Robbie Grossman leading off for Tigers against Indians
Detroit Tigers outfielder Robbie Grossman will start in left field and bat leadoff in Thursday's season opener against right-hander Shane Bieber and the Cleveland Indians.
Grossman signed with the Tigers in the offseason after recording a .826 OPS over 192 plate appearances for the Oakland Athletics last year. From 2017-19, Grossman's high-water mark was .751. The Tigers' full Opening Day lineup: Grossman LF, Jeimer Candelario 3B, Willi Castro SS, Miguel Cabrera 1B, Jonathan Schoop 2B, Nomar Mazara DH, Wilson Ramos C, Victor Reyes RF, JaCoby Jones CF. Matthew Boyd will be on the bump for Detroit.
numberFire’s models project Grossman for 10.9 FanDuel points versus the Indians and he has a salary of $2,700 on Opening Day. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Tigers have the third-lowest implied total (3.3 runs) of the 26 teams playing Thursday.
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