Austin Wells

FPPG: 9.6  |  FanDuel Salary: $2,600
FPPG: 9.6  |  FanDuel Salary: $2,600
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Austin Wells absent for Yankees Tuesday

New York Yankees catcher Austin Wells is not in the lineup for Tuesday's series opener against left-hander Yusei Kikuchi and the Toronto Blue Jays.

What It Means:

The left-handed hitting Wells will sit against a lefty. Kyle Higashioka will catch for Clarke Schmidt and hit eighth on Tuesday.

Per numberFire's MLB Heat Map, the Yankees' implied total is a middling 4.32 and the game total is 8.5. Kikuchi has a 3.81 ERA and 4.20 xERA this season, with a 41.9% hard-hit rate (bottom 30th percentile of league), 25.4% strikeout rate (65th), and 7.0% walk rate (71st).