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Kurt Suzuki sitting Thursday afternoon for Angels

Los Angeles Angels catcher Kurt Suzuki is not in the starting lineup for Thursday afternoon's series finale against right-hander Reynaldo Lopez and the Chicago White Sox.

What It Means:

Max Stassi is replace Suzuki at catcher and hitting cleanup.

numberFire’s models project Stassi for 10.2 FanDuel points and he has a $2,300 salary on Thursday’s slate. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Angels have an implied total of 3.8 runs. Lopez is registering a 24.5 strikeout percentage and a 6.7 walk percentage this season, with a 3.19 xERA and a .274 xwOBA.

Phil Gosselin riding pine for Angels Thursday afternoon

Los Angeles Angels infielder Phil Gosselin is not in the starting lineup for Thursday afternoon's series finale against right-hander Reynaldo Lopez and the Chicago White Sox.

What It Means:

Gosselin is sitting after starting the previous three games. Kean Wong is replacing Gosselin in left field and hitting ninth. Shohei Ohtani is batting third as the Angels' designated hitter in place of Gosselin.

numberFire’s models project Wong for 6.0 FanDuel points and he has a $2,000 salary on Thursday’s slate. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Angels have an implied total of 3.8 runs. Lopez is registering a 24.5 strikeout percentage and a 6.7 walk percentage this season, with a 3.19 xERA and a .274 xwOBA.

Brian Goodwin on White Sox's bench Thursday

Chicago White Sox outfielder Brian Goodwin is not in the starting lineup for Thursday afternoon's series finale against right-hander Alex Cobb and the Los Angeles Angels.

What It Means:

Goodwin is out of the lineup for the third time in four games. Leury Garcia is covering right field while Tim Anderson returns to the lineup to play shortstop and bat leadoff.

numberFire’s models project Garcia for 8.1 FanDuel points and he has a $2,700 salary on Thursday’s slate. Per our MLB Heat Map, the White Sox have an implied total of 4.8 runs. Cobb is registering a 25.7 strikeout percentage and an 8.0 walk percentage this season, with a 3.86 xERA and a .300 xwOBA.

Juan Lagares joining Angels' bench Thursday afternoon

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Juan Lagares is not in the starting lineup for Thursday afternoon's series finale against right-hander Reynaldo Lopez and the Chicago White Sox.

What It Means:

Jose Rojas is replacing Lagares in right field and hitting eighth.

numberFire’s models project Rojas for 8.6 FanDuel points and he has a $2,000 salary on Thursday’s slate. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Angels have an implied total of 3.8 runs. Lopez is registering a 24.5 strikeout percentage and a 6.7 walk percentage this season, with a 3.19 xERA and a .274 xwOBA.

Yasmani Grandal grabbing seat for White Sox against Angels

Chicago White Sox catcher Yasmani Grandal is not in the starting lineup for Thursday afternoon's series finale against right-hander Alex Cobb and the Los Angeles Angels.

What It Means:

The White Sox appear to be giving Grandal a routine breather. Zack Collins is starting at catcher and hitting eighth. Eloy Jimenez is covering the cleanup role.

numberFire’s models project Collins for 8.3 FanDuel points and he has a $2,000 salary on Thursday’s slate. Per our MLB Heat Map, the White Sox have an implied total of 4.8 runs. Cobb is registering a 25.7 strikeout percentage and an 8.0 walk percentage this season, with a 3.86 xERA and a .300 xwOBA.

Yoan Moncada moving to White Sox's bench Thursday afternoon

Chicago White Sox infielder Yoan Moncada is not in the starting lineup for Thursday afternoon's series finale against right-hander Alex Cobb and the Los Angeles Angels.

