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Max Kepler leading off for Twins in Wednesday's series finale

Minnesota Twins outfielder Max Kepler is leading off in Wednesday's series finale versus right-hander Justin Verlander and the Houston Astros.

What It Means:

Kepler is covering center field for Byron Buxton and moving back to the top of the order after hitting eighth in Tuesday's loss to the Houston Astros.

numberFire's models project Kepler for 11.2 FanDuel points on Wednesday. He's priced at $3,200.

Source: Baseball Press

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Cardinals' Lane Thomas starting Wednesday

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Lane Thomas is in the starting lineup on Wednesday against the Milwaukee Brewers.

What It Means:

Thomas is starting in center field in place of Dexter Fowler and batting eighth against Jhoulys Chacin.

Our models project Thomas to score 7.1 FanDuel points at a cost of $2,200 on Wednesday.

Source: Baseball Press

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Dexter Fowler not starting for St. Louis Wednesday

St. Louis Cardinals center fielder Dexter Fowler is not in the starting lineup on Wednesday against the Milwaukee Brewers.

What It Means:

Lane Thomas is starting in center field in his place.

Our models project Fowler to hit .224 with 11 home runs and 38 RBIs over 347 remaining plate appearances this season.

Source: Baseball Press

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Travis Shaw in Brewers' cleanup spot Wednesday

Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Travis Shaw is in the cleanup spot for Wednesday afternoon's series finale versus right-hander Adam Wainwright and the St. Louis Cardinals.

What It Means:

Shaw clubbed a pair of solo shots while batting fifth in the Brewers' loss to the Cardinals on Tuesday. He's tallied 3 taters in the past two games after hitting just 1 over his first 21 contests. Ryan Braun is in the five-hole on Wednesday.

numberFire's models project Freeman for 10.7 FanDuel points on Wednesday. He's priced at $2,400.

Source: Baseball Press

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Manny Pina sitting Wednesday for Milwaukee

Milwaukee Brewers catcher Manny Pina is not starting in Wednesday afternoon's series finale versus right-hander Adam Wainwright and the St. Louis Cardinals.

What It Means:

Yasmani Grandal is replacing Pina at catcher.

numberFire's models expect Pina to add 6 homers, 22 RBI, and 25 runs scored over the rest of the season.

Source: Baseball Press

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Christian Yelich taking breather for Brewers in Wednesday's finale

Milwaukee Brewers right fielder Christian Yelich is not in Wednesday afternoon's lineup versus the St. Louis Cardinals.

What It Means:

Yelich is getting his first day off this season after going hitless in three straight games. The 27-year-old is still boasting a .330/.441/.802 triple slash with 13 taters and 31 RBI through 111 plate appearances. Ben Gamel is starting in right field for Milwaukee on Wednesday.

numberFire's models expect Yelich to add 15 home runs, 63 RBI, 80 runs, and 15 steals over the rest of the season.

Source: Baseball Press

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Ben Gamel in right field for Brewers against Cardinals

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ben Gamel is starting in Wednesday afternoon's series finale versus right-hander Adam Wainwright and the St. Louis Cardinals.

What It Means:

Gamel is replacing Christian Yelich in right field and hitting sixth.

numberFire's models project Gamel for 9.1 FanDuel points on Wednesday. He's priced at $2,100.

Source: Baseball Press

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Eric Thames starting for Brewers Wednesday afternoon

Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Eric Thames is starting in Wednesday afternoon's series finale versus right-hander Adam Wainwright and the St. Louis Cardinals.

What It Means:

Thames is on first base in place of Jesus Aguilar and batting second. Yasmani Grandal is back at catcher while Manny Pina is on the bench.

numberFire's models project Thames for 13.5 FanDuel points on Wednesday. He could provide a solid return at a cost of only $2,500.

Source: Baseball Press

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Tyler Naquin out of Cleveland's lineup Wednesday

Cleveland Indians outfielder Tyler Naquin is out of Wednesday's lineup versus the Miami Marlins.

What It Means:

Naquin drove in the Indians' only run in Tuesday's loss to the Marlins. Carlos Gonzalez is taking Naquin's place in right field for Wednesday's matinee while Francisco Lindor is in the designated hitter spot. Mike Freeman is starting at shortstop.

numberFire's models expect Naquin to add 10 home runs, 38 RBI, and 37 runs over the rest of the season.

Source: Baseball Press

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Indians' Mike Freeman starting Wednesday afternoon

Cleveland Indians infielder Mike Freeman is starting on Wednesday afternoon versus right-hander Sandy Alcantara and the Miami Marlins.

What It Means:

Freeman is on shortstop and hitting ninth. Francisco Lindor is in the designated hitter spot while Carlos Gonzalez is in right field. Tyler Naquin is out of the lineup.

numberFire's models project Freeman for 7.1 FanDuel points on Wednesday. He's priced at $2,000.

Source: Baseball Press

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