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Pirates | Francisco Cervelli sitting out

Sun, 26 Apr 2015 10:49:55 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates C Francisco Cervelli is not in the starting lineup Sunday, April 26. C Chris Stewart will be the starting catcher for the Pirates.

Fantasy Tip: Cervelli ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) is likely receiving a day off and should return to the lineup in the next game. Stewart ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) has gone 2-for-9 so far this season and is not a great option on FantasyScore.

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Pirates | Andrew McCutchen in career-worst slump

Sun, 26 Apr 2015 05:43:03 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen's 0-for-4 showing Saturday, April 25, extended his hitless streak to 16 at-bats. He has now gone five consecutive games without a hit, including a pinch-hitting appearance. Both are career worsts.

Fantasy Tip: The beauty of daily contests is being fully capable of avoiding slumps, and while McCutchen's ($6,200, 12.4% of cap) seasonal owners shouldn't worry about his slow start, FantasyScore players can avoid the headache and target other top-end hitters. McCutchen will turn things around, and likely in short order, so don't make any hasty decisions in yearly leagues.

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Pirates | Gregory Polanco swiping with ease

Sun, 26 Apr 2015 05:27:45 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Gregory Polanco stole a base in the third consecutive game Saturday, April 25. Polanco now has seven steals on the season, and he has yet to be caught in the act.

Fantasy Tip: Polanco ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) hasn't exploded out of the gates, but he is two games removed from a nice 11-for-25 run where he scored six runs, had five extra-base hits, drove in four runs and stole three bases. While the uptick in stolen bases is a plus for seasonal owners, it is also a sneaky path to FantasyScore points, as they're worth 2.0 points. Keep Polanco in mind when facing a favorable pitching matchup, as he is a nice source of cap relief for daily contests.

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Pirates | Gerrit Cole picks up third win

Sat, 25 Apr 2015 05:33:40 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Gerrit Cole allowed one run on seven hits in 7 2/3 innings against the Arizona Diamondbacks Friday, April 24, to pick up his third win of the season. He struck out seven batters and walked two during the game.

Fantasy Tip: Cole ($7,300, 14.6% of cap) has allowed only one run in each of his last three starts and struck out 27 batters in 24 2/3 innings so far this season. He is scheduled to pitch against the Chicago Cubs in his next game and could be a solid starting option for FantasyScore owners.

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Pirates | Starling Marte returns to action

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:36:18 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Starling Marte (hand) is back in the starting lineup against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Josh Collmenter Friday, April 24. Marte is starting in left field and hitting fifth in the batting order.

Fantasy Tip: Marte ($4,800, 9.6% of cap) homered twice earlier this week before sitting out with a minor hand injury Thursday. After a slow start, he's hitting .400 (8-for-20) with four home runs since April 17, and you should continue to ride him in a hitter's environment against a pitcher that must be precise to avoid trouble.

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Pirates | Andrew McCutchen back Friday

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:23:23 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen (knee) is back in the starting lineup against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Josh Collmenter Friday, April 24, and he's starting in center field and hitting in his customary No. 3 spot.

Fantasy Tip: McCutchen ($6,200, 12.4% of cap) is playing at less than 100% health with an achy knee, and it's likely contributed to his slow start (.200-2-10) in 2015. Most FantasyScore owners might be avoiding Cutch because of his April slump, but facing Collmenter could be the perfect elixir to get things rolling, especially at hitter-friendly Chase Field.

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Pirates | Andrew McCutchen has achy knee

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:22:02 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen (knee) was rested Thursday, April 23, as he deals with an achy left knee. The team will continue to monitor him after he admitted he's not 100%. However, the pain in his knee has been manageable.

Fantasy Tip: That might help explain McCutchen's ($6,200, 12.4% of cap) slow start this year (.204-2-10). At FantasyScore, you'll probably want to shy away from him until he shows signs of life and better health. Corey Hart ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) and Andrew Lambo ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) may see more playing time if McCutchen is rested more often or needs to miss significant time.

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Pirates | Mark Melancon bounces back

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:20:33 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates RP Mark Melancon set down the side in order to record the save over the Chicago Cubs Thursday, April 23, after blowing the save and getting hit with the loss against the Cubs Tuesday, April 21. He struck out one while throwing seven of his 10 pitches for strikes, but his ERA stands at 7.36 on the year.

