Yankees' Everson Periera hitting seventh in MLB debut Tuesday

New York Yankees outfielder Everson Pereira will start in left field and hit seventh in his MLB debut on Tuesday against right-hander Josiah Gray and the Washington Nationals.

What It Means:

The Yankees selected Pereira's contract from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday. He will replace Billy McKinney (back, IL) in the outfield for his debut and is expected to hold a regular role in left field down the stretch.

Per numberFires' MLB Heat Map, the Yankees' implied total is 4.52 and the game total is 8.0 on Tuesday. Gray has a 3.96 ERA in front of a 4.73 xERA (bottom 26th percentile of MLB) this season, with a 35.9% hard-hit rate, 20.0% strikeout rate (bottom 27th), and 10.9% walk rate (bottom 18th). Pereira slashed .300/.373/.548 with 18 home runs, 64 RBI, and 11 stolen bases in 81 games (343 plate appearances) between Double-A Somerset and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this season.

Source: MLB.com