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Pirates | Matt Joyce flexing his muscle

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 17:01:52 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Matt Joyce went 2-for-2 with a home run, two RBI, two runs scored and a walk in a 5-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies Sunday, July 24, and he is slugging a career-best .563 for the year.

Fantasy Tip: Joyce doesn't play every day, but his power makes him an intriguing DFS option when he is in the lineup.

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Pirates | Pittsburgh sitting four starters

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 09:44:49 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen, 3B Jung Ho Kang, C Francisco Cervelli and SS Jordy Mercer are not in the starting lineup against Philadelphia Phillies SP Vincent Velasquez Sunday, July 24. OF Starling Marte will start in center field, while OF Gregory Polanco will start in left field. 3B David Freese will start at third base and is batting third. OF Matt Joyce will start in right field and is batting fifth. C Elias Diaz will start at catcher and is batting seventh, while 2B Sean Rodriguez will start at shortstop and is batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Freese is hitting only .190 over the last seven games but should still be a decent starting option in some leagues. Joyce is hitting .207 in July and probably can be avoided in most leagues. Diaz was recently called up from the minor leagues and should not be used by owners at this point. Rodriguez is hitting .251 with 10 home runs this season but should only be used in NL-only leagues.

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Pirates | Matt Joyce draws in vs. Brewers

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 15:56:42 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Matt Joyce is batting fourth against Milwaukee Brewers SP Matt Garza Thursday, July 21, after OF Starling Marte (illness) was scratched because of flu-like symptoms.

Fantasy Tip: Joyce is a great low-priced flier in daily contests Thursday. Garza has allowed a .366 wOBA to lefty bats over the past two seasons, and Joyce owns a .920 OPS against right-handed hurlers this season. Make sure to sub out Marte where you can Thursday, especially in daily contests.

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Pirates | Josh Harrison, Jung Ho Kang resting

Sun, 17 Jul 2016 08:54:16 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Josh Harrison and 3B Jung Ho Kang are out of the starting lineup against Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer Sunday, July 17. INF Adam Frazier will bat second and play second base, while INF David Freese will bat fifth and play first base. In addition, OF Matt Joyce will bat sixth and play right field, with C Erik Kratz batting eighth and starting behind the plate.

Fantasy Tip: Freese and Joyce have been enjoying productive seasons, although Joyce is just 2-for-20 in his career off Scherzer and is not a recommended fantasy option this afternoon. Frazier and Kratz should be viewed strictly as a means of emergency cap relief in DFS.

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Pirates | Gregory Polanco out Friday

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 14:03:00 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Gregory Polanco (hamstring) will miss the game Friday, July 15, due to hamstring issues. OF Matt Joyce will play in right field and bat fifth against Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg.

Fantasy Tip: Polanco (.287-12-50) will be missed, but Joyce (.295-8-27) isn't a slouch hitter, either. Joyce is safe to insert in Polanco's place in all DFS lineups. As for Polanco, keep him idled until he returns.

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Pirates | Starling Marte, David Freese out

Thu, 07 Jul 2016 08:33:49 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Starling Marte and 3B David Freese are out of the lineup Thursday, July 7, with 3B Jung Ho Kang hitting cleanup and OF Matt Joyce hitting fifth.

Fantasy Tip: Kang has struggled of late and is hitting .231 this month. He has obvious upside at cleanup against Adam Wainwright, though. Joyce has a .301-8-27 line, and he has low-end value as well.

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Pirates | Gregory Polanco will be DH

Sun, 03 Jul 2016 11:09:32 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Gregory Polanco will serve as the designated hitter against Oakland Athletics SP Daniel Mengden Sunday, July 3. OF Matt Joyce will start in right field and is batting fifth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Polanco is on a bit of a cold streak with only four hits in his last 19 at-bats but should still be a starting option in most leagues. Joyce has six hits and three RBI over his last six games and could be an attractive player in daily fantasy leagues.

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Pirates | Jung Ho Kang not playing

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 15:21:04 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Jung Ho Kang is not in the starting lineup Friday, July 1. 3B David Freese is at the hot corner and is batting fifth against Oakland Athletics SP Sonny Gray. Also, OF Matt Joyce is serving as the designated hitter and is hitting sixth in an American League park.

Fantasy Tip: Both Freese (.287-7-32) and Joyce (.292-8-26) have performed well in limited roles for the Bucs this year. You could do much worse than these two in DFS action tonight as value picks.

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Pirates | Gregory Polanco will be DH

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:35:05 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Gregory Polanco (leg) will serve as the designated hitter against Seattle Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma Tuesday, June 28, and is batting second. OF Matt Joyce will start in right field and is batting fifth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Polanco has been out of the lineup for each of the last four games but has been able to pinch hit in the last two. Polanco is hitting .296 with 10 home runs this season and is an attractive fantasy option if he is healthy. Joyce is hitting .286 with one home run and three RBI over the last seven days and can be a sleeper option in daily fantasy leagues.

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Pirates | Two Pirates sit out Saturday

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 15:02:25 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Jung Ho Kang and OF Gregory Polanco (leg) are out of the lineup Saturday, June 25, with 3B David Freese hitting cleanup and OF Matt Joyce hitting fifth.

Fantasy Tip: Freese has a solid .291-6-27 line despite inconsistent playing time. He and Joyce are low-end options to consider today.

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