Change Team:

2017 RECAP

Record: 35 - 41

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 41 37
2 Chicago Cubs 38 37
3 Pittsburgh Pirates 35 41
4 St. Louis Cardinals 34 40
5 Cincinnati Reds 31 43

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 51 168 20 42 21 11 1 3 22 0 34 0 2 .250
Chris Stewart (R) PIT C 19 49 4 10 2 1 2 0 3 1 9 0 0 .204
Elias Diaz (R) PIT C 25 63 9 18 11 5 0 1 5 0 11 1 0 .286
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
Josh Bell (B) PIT 1B 76 253 35 59 34 12 2 14 29 1 56 2 1 .233

Second Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Max Moroff (B) PIT 2B 14 26 3 3 4 1 0 0 3 0 10 0 1 .115
Phil Gosselin (R) PIT 2B 24 37 3 5 2 1 0 0 1 0 8 0 1 .135
Josh Harrison (R) PIT 2B 73 275 32 80 27 15 2 9 19 1 49 9 4 .291

Third Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
David Freese (R) PIT 3B 57 186 25 48 25 5 0 6 25 3 44 0 0 .258

Short Stop

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Jordy Mercer (R) PIT SS 73 258 30 71 28 11 3 7 23 7 45 0 4 .275
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 55 200 31 57 28 10 2 3 19 1 29 5 4 .285
Danny Ortiz (L) PIT LF 9 12 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 .083

Center Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Andrew McCutchen (R) PIT CF 74 272 44 73 44 12 2 14 33 1 54 6 1 .268
Starling Marte (R) PIT CF 13 54 7 13 7 1 0 2 3 0 17 2 2 .241

Right Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
John Jaso (L) PIT RF 63 149 14 36 19 13 0 5 16 1 36 1 1 .242
Grégory Polanco (L) PIT RF 59 216 24 52 18 12 0 5 17 2 35 7 1 .241
Jose Osuna (R) PIT RF 51 112 19 28 18 6 2 5 6 0 18 0 0 .250

Pitcher

Player Tm Pos G GS W L Sv IP H HR ER BB K ERA WHIP
Iván Nova (R) PIT SP 15 15 7 5 0 103.0 100 11 35 11 59 3.06 1.08
Trevor Williams (R) PIT SP 15 9 3 3 0 58.1 60 7 33 16 41 5.09 1.32
Tony Watson (L) PIT RP 33 0 4 1 10 34.1 43 7 16 6 28 4.19 1.51
Dovydas Neverauskas (R) PIT RP 3 0 0 0 0 5.0 8 1 3 1 2 5.40 1.80
Daniel Hudson (R) PIT RP 36 0 1 3 0 31.0 32 6 18 13 28 5.23 1.48
Juan Nicasio (R) PIT RP 35 0 1 4 0 31.1 28 0 11 11 34 3.16 1.31
Edgar Santana (R) PIT RP 6 0 0 0 0 5.2 6 0 2 4 9 3.18 1.76
Chad Kuhl (R) PIT SP 15 15 2 6 0 69.1 81 8 43 24 59 5.58 1.57
Jhan Marinez (R) PIT RP 31 0 0 3 0 36.4 41 3 15 14 32 2.18 3.20
Felipe Rivero (L) PIT RP 38 0 3 1 3 40.0 19 2 3 9 43 0.68 0.70
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 16 16 6 6 0 96.1 96 17 44 24 79 4.11 1.25
Wade LeBlanc (L) PIT RP 30 0 3 2 1 42.2 43 4 21 9 34 4.43 1.22
Johnny Barbato (R) PIT RP 15 0 0 0 0 22.1 22 4 12 13 17 4.84 1.57
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 6 0 0 1 0 6.2 15 4 12 7 5 16.20 3.30
Jameson Taillon (R) PIT SP 9 9 3 2 0 51.1 51 5 19 18 46 3.33 1.34

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