Marisnick is batting 12-for-36 with two stolen bases in July. The Astros are running a three-man rotation out in left, which includes Colby Rasmus and the recently recalled, Preston Tucker. With the position packed, Marisnick is finding it difficult to get playing time despite having his best month at the plate.
Marisnick will start in right field and bat ninth in Tuesday's game against the Rangers, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports. Marisnick will get the start in right field due to George Springer sliding into the designated hitter spot while Evan Gattis starts at catcher for Jason Castro. He is part of the move to pack Tuesday's starting lineup with right-handed hitters against left-handed starter Cole Hamels.
Marisnick went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and two runs Tuesday against Arizona. Marisnick's batting average remains below the Mendoza line, but the 25-year-old outfielder is trending in the right direction with hits in four of the past five games. He's gone 6-for-20 (.300) over that span.
Marisnick went 2-for-6 with a two-run home run and a strikeout Sunday against the Angels. Marisnick has hit a mere .164 this season, but the two hits were his second consecutive multi-hit effort in the current campaign. The outfielder also went yard for the first time, so perhaps he will look to build on this performance. He's hit 6-for-26 (.231) with three extra-base hits over the past 10 games.
Marisnick will start in right field and bat ninth for Wednesday's series finale against Cleveland. Marisnick has just one hit in 17 plate appearances this season, but he's 3-for-5 lifetime against Wednesday's starter Danny Salazar. Despite batting ninth in the Astros' lineup, he could be a sneaky DFS punt-play for the Wednesday afternoon slate.