• My Scores
  • MLB
  • Golf
  • Tennis
Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Pirates.261455944.31
NL Central Division1st3rd5th4th
National League 5th6th12th10th
Mouse over player name for stats; Click for player info
 
S. Marte
M. Joyce
A. Frazier
J. Harrison
S. Rodriguez
A. McCutchen
S. Marte
A. Frazier
G. Polanco
M. Joyce
A. Frazier
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. G. Cole
3. J. Locke
4. J. Taillon
J. Harrison
A. Frazier
S. Rodriguez
J. Jaso
D. Freese
S. Rodriguez

DL
C. Stewart
T. Glasnow
R. Vogelsong
F. Cervelli
E. Fryer
  Bullpen
M. Melancon (CL)
T. Watson
N. Feliz
J. Hughes
J. Nicasio
J. Niese
A. Schugel
A. Caminero
Last Updated: 07/27/2016
 
player is injured   news about this player  
 
Last Five Games
7/26 vs. SEA
J. Jaso1B
G. PolancoRF
A. McCutchenCF
S. MarteLF
J. Ho Kang3B
F. CervelliC
A. Frazier2B
J. MercerSS
F. LirianoP
 
7/24 vs. PHI
J. Jaso1B
G. PolancoLF
D. Freese3B
S. MarteCF
M. JoyceRF
J. Harrison2B
E. DiazC
S. RodriguezSS
J. TaillonP
 
7/23 vs. PHI
J. Jaso1B
G. PolancoRF
A. McCutchenCF
S. MarteLF
D. Freese3B
F. CervelliC
J. Harrison2B
J. MercerSS
T. GlasnowP
 
7/22 vs. PHI
J. MercerSS
G. PolancoRF
A. McCutchenCF
S. MarteLF
J. Jaso1B
F. CervelliC
J. Ho Kang3B
J. Harrison2B
G. ColeP
 
7/21 vs. MIL
A. Frazier2B
G. PolancoLF
A. McCutchenCF
M. JoyceRF
D. Freese3B
J. Jaso1B
J. MercerSS
E. FryerC
F. LirianoP

Most Frequent Lineup
 AvgHRRBI
J. Jaso1B.265425
A. McCutchenCF.2441438
G. PolancoRF.2831253
S. MarteLF.316735
F. CervelliC.257023
J. Ho Kang3B.2401130
J. Harrison2B.267342
J. MercerSS.277635
 
Notes
  • 68 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. MercerSS
D. Freese1B
A. McCutchenCF
J. Ho Kang3B
S. MarteLF
J. Harrison2B
S. RodriguezRF
E. KratzC
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

 
 
 

Jung Ho Kang, #27
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
61.2412311312
 
Position Breakdown
3B - 52, DH - 1
News
The investigation into Kang's alleged sexual assault case continues and the Chicago police have given no indication as to when the incident might be resolved, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

The case is still being actively investigated, with witnesses being interviewed and additional witnesses being sought out. The woman allegedly assaulted did not cooperate with the police initially, but filed a complaint 10 days after the incident. No charges have been filed against Kang, but we'll have to wait until the investigation is complete for further guidance.

Jared Hughes, #48
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0134.03.18117
 
A.J. Schugel, #31
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2249.03.86143
 
News
Schugel was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis on Sunday.

Schugel will take the roster spot of Tyler Glasnow (shoulder), who was placed on the 15-day DL in a corresponding move. During an earlier stint with the team, Schugel posted a 3.94 ERA and 1.10 WHIP over 48 innings of relief. Look for the right-hander to serve in long relief once more, though he could be considered for a spot start now that the Pirates are down to four primary rotation options on the active roster.

Adam Frazier, #26
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
22.3727143
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 7, 3B - 1, OF - 9
News
Frazier will get the start at second base and hit seventh for the Pirates on Tuesday.

Frazier, who has played 21 games with the Pirates, is making the most of his opportunity, hitting .359..405/.590 in 39 at-bats. Frazier and the Pirates will host Felix Hernandez and the Mariners on Tuesday. If the 24-year-old can continue his success that has carried over from the minors, he could be a mainstay and get more starts for the Pirates as the season progresses.

Jameson Taillon, #50
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
2140.03.83531
 
News
Taillon is scheduled to start Saturday against the Brewers, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Taillon was initially slated to pitch Friday, but will now be taking the mound Saturday in Milwaukee. This will be the rookie's first outing against the Brewers, however, he's found success when pitching on the road, as he's 2-1 with a 2.50 ERA away from home.

