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S. Marte
M. Joyce
J. Harrison
S. Rodriguez
A. McCutchen
S. Marte
A. Frazier
G. Polanco
M. Joyce
J. Harrison
S. Rodriguez
J. Ho Kang
D. Freese
J. Harrison
S. Rodriguez
J. Mercer
J. Ho Kang
S. Rodriguez
Rotation
1. F. Liriano
2. J. Taillon
3. J. Niese
4. J. Locke
5. C. Kuhl
J. Harrison
S. Rodriguez
A. Frazier
J. Jaso
D. Freese
S. Rodriguez

DL
F. Cervelli
G. Cole
R. Vogelsong
C. Stewart
E. Kratz
E. Diaz
  Bullpen
M. Melancon (CL)
T. Watson
N. Feliz
J. Hughes
A. Caminero
J. Nicasio
A. Schugel
Last Updated: 06/28/2016
 
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Last Five Games
6/29 vs. SEA
J. MercerSS
G. PolancoDH
A. McCutchenCF
D. Freese1B
J. Ho Kang3B
S. MarteLF
S. RodriguezRF
J. Harrison2B
E. KratzC
 
6/28 vs. SEA
J. Jaso1B
G. PolancoDH
A. McCutchenCF
S. MarteLF
M. JoyceRF
D. Freese3B
A. Frazier2B
J. MercerSS
C. StewartC
 
6/27 vs. LAD
J. MercerSS
D. Freese1B
A. McCutchenCF
J. Ho Kang3B
S. MarteLF
J. Harrison2B
S. RodriguezRF
E. KratzC
F. LirianoP
 
6/26 vs. LAD
J. MercerSS
D. Freese1B
A. McCutchenCF
J. Ho Kang3B
S. MarteLF
J. Harrison2B
C. StewartC
S. RodriguezRF
C. KuhlP
 
6/25 vs. LAD
J. Jaso1B
S. MarteLF
A. McCutchenCF
D. Freese3B
M. JoyceRF
J. Harrison2B
J. MercerSS
E. KratzC
J. LockeP

Most Frequent Lineup
 AvgHRRBI
J. Jaso1B.272422
A. McCutchenCF.2391232
G. PolancoRF.2991044
S. MarteLF.331630
F. CervelliC.257021
J. Ho Kang3B.2571128
J. Harrison2B.280335
J. MercerSS.269427
 
Notes
  • 50 different lineups used this season.
  • Most frequent lineup used in 5 games.

Other Frequent Lineups
4 Game(s)
J. Jaso1B
A. McCutchenCF
D. Freese3B
S. MarteLF
F. CervelliC
G. PolancoRF
J. Harrison2B
J. MercerSS
3 Game(s)
J. Jaso1B
A. McCutchenCF
G. PolancoRF
J. Ho Kang3B
S. MarteLF
J. Harrison2B
J. MercerSS
C. StewartC
2 Game(s)
J. Jaso1B
A. McCutchenCF
G. PolancoRF
S. MarteLF
D. Freese3B
F. CervelliC
J. Harrison2B
S. RodriguezSS
2 Game(s)
J. Jaso1B
A. McCutchenCF
G. PolancoLF
J. Ho Kang3B
F. CervelliC
M. JoyceRF
J. Harrison2B
J. MercerSS
2 Game(s)
J. Jaso1B
A. McCutchenCF
G. PolancoRF
S. MarteLF
D. Freese3B
J. Harrison2B
J. MercerSS
C. StewartC

 
 
 

Jung Ho Kang, #27
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
44.2571911282
 
Position Breakdown
3B - 37, DH - 1
News
Kang is not in the lineup for Friday's tilt with Oakland.

Kang's absence will mark his third game off in the Pirates' last six. David Freese is slated at third base, batting fifth, in his place. Kang has been mired in a slump since the middle of June, slashing .167/.255/.333 over his last 42 at-bats.

Jared Hughes, #48
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0123.24.18011
 
A.J. Schugel, #31
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1239.13.66135
 
Adam Frazier, #26
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
5.4441011
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 2, OF - 1
Erik Kratz, #38
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
2.0631130
 
Position Breakdown
C - 24, 1B - 1, DH - 1
Chad Kuhl, #39
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
105.05.4045
 
News
Kuhl is scheduled to start Saturday's game in Oakland, Stephen Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

With Gerrit Cole (triceps) still unavailable, Kuhl will likely get his second career start, after beating Clayton Kershaw on Sunday in his MLB debut. Barring another injury in the rotation, Kuhl still figures to head back to Triple-A Indianapolis once Cole is ready to start.

Jameson Taillon, #50
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
2128.03.86521
 
News
Taillon credits a newly-found two-seam sinking fastball for adding to an already impressive pitching arsenal, DK Pittsburgh Sports reports.

He's thrown his two-seamer 40 percent of the time over his first five big league starts. "A couple starts into Triple-A this year, I realized it could be a weapon," Taillon said. "And then, one of my last starts in Triple-A, they were saying, 'We'd like to see you maybe play with throwing it more.' I just threw it more, trusted it and ran with it. No looking back after that." Considering Taillon really just started throwing the pitch two months ago, his ceiling might be even higher than previously thought.

