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Giants' Darin Ruf on first base, in cleanup role Monday

San Francisco Giants outfielder Darin Ruf will play first base and bat cleanup in Monday's series opener against right-hander Sonny Gray and the Cincinnati Reds.

What It Means:

Ruf has been bumped up from the seventh spot in the order and he will make another start in place of Brandon Belt (side) on first base. Belt had an MRI come back negative and is considered day-to-day. Buster Posey will hit second on Monday and Mike Yastrzemski will bat third. Alex Dickerson has swapped spots with Ruf.

numberFire’s models project Ruf for 14.6 FanDuel points and he has a $2,400 salary on Monday. He is currently our top overall point-per-dollar value among all hitters. Per our MLB Heat Map, Gray owns the second-highest strikeout rate (31.9 percent) out of Monday's listed starters.