Alek Thomas

FPPG: 7.2  |  FanDuel Salary: $2,100
FPPG: 7.2  |  FanDuel Salary: $2,100
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Alek Thomas leading off for Arizona Thursday afternoon

Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Alek Thomas is in the leadoff spot for Thursday afternoon's series finale against JT Brubaker and the Pittsburgh Pirates.

What It Means:

Thomas was the Diamondbacks' No. 2 hitter for the last nine games, but the rookie will lead off Thursday for the first time in his MLB career. Jake McCarthy is idle after leading off on Wednesday and Josh Rojas, who has been the primary leadoff man lately for Arizona, will bat third. Emmanuel Rivera will bat second after hitting sixth last game.

Thomas has a $2,700 salary on Thursday and numberFire’s models project him for 10.9 FanDuel points. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Diamondbacks’ implied total (4.53) is No. 9 out of 16 active teams today.