If you look at the season numbers, the Pittsburgh Pirates don't have the best results from their starting rotation. They rank middle of the pack in ERA and xFIP, and rank last in the majors in WAR. However, the season numbers don't really tell the story of the current rotation. The season numbers include Wandy Rodriguez. They include struggles from Francisco Liriano before the All-Star break. They don't include full seasons from Vance Worley and Jeff Locke, as those two have only been helping the rotation since June.

The rotation the Pirates have now is looking good. They rank 8th in the majors and 4th in the NL in second half ERA. Their xFIP rank in the second half is 10th in the majors and 4th in the NL.

The Pirates have seen a lot of injuries to their offense. They've seen a bullp...

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