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Max Stassi catching for Angels on Tuesday

Los Angeles Angels catcher Max Stassi is batting seventh in Tuesday's lineup against the Houston Astros.

What It Means:

Stassi will start behind the plate after Kurt Suzuki was rested against Houston.

In a righty versus righty matchup against Jose Urquidy, our models project Stassi to score 9.6 FanDuel points at the salary of $2,300.

Kurt Suzuki out of Angels' Tuesday lineup against Houston

Los Angeles Angels catcher Kurt Suzuki is not starting in Tuesday's game against the Houston Astros.

What It Means:

Suzuki will receive the night off after Max Stassi was announced as Tuesday's starting catcher for Packy Naughton.

Per Baseball Savant on 168 batted balls this season, Suzuki has produced a 3.6% barrel rate and a .206 expected average.

Juan Lagares in center field for Los Angeles on Tuesday

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Juan Lagares is batting ninth in Tuesday's contest against the Houston Astros.

What It Means:

Lagares will patrol center after Brandon Marsh was given a breather against the Astros.

In a matchup against right-hander Jose Urquidy, our models project Lagares to score 8.0 FanDuel points at the salary of $2,200.

Brandon Marsh sent to Angels' bench on Tuesday night

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Brandon Marsh is not starting in Tuesday's lineup against the Houston Astros.

What It Means:

Marsh will sit against his division competition after Juan Lagares was named Tuesday's starting center fiedler.

According to Baseball Savant on 118 batted balls this season, Marsh has produced a 10.2% barrel rate and a .252 expected average.

Dodgers place Cody Bellinger (rib) on injured list, Luke Raley to start on Tuesday

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder / first baseman Cody Bellinger (rib) was placed on the 10-day injured list on Tuesday.

What It Means:

Bellinger will head to injured list for the third time after the Dodgers' slugger suffered a left rib fracture. Luke Raley will bat eighth and man right with Mookie Betts shifting to center field on Tuesday night.

In a matchup against right-hander Antonio Senzatela, Raley's FanDuel salary stands at $2,500.

Chicago's Alfonso Rivas (finger) scratched on Tuesday, Trayce Thompson batting seventh

Chicago Cubs utility-man Alfonso Rivas (finger) was placed on the 10-day injured list.

What It Means:

Trayce Thompson will start in right field with Ian Happ moving in left for an inactive Alfonso Rivas.

In a matchup against right-hander Griffin Jax, Thompson's FanDuel salary stands at $2,000.

Alex Bregman on Astros' bench Tuesday night

Houston Astros infielder Alex Bregman is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against rookie left-hander Packy Naughton and the Los Angeles Angels.

What It Means:

The Astros appear to be giving Bregman a breather after he started the previous five games. Aledmys Diaz is replacing Bregman on third base and batting sixth. Yuli Gurriel is hitting second and Carlos Correa is cleaning up for Houston.

numberFire’s models project Diaz for 9.5 FanDuel points and he has a $2,100 salary on Tuesday’s slate. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Astros have an implied total of 5.5 runs. Through Naughton's first 16 2/3 innings in the majors, he is registering a 14.3 strikeout percentage and an 10.4 walk percentage, with a 4.47 xERA and a .321 xwOBA.

Mariners' Abraham Toro absent from Tuesday lineup

Seattle Mariners infielder Abraham Toro is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against right-hander Paul Blackburn and the Oakland Athletics.

What It Means:

The Mariners appear to be giving Toro a routine breather. Dylan Moore is moving to second base while Jake Fraley is returning to the lineup to play left field and hit eighth.

numberFire’s models project Fraley for 8.5 and Moore for 8.6 FanDuel points, and they both have $2,200 salaries on Tuesday’s slate. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Mariners have an implied total of 4.0 runs. Blackburn is registering a 14.8 strikeout percentage and a 5.7 walk percentage this season, with a 5.36 xERA and a .348 xwOBA.

Luis Torrens sitting Tuesday night for Seattle

Seattle Mariners designated hitter Luis Torrens is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against right-hander Paul Blackburn and the Oakland Athletics.

