Javier Baez

FPPG: 11.1  |  FanDuel Salary: $3,600
FPPG: 11.1  |  FanDuel Salary: $3,600
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Javier Baez (thumb) back for Cubs Tuesday

Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez (thumb) is back in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against right-hander Taijuan Walker and the New York Mets.

What It Means:

Baez will return to shortstop and bat third after sitting out the past couple games with a sore thumb. He is 3-for-32 with 15 strikeouts in the month of June. Sergio Alcantara will shift to second base in place of Eric Sogard.

numberFire’s models project Baez for 10.7 FanDuel points and he has a $3,000 salary on Tuesday. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Cubs have an implied total of 4.1 runs. Walker is registering a 24.9 strikeout percentage and 10.0 walk percentage this season. His walk rate is tied for third-worst among Tuesday's listed starters.