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Pirates | Pittsburgh looking at two Tampa SPs

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 12:12:36 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SPs Jake Odorizzi and Matt Moore may be trade targets for the Pittsburgh Pirates leading up to the trade deadline.

Fantasy Tip: Odorizzi and Moore have been popular names in trade rumors, but the Pirates are looking to add a starting pitcher. Either pitcher would be an upgrade for Pittsburgh and would continue to be decent fantasy options in mixed leagues.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Buster Olney


Pirates | Pittsburgh sitting four starters

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 09:44:49 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen, 3B Jung Ho Kang, C Francisco Cervelli and SS Jordy Mercer are not in the starting lineup against Philadelphia Phillies SP Vincent Velasquez Sunday, July 24. OF Starling Marte will start in center field, while OF Gregory Polanco will start in left field. 3B David Freese will start at third base and is batting third. OF Matt Joyce will start in right field and is batting fifth. C Elias Diaz will start at catcher and is batting seventh, while 2B Sean Rodriguez will start at shortstop and is batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Freese is hitting only .190 over the last seven games but should still be a decent starting option in some leagues. Joyce is hitting .207 in July and probably can be avoided in most leagues. Diaz was recently called up from the minor leagues and should not be used by owners at this point. Rodriguez is hitting .251 with 10 home runs this season but should only be used in NL-only leagues.

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Pirates | Tyler Glasnow placed on the DL

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 07:08:20 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Tyler Glasnow (shoulder) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, July 24.

Fantasy Tip: Glasnow left the game with right shoulder discomfort Saturday, July 23. Expect Pittsburgh to be overly cautious with their promising young hurler. Despite his upside, it isn't out of the question to cut ties with Glasnow in shallow formats, especially if you don't have the luxury of being patient with him. Stay tuned for updates.

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


Pirates | Ryan Vogelsong plays catch Saturday

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 17:14:55 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates P Ryan Vogelsong (face, neck) played catch prior to the game Saturday, July 23. He was forced to leave his rehab start for Class AAA Indianapolis after four innings Wednesday, July 20, due to stiffness in his neck.

Fantasy Tip: Vogelsong is expected to be activated from the disabled list soon, although the veteran righty won't have much fantasy value in any format because he will be used in relief.

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Pirates | Tyler Glasnow left with shoulder issue

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 15:49:43 -0700

Updating an earlier report, Pittsburgh Pirates SP Tyler Glasnow (shoulder) left the game Saturday, July 23, with right shoulder discomfort.

Fantasy Tip: There's no word on the severity, but he's their top pitching prospect. There's no need to push it, and while it's premature, his season could be in jeopardy.

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


Pirates | Tyler Glasnow exits with injury

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 15:12:14 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Tyler Glasnow (undisclosed) left the game Saturday, July 23, with an apparent injury.

Fantasy Tip: Glasnow hit two batters, one in the head, and allowed four hits and three walks in three innings. There's no word on what the ailment was, but we'll keep you posted.

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


Pirates | Jung Ho Kang on the bench

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 09:18:01 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Jung Ho Kang is not in the starting lineup against Philadelphia Phillies SP Aaron Nola Saturday, July 23. 3B David Freese will start at third base and is batting fifth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Freese is hitting .275 with three home runs and eight RBI this month and continues to play well this season. He should be a solid starting option in daily fantasy leagues and some deeper mixed leagues.

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Pirates | John Jaso leading off again

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 09:17:13 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 1B John Jaso is batting first in the starting lineup against Philadelphia Phillies SP Aaron Nola Saturday, July 23.

Fantasy Tip: Jaso has only four hits in his last 19 at-bats and has been moved around the lineup over the past few days. Owners in most leagues should be able to find a better option to use in their starting lineups.

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Pirates | Jeff Locke in bullpen for now

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 08:14:13 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jeff Locke will be available out of the bullpen this weekend against the Philadelphia Phillies. Locke's move to the bullpen probably will be temporary, and he likely will return to the rotation when the team needs a fifth starter again.

Fantasy Tip: Locke has struggled this season and has allowed 13 runs in 14 1/3 innings in four appearances this month. He could return to starting rotation in a few weeks but should be avoided by most fantasy owners.

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Pirates | Tyler Glasnow to face Phils Saturday

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 19:20:23 -0700

Confirming a previous report, Pittsburgh Pirates SP Tyler Glasnow will start against the Philadelphia Phillies Saturday, July 23, according to manager Clint Hurdle.

Fantasy Tip: Despite struggling against the Cardinals in a spot start earlier this month, Glasnow should be viewed as a decent low-end option in daily fantasy contests versus the Phillies' anemic offense. The 23-year-old right-hander was 7-3 with a 1.94 ERA through 18 starts for Class AAA Indianapolis, with 122 strikeouts in just 102 innings.

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


Pirates | Gerrit Cole pitches well in loss Friday

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 18:56:16 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Gerrit Cole (5-6) allowed one run on six hits over six innings in a loss to the Philadelphia Phillies Friday, July 22, with one walk and seven strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: Cole was making just his second start since coming off the disabled list earlier this month and was victimized once again by poor run support. He has a very favorable matchup against the Milwaukee Brewers in his next outing Friday, July 29, and is a must-start option in all fantasy formats.

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Pirates | John Jaso batting fifth vs. Philly

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:24:35 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 1B John Jaso is batting fifth against Philadelphia Phillies SP Zach Eflin Friday, July 22.

Fantasy Tip: Jaso owns a .348 on-base percentage against right-handed pitchers this season, and he grabs a fantasy boost hitting behind the three best hitters in the lineup. Still, he's nothing more than a flier in daily contests and fringe starter in cavernous mixed and NL-only setups.

