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Pirates | Two Pirates sit out Saturday

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 15:02:25 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Jung Ho Kang and OF Gregory Polanco (leg) are out of the lineup Saturday, June 25, with 3B David Freese hitting cleanup and OF Matt Joyce hitting fifth.

Fantasy Tip: Freese has a solid .291-6-27 line despite inconsistent playing time. He and Joyce are low-end options to consider today.

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Pirates | Chad Kuhl may start Sunday

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:20:54 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Chad Kuhl is with the team and may be recalled from Class AAA Indianapolis in order to start against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, June 26.

Fantasy Tip: Kuhl is having a solid season in the minor leagues with a 6-2 record and a 2.58 ERA in 14 games. Kuhl should be an attractive option in NL-only leagues but probably will not be a great player in mixed leagues.

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Pirates | Gregory Polanco dealing with injury

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 13:06:58 -0700

Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Pirates OF Gregory Polanco (leg) is not in the starting lineup Friday, June 24, because of left leg discomfort.

Fantasy Tip: It does not appear to be a serious injury, but owners should monitor the situation to see when Polanco will be able to return. Matt Joyce is starting in his place Friday and can be an option in daily fantasy leagues.

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Pirates | Juan Nicasio moved to bullpen

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:55:20 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Juan Nicasio will pitch out of the bullpen full time going forward.

Fantasy Tip: Nicasio should be replaced in all fantasy formats. Look for updates on who will replace him in the starting rotation, but Tyler Glasnow is worth grabbing in the majority of seasonal leagues. He has a 1.61 ERA and 10.7 K/9 through 84 innings over 15 starts with Class AAA Indianapolis and looks ready to make the jump to the majors.

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Pirates | Josh Harrison not starting

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:41:24 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Josh Harrison is not in the starting lineup against Los Angeles Dodgers SP Nick Tepesch Friday, June 24. 1B Sean Rodriguez will start at second base and is batting seventh in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Rodriguez is hitting .222 over the last seven days and is not a strong option in most fantasy leagues.

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Pirates | Gregory Polanco receiving day off

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:36:43 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Gregory Polanco is not in the starting lineup against Los Angeles Dodgers SP Nick Tepesch Friday, June 24. OF Matt Joyce will start in right field and is batting fifth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Joyce has cooled off a bit lately with five hits in his last nine games with only two RBI during that span. He should receive some interest in daily fantasy leagues but is not a must-start option.

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Pirates | Starling Marte back in the lineup

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:35:55 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Starling Marte (foot) will be in the starting lineup against Los Angeles Dodgers SP Nick Tepesch Friday, June 24, and is batting second.

Fantasy Tip: Marte has been out of the lineup over the last two games but was able to pinch hit. He is hitting .339 with two home runs and eight RBI this month and should be a starting option in all leagues.

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Pirates | Jon Niese goes six in defeat

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:38:13 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jon Niese saw his record drop to 6-5 after losing his start Thursday, June 23, versus the San Francisco Giants. The left-hander worked six innings, allowing five runs on seven hits and two walks, including a homer. He also struck out four.

Fantasy Tip: As expected, Niese has settled in as merely an option for NL-only leagues in his first year with the Pirates. The 29-year-old peaked years ago with the Mets, and his potential for a re-emergence is relatively low, especially while on a team that's currently struggling. Owners should expect outings like today if they opt to stream him for any given matchup.

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Pirates | Gregory Polanco hitting third

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 07:34:58 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Gregory Polanco is hitting third Thursday, June 23.

Fantasy Tip: Polanco is in the midst of a breakout season with a .301-10-42 line and nine steals. He has upside in the three-hole against Albert Suarez.

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Pirates | McCutchen, Marte out for Pittsburgh

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 07:34:14 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen and OF Starling Marte (foot) are out of the lineup Thursday, June 23. OF Matt Joyce is hitting fifth, and OF Sean Rodriguez is hitting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Joyce has two homers and nine RBI in 36 June at-bats. He's a low-end option against Albert Suarez. Rodriguez is hitting .196 this month, and he's an underwhelming option in DFS.

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Pirates | Francisco Liriano so-so in no-decision

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 21:53:40 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano allowed four earned runs, six hits and three walks with six strikeouts over five innings in a no-decision against the San Francisco Giants Wednesday, June 22. He threw just 57 of his 89 pitches for strikes.

Fantasy Tip: Liriano has been a giant disappointment from a fantasy perspective, posting a 4-7 record, 5.17 ERA and 1.63 ERA. He is still worth a look in most formats for his strikeouts.

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Pirates | Gregory Polanco racks up the hits

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 21:53:12 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Gregory Polanco went 3-for-5 with his 10th home run of the season, two runs scored and three RBIs Wednesday, June 22, against the San Francisco Giants to raise his average to .301.

Fantasy Tip: After a rough patch from June 9-17, Polanco is coming on again. He has hit safely in four straight games, with two or more hits in three of those outings. He remains a must-start in all fantasy leagues and DFS play.

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Pirates | Starling Marte comes on late

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 21:52:46 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Starling Marte (foot) did not start Wednesday, June 22, against the San Francisco Giants, but he made a pinch-hitting appearance in the eighth inning and grounded out.

Fantasy Tip: Keep Marte reserved in all fantasy leagues and DFS play until he can officially return and prove his health in a full game without any setbacks.

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Pirates | Elias Diaz on track for mid-July

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 21:52:19 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates C Elias Diaz (elbow) has started to play catch at 120 feet and he remains on course to come off the 60-day disabled list in mid-July. He is making his way back from right elbow surgery.

