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Yankees' Chase Headley is on the bench Saturday

New York Yankees first/third baseman Chase Headley is out of the lineup on Saturday.

What It Means:

Garrett Cooper will fill in at first base as Headley gets a breather on Saturday night.

For the rest of the season, our models project Headley for 30 runs scored and a .263 batting average in 234 plate appearances.

Garrett Cooper starting at first base as New York faces Seattle

New York Yankees first baseman Garrett Cooper is in the lineup, batting eighth, versus the Seattle Mariners on Saturday.

What It Means:

Cooper is filling in for Chase Headley, who gets a routine day off on Saturday.

Our models project Cooper for 6.5 FanDuel points while costing $2,200 versus the Mariners.

Shane Robinson out on Saturday for Angels

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Shane Robinson is not in the team's starting lineup on Saturday against the Boston Red Sox.

What It Means:

After two straight starts, Robinson finds himself on the L.A. bench on Saturday night. Instead, Ben Revere will play left and hit ninth against David Price.

Over the remainder of the season, Robinson is projected for just 1 double, 2 RBI and a .192 average in 29 plate appearances.

Justin Turner is out of the Dodgers' lineup Saturday

Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner is out of the lineup versus the Atlanta Braves on Saturday.

What It Means:

It appears to be a routine day off for Turner as Logan Forsythe mans the hot corner and Chase Utley starts at second base.

For the rest of the season, our models project Turner for 8 home runs, 31 RBI, and a .308 batting average in 213 plate appearances.

Angels' Cliff Pennington hitting eighth on Saturday

Los Angeles Angels infielder Cliff Pennington is hitting in the eight hole Saturday against the Boston Red Sox.

What It Means:

Pennington hit ninth a night ago, but with a lefty on the mound Ben Revere will take over at the very bottom of the order Saturday night.

Across 42 plate appearances, Pennington has tallied a double, 2 RBI and a .304 from the eighth spot in the order this season. He's projected for 7.8 FanDuel points tonight.

Chris Taylor is on the Dodgers' bench versus Atlanta

Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop/outfielder Chris Taylor is out of the lineup on Saturday.

What It Means:

Taylor is getting a rare day off as the Dodgers will start Trayce Thompson in left field versus the Atlanta Braves.

For the rest of the season, Taylor is projected for a .257 batting average and 27 runs scored in 217 plate appearances, by our models.

Dodgers' Chase Utley is leading off on Saturday

Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley is starting at second base and leading off on Saturday.

What It Means:

Utley sat out on Friday with a southpaw on the mound for the Atlanta Braves. With righty Julio Teheran pitching Utley gets the start at second, sending Logan Forsythe to third and Justin Turner to the bench.

Our models project Utley for 10.3 FanDuel points while costing just $2,300 on Saturday.

Ben Revere in for the Angels on Saturday

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Ben Revere is in the starting lineup for Saturday's home game against the Boston Red Sox.

What It Means:

With two days off in the rearview, Revere will be back in left and hitting ninth against Red Sox' lefty David Price. That forces Shane Robinson to the bench on Saturday.

Revere is hitting just .129/.125/.129 with 0 extra-base hits versus southpaws this season. Accordingly, our models only like him to produce 6.5 FanDuel points at a cost of $2,800 this evening.

Joc Pederson starting in centerfield for Los Angeles

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson is starting in center field and batting sixth on Saturday.

What It Means:

Pederson got the day off on Friday but is back in action Saturday, sending Enrique Hernandez back to the bench.

Our models project Pederson for 9.1 FanDuel points while costing $3,100 versus the Atlanta Braves.

Trayce Thompson is batting eighth for the Dodgers

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Trayce Thompson is starting in left field and batting eighth on Saturday night.

What It Means:

Thompson gets the spot start as the Dodgers give Chris Taylor a rare day off versus the Atlanta Braves.

Our models project Thompson for 7.0 FanDuel points while costing $2,200 on Saturday.

Yasmani Grandal moved up to the cleanup spot in Dodgers' batting order

Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal is batting cleanup Saturday versus the Atlanta Braves.

What It Means:

Grandal is making his ninth start of the year as the cleanup hitter after batting sixth and seven the in the lineup the last two games.

Our models project Grandal for 10.9 FanDuel points while costing just $3,100 on Saturday.

Sandy Leon sitting on Saturday for Boston

Boston Red Sox catcher Sandy Leon is starting off on the bench for Saturday's road game against the Los Angeles.

What It Means:

For the first time in three games, Leon will allow Christian Vazquez to get the start behind the plate. He will hit eighth against Angels starter JC Ramirez.

For the remainder of the year, we project Leon for 2 home runs, 13 RBI and a .254 average in 125 plate appearances.

Christian Vazquez catching Saturday for Boston

Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez is serving as the team's starting backstop Saturday against the Los Angeles Angels.

What It Means:

Vazquez will get his first start since Wednesday and hit eighth against L.A. starter JC Ramirez. Sandy Leon, on the other hand, gets a break while out on the West coast.

