Two nights ago I wrote about how the Pirates aren't perfect, but they are legit contenders. The main flaw with the team this year has been the offense, and one of the problems has been their inability to hit with runners in scoring position. As I also mentioned in that article, RISP numbers are not something you should build analysis on, as explained in this article by Matt Snyder.

But let's entertain this idea for a second. If you look at the numbers, the Pirates hitters rank 29th in average with runners in scoring position (.231). Their overall offense has a .254 average.

Pirates players who have struggled in this role, along with their RISP average and their season average:

Garrett Jones: .207/.253

Neil Walker: .228/.259

Starling Marte: .230/.282

Russell Martin: .235/....

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