What It Means:

The Mariners also held Torrens out of the last lineup against a starting southpaw. Mitch Haniger is covering the DH role and batting cleanup. Jake Bauers is returning to the lineup to play right field and hit sixth.

numberFire’s models project Haniger for 13.2 FanDuel points and he has a $3,700 salary on Tuesday’s slate. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Mariners have an implied total of 4.0 runs. Blackburn is registering a 14.8 strikeout percentage and a 5.7 walk percentage this season, with a 5.36 xERA and a .348 xwOBA.

Trent Grisham in center field for San Diego on Tuesday

San Diego Padres outfielder Trent Grisham is batting eighth in Tuesday's game against the San Francisco Giants.

What It Means:

Grisham will man center after Fernando Tatis Jr. was shifted to shortstop, Jake Cronenworth was moved to first base, and Eric Hosmer was benched.

In a matchup against right-hander Kevin Gausman, our models project Grisham to score 7.9 FanDuel points at the salary of 52,700.

Henry Ramos on Diamondbacks' bench against Atlanta

Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Henry Ramos is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against rookie right-hander Jesus Chavez and the Atlanta Braves.

What It Means:

Ramos made the start in right field for Monday's series opener. Daulton Varsho is shifting to right field and batting leadoff Tuesday. Jake McCarthy is entering the lineup to play center field and hit seventh.

numberFire’s models project Varsho for 10.1 FanDuel points and he has a $2,500 salary on Tuesday’s slate. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Diamondbacks have an implied total of 4.3 runs.

Josh Rojas resting for Diamondbacks Tuesday night

Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Josh Rojas is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against rookie right-hander Jesus Chavez and the Atlanta Braves.

What It Means:

The Diamondbacks appear to be giving Rojas a routine breather. Ildemaro Vargas is shifting to shortstop and Daulton Varsho is moving up into the leadoff spot. Josh VanMeter is returning to the lineup to play third base and bat fifth.

numberFire’s models project JVM for 9.4 FanDuel points and he has a $2,100 salary on Tuesday’s slate. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Diamondbacks have an implied total of 4.3 runs.

Jurickson Profar hitting sixth for Padres on Tuesday

San Diego Padres utility-man Jurickson Profar is starting in Tuesday's contest against the San Francisco Giants.

What It Means:

Profar will operate right field after Wil Myers was sent to San Diego's bench against their division rivals.

numberFire's models project Profar to score 8.0 FanDuel points at the salary of $2,100.

San Diego's Eric Hosmer resting on Tuesday

San Diego Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer is not starting in Tuesday's game against the San Francisco Giants.

What It Means:

Hosmer will sit on Tuesday night after Jake Cronenworth was moved to first base, Fernando Tatis Jr. was shifted to shortstop, and Trent Grisham was named San Diego's starting center fielder.

Per Baseball Savant on 383 batted balls this season, Hosmer has produced a 6% barrel rate and a .267 expected average.

LaMonte Wade Jr. starting for San Francisco Tuesday

San Francisco Giants outfielder LaMonte Wade Jr. is in the lineup Tuesday in the team's game against the San Diego Padres.

What It Means:

Wade is getting the nod in right field while batting fourth in the order against Padres starter Joe Musgrove.

Our models project Wade for 0.9 hits, 0.5 runs, 0.2 home runs, 0.5 RBI and 9.9 FanDuel points.

Astros' Chas McCormick moving to bench Tuesday

Houston Astros outfielder Chas McCormick is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against rookie left-hander Packy Naughton and the Los Angeles Angels.

What It Means:

McCormick is moving to the bench after making three straight starts for Houston. Jake Meyers is replacing McCormick in center field and hitting eighth.

numberFire’s models project Meyers for 12.7 FanDuel points and he has a $2,200 salary on Tuesday’s slate, making him our second-best point-per-dollar value among active hitters. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Astros have an implied total of 5.5 runs. Through Naughton's first 16 2/3 innings in the majors, he is registering a 14.3 strikeout percentage and an 10.4 walk percentage, with a 4.47 xERA and a .321 xwOBA.

