Pittsburgh Pirates

Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Pirates.22965153.94
NL Central Division5th5th5th2nd
National League 13th14th14th6th
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G. Polanco
A. Hanson
J. Harrison
J. Osuna
P. Gosselin
S. Marte
A. McCutchen
G. Polanco
S. Marte
J. Osuna
A. McCutchen
J. Harrison
J. Jaso
J. Ho Kang
D. Freese
J. Harrison
J. Jaso
A. Hanson
G. Ngoepe
P. Gosselin
J. Mercer
A. Hanson
P. Gosselin
G. Ngoepe
J. Harrison
Rotation
1. G. Cole
2. J. Taillon
3. I. Nova
4. C. Kuhl
5. T. Glasnow
J. Harrison
A. Hanson
P. Gosselin
J. Mercer
G. Ngoepe
J. Bell
J. Jaso
D. Freese
J. Osuna

DL
A. Frazier
A. Bastardo
F. Cervelli
C. Stewart
  Bullpen
T. Watson (CL)
F. Rivero
D. Hudson
J. Nicasio
W. LeBlanc
T. Williams
J. Barbato
Last Updated: 04/27/2017
 
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Last Five Games

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Gift Ngoepe, #--
Year-to-date Stats
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News
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.

Jung Ho Kang, #27
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
103.2554521623
 
Injuries
Suspension - Expected to be out until at least Jul 1 (Updated - 4/18/17)
Adam Frazier, #26
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
66.301212114
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 5, SS - 1, 3B - 1, OF - 7, DH - 1
Injuries
Hamstring - Expected to be out until at least May 3 (Updated - 4/24/17)
News
Frazier was placed on the 10-day disabled list Monday with a hamstring strain.

Frazier was hitting .306 with a home run and five RBI through 15 games this season. Pitching prospect Dovydas Neverauskas has been promoted from Triple-A to fill his roster spot. It's unclear how long Frazier will be sidelined with the injury, though more should be known once the Pirates update his status. For the time being, Jose Osuna should see most of the reps in right field, but an outside move could be in the making if Frazier needs to miss extended time.

Trevor Williams, #57
Year-to-date Stats
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1112.27.82011
 
Chad Kuhl, #39
Year-to-date Stats
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5470.24.202053
 
News
Kuhl (1-2) was rocked for nine runs on eight hits and four walks in just 1.2 innings during Monday's loss to the Cubs. He recorded one strikeout.

Kuhl retired the first two batters he faced in the first inning but then walked a pair before allowing an RBI single to Addison Russell and a three-run homer to Jason Heyward. He saw the visitors plate five more runs in the second as seven men reached base before his removal with two outs. Though he faced a tough opponent in this one, this miserable outing came out of nowhere for Kuhl, who had delivered quality starts in each of his last two outings to lower his ERA to 2.60. He amazingly saw that figure balloon over four full runs after this appearance and will look to bounce back Sunday against the Marlins.

Jameson Taillon, #50
Year-to-date Stats
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54104.03.381785
 
Gregory Polanco, #25
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
144.25879228617
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 15, DH - 1
News
Polanco went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI during Sunday's win over the Yankees.

The outfielder entered the game with an 0-for-14 stretch at the dish, and the slump-busting showing only improved his slash line to a disappointing .236/.311/.309. Polanco owns all the physical tools to be a go-to fantasy asset, but he's been plagued by injuries and inconsistency to this point in his career. Being locked into the cleanup spot will help his RBI opportunities, and this could prove to be a buy-low spot for Polanco. There is no questioning his talent and upside.

Antonio Bastardo, #59
Year-to-date Stats
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3067.24.52074
 
Injuries
Quadriceps - Expected to be out until at least May 5 (Updated - 4/25/17)
News
Bastardo was placed on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday with a left quad strain, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

Bastardo was off to a brutal start to the season, allowing an earned run in each of his first six appearances (6.2 innings) to bring his ERA up to 16.20 for the season. Johnny Barbato was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis to replace Bastardo on the roster in a corresponding move, and will likely head to the bullpen in his place. A firmer timetable for his return should be available in the coming days. Given his early struggles, it remains unclear if Bastardo will resume his place in the bullpen upon activation.

John Jaso, #28
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
132.268458420
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 10, OF - 5
Tyler Glasnow, #51
Year-to-date Stats
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0223.14.241324
 
Alen Hanson, #37
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
27.2265012
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 3, SS - 1
Andrew McCutchen, #22
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
153.2568124796
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 20
Tony Watson, #44
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2567.23.061558
 
News
Watson allowed a hit and a walk while striking out a batter during a scoreless ninth inning to record his sixth save of the season Sunday against the Yankees.

While a few more strikeouts would be nice (5.6 K/9), Watson sports a 1.13 ERA and is second in the National League in saves. There are some underlying concerns, though. Watson's 1.63 WHIP and 6.27 FIP suggest the lefty has likely been a little fortunate to start the campaign. Still, he's probably tightened his grip on the closing gig by converting all six of his save opportunities.

