Michael Perez behind Pirates' plate Monday
Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Michael Perez is in the starting lineup for Monday's series opener against right-hander Vladimir Gutierrez and the Cincinnati Reds.
Perez is catching Dillon Peters and hitting seventh. The Pirates placed Jacob Stallings on the concussion list and called up Taylor Davis from Triple-A Indianapolis.
numberFire’s models project Perez for 8.7 FanDuel points and he has a $2,000 salary on Monday’s slate. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Reds have an implied total of 5.3 runs, which is the highest in the majors on Monday. Gutierrez is registering a 17.7 strikeout percentage and an 8.9 walk percentage this season, with a 4.28 xERA and a .315 xwOBA.
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