One year ago today, I wrote an article about the 13 Boom or Bust Players Who Could Make a Difference in 2013. The Pittsburgh Pirates had a lot of players last off-season who had a chance to be a top performer, but also came with a risk that they could be as low as a bust. Here were the players I outlined last year, and the results in 2013.
Starling Marte: 4.6 WAR
Travis Snider: -0.6 WAR
Jerry Sands: Triple-A
Jose Tabata: 1.1 WAR
Clint Robinson: Lost on waivers
Marte was the only booming player from the group of hitters. Tabata didn't exactly bust, but the group of 1B/RF options didn't produce anything close to what Marte provided in left field.
James McDonald: 0.1 WAR
Francisco Liriano: 3.1 WAR
Jeff Locke: 1.1 WAR
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