Vavra BAL $2,000 9.69 4.85
Jorge Mateo BAL $2,500 11.18 4.47
Oneil Cruz PIT $2,900 12.85 4.43
Tim Beckham MIN $2,000 8.77 4.39

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rafael Devers BOS $4,100 13.18 3.22
José Ramírez CLE $4,400 12.74 2.90
Austin Riley ATL $4,400 12.65 2.87
Miguel Vargas LAD $2,300 12.51 5.44

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Miguel Vargas LAD $2,300 12.51 5.44
Tucupita Marcano PIT $2,000 9.00 4.50
Josh Rojas ARI $2,800 11.14 3.98
Ramón Urías BAL $2,700 10.63 3.94

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Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Aaron Judge NYY $5,300 17.68 3.34
Yordan Alvarez HOU $4,400 14.93 3.39
Juan Soto SD $4,000 13.79 3.45
Mookie Betts LAD $4,200 13.71 3.26
Luis Robert CWS $3,800 13.63 3.59
Teoscar Hernández TOR $3,700 13.46 3.64
Bryan Reynolds PIT $2,800 12.84 4.59
Cedric Mullins BAL $3,300 12.55 3.80

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jake McCarthy ARI $2,200 10.22 4.64
Bryan Reynolds PIT $2,800 12.84 4.59
Alek Thomas ARI $2,400 10.75 4.48
Chas McCormick HOU $2,300 10.27 4.47
Eloy Jiménez CWS $2,700 11.75 4.35
Victor Robles WSH $2,200 9.48 4.31
Jake Cave MIN $2,100 8.87 4.22
Roman Quinn TB $2,000 8.41 4.20

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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