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Pirates | Extension for David Freese

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 11:47:15 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 3B David Freese agreed to a two-year extension Monday, Aug. 22, with a club option for 2019 Monday. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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Pirates | David Freese returns to lineup

Tue, 09 Aug 2016 20:40:09 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 3B David Freese (elbow) returned to the starting lineup on Tuesday, Aug. 9, after sitting out on Sunday, Aug. 7, due to discomfort in his elbow.

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Pirates | John Jaso, Gregory Polanco out

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 13:05:36 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 1B John Jaso and OF Gregory Polanco are not in the starting lineup against Seattle Mariners SP James Paxton Wednesday, July 27. 3B David Freese will start at first base and is batting second. 2B Sean Rodriguez will start in right field and is batting seventh in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Freese has only three hits in his last 17 at-bats but is hitting .328 with four home runs and 11 RBI against left-handed pitchers this season. He should be a fine starting candidat for owners in daily fantasy leagues. Rodriguez has also posted solid numbers against lefties in 2016, but owners should be able to find better options to use.

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Pirates | Jung Ho Kang starting vs. Seattle

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 11:45:37 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Jung Ho Kang is batting fifth against Seattle Mariners SP Felix Hernandez Tuesday, July 26. 1B/3B David Freese is not in the starting lineup Tuesday.

Fantasy Tip: Kang has gone 24 games -- 16 starts -- since his last multi-hit showing with a .156/.250/.281 slash line during the span. Considering he also has some legal issues looming, Kang's fantasy stock is in a serious decline. He is replaceable in shallower leagues. Freese, on the other hand, is having a nice season and is worth starting in deep mixed and NL-only leagues.

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Pirates | Pittsburgh sitting four starters

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 09:44:49 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen, 3B Jung Ho Kang, C Francisco Cervelli and SS Jordy Mercer are not in the starting lineup against Philadelphia Phillies SP Vincent Velasquez Sunday, July 24. OF Starling Marte will start in center field, while OF Gregory Polanco will start in left field. 3B David Freese will start at third base and is batting third. OF Matt Joyce will start in right field and is batting fifth. C Elias Diaz will start at catcher and is batting seventh, while 2B Sean Rodriguez will start at shortstop and is batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Freese is hitting only .190 over the last seven games but should still be a decent starting option in some leagues. Joyce is hitting .207 in July and probably can be avoided in most leagues. Diaz was recently called up from the minor leagues and should not be used by owners at this point. Rodriguez is hitting .251 with 10 home runs this season but should only be used in NL-only leagues.

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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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