What It Means:

Moncada went 2-for-4 and hit his 12th homer of the season on Wednesday, but he appears to be receiving a maintenance day for Thursday's matinee. Romy Gonzalez is replacing Moncada on the hot corner and hitting seventh. Luis Robert is in the two-hole in place of Moncada.

numberFire’s models project Gonzalez for 4.9 FanDuel points and he has a $2,000 salary on Thursday’s slate. Per our MLB Heat Map, the White Sox have an implied total of 4.8 runs. Cobb is registering a 25.7 strikeout percentage and an 8.0 walk percentage this season, with a 3.86 xERA and a .300 xwOBA.

Carlos Santana sitting Thursday for Royals

Kansas City Royals first baseman Carlos Santana is not in the starting lineup for Thursday afternoon's series finale against right-hander Paul Blackburn and the Oakland Athletics.

What It Means:

Ryan O'Hearn is starting on first base over Santana and hitting sixth.

numberFire’s models project O'Hearn for 7.9 FanDuel points and he has a $2,100 salary on Thursday’s slate. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Royals have an implied total of 4.8 runs. Through 22 1/3 innings this season, Blackburn is registering a 15.0 strikeout percentage and a 5.0 walk percentage this season, with a 4.89 xERA and a .334 xwOBA.

Hanser Alberto on Royals' bench Thursday

Kansas City Royals infielder Hanser Alberto is not in the starting lineup for Thursday afternoon's series finale against right-hander Paul Blackburn and the Oakland Athletics.

What It Means:

Adalberto Mondesi is moving to the hot corner in place of Alberto. Salvador Perez is serving as the Royals' designated hitter while Sebastian Rivero starts at catcher and hits ninth.

numberFire’s models project Mondesi for 12.9 FanDuel points and he has a $3,800 salary on Thursday’s slate. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Royals have an implied total of 4.8 runs. Through 22 1/3 innings this season, Blackburn is registering a 15.0 strikeout percentage and a 5.0 walk percentage this season, with a 4.89 xERA and a .334 xwOBA.

Jed Lowrie idle Thursday afternoon for Athletics

Oakland Athletics second baseman/designated hitter Jed Lowrie is not in the starting lineup for Thursday afternoon's series finale against left-hander Daniel Lynch and the Kansas City Royals.

What It Means:

Lowrie is out of the lineup for the third time in a row against a left-hander. Khris Davis is replacing Lowrie as the Athletics' designated hitter and batting fifth. Mark Canha is in the cleanup spot.

numberFire’s models project Davis for 9.7 FanDuel points and he has a $2,200 salary on Thursday’s slate. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Athletics have an implied total of 5.2 runs. Lynch is registering an 18.2 strikeout percentage and a 9.7 walk percentage this season, with a 6.07 xERA and a .367 xwOBA, the latter two of which both rank in the bottom 4% of the league.

Yan Gomes grabbing seat for Oakland Thursday afternoon

Oakland Athletics catcher Yan Gomes is not in the starting lineup for Thursday afternoon's series finale against left-hander Daniel Lynch and the Kansas City Royals.

What It Means:

Gomes is grabbing a seat for the second time in three games. Sean Murphy is catching Paul Blackburn and batting seventh.

numberFire’s models project Murphy for 9.6 FanDuel points and he has a $2,300 salary on Thursday’s slate. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Athletics have an implied total of 5.2 runs. Lynch is registering an 18.2 strikeout percentage and a 9.7 walk percentage this season, with a 6.07 xERA and a .367 xwOBA, the latter two of which both rank in the bottom 4% of the league.

Royals' Edward Olivares out of lineup Thursday afternoon

Kansas City Royals outfielder Edward Olivares is not in the starting lineup for Thursday afternoon's series finale against right-hander Paul Blackburn and the Oakland Athletics.

What It Means:

Kyle Isbel is starting in center field over Olivares and hitting eighth.

numberFire’s models project Isbel for 7.9 FanDuel points and he has a $2,100 salary on Thursday’s slate. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Royals have an implied total of 4.8 runs. Through 22 1/3 innings this season, Blackburn is registering a 15.0 strikeout percentage and a 5.0 walk percentage this season, with a 4.89 xERA and a .334 xwOBA.

