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Pirates | Michael Morse designated for assignment

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 10:34:29 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 1B Michael Morse was designated for assignment Wednesday, April 13, and RP A.J. Schugel was selected from the minors in a corresponding move.

Fantasy Tip: Morse had a rough season in 2015 (.231 average, just five home runs), and he hasn't recovered since. His absence will mean more playing time off the bench for Sean Rodriguez, but Rodriguez isn't anything more than bench material in NL-only formats.

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Pirates | Matt Joyce leading off

Tue, 12 Apr 2016 07:33:19 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Matt Joyce is leading off Tuesday, April 12, with 1B John Jaso out of the lineup. 1B Michael Morse is hitting eighth in place of Jaso at first base.

Fantasy Tip: Joyce is 5-for-18 (.278) with a homer and four RBIs against Anibal Sanchez and is worth the flyer again today in DFS. Morse is worth a cheap, low-end flyer as well.

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Pirates | Michael Morse not ready to return

Sun, 27 Mar 2016 10:57:28 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 1B Michael Morse (hamstring) is expected to sit out a few more games because of his hamstring injury.

Fantasy Tip: Morse is expected to be part of a platoon at first base when he is healthy. He will receive limited at-bats this season and probably should only be an option in NL-only leagues.

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Pirates | Michael Morse injures hamstring

Thu, 24 Mar 2016 11:18:31 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 1B/OF Michael Morse (hamstring) left the game Thursday, March 24, after clutching his hamstring on a slide into a base.

Fantasy Tip: Morse was a very speculative draft pick to begin with, and this may keep him off draft boards entering the season.

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Pirates | Michael Morse, John Jaso to platoon

Mon, 22 Feb 2016 16:15:33 -0800

Pittsburgh Pirates 1Bs Michael Morse and John Jaso will platoon at first base this year, according to manager Clint Hurdle.

Fantasy Tip: Jaso is a fine target in NL-only and two-catcher leagues, mainly for his on-base skills and contact-oriented approach. His limited eligibility (DH) also drops his value in the majority of leagues. Morse is even less attractive in the same formats with declining power and contact rates.

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Pirates | Jason Rogers, Michael Morse to compete

Fri, 18 Dec 2015 08:45:59 -0800

Pittsburgh Pirates 1Bs Jason Rogers and Michael Morse will compete for playing time at first base next season. Rogers had 22 starts with the Milwaukee Brewers last year at first base.

Fantasy Tip: Rogers hit .296 (45-for-152) with four home runs and 16 RBI in just 86 games for Milwaukee last year. With more playing time, Rogers' average will surely come down, but he could approach 15 home runs. He's more contact-inclined than Morse, who struggled with a .231 average and just five homers with two teams in 2015. Both first basemen are merely corner infield depth in deep mixed and NL-only universes.

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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, Pedro Alvarez out against lefty

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 14:43:25 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Neil Walker and 1B Pedro Alvarez are not in the lineup for Game 2 of a doubleheader against St. Louis Cardinals left-handed SP Tyler Lyons Wednesday, Sept. 30. 3B Josh Harrison is starting at second base and hitting leadoff, while 1B Michael Morse is at first base and is batting sixth.

Fantasy Tip: Harrison ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) has a triple slash line of .293/.355/.374 against lefties this year and has been hot in September. He makes for a great value pick tonight against the lefty Lyon. Morse ($3,300, 6.6% of cap), on the other hand, hasn't done much all year and is strictly a lotto ticket as a deep sleeper.

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Pirates | Pedro Alvarez, Neil Walker sitting out

Fri, 25 Sep 2015 10:26:47 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 1B Pedro Alvarez and 2B Neil Walker are not in the lineup against Chicago Cubs left-handed SP Jon Lester Friday, Sept. 25. 1B Michael Morse is starting at first base and batting sixth, while 3B Josh Harrison is starting at the keystone and hitting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Despite having plenty of power, Morse ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) is having a rough year and remains a low-end first base option. Harrison ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) has hit well in September and is worth considering because of his .305/.362/.389 slash line against lefties this year.

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Pirates | Pedro Alvarez on bench Tuesday

Tue, 22 Sep 2015 15:44:52 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 1B Pedro Alvarez is not in the lineup against Colorado Rockies left-handed SP Chris Rusin Tuesday, Sept. 22. 1B Michael Morse is starting at first base and is batting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Morse ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) is an all-or-nothing gamble on FantasyScore but will be taking hacks in a great hitting environment at Coors Field. The downside: He is batting .228 (13-for-57) with just one of his five home runs this year against lefties.

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