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2017 RECAP

Record: 22 - 26

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 25 22
2 Chicago Cubs 25 21
3 St. Louis Cardinals 23 21
4 Pittsburgh Pirates 22 26
5 Cincinnati Reds 22 24

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 39 132 19 34 20 10 1 3 14 0 26 0 2 .258
Chris Stewart PIT C 14 36 3 8 0 1 1 0 3 0 6 0 0 .222
Elias Diaz PIT C 4 9 1 2 0 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 .222
John Bormann 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 PIT 1B 48 153 23 37 20 10 0 9 18 1 32 1 1 .242

Second Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Phil Gosselin PIT 2B 19 29 2 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 6 0 1 .138
Alen Hanson PIT 2B 32 51 7 10 1 0 2 0 2 0 7 2 0 .196
Max Moroff PIT 2B 4 9 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 .111
Josh Harrison PIT 2B 46 171 20 52 16 7 1 6 10 0 28 4 3 .304

Third Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
David Freese PIT 3B 30 91 10 24 14 3 0 5 14 1 21 0 0 .264

Short Stop

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Jordy Mercer PIT SS 46 155 19 37 17 4 0 4 19 6 25 0 3 .239
Chris Bostick PIT SS 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 .000
Gift Ngoepe PIT SS 24 51 9 12 6 2 1 0 8 0 24 0 0 .235

Left Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Adam Frazier PIT LF 28 97 16 35 18 4 1 3 12 1 13 2 4 .361
Grégory Polanco PIT LF 34 119 15 30 9 11 0 1 13 1 18 6 1 .252
Danny Ortiz 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 PIT CF 46 172 20 35 20 7 1 6 17 0 35 5 1 .204
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
John Jaso PIT RF 43 97 9 19 9 7 0 3 13 1 24 1 0 .196
Jose Osuna PIT RF 32 75 12 16 12 3 2 3 5 0 12 0 0 .213

Pitcher

Player Tm Pos G GS W L Sv IP H HR ER BB K ERA WHIP
Trevor Williams PIT SP 10 4 2 3 0 30.1 33 5 20 11 22 5.93 1.45
Josh Lindblom PIT RP 4 0 0 0 0 10.1 18 0 9 3 10 7.84 2.03
Chad Kuhl PIT SP 9 9 1 4 0 40.0 47 3 26 13 33 5.85 1.60
Daniel Hudson PIT RP 22 0 0 2 0 18.1 25 2 13 9 19 6.38 1.85
Juan Nicasio PIT RP 22 0 1 2 0 20.2 18 0 4 6 16 1.74 1.21
Felipe Rivero PIT RP 25 0 2 1 0 24.2 15 2 2 5 27 0.73 0.81
Jhan Marinez PIT RP 17 0 0 2 0 19.3 26 2 10 11 15 0.00 3.54
Dovydas Neverauskas PIT RP 1 0 0 0 0 2.0 2 0 1 0 1 4.50 1.00
Iván Nova PIT SP 10 10 5 3 0 70.0 71 5 22 5 37 2.83 1.09
Wade LeBlanc PIT RP 17 0 3 0 1 28.0 23 2 9 6 22 2.89 1.04
Gerrit Cole PIT SP 10 10 2 5 0 61.2 56 9 23 13 52 3.36 1.12
Tyler Glasnow PIT SP 9 9 2 3 0 40.1 52 7 30 25 41 6.69 1.93
Johnny Barbato PIT RP 10 0 0 0 0 14.1 11 2 5 6 13 3.14 1.19
Antonio Bastardo PIT RP 6 0 0 1 0 6.2 15 4 12 7 5 16.20 3.30
Tony Watson PIT RP 18 0 2 1 10 20.1 25 3 8 6 15 3.54 1.62
Jameson Taillon PIT SP 6 6 2 1 0 35.1 34 4 13 13 30 3.31 1.33

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