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Pirates | Starling Marte on the bench

Sat, 29 Aug 2015 13:08:25 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Starling Marte is not in the starting lineup against Colorado Rockies SP Chris Rusin Saturday, Aug. 29. 2B Josh Harrison will start in left field and is batting second in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Marte ($5,600, 11.2% of cap) likely is receiving a day off and should return to the lineup soon. Harrison ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) has gone 3-for-14 since he has come off the disabled list and may not be the best option at this point.

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Pirates | Andrew McCutchen keeps hitting

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:48:27 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen went 2-for-3 with a run scored, a walk and a stolen base in a 5-3 win over the Colorado Rockies Friday, Aug. 28.

Fantasy Tip: McCutchen ($6,300, 12.6% of cap) has multiple hits in five of his last six games and in seven of his last 10. If you are going to spend up on a high-priced option, he deserves nightly consideration at FantasyScore.

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Pirates | Jung Ho Kang batting cleanup

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:02:50 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SS Jung Ho Kang is starting at third base and batting fourth against Colorado Rockies SP Jon Gray Friday, Aug. 28. 3B Aramis Ramirez is not in the the starting lineup Friday.

Fantasy Tip: Kang ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) owns a .323/.392/.579 slash line since the All-Star break with 23 runs, eight home runs and 17 RBI. He is worth a long look at FantasyScore Friday. Ramirez ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) has been underwhelming since joining Pittsburgh with a .250/.298/.337 slash line and just one home run. Don't be surprised to see his playing time decrease, if he doesn't improve his production at the dish.

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Pirates | Gerrit Cole wins 15th game

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:33:13 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Gerrit Cole (15-7) allowed one run on five hits over 7 1/3 innings in a victory over the Miami Marlins Thursday, Aug. 27, with no walks and four strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: Cole ($9,400, 18.8% of cap) finishes the month of August with a 1-3 record and a 3.14 ERA through six starts. He will make his next start against the Milwaukee Brewers Wednesday, Sept. 2.

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Pirates | Pedro Alvarez hits another solo homer

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:38:11 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 1B Pedro Alvarez hit his 21st home run of the season against the Miami Marlins Thursday, Aug. 27. Of those 21 homers, 18 have been hit with nobody on base.

Fantasy Tip: Alvarez ($4,800, 9.6% of cap) is batting .302 with six home runs and 15 RBIs in 63 at-bats during the month of August and may warrant consideration for FantasyScore lineups if he has a favorable matchup.

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Pirates | Elias Diaz an option in September

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:33:28 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates C Elias Diaz has "emerged to the point where he could be an option" to be recalled in September, according to manager Clint Hurdle.

Fantasy Tip: Diaz could be worth a look in cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues, but his playing time will likely be sparse, if he is even recalled. View him as more of an option in deeper keeper/dynasty leagues. With Class AAA Indianapolis, Diaz owns a .270/.330/.375 slash line, so he likely won't make a significant fantasy splash this season.

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Pirates | Jung Ho Kang on the bench

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:08:31 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SS Jung Ho Kang is not in the starting lineup against Miami Marlins SP Justin Nicolino Thursday, Aug. 27. SS Jordy Mercer will start at shortstop and is batting eighth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Kang ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) likely is receiving a day off and should return to the lineup soon. Mercer ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) has gone 2-for-8 since being activated from the disabled list but is not a great option on FantasyScore.

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Pirates | Jeff Locke earns win Wednesday

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 21:06:27 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jeff Locke (7-8) allowed two runs on five hits over seven innings in a victory over the Miami Marlins Wednesday, Aug. 26, with one walk and three strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: Locke ($5,600, 11.2% of cap) earned his first win since July 31, and had his longest outing since he tossed 7 2/3 innings against the Brewers July 19. He will make his next start against Milwaukee Tuesday, Sept. 1.

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Pirates | Andrew McCutchen drives in four runs

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 20:50:36 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen went 2-for-5 with a double, home run and four RBIs against the Miami Marlins Wednesday, Aug. 26.

Fantasy Tip: McCutchen ($6,300, 12.6% of cap) is on pace to have the first 100-RBI season of his career. He has 85 RBIs through 122 games.

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Pirates | Cole Tucker out 10-12 months

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:52:33 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SS Cole Tucker (shoulder) will miss 10 to 12 months after he underwent surgery to fix a torn labrum in his right shoulder Wednesday, Aug. 26.

