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Austin Barnes behind the plate for Dodgers on Wednesday

Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes is batting eighth in Wednesday's lineup against the Colorado Rockies.

What It Means:

Barnes will make his fifth appearance behind the plate after Will Smith received a breather against the Rockies.

numberFire's models project Barnes to score 7.6 FanDuel points at the salary of $2,100.

Justin Turner hitting third for Dodgers on Wednesday night

Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner is starting in Wednesday's lineup against the Colorado Rockies.

What It Means:

Turner will operate the hot corner with Edwin Rios sitting out against the Rockies.

In a righty versus righty matchup against Colorado's Jon Gray, our models project Turner to score 11.0 FanDuel points at the salary of $3,700.

Dodgers' Will Smith receives a breather on Wednesday

Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Will Smith is out of Wednesday's lineup against the Colorado Rockies.

What It Means:

Smith will rest on Wednesday night after Austin Barnes was chosen as Los Angeles' starting catcher.

According to Baseball Savant on 19 batted balls this season, Smith has produced a 26.3% barrel rate and a .306 expected average.

Zach McKinstry in right field for Dodgers on Wednesday

Los Angeles Dodgers utility-man Zach McKinstry is batting seventh in Wednesday's game against the Colorado Rockies.

What It Means:

McKinstry will make his eighth appearance in the outfield after Chris Taylor received a breather on Wednesday night.

In a lefty versus righty matchup against Jon Gray, our models project McKinstry to score 8.2 FanDuel points at the salary of $3,000.

Chris Taylor out of Dodgers' Wednesday lineup against Rockies

Los Angeles Dodgers utility-man Chris Taylor is not starting in Wednesday's contest against the Colorado Rockies.

What It Means:

Taylor will head to the bench with Mookie Betts shifting to center field and Zach McKinstry in right.

Per Baseball Savant on 20 batted balls this season, Taylor has produced a 20% barrel rate and a .278 expected average.

Dom Nunez starting for Rockies Wednesday night

Colorado Rockies catcher Dom Nunez is in the lineup Wednesday in the team's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

What It Means:

Nunez is getting the nod behind the plate while batting eighth in the order against Dodgers starter Dustin May.

Our models project Nunez for 0.7 hits, 0.4 runs, 0.2 home runs, 0.3 RBI and 7.9 FanDuel points.

Matt Beaty batting sixth for Dodgers on Wednesday

Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Matt Beaty is starting in Wednesday's contest against the Colorado Rockies.

What It Means:

Beaty will man left field after A.J. Pollock was left out of Wednesday's lineup against their division rivals.

In a lefty versus righty matchup against Jon Gray, our models project Beaty to score 9.0 FanDuel points at the salary of $2,000.

White Sox's Nick Williams sitting on Wednesday

Chicago White Sox outfielder Nick Williams is not starting in Wednesday's lineup against the Cleveland Indians.

What It Means:

Williams will sit on Wednesday night after Andrew Vaughn was chosen as Chicago's starting left fielder.

According to Baseball Savant on six batted balls this season, Williams has produced a .126 expected average and a 33.3% hart hit rate.

White Sox starting Leury Garcia at shortstop on Wednesday

Chicago White Sox utility-man Leury Garcia is batting eighth in Wednesday's lineup against the Cleveland Indians.

What It Means:

Garcia will start against his division rival after Danny Mendick was given Wednesday night off.

In a matchup against right-hander Zach Plesac, our models project Garcia to score 7.8 FanDuel points at the salary of $2,100.

Elias Diaz sitting on Rockies for Wednesday

Colorado Rockies catcher Elias Diaz is not in the lineup Wednesday in the team's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

What It Means:

DIaz is being replaced behind the plate by Dom Nunez against Dodgers starter Dustin May.

In 24 plate appearances this season, Diaz has a .091 batting average with a .258 batting average and 2 runs.

Josh Fuentes sitting for Rockies Wednesday

Colorado Rockies infielder Josh Fuentes is not in the lineup Wednesday in the team's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

What It Means:

Fuentes is being replaced at third base by Ryan McMahon against Dodgers starter Dustin May.

In 37 plate appearances this season, Fuentes has a .189 batting average with a .486 OPS, 1 home run, 3 runs and 5 RBI.

Zack Collins batting sixth for Chicago on Wednesday night

Chicago White Sox catcher Zack Collins is starting in Wednesday's game against the Cleveland Indians.

What It Means:

Collins will make his fourth appearance behind the plate this season after Yasmani Grandal was given a break on Wednesday night.

Our models project Collins to score 6.8 FanDuel points at the salary of $2,600.

White Sox's Yasmani Grandal receives Wednesday off

Chicago White Sox catcher Yasmani Grandal is not starting in Wednesday's contest against the Cleveland Indians.

What It Means:

Grandal will head to the bench after Zack Collins was announced as Wednesday's starting catcher against their division rivals.

Per Baseball Savant on 19 batted balls this season, Grandal has produced a 5.3% barrel rate and a .211 expected average.

