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Pirates | Francisco Cervelli sitting vs. Milwaukee

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 13:49:20 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates C Francisco Cervelli is not in the starting lineup Thursday, July 21. Pirates C Eric Fryer is starting behind the plate and batting eighth against Milwaukee Brewers SP Matt Garza Thursday.

Fantasy Tip: Cervelli is a fringe starting catcher in shallow leagues, but in cavernous mixed, two-catcher and NL-only settings, he's worth rolling with. Fryer is a potential low-priced flier in daily contests Thursday, but he's an afterthought in seasonal leagues.

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Pirates | Jung Ho Kang starting Saturday

Sat, 09 Jul 2016 15:58:55 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Jung Ho Kang is in back in the lineup batting cleanup Saturday, July 9, against Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester and will play third base. 1B/3B David Freese will replace 1B John Jaso at first and hit second, while C Eric Fryer will bat eighth and fill in for C Erik Kratz.

Fantasy Tip: Even though Lester is coming off a horrible outing, it is hard to recommend any of these Pirates in DFS or most normal-sized leagues, although it is worth noting Kang is 3-for-9 and Freese is 5-for-13 against the southpaw. Fryer is worth adding in two-catcher leagues and may end up becoming the regular catcher in Pittsburgh before long.

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Pirates | Eric Fryer stings former team

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 22:35:18 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates C Eric Fryer wasted little time exacting revenge on the team that released him less than a week ago, finishing 2-for-4 with an RBI single in the fifth inning and a two-run single in the sixth in a win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday, July 5.

Fantasy Tip: Fryer lost out in a numbers game in St. Louis when backup catcher Brayan Pena came off the 15-day disabled list, but owners need to keep a close eye on him, at least in the short term. The Ohio native batted .368 with St. Louis with five RBI in 38 at-bats behind Yadier Molina before his release and should get plenty of playing time over the next few weeks as Pittsburgh awaits the return of Francisco Cervelli. DFS owners should consider him a low-cost upside play.

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Pirates | Chris Stewart to DL

Mon, 04 Jul 2016 08:28:33 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates C Chris Stewart (knee) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday, July 4, with left knee discomfort. C Eric Fryer was added to the active roster.

Fantasy Tip: The Bucs are in dire straits at the backstop, and Erik Kratz and Fryer should platoon. Neither are fantasy relevant unless you're needing a second catcher in NL-only leagues.

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Cardinals | Brayan Pena activated

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 10:34:47 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals C Brayan Pena (knee) was activated from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, June 28. C Eric Fryer was designated for assignment in a corresponding move.

Fantasy Tip: Pena hasn't played yet this year and should serve as Yadier Molina's primary backup. Pena shouldn't have much fantasy value at all with limited playing time.

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Cardinals | Yadier Molina receives day off

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 12:24:57 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals C Yadier Molina is not in the starting lineup against Seattle Mariners SP James Paxton Sunday, June 26. C Eric Fryer will start at catcher and is batting ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Fryer is hitting .394 in his limited playing time but has received only eight at-bats this month. Owners in most leagues should be able to find better options to use in their lineups.

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Cardinals | Matt Adams, Yadier Molina out

Sun, 19 Jun 2016 10:29:52 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 1B Matt Adams and C Yadier Molina are not in the starting lineup against Texas Rangers SP Martin Perez Sunday, June 19. OF Brandon Moss will start at first base and is batting sixth, while C Eric Fryer will start at catcher and is batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Moss has at least one hit in seven of his last eight games and has five multi-hit games during that span. He should be a solid starting candidate in most fantasy leagues. Fryer is hitting .414 in limited playing time this season, but owners may be able to find better options to use.

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Cardinals | Yadier Molina sitting vs. Pirates

Fri, 10 Jun 2016 14:09:00 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals C Yadier Molina is not in the starting lineup Friday, June 10. C Eric Fryer is starting behind the plate and batting eighth against Pittsburgh Pirates SP Gerrit Cole Friday.

Fantasy Tip: Molina is a viable starting catcher with 22 runs, 22 RBI and a .271/.348/.362 slash line, but don't expect much power, as he has just 12 bombs since the beginning of the 2014 season. Fryer is 11-for-26 this season and could be a contrarian flier in daily contests, albeit it a risky one facing Cole Friday.

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Cardinals | St. Louis sitting four starters

Sun, 29 May 2016 09:18:18 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SS Aledmys Diaz, OF Stephen Piscotty, C Yadier Molina and 2B Kolten Wong are not in the starting lineup against Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg Sunday, May 29. SS Greg Garcia will start in shortstop and is batting second. 1B Brandon Moss will start in left field and is batting sixth. 2B Jedd Gyorko will start in second base and is batting seventh, while C Eric Fryer will start at catcher and is batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Garcia has played very well over the last seven days and should be sleeper candidate in daily fantasy leagues. Moss, Gyorko and Fryer has struggled recently and can be avoided in most leagues.

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Cardinals | Yadier Molina out of Sunday lineup

Sun, 15 May 2016 14:59:51 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals C Yadier Molina is not starting Sunday, May 15, against the Los Angeles Dodgers. C Eric Fryer is batting eighth against Dodgers SP Alex Wood.

Fantasy Tip: Molina is out due to the left. vs. left matchup, so he gets the night off (or most of it, anyway). Fryer is a .538 hitter this season (7-for-13), so if you are looking for a low-cost flyer on your fantasy team he may not be bad. Fryer also isn't a bad option as a "handcuff" player in deeper leagues in case Molina gets hurt.

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