- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 197 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 12/16/1994 (24)
Cleveland Indians outfielder Oscar Mercado (rest) is out of the starting lineup for Thursday's game against the New York Mets. Mercado didn't play in Wednesday's game either, but it doesn't appear to be injury related. The Indians have no designated hitter while in NL parks, so they have a bit of a logjam in the outfield. Greg Allen will play center field and bat second versus righty Noah Syndergaard. Allen doesn't have much upside with the bat and can be avoided in DFS contests.
Cleveland Indians outfielder Oscar Mercado is not in the starting lineup on Wednesday. Greg Allen is starting in center field and is batting second against Mets starter Marcus Stroman. Allen, 26, has very little power (four home runs) and is hitting .239/.298/.393 with 23 RBI and three steals in 163 at-bats this year. While he's in a nice lineup spot on Wednesday, there just isn't much upside in his game to make him an attractive DFS sleeper.
Cleveland rookie Oscar Mercado did a little bit of everything on Sunday, as the Indians defeated the Yankees 8-4. Mercado went 3-5, hitting a home run and stealing two bases, with three RBI and one run scored. The toolsy rookie has cooled off lately, as the home run is his first since August 4 while the stolen bases are his first since July 17. Cleveland next plays the other New York team, starting a three-game set with the Mets on Tuesday.