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Colorado's Randal Grichuk (illness) scratched on Wednesday, Elehuris Montero to start

Colorado Rockies outfielder Randal Grichuk (illness) is not starting in Wednesday's game against the San Francisco Giants.

What It Means:

After Grichuk was scratched with flu-like symptoms, Michael Toglia was moved to the outfield while Elehuris Montero was positioned at first base and the seventh spot in Colorado's batting order.

Per Baseball Savant on 106 batted balls this season, Montero has produced a 9.4% barrel rate and a .271 expected weighted on-base average.

Mickey Moniak in left field for Los Angeles on Wednesday

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mickey Moniak is batting seventh in Wednesday's lineup against the Oakland Athletics.

What It Means:

Moniak will operate in left field after Jo Adell was rested against their division competitors.

numberFire's models project Moniak to score 5.7 FanDuel points at the salary of $2,100.

Logan O’Hoppe catching for Angels on Wednesday night

Los Angeles Angels catcher Logan O'Hoppe is batting eighth in Wednesday's lineup against the Oakland Athletics.

What It Means:

O'Hoppe will take over catching duties after Matt Thaiss was shifted to first base and Mike Ford was designated for assignment.

In a matchup against right-hander Adrian Martinez, our models project O'Hoppe to score 5.7 FanDuel points.

Angels designate Mike Ford for assignment on Wednesday

Los Angeles Angels designated first base Mike Ford for assignment on Wednesday.

What It Means:

Ford was taken off the active roster after Anthony Rendon (wrist) was activated off the 60-day injured list.

Per Baseball Savant on 91 batted balls this season, Ford has recorded a 3.3% barrel rate and a .278 expected weighted on-base average.

Alan Trejo operating second base for Colorado on Wednesday

Colorado Rockies infielder Alan Trejo is batting ninth in Wednesday's game against the San Francisco Giants.

What It Means:

Trejo will man second base after Garrett Hampson was given the night against right-hander John Brebbia.

numberFire's models project Trejo to score 7.4 FanDuel points at the salary of $2,600.

Randal Grichuk batting fifth for Rockies on Wednesday night

Colorado Rockies outfielder Randal Grichuk is starting in Wednesday's lineup against the San Francisco Giants.

What It Means:

Grichuk will man right field after Michael Toglia was shifted first base, C.J. Cron was chosen as Colorado's designated hitter, and Charlie Blackmon was left on the bench.

numberFire's models project Grichuk to score 8.9 FanDuel points at the salary of $2,700.

Giants' Ford Proctor batting ninth on Wednesday

San Francisco Giants catcher Ford Proctor is in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Colorado Rockies.

What It Means:

Proctor will start at second base on Wednesday and bat ninth versus right-hander Jose Urena and the Rockies. Thairo Estrada returns to the bench.

numberFire's models project Proctor for 5.4 FanDuel points on Wednesday. His salary is $2,000.

Colorado's Charlie Blackmon (knee) placed on 10-day injured list on Wednesday

Colorado Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon (knee) has been placed on the 10-day injured list.

What It Means:

Blackmon will miss time after the veteran was diagnosed with a torn meniscus in his left knee.

Per Baseball Savant on 428 batted balls this season, Blackmon has recorded a 4.4% barrel rate and a .301 expected weighted on-base average.

Evan Longoria batting fourth for Giants on Wednesday

San Francisco Giants infielder Evan Longoria is in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Colorado Rockies.

What It Means:

Longoria will start at designated hitter on Wednesday and bat fourth versus right-hander Jose Urena and the Rockies. Wilmer Flores returns to the bench.

numberFire's models project Longoria for 11.9 FanDuel points on Wednesday. His salary is $2,200.

Jose Iglesias (hand) hitting second in Colorado's Wednesday lineup

Colorado Rockies infielder Jose Iglesias (hand) is starting in Wednesday's game against the San Francisco Giants.

What It Means:

Iglesias will take over shortstop duties after the veteran activated off the injured list with a right-hand contusion and Ezequiel Tovar was benched on the road.

In a matchup against right-hander John Brebbia, our models project Iglesias to score 7.8 FanDuel points.

Gaints' David Villar batting sixth on Wednesday

San Francisco Giants infielder David Villar is in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Colorado Rockies.

What It Means:

Villar will start at third base on Wednesday and bat sixth versus right-hander Jose Urena and the Rockies. Austin Slater returns to the bench.

numberFire's models project Villar for 12.0 FanDuel points on Wednesday. His salary is $2,400.

Kole Calhoun hitting sixth in Rangers' Wednesday lineup

Texas Rangers outfielder Kole Calhoun is starting in Wednesday's game against the Seattle Mariners.

What It Means:

Calhoun will handle designated hitting responsibilities after Charlie Culberson was rested in Seattle.

numberFire's models project Calhoun to score 8.6 FanDuel points at the salary of $2,000.

Sam Huff sent to Texas' bench on Wednesday

Texas Rangers catcher Sam Huff is not starting in Wednesday's contest against the Seattle Mariners.

What It Means:

Huff will sit on the bench after Jonah Heim was chosen as Wednesday's catcher for Martin Perez.

