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2017 RECAP

Record: 58 - 61

Last Season’s Fantasy Highlights

Despite a stint on the disabled for the first time in his career, Andrew McCutchen cemented his status as a top-three overall hitter. Starling Marte took another step towards upper echelon status. Top honors go to Josh Harrison as he filled in admirably all over the diamond, hitting homers and stealing bases left and right (and third and short). The whiffs many Expected from Gerritt Cole came to fruition, putting him on the verge of ace status.

What Has Changed?

Defensive-minded Francisco Cervelli replaces the departed Russell Martin behind the dish. Pedro Alvarez is slated to move across the diamond, taking his first baseman’s mitt with him, leaving the hot corner for Josh Harrison. Jung-Ho Kang comes over from Korea though his role is flux. He could usurp shortstop from Jordy Mercer, take over the utility vacated by Harrison or play third, leaving Harrison as the super-sub. A.J. Burnett returns to the Bucs’ rotation.

What to Expect:

The Pirates have made the wild card game the past two seasons, failing to capture either contest. A 180-200 inning campaign from Gerritt Cole would help and he looks ready to make that leap. As is, Starling Marte is a nice player but if he can shave off a few whiffs while coaxing a couple more walks, he could be special. That’s not a bad bet to make. Gregory Polanco should be given every opportunity to be the regular right fielder but if he continues to struggle against southpaws, Travis Snider looms. That said, Polanco’s modus operandi is to struggle initially at a new level then become acclimated and produce.

This Year’s Surprise:

Pedro Alvarez continues to strike out at an elevated rate giving Corey Hart a chance and he displaces El Toro at first base.

2017 STANDINGS

# TEAM W L
1 Milwaukee Brewers 62 59
2 Chicago Cubs 62 56
3 St. Louis Cardinals 61 58
4 Pittsburgh Pirates 58 61
5 Cincinnati Reds 50 70

2017 YTD STATS

Catcher

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Jacob Stallings (R) PIT C 2 7 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .286
Francisco Cervelli (R) PIT C 80 265 30 66 31 13 2 5 31 0 65 0 2 .249
Chris Stewart (R) PIT C 36 97 7 18 3 1 2 0 4 1 15 0 0 .186
Elias Diaz (R) PIT C 30 79 9 21 14 6 0 1 5 0 15 1 0 .266
John Bormann (R) PIT C 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000

First Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Sean Rodríguez (R) PIT 1B 23 56 9 11 6 1 0 4 8 1 24 1 0 .263
Josh Bell (B) PIT 1B 117 400 58 102 63 21 5 20 45 2 86 2 1 .255

Second Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Max Moroff (B) PIT 2B 31 62 6 9 7 1 0 1 6 0 22 0 1 .145
Josh Harrison (R) PIT 2B 112 422 53 116 38 20 2 12 24 2 72 12 4 .275

Third Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
David Freese (R) PIT 3B 96 305 36 80 38 10 0 8 46 5 77 0 1 .262

Short Stop

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Jordy Mercer (R) PIT SS 113 393 42 99 47 19 4 11 33 10 69 0 4 .252
Chris Bostick (R) PIT SS 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 .000
Gift Ngoepe (R) PIT SS 28 54 10 12 6 2 1 0 8 0 26 0 0 .222

Left Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Adam Frazier (L) PIT LF 93 311 41 87 38 16 4 3 26 1 40 8 4 .280
Danny Ortiz (L) PIT LF 9 12 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 .083
Jordan Luplow (R) PIT LF 4 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 .000
Starling Marte (R) PIT LF 39 159 23 39 12 6 0 2 10 0 34 9 2 .245

Center Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Andrew McCutchen (R) PIT CF 115 415 73 119 71 21 2 23 56 5 82 10 3 .287

Right Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
John Jaso (L) PIT RF 95 216 21 46 26 16 0 8 26 1 54 1 1 .213
Grégory Polanco (L) PIT RF 91 322 36 82 32 19 0 10 22 3 48 8 1 .255
Jose Osuna (R) PIT RF 80 180 29 46 27 13 4 5 9 0 30 0 0 .256

Pitcher

Player Tm Pos G GS W L Sv IP H HR ER BB K ERA WHIP
Joaquín Benoit (R) PIT RP 49 0 1 5 2 47.0 39 7 23 17 44 7.20 2.94
Iván Nova (R) PIT SP 24 24 10 10 0 155.0 164 22 65 22 98 3.77 1.21
Trevor Williams (R) PIT SP 24 18 5 5 0 111.2 107 9 52 33 83 4.19 1.27
A.J. Schugel (R) PIT RP 14 0 2 0 0 16.1 15 1 3 6 11 1.65 1.35
Dovydas Neverauskas (R) PIT RP 6 0 1 0 0 9.0 10 1 3 1 7 3.00 1.22
Daniel Hudson (R) PIT RP 52 0 2 5 0 43.1 43 7 23 22 43 4.78 1.52
Juan Nicasio (R) PIT RP 58 0 1 4 2 53.1 44 2 15 16 55 2.53 1.16
Edgar Santana (R) PIT RP 9 0 0 0 0 7.2 10 1 5 5 12 5.87 1.96
Johnny Barbato (R) PIT RP 15 0 0 0 0 22.1 22 4 12 13 17 4.84 1.57
George Kontos (R) PIT RP 53 0 0 5 0 54.2 52 8 22 15 57 0.00 1.34
Chad Kuhl (R) PIT SP 24 24 5 8 0 120.1 121 10 62 46 102 4.64 1.44
Felipe Rivero (L) PIT RP 56 0 4 2 12 59.1 31 3 8 15 70 1.21 0.78
Josh Lindblom (R) PIT RP 4 0 0 0 0 10.1 18 0 9 3 10 7.84 2.03
Gerrit Cole (R) PIT SP 24 24 10 8 0 147.2 148 23 65 36 132 3.96 1.25
Wade LeBlanc (L) PIT RP 44 0 4 2 1 60.1 58 9 30 14 47 4.48 1.19
Steven Brault (L) PIT RP 2 0 0 0 0 4.0 4 0 2 2 2 4.50 1.50
Tyler Glasnow (R) PIT SP 12 12 2 6 0 54.1 75 12 45 28 50 7.45 1.91
Antonio Bastardo (L) PIT RP 9 0 0 1 0 9.0 16 5 15 9 8 15.00 2.78
Jameson Taillon (R) PIT SP 17 17 7 5 0 92.0 107 8 46 28 91 4.50 1.48

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