Martin Maldonado

FPPG: 6.2  |  FanDuel Salary: $2,100
FPPG: 6.2  |  FanDuel Salary: $2,100
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Martin Maldonado (trapezius) back for Astros versus Yankees

Houston Astros catcher Martin Maldonado (trapezius) is back in the lineup for Thursday afternoon's series finale against right-hander Gerrit Cole and the New York Yankees.

What It Means:

Maldonado was held out Wednesday following a collision at home plate on Tuesday that resulted in a trapezius contusion. He will return to catching duties in place of Jason Castro and hit ninth.

numberFire’s models project Maldonado for 9.1 FanDuel points and he has a $2,000 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.