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Adam Frazier back in Pirates' leadoff spot Thursday

Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman/outfielder Adam Frazier is back in the starting lineup for Thursday afternoon's series opener against right-hander Jake Arrieta and the Chicago Cubs.

What It Means:

Frazier will return to second base and the leadoff spot after sitting out Wednesday. Kevin Newman will move to shortstop and hit second while Erik Gonzalez will take a seat. Gonzalez ripped a grand slam with the Pirates down 11-0 in the ninth inning Wednesday against the Cincinnati Reds.

numberFire’s models project Frazier for 11.0 FanDuel points versus the Cubs and he has a salary of $3,200 on Thursday. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Pirates have an implied total of 4.0 runs.