Nico Hoerner on second base Thursday for Cubs

Chicago Cubs infielder Nico Hoerner is in the starting lineup for Thursday's series finale against right-hander Sonny Gray and the Cincinnati Reds.

What It Means:

Hoerner will replace Ildemaro Vargas on second base and bat ninth. He's batting .235 after batting .282 in his first year.

numberFire's models expect Hoerner to score 5.9 FanDuel points on Thursday. His salary is $2,200. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Cubs have an implied total of 3.63 runs.