Russell Martin is one of three hitters who have hit second in the first four games. Photo credit: David Hague

At the end of Spring Training, the Pittsburgh Pirates started using Garrett Jones as a number two hitter. I wrote about the topic during the final week, and noted that Clint Hurdle said the team was also looking at Neil Walker, Russell Martin, and Travis Snider as other options. He also said that they would be looking for some consistency throughout the year.

So far the number two hitter hasn't been consistent. Jones started there the first two games. Martin hit there the third game. Walker started there tonight.

Walker is the favorite among Pirates fans to be the number two hitter. He's got a decent OBP and hits for average, with a career .279/.339 line. Those aren't spec...

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