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Pirates | Jameson Taillon's rehab delayed

Thu, 28 May 2015 15:53:36 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jameson Taillon's (foot, elbow) rehab has been paused because of a foot injury, according to manager Clint Hurdle. However, Taillon threw Thursday, May 28.

Fantasy Tip: Taillon is the team's No. 2 overall prospect behind Tyler Glasnow. Taillon is recovering from Tommy John surgery after missing all of the 2014 season. It's unclear what his timetable is for a possible call-up to the major leagues, and it may not happen until rosters expand in September. Taillon may be worth stashing in dynasty and keeper leagues.

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Pirates | Gregory Polanco back in lineup

Thu, 28 May 2015 14:37:22 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Gregory Polanco is back in the starting lineup against San Diego Padres SP Ian Kennedy Thursday, May 28, after sitting out the last two games.

Fantasy Tip: Polanco ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) has been in a funk at the plate, going 4-for-30 (.133) with one RBI since May 13. He does have 12 stolen bases on the season, but hitting near the bottom of the order will mitigate his fantasy value for his speed. Until we see signs of life from Polanco with the lumber, it's best to stay away from him at FantasyScore.

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Pirates | A.J. Burnett struggles against SD

Wed, 27 May 2015 14:17:16 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP A.J. Burnett is just 3-7 with a 4.23 ERA in 11 career games against the San Diego Padres, who he faces Thursday, May 28.

Fantasy Tip: Burnett ($7,500, 15.0% of cap) leads the National League with a 1.37 ERA this year in nine starts. He also has a WHIP of 1.10 and 53 strikeouts in 59 innings. While Burnett is likely due for some regression this year, a matchup against the Padres at FantasyScore is attractive. The Friars rank fourth in all of baseball with 380 strikeouts as a team this year, and the start will come at pitcher-friendly Petco Park.

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Pirates | Francisco Cervelli not in lineup

Wed, 27 May 2015 09:31:10 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates C Francisco Cervelli is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, May 27. C Chris Stewart is catching and hitting eighth in the batting order against Miami Marlins SP Brad Hand.

Fantasy Tip: Stewart ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) has almost zero offensive upside, and he should be ignored at FantasyScore.

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Pirates | Jordy Mercer in two-hole Wednesday

Wed, 27 May 2015 09:28:25 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SS Jordy Mercer is hitting second in the batting order against Miami Marlins SP Brad Hand Wednesday, May 27.

Fantasy Tip: Mercer's ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) FantasyScore value is boosted a bit with a move to the top of the lineup, but he's still not a very attractive option. He's hitting only .193 (23-for-119) with no home runs and nine RBI on the season.

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Pirates | Gregory Polanco out again

Wed, 27 May 2015 09:24:49 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Gregory Polanco is out of the lineup again Wednesday, May 27. 3B Josh Harrison moves to right field and is hitting leadoff against Miami Marlins SP Brad Hand, while SS Jung Ho Kang starts at third base again.

Fantasy Tip: Both Harrison ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) and Kang ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) have been swinging hot bats of late, and both are solid FantasyScore options against Hand, who is making a spot start for the Fish. For that matter, stacking your daily lineups with Pirates hitters isn't a bad idea today.

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Pirates | Neil Walker bumped down the order

Wed, 27 May 2015 07:44:46 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Neil Walker is batting sixth against the Miami Marlins Wednesday, May 27.

Fantasy Tip: Walker ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) is a mid-tier second base option who is 3-for-8 with two runs, a home run and three RBI over his past two games. Moving down the lineup should help his RBI potential, but it is worth noting his struggles against left-handed pitchers this season (.526 OPS over 28 plate appearances).

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Pirates | Josh Harrison continues hot streak

Tue, 26 May 2015 20:59:59 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Josh Harrison went 2-for-4 with one RBI against the Miami Marlins Tuesday, May 26.

Fantasy Tip: Harrison ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) has at least one hit in 12 of his last 13 games and has at least two hits in seven of those games. Owners on FantasyScore could consider using Harrison in their lineup during his hot streak.

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Pirates | Gregory Polanco not playing

Tue, 26 May 2015 15:18:59 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Gregory Polanco is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, May 26. 3B Josh Harrison moves to right field, and SS Jung Ho Kang is starting at third base and hitting fifth in the batting order against Miami Marlins SP Jose Urena.

Fantasy Tip: Polanco ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) is hitting .192 (14-for-73) with no homers and five RBI this month while striking out 16 times. He's a weak play until he shows signs of life. Both Harrison ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) and Kang ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) could be excellent value plays tonight against Urena, who is making his big league starting debut.

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Pirates | Jung Ho Kang not starting

Mon, 25 May 2015 13:15:32 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SS Jung Ho Kang is not in the starting lineup Monday, May 25. SS Jordy Mercer will be the starting shortstop for the Pirates.

Fantasy Tip: Kang ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) is likely receiving a day off and should be in the starting lineup in a game or two. Mercer ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) is hitting only .154 this month and should not be a starting option for owners on FantasyScore.

