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Brian Goodwin batting sixth for White Sox Thursday afternoon

Chicago White Sox outfielder Brian Goodwin is in the starting lineup for Thursday afternoon's series finale against right-hander Carlos Hernandez and the Kansas City Royals.

What It Means:

Goodwin is batting sixth and starting in right field. Leury Garcia is shifting to the hot corner on Thursday and into the leadoff spot. Yoan Moncada is batting third as the White Sox's designated hitter. Eloy Jimenez played DH on Wednesday but exited early with right groin tightness.

Per numberFire's MLB Heat Map, the White Sox have the highest implied total in the majors on Thursday (5.4 runs). Among qualified pitchers this season, Hernandez's walk rate (15.9 percent) ranks in the bottom three percent and his hard hit rate (46.5 percent) ranks in the bottom seven percent. Goodwin is our fifth-best point-per-dollar value among hitters on Thursday, as he has a $2,400 salary and our models project him to score 12.4 FanDuel points. Garcia is our No. 2 value among hitters, with a $2,300 salary and the same projected output.