Willson Contreras at top of Cubs' lineup Friday
Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras will bat leadoff in Friday afternoon's series opener against left-hander Brett Anderson and the Milwaukee Brewers.
Contreras typically bats second but this will be his third turn at the top of the lineup this season. Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, Javier Baez, and David Bote will be the Cubs' 2-5 batters. Contreras owns a career-high .936 OPS through the first three weeks of play.
numberFire’s models project Contreras for 11.2 FanDuel points versus the Brewers and he has a salary of $3,600 on Friday. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Cubs have an implied total of 4.9 runs and Anderson owns the lowest strikeout percentage (11.6) among the 30 listed starters.
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