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Pirates | Vance Worley headed to bullpen

Fri, 22 May 2015 19:38:32 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Vance Worley will move to the bullpen as a long reliever to make room for SP Charlie Morton (hip) Monday, May 25.

Fantasy Tip: With his move to the bullpen, Worley ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) can be written off at FantasyScore for the time being.

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Pirates | Charlie Morton starting Monday

Fri, 22 May 2015 13:31:12 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Charlie Morton (hip) will start against the Miami Marlins Monday, May 25, according to manager Clint Hurdle.

Fantasy Tip: Morton ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) is a viable add in all deep mixed and NL-only leagues. FantasyScore players will want to take a wait-and-see approach with him, though. Morton stands to become a nice matchup play once he settles back in and finds a groove, especially when tossing at pitcher-friendly PNC Park.

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Pirates | Francisco Cervelli sitting out

Fri, 22 May 2015 12:38:43 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates C Francisco Cervelli is not in the starting lineup against the New York Mets Friday, May 22. C Chris Stewart is starting behind the plate and batting eighth Friday.

Fantasy Tip: Make sure to avoid Cervelli ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) in all formats Friday. While his counting stats are lacking, Cervelli is sporting a .286 batting average and .348 on-base percentage and holds low-end value in cavernous mixed, NL-only and two-catcher leagues. Stewart ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) sports a .238/.250/.286 slash line this season, and FantasyScore players should view him as a desperation source of cap relief.

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Pirates | Gregory Polanco bumped down the order

Fri, 22 May 2015 12:34:28 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Gregory Polanco is batting eighth against the New York Mets Friday, May 22.

Fantasy Tip: Polanco ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) had a nice surge setting the table of the Pirates, but he has a measly .412 OPS dating back to Tuesday, May 5, so a demotion in the lineup shouldn't be surprising. At his cap hit, he is a risky FantasyScore play, and especially against capable hurler Noah Syndergaard.

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Pirates | Jung-Ho Kang hits well at home

Fri, 22 May 2015 11:08:20 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SS Jung-Ho Kang is hitting .362 at home this year, including a .458 average in his last six home games.

Fantasy Tip: Kang ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) is starting to see regular playing time over Jordy Mercer lately, and he's taken advantage, going 18-for-54 (.333) with two home runs and four RBI in May. He should now be owned in all deep mixed and NL-only leagues. Against rookie sensation Noah Syndergaard Friday night, though, Kang could struggle to return value at FantasyScore.

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Pirates | Charlie Morton set to join Bucs

Fri, 22 May 2015 10:38:00 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Charlie Morton (hip) allowed two runs and four walks while striking out nine in 6 1/3 innings in what was believed to be his final rehab start for Class AAA Indianapolis Tuesday, May 19. He's recovering from hip surgery to fix his labrum in September of last year. Morton is expected to take the rotation spot of SP Vance Worley.

Fantasy Tip: Morton ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) should be added in all deep mixed and AL-only leagues before he's activated from the DL. You should probably take a wait-and-see approach with him at FantasyScore, but he could eventually become a nice matchup play, especially when pitching at home at pitcher-friendly PNC Park.

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Pirates | Andrew McCutchen homers vs. MIN

Wed, 20 May 2015 20:48:04 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen went 3-for-5 with one home run and one RBI against the Minnesota Twins Wednesday, May 20.

Fantasy Tip: McCutchen ($5,200, 10.4% of cap) has picked up at least one hit in 13 of his 18 games this month and three home runs in his last eight games. McCutchen has been playing well lately and could be a nightly starting option on FantasyScore.

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Pirates | Josh Harrison continues strong play

Wed, 20 May 2015 20:42:46 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Josh Harrison went 3-for-6 against the Minnesota Twins Wednesday, May 20.

Fantasy Tip: Harrison ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) has picked up 18 hits in his last eight games and has seen his batting average rise to .255. Harrison could be a solid starting option on FantasyScore while he is on this hot streak.

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Pirates | Andrew McCutchen likes interleague play

Wed, 20 May 2015 14:24:50 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen, who is hitting only .225 this year and hasn't shown much power, has a .363 average in 54 career interleague games at home.

