Cust is one of the corner outfielders on the Pirates' radar.
Rob Biertempfel reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates are now targeting corner outfielders following the non-tender of Lastings Milledge. Biertempfel mentions that two players on the radar are recently non-tendered Matt Diaz and Jack Cust.
Diaz is coming off a year where he hit for a .250/.302/.438 line in 224 at-bats for the Braves. That was following a season where he hit for a .313/.390/.488 line in 371 at-bats. Diaz is a career .301/.350/.456 hitter. He is especially strong against left handers, with a .335/.373/.533 line against lefties in his career, compared to a .269/.327/.382 line against right handers. He would be a strong option to pair with Garrett Jones, and would be a good bat off the bench.
Cust is coming off a .272/.395/.438 line in 349 at-bats in 2010. He's got a career .245/.378/.452 line. Prior to the 2010 season, he had 25+ homers per season from 2007-2009. Cust is horrible defensively, ...
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