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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
S. Rodriguez
A. Frazier
J. Jaso
D. Freese
S. Rodriguez

DL
C. Stewart
R. Vogelsong
F. Cervelli
E. Fryer
  Bullpen
M. Melancon (CL)
T. Watson
N. Feliz
J. Hughes
A. Schugel
J. Nicasio
J. Niese
A. Caminero
Last Updated: 07/22/2016
 
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Last Five Games
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
 
7/20 vs. MIL
G. PolancoRF
S. MarteLF
A. McCutchenCF
D. Freese1B
F. CervelliC
J. Ho Kang3B
J. Harrison2B
J. MercerSS
J. LockeP
 
7/19 vs. MIL
J. Jaso1B
G. PolancoRF
A. McCutchenCF
S. MarteLF
D. Freese3B
F. CervelliC
J. Harrison2B
J. MercerSS
J. TaillonP
 
7/17 vs. WAS
J. Jaso1B
A. Frazier2B
A. McCutchenCF
S. MarteLF
D. Freese3B
M. JoyceRF
J. MercerSS
E. KratzC
C. KuhlP

Most Frequent Lineup
 AvgHRRBI
J. Jaso1B.266425
A. McCutchenCF.2451438
G. PolancoRF.2861251
S. MarteLF.313734
F. CervelliC.254022
J. Ho Kang3B.2421130
J. Harrison2B.269342
J. MercerSS.281634
 
Notes
  • 66 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
58.2382311302
 
Position Breakdown
3B - 49, DH - 1
News
Kang is not in the lineup for Saturday's matchup with Philadelphia.

Kang will sit for the third game in the Pirates' last six as David Freese takes over at third and bats fifth. Kang has not collected a multi-hit game since June 19 and is slashing .145/.243/.274 during that time.

Jared Hughes, #48
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0132.23.03117
 
A.J. Schugel, #31
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2248.03.94141
 
News
Schugel was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Saturday, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Stephen Nesbitt reports.

This move corresponds with Tyler Glasnow getting recalled to start Saturday's game against the Phillies. Schugel posted a 3.94 ERA and 41 strikeouts in 48 innings, working in something of a long-relief role. He will serve as organizational bullpen depth over the rest of the season.

Adam Frazier, #26
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
19.3516033
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 5, 3B - 1, OF - 9
Jameson Taillon, #50
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
2134.03.44524
 
Injuries
Head - Probable for Jul 24 (Updated - 7/20/16)
News
Taillon reported no symptoms or soreness Wednesday after getting hit in the head by a comebacker during his start against the Brewers on Tuesday night, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

For now, Taillon is still being monitored under the concussion protocol, but all signs point to him being available for his next scheduled start assuming that nothing surfaces in the coming days.

Eric Fryer, #24
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
34.349120100
 
Position Breakdown
C - 31
Injuries
Paternity List - Expected to be out until at least Aug 3 (Updated - 7/23/16)
News
Fryer was placed on the paternity list Saturday, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Stephen Nesbitt reports.

Fryer's wife just had twins, so he will leave the team to be with his family. He will be eligible to return in a few days. Elias Diaz was recalled from Triple-A to serve as the backup catcher in the short term.

Gregory Polanco, #25
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
86.2835312519
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 78, DH - 4
News
Polanco will lead off Wednesday for the Pirates for the first time this season.

Polanco, who has spent most of the season hitting second, third or sixth, will lead off for the first time this season as the Pirates take on Chase Anderson and the Brewers. Polanco has three hits in eight career at-bats with a home run against Anderson.

John Jaso, #28
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
82.271294250
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 75, OF - 1
News
Jaso collected two of Pittsburgh's three hits Friday, narrowly missing a home run against Philadelphia.

The Bucs moved him out of the leadoff spot because his on-base clip has dropped to .329 since early May. With doubles in consecutive games, Jaso has collected one more extra-base hit than he totaled in his previous 49 plate appearances. He's 2-for-3 off Saturday starter Aaron Nola.

Andrew McCutchen, #22
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
91.2445214383
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 91
News
McCutchen reached base three times Thursday, going 2-for-3 with a walk.

Typically this doesn't represent much news for a career .293 hitter, but Cutch has put up 0-for-5 and 0-for-8 efforts in two of his last three games. The free pass was just McCutchen's second in ten games -- his 8.7 percent walk rate is well below his career average of 11.8 percent. He compiled a 14.3 percent rate just one season ago.

Tony Watson, #44
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1342.02.79036
 
Francisco Liriano, #47
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
69105.14.9662106
 
News
Liriano, who leads the major leagues with 62 walks in 105.1 innings, walked no one Thursday against the Brewers.

He threw 67 of 103 pitches for strikes, issuing zero free passes for just the second time in 19 starts. Liriano struck out 13 batters, using a fastball which averaged 93.9 mph -- better than his season's average velocity of 92.4 mph. On a night where his impressive strikeout total made headlines, Liriano's control -- and just a 23.5 percent contact rate -- led him to his second win since May 24.

