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Astros' Martin Maldonado sitting Wednesday

Houston Astros catcher Martin Maldonado is not in the starting lineup for Wednesday afternoon's series finale against left-hander Yusei Kikuchi and the Seattle Mariners.

What It Means:

Jason Castro is catching for Jake Odorizzi and hitting ninth while Maldonado sits.

numberFire’s models project Castro for 6.5 FanDuel points and he has a $2,000 salary on Wednesday. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Astros have an implied total of 4.3 runs. Kikuchi is registering a 26.6 strikeout percentage with an 8.2 walk percentage this season.