Austin Meadows moving to Rays' bench Wednesday afternoon
Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Austin Meadows is not in the starting lineup for Wednesday afternoon's series finale against left-hander Robbie Ray and the Toronto Blue Jays.
Meadows is sitting against Toronto's southpaw. Randy Arozarena is shifting to left field and into the leadoff spot. Manuel Margot is covering right field and hitting second. Brett Phillips is entering the lineup to play center field and hit ninth. Kevin Kiermaier is out of the lineup for the third time in the last four games.
numberFire’s models project Arozarena for 15.3 FanDuel points and he has a $3,700 salary on Wednesday’s slate. Margot is projected for 11.3 FanDuel points with a $2,400 salary. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Rays have an implied total of 4.0 runs. Ray is registering a 32.4 strikeout percentage (top 7% of the league) and a 6.3 walk percentage this season, with a 3.46 xERA and a .285 xwOBA.
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