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Jorge Soler at DH, leading off for Braves in World Series Game 1

Atlanta Braves outfielder Jorge Soler is playing designated hitter and batting leadoff in Game 1 of the World Series against left-hander Framber Valdez and the Houston Astros on Tuesday.

What It Means:

Eddie Rosario has been scorching at the plate, but the Braves are going to stick with using Soler at the top of the order against a lefty starter. Rosario is lined up in the five-hole. The full Game 1 lineup for Atlanta: Soler DH, Freddie Freeman 1B, Ozzie Albies 2B, Austin Riley 3B, Rosario LF, Adam Duvall CF, Travis d'Arnaud C, Joc Pederson RF, Dansby Swanson SS. Charlie Morton is the starting pitcher.

numberFire's models project Soler to score 10.81 FanDuel points on Tuesday. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Braves have an implied total of 4.02 runs. Valdez is registering a 3.09 SIERA, 20.6% strikeout rate, 7.9% walk rate, and 72.1% ground-ball rate through his three playoff starts. Soler had a .360 wOBA and 50.5% fly-ball rate this year against lefties.