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Buster Posey sitting for San Francisco Thursday afternoon

San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey is not in the starting lineup for Thursday afternoon's series finale against right-hander Yu Darvish and the San Diego Padres.

What It Means:

Posey is taking a breather after starting the last three games and four of the last five. Curt Casali is catching Logan Webb and batting eighth. Kris Bryant is moving up a couple spots to bat third.

7.3 2,000 numberFire’s models project Casali for 7.3 FanDuel points and he has a $2,000 salary on Thursday’s slate. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Giants have an implied total of 3.8 runs. Darvish is registering a 29.1 strikeout percentage and a 5.8 walk percentage this season, with a 3.23 xERA and a .276 xwOBA.