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A Follow-Up To The Anemic Offense

A Follow-Up To The Anemic Offense

My nerd-in-arms fellow writer, Matt Bandi, had a gruesome blog post about the Pirates'  anemic offense today.  Just today I was also combing through Fangraphs' sortable stats for the Pirates and here's some additional logs for the fire:

Going into the Tuesday night game, the Pirates' batters have an overall triple slash line of .202/.249/.281 (530 OPS).  That translates into a .236 wOBA (an average hitter should be around .320 to .330) and a wRC+ of 46 (runs created in comparison to a league average figure of 100).  Ghastly.

If you parse the grains of sand, it gets even worse.  With the bases empty, the Pirates are .193/.226/.302 (528 OPS) and have a BABIP of .241 (a typical hitter is around .300 to .310).  The wOBA is .234 and the wRC+ is 45, representative of their overall numbers shown above.

With runners in scoring position, an occurence slightly above the frequency of a total eclipse of the sun, the Pirates are hitting .180/.282/.180 (462 OPS).  Their collective wOBA is .225, B...

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