Comments on: Pirates Agree to Terms With 10th Round Pick Taylor Lewis Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:48:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Nate Tue, 14 Jun 2011 00:08:00 +0000 So strange comparing the year-to-year stats after the intro of the new bats.  Is it correct to assume that cross-player comparison of stats is “new bat neutral”, everything else being equal (non-injury, stable lineup, league factors, etc) or have some players reacted better to the new bats than others?