Matt Thaiss starting at first base for Angels on Saturday

Los Angeles Angels first baseman Matt Thaiss is batting eighth in Saturday's lineup against the Oakland Athletics.

What It Means:

Thaiss will operate first after Phil Gosselin was shifted to field and Justin Upton was given a breather.

In a matchup against left-hander Cole Irvin, Thaiss' FanDuel salary stands at $2,000. Per Baseball Savant on 13 batted balls, Thaiss has produced a 7.7% barrel rate and a .134 expected average.