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2017 RECAP

Record: 9 - 12

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 12 11
2 Chicago Cubs 12 9
3 St. Louis Cardinals 11 11
4 Cincinnati Reds 10 12
5 Pittsburgh Pirates 9 12

2017 YTD STATS

Catcher

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Francisco Cervelli PIT C 20 66 7 13 7 6 0 2 6 0 12 0 1 .197
Chris Stewart PIT C 6 12 0 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .333

First Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
John Jaso PIT 1B 20 35 3 4 0 1 0 0 4 0 10 0 0 .114
Josh Bell PIT 1B 21 59 6 14 6 2 0 3 8 0 13 0 0 .237

Second Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Phil Gosselin PIT 2B 12 19 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 .158
Josh Harrison PIT 2B 20 65 7 20 4 1 1 2 4 0 9 2 2 .308

Third Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
David Freese PIT 3B 18 56 5 18 10 3 0 3 10 0 8 0 0 .321

Short Stop

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Jordy Mercer PIT SS 21 71 7 15 6 1 0 1 7 2 12 0 1 .211
Alen Hanson PIT SS 12 15 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 .133
Gift Ngoepe PIT SS 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 .500

Left Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Grégory Polanco PIT LF 18 66 7 15 4 4 0 0 7 0 13 5 1 .227
Jose Osuna PIT LF 8 19 2 4 1 1 2 0 1 0 4 0 0 .211

Center Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Andrew McCutchen PIT CF 21 76 9 19 10 3 1 3 9 0 17 1 0 .250
Starling Marte 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
Adam Frazier PIT RF 15 49 5 15 5 2 1 1 4 0 7 0 2 .306

Pitcher

Player Tm Pos G GS W L Sv IP H HR ER BB K ERA WHIP
Gerrit Cole PIT SP 5 5 1 3 0 30.0 29 5 12 6 27 3.60 1.17
Chad Kuhl PIT SP 4 4 1 2 0 19.0 21 1 14 7 15 6.63 1.68
Daniel Hudson PIT RP 11 0 0 0 0 9.2 13 1 6 3 10 5.59 1.66
Juan Nicasio PIT RP 10 0 1 2 0 9.2 9 0 3 2 9 2.79 1.24
Felipe Rivero PIT RP 14 0 1 1 0 13.2 11 1 1 2 12 0.66 0.95
Tony Watson PIT RP 9 0 0 0 7 9.1 9 1 1 5 5 0.96 1.50
Dovydas Neverauskas PIT RP 1 0 0 0 0 2.0 2 0 1 0 1 4.50 1.00
Iván Nova PIT SP 4 4 2 2 0 27.0 23 2 6 1 15 2.00 0.89
Trevor Williams PIT RP 4 0 1 0 0 9.0 10 1 5 3 9 5.00 1.44
Wade LeBlanc PIT RP 7 0 1 0 0 11.1 7 1 4 2 3 3.18 0.79
Tyler Glasnow PIT SP 4 4 0 1 0 14.2 23 1 13 13 17 7.98 2.45
Antonio Bastardo PIT RP 6 0 0 1 0 6.2 15 4 12 7 5 16.20 3.30
Jameson Taillon PIT SP 4 4 1 0 0 25.1 21 2 6 10 20 2.13 1.22

2017 PROJECTIONS

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