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Pirates | Neil Walker on a tear

Mon, 06 Jul 2015 07:57:21 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Neil Walker is 13-for-28 (.464) with two homers and nine RBI the last seven days.

Fantasy Tip: Walker ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) is at a price point that presents a lot of upside on FantasyScore during his hot stretch.

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Pirates | Neil Walker stays hot

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:07:10 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Neil Walker collected his second straight four-hit game Thursday, July 2, against the Detroit Tigers. Walker went 10-for-17 in the series, while driving in seven runs, and he raised his batting average by more than 20 points.

Fantasy Tip: Walker ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) now has hits in six consecutive games. Walker has a considerable preference for right-handed pitching, and he needs to be in FantasyScore lineups for the next few days.

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Pirates | Jordy Mercer up to No. 2

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 09:22:30 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SS Jordy Mercer was moved up to the two-hole Thursday, July 2, with 2B Neil Walker dropped to seventh against a left-hander.

Fantasy Tip: Mercer ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) is a good plug-and-play against the youthful Kyle Ryan today. Mercer is hitting .448 with six RBI in the last seven days. Walker ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) has a .417-2-4 line the last seven days, but he's hitting just .200 against lefties this year. Avoid Walker against the lefty.

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Pirates | Neil Walker homers twice

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 20:54:52 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Neil Walker went 4-for-6 with two home runs, three RBI, three runs scored and a steal in a 9-3 win over the Detroit Tigers Wednesday, July 1.

Fantasy Tip: Walker ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) is riding a five-game hitting streak, and he has multiple hits in three of his last four games. He could make a nice lower-priced sleeper at FantasyScore while he is swinging the bat well.

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Pirates | Neil Walker on the bench

Sun, 28 Jun 2015 09:47:57 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Neil Walker is not in the starting lineup against Atlanta Braves SP Alex Wood Sunday, June 28. 3B Josh Harrison will start at second base and is batting first in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Walker ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) has struggled against left-handed pitchers, which is why he is sitting out. Harrison ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) has at least one hit in 14 of his last 16 games and is a solid starting option on FantasyScore.

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Pirates | Neil Walker moved to second in order

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 12:32:29 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Neil Walker is batting second against Atlanta Braves SP Williams Perez Friday, June 26.

Fantasy Tip: Walker ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) hasn't driven in a run since Friday, June 5, and sports a .175/.298/.225 slash line over the 12-game stretch. At his manageable cap hit, he projects as a flier for FantasyScore contests, but it might be wiser to aim for someone in better form.

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Pirates | Neil Walker returns to lineup

Tue, 23 Jun 2015 11:47:45 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Neil Walker (illness) is back in the starting lineup and hitting cleanup against Cincinnati Reds SP Josh Smith Tuesday, June 23.

Fantasy Tip: Walker ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) last played a full game a week ago due to stomach issues. While we typically persuade owners to stay away from a player returning from a long layoff, Walker could be a nice sleeper pick tonight, especially since all four of his home runs have come off right-handed pitchers.

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Pirates | Neil Walker pinch hits

Mon, 22 Jun 2015 08:41:20 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Neil Walker (abdominal) singled as a pinch-hitter Sunday, June 21. Walker missed four straight games with abdominal discomfort, but his absence from the lineup Sunday was by design against a left-hander.

Fantasy Tip: Walker ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) could be back Tuesday, but he'll match up against Johnny Cueto. You should probably avoid that matchup on FantasyScore as he has hit just .188 in 48 career at-bats against him.

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Pirates | Neil Walker out of the lineup vs. Nats

Fri, 19 Jun 2015 12:42:53 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Neil Walker is not in the starting lineup Friday, June 19. 3B Josh Harrison is filling in at the keystone and leading off against Washington Nationals SP Joe Ross Friday.

Fantasy Tip: Walker ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) also missed the game Thursday, June 18, with a stomach ailment. So fantasy owners will want to make sure he is starting Saturday before returning him to their lineups. Harrison ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) has been scorching hot of late with five runs, four RBI, three stolen bases and a .442/.479/.512 slash line over his last 10 games. He is worth considering for FantasyScore contests Friday.

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Pirates | Josh Harrison leading off

Thu, 18 Jun 2015 15:18:58 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Josh Harrison will start at second base and hit first in the batting order Thursday, June 18, against the Chicago White Sox and RHP Jeff Samardzija. 2B Neil Walker comes out of the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Harrison ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) is slowly turning his season around with a seven game hit streak, in which he has gone 14-for-34. Samardzija has allowed a total of 18 runs in his past three starts, making Harrison a strong choice on FantasyScore in both GPP tournaments and cash games.

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