Arizona's Alek Thomas taking over center field in Friday's World Series Game 1 matchup

Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Alek Thomas is batting seventh in Friday's World Series Game 1 lineup versus the Texas Rangers.

What It Means:

Thomas will patrol center field on the road after Corbin Carroll was moved to right, Tommy Pham was named Arizona's designated hitter, Evan Longoria was shifted to third base, and Emmanuel Rivera was benched.

In a matchup against right-hander Nathan Eovaldi, our models project Thomas to score 7.6 FanDuel points.