Alex Dickerson (paternity) back in leadoff spot for Giants on Monday

San Francisco Giants outfielder Alex Dickerson (paternity leave) will start in Monday's series opener against right-hander German Marquez and the Colorado Rockies.

What It Means:

Dickerson will man left field and lead off the Giants' order after missing two games for the birth of his child. Darin Ruf will become the Giants' designated hitter while Austin Slater sits. Dickerson owns a .276/.350/.528 batting line with 8 home runs and 25 RBI in 143 plate appearances this season.

Dickerson is averaging 9.4 FanDuel points per game this season. Per numberFire's MLB Heat Map, the Giants currently have an implied total of 4.1 runs on Monday.