Tucker Barnhart on Reds' bench for Thursday matinee

Cincinnati Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart is not in the starting lineup for Thursday afternoon's series finale against rookie right-hander Connor Overton and the Pittsburgh Pirates.

What It Means:

Tyler Stephenson is making the start over Barnhart behind the plate and he will hit sixth. Overton is making his first career start after not allowing a run through his first 7 2/3 innings in the majors.

numberFire’s models project Stephenson for 11.2 FanDuel points and he has a $2,600 salary on Thursday’s slate. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Reds have an implied total of 4.5 runs.

Jacob Stallings joining Pirates' bench Thursday afternoon

Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Jacob Stallings is not in the starting lineup for Thursday afternoon's series finale against right-hander Tyler Mahle and the Cincinnati Reds.

What It Means:

Stallings is sitting while Michael Perez catches Connor Overton and hits seventh.

numberFire’s models project Perez for 8.0 FanDuel points and he has a $2,000 salary on Thursday’s slate. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Pirates have an implied total of 3.5 runs. Mahle is registering a 28.1 strikeout percentage and an 8.4 walk percentage this season, with a 3.81 xERA and a .298 xwOBA.

Athletics' Seth Brown sitting Thursday afternoon

Oakland Athletics second baseman/designated hitter Jed Lowrie is not in the starting lineup for Thursday afternoon's series finale against left-hander Daniel Lynch and the Kansas City Royals.

What It Means:

Brown was back in the lineup the past two games for the first time since being activated from the injured list. Chad Pinder is starting in right field over Brown and batting sixth Thursday afternoon.

numberFire’s models project Pinder for 10.7 FanDuel points and he has a $2,200 salary on Thursday’s slate. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Athletics have an implied total of 5.2 runs. Lynch is registering an 18.2 strikeout percentage and a 9.7 walk percentage this season, with a 6.07 xERA and a .367 xwOBA, the latter two of which both rank in the bottom 4% of the league.

Travis d'Arnaud taking seat Thursday afternoon for Atlanta

Atlanta Braves catcher Travis d'Arnaud is not in the starting lineup for Thursday afternoon's series finale against right-hander German Marquez and the Colorado Rockies.

What It Means:

d'Arnaud went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts in a loss to the Rockies on Wednesday and he is out of the lineup for Thursday's finale. William Contreras is starting behind the Braves' plate and batting eighth.

numberFire’s models project Contreras for 12.7 FanDuel points and he has a $2,700 salary on Thursday’s slate. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Braves have an implied total of 4.5 runs. Marquez is registering a 24.2 strikeout percentage and an 8.1 walk percentage this season, with a 3.86 xERA and a .300 xwOBA.

Garrett Hampson grabbing seat Thursday for Rockies

Colorado Rockies infielder Garrett Hampson is not in the starting lineup for Thursday afternoon's series finale against right-hander Ian Anderson and the Atlanta Braves.

What It Means:

Hampson is heading to the bench while Yonathan Daza starts in center field and hits eighth. Raimel Tapia is in the leadoff spot after Hampson led off last game.

numberFire’s models project Daza for 7.4 FanDuel points and he has a $2,100 salary on Thursday’s slate. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Rockies have an implied total of 3.5 runs. Anderson is registering a 23.0 strikeout percentage and a 10.1 walk percentage this season, with a 4.38 xERA and a .318 xwOBA.

Charlie Blackmon on Rockies' bench Thursday afternoon

Colorado Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon is not in the starting lineup for Thursday afternoon's series finale against right-hander Ian Anderson and the Atlanta Braves.

What It Means:

The Rockies appear to be giving Blackmon a routine breather. Sam Hilliard is covering right field while Raimel Tapia returns to the lineup to play left field and bat leadoff.

numberFire’s models project Tapia for 10.9 FanDuel points and he has a $2,700 salary on Thursday’s slate. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Rockies have an implied total of 3.5 runs. Anderson is registering a 23.0 strikeout percentage and a 10.1 walk percentage this season, with a 4.38 xERA and a .318 xwOBA.

