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Pirates | Ryan Vogelsong sustained injury to eye

Mon, 23 May 2016 14:27:21 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Ryan Vogelsong (eye) injured his left eye when he was hit by a pitch Monday, May 23, according to team trainer Todd Tomczyk. He's at a local hospital.

Fantasy Tip: It's an unfortunate break for the 38-year-old, who was looking solid in his second start of the season before having to leave the contest after being drilled by a pitch while up at bat. It remains to be seen how long he'll be out, but regardless, Vogelsong isn't someone to monitor, as he was simply getting a spot start here.

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Pirates | Ryan Vogelsong hit in head

Mon, 23 May 2016 10:24:31 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Ryan Vogelsong (head) was removed from his start early after taking a ball to the head while batting in the bottom of the second inning against the Colorado Rockies Monday, May 23. He was carted off the field.

Fantasy Tip: It didn't sound or look good. Vogelsong was making a spot start in a makeup game Monday, so his fantasy value is minimal and should remain on the waiver wire. He'll likely undergo concussion testing. Stay tuned for more information on his status moving forward. If he lands on the DL, it could be the opportunity Pittsburgh was looking for to call up prospects Tyler Glasnow or Jameson Taillon. Both youngsters should already be stashed in most leagues.

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Pirates | Bucs pitching prospects not being rushed

Mon, 23 May 2016 09:13:51 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said he does not want to rush SPs Tyler Glasnow and Jameson Taillon to the major leagues this year. However, Huntington also said they both "probably" will be up with the Pirates this year. Pittsburgh's starters have combined for a 4.27 ERA, which is sixth highest in the National League. Glasnow has a 2.16 ERA in nine starts for Class AAA Indianapolis and leads the International League with 63 strikeouts in 50 innings. Taillon has posted a 1.82 ERA in eight starts for Indianapolis. Huntington also said the team could use Glasnow or Taillon to help their bullpen

Fantasy Tip: Both Glasnow and Taillon have similar high strikeout upside at the next level and are likely to be stashed already in the majority of seasonal leagues. Taillon has been set back in recent years by Tommy John surgery, so Glasnow has a little more hype surrounding him entering this year. There's a good chance we see one or both within the next month.

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Pirates | Jung Ho Kang due back Tuesday

Mon, 23 May 2016 08:16:27 -0700

Updating previous reports, Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Jung Ho Kang (hand) is expected to return Tuesday, May 24.

Fantasy Tip: Kang has a .263-5-11 line in 38 at-bats, and he's a midrange option with power at the position.

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Pirates | Jordy Mercer takes a seat

Mon, 23 May 2016 07:37:28 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SS Jordy Mercer is out of the lineup Monday, May 23, with SS Sean Rodriguez hitting fifth.

Fantasy Tip: Rodriguez has cooled a bit, but he's hitting .429 with a couple homers in 21 home at-bats this season. He's a low-end option against Jordan Lyles.

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Pirates | Jung Ho Kang out Monday

Mon, 23 May 2016 07:36:28 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Jung Ho Kang (hand) is out of the lineup Monday, May 23, with 3B David Freese hitting fifth.

Fantasy Tip: Freese is hitting .349 at home, where he faces Jordan Lyles. He has upside as a lower-middle option in DFS.

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Pirates | Andrew McCutchen returns to lineup

Sun, 22 May 2016 08:53:00 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen is back in the starting lineup against Colorado Rockies SP Chad Bettis Sunday, May 22, batting second. In addition, INF David Freese will bat fifth and play third base, while INF Sean Rodriguez will play shortstop and bat eighth. 3B Jung Ho Kang (hand) and SS Jordy Mercer are receiving the day off.

Fantasy Tip: Freese is 4-for-12 at the plate over the past week and is batting .349 at home this season, so he should be viewed as a potential value play at the hot corner in daily fantasy contests. Rodriguez is another source of productive cap relief, with four homers and 14 RBI in just 54 at-bats.

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Pirates | X-rays negative for Jung Ho Kang

Sat, 21 May 2016 18:56:24 -0700

Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Jung Ho Kang's (hand) X-rays on his left hand were negative, and he is considered day-to-day.

Fantasy Tip: It appears Kang has avoided a serious injury. David Freese should be assured of regular playing time while Kang is out, but he should still be reserved for NL-only leagues.

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Pirates | Mark Melancon saddled with loss

Sat, 21 May 2016 18:40:18 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates RP Mark Melancon took the loss against the Colorado Rockies Saturday, May 21, allowing three unearned runs on one hit while walking one and striking out two.

Fantasy Tip: An error didn't do Melancon any favors, and despite the loss, he remains one of the more reliable and productive fantasy closers.

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Pirates | Jung Ho Kang injures hand

Sat, 21 May 2016 18:35:03 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Jung Ho Kang (hand) was replaced by 3B David Freese against the Colorado Rockies Saturday, May 21, after injuring his hand while sliding into home plate.

Fantasy Tip: Stay tuned for an update on Kang's injury, but he is worth holding on to in all formats for now.

