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Pirates | PIT making Neil Walker available

Sat, 21 Nov 2015 11:59:05 -0800

Updating a previous report, the Pittsburgh Pirates have shopped 2B Neil Walker to other teams besides the Baltimore Orioles this offseason, according to multiple sources.

Fantasy Tip: Pittsburgh may be trying to deal Walker because he's projected to earn more than $10 million in arbitration. He hit .269 with 32 doubles, 16 home runs and 71 RBIs in 151 regular-season games in 2015 and is a solid fantasy performer at the keystone position.

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Pirates | Josh Bell ready soon?

Wed, 11 Nov 2015 10:00:10 -0800

Pittsburgh Pirates 1B Josh Bell is believed to be ready to contribute at first base at the major league level in the near future, according to general manager Neal Huntington. It's one of the reasons the Pirates didn't make a strong run at Korean 1B Byung-Ho Park.

Fantasy Tip: Fantasy owners should take note of Bell, who could contribute as early as next season at some point. Put him on your radar in deep mixed leagues and look to stash him this year in dynasty and keeper formats.

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Pirates | Pedro Alvarez on the block?

Tue, 10 Nov 2015 11:32:38 -0800

Pittsburgh Pirates 1B Pedro Alvarez is once again on the trading block, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: Alvarez is strictly a power threat for fantasy owners (27 homers in 2015), but he'll also hurt you in the average department (.236 career average), and his fantasy appeal could be lessened if he moves to a more pitcher-friendly venue.

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Pirates | Mark Melancon being shopped?

Tue, 10 Nov 2015 09:47:06 -0800

Pittsburgh Pirates RP Mark Melancon is available via trade this offseason, according to two rival general managers.

Fantasy Tip: Melancon had an outstanding season, going 3-2 with a 2.23 ERA and a career-high 51 saves in 76 2/3 innings for the Bucs. His fantasy value has peaked. He'll come at a high price in fantasy leagues next year, probably regardless of whether he's traded.

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Pirates | Aramis Ramirez retires

Thu, 05 Nov 2015 11:40:27 -0800

Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Aramis Ramirez announced his retirement Thursday, Nov. 5.

Fantasy Tip: Josh Harrison could be in the third base mix if the team doesn't decide to upgrade. He came back to Earth a bit in 2015 but is worth a late flyer.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jerry Crasnick

Pirates | Mark Melancon honored

Wed, 28 Oct 2015 17:16:14 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates CL Mark Melancon has been named the 2015 winner of the Trevor Hoffman National League Reliever of the Year Award.

Fantasy Tip: In 78 regular-season games, Melancon went 3-2 with a 2.23 ERA, successfully converting 51-of-53 save opportunities. He walked 14 and struck out 62 batters over 76 2/3 innings. Melancon should be one of the first relievers picked in seasonal fantasy baseball drafts next spring.

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

Pirates | Gerrit Cole gets knocked around

Wed, 07 Oct 2015 22:30:18 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Gerrit Cole allowed four earned runs, six hits and a walk with four strikeouts over five innings in a loss in the National League Wild Card Game against the Chicago Cubs Wednesday, Oct. 7.

Fantasy Tip: Cole had a tremendous season, but it certainly ended with a whimper against the divisional rivals. He was 2-1 with a 2.13 ERA in three regular season outings against the Cubs with no homers allowed, but that wasn't the case Wednesday.

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Pirates | Josh Harrison finished the season hot

Wed, 07 Oct 2015 15:23:22 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Josh Harrison owns a .378 batting average and a .425 on-base percentage with 10 extra-base hits over his past 74 at-bats since Thursday, Sept. 10. With 3B Aramis Ramirez mired in a 2-for-20 stretch at the plate over his past 20 games, Harrison is starting at third base and batting second against Chicago Cubs SP Jake Arrieta Wednesday, Oct. 7.

Fantasy Tip: It is no wonder Harrison ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) received the starting nod over Ramirez ($4,300, 8.6% of cap), but FantasyScore players will want to think twice about loading up Harrison in their FantasyScore lineups Wednesday. After all, Arrieta ($8,700, 17.4% of cap) has allowed just four earned runs over his past 12 starts.