Eric Fryer, #24
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
34.349120100
 
Position Breakdown
C - 31
News
Fryer was reinstated from the paternity list on Tuesday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

Fryer will return to his backup catcher role with the Pirates as Elias Diaz was optioned back to Triple-A Indianapolis. Over his past 10 games with the Pirates, Fryer is hitting .320 with five RBI in 25 at-bats. He will be available on Tuesday at the Pirates host the Mariners.

Gregory Polanco, #25
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
89.29155135410
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 81, DH - 4
News
Polanco is not in the starting lineup on Wednesday for the Pirates.

Polanco had a big night on Tuesday, collecting four hits in five at-bats, including a solo home run and a stolen base. Polanco will give way to Sean Rodriguez in right field on Wednesday as the Pirates host the Mariners. Polanco should be back in the lineup on Friday when the Pirates head to Miller Park to face Junior Guerra and the Brewers.

John Jaso, #28
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
85.262304250
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 78, OF - 1
News
Jaso is not in the starting lineup on Wednesday for the Pirates.

After a really good April and May, Jaso has struggled the last two months for the Pirates. In July, Jaso is hitting .222/.276/.278 with just three extra-base hits in 54 at-bats. Jaso will give way to David Freese at first base when the Pirates host the Mariners on Wednesday. If Jaso continues to struggle at the plate, don't be surprised if Jaso starts to see his playing time diminish.

Tyler Glasnow, #51
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
018.15.4057
 
Injuries
Shoulder - Expected to be out until at least Aug 8 (Updated - 7/24/16)
News
The Pirates are hopeful that Glasnow (shoulder) will be able to come off the DL as soon as he is eligible, Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh-Tribune reports.

Glasnow went on the 15-day disabled list on July 24, making him eligible to return August 8. This is good news for Glasnow, who did not need an MRI on his shoulder. The hope is that Glasnow will resume baseball activities in the coming days.

Andrew McCutchen, #22
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
93.2415414383
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 93
News
McCutchen went 3-for-5 with a homer, a double, and four RBI in the Pirates' blowout win over the Mariners.

McCutchen lead the offense while starter Gerrit Cole threw a dominating three-hit complete game. McCutchen entered the game mired in a 4-for-26 slump, which he broke out of with authority. Despite hitting just .241/.314/.405 entering Wednesday's contest, the Pirates have kept faith in their star centerfielder, continuing to bat him third in the order. Fantasy owners should keep faith as well, and hope Wednesday's performance is a sign of better days ahead for McCutchen.

Tony Watson, #44
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1344.02.66039
 
Francisco Liriano, #47
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
610108.25.3866109
 
News
Liriano (6-10) lasted just 3.1 innings in a home start Tuesday, allowing seven earned runs on eight hits and four walks while receiving the loss. He struck out three.

It has been a disappointing 2016 season for Liriano, whose ERA rose to 5.38 in the loss. The veteran left-hander has averaged a strikeout per inning, but leads the league with a whopping 66 walks allowed. He threw just 38 strikes on Tuesday, his lowest number of any start since September of 2015. Liriano will want to pitch better moving forward, or he may be at risk of losing his starting spot with Tyler Glasnow and Ryan Vogelsong potentially returning from the DL in the coming weeks.

Jordy Mercer, #10
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
96.277406351
 
Position Breakdown
SS - 95
News
Mercer went 3-for-5 with a double, an RBI, and three runs scored in the Pirates' 10-1 win over the Mariners on Wednesday.

Mercer did exactly what a leadoff man should do Wednesday, getting on base and scoring three times over the course of the night. He raised his batting average to .282 with the three-hit game, and the runs brought his total to 43 on the season. He's spent most of the year batting towards the bottom of the order, but should have significant run-scoring potential if he continues to bat atop the Pirates' order.

Francisco Cervelli, #29
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
54.262200234
 
Position Breakdown
C - 51, 1B - 2, DH - 1
News
Cervelli is out of the lineup Sunday against the Phillies.

With Cervelli out of the lineup, Elias Diaz will start at catcher and hit seventh for Pittsburgh. Cervelli has played in four games since coming off his hand injury on July 19. With the Pirates having Monday off, Cervelli will likely return to his spot behind the plate on Tuesday against the Mariners.

Jonathon Niese, #18
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
86110.04.91076
 
Mark Melancon, #35
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1141.21.513038
 
News
Melancon pitched a perfect ninth inning to notch his 30th save of the season Sunday.

