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Pirates | Jung Ho Kang out Monday

Mon, 23 May 2016 07:36:28 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Jung Ho Kang (hand) is out of the lineup Monday, May 23, with 3B David Freese hitting fifth.

Fantasy Tip: Freese is hitting .349 at home, where he faces Jordan Lyles. He has upside as a lower-middle option in DFS.

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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 | Jung Ho Kang injures hand

Sat, 21 May 2016 18:35:03 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Jung Ho Kang (hand) was replaced by 3B David Freese against the Colorado Rockies Saturday, May 21, after injuring his hand while sliding into home plate.

Fantasy Tip: Stay tuned for an update on Kang's injury, but he is worth holding on to in all formats for now.

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Pirates | Jung Ho Kang sitting Friday

Fri, 20 May 2016 11:43:35 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Jung Ho Kang is not in the starting lineup Friday, May 20. 3B David Freese is starting at the hot corner and is hitting sixth against Colorado Rockies SP Eddie Butler.

Fantasy Tip: It looks like a normal day off for Kang. Freese has been decent for the Bucs, hitting .280 with two home runs and 11 RBI in 125 at-bats. He won't hit a ton of homers and doesn't run, but he's in a decent spot to drive in runs Friday as a midrange DFS play.

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Pirates | Jung Ho Kang sitting vs. Atlanta

Mon, 16 May 2016 12:21:48 -0700

Pittsburgh Penguins 3B Jung Ho Kang is not in the starting lineup Monday, May 16. 3B David Freese is starting at third base and batting fourth against Atlanta Braves SP Williams Perez Monday.

Fantasy Tip: Freese is a potential low-priced flier in daily contests Monday because of his solid .361 on-base percentage this year and favorable spot in the lineup. Still, Freese's seasonal value is evaporating with Kang's return. Kang has started six consecutive games at the hot corner before Monday, and he has five runs, four home runs and eight RBI through his first eight games of the season. Kang should be owned in all formats.

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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 | Pittsburgh sitting two players

Sun, 08 May 2016 10:52:12 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Jung Ho Kang and C Francisco Cervelli are not in the starting lineup against SP Michael Wacha Sunday, May 8. 3B David Freese will start at third base and is batting fifth, while C Chris Stewart will start at catcher and is batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Freese played well while filling in for Kang during the first few weeks of the season and should be a fine starting candidate. Stewart has received limited playing time this season and probably can be avoided.

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Pirates | No David Freese against Cards

Fri, 06 May 2016 13:06:08 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 3B David Freese is not in the starting lineup against the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, May 6.

Fantasy Tip: Freese is eyeing a reduced role with the return of Jung Ho Kang, and while manager Clint Hurdle wants to find at-bats for Freese, the third baseman is likely best left to cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues going forward. Freese has had a decent start to the season with a .376 on-base percentage and 15 runs, but he also has just nine RBI and .388 slugging percentage, so his upside is capped.

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