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Luis Valbuena back in the Angels' lineup against Texas

Los Angeles Angels infielder Luis Valbuena is in the starting lineup for Tuesday's home game against the Texas Rangers.

What It Means:

Jefry Marte got the start at third base in Valbuena's place last night, but he'll head back to the bench while Valbuena mans the hot corner and bats sixth against Rangers' righty Tyson Ross.

numberFire's models have Valbuena as a decent fantasy value tonight, projecting him for 9.6 FanDuel points while priced at $2,700.

Ben Revere in the Angels' lineup, batting leadoff on Tuesday

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Ben Revere is back in the Angels' starting lineup for Tuesday's home game against the Texas Rangers.

What It Means:

Cameron Maybin spelled Revere in left field on Monday, but Revere will be back in the lineup and batting leadoff against Rangers' righty Tyson Ross.

Revere is priced at only $3,100 on FanDuel tonight, offering decent value out of the leadoff spot while the Angels boast a solid 5.18 implied total.

Brewers' Orlando Arcia out on Tuesday

Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Orlando Arcia is not in the starting lineup against the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday.

What It Means:

It's a routine day off for Arcia, and he'll be replaced in the starting lineup by Eric Sogard.

Arcia is slashing .280/.325/.416 with a .314 wOBA, 12 home runs, 12 stolen bases and 40 RBI through 119 games in 2017. numberFire's models project him to bat .254 while adding 2 home runs, 4 steals and 12 RBI in 133 plate appearances over the remainder of the season.

Brewers' Eric Sogard in the starting lineup against the Giants

Milwaukee Brewers infielder Eric Sogard is in the starting lineup for Tuesday's road game against the San Francisco Giants.

What It Means:

Orlando Arcia is getting a routine day off, and Sogard will take his place in the lineup and bat seventh against Giants' righty Jeff Samardzija.

Sogard is only $2,500 on FanDuel tonight, and even in a tough matchup, his .363 wOBA against right-handed pitching leaves him as a viable value play in this one.

Nick Hundley on Giants' bench versus Brewers

San Francisco Giants catcher Nick Hundley is not starting on Tuesday against the Milwaukee Brewers.

What It Means:

Hundley will return to the bench after filling in for Buster Posey behind the plate on Monday. He owns a .263/.288/.434 slash across 72 games this season.

numberFire's models project Hundley to turn in a .263 batting average with 2 home runs, 8 RBI, and 6 runs scored in 61 plate appearances over the remainder of the year.

Carlos Asuaje returns to Padres' Tuesday lineup

San Diego Padres second baseman Carlos Asuaje is back in the starting lineup on Tuesday against the St. Louis Cardinals.

What It Means:

Asuaje got the day off Sunday against a left-hander, but after a team day off Monday, he's back in action at second base Tuesday. Asuaje is hitting second against righty Lance Lynn.

Our models project Asuaje for 8.4 FanDuel points at a cost of $2,500.

Buster Posey starting, batting cleanup for Giants on Tuesday

San Francisco Giants catcher/first baseman Buster Posey is starting on Tuesday against the Milwaukee Brewers.

What It Means:

Posey returns after getting a breather on Monday. He will catch right-hander Jeff Samardzija and bat cleanup versus Brewers righty Jimmy Nelson. Nick Hundley will be available off the bench after starting behind the dish on Monday for the Giants.

The Giants have one of the lowest implied totals on Tuesday's slate with just 3.72 runs, and in a pitcher-friendly matchup (7.5 over/under, 0.930 park factor), their lineup may be limited on fantasy upside.

Manny Pina in the Brewers' lineup on Tuesday

Milwaukee Brewers catcher Manny Pina is in the starting lineup for Tuesday's road clash with the San Francisco Giants.

What It Means:

Stephen Vogt got the start behind the dish on Monday, but he'll head to the bench while Pina resumes catching duties and bats sixth against Giants' righty Jeff Samardzija today.

The Brewers have a weak 3.78 implied total in this one, and with a middling .328 wOBA against righties, Pina offers very little value priced at $2,800 on FanDuel.

Austin Hedges is back in Padres' lineup on Tuesday

San Diego Padres catcher Austin Hedges is starting behind the plate on Tuesday against the St. Louis Cardinals.

What It Means:

Hector Sanchez started behind the plate on Sunday but it will he Hedges coming off a couple of days rest for Tuesday's series opener against St. Louis. He is hitting seventh against right-hander Lance Lynn.

Our models project Hedges for 8.3 FanDuel points at a cost of $2,100, making him a nice value target at catcher Tuesday.

Drew Robinson in the lineup for Texas on Tuesday

Texas Rangers utility man Drew Robinson is in the starting lineup against the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday.

What It Means:

Ryan Rua got the start in left field on Monday, but he'll head back to the bench while Robinson starts in left field and bats ninth against Angels' righty Ricky Nolasco tonight.

numberFire's models have Robinson as a solid value tonight, projecting him for 8.2 FanDuel points while priced at $2,200.

Jabari Blash not in Padres' lineup against Cardinals

San Diego Padres outfielder Jabari Blash is sitting out Tuesday against the St. Louis Cardinals.

What It Means:

Blash started in right field Sunday, and he scored the Padres' only run. He'll take a seat on Tuesday as the Padres shuffle around their order against right-hander Lance Lynn.

Our models project Blash to post a .205 batting average, with 1 home run, 4 RBI, and 4 runs scored over 46 plate appearances remaining this season.

Indians-Red Sox delayed on Tuesday due to rain

First pitch has been delayed in Tuesday's matchup between the Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox.

What It Means:

The game was originally scheduled to start at 7:10 ET. There's some light rain that is expected to pass through, so they should be able to play this one tonight.

