Dave Cameron of FanGraphs had a few interesting tweets about the Pirates offense this morning.
Lately it seems like the Pirates can't hit anything, and that's probably because they've scored one run in three of the last four games. But the offense hasn't been terrible. Cameron uses Weighted Runs Created Plus (wRC+), which measures a players runs created to the league average. The league average is 100, and every point above or below is a percentage point. Thus, the 134 for Andrew McCutchen means he is 34% above the league average, while the 75% from Travis Snider means he is 25% below the league average in runs created.
Cameron highlighted the guys who are getting a...
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