Fantasy Tip: The Pirates have plenty of depth at the backstop spot with Chris Stewart, Jacob Stallings and Francisco Cervelli, when he is healthy. It's uncertain if Diaz will see much, if any, playing time in the majors until September.

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Pirates | Gerrit Cole won't be activated Sunday

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 18:17:45 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Gerrit Cole (triceps) will not return from the 15-day disabled list Sunday, June 26, on the first day he is eligible to be activated. He has been playing catch recently but hasn't resumed throwing off a mound.

Fantasy Tip: Cole should be viewed as a fantasy ace when healthy and deserves to remain stashed in all formats. The 25-year-old right-hander is 5-4 with a 2.77 ERA through 12 starts this year, with 20 walks and 55 strikeouts over 68 1/3 innings.

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Pittsburgh Pirates Player News

Acosta Jose P
Adams Terry RP
Alduey Darlin P
Allie Stetson 3B
Almonte Hector P
Amato Gary P
Aneudy Darlin P
Antelo Derek P
Aponte Kelly 1B
Baker Nate P
Baker Nathan P
Bankston Maurice P
Barnes Barrett OF
Barrios Gustavo 3B
Bell Josh 1B
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
Bullinger Kirk P
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
Craig Will 3B
Cuffman Jacob P
Cumpton Brandon SP
Curry Matt 1B
Davis Blake SS
De Aza Miguel OF
Del Castillo Angelo OF
DeLaCruz Michael OF
Delaney Jason INF
DeLeon Cristopher P
Diaz Elias C
Diaz Francisco C
Diaz Juan SS
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
Feliz Neftali RP
Fernandez Erick C
Fields Caleb OF
Figuera Luis P
Figueroa Cole 3B
Fitzpatrick John 1B
Florimon Pedro SS
Forrer Daniel P
Foster Zachary P
Freeman Wesley OF
Freese David 3B
Fuesser Zac P
Fuller Jim P
Garabito Eddy INF
Garcia Christopher INF
Garcia Juan C
Giblin Sean P
Glasnow Tyler SP
Gonzalez Issael 2B
Gryboski Kevin RP
Guerrero Emilis P
Guillory Matthew P
Guzman Edwards C
Hagan Thomas OF
Haley Trey RP
Hamilton Clayton P
Hamman Corey P
Hanson Alen SS
Harris Justin SS
Harrison Josh 2B
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
Herrera Johan 3B
Hill Josh P
Holliday Brian P
Hollingsworth Ethan P
Holmes Brett OF
Holmes Clay P
Hughes Jared RP
Inman Jeff P
Irving Nate C
Ivany Devin C
Jackson Steven P
Jaso John 1B
Jones Mitch OF
Jones Rodarrick OF
Joves Julio 1B
Joyce Matt OF
Julio Jorge RP
Kaminista Kyle RP
Kang Jung Ho 3B
Keel Jared 3B
Keller Mitch P
Kingsbury Robert OF
Kinney Josh RP
Kleis Kevin P
Klinger Brent P
Knotts Allan P
Knudson Guido RP
Kratz Erik C
Krebs Eric P
Kuhl Chad SP
Lakind Jared 1B
Lara Pedro OF
Lee Taber 2B
Lee Wilson P
Leesman Charlie RP
Leon Jose INF
Linares Serguey P
Liriano Francisco SP
Lobstein Kyle SP
Locke Jeff SP
Lomack Jermal 2B
Lopez Cesar P
Lorenzo Arquimedes P
Luebke Cory SP
Mallette Brian P
Mann Brandon P
Marte Kelvin P
Marte Starling OF
Masterson Justin SP
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
Mulhern Ryan OF
Myles Candon OF
Myrow Brian 1B
Neverauskas Dovydas P
Newman Kevin SS
Newsom Randy P
Nicasio Juan SP
Niese Jon SP
Norman Anthony OF
Nunez Gustavo SS
O'Flaherty Eric RP
Oliver Zachary P
Ortiz Daniel OF
Padilla Fredys 2B
Parrish David C
Parry Craig OF
Partch Curtis P
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
Rivera Maximo SS
Roberts Kevin P
Roberts Willis P
Robertson Nash P
Robles Moises P
Rodriguez Leandro P
Rodriguez Nerio P
Rodriguez Sean 1B
Rogers Jason 1B
Rojas Chris SP
Ronco Jesus SS
Rondon Jorge RP
Roneberg Brett OF
Rooi Vince 3B
Rosario Melvin P
Rubinstein Dave OF
Ryan Michael OF
Sakamoto Kent 1B
Salas Marino RP
Salcedo Edward 3B
Sanchez Angel P
Sanz Luis P
Scahill Rob RP
Schugel A.J. SP
Serrano Elio RP
Shortslef Josh P
Simon Keanon OF
Simpson Allan P
Singh Rinku P
Sinkbeil Brett P
Smith Gregory 1B
Spain Robert SS
Stallings Jacob C
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
Vogelsong Ryan SP
Von Rosenberg Zack P
Walcott Damian OF
Waldron Tyler P
Waldrop Kyle RP
Walker Andrew C
Watson Tony RP
Webster Anthony OF
Welch Stefan 1B
Whitehead David P
Whiteside Matt RP
Williams Brandon P
Williams Michael P
Williams Trevor P
Yang Yao-Hsun P
Yates Tyler RP
Zarate Robert P

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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