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Pirates | Sean Rodriguez draws into lineup

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 12:42:21 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Sean Rodriguez is starting at first base and hitting ninth against Detroit Tigers SP Alfredo Simon Wednesday, July 1. 1B Pedro Alvarez is serving as the designated hitter in an American League park.

Fantasy Tip: Rodriguez ($2,300, 4.6% of cap) isn't very attractive to FantasyScore gamers normally, let alone hitting at the bottom of the team's lineup. Consider him a very weak sleeper pick.

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Pirates | Corey Hart begins rehab stint

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 22:22:11 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Corey Hart (shoulder) started a minor-league rehab stint Tuesday, June 30, with Class AAA Indianapolis.

Fantasy Tip: Hart has been sidelined since June 22 due to a left shoulder injury. FantasyScore players will want to see him officially return and prove his health in a full game before trusting him again.

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Pirates | Bucs hope Pedro Alvarez powers up

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:11:57 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 1B Pedro Alvarez was blasting the ball in pre-game batting practice last week, but during the game he has been struggling. He is on pace for 23 home runs, which would be his second straight season under 30 homers. Hitting coach Jeff Branson has been working with him and has identified the issue with his lost power. "It's contact point more than anything," Branson said. "The ground-ball rate is up because it's a lot of offspeed. The ground-ball rate is up because the contact is going to be out front because of the off-speed pitches and not letting the ball travel in the zone enough."

Pitchers have been adjusting their fastball location to limit Alvarez's power. Branson is trying to work with Alvarez on developing a deeper contact point, to become less susceptible to getting out in front, thus pounding the ball into the ground.

Fantasy Tip: Alvarez has been ranked as one of the worst defensive first basemen in the game, so he really needs the power to return. FantasyScore players and owners in other formats do not care about his defense as long as he is hitting.

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Pirates | Gregory Polanco batting leadoff

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:32:25 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Gregory Polanco is batting in the leadoff spot against the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday, June 30.

Fantasy Tip: Polanco ($4,700, 9.4% of cap) has a .231 average and seven steals in the top spot, so the Pirates may be playing the leadoff game with Polanco in the hopes to establish speed. His value goes up significantly in FantasyScore.

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Pirates | Jung Ho Kang at third base Tuesday

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:25:27 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SS Jung Ho Kang is playing third base Tuesday, June 30, against the Detroit Tigers. SS Jordy Mercer is in Kang's spot in the field.

Fantasy Tip: Kang ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) has really tailed off as of late with a .188 average, but he is hitting .209-3-12 on the road. That may be a bit too much to pay for Kang, despite his improved road stats. Mercer ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) has a .211 road average but is batting .423 in the past week. That may be enough to spend a little money on in FantasyScore.

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Pirates | Josh Harrison not in lineup Tuesday

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 12:58:47 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Josh Harrison is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, June 30, against the Detroit Tigers.

Fantasy Tip: Harrison ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) appears to be the odd man out because the Pirates are playing in an AL park. Francisco Cervelli ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) is at designated hitter so Chris Stewart ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is at catcher.

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Pirates | Andrew McCutchen wears elbow guard

Sun, 28 Jun 2015 18:08:33 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen (elbow) wore an elbow guard in his return to the lineup, finishing 1-for-4 in a 2-1 loss against the Atlanta Braves Sunday, June 28.

Fantasy Tip: McCutchen ($5,800, 11.6% of cap) has said in the past that he avoids elbow guards because of how they inhibit his swing, but after being plunked Saturday, he donned the protective cover. It might not be a bad idea to avoid him at FantasyScore for a game or two just to make sure the elbow guard doesn't hurt his production.

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Pirates | Jose Tabata designated

Sun, 28 Jun 2015 15:25:05 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Jose Tabata was designated for assignment Sunday, June 28, as the club called up OF Gorkys Hernandez from Class AAA Indianapolis.

Fantasy Tip: This was a bit of a surprise as Tabata ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) batted .289 in 27 games after coming up from Indianapolis. This may have been related to wanting Hernandez in the lineup. The Pirates are betting they can sneak him through waivers and outright him, but will Tabata be willing to go? Stay tuned to further updates.

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Pirates | Gregory Polanco out of the lineup

Sun, 28 Jun 2015 10:10:15 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Gregory Polanco is not in the starting lineup against Atlanta Braves SP Alex Wood Sunday, June 28. OF Gorkys Hernandez will start in right field and is batting eighth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Polanco ($4,700, 9.4% of cap) is not playing because the team is facing a left-handed pitcher. Hernandez was recently called up from the minors but should not be a starting option in any fantasy league.

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Pirates | Pedro Alvarez sitting out

Sun, 28 Jun 2015 10:01:40 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 1B Pedro Alvarez is not in the starting lineup against Atlanta Braves SP Alex Wood Sunday, June 28. OF Sean Rodriguez will start at first base and is batting seventh in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Alvarez ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) likely is sitting out because the team is facing a left-handed pitcher. Rodriguez ($2,300, 4.6% of cap) is hitting .235 this month with only one RBI and is not a great option for owners on FantasyScore.

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Pirates | Andrew McCutchen in the lineup

Sun, 28 Jun 2015 09:57:41 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen (elbow) will start in center field against Atlanta Braves SP Alex Wood Sunday, June 28, and is batting third in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: McCutchen ($5,800, 11.6% of cap) left the last game early after being hit in the elbow but appears to be fine. McCutchen has played well since a slow start to the season and should be a nightly starting option on FantasyScore.

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Pirates | Jung Ho Kang will play Sunday

Sun, 28 Jun 2015 09:57:02 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SS Jung Ho Kang will start at third base against Atlanta Braves SP Alex Wood Sunday, June 28, and is batting second in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Kang ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) has only three hits in his last seven games and is hitting .232 this month. Owners on FantasyScore probably will be able to find better options to use Sunday.

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Pirates | Neil Walker on the bench

Sun, 28 Jun 2015 09:47:57 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Neil Walker is not in the starting lineup against Atlanta Braves SP Alex Wood Sunday, June 28. 3B Josh Harrison will start at second base and is batting first in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Walker ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) has struggled against left-handed pitchers, which is why he is sitting out. Harrison ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) has at least one hit in 14 of his last 16 games and is a solid starting option on FantasyScore.

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Pirates | Starling Marte fills it up

Sat, 27 Jun 2015 17:23:35 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Starling Marte went 3-for-4 with an RBI, three runs scored and a steal in an 8-4 win over the Atlanta Braves Saturday, June 27.

Fantasy Tip: Marte ($5,900, 11.8% of cap) tends to be boom or bust, but his combination of power and speed gives him serious upside at FantasyScore. If Pittsburgh is facing a friendly matchup, Marte is a high-upside option that could put your lineup over the top.

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Pirates | Andrew McCutchen checks out

Sat, 27 Jun 2015 14:28:44 -0700

Updating an earlier report, Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen (elbow) had X-rays on his left elbow, Saturday, June 27, which came back negative. He'll be re-evaluated Sunday, June 28.

Fantasy Tip: Cutch ($5,800, 11.6% of cap) may need a day off to eliminate the swelling. Keep an eye on tomorrow's lineups.

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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
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 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
Richard Clayton SP
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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