Per Baseball Savant on 70 batted balls this season, Huff has recorded a 7.1% barrel rate and a .273 expected weighted on-base average.

Jonah Heim catching for Texas on Wednesday

Texas Rangers catcher Jonah Heim is batting fifth in Wednesday's contest against the Seattle Mariners.

What It Means:

Heim will take over behind the plate after Sam Huff was rested on the road.

numberFire's models project Heim to score 7.9 FanDuel points at the salary of $2,100.

Rangers position Josh Smith at shortstop on Wednesday night

Texas Rangers utility-man Josh Smith is batting eighth in Wednesday's lineup agains the Seattle Mariners.

What It Means:

Smith will operate the shortstop position after Corey Seager was held out with a forearm injury.

In a matchup against right-hander George Kirby, our models project Smith to score 5.4 FanDuel points at the salary of $2,400.

Corey Seager (forearm) out of Rangers' Wednesday lineup

Texas Rangers shortstop Corey Seager (forearm) will not start in Wednesday's contest against the Seattle Mariners.

What It Means:

Seager will take a break after the Rangers' shortstop was forced to leave due to a hit-by-pitch in the forearm area. Expect Josh Smith to see more playing time while Seager is sidelined.

Per Baseball Savant on 479 batted balls this season, Seager has recorded a 10.2% barrel rate and a .372 expected weighted on-base average.

Oakland's Vimael Machin batting second on Wednesday

Oakland Athletics infielder Vimael Machin is in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Los Angeles Angels.

What It Means:

Machin will start at third base on Wednesday and bat second versus right-hander Michael Lorenzen and the Angels. Jonah Bride moves to the bench.

numberFire's models project Machin for 8.8 FanDuel points on Wednesday. His salary is $2,300.

Padres starting Jurickson Profar in left field on Wednesday

San Diego Padres utility-man Jurickson Profar is batting seventh in Wednesday's lineup against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

What It Means:

Profar will man left field after Wil Myers was shifted to first base, Brandon Drury was picked as San Diego's designated hitter, and Josh Bell was rested.

In a matchup versus left-hander Julio Urias, our models project Profar to score 9.7 FanDuel points at the salary of $3,000.

Dermis Garcia sitting for Oakland on Wednesday

Oakland Athletics infielder Dermis Garcia is not in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Los Angeles Angels.

What It Means:

Garcia will move to the bench on Wednesday with Stephen Vogt starting at first base. Vogt will bat seventh versus right-hander Michael Lorenzen and the Angels.

numberFire's models project Vogt for 8.2 FanDuel points on Wednesday. His salary is $2,000.

San Diego's Josh Bell resting on Wednesday night

San Diego Padres first baseman Josh Bell is not starting in Wednesday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

What It Means:

Bell will take a break at home after Brandon Drury was announced as Wednesday's designated hitter, Wil Myers was shifted to first base, and Jurickson Profar was aligned in left field.

According to Baseball Savant on 445 batted balls this season, Bell has produced a 7.4% barrel rate and a .350 expected weighted on-base average.

Stephen Vogt batting seventh for Oakland on Wednesday

Oakland Athletics infielder Stephen Vogt is in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Los Angeles Angels.

What It Means:

Vogt will start at first base on Wednesday and bat seventh versus right-hander Michael Lorenzen and the Angels. Dermis Garcia moves to the bench.

numberFire's models project Vogt for 8.2 FanDuel points on Wednesday. His salary is $2,000.

Oakland's Conner Capel batting fifth on Wednesday

Oakland Athletics outfielder Conner Capel is in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Los Angeles Angels.

What It Means:

Capel will start in right field on Wednesday and bat fifth versus right-hander Michael Lorenzen and the Angels. Chad Pinder returns to the bench.

numberFire's models project Capel for 9.9 FanDuel points on Wednesday. His salary is $2,000.

Tony Kemp leading off for Oakland on Wednesday

Oakland Athletics outfielder/infielder Tony Kemp is in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Los Angeles Angels.

What It Means:

Kemp will start in left field on Wednesday and bat first versus right-hander Michael Lorenzen and the Angels. Cristian Pache returns to the bench.

numberFire's models project Kemp for 12.0 FanDuel points on Wednesday. His salary is $2,600.

Alec Burleson starting at first base for St. Louis on Wednesday

St. Louis Cardinals utility-man Alec Burleson is batting seventh in Wednesday's lineup against the Milwaukee Brewers.

What It Means:

Burleson will man first base after Paul Goldschmidt was named the Cardinals' designated hitter and Albert Pujols was sent to the bench.

In a matchup against right-hander Brandon Woodruff, our models project Burleson to score 6.1 FanDuel points at the salary of $2,100.

Cardinals rest Albert Pujols on Wednesday

St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols is not starting in Wednesday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers.

What It Means:

Pujols will watch from the bench after Paul Goldschmidt was chosen as Wednesday's designated hitter and Alec Burleson was aligned at first base.

Per Baseball Savant on 247 batted balls this season, Pujols has accounted for a 11.3% barrel rate and a .355 expected weighted on-base average.

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