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 show...
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