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Pirates | Juan Nicasio moved to bullpen

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:55:20 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Juan Nicasio will pitch out of the bullpen full time going forward.

Fantasy Tip: Nicasio should be replaced in all fantasy formats. Look for updates on who will replace him in the starting rotation, but Tyler Glasnow is worth grabbing in the majority of seasonal leagues. He has a 1.61 ERA and 10.7 K/9 through 84 innings over 15 starts with Class AAA Indianapolis and looks ready to make the jump to the majors.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Rob Biertempfel

Pirates | Juan Nicasio to be used in bullpen

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 16:12:02 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Juan Nicasio initially will be used out of the bullpen when he returns to the team, according to manager Clint Hurdle.

Fantasy Tip: Owners will need to keep an eye on the situation because Nicasio would lose value if he remains in the bullpen. He should be a starting option in NL-only leagues and some deeper mixed leagues at this point.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Bill Brink

Pirates | Juan Nicasio placed on restricted list

Sun, 19 Jun 2016 07:16:51 -0700

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed SP Juan Nicasio on the restricted list so that he can return to the Dominican Republic to take care of a family matter. The team is likely to call up SP Wilfredo Boscan from Class AAA Indianapolis to start in his place Tuesday, June 21, against the San Francisco Giants. In other moves, the Pirates recalled RPs Curtis Partch and Jorge Rondon and INF Jason Rogers from Indianapolis, while designating RP Cory Luebke for assignment and optioning RP Rob Scahill to Indianapolis.

Fantasy Tip: Nicasio is 5-6 with a 5.83 ERA through 13 appearances (12 starts) this season, with 27 walks and 65 strikeouts through 63 1/3 innings. Despite the high strikeout totals, the 29-year-old right-hander is in jeopardy of being demoted to the bullpen soon because of his struggles facing batters during the second and third times through the batting order. Boscan is 1-0 with a 2.92 ERA in five relief appearances at the MLB level this season but would make a risky play in DFS Tuesday.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Rob Biertempfel

Pirates | Juan Nicasio's spot in danger

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 11:49:56 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Juan Nicasio was roughed up in his last start, and he might be moving to the bullpen soon. His next turn would come against the San Francisco Giants Tuesday, June 21, but the Pirates haven't announced their pitchers for that series. Nicasio is holding opponents to a .235 average the first time through the lineup with a 4.88 strikeout-to-walk ratio, but hitters are batting .326 and his strikeout-to-walk ratio moves to 1.15 the second time through. SPs Tyler Glasnow, Wilfredo Boscan and A.J. Schugel are options to replace Nicasio in the rotation if he's booted.

Fantasy Tip: Nicasio was an early season sleeper target because of his impressive spring training work, but he's quickly faded and should only be rostered in NL-only leagues at this point. Top pitching prospect Jameson Taillon is already up, but Glasnow's addition would be welcomed immensely by fantasy owners everywhere. Stash Glasnow now if he's out there in your league.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Rob Biertempfel

Pirates | Juan Nicasio won't start Tuesday

Mon, 13 Jun 2016 14:23:39 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Juan Nicasio won't start Tuesday, June 14, against the New York Mets, according to general manager Neil Huntington, after throwing 42 pitches in a relief appearance on Friday, June 10. The team's play-by-play broadcaster, Greg Brown, guesses it could be SP Jameson Taillon who starts in his place.

Fantasy Tip: Nicasio produced one of his better starts in awhile in his last assignment, when he stifled the Mets last Tuesday over five innings, but did not fare well in a relief outing on Friday when he was hammered for six runs in just one inning of work. Given the Mets' struggles at the plate recently, Taillon could be a solid streaming option if he gets the nod, though New York just saw him a week ago in his first career start. That's definitely a variable to consider as well.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Pittsburgh Pirates - Greg Brown

Pirates | Juan Nicasio lit up in relief appearance

Fri, 10 Jun 2016 22:31:08 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Juan Nicasio allowed six runs on four hits in one inning of work against the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday, June 10. It was his first relief appearance of the season.

Fantasy Tip: Nicasio, who started on Tuesday, had two outs and Adam Wainwright coming to the plate, but the pinch-hitting pitcher ripped a two-run double and things got out of hand from there. Hopefully you had him on the bench since he wasn't scheduled to pitch, but if you did don't overthink it. Nicasio has been a solid starter and good source of strikeouts. Keep him around in deeper mixed leagues.

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Pirates | Juan Nicasio pitches Bucs to sweep

Tue, 07 Jun 2016 20:45:26 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Juan Nicasio allowed one earned run, three hits and two walks with seven strikeouts over five innings in a win in Game 2 of a doubleheader Tuesday, June 7, against the New York Mets. He had been 1-2 with a 6.23 ERA over his past five starts, and manager Clint Hurdle briefly considered moving Nicasio to the bullpen.

Fantasy Tip: Nicasio had a big spring to earn a rotation spot, and he now has a 5-4 record with a 4.50 ERA to date. He hasn't been as good as in the spring, but he has done enough where he should be rostered in all NL-only fantasy leagues and deeper mixed formats.

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Pirates | Texas focres quick exit for Juan Nicasio

Sun, 29 May 2016 06:20:17 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Juan Nicasio allowed four runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out four batters during the Pirates' 5-2 loss to the Texas Rangers Saturday, May 28.

Fantasy Tip: Nicasio has now allowed 17 runs -- 2 unearned -- through 20 innings over his past four starts, and his time in the Pittsburgh rotation could be nearing an end. While he continues to pad the strikeout column (9.0 K/9 for the season), his fantasy value is dwindling. It isn't out of the question to move on in the majority of formats.

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MLB | Rockies-Pirates postponed

Sun, 22 May 2016 15:15:48 -0700

The game between the Colorado Rockies and Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday, May 22, was postponed due to rain after one inning. The game has been rescheduled for Monday, May 23. Pittsburgh Pirates SP Juan Nicasio and Colorado Rockies SP Chad Bettis were the pitchers. There was no word on their status for Monday.

Fantasy Tip: Because the game already started any players are stuck in your lineup. As far as the stats, they do not count because the game did not go an official five innings.

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Braves | Erick Aybar out of Tuesday lineup

Tue, 17 May 2016 12:09:16 -0700

Atlanta Braves SS Erick Aybar is not in the lineup Tuesday, May 17, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. 2B Daniel Castro will start at shortstop and bat seventh against Pirates SP Juan Nicasio.

Fantasy Tip: Castro is one of those players that will get you fantasy points in leagues where fielding counts, and those leagues are few and far between. Castro doesn't have a ton of fantasy value and should be left alone in all but the deepest of NL formats, where you may have more roster space.

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