Melancon was protecting a one-run lead, and he shut the door on the Phillies without a bit of drama. He's now converted 30 of 33 save opportunities, and he has a 1.51 ERA to go along with a 0.96 WHIP on the year.

Sean Rodriguez, #3
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
88.2533210322
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 39, 2B - 17, SS - 16, 3B - 6, OF - 23
News
Rodriguez is starting in right field and hitting seventh for the Pirates on Wednesday.

Rodriguez, who is hitting .286/.412/.554 with three home runs in 56 at-bats against left-handed pitching this season, will face off against Mariners starter James Paxton on Wednesday. Rodriguez will start in place of Gregory Polanco.

Neftali Feliz, #30
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
4039.12.97145
 
Juan Nicasio, #12
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
8681.25.07087
 
David Freese, #23
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
87.2794210420
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 30, 2B - 2, 3B - 54
News
Freese could start Wednesday against starter James Paxton, against whom he's batting .294 (5-for-17) with a double and two home runs.

He only has five hits in his last 36 at-bats but is still slashing .279/.358/.449 in 158 at-bats. Freese will become a free agent following the season, so there's a small chance he could be on the move if the Pirates become sellers at the trade deadline.

Ryan Vogelsong, #14
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1121.23.74016
 
Injuries
Neck - Expected to be out until at least Aug 2 (Updated - 7/26/16)
News
Vogelsong (neck) will make a rehab start for Triple-A Indianapolis on Wednesday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

The plan is for Vogelsong to pitch seven innings or throw 90-95 pitches, whichever comes first. By the looks of it, the Pirates plan to slot Vogelsong into the rotation when he is activated from the disabled list. Vogelsong has pitched in 12 games for the Pirates this season, starting just two of them.

Arquimedes Caminero, #37
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1239.13.20131
 
Jeff Locke, #49
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
86106.05.433760
 
Josh Harrison, #5
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
93.2663734214
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 90, OF - 1
News
Harrison is not in the starting lineup as the Pirates take on the Mariners on Tuesday,

Harrison will take a seat as Adam Frazier will get the start at second base. Over his past 10 games, Harrison has struggled, hitting just .167 with seven strikeouts in 31 at-bats. Look for Harrison to be back in the lineup on Wednesday as the Pirates host left-hander James Paxton and the Mariners.

Chris Stewart, #19
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
31.19810170
 
Position Breakdown
C - 28, 1B - 1
Injuries
Knee - Expected to be out until at least Jul 31 (Updated - 7/24/16)
News
Stewart (knee) ran the bases on Wednesday and will increase his baseball activities this weekend, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

There is still no timetable on the return of Stewart to Pittsburgh. In his absence, Eric Fryer has been serving as the backup catcher for the Pirates. With Fryer playing well, it's unclear whether Stewart will reclaim his spot in Pittsburgh upon his return from the disabled list.

Gerrit Cole, #45
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
5678.12.992367
 
News
Cole (6-6) dazzled Wednesday against the Mariners, tossing a complete game in which he allowed just one run on three hits and no walks while striking out six.

Cole was quite efficient on Wednesday, needing just 93 pitches to retire 27 Mariners as the Pirates cruised to a 10-1 blowout win. The complete game was Cole's first of his four-year career and came at a much-needed time for fantasy owners. Cole had lost his previous two starts since returning from a month-long DL stint in late June and early July. Cole now has a 2.78 ERA and a solid 73:23 K:BB ratio on the season. He'll look to keep things going next week in Atlanta.

Matt Joyce, #17
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
86.2833010331
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 36, DH - 4
News
Joyce went 2-for-2 with a two-run homer, a walk and two runs Sunday against the Phillies.

Joyce left the yard for the 10th time this year to tie the game at four in the sixth inning of a Pirates' win. He now has two homers in his last four games, and he's slashing .285/.415/.563 in 146 at-bats on the year.

Starling Marte, #6
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
92.3155573635
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 88
News
Marte went 3-for-8 with a double and a stolen base over the weekend since returning from the effects of a migraine headache Friday.

Although Marte drove a double to right-center Sunday, he's totaled only seven extra-base hits in his last 118 plate appearances. Fortunately for fantasy owners, the outfielder is running at nearly every opportunity -- he's already swiped 13 bases in July, his highest monthly total ever. Marte ranks second overall with 34 stolen bases.