Stephen Piscotty is hitting seventh Tuesday for Cardinals

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Stephen Piscotty is moving down the order on Tuesday against the San Diego Padres.

What It Means:

Piscotty hit up in the two hole on Sunday going 2-for-4 with a pair of singles. However, with Tommy Pham back in action, Piscotty is falling to seventh against southpaw Clayton Richard.

Our models project Piscotty for 8.8 FanDuel points for a price of $2,600.

Kansas City's Alex Gordon in the lineup against the Rockies

Kansas City Royals outfielder Alex Gordon is in the starting lineup against the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday.

What It Means:

Jorge Bonfiacio started in right field on Sunday, but he'll head back to the bench while Melky Cabrera slides into right and Alex Gordon enters the starting lineup in left field and bats ninth against Rockies' righty Jon Gray.

Even at minimum-salary ($2,000) on FanDuel, numberFire's 6.9 fantasy point projection for Gordon doesn't represent especially strong value tonight.

Randal Grichuk is sitting out Tuesday in St. Louis

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Randal Gruchuk is not in the lineup on Tuesday against the San Diego Padres.

What It Means:

Grichuk took over for Tommy Pham on Sunday, but he'll take a seat Tuesday to start the Cards' series with the Padres.

Our models project Grichuk for a .253 batting average, with 5 home runs, 15 RBI, and 14 runs scored over 108 plate appearances remaining this season.

Chase Utley on Dodgers' bench versus Pirates

Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Chase Utley is not starting on Tuesday against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

What It Means:

Utley has been in the starting lineup for the past three games, going a combined 2-for-11 in that span. Logan Forsythe will start at second base and bat eighth on Tuesday versus Pirates right-hander Jameson Taillon.

numberFire's models project Utley to turn in a .259 batting average with 2 home runs, 9 RBI, and 11 runs scored in 92 plate appearances over the remainder of the year.

Tommy Pham back in Cardinals' lineup on Tuesday

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Tommy Pham is in the starting lineup on Tuesday against the San Diego Padres.

What It Means:

Pham got a rest on Sunday Night Baseball, as Randal Grichuk took over in left. However, he'll take a seat on Tuesday with Pham getting back in action. Pham is hitting second against southpaw Clayton Richard.

Our models project Pham for 12.5 FanDuel points at a cost of $3,500.

Salvador Perez back in the lineup for Kansas City

Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez is back in the starting lineup at home against the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday.

What It Means:

Cam Gallagher spelled Perez behind the dish on Sunday, but Gallagher heads back to the bench while Perez resumes catching duties and bats fifth against Rockies' righty Jon Gray.

numberFire's models have Perez as a fairly weak value today, projecting him for 9.5 FanDuel points while priced at $3,000.

Logan Forsythe back in Dodgers' lineup on Tuesday

Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Logan Forsythe is starting on Tuesday against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

What It Means:

Chase Utley drew the start at second base on Monday for the Dodgers, but Forsythe will slide back in tonight and bat eighth versus Pirates right-hander Jameson Taillon.

numberFire's models project Forsythe to score 8.1 FanDuel points at a cost of $3,000 on Tuesday.

David Freese absent from Pirates' lineup on Tuesday night

Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman David Freese is not starting on Tuesday against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

What It Means:

It's just a breather for Freese, who is batting .257/.373/.373 with 9 home runs and 43 RBI in 394 plate appearances (101 games) this season. Josh Harrison will start at third base for Pittsburgh while Adam Frazier mans second versus right-hander Brock Stewart and the Dodgers.

numberFire's models project Freese to turn in a .262 batting average with 3 home runs, 13 RBI, 12 runs scored, and 119 plate appearances over the remainder of the season.

Royals' Brandon Moss in the lineup on Tuesday

Kansas City Royals outfielder Brandon Moss is in the starting lineup for Tuesday's home game against the Colorado Rockies.

What It Means:

Moss got a routine day off on Sunday, but Cheslor Cuthbert will head back to the bench while Moss returns to the designated hitter spot and bats seventh against Rockies' righty Jon Gray tonight.

numberFire's models have Moss as a top value on FanDuel tonight, projecting him for 10.5 fantasy points while priced at $2,300.

Adam Frazier starting for Pirates on Tuesday

Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder/second baseman Adam Frazier is starting on Tuesday against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

What It Means:

Frazier will start at second base and bat second versus Dodgers right-hander Brock Stewart while Josh Harrison mans the hot corner for Pittsburgh and David Freese grabs a seat on the bench.

numberFire's models project Frazier to score 8.2 FanDuel points at a cost of $3,300 on Tuesday.

Josh Bell in Pirates' lineup against Dodgers

Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Josh Bell is starting on Tuesday against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

What It Means:

Bell will bat cleanup versus Dodgers right-hander Brock Stewart in his return to the starting lineup on Tuesday. Jose Osuna will return to the bench after getting the nod at first base in yesterday's series opener.

numberFire's models project Bell to score 10.7 FanDuel points at a cost of $3,900 on Tuesday.

John Jaso starting on Tuesday for Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder/first baseman John Jaso is starting on Tuesday against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

What It Means:

Jaso will start in right field and bat sixth versus Dodgers right-hander Brock Stewart. Sean Rodriguez will be available off the Pirates' bench.

numberFire's models project Jaso to score 12.0 FanDuel points at a cost of $3,300 on Tuesday.

Elias Diaz catching for Pirates versus Dodgers

Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Elias Diaz is starting on Tuesday against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

What It Means:

Diaz will catch right-hander Jameson Taillon and bat seventh versus Dodgers righty Brock Stewart. Chris Stewart will be available off the Pirates' bench.

numberFire's models project Diaz to score 6.9 FanDuel points at a cost of $2,100 on Tuesday.

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