Rockies' Colton Welker kept out of Thursday lineup

Colorado Rockies infielder Colton Welker is not in the starting lineup for Thursday afternoon's series finale against right-hander Ian Anderson and the Atlanta Braves.

What It Means:

Welker is taking a seat after making his fourth start in six games on Wednesday. Ryan McMahon is returning to third base in place of Welker and batting cleanup. Trevor Story is batting third.

numberFire’s models project McMahon for 9.8 FanDuel points and he has a $3,300 salary on Thursday’s slate. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Rockies have an implied total of 3.5 runs. Anderson is registering a 23.0 strikeout percentage and a 10.1 walk percentage this season, with a 4.38 xERA and a .318 xwOBA.

C.J. Cron on Colorado's sideline in Atlanta

Colorado Rockies first baseman C.J. Cron is not in the starting lineup for Thursday afternoon's series finale against right-hander Ian Anderson and the Atlanta Braves.

What It Means:

The Rockies appear to be giving Cron a routine rest day. Rio Ruiz is replacing Cron on first base and batting seventh.

numberFire’s models project Ruiz for 6.9 FanDuel points and he has a $2,000 salary on Thursday’s slate. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Rockies have an implied total of 3.5 runs. Anderson is registering a 23.0 strikeout percentage and a 10.1 walk percentage this season, with a 4.38 xERA and a .318 xwOBA.

Dom Nunez sitting for Colorado Thursday afternoon

Colorado Rockies catcher Dom Nunez is not in the starting lineup for Thursday afternoon's series finale against right-hander Ian Anderson and the Atlanta Braves.

What It Means:

Elias Diaz is returning to the lineup to start at catcher over Nunez and hit fifth.

numberFire’s models project Diaz for 11.1 FanDuel points and he has a $3,200 salary on Thursday’s slate. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Rockies have an implied total of 3.5 runs. Anderson is registering a 23.0 strikeout percentage and a 10.1 walk percentage this season, with a 4.38 xERA and a .318 xwOBA.

Giants' Mike Yastrzemski (elbow) scratched on Wednesday, Steven Duggar to start against Padres

San Francisco Giants outfielder Mike Yastrzemski (elbow) has been scratched from Wednesday's game against the San Diego Padres.

What It Means:

Yastrzemski has been removed from Wednesday's lineup due to an elbow injury and will be replaced by Steven Duggar. Duggar will start in center field and bat eighth versus right-hander Joe Musgrove and the Padres.

numberFire's models project Duggar for 9.7 FanDuel points on Wednesday. His salary is $2,200.

Henry Ramos in left field for Diamondbacks on Wednesday

Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Henry Ramos is batting sixth in Wednesday's lineup against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

What It Means:

Ramos will man left after David Peralta was rested against Arizona's rivals.

numberFire's models project Ramos to score 5.3 FanDuel points at the salary of $2,300.

Andrew Young operating second for Arizona on Wednesday

Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Andrew Young is batting seventh in Wednesday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

What It Means:

Young will start at second base after Ketel Marte was shifted to center field and Jake McCarthy was kept on Arizona's bench.

In a matchup against left-hander Julio Urias, our models project Young to score 8.7 FanDuel points.

Arizona's David Peralta resting on Wednesday

Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder David Peralta is not starting in Wednesday's contest against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

What It Means:

Peralta will sit on Wednesday night after Henry Ramos was picked as Arizona's left fielder.

Per Baseball Savant on 358 batted balls this season, Peralta has produced a 5.3% barrel rate and a .239 expected average.

Christian Walker hitting in cleanup spot for Arizona on Wednesday

Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Christian Walker is starting in Wednesday's lineup against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

What It Means:

Walker will operate first base after Seth Beer was left on the Diamondbacks' bench on Wednesday night.

In a righty versus lefty matchup against Julio Urias, our models project Walker to score 7.4 FanDuel points at the salary of $2,400.

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