Tigers' Brandon Dixon starting Thursday

Detroit Tigers infielder/outfielder Brandon Dixon will start in Thursday's series opener against left-hander Kris Bubic and the Kansas City Royals.

What It Means:

Dixon will replace Harold Castro in left field and hit sixth. He went 0-for-2 on Tuesday in his season debut after being recalled from the Tigers' alternate training site. Dixon slashed .248/.290/.435 with 15 homers and 52 RBI in 117 games last season.

numberFire's models expect Dixon to score 10.5 FanDuel points on Thursday with a salary of $2,000. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Tigers currently have an implied total of 4.3 runs.