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Pirates | Pedro Alvarez not playing

Sun, 24 May 2015 09:50:21 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 1B Pedro Alvarez is not in the starting lineup Sunday, May 24. INF Sean Rodriguez will take his place in the starting lineup.

Fantasy Tip: The Pirates are facing a left-handed starter, so Alvarez ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) is receiving the day off. Rodriguez ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) only has one hit in his last eight games and may not be the best option for owners on FantasyScore.

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Pirates | Pedro Alvarez sitting out

Wed, 13 May 2015 12:08:00 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 1B Pedro Alvarez is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, May 13.

Fantasy Tip: The Pirates are facing a left-handed pitcher, so Alvarez ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) is receiving the day off. Sean Rodriguez ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) will take his place in the lineup and could be a cheaper option for owners on FantasyScore to consider.

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Pirates | Pedro Alvarez not starting Sunday

Sun, 10 May 2015 09:03:09 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 1B Pedro Alvarez is not in the starting lineup Sunday, May 10.

Fantasy Tip: Alvarez ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) probably is not playing since the team is facing a left-handed pitcher. Corey Hart ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) will start at first base but is not a great option on FantasyScore.

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Pirates | Pedro Alvarez a headache for St. Louis

Sun, 03 May 2015 18:20:58 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez went 1-for-2 with a solo home run and four walks in a 3-2 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, May 3, and his 16 career home runs against St. Louis are his second most against any opponent.

Fantasy Tip: In addition to the homers, Alvarez's ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) 51 RBIs against the Cardinals are his most against any team. Alvarez has a ton of power, but he also has a poor batting average and strikes out a bunch. He is a boom-or-bust option at FantasyScore, but if you are going to roll the dice on him, it makes the most sense to do so when he is playing the Cardinals.

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Pirates | Pedro Alvarez not in Tuesday lineup

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 13:37:37 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 1B Pedro Alvarez is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, April 28, against the Chicago Cubs. 1B Corey Hart is batting instead.

Fantasy Tip: Alvarez ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) is likely sitting because Travis Wood, a lefty, is pitching. Remove him from your lineup. Hart ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) is hitting .200 and is not worth the cost even at the low price.

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Pirates | Pedro Alvarez not hitting Tuesday

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:16:50 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 1B Pedro Alvarez is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, April 21, against the Chicago Cubs. 1B Corey Hart is in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: It's likely Alvarez ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) is out because the Cubs are facing a lefty in Travis Wood. Hart ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) is 3-for-11 in his last seven games with one home run and four RBIs, so he may be worth a little money if you're looking to skimp on first basemen.

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Pirates | Pedro Alvarez at ease at 1B?

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 09:03:20 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 1B Pedro Alvarez is making the move across the diamond from third base to first base this year, and scouts who watched him in spring training said he looked much more comfortable at first base and thought he'd benefit offensively from the move. Alvarez hit just .231 with 18 home runs and a .405 slugging percentage in 2014. The Pirates can choose to start OF Corey Hart at first base against tough left-handed pitchers, and 2B Sean Rodriguez has been a defensive replacement for Alvarez at first four times in the opening week. "He's given a 100% effort to be a really good first baseman -- not just stand at the position between at-bats," general manager Neal Huntington said.

Fantasy Tip: Alvarez ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) is off to a fine start in 2015, with seven hits in his first 23 at-bats (.304) and three home runs. You'll only want to play him at FantasyScore against right-handed pitchers, though, as he hit just .175 with two of his 18 dingers against southpaws last year. He's an attractive play Tuesday against Tigers starter Shane Greene.

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Pirates | Pedro Alvarez tweaks swing

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 06:56:51 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 1B Pedro Alvarez and hitting coach Jeff Branson are experimenting with a mechanical adjustment designed to relax his swing. As Alvarez awaits pitches, he rests his bat on his left shoulder before lifting it into a hitting position. For the majority of his career, Alvarez held his hands in a position parallel to but several inches away from his left shoulder before triggering his swing. Alvarez went 3-for-4 with three extra-base hits and three RBIs Friday, March 20.

Fantasy Tip: Alvarez has moved across the diamond to first base this year, but he'll still be eligible at third base in most traditional leagues. On FantasyScore, he checks in at $4,300 (8.6% of your cap), which is a good price if his success translates into the season.

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Pirates | Pedro Alvarez wins in arbitration

Thu, 19 Feb 2015 11:07:00 -0800

Pittsburgh Pirates 1B Pedro Alvarez won his arbitration case, and he'll make $5.75 million this year instead of the $5.25 million the team was offering.

Fantasy Tip: Alvarez has the kind of pop that will make him a consideration for your fantasy baseball teams in the later rounds of drafts, but you'll have to live with a low batting average. Perhaps the transition to first base will keep him in the lineup on a consistent basis.

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Pirates | Pedro Alvarez happy with transition to 1B

Thu, 19 Feb 2015 10:22:05 -0800

Pittsburgh Pirates 1B Pedro Alvarez is easing into the transition from third to first base this year, and he's happy about the switch. Alvarez is expected to start at first base on opening day. "I feel very good about it. Very positive," Alvarez said. "I'm grateful for the opportunity to go out there and compete over there. I'm taking it day by day, taking in as much as I can to learn the position."

Fantasy Tip: Alvarez failed to reach 20 homers a year after smacking 36 round trippers in 2013. Now that he's unlikely to be a defensive liability, Alvarez could stick in the lineup more often. There's no denying that his power abilities will help you in the later rounds of a fantasy baseball draft, and having eligibility at third and first base is an added bonus. That's if you can live with his poor batting average.

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