Eric Thames in Nationals' cleanup spot for Friday's early game

Washington Nationals first baseman Eric Thames will start in the first game of Friday's doubleheader against right-hander Sixto Sanchez and the Miami Marlins.

What It Means:

Thames will replace Yadiel Hernandez in the designated hitter spot and bat cleanup. Juan Soto will move up a couple spots and hit second with Trea Turner in the leadoff spot. Asdrubal Cabrera will bat third.

numberFire's models expect Thames to score 6.0 FanDuel points on Friday with a salary of $2,400 in the first game.