Fantasy Tip: McCutchen ($5,200, 10.4% of cap) is hitting .231 (6-for-26) with two home runs and eight RBI since May 11, and he continues to frustrate those who choose him at FantasyScore. He's 6-for-12 with three RBI in his career against Minnesota Twins starter Mike Pelfrey, though, giving hope to those that are feeling confident in the fallen slugger tonight.

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


Pirates | Gregory Polanco out of Wednesday lineup

Wed, 20 May 2015 12:44:53 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Gregory Polanco is out of the starting lineup Wednesday, May 20, against the Minnesota Twins. The move triggered a chain reaction, as 3B Josh Harrison took Polanco's spot in right field, SS Jung-Ho Kang moved over to third and SS Jordy Mercer is playing shortstop.

Fantasy Tip: Polanco ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) is struggling mightily in the past 10 games with a .161 batting average. Wednesday's benching is also due in part to Twins right-hander Mike Pelfrey being on the mound. Still, Polanco is losing his fantasy value at this high price. Don't be surprised to see this more often if Polanco struggles.

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Pirates | Francisco Cervelli back in lineup

Wed, 20 May 2015 12:05:16 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates C Francisco Cervelli (head) is back in the starting lineup Wednesday, May 20, after being shaken up when a foul tip hit his mask Tuesday, May 19. He's hitting seventh in the batting order against Minnesota Twins SP Mike Pelfrey.

Fantasy Tip: Cervelli ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) has been solid this year for the Bucs while most of the catching crop has been underwhelming in 2015. However, he has no home runs and just nine RBI, making his FantasyScore ceiling rather low.

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Pirates | Charlie Morton makes rehab start

Tue, 19 May 2015 19:44:44 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Charlie Morton (hip) allowed two runs on two hits in 6 1/3 innings in a rehab game for Class AAA Indianapolis Tuesday, May 19. He struck out nine batters and walked four during the game. It was expected to be Morton's last rehab start.

Fantasy Tip: It looks like Morton ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) will be joining the Pirates in the near future and should join the starting rotation. Owners on FantasyScore may want to wait to see how Morton does in a game or two before considering him as a starting option.

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Pirates | Francisco Liriano has rough outing

Tue, 19 May 2015 19:37:40 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano allowed seven runs on five hits in two innings against the Minnesota Twins Tuesday, May 19.

Fantasy Tip: Liriano ($6,200, 12.4% of cap) has allowed at least six runs in two of his last three starts and has seen his ERA go from 1.95 to 4.15 over the last three games. Liriano is scheduled to pitch against the New York Mets in his next start and may be a risky option on FantasyScore.

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Pirates | Francisco Cervelli leaves game

Tue, 19 May 2015 18:48:18 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates C Francisco Cervelli (head) left the game early Tuesday, May 19, after he took a foul tip off his mask. Cervelli was removed for precautionary reasons.

Fantasy Tip: Cervelli ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) likely will be tested for a possible concussion, so owners should monitor the situation. Chris Stewart ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) would be the regular starting catcher if Cervelli is sidelined but should not be a starting option on FantasyScore.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Stephen J. Nesbitt


Pirates | Jose Tabata coming up

Tue, 19 May 2015 11:50:04 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Jose Tabata was recalled from the minors Tuesday, May 19.

Fantasy Tip: Tabata was hitting .352 with no home runs and four RBI in 91 at-bats for Class AAA Indianapolis (Ind.). He doesn't have much power to speak of (career-high five long balls in 2013), and he'll serve as the team's fourth outfielder for the time being. Consider him a low-end outfield commodity at FantasyScore if he's in the starting lineup.

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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
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Singh Rinku P
Sinkbeil Brett P
Smith Gregory 1B
Spain Robert SS
Stein Blake SP
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Stewart Chris C
Suarez Steven C
Sucre Antonio OF
Sues Jeff RP
Tabata Jose OF
Taillon Jameson SP
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Tejeda Oscar SS
Thompson Mike P
Tucker Cole SS
Urena Luis OF
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Watson Tony RP
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Whiteside Matt RP
Williams Brandon P
Williams Michael P
Wood Blake RP
Worley Vance SP
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Dorante Luis TO
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