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Avert your eyes: The Pirates’ anemic offense

Avert your eyes: The Pirates’ anemic offense

Here are the Pirates' everyday position players, sorted by 2012 wOBA.

Position
Player
PA
wOBA

CF
Andrew McCutchen
62
.361

1B
Garrett Jones/Casey McGehee
33/37
.319/.298

LF
Alex Presley
58
.283

2B
Neil Walker
54
.248

3B
Pedro Alvarez
38
.175

RF
Jose Tabata
50
.172

C
Rod Barajas
35
.137

SS
Clint Barmes
49
.132

The most discomforting realization I had while looking at these numbers? Pedro Alvarez, who many would describe as being lost at the plate, has been the Pirates' fifth most productive everyday hitter thus far. Yikes....

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Matt has covered the Pirates at Wait ‘Til Next Year, Pittsburgh Lumber Co. and now Pirates Prospects. He served as Pirates team expert for Heater Magazine in 2009 and 2010 and has contributed to Graphical Player 2009, 2010 and 2011. Matt was also the editor of the 2011 and 2012 Pirates Prospects Annuals.

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