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Pirates | Jeff Locke makes rotation

Tue, 29 Mar 2016 15:31:22 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jeff Locke will be in the starting rotation to begin the year. SPs Ryan Vogelsong and Juan Nicasio are still battling for the fifth and final spot. Locke has been experimenting with a new windup delivery this spring.

Fantasy Tip: Locke saw some control gains last year associated with more mechanical changes, but the bottom line is he doesn't generate enough swings and misses to be viable outside of cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues. Nicasio has been a big spring surprise with heavy strikeout numbers and could become the Bucs' latest reclamation project if he wins the job. Take a flier on him in deeper leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Adam Berry

Pirates | Jeff Locke to work Wednesday

Tue, 01 Mar 2016 19:42:56 -0800

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jeff Locke will work in the Grapefruit League spring game Wednesday, March 2, against the Detroit Tigers and he will be followed by Ps Juan Nicasio, Jared Hughes, Arquimedes Caminero, Eric O'Flaherty and Jorge Rondon.

Fantasy Tip: Locke went 8-11 with a 4.49 ERA and a 1.42 WHIP in 30 starts while striking out 129 over 168 1/3 innings. It was a so-so year for the southpaw, who had a career-high ERA, but also had his most strikeouts while serving up one fewer homer in 37 more innings than 2014. If he can re-gain his control he isn't a bad back-end fantasy rotation option in NL-only leagues.

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Pirates | Jeff Locke signs with Pittsburgh

Thu, 14 Jan 2016 14:51:24 -0800

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jeff Locke re-signed a one-year, $3.025 million contract to avoid arbitration Thursday, Jan. 14.

Fantasy Tip: After a blazing first half of the 2013 season, Locke has regressed annually, and he shouldn't be viewed as anything more than a cavernous mixed and NL-only option. He has a career 4.16 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 6.6 K/9, after all.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Ken Rosenthal

Pirates | Jeff Locke earns win Wednesday

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 21:06:27 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jeff Locke (7-8) allowed two runs on five hits over seven innings in a victory over the Miami Marlins Wednesday, Aug. 26, with one walk and three strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: Locke ($5,600, 11.2% of cap) earned his first win since July 31, and had his longest outing since he tossed 7 2/3 innings against the Brewers July 19. He will make his next start against Milwaukee Tuesday, Sept. 1.

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Pirates | Jeff Locke tagged with loss Friday

Fri, 21 Aug 2015 19:45:59 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jeff Locke (6-8) allowed six runs on 11 hits over five innings in a loss to the San Francisco Giants Friday, Aug. 21, with one walk and two strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: Locke ($5,600, 11.2% of cap) is 1-3 with a 5.87 ERA in seven starts since the All-Star break and should be avoided in FantasyScore. His next start will come against the Miami Marlins Wednesday, Aug. 26.

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Pirates | Jeff Locke's adjustments working

Thu, 09 Jul 2015 09:02:01 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jeff Locke has adjusted his bullpen sessions between starts and focused on the direction of his front leg. Locke and the Pirates found that his stride to the plate was four inches shorter than usual, thus pushing back his release point and allowing batters more time to see the ball out of his hand. Locke now focuses on moving his right leg more toward the target during his delivery. Locke has a 1.55 ERA in his last five starts.

Fantasy Tip: Locke ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) is at a tantalizing start for his matchup against the inconsistent St. Louis Cardinals offense Thursday. The Cards typically struggle against lefties, and that price is too good to pass up on FantasyScore.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Bill Brink

Pirates | Jeff Locke is a lock at home?

Wed, 08 Jul 2015 18:09:46 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jeff Locke heads into his start Thursday, July 9, against the St. Louis Cardinals with a 3-2 record and 2.64 ERA in 10 home starts this season.

Fantasy Tip: Locke ($3,900; or 7.8% of cap) allowed just two hits and no walks over eight scoreless innings last time out at home against Cleveland, and he has only one loss over his past six outings overall. For FantasyScore purposes, he has a very cap-friendly number.

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Pirates | Jeff Locke solid Saturday

Sat, 04 Jul 2015 16:32:40 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jeff Locke allowed two hits over eight shutout innings and fanned six to beat the Cleveland Indians Saturday, July 4.

Fantasy Tip: It was his second solid start in a row. At $3,900 (7.8% of cap), he might be a sleeper starter to consider on FantasyScore.

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Pirates | Jeff Locke to stay in rotation

Mon, 01 Jun 2015 16:27:16 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jeff Locke will remain in the starting rotation, according to manager Clint Hurdle.

Fantasy Tip: Locke ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) has a 5.34 ERA after giving up six earned runs in just four innings Sunday to the San Diego Padres. It's not all bad, though, as he's striking out 7.3 hitters per nine innings despite a 1.55 WHIP. Avoid Locke for the foreseeable future on FantasyScore until he turns things around.

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Pirates | Jeff Locke rocked Sunday

Mon, 01 Jun 2015 00:26:00 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jeff Locke was hit hard Sunday, May 31, in a 7-1 loss to the San Diego Padres. Locke lasted four innings, allowing six earned runs on eight hits. He had not allowed a run in 10 2/3 innings over two starts coming in.

Fantasy Tip: Locke ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) had been doing well up to this point, and his stumbles in a pitchers park like Petco do yield some concerns. He has had two good outings and one bad, which suggests you should check the matchups before proceeding in the future.

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