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61 Gift Ngoepe 2B

Pittsburgh Pirates

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
0%0%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
520.2316100
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2017PIT255210120682400.333.308.231

Player Updates

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Pirates' Gift Ngoepe: Looking for answers at plate
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ngoepe went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts Tuesday against the Dodgers.

He has 14 strikeouts in 34 plate appearances and has seen his slash line drop to .250/.382/.357. Ngoepe's calling card is his strong defense, but the lifetime .232 hitter in the minors is struggling at the plate.

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Pirates' Gift Ngoepe: Another memorable night Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ngoepe went 3-for-3 with two walks Friday against Miami.

Making his first major-league start, the African native nearly hit an opposite-field homer, legging out a triple off the base of the right-center field wall. Although Ngoepe's not known for his offense, his solid defensive skills could help him see more at-bats while he's hot.

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Pirates' Gift Ngoepe: Makes history Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ngoepe singled in his first major-league at-bat Wednesday, going 1-for-2 with a walk against the Cubs.

His hit off Jon Lester was the first ever by a major leaguer born in South Africa. Ngoepe, who served as a second base replacement for Phil Gosselin, has primarily played shortstop in the minors. The fielding whiz holds a minor-league line of .232/.322/.347 in nine seasons.

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Pirates' Gift Ngoepe: Officially recalled Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ngoepe was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis on Wednesday.

The 27-year-old Ngoepe should give the Pirates some extra depth in the infield with David Freese (hamstring) unavailable Wednesday and Adam Frazier (hamstring) on the disabled list. It's not expected that Ngoepe will be in store for an everyday role after submitting a .308 on-base percentage at Triple-A, but his ability to play multiple infield positions could prove valuable off the bench.

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Pirates' Gift Ngoepe: Promoted by Pirates
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ngoepe is expected to be called up by the Pirates on Wednesday, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports.

Ngoepe provides some depth to a Pirates' infield hampered by the absences of David Freese (hamstring) and Adam Frazier (hamstring). The 27-year-old is slashing .241/.308/.379 with four RBI for Triple-A Indianapolis this season and would be the first South African to ever play in the MLB if he gets into a game, but will likely be sent back down once the regulars are up to full health. Don't expect any miraculous performances from the career .232 hitter.

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Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Arizona810 .222 .125 .125
vs RHP43110 .333 .349 .256
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
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5/21PHI3000000
5/22@ATL1000000
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5/24@ATL2220100
5/25@ATL4110100
5/27NYM1100000
Two Week Schedule
MAY /JUNE
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W1-0
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@Atl
L2-5
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@Atl
L5-6
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@Atl
W12-5
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@Atl
W9-4
26
NYM
L1-8
27
NYM
W5-4
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NYM
L2-7
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Ariz
7:05 pm
Tickets
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Ariz
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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2016PIT0000000000 --- --- ---
2017PIT255210120682400 .333 .308 .231
Total 255210120682400 .333 .308 .231
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2017PIT2B189562432081.000
2017PIT3B31101001.000
2017PITSS621266011.000
Total  2512693039091.000
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2016PIT00000000
2017PIT211600000
Total 211600000
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2009R-Gcl Pirates47160243840192152139 .341 .281 .238
2010ASX-State College Spikes6422930471351203668117 .315 .319 .205
2010AFA-Bradenton Marauders240100001200 .400 .250 .250
2011R-Gcl Pirates26010000--100 .286 .167 .167
2011AFX-West Virginia Power25851426512571433 .359 .459 .306
2012AFA-Bradenton Marauders12445666106115936631312214 .330 .338 .232
2013AA-Altoona Curve7222029391023162882103 .278 .282 .177
2013AFA-Bradenton Marauders289617287306213571 .424 .427 .292
2014AA-Altoona Curve1314375810417995251135138 .319 .380 .238
2015AA-Altoona Curve712463164122325246636 .338 .362 .260
2015AAA-Indianapolis Indians2161515400161512 .313 .311 .246
2016AAA-Indianapolis10233240722018273113052 .289 .355 .217
Total 689233231454110328361972897318855 .309 .346 .232
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-8/200
Birthdate:
1/18/1990
Age:
27
Hometown:
Pietersburg, South Africa
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Pittsburgh Pirates
College:

MLB Experience:
1