Description: Pirates shortstop Clint Barmes will get his first start since returning from the disabled list.
Insight: Jordy Mercer will take a seat. Barmes missed almost two months with a groin strain. He was batting .239 with 14 runs scored and four RBI in 42 games. That isn't fantasy worthy.
8/25/2014 3:32:00 PM
Description: Pirates shortstop Clint Barmes returns from the disabled list, but Jordy Mercer will continue to get the starts.
Insight: Barmes missed almost two months with a groin strain. He was batting .239 with 14 runs scored and four RBI in 42 games and should sit while Mercer (.259, 7 HR, 42 RBI, 47 runs) gets the at-bats.
12/12/2013 10:01:00 PM
Description: The Pirates were able to re-sign shortstop Clint Barmes on Thursday. SOURCE: Buster Olney, ESPN
Insight: It's a one-year deal worth $2 million. Aside from a fluke 23 HR-season for Colorado in 2009, Barmes has never been on the fantasy radar.
5/15/2013 1:21:00 PM
Description: Pirates shortstop Clint Barmes is 1-for-17 versus Milwaukee starter Yovani Gallardo.
Insight: Barmes (.231) homered off Matt Harvey last Sunday, but other than that has done little to draw attention to his play this season. Fantasy owners still dream of the days when he was in Colorado and smacked 23 home runs in 2009, but that player is long gone.
5/13/2013 9:35:00 AM
Description: Pirates shortstop Clint Barmes is hitless in nine at-bats versus Milwaukee starter Marco Estrada.
Insight: Barmes (.219) homered off Matt Harvey on Sunday. He has two for the season. Fantasy owners still dream of the days when he was in Colorado and smacked 23 home runs in 2009. Unfortunately, the Barmes that played in Houston and now in Pittsburgh has averaged just .235 with 10 home runs per season over the past two years.
4/20/2013 12:05:00 PM
Description: Slumping Pirates shortstop Clint Barmes is due for a big fantasy day and it could come in his matchup against Braves starter Paul Masholm. He's a career .441 hitter with a pair of homers and a 1.265 OPS in their matchup.
Insight: Barmes (.100 batting average in 14 games) is hitless in his last three games, but this matchup might get him going.
4/14/2013 12:23:00 PM
Description: Slumping Pirates shortstop Clint Barmes is due for a big fantasy day. Just don't expect it to come Sunday against Mat Latos.
Insight: Barmes (.133 AVG in 11 games) has managed just one hit in 14 tries against the Reds righty. Looks like the veteran will have to wait until Monday to collect his first RBI of the season.
10/1/2012 10:03:00 AM
Description: Pittsburgh shortstop Clint Barmes is a career .438 hitter (14-for-32) with a pair of homers and a 1.267 OPS against Braves starter Paul Maholm.
Insight: Barmes (.226, 8 HRs, 44 RBIs) has done little this season, but is worth a one-game flier on Monday.
8/1/2012 1:19:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh shortstop Clint Barmes has managed a mere one hit in 11 go-rounds (.091) with Cubs starter Travis Wood.
Insight: Wednesday doesn't look like a good day to start Barmes (.207, 5 HRs, 28 RBIs) and with the way he has struggled offensively this season, most days aren't.
7/24/2012 10:05:00 AM
Description: Pirates shortstop Clint Barmes is a career .448 hitter (13-for-29) versus Cubs starter Paul Maholm with two homers and a 1.328 OPS.
Insight: When a career .248 hitter with a weak .687 OPS has such big numbers against one pitcher, you shouldn't ignore the trend. Go with it and start him on Tuesday.
5/9/2012 6:47:00 PM
Description: Clint Barmes isn't starting tonight against the Nationals.
Insight: Barmes has had a few fantasy worthy seasons in his career but this isn't one of them. He's hitting an attrocious .159 in 27 games so far in 2012.
4/13/2012 11:50:00 AM
Description: Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Clint Barmes is batting just .056 against San Francisco starter Matt Cain (1-for-18).
Insight: Barmes homered on Wednesday, but that's the only thing he's done all season. He's batting .105 in 2012 with seven strikeouts in 19 at-bats. There must be a better option for you than starting him.
3/26/2011 9:21:00 PM
Description: Astros SS Clint Barmes broke his left hand and will mis 4-6 weeks.
Insight: Whereas you might have considered Barmes an option in NL or deep mixed leagues, move along now.
11/18/2010 6:21:00 PM
Description: The Rockies traded Clint Barmes to the Astros, where he will be the shortstop.
SOURCE: Yahoo Sports
Insight: Barmes' value lies primarily in Nl-only leagues, where he is a late-round pick for the MI positions.
11/18/2010 6:01:00 PM
Description: MLB.com's Brian McTaggart reports Barmes was told by Astros' GM Ed Wade he will play shortstop primarily next season.
Insight: Barmes could be worth a look in NL-only leagues if he can improve upon his 2010 numbers (.235, 8 HR, 50 RBI) with Colorado. (RapidDraft.com)
11/18/2010 3:04:00 PM
Description: The Astros have acquired Barmes from the Rockies in exchange for pitcher Felipe Paulino.
Insight: Barmes hit .235 with eight home runs and 50 RBI for Colorado this past season, and is able to play both middle infield spots. (RapidDraft.com)
7/30/2010 7:38:00 AM
Description: Barmes went 2-for-5 with three RBI, stolen base and a run scored on Thursday against the Pirates.
Insight: Barmes now has a home run and four RBI over his past two games to give him eight homers and 47 RBI so far this season. (SportsBuff.com)
7/28/2010 8:47:00 AM
Description: Barmes went 1-for-3 with a solo home run on Tuesday against the Pirates.
Insight: Barmes is now batting .249 with eight home runs and 44 RBI so far this season. (SportsBuff.com)
7/13/2010 8:06:00 AM
Description: Barmes went 1-for-2 with a RBI, walk and a run scored on Sunday against the Padres.
Insight: Barmes is now batting. 257 with seven homers and 42 RBI so far this season. (SportsBuff.com)
7/2/2010 8:32:00 AM
Description: Barmes went 2-for-4 with a RBI and a run scored on Thursday against the Giants.
Insight: Barmes has now hit safely in nine straight games with 15 hits over that span. (SportsBuff.com)
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