LINEUP OUTLOOK: McCarthy climbing, Pollock at leadoff, and Stott auditioning atop the Phillies lineup

With the scoring weeks dissipating, assessing fantasy lineups and how teams disperse their plate appearances could make a difference in the standings. Arizona's not fighting for a playoff spot, but they will be providing chances for players who produce. Enter Jake McCarthy. He's surged in the second half and it's moved him into the fifth spot in the lineup. Chicago has moved a veteran back into the leadoff spot and even though Kyle Schwarber may return on Friday, could Bryson Stott get more starts as the leadoff hitter? 

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