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Sean Rodriguez

Pittsburgh Pirates
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Pirates | Jordy Mercer takes a seat

Mon, 23 May 2016 07:37:28 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SS Jordy Mercer is out of the lineup Monday, May 23, with SS Sean Rodriguez hitting fifth.

Fantasy Tip: Rodriguez has cooled a bit, but he's hitting .429 with a couple homers in 21 home at-bats this season. He's a low-end option against Jordan Lyles.

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Pirates | Andrew McCutchen returns to lineup

Sun, 22 May 2016 08:53:00 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen is back in the starting lineup against Colorado Rockies SP Chad Bettis Sunday, May 22, batting second. In addition, INF David Freese will bat fifth and play third base, while INF Sean Rodriguez will play shortstop and bat eighth. 3B Jung Ho Kang (hand) and SS Jordy Mercer are receiving the day off.

Fantasy Tip: Freese is 4-for-12 at the plate over the past week and is batting .349 at home this season, so he should be viewed as a potential value play at the hot corner in daily fantasy contests. Rodriguez is another source of productive cap relief, with four homers and 14 RBI in just 54 at-bats.

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Pirates | John Jaso, Gregory Polanco out

Sun, 15 May 2016 10:59:43 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 1B John Jaso and OF Gregory Polanco are not in the starting lineup against Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester Sunday, May 15. 3B David Freese will start at first base and is batting third, while 2B Sean Rodriguez will start in right field and is batting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Freese has played well during the first six weeks of the season and should be used in most leagues. Rodriguez is hitting .400 against left-handed pitchers this seasons and could be a sleeper option in daily fantasy leagues.

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Pirates | John Jaso, Josh Harrison out again

Wed, 11 May 2016 11:12:59 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 1B John Jaso and 2B Josh Harrison are out of the lineup again Wednesday, May 11, after the game the previous day was postponed. 3B David Freese is leading off, and 2B Sean Rodriguez is hitting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Freese has a .282-1-10 line with a decent matchup against Alfredo Simon. It's questionable how well Freese translates to the leadoff spot, but Andrew McCutchen is behind him. He should see plenty of fastballs when the order turns over. Rodriguez still has a ridiculous .341-4-14 line, and both are worthy considerations today.

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Pirates | John Jaso, Josh Harrison sitting

Tue, 10 May 2016 11:30:57 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 1B John Jaso and 2B Josh Harrison are not in the starting lineup Tuesday, May 10. 3B David Freese is starting at first base and hitting leadoff, while 1B Sean Rodriguez is at the keystone and is batting seventh against Cincinnati Reds SP Alfredo Simon.

Fantasy Tip: Leadoff is an odd spot for Freese, but the positioning atop the order gives him mild intrigue as a daily sleeper against the hittable Simon tonight. Rodriguez has four homers, 14 RBI and a .341 average in just 44 at-bats this year and also profiles as a sleeper to target in DFS action tonight.

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Pirates | John Jaso takes a seat

Wed, 04 May 2016 06:59:38 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 1B John Jaso is out of the lineup Wednesday, May 4, with SS Jordy Mercer leading off. INF Sean Rodriguez is hitting sixth.

Fantasy Tip: Mercer is hitting .319 with 13 RBI thus far, and he's worth midrange consideration against Jon Lester. Rodriguez has a .342-4-14 line on the season and is worth lower-middle DFS consideration.

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Pirates | Starling Marte, Josh Harrison out

Tue, 03 May 2016 11:50:39 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Starling Marte and 2B Josh Harrison are not in the starting lineup Tuesday, May 3. OF Matt Joyce is starting in right field and hitting cleanup, while 1B Sean Rodriguez is at the keystone and is batting seventh against Chicago Cubs SP Jake Arrieta.

Fantasy Tip: Joyce and Rodriguez have been very productive as role players for the Bucs to start the year, but their daily fantasy stock is down tonight while facing the almighty Arrieta.

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Pirates | Francisco Cervelli, David Freese out

Sun, 01 May 2016 08:54:41 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates C Francisco Cervelli and 3B David Freese are not in the starting lineup against Cincinnati Reds SP Tim Adleman Sunday, May 1. INF Sean Rodriguez will bat sixth and play the hot corner, while C Chris Stewart will bat eighth and start behind the plate.

Fantasy Tip: Stewart and Rodriguez should both be viewed as solid value plays in daily fantasy leagues this afternoon. Stewart is 5-for-18 with a double, home run and two RBI, while Rodriguez is batting .333 with two doubles, four home runs, 13 RBI in just 30 at-bats.

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Pirates | Pittsburgh resting right side of infield

Sun, 24 Apr 2016 12:48:21 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 1B John Jaso and 2B Josh Harrison are not in the lineup Sunday, April 24, against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Robbie Ray. SS Jordy Mercer will replace Jaso in the leadoff spot while 1B Jason Rogers will occupy first base and bat fifth. INF Sean Rodriguez will slide over to second base and hit sixth.

Fantasy Tip: It's a rest day for Jaso and Harrison, each of whom are hitting well over .300. Mercer is 8-for-15 with a homer in the four games he has played during the Pirates' 10-game West Coast road trip and is a sensible low-cost option in DFS. Rodriguez has homered in each of the first two games of this series and appears to be in the middle of one of his patented power binges, making him a fine short-term pickup.

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Pirates | Sean Rodriguez pushing for more at-bats?

Sun, 24 Apr 2016 05:54:24 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates INF/OF Sean Rodriguez went 1-for-3 with a solo home run during the Pirates 7-1 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks Saturday, April 23.

Fantasy Tip: Rodriguez is 7-for-17 to start the season with six runs, three home runs and nine RBI. His hot start could enter him into the conversation for a few more at-bats because he can start all over the diamond. In NL-only formats, Rodriguez could provide nice versatility as a depth piece, and you'll want to keep him in mind when he starts for daily contests.

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