Recent MLB Player News

Juan Lagares starting for New York on Thursday

New York Mets outfielder Juan Lagares is in the lineup on Thursday in the team's game against the San Francisco Giants.

What It Means:

Lagares is getting the nod in center field while batting eighth in the order against Giants starter Madison Bumgarner.

Our models project Lagares for 7.6 FanDuel points across 4.00 plate appearances.

Adeiny Hechavarria sitting on Thursday for Mets

New York Mets infielder Adeiny Hechavarria is not in the lineup on Thursday in the team's game against the San Francisco Giants.

What It Means:

Hechavarria is being replaced at second base by Robinson Cano against Giants starter Madison Bumgarner.

In 111 plate appearances this season, Hechavarria has a .252 batting average and a .728 OPS.

Tomas Nido in Mets' Thursday lineup

New York Mets catcher Tomas Nido is starting on Thursday in the team's game against the San Francisco Giants.

What It Means:

Nido is getting the nod behind the plate while batting seventh in the order against Giants starter Madison Bumgarner.

Our models project Nido for 6.5 FanDuel points across 4.11 plate appearances.

Michael Conforto sitting on Thursday for Mets

New York Mets outfielder Michael Conforto is not in the lineup on Thursday in the team's game against the San Francisco Giants.

What It Means:

Conforto is being replaced in center field by Juan Lagares against Giants starter Madison Bumgarner.

In 368 plate appearances this season, Conforto has 17 home runs, 48 RBI, a .250 batting average and an .832 OPS.

Wilson Ramos sitting on Thursday for New York

New York Mets catcher Wilson Ramos is not in the lineup on Thursday in the team's game against the San Francisco Giants.

What It Means:

Ramos is being replaced behind the plate by Tomas Nido against Giants starter Madison Bumgarner.

In 299 plate appearances this season, Ramos has a .267 batting average and a .743 OPS.

Albert Pujols in Angels' Thursday lineup

Los Angeles Angels infielder Albert Pujols is starting on Thursday in the team's game against the Houston Astros.

What It Means:

Pujols is getting the nod at first base while batting fifth in the order against Astros starter Wade Miley.

Our models project Pujols for 8.7 FanDuel points across 4.15 plate appearances.

Mike Trout (calf) in Angels' Thursday lineup

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout is starting on Thursday in the team's game against the Houston Astros.

What It Means:

Trout is getting the nod at designated hitter, batting second in the order against Astros starter Wade Miley.

Our models project Trout for 14.3 FanDuel points across 4.48 plate appearances.

Matt Thaiss sitting on Thursday for Los Angeles

Los Angeles Angels infielder Matt Thaiss is not in the lineup on Thursday in team's game against the Houston Astros.

What It Means:

Thaiss is being replaced at first base by Albert Pujols against Astros starter Wade Miley.

In 23 plate appearances this season, Thaiss has a .143 batting average and a .551 OPS.

Shohei Ohtani not in Angels' Thursday lineup

Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani is sitting on Thursday in the team's game against the Houston Astros.

What It Means:

Ohtani is being replaced at designated hitter by Mike Trout against Astros starter Wade Miley.

In 244 plate appearances this season, Ohtani has a .303 batting average and a .907 OPS.

Gleyber Torres in Yankees' Thursday lineup for game two

New York Yankees infielder Gleyber Torres is starting on Thursday night in the team's game against the Tampa Bay Rays.

What It Means:

In the second game of the doubleheader, Torres is entering the lineup after sitting the first game. He'll join Mike Tauchman and Austin Romine in the lineup. Sitting will be DJ LeMahieu, Aaron Hicks and Gary Sanchez.

Our models project Torres for 7.2 FanDuel points across 3.81 plate appearances.

Tommy Pham starting on Thursday night for Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Tommy Pham is in the lineup on Thursday night in the team's game against the New York Yankees.

What It Means:

In the second game of the doubleheader, Pham is entering the lineup alongside Michael Brosseau and Mike Zunino.

Our models project Pham for 10.1 FanDuel points across 4.73 plate appearances.

Avisail Garcia not in lineup on Thursday for Rays in game two

In game two of the doubleheader, Avisail Garcia, Ji-Man Choi and Travis d'Arnaud are not in the lineup in Tampa Bay's game against the New York Yankees.

What It Means:

The Rays lost the first game 6-2, and they'll roll out a brand new lineup in the second game of the doubleheader.

In the loss, the trio combined for one hit across 11 plate appearances.

