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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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Pirates | No Jung Ho Kang vs. Giants

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 12:11:58 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Jung Ho Kang is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, June 21. 3B David Freese is starting at third base and batting fourth against San Francisco Giants SP Johnny Cueto Tuesday.

Fantasy Tip: Kang continues to show well since returning from injury with nine home runs and 26 RBI through 137 plate appearances. He projects to receive the odd night off going forward, but it isn't a serious hindrance to his fantasy value. Freese is a risky start going up against Cueto, as the righty hurler has limited right-handed hitters to a .519 OPS this season.

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Pirates | John Jaso sitting out

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 12:47:59 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 1B John Jaso is not in the starting lineup against San Francisco Giants SP Madison Bumgarner Monday, June 20. 3B David Freese will start at first base and is batting fourth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Freese is still posting solid numbers even though he is not an everyday starter anymore. He is hitting .378 with two home runs and five RBI against left-handed pitchers this season. He will have a tough matchup Monday but should still be an option in some daily fantasy leagues.

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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 | David Freese starting vs. Mets

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 13:10:14 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 3B David Freese is starting at first base and batting fifth against New York Mets SP Bartolo Colon Thursday, June 16. 1B John Jaso is not in the starting lineup Thursday.

Fantasy Tip: Freese has performed well this season with a .298/.377/.448 slash line, and hitting in the heart of the lineup when he plays maintains his fantasy value for deep mixed and NL-only leagues. Jaso's ability to reach base has also kept his value above water, and he remains viable in the same deeper formats.

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Pirates | Jung Ho Kang receives day off

Sun, 12 Jun 2016 12:27:29 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Jung Ho Kang is not in the starting lineup against St. Louis Cardinals SP Mike Leake Sunday, June 12. 3B David Freese will start at third base and is batting fourth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Freese is hitting only .235 so far in June but does have one home run and four RBI during that span. Freese is still a decent fantasy option for owners and should be considered by owners in daily fantasy leagues.

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Pirates | Jung Ho Kang, Francisco Cervelli out

Thu, 09 Jun 2016 13:24:17 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Jung Ho Kang and C Francisco Cervelli are not in the starting lineup Thursday, June 9. 3B David Freese is starting at third base and is hitting fifth, while C Chris Stewart is catching and batting eighth against Colorado Rockies SP Chad Bettis.

Fantasy Tip: Freese is having a fine season in Pittsburgh with a .292 average and four home runs and 19 RBI in 171 at-bats. The power isn't really there, but he's been filling out the stat sheet and is a fine value play in DFS while hitting in Coors Field. Stewart is a low-end catching play but could be worth a deep sleeper selection in a hitter-friendly park.

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Pirates | David Freese back in lineup

Tue, 07 Jun 2016 10:25:20 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 3B David Freese (hand) is playing first base and hitting third against New York Mets SP Steven Matz in Game 1 of a doubleheader Tuesday, June 7. 1B John Jaso starts on the bench against the lefty.

Fantasy Tip: Freese has minimal power (four home runs in 165 at-bats), but he's swung the bat well this year to the tune of a .291/.374/.424 slash line and is hitting .368 (14-for-38) with two of his four long balls off of lefties. Consider Freese a decent value play against Matz this afternoon.

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Pirates | David Freese available vs. Mets

Mon, 06 Jun 2016 12:59:54 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 3B David Freese (hand) is able to grip a bat and said he could play against the New York Mets Monday, June 6, if needed.

Fantasy Tip: It has been a solid start for Freese, and he has carved out a big enough role to be a viable fantasy option in cavernous mixed and NL-only formats. Through 48 games, he has returned 27 runs and a .291/.374/.424 slash line, but it is worth noting, Freese offers limited power with just four home runs thus far.

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