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Jordy Mercer

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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 | Jordy Mercer leading off vs. Phillies

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:13:08 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SS Jordy Mercer is leading off against Philadelphia Phillies SP Zach Eflin Friday, July 22. Pirates 2B Josh Harrison is batting eighth Friday.

Fantasy Tip: Mercer receives a nice fantasy boost hitting atop the lineup, but he remains nothing more than a low-end option in cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues. He could be worth a longer look than usual in daily contests Friday, though. Harrison is reeling along a 31-for-153 run at the plate since the calendar flipped to June. You can consider replacing him outside of cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues.

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Pirates | Jung Ho Kang, Jordy Mercer resting

Fri, 08 Jul 2016 11:47:15 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Jung Ho Kang and SS Jordy Mercer are not in the starting lineup Friday, July 8. 3B David Freese is starting at third base and hitting cleanup, while 1B Sean Rodriguez is at the 6 and is batting seventh against Chicago Cubs SP Jake Arrieta.

Fantasy Tip: On top of a potential suspension depending on sexual assault allegations, Kang has been slumping lately, so go with other options if you have them. Freese, on the other hand, is gaining steam and has hits in all six games this month, going 8-for-20 (.400) with two home runs and five RBI. He's become relevant in deep mixed leagues with more consistent playing time. S-Rod doesn't play enough to be relevant in mixed leagues, and he's a risky DFS pick against Arrieta.

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Pirates | Jordy Mercer leading off

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 14:51:12 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SS Jordy Mercer is batting first in the starting lineup against St. Louis Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia Wednesday, July 6.

Fantasy Tip: Mercer has been producing at the plate lately and is hitting .364 with one home run and three RBI over the last seven days. Mercer should be considered a sleeper option by some owners in daily fantasy leagues.

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Pirates | John Jaso out against lefty

Sat, 02 Jul 2016 15:15:47 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 1B John Jaso is out of the lineup Saturday, July 2, with SS Jordy Mercer hitting leadoff. 1B David Freese is hitting second.

Fantasy Tip: Mercer and Freese are low-end considerations against lefty Rich Hill. Mercer is hitting .305 with three of his five homers against lefties. Freese is hitting .339 against left-handers.

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Pirates | John Jaso out vs. lefty

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 15:34:36 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 1B John Jaso is not in the starting lineup against Seattle Mariners left-handed SP Wade Miley Wednesday, June 29. 3B David Freese starts at first base and is batting cleanup. Also, SS Jordy Mercer is moved up to the leadoff spot.

Fantasy Tip: Jaso usually sits versus southpaws, so don't read too much into it. Miley is returning from the DL for the start, so Freese and Mercer definitely have appeal in daily formats tonight. Freese has a prime opportunity to stuff the stat sheet hitting in the heart of the order, and he's done considerably better against lefties this year (.340/.407/.547 with two home runs).

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Pirates | Two Bucs out of the lineup

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 07:56:35 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Gregory Polanco (leg) and 1B John Jaso are out of the lineup Monday, June 27. 1B David Freese is hitting second, and OF Sean Rodriguez is hitting seventh. SS Jordy Mercer (head) is back in there leading off after exiting the previous game due to a head ailment.

Fantasy Tip: Freese is having a solid .290-6-30 season, and he's a low-end option against Scott Kazmir. Mercer hits .315 off of lefties and is worth consideration in DFS as well. Rodriguez has struggled this month and isn't worth using today.

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Pirates | Jordy Mercer removed from game

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 18:42:38 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SS Jordy Mercer (head, ear) exited against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, June 26, with head and right ear discomfort.

Fantasy Tip: It sounds like Mercer is dealing with some type of illness, so keep tabs on his status for the next few days.

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Pirates | Jordy Mercer to bat leadoff

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 14:00:17 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SS Jordy Mercer will bat leadoff Sunday, June 26, against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Fantasy Tip: With Mercer having eight hits in the last seven games, not to mention the whole lineup shifted around due to a lefty on the mound (Clayton Kershaw), the thinking here is to get Mercer some quality at-bats. He is worth the DFS start given how hot that bat is at the moment.

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Pirates | Jordy Mercer leading off

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 13:12:36 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SS Jordy Mercer is batting first against San Francisco Giants SP Madison Bumgarner Monday, June 20.

Fantasy Tip: Mercer has been leading off against lefties for the last few weeks and has a .286 batting average with three home runs and five RBI against them. Owners may want to look for other options to use because Mercer has a tough matchup.

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