In 165 plate appearances, Vazquez has 8 extra-base hits and a .260 average against right-handers this season. As such, he's projected for 6.9 FanDuel points at $2,100.

Chris Iannetta starting at catcher for Arizona

Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Chris Iannetta is in the lineup Saturday.

What It Means:

Iannetta will bat cleanup as well as handle the catching duties on Saturday after getting a day off on Friday. Jeff Mathis returns to the bench versus the Washington Nationals.

Our models project Iannetta for 11.1 FanDuel points, the fifth-most of any catching option on Saturday. He costs just $2,700.

Chris Herrmann is batting eighth for the Diamondbacks

Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Chris Herrmann is starting in left field and batting eighth on Saturday.

What It Means:

With Herrmann in left, Daniel Descalso shifts over to first base versus Tanner Roark and the Washington Nationals.

Our models project Herrmann for 7.3 FanDuel points while carrying a price tag of $2,300.

Red Sox' Jackie Bradley hitting fifth on Saturday

Boston Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley is hitting fifth in the club's lineup on Saturday against the Los Angeles Angels.

What It Means:

After seventh a night ago, Bradley is up two spots for tonight's matchup in Los Angeles. He will look to do damage against JC Ramirez.

Bradley is hitting just .154 with just 1 extra-base hit from the fifth spot this season. Nonetheless, at $2,800, he's projected for 11.9 FanDuel points Saturday night.

Chris Owings returns to the Arizona lineup Saturday

Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman/outfielder Chris Owings is starting at second and batting sixth on Saturday night.

What It Means:

Owings got a breather on Friday but is back in action Saturday as the Diamondbacks face the Washington Nationals. Brandon Drury heads to the bench.

Our models project Owings for 9.5 FanDuel points while costing $2,800 versus the Nats.

Brandon Drury is out of the lineup Saturday for Arizona

Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Brandon Drury is not in the lineup Saturday night.

What It Means:

Drury will take a seat on the bench as Chris Owings returns to the lineup and takes over second base duties versus the Washington Nationals.

Drury is projected for 6 home runs, 26 RBI, and a .279 batting average the rest of the season, by our models.

Boston's Mitch Moreland hitting seventh on Saturday

Boston Red Sox first baseman Mitch Moreland is moving down to the seventh spot for Saturday night's showdown with the Los Angeles Angels.

What It Means:

As Hanley Ramirez takes over at first base in the field, Moreland will serve as the team's DH and hit down in the order against righty JC Ramirez.

With 12 home runs against right-handed pitching in 2017, we project Moreland for 10.1 FanDuel points at $2,500 this evening.

Diamondbacks' Paul Goldshmidt sitting out on Saturday

Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is not in the lineup Saturday versus the Washington Nationals.

What It Means:

It appears to be a routine day off for Goldschmidt as Daniel Descalso will fill in at first base on Saturday.

Goldschmidt has hit 21 home runs with a .310 batting average so far and is projected for 11 more homers and 10 stolen bases in 275 plate appearances the rest of the season, by our models.

Hanley Ramirez batting cleanup for Boston Saturday

Boston Red Sox first baseman/left fielder Hanley Ramirez is hitting fourth on Saturday against the Los Angeles Angels.

What It Means:

Ramirez moves up just a single spot, but will be at first base tonight as he combats the Angels' JC Ramirez.

From the fourth spot, Ramirez has hit to a .343 wOBA with 8 home runs in 169 plate appearances this season. He's projected for 9.4 FanDuel points at $3,100 this evening.

Chris Heisey starting in left field for Washington

Washington Nationals outfielder Chris Heisey is starting in left field and batting second on Saturday.

What It Means:

Ryan Raburn heads back to the bench as Heisey will start versus Anthony Banda and the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday.

Our models project Heisey for 8.1 FanDuel points while costing just $2,100 versus the D-Backs.

Ryan Raburn out of the lineup Saturday for the Nationals

Washington Nationals outfielder Ryan Raburn is out of the lineup Saturday.

What It Means:

The Nats are starting Chris Heisey in left field sending Raburn to the bench versus the Arizona Diamondbacks.

For the rest of the season, Raburn is projected for just 51 plate appearances and a .217 batting average, by our models.

John Jaso getting start Saturday for Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman/outfielder John Jaso is starting in right field for Saturday's road matchup with the Colorado Rockies.

What It Means:

With Gregory Polanco being placed on the disabled list, Jaso will step in and oppose righty German Marquez Saturday night in Denver. He hits sixth from the left side of the plate.

When facing righties outside of PNC Park, Jaso is hitting .250/.326/.452 with 3 home runs and 12 RBI in 95 plate appearances. Tonight, we project him for 9.1 FanDuel points at a cost of $3,200.

Mark Reynolds is back at first base for the Rockies

Colorado Rockies first baseman Mark Reynolds is back in the lineup on Saturday, batting cleanup versus the Pittsburgh Pirates.

What It Means:

Reynolds bumps Ian Desmond back to the outfield and sends Gerardo Parra to the bench versus the Pirates.

Our models project Reynolds for 12.3 Fanduel points while costing $3,900 on Saturday.

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