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Eric Thames out of the Brewers' lineup on Thursday

Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Eric Thames is not starting on Thursday against the Miami Marlins.

What It Means:

The Marlins are starting left-hander Dillon Peters, so Jesus Aguilar will get the start at first base tonight. Thames has homered in each of his past two starts.

For the rest of the season, numberFire projects Thames to hit .272 with 46 runs, 15 home runs, and 46 RBIs.

Source: Baseball Press

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Milwaukee's Jesus Aguilar in the lineup on Thursday

Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Jesus Aguilar is starting on Thursday against the Miami Marlins.

What It Means:

With left-hander Dillon Peters on the mound for the Marlins, Aguilar is getting the start at first base. Eric Thames will be available off the bench.

numberFire projects Aguilar for 10.0 FanDuel points at a salary of $2,400.

Source: Baseball Press

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Brewers' Jonathan Villar not starting on Thursday

Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Jonathan Villar is out of the lineup on Thursday against the Miami Marlins.

What It Means:

Hernan Perez is getting the start at second base, so Villar heads to the bench. Villar is hitting .288/.311/.356 with 1 home run, 7 RBIs, and 4 stolen bases.

For the rest of the season, numberFire projects Villar to hit .241 with 57 runs, 11 home runs, 37 RBIs, and 25 stolen bases.

Source: Baseball Press

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Brewers' Lorenzo Cain leading off on Thursday

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Lorenzo Cain is in the lineup on Thursday against the Miami Marlins.

What It Means:

Cain is starting in center field, and is batting leadoff as usual against Marlins left-hander Dillon Peters. Christian Yelich moves into left field, while Hernan Perez gets the start at second base. Jonathan Villar heads to the bench.

numberFire projects Cain for 11.1 FanDuel points at a cost of $3,200.

Source: Baseball Press

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Tomas Telis hits bench as Marlins return to National League park

Miami Marlins first baseman/catcher Tomas Telis is not starting on Thursday against the Milwaukee Brewers.

What It Means:

Telis went 3-for-8 with a double and an RBI while playing designated hitter and first base in his first two starts of the season during the Marlins' two-game set in New York against the Yankees. Justin Bour will play first while Telis hits the bench for today's series opener in Milwaukee.

Telis is averaging 2.5 FanDuel points in 16 appearances this season. numberFire projects him to hit .212 with 1 home run in limited work over the rest of the year.

Source: Baseball Press

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J.B. Shuck sitting for Marlins on Thursday

Miami Marlins outfielder J.B. Shuck is not in Thursday's lineup against the Milwaukee Brewers.

What It Means:

Cameron Maybin will move to right field while Lewis Brinson returns to center and Shuck hits the bench. He's gone 5-for-18 (.278) with 1 triple and 3 runs scored in five starts since joining the Marlins from Triple-A New Orleans.

Shuck is averaging 7.3 FanDuel points per game this season.

Source: Baseball Press

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Lewis Brinson returns to Marlins' lineup against Brewers

Miami Marlins outfielder Lewis Brinson is starting on Thursday against the Milwaukee Brewers.

What It Means:

Brinson returns to center field after being held out of the lineup for the Marlins' two-game series against the New York Yankees. He will bat eighth versus Brewers right-hander Chase Anderson while Cameron Maybin moves to right field and J.B. Shuck hits the bench.

numberFire's models project Brinson to score 6.9 FanDuel points at a cost of $2,000 on Thursday.

Source: Baseball Press

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Phillies' Jorge Alfaro getting the start behind the plate on Thursday

Philadelphia Phillies catcher Jorge Alfaro is in the lineup on Thursday against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

What It Means:

Alfaro will get the start at catcher and bat eighth against right-hander Jameson Taillon. Andrew Knapp returns to the bench after a pair of starts.

This season, Alfaro is batting .194/.275/.278 with 1 home run and 3 RBIs over 40 plate appearances.

Source: Baseball Press

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Braves' Freddie Freeman (wrist) in the lineup on Thursday

Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman (wrist) is starting on Thursday against the New York Mets.

What It Means:

Many feared the worst when Freeman took pitch to the same wrist that he fractured in 2017 on Wednesday night, but not only did he avoid any structural damage, but he's right back out there again on Thursday. The fantasy baseball world exhales.

numberFire projects Freeman for 15.2 FanDuel points at a cost of $4,400.

Source: Baseball Press

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Colin Moran returning to Thursday's lineup for Pirates

Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Colin Moran is returning to the starting lineup for Thursday's matchup with the Philadelphia Phillies.

What It Means:

With lefty Kyle Freeland as the opposing starter on Wednesday, Moran was kept to a backup role and notched a double off the bench. He's back in there tonight, replacing David Freese and hitting seventh against Jake Arrieta.

At $2,800, Moran is projected for 7.6 FanDuel points in Thursday's road matchup.

Source: Baseball Press

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