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Pirates | A.J. Burnett throws Sunday

Sun, 30 Aug 2015 12:50:33 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP A.J. Burnett (elbow) threw approximately 70 pitches during a bullpen session Sunday, Aug. 30, and reportedly felt great. He is hoping to return to action during a four-game series against the Chicago Cubs in mid-September.

Fantasy Tip: Burnett ($6,100, 12.2% of cap) was 8-5 with a 3.06 ERA in 21 starts prior to landing on the disabled list. Owners in NL-only and deep mixed fantasy leagues should continue to stash him, if they can afford the roster space.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Stephen J. Nesbitt

Pirates | A.J. Burnett to throw again Sunday

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 13:53:08 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP A.J. Burnett (elbow) is slated to throw a three-inning simulated game Sunday, Aug. 30. The Pirates will not use Burnett out of the bullpen when he's healthy enough to return from the disabled list.

Fantasy Tip: The veteran Burnett ($6,100, 12.2% of cap) was starting to fade before his injury, and one has to wonder how much he'll have left in the tank when he returns in what is his final season. He'll surely be a risky commodity on FantasyScore for however many starts he has left in him this year, but play the matchups.

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

Pirates | A.J. Burnett set to pitch sim game

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 13:58:53 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP A.J. Burnett (elbow) is scheduled to throw a 30-pitch simulated game Tuesday, Aug. 25, and he may throw more pitches than just his fastball.

Fantasy Tip: While it is encouraging news for Burnett ($6,100, 12.2% of cap) owners, the Pirates will be cautious with him, especially considering they're eyeing a deep playoff run. Burnett remains a viable stash option, but there isn't a guarantee he'll return and make a significant fantasy impact at the end of the season. Stay tuned for updates on Burnett's recovery and for an updated timetable.

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

Pirates | A.J. Burnett won't have surgery

Tue, 04 Aug 2015 08:54:36 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP A.J. Burnett (elbow) said there was "no chance" that he'd have season-ending surgery after being diagnosed with a flexor strain in his right elbow Monday, Aug. 3. Burnett plans to retire after this season. Burnett is on the disabled list and is expected to miss four weeks.

Fantasy Tip: Don't feel compelled to hold Burnett if you're out of room in a shallow mixed league. He was already experiencing some serious regression to the mean from his first-half numbers, and he may struggle to return value once he returns. J.A. Happ ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) has taken Burnett's rotation spot for now, but he's a very shaky FantasyScore option.

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Pirates | A.J. Burnett out four weeks

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 14:10:13 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP A.J. Burnett (elbow) will be sidelined for four weeks after he was diagnosed with a flexor strain in his right elbow. Burnett received a platelet-rich plasma injection Monday, Aug. 3.

Fantasy Tip: Burnett ($7,500, 15.0% of cap) could be able to return to the team at some point in September if he is able to recover from the injury. J.A. Happ ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) will take Burnett's spot in the rotation for the time being but is not a great option on FantasyScore.

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Pirates | A.J. Burnett to see doctors Monday

Sun, 02 Aug 2015 13:27:16 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP A.J. Burnett (elbow) is expected to meet with team doctors Monday, Aug. 3, in Pittsburgh. He believes that he has suffered an ulnar ligament injury or a flexor tendon injury and added that he does not want to undergo surgery in order to resume pitching.

Fantasy Tip: Burnett ($7,500, 15.0% of cap) may have thrown the last pitch of his major league career but seasonal fantasy owners should wait until the results of his doctor's visit have been revealed before dropping him. He is 8-5 with a 3.06 ERA through 21 starts this season.

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

Pirates | J.A. Happ joining rotation

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:22:14 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP J.A. Happ will join the starting rotation with A.J. Burnett (elbow) on the disabled list.

Fantasy Tip: Happ ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) should fare slightly better in the National League, but he is still nothing more than a streaming option in the majority of seasonal leagues. FantasyScore players should be extremely cautious with starting him, too. Over 20 starts this season, Happ has a 4.64 ERA, a 4.06 FIP, a 1.41 WHIP and a 6.8 K/9.

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

Pirates | A.J. Burnett placed on disabled list

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:59:02 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP A.J. Burnett (elbow) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday, July 31.

Fantasy Tip: Burnett's ($7,500, 15.0% of cap) velocity was down last start, and he was hammered for eight runs -- seven earned -- by the Reds Thursday, July 30. Newcomer J.A. Happ ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) could enter the starting rotation, but wait for an official announcement before making any hasty fantasy decisions. Check back for more details on the severity of Burnett's injury, too.

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Pirates | A.J. Burnett on a roll

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:53:55 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP A.J. Burnett takes the ball Thursday, July 30, for a road start against the Cincinnati Reds. He is 6-1 over his past seven turns on the road.

Fantasy Tip: Burnett ($7,500, 15.0% of cap) is a solid FantasyScore start opposite David Holmberg, who has been mostly overmatched in his previous two stints in the majors.

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Pirates | A.J. Burnett allows 14 hits in loss

Fri, 19 Jun 2015 19:29:25 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP A.J. Burnett (6-3) allowed four runs (three earned) on 14 hits over 6 2/3 innings Friday, June 19, in a loss to the Washington Nationals. He walked one and struck out seven.

Fantasy Tip: Burnett's ($7,800, 15.6% of cap) 14 hits allowed were the most he's surrendered in a professional baseball career dating back to 1993. On a positive note, his seven strikeouts allowed him to move into 37th place on the all-time list. His next start is expected to come against the Cincinnati Reds Thursday, June 25.

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