Yadier Molina back behind Cardinals' plate Friday
St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is in the starting lineup for Friday afternoon's series opener against right-hander Kyle Hendricks and the Chicago Cubs.
Molina is catching for Wade LeBlanc and hitting fifth following two days of rest. He is replacing Andrew Knizner behind the plate on Friday.
numberFire’s models project Molina for 9.0 FanDuel points and he has a $3,600 salary on Friday. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Cardinals have an implied total of 3.6 runs. Among Friday's listed starters, Hendricks is registering the third-best walk rate this season (4.6 percent).
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