I've talked about platoons a lot this week, first questioning whether Travis Snider should be in a platoon, then pointing out all of the different platoon candidates the Pirates have. In the process I noticed that the platoon at first base is working. Like, really well. Take a look at the numbers and how they stack up to the production every other team is getting from their first base position.
AVG - .291 (10th)
OBP - .359 (10th)
SLG - .535 (5th)
OPS - .894 (7th)
I talked about this briefly on the podcast this week, but the fact that the Pirates are only paying their first basemen $6.25 M, and getting production in the top third of the league is a massive value. To get that same production from one first baseman, the Pirates would either have to draft said first baseman, or ...
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