Pittsburgh Pirates news, rumors and injuries
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 17:05:36 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Although it wasn't his most effective start, Taillon's strikeout total was encouraging. His potential alone makes him worth owning in all but the shallowest of leagues.
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 17:01:52 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Matt Joyce went 2-for-2 with a home run, two RBI, two runs scored and a walk in a 5-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies Sunday, July 24, and he is slugging a career-best .563 for the year.
Fantasy Tip: Joyce doesn't play every day, but his power makes him an intriguing DFS option when he is in the lineup.
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 12:12:36 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Odorizzi and Moore have been popular names in trade rumors, but the Pirates are looking to add a starting pitcher. Either pitcher would be an upgrade for Pittsburgh and would continue to be decent fantasy options in mixed leagues.
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 09:44:49 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen, 3B Jung Ho Kang, C Francisco Cervelli and SS Jordy Mercer are not in the starting lineup against Philadelphia Phillies SP Vincent Velasquez Sunday, July 24. OF Starling Marte will start in center field, while OF Gregory Polanco will start in left field. 3B David Freese will start at third base and is batting third. OF Matt Joyce will start in right field and is batting fifth. C Elias Diaz will start at catcher and is batting seventh, while 2B Sean Rodriguez will start at shortstop and is batting eighth.
Fantasy Tip: Freese is hitting only .190 over the last seven games but should still be a decent starting option in some leagues. Joyce is hitting .207 in July and probably can be avoided in most leagues. Diaz was recently called up from the minor leagues and should not be used by owners at this point. Rodriguez is hitting .251 with 10 home runs this season but should only be used in NL-only leagues.
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 07:08:20 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Glasnow left the game with right shoulder discomfort Saturday, July 23. Expect Pittsburgh to be overly cautious with their promising young hurler. Despite his upside, it isn't out of the question to cut ties with Glasnow in shallow formats, especially if you don't have the luxury of being patient with him. Stay tuned for updates.
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 17:14:55 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates P Ryan Vogelsong (face, neck) played catch prior to the game Saturday, July 23. He was forced to leave his rehab start for Class AAA Indianapolis after four innings Wednesday, July 20, due to stiffness in his neck.
Fantasy Tip: Vogelsong is expected to be activated from the disabled list soon, although the veteran righty won't have much fantasy value in any format because he will be used in relief.
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 15:49:43 -0700
Fantasy Tip: There's no word on the severity, but he's their top pitching prospect. There's no need to push it, and while it's premature, his season could be in jeopardy.
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 15:12:14 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Glasnow hit two batters, one in the head, and allowed four hits and three walks in three innings. There's no word on what the ailment was, but we'll keep you posted.
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 09:18:01 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Jung Ho Kang is not in the starting lineup against Philadelphia Phillies SP Aaron Nola Saturday, July 23. 3B David Freese will start at third base and is batting fifth in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Freese is hitting .275 with three home runs and eight RBI this month and continues to play well this season. He should be a solid starting option in daily fantasy leagues and some deeper mixed leagues.
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 09:17:13 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Jaso has only four hits in his last 19 at-bats and has been moved around the lineup over the past few days. Owners in most leagues should be able to find a better option to use in their starting lineups.
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 08:14:13 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jeff Locke will be available out of the bullpen this weekend against the Philadelphia Phillies. Locke's move to the bullpen probably will be temporary, and he likely will return to the rotation when the team needs a fifth starter again.
Fantasy Tip: Locke has struggled this season and has allowed 13 runs in 14 1/3 innings in four appearances this month. He could return to starting rotation in a few weeks but should be avoided by most fantasy owners.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 19:20:23 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Despite struggling against the Cardinals in a spot start earlier this month, Glasnow should be viewed as a decent low-end option in daily fantasy contests versus the Phillies' anemic offense. The 23-year-old right-hander was 7-3 with a 1.94 ERA through 18 starts for Class AAA Indianapolis, with 122 strikeouts in just 102 innings.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 18:56:16 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Cole was making just his second start since coming off the disabled list earlier this month and was victimized once again by poor run support. He has a very favorable matchup against the Milwaukee Brewers in his next outing Friday, July 29, and is a must-start option in all fantasy formats.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:24:35 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Jaso owns a .348 on-base percentage against right-handed pitchers this season, and he grabs a fantasy boost hitting behind the three best hitters in the lineup. Still, he's nothing more than a flier in daily contests and fringe starter in cavernous mixed and NL-only setups.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:08:08 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Starling Marte (illness) is starting in left field and batting fourth against Philadelphia Phillies SP Zach Eflin Friday, July 22. Marte was a late scratch because of flu-like symptoms Thursday, July 21.
Fantasy Tip: Marte is a top-tier outfielder who provides five-category production. Confidently return him to your lineups. He's a potential buy-low candidate, too. Some owners could be underwhelmed with his lack of home runs (seven), but his 33 stolen bases might be even more valuable given the scarcity of steals this season.
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