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Antonio Bastardo
Birthdate: 9/21/1985 (31 y, 6 m, 4 d)     Bats/Throws: R/L     Height/Weight: 5-11/200     Position: P
Contract: $12M / 2 Years (2016 - 2017)
RotoWire News: Bastardo is expected to pitch mostly in the seventh inning of games for Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. (8/2/2016)
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Profile: After returning to Pittsburgh in a late-season trade, Bastardo is sticking around for another year with the Pirates. He figures to slot in to the sixth or seventh inning mix, and should be a low-end option for holds. The 31-year-old always has a strong strikeout rate, but he also walks a batter nearly every other inning. He had a problem with homers last year too, but that's far from the norm for him, so I'll chalk that up to a fluke. Still, unless he works his way into a late-inning role, I'm not seeing much fantasy value here. (Scott Strandberg)

The Quick Opinion: The strikeouts are nice, but he's one of those guys who is going to blow up and walk three straight hitters every few weeks or so. I'll pass.

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