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Pirates | Neil Walker bumped down the order

Wed, 27 May 2015 07:44:46 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Neil Walker is batting sixth against the Miami Marlins Wednesday, May 27.

Fantasy Tip: Walker ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) is a mid-tier second base option who is 3-for-8 with two runs, a home run and three RBI over his past two games. Moving down the lineup should help his RBI potential, but it is worth noting his struggles against left-handed pitchers this season (.526 OPS over 28 plate appearances).

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Pirates | Neil Walker on the bench

Sun, 24 May 2015 09:39:22 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Neil Walker is not in the starting lineup Sunday, May 24. 3B Josh Harrison will take his place at second base.

Fantasy Tip: Walker ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) has struggled as a right-handed hitter, so he is receiving the day off. Harrison ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) has been on a hot streak and should be a starting option for owners on FantasyScore.

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Pirates | Neil Walker moves down in lineup

Wed, 13 May 2015 11:59:28 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Neil Walker will be batting seventh in the starting lineup Wednesday, May 13.

Fantasy Tip: Walker ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) was moved down since he has been struggled as a right-handed hitter. He is hitting .125 from the right side and is facing Cole Hamels Wednesday. Owners on FantasyScore should look for better options to use since Walker should be considered a weak play.

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Pirates | Neil Walker on the bench

Sun, 10 May 2015 08:58:11 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Neil Walker is not in the starting lineup Sunday, May 10.

Fantasy Tip: Walker ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) likely is receiving a day off and should play in the next game. Jung-Ho Kang ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) will take his place in the lineup and could be a cheaper option for owners to consider.

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Pirates | Josh Harrison dropped in order

Wed, 06 May 2015 11:50:54 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Josh Harrison was dropped to seventh in the batting order Wednesday, May 6. 2B Neil Walker is in the two-hole against Cincinnati Reds SP Mike Leake.

Fantasy Tip: Harrison ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) hasn't been able to put it together this year after a breakout in 2015. He's hitting just .188 (18-for-96) with two home runs and six RBI. His owners are hoping a drop in the order can jump start him, but you'll probably want to stay away from him until that happens. Walker ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) is an intriguing player for FantasyScore rosters today in the two-hole, and he's hitting .262 (11-for-42) with a home run and 12 RBI in his career against Leake. He has value play written all over him.

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Pirates | Neil Walker sitting out vs. Brewers

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:53:08 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Neil Walker is not in the starting lineup against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, April 17.

Fantasy Tip: It is a scheduled night off for Walker, so make sure to remove him from all your fantasy lineups. Sean Rodriguez ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) is starting at the keystone and batting eighth. Consider anything other than cap relief a miraculous return from Rodriguez, and FantasyScore players should likely aim higher. Rodriguez hit just .200 off of right-handed pitchers last season.

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Pirates | Neil Walker loses arbitration case

Sat, 07 Feb 2015 11:31:00 -0800

Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Neil Walker has lost his salary arbitration case. He will make $8 million during the 2015 season instead of the $9 million he had requested.

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Pirates | Bucs looking to extend Neil Walker

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 21:49:18 -0800

The Pittsburgh Pirates have had preliminary discussions with 2B Neil Walker about a contract extension. General Neal Huntington said Wednesday, Dec. 10, that he is hopeful Walker will end his career with the team.

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Pirates | Talking with Neil Walker about extension

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 12:31:03 -0800

Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Neil Walker's representatives have had discussions with the team about a multi-year extension for Walker, according to a source. The talks are believed to be in the preliminary stages and nothing is close at this point.

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Pirates | Neil Walker back in

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 13:33:13 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Neil Walker is batting cleanup and starting at second base Friday, Sept. 26. Walker is mired in a funk. He has a single hit in his last six games and did not start the team's last game Wednesday, Sept. 24.

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