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Pirates | Matt Joyce draws in vs. Brewers

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 15:56:42 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Matt Joyce is batting fourth against Milwaukee Brewers SP Matt Garza Thursday, July 21, after OF Starling Marte (illness) was scratched because of flu-like symptoms.

Fantasy Tip: Joyce is a great low-priced flier in daily contests Thursday. Garza has allowed a .366 wOBA to lefty bats over the past two seasons, and Joyce owns a .920 OPS against right-handed hurlers this season. Make sure to sub out Marte where you can Thursday, especially in daily contests.

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Pirates | Josh Harrison, Jung Ho Kang resting

Sun, 17 Jul 2016 08:54:16 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Josh Harrison and 3B Jung Ho Kang are out of the starting lineup against Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer Sunday, July 17. INF Adam Frazier will bat second and play second base, while INF David Freese will bat fifth and play first base. In addition, OF Matt Joyce will bat sixth and play right field, with C Erik Kratz batting eighth and starting behind the plate.

Fantasy Tip: Freese and Joyce have been enjoying productive seasons, although Joyce is just 2-for-20 in his career off Scherzer and is not a recommended fantasy option this afternoon. Frazier and Kratz should be viewed strictly as a means of emergency cap relief in DFS.

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Pirates | Gregory Polanco out Friday

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 14:03:00 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Gregory Polanco (hamstring) will miss the game Friday, July 15, due to hamstring issues. OF Matt Joyce will play in right field and bat fifth against Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg.

Fantasy Tip: Polanco (.287-12-50) will be missed, but Joyce (.295-8-27) isn't a slouch hitter, either. Joyce is safe to insert in Polanco's place in all DFS lineups. As for Polanco, keep him idled until he returns.

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Pirates | Starling Marte, David Freese out

Thu, 07 Jul 2016 08:33:49 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Starling Marte and 3B David Freese are out of the lineup Thursday, July 7, with 3B Jung Ho Kang hitting cleanup and OF Matt Joyce hitting fifth.

Fantasy Tip: Kang has struggled of late and is hitting .231 this month. He has obvious upside at cleanup against Adam Wainwright, though. Joyce has a .301-8-27 line, and he has low-end value as well.

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Pirates | Gregory Polanco will be DH

Sun, 03 Jul 2016 11:09:32 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Gregory Polanco will serve as the designated hitter against Oakland Athletics SP Daniel Mengden Sunday, July 3. OF Matt Joyce will start in right field and is batting fifth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Polanco is on a bit of a cold streak with only four hits in his last 19 at-bats but should still be a starting option in most leagues. Joyce has six hits and three RBI over his last six games and could be an attractive player in daily fantasy leagues.

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Pirates | Jung Ho Kang not playing

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 15:21:04 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Jung Ho Kang is not in the starting lineup Friday, July 1. 3B David Freese is at the hot corner and is batting fifth against Oakland Athletics SP Sonny Gray. Also, OF Matt Joyce is serving as the designated hitter and is hitting sixth in an American League park.

Fantasy Tip: Both Freese (.287-7-32) and Joyce (.292-8-26) have performed well in limited roles for the Bucs this year. You could do much worse than these two in DFS action tonight as value picks.

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Pirates | Gregory Polanco will be DH

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:35:05 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Gregory Polanco (leg) will serve as the designated hitter against Seattle Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma Tuesday, June 28, and is batting second. OF Matt Joyce will start in right field and is batting fifth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Polanco has been out of the lineup for each of the last four games but has been able to pinch hit in the last two. Polanco is hitting .296 with 10 home runs this season and is an attractive fantasy option if he is healthy. Joyce is hitting .286 with one home run and three RBI over the last seven days and can be a sleeper option in daily fantasy leagues.

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Pirates | Two Pirates sit out Saturday

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 15:02:25 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Jung Ho Kang and OF Gregory Polanco (leg) are out of the lineup Saturday, June 25, with 3B David Freese hitting cleanup and OF Matt Joyce hitting fifth.

Fantasy Tip: Freese has a solid .291-6-27 line despite inconsistent playing time. He and Joyce are low-end options to consider today.

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Pirates | Gregory Polanco receiving day off

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:36:43 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Gregory Polanco is not in the starting lineup against Los Angeles Dodgers SP Nick Tepesch Friday, June 24. OF Matt Joyce will start in right field and is batting fifth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Joyce has cooled off a bit lately with five hits in his last nine games with only two RBI during that span. He should receive some interest in daily fantasy leagues but is not a must-start option.

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Pirates | McCutchen, Marte out for Pittsburgh

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 07:34:14 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen and OF Starling Marte (foot) are out of the lineup Thursday, June 23. OF Matt Joyce is hitting fifth, and OF Sean Rodriguez is hitting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Joyce has two homers and nine RBI in 36 June at-bats. He's a low-end option against Albert Suarez. Rodriguez is hitting .196 this month, and he's an underwhelming option in DFS.

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