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Pirates | Jordy Mercer back in lineup

Sun, 24 May 2015 09:55:02 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SS Jordy Mercer will be the starting shortstop against the New York Mets Sunday, May 24.

Fantasy Tip: Mercer ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) is hitting only .140 this month and appears to have lost his starting job. Owners on FantasyScore should look for better option to use at shortstop on FantasyScore.

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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 | Gregory Polanco will not start

Sun, 24 May 2015 09:46:07 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Gregory Polanco is not in the starting lineup Sunday, May 24. OF Jose Tabata will start in right field for the Pirates.

Fantasy Tip: Polanco ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) likely is sitting out since the team is facing a left-handed pitcher. Tabata has picked up two hits in his three at-bats since joining the team but may need more plate appearances to be trusted as a starting fantasy option.

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Pirates | Neil Walker on the bench

Sun, 24 May 2015 09:39:22 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Neil Walker is not in the starting lineup Sunday, May 24. 3B Josh Harrison will take his place at second base.

Fantasy Tip: Walker ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) has struggled as a right-handed hitter, so he is receiving the day off. Harrison ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) has been on a hot streak and should be a starting option for owners on FantasyScore.

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Pirates | A.J. Burnett leading the majors

Sat, 23 May 2015 18:12:56 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP A.J. Burnett improved to 4-1 on the year, allowing one run on five hits and striking out 10 in seven innings against the New York Mets Saturday, May 23, lowering his ERA to a major league-leading 1.37.

Fantasy Tip: Burnett ($6,200, 12.4% of cap) has yet to allow more than two runs in any start this year, and he has 53 strikeouts in 59.0 innings. History says he has to slow down eventually, but Burnett is a great option at FantasyScore in the meantime. In seasonal leagues, he could be worth shopping as a sell-high candidate.

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Pittsburgh Pirates Player News

