Pittsburgh Pirates news, rumors and injuries
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 15:02:25 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Freese has a solid .291-6-27 line despite inconsistent playing time. He and Joyce are low-end options to consider today.
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:20:54 -0700
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.
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 13:06:58 -0700
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.
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:55:20 -0700
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.
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.
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.
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:35:55 -0700
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.
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.
Thu, 23 Jun 2016 07:34:58 -0700
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.
Thu, 23 Jun 2016 07:34:14 -0700
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.
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.
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.
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 21:52:46 -0700
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.
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.
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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