Eric Thames starting on Thursday for Milwaukee

Milwaukee Brewers infielder Eric Thames is in the lineup on Thursday in the team's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

What It Means:

Thames is getting the nod at first base while batting sixth in the order against Diamondbacks starter Merrill Kelly.

Our models project Thames for 12.6 FanDuel points across 4.26 plate appearances.

Mike Moustakas starting on Thursday for Milwaukee

Milwaukee Brewers infielder Mike Moustakas is in the lineup on Thursday in the team's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

What It Means:

Moustakas is getting the nod at third base while batting fourth in the order against Diamondbacks starter Merrill Kelly.

Our models project Moustakas for 13.2 FanDuel points across 4.48 plate appearances.

Yasmani Grandal starting on Thursday for Milwaukee

Milwaukee Brewers catcher Yasmani Grandal is in the lineup on Thursday in the team's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

What It Means:

Grandal is getting the nod behind the plate while batting third in the order against Diamondbacks starter Merrill Kelly.

Our models project Grandal for 13.4 FanDuel points across 4.59 plate appearances.

Tyler Saladino not in Brewers' Thursday lineup

Milwaukee Brewers infielder Tyler Saladino is sitting on Thursday in the team's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

What It Means:

Saladino is being replaced at third base by Mike Moustakas against Diamondbacks starter Merrill Kelly.

In 44 plate appearances this season, Saladino has a .093 batting average and a .207 OPS.

Manny Pina sitting for Brewers on Thursday

Milwaukee Brewers catcher Manny Pina is not in the lineup on Thursday in the team's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

What It Means:

Pina is being replaced behind the plate by Yasmani Grandal against Diamondbacks starter Merrill Kelly.

In 98 plate appearances this season, Pina has a .186 batting average and a .681 OPS.

Jesus Aguilar not in lineup on Thursday for Brewers

Milwaukee Brewers infielder Jesus Aguilar is sitting on Thursday in the team's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

What It Means:

Aguilar is being replaced at first base by Eric Thames against Diamondbacks starter Merrill Kelly.

In 242 plate appearances this season, Aguilar has a .229 batting average and a .712 OPS.

Max Stassi starting on Thursday for Houston

Houston Astros catcher Max Stassi is in the lineup on Thursday in the team's game against the Los Angeles Angels.

What It Means:

Stassi is getting the nod behind the plate while batting ninth in the order against Angels starter Matt Harvey.

Our models project Stassi for 5.9 FanDuel points across 4.00 plate appearances.

Yordan Alvarez in Astros' Thursday lineup

Houston Astros outfielder Yordan Alvarez is starting on Thursday in the team's game against the Los Angeles Angels.

What It Means:

Alvarez is getting the nod at designated hitter, batting fifth in the order against Angels starter Matt Harvey.

Our models project Alvarez for 11.6 FanDuel points across 4.44 plate appearances.

Robinson Chirinos sitting on Thursday for Houston

Houston Astros catcher Robinson Chirinos is not in the lineup on Thursday in the team's game against the Los Angeles Angels.

What It Means:

Chirinos is being replaced behind the plate by Max Stassi against Angels starter Matt Harvey.

In 290 plate appearances this season, Chirinos has a .216 batting average and a .767 OPS.

Jake Marisnick sitting on Thursday for Astros

Houston Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick is not in the lineup on Thursday in the team's game against the Los Angeles Angels.

What It Means:

Marisnick is being replaced in center field by George Springer against Angels starter Matt Harvey.

In 212 plate appearances this season, Marisnick has a .260 batting average and an .800 OPS.

Brandon Crawford starting for San Francisco on Thursday

San Francisco Giants infielder Brandon Crawford is in the lineup on Thursday in the team's game against the New York Mets.

What It Means:

Crawford is getting the nod at shortstop while batting fifth in the order against Mets starter Noah Syndergaard.

Our models project Crawford for 8.7 FanDuel points across 4.11 plate appearances.

Alex Dickerson starting on Thursday for Padres

San Francisco Giants outfielder Alex Dickerson is in the lineup on Thursday in the team's game against the New York Mets.

What It Means:

Dickerson is getting the nod in left field while batting fourth in the order against Mets starter Noah Syndergaard.

Our models project Dickerson for 9.6 FanDuel points across 4.22 plate appearances.

Donovan Solano sitting on Thursday for Giants

San Francisco Giants infielder Donovan Solano is not in the lineup on Thursday in the team's game against the New York Mets.

What It Means:

Solano is being replaced at shortstop by Brandon Crawford against Mets starter Noah Syndergaard.

In 106 plate appearances this season, Solano has a .337 batting average and an .837 OPS.

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