Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:26:17 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Gregory Polanco (knee) left the game early Wednesday, July 29, because of discomfort in left knee. OF Jaff Decker replaced him in right field.
Fantasy Tip: Owners will need to check after the game for an update in Polanco's ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) condition. Polanco could sit out a few games to allow the injury to heal, so owners may want to look at other options.
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:50:49 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Starling Marte (illness) has been scratched from the starting lineup Tuesday, July 28, because of an illness. OF Jaff Decker will start in left field and is batting ninth in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Owners should keep an eye out for an update on Marte ($5,900, 11.8% of cap) in the near future. Decker is not a strong starting in option in any fantasy league and should be avoided.
Wed, 22 Jul 2015 14:22:06 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Jaff Decker will start in left field against Kansas City Royals SP Edinson Volquez Wednesday, July 22, and is batting eighth in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Decker ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) has gone 1-for-3 since being recalled from the minor leagues and should not be a starting option on FantasyScore at this point.
Sun, 19 Jul 2015 09:40:12 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen is not in the starting lineup against Milwaukee Brewers SP Taylor Jungmann Sunday, July 19. OF Starling Marte will start in center field and is batting third, while OF Jaff Decker will start in left field and is batting seventh.
Fantasy Tip: McCutchen ($5,800, 11.6% of cap) was expected to receive a day off this weekend and should return for the next game. Decker was recently called up from the minor leagues and should not be a fantasy option at this point.
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:57:19 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates optioned OF Jaff Decker to Triple-A Indianapolis Monday, July 14.
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:44:45 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Brandon Cumpton was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis Thursday, July 10. In a corresponding move, OF Jaff Decker was recalled from Indianapolis.
Fantasy Tip: Cumpton wasn't scheduled to pitch before the All-Star break, so this could be more of a formality than anything. However, he did get beat around Wednesday, July 9, by the St. Louis Cardinals. Don't expect much fantasy production from Decker.
Thu, 15 May 2014 08:48:38 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates optioned OF Jaff Decker to Triple-A Indianapolis Thursday, May 15.
Mon, 12 May 2014 10:04:26 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled OF Jaff Decker from Triple-A Indianapolis.
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 16:06:40 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates optioned 1B Andrew Lambo to Triple-A Indianapolis Tuesday, March 25, meaning 1B Travis Ishikawa will likely make the roster as the backup first baseman. The team also optioned OF Jaff Decker and RP Jared Hughes to Indy. Ps Adam Wilk, Jay Jackson, Zach Thornton and Daniel Schlereth, OF Chris Dickerson, C Omir Santos and INFs Robert Andino and Michael Martinez were re-assigned to the minors.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 09:02:52 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle continues to try and figure out the team's left field and first base positions this spring. 2B Michael Martinez, who is a switch hitter and can play second base and the outfield, is the only one who has distinguished himself in the game Monday, March 11. OFs Andrew Lambo, Jaff Decker, Chris Dickerson, Chris McGuiness and Travis Snider and 1B Travis Ishikawa are all in the mix. "We'll just keep giving them opportunities to play. We'll keep giving them at-bats and see where they take them," said Hurdle, who has begun to divide what he refers to as "separation" among the candidates. "But I'm not gonna seed them for you."