Ender Inciarte starting on Wednesday for Atlanta

Atlanta Braves outfielder Ender Inciarte is in the lineup Wednesday in the team's game against the Miami Marlins.

What It Means:

Inciarte is getting the nod in center field while batting eighth in the order against Marlins starter Nick Neidert.

Our models project Inciarte for 0.6 hits, 0.4 runs, 0.3 RBI and 7.7 FanDuel points.

Yermin Mercedes hitting fifth for White Sox on Wednesday

Chicago White Sox catcher Yermin Mercedes is starting in Wednesday's lineup against the Cleveland Indians.

What It Means:

Mercedes will handle designated hitting duties with Jake Lamb sitting out against the Indians.

In a righty versus righty matchup against Zach Plesac, numberFire's models project Mercedes to score 7.0 FanDuel points at the salary of $3,300.

Austin Riley in Braves' Wednesday lineup

Atlanta Braves infielder Austin Riley is starting Wednesday in the team's game against the Miami Marlins.

What It Means:

Riley is getting the nod at third base while batting seventh in the order against Marlins starter Nick Neidert.

Our models project Riley for 0.8 hits, 0.4 runs, 0.1 home runs, 0.4 RBI and 7.7 FanDuel points.

Andrew Vaughn in left field for White Sox on Wednesday night

Chicago White Sox first baseman / outfielder Andrew Vaughn is batting seventh in Wednesday's contest against the Cleveland Indians.

What It Means:

Vaughn will make his seventh appearance during the 2021 season after Nick Williams was left out of Wednesday's lineup against Cleveland.

In a righty versus righty matchup against Zach Plesac, our models project Vaughn to score 7.2 FanDuel points at the salary of $2,100.

Sam Hilliard starting on Wednesday for Rockies

Colorado Rockies outfielder Sam Hilliard is in the lineup Wednesday in the team's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

What It Means:

Hilliard is getting the nod in center field while batting seventh in the order agaisnt Dodgers starter Dustin May.

Our models project Hilliard for 0.7 hits, 0.6 runs, 0.2 home runs, 0.8 RBI and 11.1 FanDuel points.

Amed Rosario hitting sixth for Cleveland on Wednesday

Cleveland Indians shortstop Amed Rosario is starting in Wednesday's matchup against the Chicago White Sox.

What It Means:

Rosario will start at shortstop after Andres Gimenez was left out of Wednesday's lineup against Cleveland's division rivals.

In a righty versus lefty matchup against Carlos Rodon, our models project Rosario to score 10.2 FanDuel points at the salary of $2,100.

Cleveland's Yu Chang operating first base on Wednesday night

Cleveland Indians infielder Yu Chang is batting ninth in Wednesday's game against the Chicago White Sox.

What It Means:

Chang will make his ninth appearance this season after Jaker Bauers was sent to the bench against left-hander Carlos Rondon.

numberFire's models project Chang to score 9.1 FanDuel points at the salary of $2,000.

Cristian Pache sitting for Atlanta on Wednesday

Atlanta Braves outfielder Cristian Pache is not in the lineup Wednesday in the team's game against the Miami Marlins.

What It Means:

Pache is being replaced in center field by Ender Inciarte against Marlins starter Nick Neidert.

In 31 plate appearances this season, Pache has a .133 batting average with a .361 OPS and 3 runs.

Ben Gamel heads to Cleveland's bench on Wednesday

Cleveland Indians outfielder Ben Gamel is not starting in Wednesday's lineup against the Chicago White Sox.

What It Means:

Gamel will receive a break on Wednesday night after Jordan Luplow was named Cleveland's starting centerfielder.

According to Baseball Savant on six batted balls this season, Gamel has produced a .080 expected average and a 33.3% hard hit rate.

Cleveland's Jordan Luplow batting leadoff on Wednesday night

Cleveland Indians outfielder Jordan Luplow is starting in Wednesday's contest against the Chicago White Sox.

What It Means:

Luplow will man centerfield after Ben Gamel was sent to the bench against left-hander Carlos Rondon.

Our models project Luplow to score 12.5 FanDuel points at the salary of $3,000.

Corey Dickerson starting for Marlins on Wednesday

Miami Marlins outfielder Corey Dickerson is in the lineup Wednesday in the team's game against the Atlanta Braves.

What It Means:

Dickerson is getting the nod in left field while batting leadoff against Braves starter Charlie Morton.

Our models project Dickerson for 1.1 hits, 0.5 runs, 0.1 home runs, 0.7 RBI and 10.6 FanDuel points.

Roman Quinn in center field for Phillies on Wednesday

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Roman Quinn is batting eighth in Wednesday's lineup against the New York Mets.

What It Means:

Quinn will make his 11th appearance during the 2021 season after Adam Haseley was ruled out for personal reasons.

numberFire's models project Quinn to score 8.3 FanDuel points at the salary of $2,000.

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