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Pirates | Starling Marte back in the lineup

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:08:08 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Starling Marte (illness) is starting in left field and batting fourth against Philadelphia Phillies SP Zach Eflin Friday, July 22. Marte was a late scratch because of flu-like symptoms Thursday, July 21.

Fantasy Tip: Marte is a top-tier outfielder who provides five-category production. Confidently return him to your lineups. He's a potential buy-low candidate, too. Some owners could be underwhelmed with his lack of home runs (seven), but his 33 stolen bases might be even more valuable given the scarcity of steals this season.

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Pirates | Tyler Glasnow in mix for Saturday start

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 07:51:37 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Tyler Glasnow is in the discussion to start Saturday, July 23, against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Fantasy Tip: Glasnow would have a decent matchup if he's tabbed for the start, and he'd be a low-end DFS option.

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


Pirates | Francisco Liriano fans 13

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 19:29:40 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano allowed three runs, two earned, on four hits while striking out 13 over 6 2/3 innings in a win over the Milwaukee Brewers Thursday, July 21.

Fantasy Tip: Liriano has been better of late, but he still owns a 4.96 ERA for the year. He is worth owning in most mixed formats because of his strikeout potential, but you may want to pick and choose when you start him based on the matchups.

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Pittsburgh Pirates Player News

Acosta Jose P
Adams Terry RP
Alduey Darlin P
Allie Stetson 3B
Almonte Hector P
Amato Gary P
Aneudy Darlin P
Antelo Derek P
Aponte Kelly 1B
Baker Nate P
Baker Nathan P
Bankston Maurice P
Barnes Barrett OF
Barrios Gustavo 3B
Bell Josh 1B
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
Bullinger Kirk P
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
Craig Will 3B
Cuffman Jacob P
Cumpton Brandon SP
Curry Matt 1B
Davis Blake SS
De Aza Miguel OF
Del Castillo Angelo OF
DeLaCruz Michael OF
Delaney Jason INF
DeLeon Cristopher P
Diaz Elias C
Diaz Francisco C
Diaz Juan SS
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
Feliz Neftali RP
Fernandez Erick C
Fields Caleb OF
Figuera Luis P
Fitzpatrick John 1B
Florimon Pedro SS
Forrer Daniel P
Foster Zachary P
Frazier Adam INF
Freeman Wesley OF
Freese David 3B
Fryer Eric C
Fuesser Zac P
Fuller Jim P
Garabito Eddy INF
Garcia Christopher INF
Garcia Juan C
Giblin Sean P
Glasnow Tyler SP
Gonzalez Issael 2B
Gryboski Kevin RP
Guerrero Emilis P
Guillory Matthew P
Guzman Edwards C
Hagan Thomas OF
Haley Trey RP
Hamilton Clayton P
Hamman Corey P
Hanson Alen SS
Harris Justin SS
Harrison Josh 2B
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
Herrera Johan 3B
Hill Josh P
Holliday Brian P
Hollingsworth Ethan P
Holmes Brett OF
Holmes Clay P
Hughes Jared RP
Inman Jeff P
Irving Nate C
Ivany Devin C
Jackson Steven P
Jaso John 1B
Jones Mitch OF
Jones Rodarrick OF
Joves Julio 1B
Joyce Matt OF
Julio Jorge RP
Kaminista Kyle RP
Kang Jung Ho 3B
Keel Jared 3B
Keller Mitch P
Kingsbury Robert OF
Kinney Josh RP
Kleis Kevin P
Klinger Brent P
Knotts Allan P
Krebs Eric P
Kuhl Chad SP
Lakind Jared 1B
Lara Pedro OF
Lee Taber 2B
Lee Wilson P
Leesman Charlie RP
Leon Jose INF
Linares Serguey P
Liriano Francisco SP
Lobstein Kyle SP
Locke Jeff SP
Lomack Jermal 2B
Lopez Cesar P
Lorenzo Arquimedes P
Mallette Brian P
Mann Brandon P
Marte Kelvin P
Marte Starling OF
Masterson Justin SP
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
Mulhern Ryan OF
Myles Candon OF
Myrow Brian 1B
Neverauskas Dovydas P
Newman Kevin SS
Newsom Randy P
Nicasio Juan SP
Niese Jon SP
Norman Anthony OF
Nunez Gustavo SS
Oliver Zachary P
Ortiz Daniel OF
Outman Josh RP
Padilla Fredys 2B
Parrish David C
Parry Craig OF
Partch Curtis P
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 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
Rogers Jason 1B
Rojas Chris SP
Ronco Jesus SS
Rondon Jorge RP
Roneberg Brett OF
Rooi Vince 3B
Rosario Melvin P
Rubinstein Dave OF
Ryan Michael OF
Sakamoto Kent 1B
Salas Marino RP
Salcedo Edward 3B
Sanchez Angel P
Sanz Luis P
Schugel A.J. SP
Serrano Elio RP
Shortslef Josh P
Simon Keanon OF
Simpson Allan P
Singh Rinku P
Sinkbeil Brett P
Smith Gregory 1B
Spain Robert SS
Stallings Jacob C
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
Vogelsong Ryan SP
Von Rosenberg Zack P
Walcott Damian OF
Waldron Tyler P
Waldrop Kyle RP
Walker Andrew C
Watson Tony RP
Webster Anthony OF
Welch Stefan 1B
Whitehead David P
Whiteside Matt RP
Williams Brandon P
Williams Michael P
Williams Trevor P
Yang Yao-Hsun P
Yates Tyler RP
Zarate Robert P

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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