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Pirates | Andrew McCutchen not in lineup Saturday

Sat, 21 May 2016 10:23:18 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen is not in the starting lineup against Colorado Rockies SP Tyler Chatwood Saturday, May 21. OF Starling Marte will bat second and play center field, with OF Gregory Polanco playing left field and batting third, while OF Matt Joyce starts in right field and bats sixth. In addition, INF Jung Ho Kang is batting cleanup and playing third base in his return to the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Remove McCutchen from all fantasy lineups this afternoon. Joyce is batting .353 with five home runs and 15 RBI in just 51 at-bats and should be viewed as an inexpensive source of offensive firepower for daily fantasy contests.

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Pirates | Gerrit Cole shaky in win

Fri, 20 May 2016 19:07:27 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Gerrit Cole didn't record a strikeout in a win over the Colorado Rockies Friday, May 20, allowing one run on 10 hits and walking one over seven innings.

Fantasy Tip: Cole has had some issues with efficiency that have led to some shorter outings, but his ERA stands at a respectable 2.79. The possibility of an early exit makes him a bit risky in daily formats, but he is a solid SP2 in season-long leagues.

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Pirates | Jordy Mercer doing well at home

Fri, 20 May 2016 17:24:09 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SS Jordy Mercer is batting .417 (15-for-36) over his last 11 games at PNC Park.

Fantasy Tip: The Pirates have five more games remaining on their current homestand, so daily fantasy players should consider using Mercer in their lineup. Entering play Friday, May 20, he was batting .323 through 62 at-bats at home in 2016 and he was 8-for-21 (.381) over the past week.

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Pirates | Jung Ho Kang sitting Friday

Fri, 20 May 2016 11:43:35 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Jung Ho Kang is not in the starting lineup Friday, May 20. 3B David Freese is starting at the hot corner and is hitting sixth against Colorado Rockies SP Eddie Butler.

Fantasy Tip: It looks like a normal day off for Kang. Freese has been decent for the Bucs, hitting .280 with two home runs and 11 RBI in 125 at-bats. He won't hit a ton of homers and doesn't run, but he's in a decent spot to drive in runs Friday as a midrange DFS play.

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Pirates | Jeff Locke earns win Thursday

Thu, 19 May 2016 19:15:00 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jeff Locke (2-3) allowed two runs on six hits over seven innings in a victory over the Atlanta Braves Thursday, May 19, with two walks and six strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: Locke has tossed quality starts in four of his last five outings, although his overall numbers still remain mediocre and he isn't a great option outside of NL-only and cavernous mixed leagues. His next scheduled start will come against the Arizona Diamondbacks Wednesday, May 25.