Fantasy Tip: Tucker was the 24th overall selection in this year's draft. His timetable for reaching the big leagues will now be pushed back at least a year, depending on how he recovers from the serious injury.

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Pirates | No Francisco Cervelli Wednesday

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:43:58 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates C Francisco Cervelli is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, Aug. 26. C Chris Stewart is doing the catching and is hitting eighth against Miami Marlins SP Chris Narveson.

Fantasy Tip: Stewart ($1,700, 3.4% of cap) is strictly an option for FantasyScore users if you're in desperate need of salary cap relief. But his matchup tonight against a spot starter isn't the worst in the world.

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Pirates | Pedro Alvarez sitting vs. southpaw

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:41:34 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 1B Pedro Alvarez is not in the lineup against Miami Marlins left-handed SP Chris Narveson Wednesday, Aug. 26. 1B Michael Morse is starting at first base and is hitting sixth.

Fantasy Tip: Stacking Pittsburgh hitters tonight is a good idea on FantasyScore tonight against Narveson. That could even ring true for Morse ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) as a deep sleeper despite a disappointing year.

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Pirates | Gregory Polanco out vs. Miami

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:30:23 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Gregory Polanco is not in the lineup against Miami Marlins left-handed SP Chris Narveson Wednesday, Aug. 26. 3B Josh Harrison is starting in right field and hitting leadoff.

Fantasy Tip: Harrison ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) has been quiet since his return from the DL, but this is the exact type of matchup that could get him going -- a soft-tossing, hittable lefty. Harrison has good marks against southpaws this year, too (.292/.356/.385).

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Pirates | A.J. Burnett to throw again Sunday

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 13:53:08 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP A.J. Burnett (elbow) is slated to throw a three-inning simulated game Sunday, Aug. 30. The Pirates will not use Burnett out of the bullpen when he's healthy enough to return from the disabled list.

Fantasy Tip: The veteran Burnett ($6,100, 12.2% of cap) was starting to fade before his injury, and one has to wonder how much he'll have left in the tank when he returns in what is his final season. He'll surely be a risky commodity on FantasyScore for however many starts he has left in him this year, but play the matchups.

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Pirates | No Jung Ho Kang vs. Fish

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 11:53:13 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SS Jung Ho Kang is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, Aug. 25. SS Jordy Mercer is starting at the 6 and hitting eighth against Miami Marlins SP Brad Hand.

Fantasy Tip: Mercer ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) is a defensive-minded player that shouldn't be relied on much on FantasyScore. He has just two home runs this year, and he's still a low-end option against the hittable lefty Hand.

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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
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
Blanton Joe SP
Bleich Jeremy P
Bloom Kyle P
Boeve Adam OF
Bomback Daniel 2B
Bonifay Josh 2B
Boone James OF
Boscan Wilfredo SP
Bouknight Kip P
Bowker John OF
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 Elias C
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
Hagan Thomas OF
Hamilton Clayton P
Hamman Corey P
Hanson Alen SS
Happ J.A. SP
Harris Justin SS
Harrison Josh 3B
Hart Corey OF
Hart Kevin SP
Harts Jeremy P
Harvey Kris RP
Hayes Ke'Bryan 3B
Henriquez Cristian P
Henriquez Ralph C
Herbort Ryan P
Heredia Luis P
Hernandez Anderson 2B
Hernandez Christopher P
Hernandez Gorkys OF
Herrera Johan 3B
Herrmann Frank RP
Hill Josh P
Holdzkom John RP
Holliday Brian P
Hollingsworth Ethan P
Holmes Brett OF
Holmes Clay P
Hughes Jared RP
Inman Jeff P
Ishikawa Travis 1B
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
Morse Michael 1B
Morton Charlie SP
Mulhern Ryan OF
Myles Candon OF
Myrow Brian 1B
Neverauskas Dovydas P
Newman Kevin SS
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 Aramis 3B
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
Rivera Maximo SS
Roberts Kevin P
Roberts Willis P
Robertson Nash P
Robles Moises P
Rodriguez Leandro P
Rodriguez Nerio P
Rodriguez Sean 1B
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
Serrano Elio RP
Shortslef Josh P
Simon Keanon OF
Simpson Allan P
Singh Rinku P
Sinkbeil Brett P
Smith Gregory 1B
Snider Travis OF
Soria Joakim RP
Spain Robert SS
Stein Blake SP
Stevenson Trent P
Stewart Chris C
Suarez Steven C
Sucre Antonio OF
Sues Jeff RP
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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