Kyle Tucker in right field for Astros Thursday afternoon
Houston Astros outfielder Kyle Tucker will bat seventh and play right field in Thursday afternoon's series finale against right-hander Gerrit Cole and the New York Yankees.
Tucker is back in the lineup after being held out Wednesday against a left-hander. He will replace Aledmys Diaz in left field. Tucker is hitting just .183/.241/.356 with 5 home runs and 23 strikeouts through 117 plate appearances.
numberFire’s models project Tucker for 9.9 FanDuel points and he has a $2,800 salary on Thursday. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Astros have the second-lowest implied total (3.2 runs) out of the 16 teams playing. Cole owns the highest strikeout percentage (44.1) and lowest walk percentage (2.1) out of Thursday's listed starters.
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