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One oft-repeated complaint about Neal Huntington is that his acquisitions, both at the major and minor league level, have not performed well, that all we hear about is their “potential.” There are legitimate points to debate regarding Huntington’s plan, but the claim that only a few of the players he has brought in have produced, and that this speaks poorly of his evaluation skills, is inaccurate.

Here is a list of players acquired by Huntington that have provided at least average production since joining the Pirates.
Major League
Garrett Jones

Jones was fantastic during his time with the Pirates in 2009, posting a wOBA of .396 in 358 plate appearances. His average is down this year, mostly due to a low BABIP, but he is still providing ...

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