Pittsburgh Pirates news, rumors and injuries
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.
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:48:27 -0700
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.
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:02:50 -0700
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.
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:33:13 -0700
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.
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:38:11 -0700
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.
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:33:28 -0700
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.
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.
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 21:06:27 -0700
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.
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 20:50:36 -0700
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.
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:52:33 -0700
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.
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:43:58 -0700
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.
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:41:34 -0700
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.
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:30:23 -0700
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).
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.
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 11:53:13 -0700
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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