Tag: Adam Frazier

Pirates Notebook: Starling Marte Will Play Left Field When He Returns...

PITTSBURGH — When Pirates outfielder Starling Marte returns to the starting lineup, he’ll do so as a left fielder. Marte will begin his 15-day rehab assignment in Bradenton Sunday as he works to return from an 80-game suspension for performance enhancing drug use. For most of his Major League career, Marte has played left field. […]
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Barnett: The Pirates Are Doing What You Want to See With...

While the Pirates continue to rank among the league’s worst offenses this season, one area where they have thrived is in providing a balanced approach at the plate. In fact, they rank in the top ten in both walk rate and strikeout rate for the season, further highlighting that the reason they’ve struggled is because the haven’t […]
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Pirates Notebook: Neal Huntington Sees Positive Signs Despite Poor Offensive Stats

PITTSBURGH — Despite a recent turnaround fueled by the returns of Adam Frazier and David Freese and the emergence of some power from Josh Bell, the Pirates’ offense continues to under-perform. As a team, they’re 13th in the 15-team National League in wRC+, wOBA, and OBP and 14th in batting average and slugging. A lot […]
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Pirates Notebook: Young Hitters Leading the Way Lately

PITTSBURGH — When it comes to offense, the youth is leading the way for the Pirates. I wrote extensively about the hot start of Adam Frazier yesterday and talked about Josh Bell’s power surge earlier in this home stand. But it’s important to note that not only are both of those players showing positive signs […]
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Adam Frazier Continues His Hot Start at the Plate in Pirates...

PITTSBURGH — Remember the scene from Moneyball? The one where Jonah Hill sits at the conference table and all he says every time Brad Pitt points to him is that whichever player they’re talking about “gets on base.” Adam Frazier is 5-foot-9. He doesn’t hit with enough power to be a corner outfielder. He doesn’t […]
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Pirates Notebook: Adam Frazier Seems to Have a Regular Spot For...

PITTSBURGH — Adam Frazier will start his third straight game for the Pirates in left field since returning from the disabled list on May 13. Left field seems to be his new regular spot, with Gregory Polanco returning to his usual position of right field when he returns from his sore hamstring. Left field is […]
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Pirates Activate Adam Frazier and David Freese from DL; Option Chris...

The Pittsburgh Pirates activated INF/OF Adam Frazier and third baseman David Freese from the disabled list on Friday night and optioned both INF/OF Chris Bostick and infielder Max Moroff to Indianapolis. Frazier was placed on the 10-day disabled list on April 24th with a left hamstring strain. He played three games with Indianapolis this week. […]
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Prospect Watch: Eppler Dominates, Waddell Falters, Newman Leaves After Beaning

A look at how the current top 30 prospects did today. If a player is in the majors for an extended time (Trevor Williams, Alen Hanson, Jose Osuna), or loses his prospect eligibility, he will be removed from this list. Everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be […]
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Adam Frazier Looks Ready to Return After Second Rehab Game With...

INDIANAPOLIS – Adam Frazier’s return from his rehab assignment with Triple-A Indianapolis has not been released, but it might be safe to expect him back fairly soon. Frazier played the entire game of Indianapolis’ 1-0 win over Charlotte on Wednesday, going 2-for-3 with a walk and stolen base. He started in left field after playing seven […]
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Pirates Notebook: The Boost(s) That the Offense Needs Right Now

I feel like this season requires a weekly “Everything is going wrong for the Pirates” update, just to keep current with all of the things that are going wrong. The last time I covered this topic was when the offense was struggling in every way imaginable. That was when Adam Frazier and David Freese had […]
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