William Contreras behind Braves' plate Thursday
Atlanta Braves catcher William Contreras is in the starting lineup for Thursday's series opener against right-hander John Gant and the St. Louis Cardinals.
Contreras will bat seventh and return behind the plate in place of Kevan Smith. Charlie Morton will be on the hill for Atlanta.
numberFire’s models project Contreras for 9.1 FanDuel points and he has a $2,400 salary on Thursday. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Braves have the second-highest implied total (5.4 runs) in the majors on Thursday. Gant has the worst walk rate (16.3 percent) among the slate's listed starters.
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