Ivan Nova, #46
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
128162.04.1728127
 
News
Nova (2-2) allowed a single run on just four hits and a walk while striking out seven batters over seven innings during Sunday's win over the Yankees.

After striking out just eight batters over 20 innings through his first three starts, Nova's seven punchouts standout Sunday. Perhaps, he was particularly motivated to face his former club, but showcasing that upside warrants attention because he's pitched well since joining the Pirates. Nova sports a 2.00 ERA and 0.95 WHIP that's supported by a solid 2.96 FIP this year, and he'll look to continue his strong start to the season against Miami next weekend.

Josh Bell, #55
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
45.273183190
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 16
News
Bell went 1-for-3 against the Cubs on Monday and has at least one hit in each of his last seven starts.

He started slowly but is batting .333 in his last 24 at-bats. The switch-hitter has also belted a pair of homers while hitting righty over his hot stretch. There remains a possibility Pittsburgh moves him back to his natural position in the outfield from first base, but his hot bat will likely remain in the lineup, regardless of where he plays.

Wade LeBlanc, #38
Year-to-date Stats
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4062.03.77251
 
Daniel Hudson, #41
Year-to-date Stats
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3260.15.22558
 
Jordy Mercer, #10
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
149.2566611591
 
Position Breakdown
SS - 20
Francisco Cervelli, #29
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
101.264421336
 
Position Breakdown
C - 18
News
Cervelli went 0-for-4 Monday and is batting .182 in his last 47 plate appearances.

He made two errors Monday and was hit on the left wrist by the follow-through of Addison Russell's bat, though he stayed in the game. Cervelli is making hard contact at a career-high rate (42 percent) but his .208 BABIP is near a career low. The team removed him early from Saturday's game without explanation, so it might be wise to keep close tabs on the catcher's status.

Jose Osuna
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News
Osuna went 3-for-4 with a double Monday against the Cubs.

He's shown a good bat since his recall from Triple-A, hitting .286 with three extra-base hits in 14 at-bats. Osuna is a liability in the outfield. His best chance at extended action is if the team moves Josh Bell from first base to the outfield, allowing Osuna to settle in at first. That's a long ways off right now, though. Most likely, the rookie will continue seeing inconsistent time in the outfield.

Johnny Barbato, #26
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1213.07.62015
 
News
Barbato was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

The 24-year-old was claimed off waivers from the Yankees on April 17, and with Antonio Bastardo (quadriceps) landing on the disabled list, Barbato will head to the majors with his new organization. He'll look to carry his two scoreless innings with Triple-A Indianapolis into his new role as a middle reliever for Pittsburgh.

Felipe Rivero, #73
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1677.04.09192
 
Phil Gosselin, #15
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
122.277262133
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 1, 2B - 6
News
Gosselin made his fourth start at second base Sunday, going 1-for-2 against the Yankees.

He has two hits in 15 at-bats and has yet to play a complete game. Gosselin made some poor fielding decisions in the season's first series in Boston and has mostly ridden the bench since. He'll need to wait for injuries to strike before getting a chance at semi-regular playing time.

Juan Nicasio, #12
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107118.04.500138
 
David Freese, #23
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
141.2706313550
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 3, 3B - 16, DH - 1
Injuries
Hamstring - Expected to be out until at least Apr 28 (Updated - 4/26/17)
News
Freese (hamstring) is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Cubs.

He didn't play in Tuesday's game due to right hamstring soreness, an ailment that appears to have lingered for at least one more game. Josh Harrison slots in as the third baseman and Phil Gosselin gets the start at second base while Freese remains day-to-day.

Josh Harrison, #5
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
131.2835745919
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 14, 3B - 8, OF - 1
News
Harrison is playing third base and batting leadoff Tuesday against the Cubs.

With Adam Frazier (hamstring) on the DL, Harrison will slide up to the top of the order against right-hander Kyle Hendricks. He's 3-for-8 while batting leadoff this season, and given his success last year at the top of the order (.327 with 18 RBI and seven stolen bases in 162 at-bats), it seems he could be a primary option to lead off against right-handed pitchers while Frazier is sidelined.

Chris Stewart, #19
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
34.21410170
 
Position Breakdown
C - 5
Gerrit Cole, #45
Year-to-date Stats
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710116.03.883698
 
News
Cole (1-3) gave up just an unearned run on two hits over seven brilliant innings Tuesday, only to get stuck with a loss to the Cubs. He struck out eight without a walk.

Unfortunately for him and the Pirates, Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks combined with three relievers to pitch a shutout on the other end. Cole did his work with brutal efficiency, throwing just 78 pitches. The only blemish on his day came in the second inning, when Cole gave up a double to Addison Russell and then Alen Hanson's throwing error let him come around to score. Otherwise, he was nearly perfect against the extremely dangerous Cubs lineup, which just goes to show you the upside Cole brings to the table in fantasy. The 26-year-old got off to a bit of a slow start, but he went a long way toward normalizing his stats in this one.

Starling Marte, #6
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
129.3117194647
 
Injuries
Suspension - Suspended until Jul 18 (Updated - 4/18/17)