Fantasy Tip: Melancon's velocity was still down a bit Thursday, but he had better location and movement on his pitches in the save. Don't panic just yet with him, but continue to monitor the situation. Should he continue to falter, Tony Watson may be in the slight lead for save opps, but this could easily become a committee approach including Jared Hughes and Arquimedes Caminero.

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Pirates | Jordy Mercer returns

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:16:03 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SS Jordy Mercer (chest) returned to the lineup Thursday, April 23.

Fantasy Tip: Mercer ($2,000, 4.0% of your cap) has done very little this young season, but he could have FantasyScore luster later in the year.

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Pirates | Starling Marte sitting

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 08:43:51 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Starling Marte (hand) is not in the lineup Thursday, April 23.

Fantasy Tip: Marte was hit on the right hand with a pitch last night, but there hasn't been an update on it yet. Sean Rodriguez ($1,800 salary; 3.6% of cap) is taking his place but isn't a recommended FantasyScore play.

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Pirates | Andrew McCutchen sitting

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 08:40:22 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen is not in the lineup Thursday, April 23.

Fantasy Tip: Just a day of rest in a day game following a night game. Gregory Polanco ($3,700 salary; 7.4% of cap) is taking his place in center field, while Andrew Lambo ($1,600; 3.2%) is in right field. Polanco is a useful FantasyScore play, but feel free to ignore Lambo.

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Pirates | Is Jeff Locke a FantasyScore lock?

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 21:06:12 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jeff Locke is the probable starter for Thursday, April 23, against the Chicago Cubs.

Fantasy Tip: Locke is 2-0 with a 1.93 ERA this season, and 1-1 with a 3.81 ERA in five career starts against the Cubbies. FantasyScore players might want to take a flier on him at just $3,000 (or 6.0% of cap) for their second pitcher spot.

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Pirates | Charlie Morton to rehab Thursday

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 21:05:24 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Charlie Morton (hip) is scheduled to make his second extended spring training start Thursday, April 23, at the team's minor-league facility in Florida.

Fantasy Tip: Morton is making his way back from right hip surgery and it's uncertain how long it will be until he joins the big club. When he does arrive in the Steel City, his role remains uncertain, so FantasyScore owners need not bother with him for a while.

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Pirates | Jordy Mercer misses third straight

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 21:04:53 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SS Jordy Mercer (chest) missed his third consecutive game Wednesday, April 22, against the Chicago Cubs due to a bruised chest.

Fantasy Tip: With Mercer on the shelf it was Jung-Ho Kang ($2,000; 4.0% of cap) making the start at shortstop again. Kang is worth a look if you want to save salary to spread across other positions.

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Pirates | Vance Worley dominant at home

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 21:03:56 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Vance Worley allowed one unearned run and six hits with two walks over 5 2/3 innings in a win against the Chicago Cubs Wednesday, April 22. He also struck out five batters.

Fantasy Tip: While Worley ($3,300; 6.6% of cap) labored a bit in this one, he is still 2-0 with a 1.54 ERA in two home outings this season. In 2014, he was 5-2 with a 2.28 ERA in seven home assignments, so there is something about PNC Park that agrees with Worley. When he is on the bump at home, FantasyScore owners need to remember him.

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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
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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
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Garabito Eddy INF
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Giblin Sean P
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Gryboski Kevin RP
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Hagan Thomas OF
Hamilton Clayton P
Hamman Corey P
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Harris Justin SS
Harrison Josh 3B
Hart Corey OF
Hart Kevin SP
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Heredia Luis P
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Jackson Steven P
Jones Mitch OF
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Julio Jorge RP
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Kang Jung-Ho SS
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McCutchen Andrew OF
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McPherson Kyle SP
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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
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Morton Charlie SP
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Norman Anthony OF
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Palmeiro Patrick 3B
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Perez Miguel C
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Polo Tito OF
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Pribanic Aaron SP
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Reames Britt RP
Reddinger Brandon C
Reichert Dan P
Reid Justin P
Reith Brian P
Reyes Milver C
Rice Chad SS
Richard Clayton SP
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Robles Moises P
Rodriguez Leandro P
Rodriguez Nerio P
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Rojas Chris SP
Romero Deibinson 3B
Ronco Jesus SS
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Rooi Vince 3B
Rosario Melvin P
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Ryan Michael OF
Sadler Casey SP
Sakamoto Kent 1B
Salas Marino RP
Salcedo Edward 3B
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Sanchez Tony C
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Sellers Justin SS
Serrano Elio RP
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Singh Rinku P
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Spain Robert SS
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