Gregory Polanco, #25
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
74.2994810449
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 69, DH - 2
News
Polanco went 1-for-5 and served as Pittsburgh's designated hitter for the second straight game Wednesday.

He hasn't really tested his left hamstring, which forced him from the lineup for several games. Polanco is still stinging the ball at the plate, but he has struck out 15 times in his last 45 plate appearances. Expect the Bucs to continue using him as a DH in Oakland over the week until he feels well enough to play right field.

John Jaso, #28
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
68.272274220
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 63, OF - 1
News
Jaso is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Mariners.

Jaso will be out of the lineup for the third time in the past four games, as David Freese will takeover at first base during Wednesday's game. With the Pirates facing southpaw Wade Miley, Jaso (1-for-14 on the year against left-handers) will spend another game on the bench.

Andrew McCutchen, #22
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
75.2394212322
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 75
Tony Watson, #44
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1233.03.27030
 
Francisco Liriano, #47
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
4882.25.335483
 
Elias Diaz
No Stats Available
Jordy Mercer, #10
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
76.269324271
 
Position Breakdown
SS - 75
Francisco Cervelli, #29
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
49.257190213
 
Position Breakdown
C - 46, 1B - 2, DH - 1
Injuries
Hand - Expected to be out until at least Jul 25 (Updated - 6/18/16)
Jonathon Niese, #18
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
6692.15.073365
 
News
Niese (6-6) allowed five runs (four earned) on nine hits and two walks over 4.2 innings in a loss Tuesday to the Mariners.

Niese has given up four earned runs in each of his past four starts and watched his ERA rise from 3.93 to 5.07. He gave up a home run to Nelson Cruz, a two-run shot, that marks the 19th homer Niese has allowed in just 16 starts this season. Seven of those homers have come in Niese's past four starts, and if he can't figure out how to keep the ball in the yard quickly, his rotation spot will be in jeopardy.

Mark Melancon, #35
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0130.11.482224
 
Sean Rodriguez, #3
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
70.268276252
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 30, 2B - 13, SS - 14, 3B - 5, OF - 16
News
Rodriguez went 2-for-3 with a two doubles, a walk, four RBI and two runs scored during Wednesday's 8-1 win at Seattle.

Rodriguez is hitting .429 with eight RBI over the last week and has boosted his batting average to .268 this season. The veteran utility-man hasn't hit over .246 in a season since 2010.

Neftali Feliz, #30
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2029.03.10032
 
Juan Nicasio, #12
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
5667.15.48065
 
News
Nicasio hurled three scoreless relief innings Monday against the Dodgers.

Since returning from the Dominican Republic and moving to the bullpen, Nicasio has put up back-to-back solid outings. The righty struggles with left-handed hitters and the former starter is likely better suited for relief work for the foreseeable future.

David Freese, #23
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
70.287357320
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 19, 2B - 2, 3B - 43
News
Freese went 2-for-5 with a solo home run -- his seventh of the season -- during Wednesday's 8-1 win at Seattle.

On a night when the top of the Pirates' lineup struggled (2-for-15), Freese delivered as the cleanup hitter. The 33-year-old is hitting .287/.361/.448 with seven homers and 32 RBI this season, however he's just 10-for-42 (.238) over the last 14 days.

Ryan Vogelsong, #14
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1121.23.74016
 
Injuries
Eye - Expected to be out until at least Jul 23 (Updated - 6/4/16)
News
Vogelsong (eye) threw a successful simulated game on Friday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

Vogelsong has been throwing bullpen sessions this past week and took another step forward Friday by completing a simulated game. The 38-year-old was hit in the face by a pitch on May 23 resulting in several fractures but has been working his way back to full health steadily since then. He figures to begin a rehab assignment in the coming weeks with a potential return to the majors following the All-Star Break.

Arquimedes Caminero, #37
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0228.03.86121
 
Jeff Locke, #49
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
7589.25.122846
 
Josh Harrison, #5
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
73.2803133512
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 72, OF - 1
News
Harrison is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Mariners.

Adam Frazier will make his first career start at the major league level with Harrison the bench against right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma. Harrison has been slumping throughout June (.198 average) and his line against right-handed pitching is down to .273/.298/.376. Tuesday's absence marks his second in five games.

Chris Stewart, #19
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
30.20510160
 
Position Breakdown
C - 27, 1B - 1
Gerrit Cole, #45
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
5468.12.772055
 
Injuries
Triceps - Expected to be out until at least Jul 7 (Updated - 6/29/16)
News
Cole (triceps) threw a simulated game Friday and felt good, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

Cole threw a successful 35-pitch bullpen session Tuesday and advanced to a simulated game Friday. The flamethrower has been sidelined since early June with a triceps strain and if he can continue progressing with no setbacks, a rehab assignment should be right around the corner with a possible return to the majors after the All-Star Break.

Matt Joyce, #17
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
67.292218261
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 29, DH - 3
Starling Marte, #6
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
73.3314363021
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 69
News
Marte went 3-for-4 with a walk, three runs scored and his 21st stolen base of the season during Wednesday's 8-1 win at Seattle.

Marte is hitting .331/.372/.493 with six home runs, 30 RBI and 21 steals this season, but he's walking at a three-percent clip, which would be the lowest of his young career. His walk Wednesday was just the ninth free pass he's taken this season.