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Pirates Release Francisco Cervelli

The Pittsburgh Pirates released catcher Francisco Cervelli (concussion) on Wednesday. The 33-year-old was on a minor league rehab assignment but had been out since late May and was hitting just .193/.279/.248 with a homer and five RBI in 109 at-bats this season. Cervelli had a career-high 12 homers -- his first time ever with double-digit... Read More

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MLB DFS Top Value Plays for Thursday August 22nd, 2019 (Premium Content)

All other Premium Tools can be accessed on the premium dashboard. Below you will find our Premium DFS value plays for August 22nd, 2019. These picks will target low-priced players in the main slate. These are daily outlier value plays or lesser thought of guys. They normally lay outside of the main pool of players that... Read More

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MLB DFS Top Tournament Stacks and Avoids for August 22nd, 2019 (Premium Content)

All other Premium Tools can be accessed on the premium dashboard. We will be releasing our Premium MLB DFS picks every single day of the week for the entire MLB and fantasy baseball season and postseason, a few hours before games begin that day.   Top Avoids of the Day for 8/22/19  Max Scherzer vs Pittsburgh... Read More

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Daily Slivers of the Fantasy Soapbox - Yesterday's Recap

Welcome to the Thursday, August 22nd edition of Daily Slivers of the Fantasy Soapbox. Discussing baseball is as fun as the game itself. It has a way of bringing people together to share different opinions about the sport we all love. A similar action can be done with fantasy baseball where we not only discuss... Read More

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Melky Cabrera Gets Day Off Wednesday

Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Melky Cabrera (rest) is out of the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Washington Nationals. Cabrera will get a routine day off here to rest. Pablo Reyes will take over right field and bat sixth versus lefty Patrick Corbin. Reyes has been awful with the bat, so he's not a trustworthy... Read More

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Clay Holmes On IL With Quad Injury

Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Clay Holmes has been placed on the 10-day injured list with discomfort in his left quadriceps. Holmes has only appeared in two games since coming off the IL earlier this month with a triceps injury, going 5 2/3 innings and giving up one earned run on two hits and seven walks.... Read More

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Chris Archer Lands On Injured List

The Pittsburgh Pirates placed starting pitcher Chris Archer (shoulder) on the 10-day injured list on Wednesday with right shoulder inflammation. Pitcher Dario Agrazal was called up from Triple-A Indianapolis in a corresponding move. Archer was pulled from his start on Tuesday and has endured a rough first year in Pittsburgh, going 3-9 with a 5.19... Read More

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Colin Moran Not Starting Wednesday

Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Colin Moran is not in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Washington Nationals. The 26-year-old went 2-for-3 with a walk in Tuesday's game but is getting a day off against lefty Patrick Corbin. Jose Osuna will take over his spot at third after playing Tuesday's game in left field.... Read More

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DraftKings Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (8/21/19): MLB DFS Lineups

Welcome to Wednesday baseball on DraftKings. It's a historic day, as we see the Houston Astros as -510 favorites against the Detroit Tigers. Justin Verlander is on the mound and he has to be one of the safest plays of the season. With that said, there are plenty of other options to look at and... Read More

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Daily Slivers of the Fantasy Soapbox - Yesterday's Recap

Welcome to the Wednesday, August 21st edition of Daily Slivers of the Fantasy Soapbox. Discussing baseball is as fun as the game itself. It has a way of bringing people together to share different opinions about the sport we all love. A similar action can be done with fantasy baseball where we not only discuss... Read More

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Chris Archer Injures Shoulder Tuesday

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Chris Archer (shoulder) left his start after just one inning on Tuesday against the Nationals with right shoulder discomfort. It's just more bad news for Archer after a disappointing season that has seen him post a career-high 5.19 ERA, and his walk rate is up from 7.7 percent in 2018 to... Read More

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MLB DFS Prop Picks for 8/20/19 - Monkey Knife Fight

There are many factors to take into account when making your Monkey Knife Fight prop picks but a few of the basics are whether the game is at home or on the road. For pitchers, knowing the appropriate strikeout rates for the opposing lineup helps and, for hitters, knowing the relevant splits for the opposing... Read More

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MLB DFS Top Tournament Stacks and Avoids for August 20th, 2019 (Premium Content)

All other Premium Tools can be accessed on the premium dashboard. We will be releasing our Premium MLB DFS picks every single day of the week for the entire MLB and fantasy baseball season and postseason, a few hours before games begin that day.   Top Avoids of the Day for 8/20/19  Spencer Turnbull vs Houston... Read More

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MLB DFS Prop Picks for 8/19/19 - Monkey Knife Fight

During a long Major League Baseball season there are always chances for players to emerge. Guys with no expectations, maybe playing in the minors, to start the season and suddenly they are in significant roles in mid-August. That touches on a number of players in action tonight, including starting pitchers like John Means, Joe Ross,... Read More

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Daily Slivers of the Fantasy Soapbox - Yesterday's Recap

Welcome to the Monday, August 19th edition of Daily Slivers of the Fantasy Soapbox. Discussing baseball is as fun as the game itself. It has a way of bringing people together to share different opinions about the sport we all love. A similar action can be done with fantasy baseball where we not only discuss... Read More

