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Pirates | Texas focres quick exit for Juan Nicasio

Sun, 29 May 2016 06:20:17 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Juan Nicasio allowed four runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out four batters during the Pirates' 5-2 loss to the Texas Rangers Saturday, May 28.

Fantasy Tip: Nicasio has now allowed 17 runs -- 2 unearned -- through 20 innings over his past four starts, and his time in the Pittsburgh rotation could be nearing an end. While he continues to pad the strikeout column (9.0 K/9 for the season), his fantasy value is dwindling. It isn't out of the question to move on in the majority of formats.

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MLB | Rockies-Pirates postponed

Sun, 22 May 2016 15:15:48 -0700

The game between the Colorado Rockies and Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday, May 22, was postponed due to rain after one inning. The game has been rescheduled for Monday, May 23. Pittsburgh Pirates SP Juan Nicasio and Colorado Rockies SP Chad Bettis were the pitchers. There was no word on their status for Monday.

Fantasy Tip: Because the game already started any players are stuck in your lineup. As far as the stats, they do not count because the game did not go an official five innings.

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Braves | Erick Aybar out of Tuesday lineup

Tue, 17 May 2016 12:09:16 -0700

Atlanta Braves SS Erick Aybar is not in the lineup Tuesday, May 17, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. 2B Daniel Castro will start at shortstop and bat seventh against Pirates SP Juan Nicasio.

Fantasy Tip: Castro is one of those players that will get you fantasy points in leagues where fielding counts, and those leagues are few and far between. Castro doesn't have a ton of fantasy value and should be left alone in all but the deepest of NL formats, where you may have more roster space.

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Pirates | Pittsburgh rotation update after PPD

Tue, 10 May 2016 22:37:44 -0700

The Pittsburgh Pirates will use SP Juan Nicasio Wednesday, May 11, against the Cincinnati Reds after the game Tuesday, May 10, was rained out. SP Francisco Liriano will work in the series opener Friday, May 13, against the Chicago Cubs, followed by SP Jeff Locke Saturday, May 14, and SP Gerrit Cole Sunday, May 15.

Fantasy Tip: Nicasio has the best matchup, as he faces the lowly Reds. Locke has the worst luck of the four, as he'll now draw Jake Arrieta in Saturday's game, rather than facing Jason Hammel Friday.

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Pirates | Juan Nicasio has another mediocre outing

Wed, 04 May 2016 14:48:02 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Juan Nicasio allowed four runs -- one earned -- on eight hits and three walks over 4 1/3 innings with just three strikeouts during the Pirates' 6-2 loss to the Chicago Cubs Wednesday, May 4.

Fantasy Tip: Nicasio was a victim of his pitch count escalating quickly, as he threw 102 pitches through those 4 1/3 innings. Nicasio was a preseason darling, and he has flashed some of the spring magic to start the year with a 3.16 ERA, a 1.34 WHIP and 32 strikeouts through 31 1/3 innings. However, he should be viewed as nothing more than an end-of-the-rotation arm for you fantasy roster.

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Pirates | Juan Nicasio defeats Cincinnati

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:51:57 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Juan Nicasio (3-2) allowed three hits and one walk over seven scoreless innings in a victory over the Cincinnati Reds Friday, April 29, with eight strikeouts. He improved to 3-0 with a 1.89 ERA in three starts at PNC Park this year.

Fantasy Tip: Nicasio has 29 strikeouts over 27 innings through his first five starts and is worth considering as an inexpensive flier option in daily fantasy leagues versus most opponents. However, he should not be viewed as a safe choice for his next scheduled start against the Chicago Cubs Wednesday, May 4.

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MLB | Pirates-Rockies postponed

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 10:42:18 -0700

The game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Colorado Rockies scheduled for Thursday, April 28, was postponed due to inclement weather. No makeup date was announced. Pirates SP Juan Nicasio was scheduled to face Rockies SP Tyler Chatwood.

Fantasy Tip: On a day with few games, the players to choose from just got smaller. Make sure to avoid any of the players from this game in daily fantasy, and it makes spending up for high-priced players like Jake Arrieta more palatable.

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Pirates | Juan Nicasio allows 11 baserunners

Tue, 12 Apr 2016 14:22:10 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Juan Nicasio did not last long in his second start of the season Tuesday, April 12, opposite the Detroit Tigers. He went just three innings, yielding four runs on six hits and five walks. He also struck out four.

Fantasy Tip: Nicasio was a trendy sleeper pick coming into the season after his marvelous spring training, but following a successful first start, the 29-year-old seemed to resort back to his old self with the high number of walks. Even still, it was a tough matchup for Nicasio, so we'll just hope he gets back on track in his next outing. He's not worth deserting just yet.

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Pirates | Juan Nicasio impressive versus Cards

Wed, 06 Apr 2016 19:38:05 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Juan Nicasio (1-0) allowed one run on two hits over six innings in a victory over the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, April 6, with no walks and seven strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: After striking out 24 batters during 15 scoreless innings in spring training, Nicasio carried over his stellar performance into his first regular-season outing. He makes an excellent value play in daily fantasy leagues while he's pitching well.

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Pirates | Juan Nicasio cracks rotation

Wed, 30 Mar 2016 13:23:02 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Juan Nicasio will be the fifth starter to start the season, and SP Ryan Vogelsong will pitch out of the bullpen.

Fantasy Tip: Nicasio had a sterling spring with 24 strikeouts through 15 scoreless innings, and he has begun to climb up draft boards. However, the 29-year-old righty has 439 1/3 innings in the league without ever being a strong fantasy option. Don't overvalue him, but at the same time, don't shy away from using a late-round pick in mixed leagues on Nicasio. Vogelsong is nothing more than a low-end option in NL-only formats.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Rob Biertempfel