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Acosta Jose P
Adams Terry RP
Alduey Darlin P
Allie Stetson 3B
Almonte Hector P
Amato Gary P
Aneudy Darlin P
Antelo Derek P
Aponte Kelly 1B
Baker Nate P
Baker Nathan P
Bankston Maurice P
Barnes Barrett OF
Barrios Gustavo 3B
Bell Josh 1B
Benitez Deybis SS
Bernero Adam RP
Biela Andrew OF
Bishop Harrison P
Bleich Jeremy P
Bloom Kyle P
Boeve Adam OF
Bomback Daniel 2B
Bonifay Josh 2B
Boone James OF
Boscan Wilfredo SP
Bouknight Kip P
Brault Steven P
Brito Jesus 3B
Brolsma Owen P
Bromberg David SP
Bullinger Kirk P
Buttler Vic OF
Cameron Taylor P
Caminero Arquimedes RP
Cardenas Eliecer P
Cardona Rodolfo INF
Carrasco Roman P
Carver Mark C
Castellano John C
Castillo Wilkin C
Castro Orlando P
Cavagnaro Matt INF
Cave Kevin P
Cervelli Francisco C
Chaves Brandon INF
Chen Yung-Chi INF
Chi Ping-Hung OF
Chiaffredo Paul C
Child Dylan C
Claggett Anthony P
Clapp Brad P
Cofield Kyle P
Cole Gerrit SP
Copley David P
Corey Mark P
Corley Brad OF
Corsaletti Jeff OF
Cortes Jorge OF
Covington Christopher OF
Cox Tyler P
Craig Dustin P
Cuffman Jacob P
Cumpton Brandon SP
Curry Matt 1B
Davis Blake SS
De Aza Miguel OF
Del Castillo Angelo OF
DeLaCruz Michael OF
Delaney Jason INF
DeLeon Cristopher P
Diaz Elias C
Diaz Francisco C
Diaz Juan SS
Dodson Zackry P
Dorta Melvin INF
Durham Miles OF
Edwards Mike 3B
Enochs Chris P
Erickson Casey P
Escobar Elvis OF
Escobar Elvis OF
Esqueda Carlos SS
Evans Tom INF
Fagan Albert P
Falcon Omar C
Fallon Ed P
Farrell Jeremy INF
Feliz Neftali RP
Fernandez Erick C
Fields Caleb OF
Figuera Luis P
Figueroa Cole 3B
Fitzpatrick John 1B
Florimon Pedro SS
Forrer Daniel P
Foster Zachary P
Freeman Wesley OF
Freese David 3B
Fuesser Zac P
Fuller Jim P
Garabito Eddy INF
Garcia Christopher INF
Garcia Juan C
Giblin Sean P
Glasnow Tyler P
Gonzalez Issael 2B
Gryboski Kevin RP
Guerrero Emilis P
Guillory Matthew P
Guzman Edwards C
Hagan Thomas OF
Haley Trey RP
Hamilton Clayton P
Hamman Corey P
Hanson Alen SS
Harris Justin SS
Harrison Josh 2B
Hart Kevin SP
Harts Jeremy P
Harvey Kris RP
Hayes Ke'Bryan 3B
Henriquez Cristian P
Henriquez Ralph C
Herbort Ryan P
Heredia Luis P
Hernandez Anderson 2B
Hernandez Christopher P
Herrera Johan 3B
Hill Josh P
Holliday Brian P
Hollingsworth Ethan P
Holmes Brett OF
Holmes Clay P
Hughes Jared RP
Inman Jeff P
Irving Nate C
Ivany Devin C
Jackson Steven P
Jaso John 1B
Jones Mitch OF
Jones Rodarrick OF
Joves Julio 1B
Joyce Matt OF
Julio Jorge RP
Kaminista Kyle RP
Kang Jung Ho 3B
Keel Jared 3B
Keller Mitch P
Kingsbury Robert OF
Kinney Josh RP
Kleis Kevin P
Klinger Brent P
Knotts Allan P
Knudson Guido RP
Krebs Eric P
Lakind Jared 1B
Lara Pedro OF
Lee Taber 2B
Lee Wilson P
Leesman Charlie RP
Leon Jose INF
Linares Serguey P
Liriano Francisco SP
Lobstein Kyle SP
Locke Jeff SP
Lomack Jermal 2B
Lopez Cesar P
Lorenzo Arquimedes P
Luebke Cory SP
Mallette Brian P
Mann Brandon P
Marte Kelvin P
Marte Starling OF
Masterson Justin SP
Mathisen Wyatt C
McClung Seth RP
McCullen Matthew P
McCutchen Andrew OF
McGuire Reese C
Meadows Austin OF
Medina Jhondaniel P
Melancon Mark RP
Melhuse Adam C
Mendez Mauricio P
Mercer Jordy SS
Miller Matt J. RP
Miller Quinton P
Moeves Mark P
Montero Yunior P
Montilla Richard P
Morales Jose C
Morel Brent 3B
Morris Hunter 1B
Mulhern Ryan OF
Myles Candon OF
Myrow Brian 1B
Neverauskas Dovydas P
Newman Kevin SS
Newsom Randy P
Nicasio Juan SP
Niese Jon SP
Norman Anthony OF
Nunez Gustavo SS
O'Flaherty Eric RP
Oliver Zachary P
Ortiz Daniel OF
Padilla Fredys 2B
Parrish David C
Parry Craig OF
Partch Curtis P
Paulino Carlos C
Payne Matthew 3B
Payne Vincent P
Pena Ramses SS
Perez Miguel C
Pevny Logan P
Polanco Gregory OF
Polo Tito OF
Polonia Rodney SS
Pond Simon OF
Ponder Allen P
Powell Jeremy P
Prasch Eddie 3B
Pribanic Aaron SP
Quarles Jason P
Ramirez Elvin P
Ramirez Harold OF
Ramirez Harold OF
Ramos Jhonathan P
Reames Britt RP
Reddinger Brandon C
Reichert Dan P
Reid Justin P
Reith Brian P
Reyes Milver C
Rice Chad SS
Rivera Maximo SS
Roberts Kevin P
Roberts Willis P
Robertson Nash P
Robles Moises P
Rodriguez Leandro P
Rodriguez Nerio P
Rodriguez Sean 1B
Rogers Jason 1B
Rojas Chris SP
Ronco Jesus SS
Rondon Jorge RP
Roneberg Brett OF
Rooi Vince 3B
Rosario Melvin P
Rubinstein Dave OF
Ryan Michael OF
Sakamoto Kent 1B
Salas Marino RP
Salcedo Edward 3B
Sanchez Angel P
Sanz Luis P
Scahill Rob RP
Schugel A.J. P
Serrano Elio RP
Shortslef Josh P
Simon Keanon OF
Simpson Allan P
Singh Rinku P
Sinkbeil Brett P
Smith Gregory 1B
Spain Robert SS
Stein Blake SP
Stevenson Trent P
Stewart Chris C
Suarez Steven C
Sucre Antonio OF
Sues Jeff RP
Taillon Jameson SP
Tarpley Stephen P
Tejeda Oscar SS
Thompson Mike P
Tucker Cole SS
Urena Luis OF
Valdez Alex 3B
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Valle Sebastian C
Vogelsong Ryan SP
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Walker Andrew C
Watson Tony RP
Webster Anthony OF
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Whitehead David P
Whiteside Matt RP
Williams Brandon P
Williams Michael P
Williams Trevor P
Yang Yao-Hsun P
Yates Tyler RP
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