Mitch Moreland GTD

FPPG: 6.7  |  FanDuel Salary: $2,500
FPPG: 6.7  |  FanDuel Salary: $2,500
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Mitch Moreland on Athletics' bench Thursday versus southpaw

Oakland Athletics first baseman Mitch Moreland is not in the lineup for Thursday afternoon's series finale against left-hander Kolby Allard and the Texas Rangers.

What It Means:

Matt Olson will cover first base as Moreland grabs a seat against the Rangers' southpaw. Ramon Laureano will be Oakland's designated hitter and Chad Pinder will return to the lineup in right field and bat fifth.

numberFire’s models project Laureano for 15.6 FanDuel points and he has a $3,900 salary on Thursday. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Athletics have an implied total of 4.3 runs. Allard is registering a 26.5 strikeout percentage with a 6.2 walk percentage this season.