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2017 RECAP

Record: 68 - 84

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 Chicago Cubs 84 66
2 Milwaukee Brewers 81 70
3 St. Louis Cardinals 78 72
4 Pittsburgh Pirates 68 84
5 Cincinnati Reds 66 85

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 81 265 31 66 31 13 2 5 32 0 65 0 2 .249
Chris Stewart (R) PIT C 50 130 8 24 4 1 2 0 8 1 21 0 0 .185
Elias Diaz (R) PIT C 55 159 15 38 18 12 0 1 8 0 31 1 0 .239
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 150 516 69 131 83 25 6 24 57 4 107 2 4 .254

Second Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Max Moroff (B) PIT 2B 47 103 13 20 14 3 0 3 10 0 36 0 1 .194
Josh Harrison (R) PIT 2B 128 486 66 132 47 26 2 16 26 2 90 12 4 .272

Third Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
David Freese (R) PIT 3B 123 403 42 106 47 14 0 10 51 5 115 0 1 .263

Short Stop

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Jordy Mercer (R) PIT SS 142 492 49 123 54 23 4 14 37 13 88 0 4 .250
Chris Bostick (R) PIT SS 12 11 1 3 0 1 0 0 2 0 3 0 1 .273
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 112 374 48 105 49 18 5 5 33 2 51 9 5 .281
Danny Ortiz (L) PIT LF 9 12 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 .083
Jordan Luplow (R) PIT LF 21 61 3 13 9 3 0 2 5 0 19 0 1 .213
Starling Marte (R) PIT LF 67 271 39 68 23 6 1 6 16 0 57 18 3 .251

Center Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Andrew McCutchen (R) PIT CF 147 538 86 148 79 26 2 26 64 5 112 11 4 .275

Right Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Grégory Polanco (L) PIT RF 100 354 37 89 32 20 0 10 22 3 56 8 1 .251
Sean Rodríguez (R) PIT RF 46 111 15 18 7 1 0 5 15 1 48 1 0 .162
John Jaso (L) PIT RF 122 253 28 54 34 19 0 10 37 2 65 1 1 .213
Jose Osuna (R) PIT RF 99 209 31 50 29 13 4 7 9 0 39 0 0 .239

Pitcher

Player Tm Pos G GS W L Sv IP H HR ER BB K ERA WHIP
Trevor Williams (R) PIT SP 30 24 6 9 0 144.1 142 13 67 47 111 4.18 1.34
Joaquín Benoit (R) PIT RP 52 0 1 6 2 50.1 43 7 26 21 46 7.56 3.18
Dovydas Neverauskas (R) PIT RP 19 0 1 1 0 21.1 19 3 7 6 15 2.95 1.17
Iván Nova (R) PIT SP 29 29 11 14 0 180.0 193 29 84 29 127 4.20 1.24
A.J. Schugel (R) PIT RP 29 0 4 0 0 31.0 26 2 6 9 26 1.74 1.16
Daniel Hudson (R) PIT RP 66 0 2 6 0 58.0 52 7 29 29 62 4.50 1.41
Jack Leathersich (L) PIT RP 3 0 0 0 0 2.2 2 0 2 6 4 0.00 9.00
Dan Runzler (L) PIT RP 3 0 0 0 0 2.0 2 0 0 1 2 0.00 1.50
Edgar Santana (R) PIT RP 14 0 0 0 0 14.0 14 2 7 9 17 4.50 1.71
Johnny Barbato (R) PIT RP 20 0 0 1 0 26.2 25 4 13 16 22 4.39 1.54
George Kontos (R) PIT RP 60 0 0 6 0 61.2 60 9 25 17 67 2.70 2.34
Chad Kuhl (R) PIT SP 30 30 7 11 0 152.1 151 17 73 64 137 4.31 1.46
Angel Sanchez (R) PIT RP 6 0 0 0 0 9.1 15 5 12 1 6 11.57 1.71
Felipe Rivero (L) PIT RP 68 0 4 2 18 70.1 42 4 12 19 83 1.54 0.87
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 31 31 11 11 0 192.0 184 30 88 52 184 4.13 1.23
Wade LeBlanc (L) PIT RP 49 0 5 2 1 67.2 64 10 34 16 53 4.52 1.20
Steven Brault (L) PIT RP 8 2 1 0 0 24.2 29 0 12 8 15 4.38 1.54
Tyler Glasnow (R) PIT SP 13 13 2 7 0 57.0 79 13 50 33 53 7.90 2.00
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 23 23 7 7 0 121.2 144 10 64 42 114 4.73 1.55

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