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Pirates | Charlie Morton stays hot

Tue, 16 Jun 2015 20:36:46 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Charlie Morton pitched seven scoreless innings with three strikeouts to earn his fifth win of the season during the Pirates' 3-0 win over the Chicago White Sox Tuesday, June 16.

Fantasy Tip: Morton's ($5,300, 10.6% of cap) ERA is down to 1.62, and he also has an impressive 0.99 WHIP. However, his 15 punchouts over 33 1/3 innings leave a lot to be desired, especially for FantasyScore players. He has been an excellent three-category contributor in year-long leagues, though. Looking ahead, Morton's FIP sits at 3.31 for the season, so expect things to be slightly more rocky going forward.

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Pirates | Charlie Morton improves to 4-0

Wed, 10 Jun 2015 18:29:00 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Charlie Morton improved to 4-0 on the season Wednesday, June 10, against the Milwaukee Brewers. Morton struck out six hiters, while allowing just three hits over 7 1/3 scoreless innings.

Fantasy Tip: Morton ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) lowered his ERA to 2.05, although his xFIP remains above three. Morton's FantasyScore value is limited by his 2.84 strikeout rate, but he'll be worth a look in a safe matchup against the Chicago White Sox Tuesday, June 16.

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Pirates | Charlie Morton cruises through win No. 2

Sun, 31 May 2015 05:30:43 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Charlie Morton allowed two runs -- one earned -- over seven innings with two strikeouts during the Pirates 5-2 win over the San Diego Padres Saturday, May 30. It was Morton's second win of the season.

Fantasy Tip: Through his first two starts, Morton ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) has a 78.3% ground-ball rate. While that is unsustainably high (55.4% for his career), Morton's ability to induce ground-ball contact is a plus for limiting opponents. He doesn't strike out enough batters (career 6.2 K/9) to be anything more than a low-end arm in deep mixed formats, but he can help in the win, ERA and WHIP columns, especially if he is benched against potent offenses. His FantasyScore salary screams profit, too.

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Pirates | Vance Worley headed to bullpen

Fri, 22 May 2015 19:38:32 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Vance Worley will move to the bullpen as a long reliever to make room for SP Charlie Morton (hip) Monday, May 25.

Fantasy Tip: With his move to the bullpen, Worley ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) can be written off at FantasyScore for the time being.

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Pirates | Charlie Morton starting Monday

Fri, 22 May 2015 13:31:12 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Charlie Morton (hip) will start against the Miami Marlins Monday, May 25, according to manager Clint Hurdle.

Fantasy Tip: Morton ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) is a viable add in all deep mixed and NL-only leagues. FantasyScore players will want to take a wait-and-see approach with him, though. Morton stands to become a nice matchup play once he settles back in and finds a groove, especially when tossing at pitcher-friendly PNC Park.

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Pirates | Charlie Morton set to join Bucs

Fri, 22 May 2015 10:38:00 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Charlie Morton (hip) allowed two runs and four walks while striking out nine in 6 1/3 innings in what was believed to be his final rehab start for Class AAA Indianapolis Tuesday, May 19. He's recovering from hip surgery to fix his labrum in September of last year. Morton is expected to take the rotation spot of SP Vance Worley.

Fantasy Tip: Morton ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) should be added in all deep mixed and AL-only leagues before he's activated from the DL. You should probably take a wait-and-see approach with him at FantasyScore, but he could eventually become a nice matchup play, especially when pitching at home at pitcher-friendly PNC Park.

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Pirates | Charlie Morton makes rehab start

Tue, 19 May 2015 19:44:44 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Charlie Morton (hip) allowed two runs on two hits in 6 1/3 innings in a rehab game for Class AAA Indianapolis Tuesday, May 19. He struck out nine batters and walked four during the game. It was expected to be Morton's last rehab start.

Fantasy Tip: It looks like Morton ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) will be joining the Pirates in the near future and should join the starting rotation. Owners on FantasyScore may want to wait to see how Morton does in a game or two before considering him as a starting option.

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Pirates | Charlie Morton to throw for team

Fri, 15 May 2015 13:25:29 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Charlie Morton (hip) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session in front of pitching coach Ray Searage Saturday, May 16. The team will decide what Morton will do next after the session.

Fantasy Tip: Morton ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) is working his way back from his hip injury, but it not known when he will join the Pirates rotation. Owners should continue to watch for updates on his status but may want to see how he does in a start or two before considering using him.

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Pirates | Charlie Morton tosses bullpen session

Tue, 05 May 2015 21:48:48 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Charlie Morton (hip) threw a bullpen session Tuesday, May 5, and he is scheduled to make a minor-league rehab start Friday, May 8, for Double-A Altoona.

Fantasy Tip: Morton's rehab after hip surgery is progressing nicely. However, his exact timetable is uncertain, and when he returns it is unclear if he'll start or work in long relief.

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Pirates | Charlie Morton to pitch Saturday

Sat, 02 May 2015 13:49:04 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Charlie Morton (hip) pitched in an extended spring-training game Saturday, May 2.

Fantasy Tip: Morton ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) will meet with the Pirates staff this week to possibly throw a bullpen session. He's not quite ready yet, but monitor Morton's progress and see what transpires in the next couple weeks.

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