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Pirates | Sean Rodriguez draws into lineup

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 12:42:21 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Sean Rodriguez is starting at first base and hitting ninth against Detroit Tigers SP Alfredo Simon Wednesday, July 1. 1B Pedro Alvarez is serving as the designated hitter in an American League park.

Fantasy Tip: Rodriguez ($2,300, 4.6% of cap) isn't very attractive to FantasyScore gamers normally, let alone hitting at the bottom of the team's lineup. Consider him a very weak sleeper pick.

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Pirates | Bucs hope Pedro Alvarez powers up

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:11:57 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 1B Pedro Alvarez was blasting the ball in pre-game batting practice last week, but during the game he has been struggling. He is on pace for 23 home runs, which would be his second straight season under 30 homers. Hitting coach Jeff Branson has been working with him and has identified the issue with his lost power. "It's contact point more than anything," Branson said. "The ground-ball rate is up because it's a lot of offspeed. The ground-ball rate is up because the contact is going to be out front because of the off-speed pitches and not letting the ball travel in the zone enough."

Pitchers have been adjusting their fastball location to limit Alvarez's power. Branson is trying to work with Alvarez on developing a deeper contact point, to become less susceptible to getting out in front, thus pounding the ball into the ground.

Fantasy Tip: Alvarez has been ranked as one of the worst defensive first basemen in the game, so he really needs the power to return. FantasyScore players and owners in other formats do not care about his defense as long as he is hitting.

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Pirates | Pedro Alvarez sitting out

Sun, 28 Jun 2015 10:01:40 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 1B Pedro Alvarez is not in the starting lineup against Atlanta Braves SP Alex Wood Sunday, June 28. OF Sean Rodriguez will start at first base and is batting seventh in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Alvarez ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) likely is sitting out because the team is facing a left-handed pitcher. Rodriguez ($2,300, 4.6% of cap) is hitting .235 this month with only one RBI and is not a great option for owners on FantasyScore.

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Pirates | Pedro Alvarez out Sunday

Sun, 21 Jun 2015 08:26:10 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 1B Pedro Alvarez is out of the starting lineup Sunday, June 21, against the Washington Nationals. 1B Corey Hart will start at first and hit seventh in the lineup against LHP Gio Gonzalez.

Fantasy Tip: Hart ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) is striking out at an astonishing 35.8% rate this season, while hitting for an average of just .220. Hart can be kept far away from any FantasyScore lineups.

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Pirates | Pedro Alvarez dropped in lineup

Sat, 20 Jun 2015 10:29:12 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 1B Pedro Alvarez has been dropped to the No. 6 spot in the batting order against Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer Saturday, June 20. C Francisco Cervelli has been moved up to the No. 5 spot.

Fantasy Tip: Perhaps Alvarez's ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) .214 mark this month has something to do with this change. Neither Alvarez nor Cervelli ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) have had much lifetime success against Scherzer, with the two combining to go 1-for-14 (.071) against the right-hander.

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Pirates | Pedro Alvarez not in lineup Tuesday

Tue, 16 Jun 2015 12:56:33 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 1B Pedro Alvarez is not in the lineup Tuesday, June 16, against the Chicago White Sox. 2B Sean Rodriguez is hitting eighth and playing first base.

Fantasy Tip: Alvarez ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) would have a lefty vs. lefty matchup so he is taking a seat for the start of the game. You may see him when the White Sox change pitchers, but for now do not play Alvarez on Tuesday.

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Pirates | Pedro Alvarez will not start

Mon, 15 Jun 2015 12:03:14 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 1B Pedro Alvarez is not in the starting lineup against Chicago White Sox SP Carlos Rodon Monday, June 15. OF Sean Rodriguez will start at first base and is batting eighth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: The Pirates are facing a left-handed pitcher, which is why Alvarez ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) is not in the lineup. Rodriguez ($2,300, 4.6% of cap) is hitting .235 in limited at-bats this season and may not be the best option for owners on FantasyScore.

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Pirates | Pedro Alvarez sitting out

Sun, 14 Jun 2015 10:12:14 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 1B Pedro Alvarez is not in the starting lineup against Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels Sunday, June 14. 1B Corey Hart will start at first base and is batting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Alvarez ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) usually sits out against left-handed pitchers. Hart ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) is hitting only .195 this season and is not a great option on FantasyScore.

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Pirates | Pedro Alvarez leaves game

Wed, 10 Jun 2015 18:46:30 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 1B Pedro Alvarez (undisclosed) left the game Wednesday, June 10, against the Milwaukee Brewers due to an undisclosed injury. He was replaced by INF Sean Rodriguez.

Fantasy Tip: Alvarez hit a solo home run before departing, his 10th of the season. FantasyScore owners will want to avoid Alvarez ($4,100; or 8.2% of cap) until he can officially return and prove his health in a full game without any setbacks.

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Pirates | Pedro Alvarez will not start

Sun, 07 Jun 2015 08:42:02 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 1B Pedro Alvarez is not in the starting lineup Sunday, June 7. OF Sean Rodriguez will start at first base and is batting seventh in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: The Pirates are facing a left-handed pitcher Sunday, so Alvarez ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) will receive a day off. Rodriguez ($2,300, 4.6% of cap) has been used mostly as a pinch hitter and defensive replacement. Rodriguez has only three hits in his last 18 games and may not be a great option on FantasyScore.

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