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2017 RECAP

Record: 50 - 52

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 54 50
2 Chicago Cubs 54 47
3 St. Louis Cardinals 50 52
4 Pittsburgh Pirates 50 52
5 Cincinnati Reds 41 61

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 69 228 25 61 30 12 2 5 28 0 51 0 2 .268
Chris Stewart (R) PIT C 28 72 5 15 3 1 2 0 4 1 15 0 0 .208
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
Josh Bell (B) PIT 1B 101 353 51 88 55 19 4 18 37 2 77 2 1 .249

Second Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Max Moroff (B) PIT 2B 29 58 6 8 7 1 0 1 6 0 20 0 1 .138
Phil Gosselin (R) PIT 2B 28 40 3 6 2 1 0 0 2 0 9 0 1 .150
Josh Harrison (R) PIT 2B 98 373 48 106 33 20 2 11 23 2 65 11 4 .284

Third Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
David Freese (R) PIT 3B 80 249 31 64 31 9 0 7 41 4 59 0 1 .257

Short Stop

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Jordy Mercer (R) PIT SS 97 337 38 89 43 15 4 10 30 10 57 0 4 .264
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 79 264 38 72 31 14 2 3 24 1 36 8 4 .273
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 99 361 62 103 61 20 2 18 47 4 69 9 2 .285
Starling Marte (R) PIT CF 22 94 15 24 11 2 0 2 5 0 24 6 2 .255

Right Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
John Jaso (L) PIT RF 84 199 18 43 24 15 0 7 24 1 50 1 1 .216
Grégory Polanco (L) PIT RF 80 290 33 78 29 18 0 9 19 3 41 8 1 .269
Jose Osuna (R) PIT RF 69 158 27 41 22 11 3 5 7 0 25 0 0 .260

Pitcher

Player Tm Pos G GS W L Sv IP H HR ER BB K ERA WHIP
Steven Brault (L) PIT RP 2 0 0 0 0 4.0 4 0 2 2 2 4.50 1.50
Iván Nova (R) PIT SP 20 20 10 7 0 131.2 136 18 53 16 78 3.62 1.16
Trevor Williams (R) PIT SP 21 15 4 4 0 93.1 96 9 47 25 65 4.53 1.32
Tony Watson (L) PIT RP 46 0 5 3 10 45.2 57 7 19 10 34 3.75 1.55
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 47 0 2 4 0 39.2 38 6 18 16 37 4.08 1.39
Juan Nicasio (R) PIT RP 50 0 1 4 1 46.1 39 2 13 13 47 2.53 1.17
Edgar Santana (R) PIT RP 9 0 0 0 0 7.2 10 1 5 5 12 5.87 1.96
Chad Kuhl (R) PIT SP 20 20 3 7 0 97.0 104 9 53 34 80 4.92 1.47
Jhan Marinez (R) PIT RP 37 0 0 3 0 48.2 55 5 21 20 40 3.09 3.42
Felipe Rivero (L) PIT RP 49 0 4 2 9 52.2 24 2 4 13 60 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 21 21 8 7 0 126.2 129 20 58 31 112 4.12 1.26
Wade LeBlanc (L) PIT RP 38 0 4 2 1 52.0 54 7 28 13 39 4.85 1.29
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 9 0 0 1 0 9.0 16 5 15 9 8 15.00 2.78
A.J. Schugel (R) PIT RP 6 0 1 0 0 9.0 9 0 2 2 6 2.00 1.33
Jameson Taillon (R) PIT SP 14 14 6 4 0 76.0 85 5 34 24 73 4.03 1.45

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