Neal Huntington Discusses the Dickerson Trade and the Extra Left-Handed Power for 2018

Neal Huntington. Photo Credit: David Hague
Neal Huntington Discusses the Dickerson Trade and the Extra Left-Handed Power for 2018

During the two-year power surge in Major League Baseball that has led to record-setting home run totals across the board, the Pittsburgh Pirates have largely been left behind.

The Pirates finished the 2017 season with 151 home runs, the second-worst total in the majors. Over the last two seasons, they have 304, third-worst in that time span.

Part of the problem for the Pirates in that regard is always going to be PNC Park. In 2017, the Pirates' home ballpark was the 23rd least friendly to hitters when it came to home runs.

It's particularly sapping to right-handed hitters with a 410-foot notch in left-center field, a 383-foot power alley and 399-foot drive to center with an 8-foot tall wall to clear.

If there's a weakness in the park's formidable dimensions, it's down the right...

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