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Kevin Newman (2B/SS, PIT) - Week 21 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 18% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Pittsburgh Pirates middle infielder Kevin Newman has had a quietly steady first full season in the majors. He's been a regular starter for the team since early May and has been slotting in as a leadoff hitter multiple times per week. While he doesn't... Read More

4 months ago

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (8/18/19): MLB DFS Lineups

Welcome to Sunday Baseball! We have nine games on the main slate with plenty of options one the mound and at the plate. The season is winding down and every game seems to mean just a bit more now. We'll have to decide what teams really need to win and what teams are fine with... Read More

4 months ago

H2H Category Streamers - Week 21 Waiver Wire

There are plenty of strategies that fantasy managers explore in hopes of getting an advantage over their opponent. Heavy lineup, heavy starting pitchers, no catcher, all (or mostly) reliever staff, no reliever staff, etc. Even if you play a balanced lineup, injuries can cause holes. A few weeks without a key player won’t kill a... Read More

4 months ago

Head-to-Head Hitter Streamers and Starts Week 21

Welcome to the hitting streamers column for the week of 8/19 through 8/25. Whether you're looking to maximize the number of games played, exploit favorable matchups, or fill in for injured players, streaming hitters can be a fruitful strategy for those willing to put in a little work every week. Keep in mind that this... Read More

4 months ago

Pirates Waste Brilliant Performance By Steven Brault

Pittsburgh Pirate Steven Brault hurled a gem against the Cubs on Saturday, allowing only two hits over seven innings, while striking out eight. Unfortunately, one of the hits was a home run by Kris Bryant and Brault was saddled with the loss, with the Pirates ultimately losing 2-0. Brault is still a matchup dependant streamer... Read More

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Kevin Newman is at Second on Saturday

Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Kevin Newman is in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Chicago Cubs. Newman will bat leadoff and play second base versus lefty Jon Lester. Adam Frazier is normally at second base, but gets the day off against the left-handed starter. Newman has been average with the bat, but doesn't have... Read More

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DraftKings Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (8/17/19): MLB DFS Lineups

Saturday sees another split slate with six games in the afternoon and nine in the evening. The evening slate is the featured one and that is where our attentions lie. The Red Sox are the favorites on this slate in a big way but Eduardo Rodriguez has a tendency to struggle negating his value. The... Read More

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Daily Slivers of the Fantasy Soapbox - Yesterday's Recap

Welcome to the Saturday, August 17th edition of Daily Slivers of the Fantasy Soapbox. Discussing baseball is as fun as the game itself. It has a way of bringing people together to share different opinions about the sport we all love. A similar action can be done with fantasy baseball where we not only discuss... Read More

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MLB Betting Expert Picks (8/17/19): Moneylines, Totals

Welcome to the Saturday, Aug. 17th edition of RotoBaller's MLB Betting Picks. I will be serving up some of my top options on today's 15 game slate. Last Tuesday's Picks: 2-1 (66.7%) +65 Year-to-Date: 35-23 (60.3%) +987 In this article, we will dive into the numbers and pick out my top recommended betting picks for... Read More

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FanDuel MLB DFS Lineup Picks (8/17/19): Daily Fantasy Baseball Advice

It’s been a fun week of baseball so far and now we’re getting down to the wire. What’s interesting about this Saturday slate is that we have games spread all throughout the day. That’s while I’ll offer plays throughout the day to cater to whatever slate you prefer. With that in mind, we’re going to... Read More

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DraftKings Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (8/16/19): MLB DFS Lineups

Welcome to Friday baseball on DraftKings. We have a full 15-game slate on our hands with plenty to dive into. At pitcher, there isn't much to love, but we'll have to find a couple guys that can make it enough to at least work. The real fun comes with the bats, where we may see... Read More

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Jameson Taillon Has Another Tommy John Surgery

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Jameson Taillon (elbow) will miss the rest of this season and all of 2020 after undergoing a second Tommy John procedure on Tuesday. The right-hander also underwent right flexor tendon surgery. Injuries have been consistent in his young career, and Taillon will be 29 years old when he's ready to return... Read More

4 months ago

Bryan Reynolds Continues Quietly Great Rookie Season

Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Bryan Reynolds went 3-for-4 with two walks and a solo home run during Tuesday's 10-7 win over the Los Angeles Angels. He continues a fantastic rookie campaign that has seen him hit 13 home runs with a .338 average. If it were another season, Reynolds would be getting a push for National... Read More

4 months ago

Power Hitting Risers & Fallers for Week 20 - Buy or Sell?

Since the past few weeks, through players like Trey Mancini, have demonstrated that a player's track record is more important than their Statcast numbers during a hot or cold spell, it's time to reorient a little towards season numbers. Each player's entry starts with a line of their key numbers over the course of the... Read More

4 months ago

Top 30 Impact Prospects for Redraft Leagues (Week 20)

The Top 30 list keeps getting more and more challenging as the window for prospects to impact the 2019 fantasy season gets smaller and smaller. But there are still a healthy number of names to dream on as the minor league season also winds down towards a conclusion at the start of September. A few... Read More

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