Michael Perez

FPPG: 5.5  |  FanDuel Salary: $2,000
FPPG: 5.5  |  FanDuel Salary: $2,000
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Michael Perez moving to Pittsburgh's bench Wednesday

Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Michael Perez is not in the starting lineup for Wednesday afternoon's series finale against right-hander Luis Castillo and the Cincinnati Reds.

What It Means:

Taylor Davis is starting at catcher over Perez and hitting eighth. Fellow backstop Jacob Stallings (concussion) recently resumed baseball activities and is progressing toward a return.

numberFire’s models project Davis for 12.4 FanDuel points and he has a $2,500 salary on Wednesday’s slate. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Pirates have an implied total of 3.5 runs. Castillo is registering a 24.0 strikeout percentage and a 9.2 walk percentage this season, with a 3.58 xERA and a .290 xwOBA.