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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 | Neil Walker moved to second in order

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 12:32:29 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Neil Walker is batting second against Atlanta Braves SP Williams Perez Friday, June 26.

Fantasy Tip: Walker ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) hasn't driven in a run since Friday, June 5, and sports a .175/.298/.225 slash line over the 12-game stretch. At his manageable cap hit, he projects as a flier for FantasyScore contests, but it might be wiser to aim for someone in better form.

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Pirates | Neil Walker returns to lineup

Tue, 23 Jun 2015 11:47:45 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Neil Walker (illness) is back in the starting lineup and hitting cleanup against Cincinnati Reds SP Josh Smith Tuesday, June 23.

Fantasy Tip: Walker ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) last played a full game a week ago due to stomach issues. While we typically persuade owners to stay away from a player returning from a long layoff, Walker could be a nice sleeper pick tonight, especially since all four of his home runs have come off right-handed pitchers.

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Pirates | Neil Walker pinch hits

Mon, 22 Jun 2015 08:41:20 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Neil Walker (abdominal) singled as a pinch-hitter Sunday, June 21. Walker missed four straight games with abdominal discomfort, but his absence from the lineup Sunday was by design against a left-hander.

Fantasy Tip: Walker ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) could be back Tuesday, but he'll match up against Johnny Cueto. You should probably avoid that matchup on FantasyScore as he has hit just .188 in 48 career at-bats against him.

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Pirates | Neil Walker out of the lineup vs. Nats

Fri, 19 Jun 2015 12:42:53 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Neil Walker is not in the starting lineup Friday, June 19. 3B Josh Harrison is filling in at the keystone and leading off against Washington Nationals SP Joe Ross Friday.

Fantasy Tip: Walker ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) also missed the game Thursday, June 18, with a stomach ailment. So fantasy owners will want to make sure he is starting Saturday before returning him to their lineups. Harrison ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) has been scorching hot of late with five runs, four RBI, three stolen bases and a .442/.479/.512 slash line over his last 10 games. He is worth considering for FantasyScore contests Friday.

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Pirates | Josh Harrison leading off

Thu, 18 Jun 2015 15:18:58 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Josh Harrison will start at second base and hit first in the batting order Thursday, June 18, against the Chicago White Sox and RHP Jeff Samardzija. 2B Neil Walker comes out of the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Harrison ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) is slowly turning his season around with a seven game hit streak, in which he has gone 14-for-34. Samardzija has allowed a total of 18 runs in his past three starts, making Harrison a strong choice on FantasyScore in both GPP tournaments and cash games.

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Pirates | Neil Walker sitting out

Mon, 15 Jun 2015 11:55:32 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Neil Walker is not in the starting lineup against Chicago White Sox SP Carlos Rodon Monday, June 15. 3B Josh Harrison will start at second base and is hitting first in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Walker ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) struggles against left-handed pitching, so he is receiving another day off. Harrison ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) has picked up eight hits and two RBI in his last four games and could be a solid starting option on FantasyScore.

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Pirates | Neil Walker receives day off

Sun, 14 Jun 2015 10:03:52 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Neil Walker is not in the starting lineup against Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels Sunday, June 14. 3B Josh Harrison will start at second base and is batting first.

Fantasy Tip: Walker ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) struggles against left-handed pitchers, so he is sitting out. Harrison ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) is batting .275 this month and could be a solid option for owners on FantasyScore.

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Pirates | Neil Walker sitting out

Sun, 07 Jun 2015 08:10:38 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Neil Walker is not in the starting lineup Sunday, June 7. 3B Josh Harrison will start at second base in place of Walker.

Fantasy Tip: Walker ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) has struggled against left handed pitching, so he is receiving the game off. Harrison ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) has been a bit inconsistent at the plate over the last few games but could still be a solid option on FantasyScore.

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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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