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Pirates | Jung Ho Kang keeps hitting

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 20:05:22 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SS Jung Ho Kang went 3-for-4 with three doubles, an RBI and two runs scored in a 5-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds Friday, July 31, and he has logged multiple hits in three of his last four games.

Fantasy Tip: Kang ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) is 8-for-15 with two homers, three doubles, three RBI and five runs scored in his last four games, and he has seven multi-hit efforts in his last 10 games. He is providing solid production at an affordable price at FantasyScore right now.

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Pirates | J.A. Happ joining rotation

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:22:14 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP J.A. Happ will join the starting rotation with A.J. Burnett (elbow) on the disabled list.

Fantasy Tip: Happ ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) should fare slightly better in the National League, but he is still nothing more than a streaming option in the majority of seasonal leagues. FantasyScore players should be extremely cautious with starting him, too. Over 20 starts this season, Happ has a 4.64 ERA, a 4.06 FIP, a 1.41 WHIP and a 6.8 K/9.

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


Pirates | A.J. Burnett placed on disabled list

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:59:02 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP A.J. Burnett (elbow) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday, July 31.

Fantasy Tip: Burnett's ($7,500, 15.0% of cap) velocity was down last start, and he was hammered for eight runs -- seven earned -- by the Reds Thursday, July 30. Newcomer J.A. Happ ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) could enter the starting rotation, but wait for an official announcement before making any hasty fantasy decisions. Check back for more details on the severity of Burnett's injury, too.

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Pirates | Pittsburgh adds Michael Morse

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:16:18 -0700

The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired 1B Michael Morse from the Los Angeles Dodgers along with cash considerations in exchange for OF Jose Tabata Friday, July 31.

Fantasy Tip: Morse ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) projects to handle the right-handed hitting side of a first base platoon with Pedro Alvarez ($4,200, 8.4% of cap). Morse is a low-end FantasyScore option in his current form, but he has potential. Sean Rodriguez ($2,300, 4.6% of cap) won't receive many starts at first going forward.

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Pirates | Mark Melancon to remain closer

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 07:37:22 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates RP Mark Melancon will remain the team's closer, with RPs Joakim Soria and Tony Watson serving as setup men.

Fantasy Tip: Melancon owners have nothing to fear as long as he continues to be successful in the closer role. He's earned plenty of rope this season, so it'd likely take a lot for the Pirates to bump him out of the role. Soria's fantasy value obviously takes a big hit. There's not much reason to hold onto him if he's not closing games.

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


Pirates | Mark Melancon to remain closer?

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:51:26 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates closer Mark Melancon is expected to remain the closer, following the acquisition of RP Joakim Soria from the Detroit Tigers Thursday, July 30. Soria and RP Tony Watson will serve as a setup duo.

Fantasy Tip: Melancon owns a measly 1.32 ERA, but he also a miniscule strikeout rate of just 6.23. Still, Melancon has racked up 32 saves for the season, and he'll likely continue to receive the majority of save opportunities. Soria owners should move on once an official decision is made by the Pirates.

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Pirates | Bucs acquiring Joakim Soria

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:21:49 -0700

The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired RP Joakim Soria from the Detroit Tigers Thursday, July 30, pending physicals, per sources.

Fantasy Tip: Soria has a 2.85 ERA and a 3.71 xFIP through 41.0 innings this season, with 23 saves. Soria and Mark Melancon will form a strong duo in the eighth and ninth innings for the Pirates, although Melancon should continue to receive the majority of save opportunities.

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Pirates | Pittsburgh after Joakim Soria?

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:40:14 -0700

Detroit Tigers RP Joakim Soria is of trade interest to the Pittsburgh Pirates, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: Soria would lose the majority of his fantasy value with a swap to the Pirates, as it is unlikely he would receive save opportunities. Stay tuned for updates and don't make any hasty decisions until Soria is officially shipped from the Tigers.

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


Pirates | Neil Walker demoted to eight-hole

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:08:58 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Neil Walker is batting eighth against Cincinnati Reds SP David Holmberg Thursday, July 30.

