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Pirates | Jung Ho Kang sitting vs. Brewers

Thu, 03 Sep 2015 14:03:44 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SS Jung Ho Kang is not in the starting lineup Thursday, Sept. 3. SS Jordy Mercer is starting at shortstop and batting eighth against Milwaukee Brewers SP Taylor Jungmann Thursday.

Fantasy Tip: Mercer ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) has an uninspiring .610 OPS this season and is nothing more than a desperation source of cap relief at FantasyScore Thursday. Kang ($4,500, 9.0% of cap) is having a strong second half with 25 runs, nine home runs, 20 RBI and a .315/.378/.577 slash line. He remains a nice daily play in favorable matchups.

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Pirates | Jung Ho Kang not in the lineup

Sun, 30 Aug 2015 08:47:09 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SS Jung Ho Kang is not in the starting lineup against Colorado Rockies SP Jorge De La Rosa Sunday, Aug. 30. SS Jordy Mercer will start at second base and is batting seventh in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Kang ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) likely will return to the lineup in the near future. Mercer ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) has gone 4-for-15 since returning from the disabled list, but owners on FantasyScore may be able to find better options.

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Pirates | Jung Ho Kang on the bench

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:08:31 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SS Jung Ho Kang is not in the starting lineup against Miami Marlins SP Justin Nicolino Thursday, Aug. 27. SS Jordy Mercer will start at shortstop and is batting eighth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Kang ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) likely is receiving a day off and should return to the lineup soon. Mercer ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) has gone 2-for-8 since being activated from the disabled list but is not a great option on FantasyScore.

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Pirates | No Jung Ho Kang vs. Fish

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 11:53:13 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SS Jung Ho Kang is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, Aug. 25. SS Jordy Mercer is starting at the 6 and hitting eighth against Miami Marlins SP Brad Hand.

Fantasy Tip: Mercer ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) is a defensive-minded player that shouldn't be relied on much on FantasyScore. He has just two home runs this year, and he's still a low-end option against the hittable lefty Hand.

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Pirates | Aramis Ramirez draws out of the lineup

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 13:40:12 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Aramis Ramirez is not in the starting lineup Monday, Aug. 24. SS Jordy Mercer is starting at shortstop and batting eighth with SS Jung Ho Kang sliding over to play third base and bat fourth against Miami Marlins SP Tom Koehler Monday. 2B Josh Harrison is not in the starting lineup Monday, either.

Fantasy Tip: Make sure to avoid Ramirez ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) and Harrison ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) in all fantasy formats Monday. Expect the Pirates to split up starts among their infielders, which slightly caps all their seasonal value. Mercer ($2,400, 4.8% of cap), Kang ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) and Neil Walker ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) will also receive some games off. For FantasyScore contests Monday, Kang is the more attractive shortstop option.

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Pirates | Jung Ho Kang will continue to play

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 08:54:36 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SS Jung Ho Kang will continue to play even with SS Jordy Mercer back from the disabled list. Manager Clint Hurdle said Kang "need to play," and the manager will work Mercer into the lineup sometime soon. Kang is hitting .290 with 12 home runs and 45 RBI this year.

Fantasy Tip: Kang ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) really picked it up when Mercer went on the DL initially. He should be owned in all formats, and he could be shifted over to third base when the team faces a left-handed pitcher. Kang provides nice value on FantasyScore and intriguing power from the shortstop position.

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Pirates | Travis Ishikawa to DL

Sun, 23 Aug 2015 14:07:14 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 1B Travis Ishikawa (back) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, Aug. 23, due to a lower back strain. In a corresponding move, SS Jordy Mercer (leg) was activated from the disabled list but he is not in the starting lineup.

Fantasy Tip: This hurts the Pirates' depth slightly. Ishikawa ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) was mostly in the background, but with Pedro Alvarez struggling and the team asking Aramis Ramirez to take reps at first base, the loss of Ishikawa may force Alvarez to be used a little more. As for Mercer ($2,400, 4.8% of cap), hold off until he has two or three solid games under his belt.

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Pirates | Jordy Mercer close to returning?

Fri, 21 Aug 2015 19:42:03 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SS Jordy Mercer (knee) homered during a rehab game with Class AAA Indianapolis Friday, Aug. 20.

Fantasy Tip: Mercer ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) could be activated from the disabled list during this weekend's series against the San Francisco Giants. He could wind up platooning with Jung Ho Kang ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) at shortstop upon his return due to the club's surplus of infielders.

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Pirates | Josh Harrison, Jordy Mercer returning soon

Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:04:23 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Josh Harrison (thumb) and SS Jordy Mercer (knee) could both come off the disabled list during the upcoming series against the San Francisco Giants, according to manager Clint Hurdle.

Fantasy Tip: Harrison ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) should be immediately returned to all starting lineups when he's back in there, and he should go back to being the team's starting third baseman. Aramis Ramirez could struggle to find playing time as a result. Mercer ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) could platoon at shortstop with Jung Ho Kang, who has performed well in Mercer's absence.

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Pirates | Jordy Mercer to begin rehab Tuesday

Mon, 10 Aug 2015 10:00:53 -0700

Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Pirates SS Jordy Mercer (knee) is expected to begin a rehab assignment at Class AAA Indianapolis Tuesday, Aug. 11, three days ahead of schedule.

Fantasy Tip: The Pirates infield is getting crowded with the return of Mercer ($3,100, 6.2% of cap), the impending return of Josh Harrison, the trade for Aramis Ramirez and emergence of Jung Ho Kang. Mercer is the best defender of the group and the weakest bat of the bunch. Monitor how the Pirates hand out playing time before committing to Mercer in daily and yearly leagues.

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