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Pirates | Gerrit Cole wins again

Sun, 26 Jul 2015 19:18:45 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Gerrit Cole won his major league-leading 14th game Sunday, July 26, allowing one run on seven hits and striking out eighth in 7 2/3 innings against the Washington Nationals.

Fantasy Tip: Cole ($9,600, 19.2% of cap) has been strong all season, and he has a 2.40 ERA in four July starts. He is worth paying for at FantasyScore against just about any opponent.

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Pirates | Francisco Cervelli on the bench

Sun, 26 Jul 2015 07:39:26 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates C Francisco Cervelli is not in the starting lineup against Washington Nationals SP Joe Ross Sunday, July 26. C Chris Stewart will start at catcher and is batting eighth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Cervelli ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) probably will return to the lineup in the next game or two. Stewart ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is hitting .291 in limited playing time this season, but owners on FantasyScore should be able to find better options to use.

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Pirates | Starling Marte up to No. 2

Sat, 25 Jul 2015 13:41:12 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Starling Marte was bumped up to second in the order Saturday, July 25.

Fantasy Tip: Marte ($5,900, 11.8% of cap) loses some luster moving from cleanup to No. 2 now that Aramis Ramirez is in town. He's having a good year, but pass on FantasyScore until his price comes down a bit.

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Pirates | Aramis Ramirez cleaning up

Sat, 25 Jul 2015 13:40:43 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Aramis Ramirez is hitting cleanup Saturday, July 25, in his Pirates debut.

Fantasy Tip: A-Ram ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) is hitless against Gio Gonzalez in his career and is oddly hitting .170 against lefties this year. Pass on FantasyScore today, but the move to this lineup could make him a bargain in the near future.

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Pirates | Neil Walker moves down order

Sat, 25 Jul 2015 13:31:14 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Neil Walker was dropped to seventh in the order Saturday, July 25.

Fantasy Tip: Walker ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) had been in the two-hole most days, but with Aramis Ramirez coming aboard, Starling Marte is hitting second. Walker has a .318-4-14 line this month, but he might be too costly on FantasyScore so low in the order.

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Pirates | Corey Hart to take time off

Sat, 25 Jul 2015 07:17:17 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Corey Hart (knee, hip, shoulder) will take some time off and will begin another rehab assignment in August, according to manager Clint Hurdle. Hurdle said Hart will not see regular playing time during his next rehab assignment so the team could try to keep him healthy.

Fantasy Tip: It appears that Hart ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) will not be an option for the Pirates until September and probably would be used off the bench when he returns. Hart does not have much fantasy value and should be avoided by owners when he returns.

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Pirates | Jordy Mercer optimistic

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 20:44:55 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SS Jordy Mercer (leg, knee) walked with just a slight limp Thursday, July 23, and he said he is optimistic he will return from the 15-day disabled list sooner rather than later.

Fantasy Tip: The original timetable for Mercer ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) was six weeks, but it looks like there is a chance he could be back sooner. In the meantime, June Ho Kang ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) should make a solid cheaper option at FantasyScore against when he draws a advantageous matchup.

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Pirates | Francisco Liriano strong in return

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 20:37:51 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano (neck) allowed one run on three hits and struck out 11 in six innings in a win over the Washington Nationals Thursday, July 23, after being scratched from his previous start with a neck injury.

Fantasy Tip: Liriano ($8,200, 16.4% of cap) lowered his ERA to 2.91, and he has allowed two runs or less in eight of his last 10 starts, including five straight. Unless he is facing one of the best offense in the league, don't hesitate to start him at FantasyScore.

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Pirates | Aramis Ramirez sticks to retirement plan

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 16:13:33 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Aramis Ramirez stuck to his plan to retire at the end of the 2015 season, Thursday, July 23. Ramirez said making the playoffs in his final season would mean a lot.

Fantasy Tip: Ramirez ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) will need to do his part to help push the Pirates over the edge as a contender.

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Pirates | Aramis Ramirez to debut Saturday

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 16:00:06 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Aramis Ramirez will travel to Milwaukee Thursday, July 23, get his affairs in order, and he'll join the Pirates Saturday, July 25, in Pittsburgh.

Fantasy Tip: Ramirez ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) should be given a couple of games to settle into his new role with the Pirates before being used on FantasyScore.

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Pirates | Pittsburgh adds Aramis Ramirez

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 14:33:39 -0700

The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired 3B Aramis Ramirez from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for cash considerations and minor league RP Yhonathan Barrios Thursday, July 23.

Fantasy Tip: Ramirez ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) played with the Pirates for parts of six seasons, but only three of them were at PNC Park. Still, there might not be as significant an adjustment period to his new surroundings. Ramirez projects, at best, as a low-end third baseman in all fantasy formats going forward. Make sure to avoid him at FantasyScore Thursday, too.

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Pirates | Pittsburgh adding Aramis Ramirez?

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 14:14:54 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers 3B Aramis Ramirez is close to being traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: Ramirez's ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) best days are in the rear-view mirror, but he still owns a serviceable bat, especially considering he likely won't be relied upon as a heart-of-the-order contributor. Still, he only tips the scales in deep mixed leagues. Ramirez currently sports a .247/.295/.430 slash line with 25 runs, 11 home runs and 42 RBI.

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


Pirates | Charlie Morton salty on the road

Wed, 22 Jul 2015 22:13:41 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Charlie Morton allowed five earned runs, seven hits and a walk with four strikeouts over 6 2/3 innings in a loss Wednesday, July 22, against the Kansas City Royals.

Fantasy Tip: Morton ($4,800; or 9.6% of cap) is sharp at home, posting a 4-1 record and 2.52 ERA in six outings. However, he should be avoided in FantasyScore when he is on the road, as he is 2-3 with a 7.82 ERA in five outings away from PNC Park.

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Pirates | Francisco Cervelli likely for Thursday

Wed, 22 Jul 2015 22:13:11 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates C Francisco Cervelli (wrist) missed a second straight game Wednesday, July 22, against the Kansas City Royals due to a right wrist contusion, but manager Clint Hurdle said Cervelli would likely return Thursday, July 23.

Fantasy Tip: Give Cervelli ($3,500; or 7.0% of cap) a game or two to return and prove his health before trusting him again in FantasyScore.

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Pirates | Francisco Liriano cleared for next start

Wed, 22 Jul 2015 14:39:22 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano (neck) passed all physical tests and was cleared to start against the Washington Nationals Thursday, July 23. He took an early flight back to Pittsburgh Wednesday, July 22.

Fantasy Tip: Liriano ($8,200, 16.4% of cap) has a 2.98 ERA, 3.09 FIP, 1.03 WHIP and 9.8 K/9 for the season but only five wins. He has done his part on the mound, but his offense has left him out to dry a lot. Given his health, FantasyScore players should view the lefty as a risky start Thursday. Although, the Washington lineup is riddled with injuries.

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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
Aquino Jayson P
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
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
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
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
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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