|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||205.00||12.00||12.00||0.00||3.82||1.30||184.00||71.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs LHB|| 22.2||0||0|| 2.78||0||14||29|
|vs RHB|| 33.1||0||0|| 2.70||0||5||43|
|05/14/2013||Clint Barmes, SS PIT|
Justin Ruggiano, CF MIA
Marcell Ozuna, RF MIA
|Rafael Soriano, RP WAS|
A.J. Burnett, SP PIT
|05/14/2013||Billy Butler, DH KC|
Jed Lowrie, SS OAK
C.J. Wilson, SP LAA
Paul Maholm, SP ATL
|Mark Trumbo, 1B LAA|
Elvis Andrus, SS TEX
Tim Hudson, SP ATL
A.J. Burnett, SP PIT
|05/14/2013||A.J. Burnett, SP PIT||Hunter Pence, RF SF|
|Last 10 Games|
|A.J. Burnett Ks six but takes loss|
|by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com|
(5/13/13) Pirates starter A.J. Burnett took his fourth loss in Monday's series opener against the Brewers. He allowed four runs (three earned) on seven hits over seven innings of work in a 5-1 defeat.
Burnett gave up a run in the first for the only damage over his first four frames. He got tagged with a two-spot in the fifth before an error led to his final damage in the seventh.
The right-hander also struck out six with no walks. He threw 74 of his 104 pitches for strikes.
Burnett is scheduled to make his next start on Saturday against the Astros. In four starts against Houston last season, he went 2-0 with a 3.49 ERA.
|A.J. Burnett facing great matchups|
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(5/11/13) If you didn't already think he was a must-start pitcher thanks to his league-leading 66 strikeouts and miniscule 2.57 ERA, Fantasy owners should definitely have Pirates starter A.J. Burnett active in all formats for Fantasy Week 7 (May 13-19).
Burnett is set to take the mound twice during the week, Monday against the Brewers and Saturday versus Houston. Milwaukee ranks 13th in the league in runs scored per game this season, but Burnett should be able to hold his own against the Brewers, as he held them to a 3.66 ERA last season in three starts. His second start is where Burnett could post eye-popping numbers, as he should be able to overpower the Astros. The Astros have been by far the league's most strikeout-prone offense, as they strikeout 10.1 times per game on average.
For one of the league's elite strikeout artists, that matchup is a dream. Fantasy owners should expect big things this week.
|A.J. Burnett takes loss in low-scoring game|
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(5/8/13) Pirates starting pitcher A.J. Burnett allowed just two runs on two hits and four walks in seven innings Wednesday against the Mariners, but he ended up as the tough-lock loser being outdueled by Felix Hernandez in a 2-1 loss. Burnett (3-3) struck out nine and allowed a home run to Jesus Montero that broke a 1-all tie in the seventh.
"You know it's going to be a close ballgame," Burnett said. "You try to throw up zeroes just like he did. You know he's going to go out there and compete as much as I like to compete. It was fun."
Burnett has managed at least eight strikeouts in six starts and hasn't had less than six strikeouts in any of his eight starts. Burnett also hasn't allowed more than two earned runs in five straight outings, going 3-1 in that span.
The veteran right-hander will be back on the hill Monday against the Brewers. Burnett was 0-2 with a 3.66 ERA in three starts against Milwaukee in 2012. He managed 20 strikeouts in 19 2/3 innings.
|A.J. Burnett still racking up Ks|
|by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com|
(5/7/13) This season only Yu Darvish has struck out more batters than 36-year-old Pittsburgh hurler A.J. Burnett. With 57 total strikeouts on the year, Burnett has showed no sign of slowing down, averaging more than 12 Ks per nine innings. Our Nando Di Fino was quick to credit Pirates pitching coach Ray Searage during Tuesday’s live broadcast of Fantasy Baseball Today.
Burnett has earned wins in three of his last four outings, totaling 30 strikeouts. He will look to continue his whiff-causing ways against Seattle and Milwaukee in the coming weeks.
|A.J. Burnett gets over .500 |
|by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com|
(5/3/13) Pirates starting pitcher A.J. Burnett turned in another solid outing Friday night against the Nationals. Burnett, who made his seventh start, allowed just one run on five hits over seven innings in the 3-1 win.
The lone run he surrendered came in the fourth inning on a RBI single off the bat of Danny Espinosa.
However, he was able to retire eight of the final nine batters he faced and was pulled after throwing 96 pitches. Burnett finished with nine strikeouts and one walk, while improving to 3-2 with a 2.57 ERA.
The right-hander has now earned a win in three of his last four starts after starting the year 0-2. He will face the Mariners at home Wednesday. Burnett has posted a 2.46 ERA and racked up 35 strikeouts compared to just five walks in his four starts at PNC Park.
Week 8 Pitching Forecaster
Not exactly a plethora of reliable two-start options for Fantasy Week 8. Our Al Melchior tries to find a few hidden gems based on favorable matchups in his latest Pitching Forecaster.
Hit Parade for Week 8
Some heavy hitters are finally starting to return to form and good health, leaving owners with many tough decisions. Our Scott White looks at all of the streaks and matchups in his latest Hit Parade.
A.J. Burnett Ks six but takes loss
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Week 7 Pitching Forecaster
Plenty of two-start pitching options in Fantasy Week 7. Which ones are worth the gamble? Our Al Melchior helps set your Fantasy rotations for the upcoming scoring period.
|After falling out of favor with both the Yankees and Fantasy owners over the last two seasons, A.J. Burnett was traded back to the National League in 2012 and had a bounce-back campaign for the Pirates. He posted just three losses over his first 20 starts and despite a couple of rough outings down the stretch, finished 16-10 with a 3.51 ERA in his 31 starts. Pitching in the relatively weak NL Central, the right-hander struck out 180 batters in 202 1/3 innings pitched while walking just 62 on his way to a 1.24 WHIP. The 35-year-old has become more of a well-rounded pitcher at this stage of his career and should be able to post similar numbers in his second season in Pittsburgh. Burnett should be taken in the later middle rounds on Draft Day in 2013. (Updated 12/4/12)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/18/13||HOU||7:05 pm||Erik Bedard|
|5/19/13||HOU||1:35 pm||Lucas Harrell|
|5/21/13||CHC||7:05 pm||Carlos Villanueva|
|5/22/13||CHC||7:05 pm||Jeff Samardzija|
|5/23/13||CHC||12:35 pm||Edwin Jackson|
|5/24/13||@ MIL||8:10 pm||Marco Estrada|
|5/25/13||@ MIL||4:10 pm||Kyle Lohse|
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