Pittsburgh Pirates news, rumors and injuries
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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 20:35:41 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Gerrit Cole allowed one earned run, three hits and no walks with six strikeouts in a complete game win against the Seattle Mariners Wednesday, July 27. He evened up his record at 6-6 while lowering his ERA to 2.78.
Fantasy Tip: Cole hasn't always looked like an ace this season, but this type of performance is why you do not pull the plug on Cole or trade him while his value is at its nadir. He is a fantasy stud.
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 20:35:13 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Kang has been horrendously bad in the month of July, but he has hit safely in three straight and driven in five runs over the past two games. Perhaps he is starting to show some signs of life at the plate. However, he still shouldn't be trusted outside of deeper NL-only fantasy leagues until he shows more consistency.
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 20:34:43 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Cutch has let his fantasy owners down by underperforming this season, hitting just .246 overall with 18 doubles, 15 homers and 42 RBIs, poor by his standards. He has 10 RBIs in the month of July and six multi-hit games over the past 16 games to show some signs of life at the plate for his impatient fantasy owners.
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 20:34:14 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Vogelsong might be nearing a return, but it's uncertain if he'll be plugged into the rotation or work in long relief. For now, he is only worth scooping up in deeper NL-only fantasy leagues.
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 19:01:40 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It is uncertain when Stewart will be able to begin a rehab assignment but it appears as though a decision could be made early next week. When healthy, he doesn't carry much fantasy relevance unless you need a second catcher for NL-only leagues.
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 18:47:40 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates P Ryan Vogelsong (face) allowed two runs on five hits over seven innings in his fourth rehab start for Class AAA Indianapolis Wednesday, July 27, with two walks and one strikeout. He threw 83 pitches and allowed both runs on solo homers.
Fantasy Tip: Vogelsong was originally expected to pitch out of the bullpen when he returns from the disabled list but now there is a chance that he could join the team's depleted rotation, especially since the 39-year-old right-hander has been stretched out. When healthy, he should be viewed as an option for deeper NL-only seasonal leagues.
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 14:00:59 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Glasnow is likely worth stashing in deep mixed and NL-only leagues, but Pittsburgh is going to be extremely cautious with the young hurler, and he might not return in time to have much of a fantasy impact. Stay tuned for updates.
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 13:05:36 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates 1B John Jaso and OF Gregory Polanco are not in the starting lineup against Seattle Mariners SP James Paxton Wednesday, July 27. 3B David Freese will start at first base and is batting second. 2B Sean Rodriguez will start in right field and is batting seventh in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Freese has only three hits in his last 17 at-bats but is hitting .328 with four home runs and 11 RBI against left-handed pitchers this season. He should be a fine starting candidat for owners in daily fantasy leagues. Rodriguez has also posted solid numbers against lefties in 2016, but owners should be able to find better options to use.
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 23:03:45 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano allowed seven earned runs, eight hits and four walks with just three strikeouts over 3 1/3 innings in a loss against the Seattle Mariners Tuesday, July 26. He threw just 38 of his 72 pitches for strikes, as control issues continue to dog him.
Fantasy Tip: Liriano has struggled for most of the season. He looked good last time out, but it was back to the same old for Liriano in this one. At 6-10 with a 5.38 ERA and 1.61 WHIP it's time to use him only in the deepest of NL-only fantasy leagues until he can start to produce quality starts on a regular basis again.
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