William Contreras behind Braves' plate Thursday
Atlanta Braves catcher William Contreras is in the starting lineup for Thursday's series opener against right-hander John Gant and the St. Louis Cardinals.
Contreras will bat seventh and return behind the plate in place of Kevan Smith. Charlie Morton will be on the hill for Atlanta.
numberFire’s models project Contreras for 9.1 FanDuel points and he has a $2,400 salary on Thursday. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Braves have the second-highest implied total (5.4 runs) in the majors on Thursday. Gant has the worst walk rate (16.3 percent) among the slate's listed starters.
- Twins' Josh Donaldson (hamstring) scratched on Friday, Willians Astudillo to start against Cardinals July 30th, 2021
- Rockies' Trevor Story scratched on Friday, Connor Joe to start against Padres July 30th, 2021
- Victor Caratini in San Diego's Friday lineup July 30th, 2021
- Rockies starting Elias Diaz at catcher on Friday July 30th, 2021
- Andrew Young sitting for Arizona on Friday July 30th, 2021
- Sam Hilliard out of Colorado's Friday lineup against Padres July 30th, 2021
- Adam Duvall batting fifth for Braves on Friday July 30th, 2021
- Abraham Almonte sitting for Braves on Friday July 30th, 2021
- Royals reportedly trade Jorge Soler to Atlanta before deadline July 30th, 2021
- Atlanta trading for Adam Duvall in deal with Marlins July 30th, 2021
- Braves acquiring Eddie Rosario from Indians for Pablo Sandoval July 30th, 2021
- Kevan Smith sitting for Braves Thursday afternoon July 29th, 2021