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JT Brubaker allowed five runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out three over five innings in Sunday's 8-6 loss to the Indians. He did not factor into the decision.

Fantasy Impact: Brubaker yielded five runs in the season finale, but did not factor into the decision. He threw a total of 89 pitches, landing 51 for strikes. Brubaker will compete for a spot in the Pirates rotation in 2021 after finishing the regular season with a 4.94 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 48 strikeouts across 47 1/3 innings.

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Jose Osuna went 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and additional run scored in Sunday's 8-6 loss to the Indians.

Fantasy Impact: Osuna belted a solo shot off Cam Hill in the fifth inning for his fourth long ball of the season. He homered in back-to-back contests. Osuna will compete for a starting role with the Pirates next season after slashing .205/.244/.397 with 11 RBI and six runs over 82 plate appearances in 2020.

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Ke'Bryan Hayes went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's 8-6 loss to the Indians.

Fantasy Impact: Hayes took Cal Quantrill deep in third inning for his fifth long ball of the season. He ended the season on a high note, hitting .519 (14-for-27) with two home runs and three RBI in his last seven games. Hayes slashed .376/.442/.682 with five home runs, 17 runs scored and one stolen base over 85 at-bats in 2020. The 23-year-old was on fire in September and expects to be solid fantasy 3B option in 2021.

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Joe Musgrove (1-5) allowed three hits and one walk while striking out 10 over seven scoreless innings in Saturday's 8-0 win over the Indians. He picked up his first victory of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Musgrove finally picked up his first win of the season by dominating Cleveland in Saturday's start. He ended the year on a high note, striking out 21 hitters over 13 scoreless innings. Musgrove finishes the 2020 campaign with a 3.86 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 55:16 K:BB over 39 2/3 innings in 2020. The 27-year-old will be a key part of the Pirates rotation in 2021.

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Colin Moran went 2-for-5 with a three-run homer and an RBI single in Saturday's 8-0 win over the Indians.

Fantasy Impact: Moran laced an RBI single in the first inning and belted a three-run shot in the fourth frame to give the Pirates a 8-0 lead. He is finishing the season on a high note, recording multi-hit efforts in three of his past four contests. Moran is slashing .254/.333/.486 with 10 home runs, 23 RBI and 28 runs scored over 195 plate appearances.

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Bryan Reynolds went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Saturday's 8-0 win over Cleveland.

Fantasy Impact: Reynolds blasted his seventh homer of the year off Aaron Civale in the third inning to give the Pirates a 5-0 lead. He has now homered in two of the past three games. Reynolds has had a disappointing 2020 camping thus far, slashing .188/.276/.359 with seven home runs, 19 RBI, 24 runs scored and one stolen base over 203 plate appearances.

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Mitch Keller allowed one run on no hits and eight walks while striking out three over five innings in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Indians. He did not factor into the decision.

Fantasy Impact: Keller posted an odd stat line in Friday's no-decision. He didn't allow a hit but walked eight batters. He yielded one run when the Indians scored on a Carlos Santana double-play in the first frame. Keller has not allowed a hit in his last 11 innings pitched. The right-hander finishes 2020 with a 2.91 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 16:18 K:BB over 21 2/3 innings. Keller will compete for a spot in the rotation in 2021.

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Gregory Polanco went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Indians.

Fantasy Impact: Polanco took Carlos Carrasco deep in the fourth inning for his seventh long ball of the season. He has started to pick things up a little bit, collecting a hit in three of his last four contests. Polanco has struggled in 2020, slashing .158/.220/.336 over 168 plate appearances.

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Chad Kuhl (2-3) allowed two hits and three walks while striking out five over seven scoreless innings in Thursday's 7-0 win. He earned his second victory of the year.

Fantasy Impact: Kuhl limited the Cubs to just two hits and tossed seven scoreless innings in Thursday's win. He has now allowed just one run in over his last 12 innings. Kuhl will finish 2020 with a 4.27 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and a 44:28 K:BB over 46 1/3 innings. The 28-year-old will compete for a spot in the Pirates' rotation in 2021.

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Adam Frazier went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI in Thursday's 7-0 win over the Cubs.

