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Pirates | Gregory Polanco receiving day off

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:36:43 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Gregory Polanco is not in the starting lineup against Los Angeles Dodgers SP Nick Tepesch Friday, June 24. OF Matt Joyce will start in right field and is batting fifth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Joyce has cooled off a bit lately with five hits in his last nine games with only two RBI during that span. He should receive some interest in daily fantasy leagues but is not a must-start option.

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Pirates | McCutchen, Marte out for Pittsburgh

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 07:34:14 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen and OF Starling Marte (foot) are out of the lineup Thursday, June 23. OF Matt Joyce is hitting fifth, and OF Sean Rodriguez is hitting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Joyce has two homers and nine RBI in 36 June at-bats. He's a low-end option against Albert Suarez. Rodriguez is hitting .196 this month, and he's an underwhelming option in DFS.

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Pirates | No Starling Marte vs. Giants

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 12:26:34 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Starling Marte (foot) is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, June 22. OF Matt Joyce is starting in right field and batting fifth against San Francisco Giants SP Jeff Samardzija Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: Marte left the game Tuesday, June 21, because of left foot discomfort, so stay tuned for updates on his status over the next few days. For daily contests Wednesday, Joyce is an intriguing option because of his six home runs and .988 OPS through 91 plate appearances against right-handed hurlers this season.

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Pirates | Three Pirates regulars out

Sat, 18 Jun 2016 14:35:03 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Starling Marte (face), OF Gregory Polanco and 1B John Jaso are out of the lineup Saturday, June 18. 1B David Freese is hitting fifth, OF Matt Joyce hits sixth and OF Sean Rodriguez hits seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Freese is hitting .349 against lefties this year, and he's a decent flyer against Jon Lester. Joyce hits left-handed, but he hits lefties to a .313 clip. He's a decent low-end grab, too. Rodriguez's production has hit a freefall, but he hits .289 against lefties. He's an iffy low-end flyer.

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Pirates | Starling Marte, Jung Ho Kang out Friday

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 09:08:31 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Starling Marte (face) and 3B Jung Ho Kang are out of the lineup Friday, June 17, with 3B David Freese hitting cleanup, and OF Matt Joyce hits fifth.

Fantasy Tip: Freese and Joyce face the tough task of Jake Arrieta today. Joyce is actually 7-for-17 (.412) with a homer against Arrieta, while Freese doesn't have much history against him. Freese swings and misses a little too much to like in the matchup, and Joyce may have the advantage due to his history. Consider them in the top portions of the low end.

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Pirates | Starling Marte out vs. Mets

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 13:17:28 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Matt Joyce is starting in left field and batting sixth against New York Mets SP Bartolo Colon Thursday, June 16. OF Starling Marte (face) is not in the starting lineup Thursday.

Fantasy Tip: Joyce has produced when given an opportunity with six home runs, 22 RBI and a .286/.423/.571 slash line over 104 plate appearances. He should be owned in cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues. He's also a potential flier for daily contests Thursday, too. Marte exited the game against New York in the fifth inning Wednesday, June 15, after he was hit in the face by a line-drive single that took a bad hop. Stay tuned for updates on Marte's status, but he likely isn't looking at a lengthy injury absence.

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Pirates | Starling Marte exits with injury

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 18:23:54 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Starling Marte (face) exited the game versus the New York Mets in the fifth inning Wednesday, June 15, after he was hit in the face by a line-drive single off the bat of OF Yoenis Cespedes when the ball took a bad hop. He left the field under his own power after briefly talking to manager Clint Hurdle and a trainer. Mate was replaced in the game by OF Matt Joyce.

Fantasy Tip: The severity of Marte's injury remains unknown, so keep checking back for further updates on his condition. He is batting .332 with six home runs and 25 RBI through 61 games and went hitless in two at-bats Wednesday before leaving.

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Pirates | Starling Marte out again vs. Mets

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 13:19:10 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Starling Marte (ankle) is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, June 8. OF Matt Joyce is starting in right field and batting seventh against New York Mets SP Noah Syndergaard Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: Expect to hear more details on the severity of Marte's ankle injury sooner than later. He has been a solid fantasy option in all formats to date with 30 runs, five home runs, 21 RBI, 18 stolen bases and a .321/.365/.482 slash line. Joyce would typically be a potential value play for daily contests, but facing Syndergaard isn't ideal. Joyce has answered when called upon this year, though. He has a 1.061 OPS with six home runs and 22 RBI through 95 plate appearances.

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Pirates | Pittsburgh sitting four players

Tue, 07 Jun 2016 16:17:31 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Starling Marte (ankle), 3B Jung Ho Kang, 2B Josh Harrison and C Francisco Cervelli are not in the starting lineup for the second game of a doubleheader against the New York Mets Tuesday, June 7. OF Gregory Polanco will start in left field, while OF Matt Joyce will start in right field and is batting fourth against Mets SP Jacob deGrom. 1B Sean Rodriguez will start at third base and is batting sixth. 2B Cole Figueroa will start at second base and is batting seventh, while C Chris Stewart will start at catcher and is batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Joyce is probably the only player that has value among the new players in the lineup. Joyce is hitting .319 on the season and should be an attractive option in daily fantasy leagues.

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Pirates | Andrew McCutchen not starting

Sun, 05 Jun 2016 09:10:23 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen is not in the starting lineup against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Hector Santiago Sunday, June 5. OF Starling Marte will start in center field, while OF Gregory Polanco will start in left field. OF Matt Joyce will start in right field and is batting seventh in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Marte and Polanco have been solid at the plate this season and should be starters in all leagues. Joyce has been a big factor for the team in his limited playing time and has gone 5-for-14 against left-handed pitchers. He should be a fine starting option in daily fantasy leagues.

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