Donovan Solano sitting on Tuesday for Giants

San Francisco Giants infielder Donovan Solano is not in the lineup Tuesday in the team's game against the San Diego Padres.

What It Means:

Solano is being replaced at second base by Tommy La Stella against Padres starter Joe Musgrove.

In 203 plate appearances this season, Solano has a .326 batting average with an .828 OPS, 3 home runs, 22 runs and 29 RBI.

Mike Yastrzemski starting for Giants Tuesday night

San Francisco Giants outfielder Mike Yastrzemski is in the lineup Tuesday in the team's game against the San Diego Padres.

What It Means:

Yastrzemski is getting the nod in center field while batting eighth in the order against Padres starter Joe Musgrove.

Our models project Yastrzemski for 0.8 hits, 0.5 runs, 0.1 home runs, 0.4 RBI and 9.2 FanDuel points.

Tommy La Stella starting on Tuesday for Giants

San Francisco Giants infielder Tommy La Stella is in the lineup Tuesday in the team's game against the San Diego Padres.

What It Means:

La Stella is getting the nod at second base while batting leadoff against Padres starter Joe Musgrove.

Our models project La Stella for 1.2 hits, 0.4 runs, 0.1 home runs, 0.5 RBI and 9.9 FanDuel points.

Atlanta's Travis d'Arnaud starting behind the plate on Tuesday night

Atlanta Braves catcher Travis d'Arnaud is batting seventh in Tuesday's lineup against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

What It Means:

d'Arnaud will catch in Arizona after William Contreras was given the night off against the Diamondbacks.

In a matchup against right-hander Luke Weaver, our models project d'Arnaud to score 10.7 FanDuel points at the salary of $2,800.

Dodgers starting Cody Bellinger in center field on Tuesday

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder / first baseman Cody Bellinger is batting eighth in Tuesday's lineup against the Colorado Rockies.

What It Means:

Bellinger will patrol center after Chris Taylor was sent to Los Angeles' bench on Tuesday night.

numberFire's models project Bellinger to score 11.1 FanDuel points at the salary of $2,900.

Max Muncy batting cleanup for Dodgers on Tuesday night

Los Angeles Dodgers utility-man Max Muncy is starting in Tuesday's lineup against the Colorado Rockies.

What It Means:

Muncy will operate first base after Albert Pujols was given a breather in Colorado.

In a lefty versus righty matchup against Antonio Senzatela, our models project Muncy to score 17.2 FanDuel points at the salary of $4,100.

Darin Ruf sitting on Tuesday for San Francisco

San Francisco Giants infielder/outfielder Darin Ruf is not in the lineup Tuesday in the team's game against the San Diego Padres.

What It Means:

Ruf is being replaced in left field by Kris Bryant against Padres starter Joe Musgrove.

In 100 plate appearances this season, Ruf has a .276 batting average with an .887 OPS, 5 home runs, 11 runs and 18 RBI.

Sam Hilliard sitting for Rockies Tuesday night

Colorado Rockies outfielder Sam Hilliard is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's series opener against left-hander Julio Urias and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

What It Means:

Ryan Vilade is starting in left field over Hilliard and hitting eighth.

numberFire’s models project Vilade for 4.6 FanDuel points, the lowest score among active hitters, and he has a $2,500 salary on Tuesday’s slate. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Rockies have an implied total of 4.7 runs. Urias is registering a 5.2 walk percentage this season that ranks in the top 8% of the league.

Tyrone Taylor starting for Milwaukee Tuesday

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Tyrone Taylor is in the lineup Tuesday in the team's game against the St. Louis Cardinals.

What It Means:

Taylor is getting the nod in center field while batting eighth in the order against Cardinals starter Jake Woodford.

Our models project Taylor for 0.8 hits, 0.5 runs, 0.1 home runs, 0.5 RBI and 8.9 FanDuel points.

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