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Pirates | No setbacks for Andrew McCutchen

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:44:11 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen (lower body) said he felt good Tuesday, March 24, after appearing in his first spring training game in 12 days. He is not concerned with being ready for opening day, and neither is manager Clint Hurdle. McCutchen reaffirmed he would have been in the lineup if it was the regular season, too.

Fantasy Tip: McCutchen ($6,700, 13.4% of cap) is an early first-round selection in all fantasy formats, and one of the true five-category contributors. The Pirates open the season against the Cincinnati Reds at hitter-friendly Great American Ball Park, so Cutch should be on your radar for FantasyScore contests, especially if he finishes the spring strong.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Tom Singer


Pirates | Andrew McCutchen returning Tuesday

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:30:17 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen (lower body) is expected to return to the lineup Tuesday, March 24.

Fantasy Tip: Cutch is a first-round lock because of his ability to contribute across all fantasy categories, as he has averaged 95 runs, 23 home runs, 82 RBI, 24 stolen bases and a .301/.389/.502 slash line over the past five seasons. McCutchen ($6,700, 13.4% of cap) is worth considering for FantasyScore contests in his first series of the season against the Cincinnati Reds at hitter-friendly Great American Ball Park, too.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Travis Sawchik


Pirates | Pedro Alvarez tweaks swing

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 06:56:51 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 1B Pedro Alvarez and hitting coach Jeff Branson are experimenting with a mechanical adjustment designed to relax his swing. As Alvarez awaits pitches, he rests his bat on his left shoulder before lifting it into a hitting position. For the majority of his career, Alvarez held his hands in a position parallel to but several inches away from his left shoulder before triggering his swing. Alvarez went 3-for-4 with three extra-base hits and three RBIs Friday, March 20.

Fantasy Tip: Alvarez has moved across the diamond to first base this year, but he'll still be eligible at third base in most traditional leagues. On FantasyScore, he checks in at $4,300 (8.6% of your cap), which is a good price if his success translates into the season.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Travis Sawchik


Pirates | Jung-Ho Kang scratched

Sat, 21 Mar 2015 07:12:13 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SS Jung-Ho Kang (undisclosed) appears to have been scratched from the starting lineup Saturday, March 21. Kang was listed when the lineup was posted Friday, March 20.

Fantasy Tip: Kang has struggled this spring with only three hits in 10 games and likely will begin the season as a bench player. Kang could be a later round pick in deeper mixed leagues since he does have power potential but may not see regular playing time.

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


Pirates | Jose Tabata open to trade

Sat, 21 Mar 2015 04:47:21 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Jose Tabata is open to a trade if it means he has a chance to get playing time. "I want to be in the big leagues, whether it's here or someone else," Tabata said.

Fantasy Tip: Tabata isn't on the 40-man roster and hit just .282 last year in 186 plate appearances. As it is, Tabata carries minimal fantasy value now, so a change of scenery may be just what the doctor ordered.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Rob Biertempfel


Pirates | Jose Tabata leaves game

Wed, 18 Mar 2015 22:21:40 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Jose Tabata (ankle) left the Grapefruit League spring game Wednesday, March 18, after fouling a ball off the inside of his left ankle.

Fantasy Tip: It's uncertain how much time Tabata will be forced to miss, but he is likely to be a reserve outfielder if he evens makes the roster.

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Pirates | Jung-Ho Kang moving around

Wed, 18 Mar 2015 22:20:56 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SS Jung-Ho Kang will work out at second base sometime this week. He has already played shortstop and third base so far this spring.

Fantasy Tip: Kang isn't doing a lot offensively, and that means he likely will not unseat Jordy Mercer for the starting shortstop spot. However, if he is able to learn a few different positions he might find his way into the lineup a little more.

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


Pirates | Andrew McCutchen still sidelined

Wed, 18 Mar 2015 11:33:49 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen (lower body) remains out of the lineup with lower body soreness, but it does not appear to be serious.

Fantasy Tip: McCutchen still has a few weeks before the regular season starts, so owners should not be worried at this point. McCutchen can help owners in most of the offensive categories and should be selected in the first round of all drafts.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Phil Rogers


Pirates | Francisco Liriano to start season opener

Tue, 17 Mar 2015 14:00:39 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano has been named the team's Opening Day starter.

Fantasy Tip: Liriano is a year removed from a career year in 2013 in which he went 16-8 with a 3.02 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 163 strikeouts in 26 starts. With this left-hander, you have to take the often shaky control with the high strikeout numbers. For Liriano's consistent 9.0 K/9, he's worth a middle-rounds pick.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Travis Sawchik


Pirates | Andrew McCutchen sits Tuesday

Tue, 17 Mar 2015 07:12:06 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen (legs) is out of the lineup Tuesday, March 17, with lower body soreness.

Fantasy Tip: Cutch is one of the top outfielders and a surefire first-round pick in mixed leagues. The team is being cautious, and it doesn't appear to be serious.

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Pirates | Andrew McCutchen sitting out again

Sun, 15 Mar 2015 06:29:18 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen (lower body) will not play Sunday, March 15, because of lower-body soreness. McCutchen said there is no timetable for his return, and he is not concerned about the injury.

Fantasy Tip: McCutchen has the ability to help in all five categories and is worth a top-five pick in all formats. He has averaged 95 runs, 23 home runs, 82 RBI, 24 stolen bases and a .301/.389/.502 slash line over the past five seasons and is annual MVP candidate. Continue to check back for updates to make sure the minor injury doesn't turn into something more serious.

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


Pirates | Andrew McCutchen expects to be fine

Sat, 14 Mar 2015 07:23:40 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen (undisclosed) said he is dealing with general soreness and that he would have played Friday, March 13, if it was a regular season game.

Fantasy Tip: McCutchen could sit out a few days but should be ready for the start of the regular season. He has the ability to help owners out in every category and should be a top-five pick in drafts.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Travis Sawchik


Pirates | Andrew McCutchen sits out

Fri, 13 Mar 2015 14:00:56 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen (lower body) did not play Friday, March 13, because of lower-body soreness. The injury is not considered to be serious, though.

Fantasy Tip: McCutchen is a rare five-category producer and should be selected in the first half of Round 1. He is a perennial MVP candidate in the heart of his offensive prime. Over the past five seasons, McCutchen has averaged 95 runs, 23 home runs, 82 RBI, 24 stolen bases and a .301/.389/.502 slash line. Continue to check back for updates on his injury status throughout the spring.

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


Pirates | Brandon Cumpton has Tommy John surgery

Tue, 10 Mar 2015 20:01:05 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates P Brandon Cumpton (elbow) underwent Tommy John surgery Tuesday, March 10, and he is out for the 2015 season.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Bill Brink


Pirates | Charlie Morton feeling fine

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 22:55:26 -0800

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Charlie Morton (hip) felt fine Friday, March 6, a day after making his first appearance in Grapefruit League play. "He said he felt good," manager Clint Hurdle said.

Fantasy Tip: Morton is in line to serve as the fourth starter for the Pirates, and he could be a nice fantasy option for those in NL-only leagues, as well a deeper mixed formats, especially when the matchup is favorable.

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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
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
McPherson Kyle SP
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
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
Pimentel Stolmy RP
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
Simpson Allan P
Singh Rinku P
Sinkbeil Brett P
Smith Gregory 1B
Spain Robert SS
Stein Blake SP
Stevenson Trent P
Stewart Chris C
Suarez Steven C
Sucre Antonio OF
Sues Jeff RP
Tabata Jose OF
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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