Fantasy Tip: It is an interesting relegation. Walker ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) has eight runs, three home runs, nine RBI and a .273/.279/.485 slash line over his past 15 games, which is hardly production to turn your nose up at. Still, Walker's fantasy value takes a hit at FantasyScore, and if he sticks down at the bottom of the lineup, his year-long value is diminished, too.

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Pirates | Francisco Liriano sinks original team

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:55:07 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano allowed three runs - two earned - while scattering 10 hits over 5 2/3 innings in a win Wednesday, July 29, against the Minnesota Twins, his original MLB team. He also struck out four and did not walk any batters.

Fantasy Tip: Liriano ($8,400, 16.8% of cap) is unbeaten in three decisions over his past six starts dating back to June 20, allowing two or fewer earned runs in each of the six outings. He is a solid FantasyScore option, especially when the matchup is a favorable one.

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Pirates | A.J. Burnett on a roll

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:53:55 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP A.J. Burnett takes the ball Thursday, July 30, for a road start against the Cincinnati Reds. He is 6-1 over his past seven turns on the road.

Fantasy Tip: Burnett ($7,500, 15.0% of cap) is a solid FantasyScore start opposite David Holmberg, who has been mostly overmatched in his previous two stints in the majors.

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Pirates | Gregory Polanco pulled as precaution

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:53:19 -0700

Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Pirates OF Gregory Polanco (knee) was removed in the fourth inning of the game Wednesday, July 29, against the Minnesota Twins due to discomfort in his left knee. After the game, manager Clint Hurdle said the outfielder might have aggravated the injury tracking a fly ball Tuesday, July 28, so he was removed as a precaution.

Fantasy Tip: Polanco ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) should be avoided in FantasyScore Thursday in Cincinnati, as it wouldn't be surprising to see him get a day off just to regroup.

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Pirates | Jung Ho Kang dials long distance again

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:52:44 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SS Jung Ho Kang went 3-for-5 with a solo home run Wednesday, July 29, against the Minnesota Twins.

Fantasy Tip: Kang ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) apparently likes Target Field, as he swatted homers in each of the past two games there. He is a solid FantasyScore option lately, with multi-hit games in eight of his past 10 games. The power is an added bonus.

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Pirates | Tyler Glasnow promoted to Class AAA

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:52:13 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Tyler Glasnow was promoted to Class AAA Indianapolis Wednesday, July 29. He is expected to join the Pittsburgh rotation next season.

Fantasy Tip: Glasnow is the organization's No. 1 prospect and breezed through Class AA with a 2.43 ERA, a 0.95 WHIP and a 11.7 K/9 KP over 12 starts. There is a chance he receives a start or bullpen work when rosters expand in September, so keep tabs, especially in keeper/dynasty formats.

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


Pirates | Gregory Polanco leaves game

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:26:17 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Gregory Polanco (knee) left the game early Wednesday, July 29, because of discomfort in left knee. OF Jaff Decker replaced him in right field.

Fantasy Tip: Owners will need to check after the game for an update in Polanco's ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) condition. Polanco could sit out a few games to allow the injury to heal, so owners may want to look at other options.

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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
Blanton Joe SP
Bleich Jeremy P
Bloom Kyle P
Boeve Adam OF
Bomback Daniel 2B
Bonifay Josh 2B
Boone James OF
Boscan Wilfredo SP
Bouknight Kip P
Bowker John OF
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
Hagan Thomas OF
Hamilton Clayton P
Hamman Corey P
Hanson Alen SS
Happ J.A. SP
Harris Justin SS
Harrison Josh 3B
Hart Corey OF
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
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
Ishikawa Travis 1B
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
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
Morse Michael 1B
Morton Charlie SP
Mulhern Ryan OF
Myles Candon OF
Myrow Brian 1B
Neverauskas Dovydas P
Newman Kevin SS
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
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 Aramis 3B
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
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
Serrano Elio RP
Shortslef Josh P
Simon Keanon OF
Simpson Allan P
Singh Rinku P
Sinkbeil Brett P
Smith Gregory 1B
Soria Joakim RP
Spain Robert SS
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
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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