John Jaso 1B/DH PIT 10 hours ago

Jaso is out of the lineup Monday against the Marlins.

Competitive Edge Analysis

For the fourth time time the last five games, the Pirates will face a left-handed starter. As is usual in this case, Jaso will end up riding the pine.

John Jaso 1B/DH PIT 2 days ago

Jaso is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rangers, Jason Mackey of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

As expected, Jaso will take a seat with southpaw Martin Perez on the hill for the opposing Rangers. Manager Clint Hurdle will bat Jordy Mercer in the leadoff spot, while David Freese takes over for Jaso at first base.

John Jaso 1B/DH PIT 3 days ago

Jaso is not in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Rangers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With left-hander Cole Hamels taking the hill for Texas on Friday, Jaso will head to the bench for his second day off in a row. Sean Rodriguez will fill his spot at first base while the 32-year-old rests in anticipation of returning for Saturday's contest, where right-hander Yu Darvish is set to make his season debut for the Rangers.

John Jaso 1B/DH PIT 5 days ago

Jaso is out of the lineup for Thursday's matchup with the Diamondbacks, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Jaso will sit out against the Diamondbacks in favor of David Freese at first base in order to fill the lineup with more right-handers against lefty starter Patrick Corbin. Jaso has just seven at-bats against lefties in 2016. Jaso's leadoff spot in the lineup will be filled by Jordy Mercer.

John Jaso 1B/DH PIT 2 weeks ago

Jaso reached base four times Thursday, going 3-for-4 with a walk against Atlanta.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The leadoff hitter, who scored a pair of runs, entered the game with a .369 OPS. David Freese's ability to play first base against tough lefties might actually help Jaso's slash line, given that he'll face fewer southpaws. He'll likely get the starting nod Friday with righty Eddie Butler on the mound for Colorado.

John Jaso 1B/DH PIT 2 weeks ago

Jaso went 3-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's 12-9 win over the Braves.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Jaso is an unconventional leadoff man due to his lack of impact on the bases and his status as a first baseman, but there's no arguing that he's quite skilled at getting on base. After posting a .380 on-base percentage with the Rays in 2015, Jaso's mark currently sits at .364 on the current campaign. He should continue to see regular action as the team's everyday first baseman, even with top prospect Josh Bell making a strong case for a promotion at Triple-A Indianapolis.

John Jaso 1B/DH PIT 2 weeks ago

Jaso is out of the lineup Sunday against the Cubs.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Jaso will sit in favor of David Freese at first base, as manager Clint Hurdle likely prefers to get another right-handed bat in his lineup against tough southpaw Jon Lester. This includes placing right-hander Jordy Mercer in the leadoff spot, which is typically occupied by Jaso. The 32-year-old first baseman has also struggled a bit of late, as he has just a .256 OBP since May 1.

John Jaso 1B/DH PIT 3 weeks ago

Jaso is out of the lineup Wednesday against Cincinnati for the second straight day.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Jaso wasn't included in Tuesday's lineup, but the game was ultimately rained out. The Pirates will return with the same lineup Wednesday, so Jaso will have two full days off before a likely return to action Thurdsay. On the year, Jaso is hitting .291 with 12 RBI and three home runs.

John Jaso 1B/DH PIT 3 weeks ago

Jaso is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Reds.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With the return of Jung Ho Kang at third base, it is likely that Jaso and David Freese begin to split time at first base. Jaso is off to a great start for the Pirates, hitting .291 with three home runs, 12 RBI, and 13 runs through 29 games.

John Jaso 1B/DH PIT 3 weeks ago

Jaso went 3-for-4 with a double, a run scored, two RBI and his third home run of the season in Sunday's win over the Cardinals.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He's been everything the Pirates could have hoped for this season, and Jaso is now slashing .302/.370/.472 on the season with 12 RBI and 13 runs scored in 28 games out of the leadoff spot. Josh Bell is making a little noise at Triple-A, but Jaso isn't in danger of losing his spot at first base any time soon.