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Nelson Velazquez

Nelson Velazquez in Thursday's starting lineup

by Brenton Kemp | Royals Correspondent | Thu, May 4th 10:47am EDT

Chicago Cubs outfielder Nelson Velazquez is in Thursday's starting lineup versus the Washington Nationals. (MLB.com)

Fantasy Impact:

Left-hander Patrick Corbin goes for the Nats on Thursday so the Cubs are loading up on right-handed bats, which gives Velazquez the start in right field out of the eight-hole. The 24-year-old has impressed in limited duty this season with a .318 average, three homers, and a monstrous 1.218 OPS across 25 trips to the plate. He's also raked at Triple-A as it appears the Cubs could have something in the youngster.

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