Buster Posey on Giants' bench Thursday versus Reds
San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey is not in the lineup for Thursday afternoon's series finale against right-hander Tyler Mahle and the Cincinnati Reds.
Posey will yield catching duties to Curt Casali and the second spot in the order to Darin Ruf on Thursday afternoon. He went 3-for-5 with a three-run double on Wednesday and owns a sizzling .374/.451/.657 slash line for the season.
Per numberFire's MLB Heat Map, Mahle owns the highest strikeout rate (29.5) out of every listed starter. Despite that, Ruf and Casali are the No. 1 and No. 2 point-per-dollar value plays among all active hitters Thursday. Ruf has a $2,800 salary and our models project him to score 14.8 FanDuel points, while Casali has a $2,000 salary and is projected for 10.1 FanDuel points.
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