Pittsburgh Pirates

Fantasy Baseball | Fantasy Baseball Reports
Pittsburgh Pirates news, rumors and injuries
Archive News: From:
thru:
--
--

Pirates | Chris Stewart playing Sunday

Sun, 03 May 2015 11:08:23 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates C Chris Stewart is starting behind the plate against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, May 3.

Fantasy Tip: Francisco Cervelli ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) is receiving the day off after catching last night's game. Stewart ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is an intriguing option for FantasyScore owners who typically punt the catcher position.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com


Pirates | Jung-Ho Kang playing Sunday

Sun, 03 May 2015 11:07:56 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates INF Jung-Ho Kang is starting at third base against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, May 3.

Fantasy Tip: FantasyScore owners should be able to find better options at the hot corner than Kang ($2,400, 4.8% of cap), who is starting because INF Josh Harrison ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) is playing second base.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com


Pirates | Charlie Morton to pitch Saturday

Sat, 02 May 2015 13:49:04 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Charlie Morton (hip) pitched in an extended spring-training game Saturday, May 2.

Fantasy Tip: Morton ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) will meet with the Pirates staff this week to possibly throw a bullpen session. He's not quite ready yet, but monitor Morton's progress and see what transpires in the next couple weeks.

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


Pirates | Gregory Polanco sticking atop lineup?

Fri, 01 May 2015 14:45:11 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Gregory Polanco is batting leadoff for a second consecutive game Friday, May 1.

Fantasy Tip: Josh Harrison ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) had been leading off, but Polanco ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) might be better suited for the gig. Polanco is 15-for-44 (.341 average) with 12 runs and five stolen bases over his last 12 games, after all. Polanco's stolen base and runs scored potential receives a boost leading off, but his RBI takes a minor hit. Overall, consider it a positive for Polanco.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com


Pirates | Gerrit Cole locked in on the mound

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 15:38:43 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Gerrit Cole has won four consecutive starts with 29 strikeouts over 25 2/3 innings and a 1.05 ERA. He has held opposing hitters to a .185/.242/.196 slash line, too.

Fantasy Tip: Cole ($8,100, 16.2% of cap) appears to be emerging as a high-end arm in the real and fake game. He now has 286 innings at the majors, and the arrow is pointing straight up for the 24-year-old righty and 2011 first overall selection. FantasyScore players will want to consider Cole whenever he takes the hill, and especially in favorable matchups.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports


Pirates | Francisco Cervelli on the bench

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 13:21:21 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates C Francisco Cervelli is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, April 29. C Chris Stewart will be the starting catcher for the Pirates.

Fantasy Tip: Cervelli ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) has started seven of the last eight games, so he is likely receiving a day off. Stewart ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) has only gone 3-for-14 at the plate and is not a great option on FantasyScore.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com


Pirates | Jung-Ho Kang starting at 3B

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 13:05:25 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SS Jung-Ho Kang will be the starting third baseman against the Chicago Cubs Wednesday, April 29.

Fantasy Tip: Kang ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) has three hits and four RBI in his last four games but is only hitting .182 this season. Owners on FantasyScore should be able to find better options to use their lineups.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com


Pirates | Josh Harrison sitting out

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 12:56:19 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Josh Harrison is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, April 29.

Fantasy Tip: Harrison ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) does have six hits in his last six games, so he is likely just receiving an off day. Jung-Ho Kang ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) will be the starting third baseman but probably is not the best option for owners on FantasyScore.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com


Pirates | Gregory Polanco back in lineup

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 12:48:55 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Gregory Polanco (groin) is in the starting lineup Wednesday, April 29, and is batting leadoff.

Fantasy Tip: Polanco ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) missed the previous two games because of an injury but appears to be ready to play. Polanco was playing well prior to the injury and could be an option for owners on FantasyScore.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com


Pirates | Andrew McCutchen not fully healthy

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 11:31:36 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen (knee) said he was "80%" healthy earlier in the month, and he's enduring one of the worst slumps to start a season in his career. His walk and strikeout totals are normal, but his power has been lacking. McCutchen missed two weeks in spring with a knee issue, but manager Clint Hurdle doesn't think that's the reason for McCutchen's slow start.

Fantasy Tip: McCutchen ($6,000, 12.0% of cap) is hitting only .179 (12-for-67) with two home runs, 11 RBI and no stolen bases on one attempt. The lack of power and aggressiveness on the base paths are the most concerning to his owners, especially if his knee ailment is playing a part. He's not worth paying up for right now at FantasyScore until we see some signs of life. You might want to consider benching him in standard leagues for the time being, as well.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Travis Sawchik


Pirates | Gregory Polanco feeling better

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 16:24:34 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Gregory Polanco (groin) took batting practice Tuesday, April 28, prior to the game against the Chicago Cubs. Polanco said he is fine and is feeling better. OF Sean Rodriguez is starting in right field and batting eighth in the order.

Fantasy Tip: Rodriguez ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) could be worth a look in GPP tournaments on FantasyScore as he is hitting .353 through 18 plate appearances, with one home run and a stolen base. Rodriguez is a career .227 hitter so regression is on the way, but anyone looking in the range of $200 above the minimum price, will be hard pressed to do better.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Travis Sawchik


Pirates | Jordy Mercer hitting second

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 13:45:49 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SS Jordy Mercer is batting second in the lineup Tuesday, April 28, against the Chicago Cubs.

Fantasy Tip: Mercer ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) is hitting .188 in the past week, with one run batted in and three hits in 16 at-bats. It may be a shakeup in the lineup, but Mercer still isn't worth picking up with numbers like this.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Baseball Press


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.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Baseball Press


Pirates | Gregory Polanco not in lineup Tuesday

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 13:31:27 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Gregory Polanco (groin) is not in the lineup Tuesday, April 28, against the Chicago Cubs.

Fantasy Tip: Polanco ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) had groin tightness that hampered him the day before, so this should come as no surprise. Sean Rodriguez ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) has a .353 batting average in limited duty, so he may be a decent play if you're looking for low-cost production.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Baseball Press


Pirates | Gregory Polanco is day-to-day

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 22:17:42 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Gregory Polanco (groin) is considered "day to day" due to tightness in his groin, manager Clint Hurdle said Monday, April 27. He suffered the injury over the weekend while running the bases in Arizona.

Fantasy Tip: FantasyScore owners will want to play it safe and wait to see Polanco ($3,700; 7.4% of cap) officially return and prove his health in a full game without any setbacks before trusting him again.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Travis Sawchik


What do you think? Sound off!


KFFL: Sports Link of the Day

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
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
McPherson Kyle SP
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

KFFL: Sports Link of the Day