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Pirates | John Jaso sitting vs. lefty

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 14:11:14 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 1B John Jaso is not in the starting lineup against Colorado Rockies left-handed SP Jorge De La Rosa Tuesday, April 26. 1B Jason Rogers is at first base and is hitting sixth. Also, SS Jordy Mercer moves up to the leadoff position.

Fantasy Tip: Rogers has a bit of power but has only four career long balls, and they all came last season. He's a desperation source of salary cap relief in DFS play. Mercer is more known for his glove but does carry a .300 early-season average. He's facing a pitcher that can yield plenty of hits, too, so he could be worth a sleeper selection tonight atop the order.

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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 | John Jaso, David Freese sitting out

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 15:26:34 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 1B John Jaso and 3B David Freese are not in the starting lineup Friday, April 22. 1B Jason Rogers is starting at first base and is hitting sixth, while 1B Sean Rodriguez starts at third and is batting seventh against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Patrick Corbin. Also, SS Jordy Mercer moves to the leadoff spot and OF Gregory Polanco drops to eighth in the order.

Fantasy Tip: Rogers and Rodriguez don't move the needle all that much in daily fantasy leagues hitting near the bottom of the order. But they are facing a lefty in a positive hitting environment. Mercer has a little more intrigue as a low-end shortstop play, while Polanco loses some luster in daily formats against the southpaw.

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Pirates | Gregory Polanco, John Jaso sitting

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 15:16:14 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Gregory Polanco and 1B John Jaso are not in the starting lineup against San Diego Padres left-handed SP Drew Pomeranz Wednesday, April 20. 1B Sean Rodriguez is starting in right field and hitting seventh, while C Chris Stewart is catching and hitting eighth. C Francisco Cervelli moves to first base and SS Jordy Mercer moves up to the leadoff spot.

Fantasy Tip: Rodriguez and Stewart are low-end daily options against the lefty Pomeranz, who has looked sharp in his first two outings of the season for the Friars. Mercer gains the most fantasy value for the evening. He hit .284 (23-for-81) against lefties last year but had zero homers against them. Despite the move up the order, Mercer's fantasy value is capped without much power.

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Pirates | John Jaso, David Freese productive

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 14:27:51 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 1B John Jaso and 3B David Freese each went 3-for-5 against the Detroit Tigers Thursday, April 14. Freese also recorded one RBI during the game.

Fantasy Tip: Jaso and Freese have started off well with their new team and are both hitting over .340 at this point. Jaso should be attractive to some mixed league owners since he is batting leadoff for the Pirates. Freese is hitting in the middle of the lineup and could be used as a corner infielder in mixed leagues.

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Pirates | Matt Joyce leading off

Tue, 12 Apr 2016 07:33:19 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Matt Joyce is leading off Tuesday, April 12, with 1B John Jaso out of the lineup. 1B Michael Morse is hitting eighth in place of Jaso at first base.

Fantasy Tip: Joyce is 5-for-18 (.278) with a homer and four RBIs against Anibal Sanchez and is worth the flyer again today in DFS. Morse is worth a cheap, low-end flyer as well.

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Pirates | John Jaso to be leadoff hitter

Tue, 29 Mar 2016 16:59:06 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 1B John Jaso will serve as the Pirates' leadoff hitter when they face right-handed pitchers this year. He's also making the transition to first base this year after having just five innings of prior experience at the position in the majors. Jaso worked hard at the position in the offseason, and he has committed just one error this spring.

Fantasy Tip: Jaso has an excellent eye and is a nice target for those in on-base percentage leagues. He also showed nice power skills in his return from injury last year, so he could be a decent late-round target for his pop. However, there's reason to be wary of him against lefties, which will likely keep him limited to NL-only formats.

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Pirates | Michael Morse, John Jaso to platoon

Mon, 22 Feb 2016 16:15:33 -0800

Pittsburgh Pirates 1Bs Michael Morse and John Jaso will platoon at first base this year, according to manager Clint Hurdle.

Fantasy Tip: Jaso is a fine target in NL-only and two-catcher leagues, mainly for his on-base skills and contact-oriented approach. His limited eligibility (DH) also drops his value in the majority of leagues. Morse is even less attractive in the same formats with declining power and contact rates.

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Pirates | John Jaso to play 1B

Thu, 24 Dec 2015 11:19:16 -0800

Updating a previous report, free-agent C/OF John Jaso (Rays) is expected to play first base after he agreed to a two-year, $8 million deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He'll make $4 million per year and can make an additional $1 million annually in performance bonuses. Jaso is expected to play first base.

Fantasy Tip: Jaso has some fantasy prowess if he's eligible at catcher in your league. However, he's an irrelevant first baseman and outfielder.

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Pirates | John Jaso signs with Pittsburgh

Wed, 23 Dec 2015 14:40:32 -0800

Free-agent C John Jaso (Rays) signed a two-year contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates Wednesday, Dec. 23. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed.

Fantasy Tip: Jaso has sneaky value in leagues using on-base percentage with a .373 mark over the past four seasons. Still, full-time at-bats may not be in the equation, and he hardly tips the scales across the other categories. Jaso is likely best left to NL-only and cavernous mixed leagues entering the 2016 season.

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