Jordy Mercer, #10
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
93.277396341
 
Position Breakdown
SS - 92
News
Mercer hit leadoff Friday against a right-handed pitcher for the first time in his career, going 0-for-4, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Manager Clint Hurdle explained that he wanted to move John Jaso out of the top spot. "I'm trying to leave John in a different scenario, and I'm looking for a different guy to plug in (at leadoff)," Hurdle said. "I was much more drawn to Mercer than anybody else." Mercer, who saw his six-game hitting streak end Friday, carries a .345 OBP versus righties and a .398 OPS mark against southpaws.

Francisco Cervelli, #29
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
52.250200224
 
Position Breakdown
C - 49, 1B - 2, DH - 1
News
Cervelli is out of the lineup for Thursday's tilt with Milwaukee, Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Cervelli -- just three days returned from a broken hand injury -- will get a rest day as Eric Fryer makes the start behind the dish and bats eighth. Cervelli is 1-for-6 with a run and RBI in two games since his return.

Jonathon Niese, #18
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
86109.04.95075
 
Mark Melancon, #35
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1139.21.592836
 
News
Melancon notched his 29th save with a scoreless ninth inning in Saturday's 7-4 victory over the Phillies. He struck out two.

The veteran closer has bounced back nicely from a pair of consecutive blown saves earlier in July, now having converted back-to-back save opportunities on the strength of two scoreless outings. Melancon is having a solid July despite the earlier hiccups, converting five of seven save chances and also recording a victory.

Sean Rodriguez, #3
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
85.2513210312
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 38, 2B - 16, SS - 15, 3B - 6, OF - 22
Neftali Feliz, #30
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
3037.03.16143
 
Juan Nicasio, #12
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
7679.25.08084
 
News
Nicasio (8-6) gave up an earned run on three hits over two innings in Saturday's 7-4 victory over the Phillies. He struck out three.

With rookie Tyler Glasnow forced from the game after three-plus innings with shoulder discomfort, Nicasio came in to eat up some innings and ended up being credited with the victory. The former starter was sharp, throwing 28 of 38 pitches for strikes and notching first-pitch strikes on six of nine hitters. The 29-year-old has been solid in relief since his move to the bullpen in late June, already tallying three victories and two holds over that span.

David Freese, #23
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
84.2854210400
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 27, 2B - 2, 3B - 52
News
Freese is not in Friday's lineup against Philadelphia.

Freese has started the past four games for the Pirates, but will be getting the day off Friday. John Jaso will get the start at first while Jung Ho Kang mans the hot corner as the team faces Zach Eflin and the Phillies.

Ryan Vogelsong, #14
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1121.23.74016
 
Injuries
Neck - Expected to be out until at least Jul 25 (Updated - 7/23/16)
News
Vogelsong (neck) will play catch today after being pulled from Wednesday's rehab outing due to neck soreness, Stephen J. Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Vogelsong left Wednesday's Triple-A rehab outing after four innings because of neck soreness, completely unrelated to the eye injury that's kept him out of action since May. He was expected to come off the DL Saturday but because of his neck issue, he'll be sidelined a few more days as he works out the kinks. If all goes well when he plays catch, he'll likely not require another rehab outing and could be activated early next week.

Arquimedes Caminero, #37
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1238.13.29130
 
Jeff Locke, #49
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
86104.05.543758
 
News
Locke (8-6) gave up five runs on seven hits and five walks over just three innings in Wednesday's loss to the Brewers.

The lefty's had a simply awful season, as he hasn't had an ERA better than 4.68 since his second start of the year. He turns in a head-turning gem once in a while, but has a tendency to get lit up entirely too often and remains at risk of imminent displacement from the rotation by top prospect Tyler Glasnow.

Josh Harrison, #5
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
90.2703634214
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 88, OF - 1
News
Harrison is not in the starting lineup Thursday against Milwaukee, Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Harrison will get his first maintenance day since the end of the All-Star break as Adam Frazier makes the start at second and bats leadoff. Harrison has collected hits in each of his last four games (4-for-16), three of those going for extra bases.

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 24 (Updated - 7/22/16)
Gerrit Cole, #45
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
5678.12.992367
 
News
Cole (5-6) gave up an earned run on six hits and a walk over six innings in Friday's 4-0 loss to the Phillies. He struck out seven.

He looked considerably better than in his first start off the DL last Saturday versus the Nationals, notching first-pitch strikes on 18 of the 26 hitters he faced and inducing 14 swinging strikes overall. Cole also stayed away from the long ball once again, marking his sixth consecutive appearance without surrendering a round-tripper. The 25-year-old will look for some run support, and his first victory since May 20, when he takes on the Brewers on Friday.

Matt Joyce, #17
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
83.275279311
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 35, DH - 4
News
Joyce went 1-for-3 with a homer, a walk and four RBI in Thursday's 5-3 win over the Brewers.

He got the Pirates off to a fast start, coming up as the fourth hitter in the first inning and socking a three-run homer. Joyce later added another RBI on a fielder's choice. It's been tough times for the veteran outfielder lately -- he hadn't collected a hit since July 7 and hadn't homered since June 24. Still, he's carrying an OPS over .900, so it's hard to complain about what Joyce has been able to do in a part-time role for the Pirates.

Starling Marte, #6
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
89.3115173433
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 85
News
Marte (illness) is back in the lineup for Friday's game against the Phillies.

Marte was a late scratch to Thursday's contest against the Brewers, but did come in later in the game as a defensive replacement and went 0-for-1 with a groundout. The outfielder will be in left field and batting cleanup Friday.