Matt Vierling

FPPG: 5.4  |  FanDuel Salary: $2,000
FPPG: 5.4  |  FanDuel Salary: $2,000
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Matt Vierling moving to Phillies' bench Thursday

Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Matt Vierling is not in the starting lineup for Thursday's series opener against right-hander Connor Overton and the Pittsburgh Pirates.

What It Means:

Brad Miller is starting on first base over Vierling and batting fifth.

Per numberFire's MLB Heat Map, the Phillies have an implied total of 4.9 runs. Overton is registering a 21.4 strikeout percentage and a 7.1 walk percentage through his first 11 2/3 innings in the majors. Miller has a $2,300 salary and our models project him for 12.3 FanDuel points, making him our third-best point-per-dollar play among hitters.