Tag: Akinori Iwamura
The Akinori Iwamura acquisition made sense at the time, but things have changed. Even if we factor in expected positive regression, Iwamura is likely to provide slightly below average production for the season. At 31-years-old and on a one-year contract, that’s just not very valuable. It is time to replace Iwamura with the rejuvenated Neil Walker.
The Pirates will likely bat Akinori Iwamura first, Andrew McCutchen second, the pitcher eighth and Ronny Cedeno ninth often this season.