Fantasy Impact: Frazier has now homered in back-to-back contests. It was his seventh long ball of the season. Frazier continues to be the Pirates everyday second baseman, slashing .224/.293/.352 over 55 games in 2020.

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Josh Bell went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer and a walk in Thursday's 7-0 win over the Cubs.

Fantasy Impact: Bell broke out of a 0-for-17 slump by belting a two-run shot off Kyle Ryan in the fifth inning. It was his eighth long ball of the season. Bell has struggled most of 2020, slashing .221/.296/.354 over 206 plater appearances in 2020.

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Richard Rodriguez allowed one hit while striking out the side in the ninth to secure his fourth save of the season Wednesday against the Cubs.

Fantasy Impact: Rodriguez struck out the side to earn his fourth save of the season. He has not allowed run in his last 11 appearances. Rodriguez owns a 2.70 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and 34 strikeouts over 23 1/3 innings in 2020.

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Trevor Williams (2-8) allowed one run on three hits and three walks while striking out four across 5 2/3 innings in Wednesday's 2-1 win over the Cubs.

Fantasy Impact: Williams picked up a rare win (2-8) after limiting the Cubs to only one run on Wednesday. He yielded a solo homer to Anthony Rizzo in the first inning, but was able to settle down and blank the Cubs rest of the way. Williams struggled in 2020, owning a 6.18 ERA, 1.57 WHIP and 48:21 K:BB over 55 1/3 innings.

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Keone Kela (forearm) is playing light catch on flat ground but has shifted is preparing for the offseason. (Source: Kevin Gorman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Kela won't return for the 2020 campaign and will focus on preparing for the offseason. He has been out for over a month due to a forearm injury. Kela will finish 2020 with a 4.50 ERA, 2.00 WHIP and three strikeouts over two innings.

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Cole Tucker (concussion) is expected to be shut down for the rest of the 2020 season. (Source: Rob Biertempfel on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Tucker landed on the seven-day injured list after sustaining a concussion last Thursday. The Pirates will be cautious with Tucker and shut him down for the season. Tucker will compete for the starting SS gig in 2021, slashing .220/.252/.275 with one home run, eight RBI and 17 runs scored over 116 plate appearances in 2020.

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Jacob Stallings went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Cubs.

Fantasy Impact: Stallings took Andrew Chafin deep in the ninth inning to give the Pirates a 3-2 win over the Cubs. It was his third home run of the season. Stallings is slashing .252/.331/.391 over 132 plate appearances in 2020.

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Steven Brault allowed two hits and three walks while striking out six over seven scoreless innings in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Cubs. He did not factor into the decision.

Fantasy Impact: Brault blanked the Cubs for seven innings, but was unable to pick up the win. He has been on fire his last two starts, logging a 0.56 ERA, 0.56 WHIP and 14:5 K:BB over 16 innings. Brault is currently not scheduled for another start this weekend. The left-hander owns a 3.38 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 38 strikeouts across 42 2/3 innings in 2020.

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Dionisio Soldevila of Periodico Hoy reports that Domincan prosecutors are claimining that Pirates prospect Oneil Cruiz was under the influence of alcohol when he crashed his vehicle on Monday. (Source: Dionisio Soldevila on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The accident killed three people. It's an awful situation that could result in jail time for Diaz if what the prosecutors are saying is true. Initial reports were that alcohol wasn't involved, but this latest news clearly contradicts that. Cruz is a fascinating top-100 shortstop prospect who may never get a chance in the big leagues after this. This won't be the last we hear of this story.


Kevin Newman was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday due to a peroneal nerve of his left knee. (Source: Pittsburgh Pirates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Newman’s season is over and as he will be out the next 10 days. He struggled most of 2020, slashing .281/.276/.556 with one home run, 10 RBI and 12 runs scored over 44 games. Adam Frazier and Erik Gonzalez will handle second base duties while Newman is sidelined.

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Cody Ponce allowed one run on one hit and two walks while striking out three over four innings in Game 1 of Monday's doubleheader against the Reds. He didn't factor into the decision.

Fantasy Impact: Ponce yielded a solo homer to Joey Votto in the fourth inning. It was his only run allowed in Monday's Game 1 loss. He threw a total of 63 pitches, landing 39 for strikes. Ponce is currently not scheduled for another start.

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