Acosta Jose P
Adams Terry RP
Alduey Darlin P
Allie Stetson 3B
Almonte Hector P
Alvarez Pedro 1B
Amato Gary P
Andino Robert 2B
Aneudy Darlin P
Antelo Derek P
Aponte Kelly 1B
Aquino Jayson P
Baker Nate P
Baker Nathan P
Balester Collin SP
Bankston Maurice P
Barnes Barrett OF
Barrios Gustavo 3B
Bastardo Antonio RP
Bell Joshua OF
Benitez Deybis SS
Bernero Adam RP
Biela Andrew OF
Bishop Harrison P
Bleich Jeremy P
Bloom Kyle P
Boeve Adam OF
Bomback Daniel 2B
Bonifay Josh 2B
Boone James OF
Boscan Wilfredo SP
Bouknight Kip P
Brault Steven P
Brito Jesus 3B
Brolsma Owen P
Bromberg David SP
Broxton Keon OF
Bullinger Kirk P
Burnett A.J. SP
Buttler Vic OF
Cameron Taylor P
Caminero Arquimedes RP
Cardenas Eliecer P
Cardona Rodolfo INF
Carrasco Roman P
Carver Mark C
Castellano John C
Castillo Wilkin C
Castro Orlando P
Cavagnaro Matt INF
Cave Kevin P
Cervelli Francisco C
Chaves Brandon INF
Chen Yung-Chi INF
Chi Ping-Hung OF
Chiaffredo Paul C
Child Dylan C
Claggett Anthony P
Clapp Brad P
Cofield Kyle P
Cole Gerrit SP
Copley David P
Corey Mark P
Corley Brad OF
Corsaletti Jeff OF
Cortes Jorge OF
Covington Christopher OF
Cox Tyler P
Craig Dustin P
Cuffman Jacob P
Cumpton Brandon SP
Curry Matt 1B
Davis Blake SS
De Aza Miguel OF
Decker Jaff OF
Del Castillo Angelo OF
DeLaCruz Michael OF
Delaney Jason INF
DeLeon Cristopher P
Diaz Francisco C
Dodson Zackry P
Dorta Melvin INF
Durham Miles OF
Edwards Mike 3B
Enochs Chris P
Erickson Casey P
Escobar Elvis OF
Escobar Elvis OF
Esqueda Carlos SS
Evans Tom INF
Fagan Albert P
Falcon Omar C
Fallon Ed P
Farrell Jeremy INF
Fernandez Erick C
Fields Caleb OF
Figuera Luis P
Fitzpatrick John 1B
Florimon Pedro SS
Forrer Daniel P
Foster Zachary P
Freeman Wesley OF
Fuesser Zac P
Garabito Eddy INF
Garcia Christopher INF
Garcia Juan C
Giblin Sean P
Glasnow Tyler P
Gonzalez Issael 2B
Gryboski Kevin RP
Guerra Deolis RP
Guerrero Emilis P
Guillory Matthew P
Guzman Edwards C
Hafner Ryan P
Hagan Thomas OF
Hamilton Clayton P
Hamman Corey P
Hanson Alen SS
Harris Justin SS
Harrison Josh 3B
Hart Corey OF
Hart Kevin SP
Harts Jeremy P
Harvey Kris RP
Henriquez Cristian P
Henriquez Ralph C
Herbort Ryan P
Heredia Luis P
Hernandez Anderson 2B
Hernandez Christopher P
Hernandez Gorkys OF
Herrera Johan 3B
Hill Josh P
Holdzkom John RP
Holliday Brian P
Hollingsworth Ethan P
Holmes Brett OF
Holmes Clay P
Hughes Jared RP
Inman Jeff P
Ivany Devin C
Jackson Steven P
Jones Mitch OF
Jones Rodarrick OF
Joves Julio 1B
Julio Jorge RP
Kaminista Kyle RP
Kang Jung Ho SS
Keel Jared 3B
Keller Mitch P
Kingsbury Robert OF
Kinney Josh RP
Kleis Kevin P
Klinger Brent P
Knotts Allan P
Krebs Eric P
LaFromboise Bobby P
Lakind Jared 1B
Lambo Andrew 1B
Lara Pedro OF
Lee Taber 2B
Lee Wilson P
Leesman Charlie RP
Leon Jose INF
Linares Serguey P
Lincoln Brad RP
Liriano Francisco SP
Liz Radhames SP
Locke Jeff SP
Lomack Jermal 2B
Lombardozzi Steve 2B
Lopez Cesar P
Lorenzo Arquimedes P
Mallette Brian P
Mann Brandon P
Marte Starling OF
Mathisen Wyatt C
McClung Seth RP
McCullen Matthew P
McCutchen Andrew OF
McGuire Reese C
Meadows Austin OF
Medina Jhondaniel P
Melancon Mark RP
Melhuse Adam C
Mendez Mauricio P
Mercer Jordy SS
Miller Matt J. RP
Miller Quinton P
Moeves Mark P
Montero Yunior P
Montilla Richard P
Morales Jose C
Morel Brent 3B
Morris Hunter 1B
Morton Charlie SP
Mulhern Ryan OF
Myles Candon OF
Myrow Brian 1B
Neverauskas Dovydas P
Newsom Randy P
Norman Anthony OF
Nunez Gustavo SS
Oliver Zachary P
Padilla Fredys 2B
Palmeiro Patrick 3B
Parrish David C
Parry Craig OF
Paulino Carlos C
Payne Matthew 3B
Payne Vincent P
Pena Ramses SS
Perez Miguel C
Pevny Logan P
Polanco Gregory OF
Polo Tito OF
Polonia Rodney SS
Pond Simon OF
Ponder Allen P
Powell Jeremy P
Prasch Eddie 3B
Pribanic Aaron SP
Quarles Jason P
Ramirez Elvin P
Ramirez Harold OF
Ramirez Harold OF
Ramos Jhonathan P
Reames Britt RP
Reddinger Brandon C
Reichert Dan P
Reid Justin P
Reith Brian P
Reyes Milver C
Rice Chad SS
Richard Clayton SP
Rivera Maximo SS
Roberts Kevin P
Roberts Willis P
Robertson Nash P
Robles Moises P
Rodriguez Leandro P
Rodriguez Nerio P
Rodriguez Sean 2B
Rojas Chris SP
Romero Deibinson 3B
Ronco Jesus SS
Roneberg Brett OF
Rooi Vince 3B
Rosario Melvin P
Rubinstein Dave OF
Ryan Michael OF
Sadler Casey SP
Sakamoto Kent 1B
Salas Marino RP
Salcedo Edward 3B
Sanchez Angel P
Sanchez Tony C
Sanz Luis P
Scahill Rob RP
Sellers Justin SS
Serrano Elio RP
Shortslef Josh P
Simon Keanon OF
Simpson Allan P
Singh Rinku P
Sinkbeil Brett P
Smith Gregory 1B
Spain Robert SS
Stein Blake SP
Stevenson Trent P
Stewart Chris C
Suarez Steven C
Sucre Antonio OF
Sues Jeff RP
Tabata Jose OF
Taillon Jameson SP
Tarpley Stephen P
Tejeda Oscar SS
Thompson Mike P
Tucker Cole SS
Urena Luis OF
Valdez Alex 3B
Valdez Luis Alfonzo P
Valdez Yunior OF
Valiquette Phillippe P
Valle Sebastian C
Volstad Chris SP
Von Rosenberg Zack P
Walcott Damian OF
Waldron Tyler P
Waldrop Kyle RP
Walker Andrew C
Walker Neil 2B
Wall Josh RP
Watson Tony RP
Webster Anthony OF
Welch Stefan 1B
Whiteside Matt RP
Williams Brandon P
Williams Michael P
Wood Blake RP
Worley Vance SP
Yang Yao-Hsun P
Yates Tyler RP

Branson Jeff TO
Dorante Luis TO
Fischer Brad TO
Huntington Neal GM
Hurdle Clint MAN
Jauss Dave TO
Leyva Nick TO
Livesy Jeff TO
Searage Ray PC
Sofield Rick TO

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