John Jaso 1B/DH PIT 2 days ago

Jaso went 1-for-6 with a solo homer Sunday against the Reds.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Jaso's second homer of the season tied the game in the ninth inning to force extra innings in a game the Pirates would go on to lose. He's now homered in back-to-back games to bring his slugging percentage to .471.

John Jaso 1B/DH PIT 2 days ago

Jaso went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk in Saturday's 5-1 victory over the Reds.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After coming in to the season with 38 career homers, the veteran had been unable to do anything long ball-wise in his first campaign in a Pirates uniform. He wasted no time finally breaking the ice Saturday, as he opened the game with by launching a solo blast off Alfredo Simon. Jaso has otherwise been very effective in the leadoff spot for Pittsburgh, slashing .316/.389/.456 over 79 at-bats and striking out only eight times on the season.

John Jaso 1B/DH PIT 7 days ago

Jaso is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Rockies.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Jaso has been hitting very well atop the Pirates lineup this season, posting a .338/.403/.456 slash line so far, but this marks the fourth time in seven days that he's sat out, presumably due to a plethora of left-handed pitchers going for Pittsburgh's opposition. With lefty Jorge De La Rosa taking the ball for Colorado on Tuesday, Jason Rogers will take over at first base in Jaso's stead.

John Jaso 1B/DH PIT 1 week ago

Jaso is out of the lineup Sunday against the Diamondbacks, Stephen J. Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Jaso's grip on the every day first base job isn't necessarily slipping, but he will have now ridden the pine in three of the last five games. The matchups are likely to blame here, as each of those days off has came with a southpaw on the hill for the opposing team. Look for Jaso to return to action during the upcoming four-game series against Colorado, where he should provide noteworthy fantasy returns in the hitter-friendly Coors field.

John Jaso 1B/DH PIT 2 weeks ago

Jaso is out of the lineup Friday against the Diamondbacks.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Friday marks the second time in three days that Jaso has been left out of the Pirates lineup after serving as the leadoff hitter for much of the season to this point. Jordy Mercer will bat first Friday while the recently promoted Jason Rogers will take over at first base.

John Jaso 1B/DH PIT 2 weeks ago

Jaso is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Padres.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Jaso was a surprising omission from the lineup Wednesday as manager Clint Hurdle opted to shake up the order a bit against the Padres. Jordy Mercer will take Jaso's spot atop the order while Francisco Cervelli will take over at first base. Wednesday marks just the second off day off of the season for Jaso, who is slashing .346/.417/.462 with four doubles.

John Jaso 1B/DH PIT 2 weeks ago

Jaso went 2-for-4 Sunday to raise his batting average to .354 in 48 at-bats.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The leadoff batter also lifted his on-base percentage to a season-best .418, reaching base a third time via the walk. In one of the Pirates' most positive developments, Jaso has played well defensively at first base after learning the position in spring training. He's never started 100 games at any position before, but the former backstop will easily set a new career high if he can stay off the DL.

John Jaso 1B/DH PIT 3 weeks ago

Jaso is not in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Tigers, Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Mike Morse is starting at first base and batting eighth for the Pirates, while the Bucs are deploying Matt Joyce as their DH and leadoff man Tuesday against Tigers right-hander Anibal Sanchez.

John Jaso 1B/DH PIT 3 weeks ago

Jaso went 2-for-4 with a walk in Sunday's loss to the Reds.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He's been exactly the kind of on-base machine the Pirates have been looking for in their leadoff spot, slashing .292/.370/.458 through six games with three runs scored. Jaso doesn't have the speed of a traditional leadoff hitter, but as long as he keeps generating RBI opportunities for Andrew McCutchen and the heart of Pittsburgh's lineup, he'll keep his premium spot in the batting order.

John Jaso 1B/DH PIT 4 weeks ago

Jaso tripled in three at-bats Wednesday against St. Louis.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He came within a couple feet of clearing the Clemente Wall, but instead settled for a little league inside-the-park homer when the throw to third base went into a dugout. Jaso is fitting in seamlessly and could well be on his way to a career year.