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Pirates | Starling Marte enjoys batting cleanup

Wed, 07 Oct 2015 15:20:09 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Starling Marte is 21-for-40 over his past nine starts hitting fourth. Marte is batting fourth against Chicago Cubs SP Jake Arrieta Wednesday, Oct. 7.

Fantasy Tip: Marte ($5,700, 11.4% of cap) is a high-end fantasy option in all formats, but it is an incredibly daunting matchup against Arrieta ($8,700, 17.4% of cap) Wednesday. FantasyScore players should view Marte as a high-risk, high-reward play in contests.

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Pirates | Andrew McCutchen enjoys facing Arrieta

Wed, 07 Oct 2015 11:59:39 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen is 8-for-23 with two doubles and no home runs in his career against Chicago Cubs SP Jake Arrieta, who he faces in the wild-card game Wednesday, Oct. 7.

Fantasy Tip: Despite the success for McCutchen ($5,800, 11.6% of cap) against Arrieta in the past, he's pretty expensive to rely on at FantasyScore against a Cy Young candidate this season. Plus, McCutchen isn't coming in hot; he went 26-for-110 (.236) in the last month of the season.

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Pirates | Aramis Ramirez, Pedro Alvarez out Wednesday

Wed, 07 Oct 2015 11:55:18 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Aramis Ramirez and 1B Pedro Alvarez are not in the starting lineup for the wild-card game Wednesday, Oct. 7. 3B Josh Harrison is starting at third base and hitting second, while 1B Sean Rodriguez is at first base and is batting eighth against Chicago Cubs SP Jake Arrieta.

Fantasy Tip: It's hard to recommend anyone against Arrieta, who had the best second half of any pitcher in baseball history. However, Harrison ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) is attractive at his price and lineup position. Rodriguez ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) should be avoided.

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Pirates | Aramis Ramirez sitting out

Sun, 04 Oct 2015 10:17:05 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Aramis Ramirez is not in the starting lineup against Cincinnati Reds SP Josh Smith. 3B Josh Harrison will start at third base and is batting second in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Ramirez ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) likely will be in the lineup for the wild-card playoff game. Harrison ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) has picked up five hits in his last five games but has not recorded an RBI in his last nine games. Owners may be able to find better options to use.

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Pirates | Pedro Alvarez out against LHP

Sat, 03 Oct 2015 13:21:08 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 1B Pedro Alvarez is out of the lineup Saturday, Oct. 3, with 1B Michael Morse hitting sixth.

Fantasy Tip: Morse ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) takes on lefty Brandon Finnegan, but he hasn't stood out against lefties this year. There are better options on FantasyScore.

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Pirates | Neil Walker has a seat

Sat, 03 Oct 2015 13:20:48 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Neil Walker is out of the lineup Saturday, Oct. 3, with 2B Josh Harrison leading off.

Fantasy Tip: Harrison ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) takes on lefty Brandon Finnegan, and he has hit slightly better against lefties with .288 average this season. He's a low-to-midrange option on FantasyScore.

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Pirates | Francisco Cervelli hits grand slam

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 18:50:31 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates C Francisco Cervelli hit a grand slam against St. Louis Cardinals SP Michael Wacha Wednesday, Sept. 30, in the first game of a doubleheader.

Fantasy Tip: Cervelli's ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) slam was his seventh home run of the year but his first since Aug. 9. His high batting average and modest price could make him attractive to FantasyScore owners but don't count on seeing much power out of him.

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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
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
Bouknight Kip P
Brault Steven P
Brito Jesus 3B
Brolsma Owen P
Bromberg David SP
Broxton Keon OF
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
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 Elias C
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
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 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
Holdzkom John RP
Holliday Brian P
Hollingsworth Ethan P
Holmes Brett OF
Holmes Clay P
Hughes Jared RP
Inman Jeff P
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
Knudson Guido RP
Krebs Eric P
LaFromboise Bobby P
Lakind Jared 1B
Lara Pedro OF
Lee Taber 2B
Lee Wilson P
Leesman Charlie RP
Leon Jose INF
Linares Serguey P
Liriano Francisco SP
Locke Jeff SP
Lomack Jermal 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 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
Rojas Chris SP
Romero Deibinson 3B
Ronco Jesus SS
Rondon Jorge RP
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
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
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
Williams Trevor P
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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