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Pirates | Jung Ho Kang on the bench

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 09:18:01 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Jung Ho Kang is not in the starting lineup against Philadelphia Phillies SP Aaron Nola Saturday, July 23. 3B David Freese will start at third base and is batting fifth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Freese is hitting .275 with three home runs and eight RBI this month and continues to play well this season. He should be a solid starting option in daily fantasy leagues and some deeper mixed leagues.

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Pirates | Jung Ho Kang starting vs. Phillies

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:18:27 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SS/3B Jung Ho Kang is starting at third base and batting seventh against Philadelphia Phillies SP Zach Eflin Friday, July 22. Pirates 1B/3B David Freese is not in the starting lineup Friday.

Fantasy Tip: Kang is struggling in July (.176 batting average) and has some legal concerns hanging over his head. In shallower setups, it isn't out of the question to move on from Kang, especially since Freese continues to see consistent playing time. Sub out Freese where you can in seasonal leagues. He remains a viable option in all deep mixed and NL-only leagues and sits with a solid 42 runs, 10 home runs, 40 RBI and .285/.364/.460 slash line.

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Pirates | David Freese batting fifth vs. Brewers

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 13:15:10 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 3B/1B David Freese is starting at third base and batting fifth against Milwaukee Brewers SP Matt Garza Thursday, July 21. Pirates SS/3B Jung Ho Kang is not in the starting lineup Thursday.

Fantasy Tip: Freese continues to have a solid campaign and sits with 42 runs, 10 home runs, 40 RBI and a .289/.368/.467 slash line. He's worth starting in deep mixed leagues. Kang is batting just .176 in July and has some legal concerns looming. It isn't out of the question to replace him in shallow leagues.

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Pirates | John Jaso out Wednesday

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 11:46:37 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 1B John Jaso is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, July 20. 3B David Freese is starting at first base and is batting cleanup against Milwaukee Brewers SP Chase Anderson.

Fantasy Tip: Jaso has been cold lately with a .237 average, no homers and only three RBI in July, and he could lose more playing time with Freese hot. Freese has become a notable fantasy commodity in deep mixed leagues now with his .286/.367/.459 slash line, 10 homers and 39 RBI. He's a decent value pick in the cleanup spot tonight.

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Pirates | Jung Ho Kang out of the lineup

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 13:28:19 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Jung Ho Kang is not in the starting lineup against Milwaukee Brewers SP Junior Guerra Tuesday, July 19. 3B David Freese will start at third base and is batting fifth.

Fantasy Tip: Freese has only one hit in his last 15 at-bats but is still hitting .282 with three home runs this month. He should still be considered by owners in daily fantasy leagues because he has played well this season. Kang is hitting only .161 in July and could lose more playing time, which will hurt his value.

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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 | PIT reshuffles lineup Saturday

Sat, 16 Jul 2016 14:11:08 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 1B/3B David Freese is not in the lineup against Washington Nationals RH Tanner Roark on Saturday, July 16. 1B John Jaso is playing first and batting leadoff, OF Starling Marte moves from the cleanup spot in the team's previous game to second and occupy left field. 3B Jung Ho Kang is hitting fourth and will replace Freese at third, INF/OF Sean Rodriguez is batting fifth and will be stationed in right field while 2B Josh Harrison will slide down from first to sixth in the order.

Fantasy Tip: Of the Pirates' top six hitters from Friday's 5-1 loss, only Andrew McCutchen will retain his spot in the order (third). Marte and McCutchen each have a home run in limited at-bats against Roark and are the best plays from Pittsburgh's lineup in daily or traditional formats today.

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Pirates | John Jaso out Friday

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 14:07:19 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 1B John Jaso is not starting Friday, July 15, against the Washington Nationals. 1B David Freese is starting against Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg, and Freese will hit second.

Fantasy Tip: All indications are Jaso is getting a regular off night at the plate. That opens the door for Freese (.291-10-38), who should be a solid fantasy option.

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Pirates | Jung Ho Kang not in the lineup

Sun, 10 Jul 2016 09:09:04 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Jung Ho Kang is not in the starting lineup against Chicago Cubs SP John Lackey Sunday, July 10. 3B David Freese will start at third base and is batting fourth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Freese has been playing well this season and is hitting .400 with three home runs and five RBI over the last seven days. He should be an attractive option in most fantasy leagues.

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Pirates | Jung Ho Kang starting Saturday

Sat, 09 Jul 2016 15:58:55 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Jung Ho Kang is in back in the lineup batting cleanup Saturday, July 9, against Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester and will play third base. 1B/3B David Freese will replace 1B John Jaso at first and hit second, while C Eric Fryer will bat eighth and fill in for C Erik Kratz.

Fantasy Tip: Even though Lester is coming off a horrible outing, it is hard to recommend any of these Pirates in DFS or most normal-sized leagues, although it is worth noting Kang is 3-for-9 and Freese is 5-for-13 against the southpaw. Fryer is worth adding in two-catcher leagues and may end up becoming the regular catcher in Pittsburgh before long.

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