Pittsburgh Pirates

Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Pirates.2577291534.21
NL Central Division1st3rd5th4th
National League 5th6th12th9th
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G. Polanco
S. Marte
A. Frazier
A. Hanson
J. Harrison
J. Osuna
S. Marte
A. McCutchen
G. Polanco
A. McCutchen
G. Polanco
J. Bell
A. Frazier
J. Harrison
J. Osuna
J. Ho Kang
D. Freese
A. Frazier
A. Hanson
J. Harrison
P. Gosselin
J. Mercer
J. Ho Kang
A. Hanson
J. Harrison
G. Ngoepe
Rotation
1. G. Cole
2. J. Taillon
3. I. Nova
4. T. Glasnow
5. C. Kuhl
6. S. Brault
7. D. Hutchison
8. T. Williams
J. Harrison
A. Frazier
A. Hanson
J. Mercer
C. Bostick
M. Moroff
P. Gosselin
J. Bell
D. Freese
J. Jaso
J. Osuna

DL
None
F. Cervelli
C. Stewart
E. Diaz
  Bullpen
T. Watson (CL)
D. Hudson
F. Rivero
J. Nicasio
A. Bastardo
J. Hughes
W. LeBlanc
A. Schugel
D. Neverauskas
T. Webb
Last Updated: 02/25/2017
 
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Last Five Games
10/2 vs. STL
J. Jaso1B
G. PolancoRF
A. McCutchenCF
J. Ho Kang3B
M. JoyceLF
A. Hanson2B
E. FryerC
P. FlorimonSS
R. VogelsongP
 
10/1 vs. STL
A. FrazierLF
J. BellRF
S. RodriguezSS
G. PolancoCF
J. Ho Kang3B
J. Jaso1B
A. Hanson2B
J. StallingsC
C. KuhlP
 
9/30 vs. STL
J. BellRF
G. PolancoLF
A. McCutchenCF
J. Ho Kang3B
J. Jaso1B
S. RodriguezSS
A. Hanson2B
E. FryerC
T. GlasnowP
 
9/29 vs. CHC
J. MercerSS
J. BellRF
A. McCutchenCF
J. Ho Kang3B
S. RodriguezLF
D. Freese1B
A. Hanson2B
E. FryerC
I. NovaP
 
9/28 vs. CHC
A. Frazier2B
J. BellRF
A. McCutchenCF
M. JoyceLF
S. RodriguezSS
J. Jaso1B
D. Freese3B
E. FryerC
J. TaillonP

Most Frequent Lineup
 AvgHRRBI
J. Harrison2B.283459
J. Bell1B.273319
A. McCutchenCF.2562479
G. PolancoRF.2582286
S. MarteLF.311946
D. Freese3B.2701355
F. CervelliC.264133
J. MercerSS.2561159
 
Notes
  • 120 different lineups used this season.
  • Most frequent lineup used in 5 games.

Other Frequent Lineups
5 Game(s)
J. Jaso1B
A. McCutchenCF
G. PolancoRF
S. MarteLF
F. CervelliC
J. Ho Kang3B
J. Harrison2B
J. MercerSS
4 Game(s)
J. Jaso1B
A. McCutchenCF
D. Freese3B
S. MarteLF
F. CervelliC
G. PolancoRF
J. Harrison2B
J. MercerSS
3 Game(s)
J. Jaso1B
A. McCutchenCF
G. PolancoRF
J. Ho Kang3B
S. MarteLF
J. Harrison2B
J. MercerSS
C. StewartC
2 Game(s)
J. Harrison2B
J. BellRF
A. McCutchenCF
G. PolancoLF
J. Ho Kang3B
D. Freese1B
F. CervelliC
J. MercerSS
2 Game(s)
J. MercerSS
D. Freese1B
A. McCutchenCF
J. Ho Kang3B
S. MarteLF
J. Harrison2B
S. RodriguezRF
E. KratzC

 
 
 

Gift Ngoepe, #--
Year-to-date Stats
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Drew Hutchison, #34
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1024.05.25722
 
News
The Pirates are working to improve Hutchison's delivery, a move which the team believes would add velocity to the right-hander's fastball, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Hutchison is working on a more direct stride to home plate, something he did successfully early in his career with Toronto. "We're not out of the woods yet, but we're in a really good spot and we're building," pitching coach Ray Searage said. "He feels comfortable. It puts his arm in the best position to maximize his velocity (92.0 mph avg). With that adjustment to his delivery, he's able to get the fastball down and away instead of over the middle of the plate." GM Neal Huntington also commented that Hutchison is one of two pitchers in the early lead for the fifth starter's spot. "A couple of guys are probably ahead of others - Hutchison, in terms of the experience he has; Tyler Glasnow, in terms of the ceiling he has," Huntington noted.

Jung Ho Kang, #27
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
103.2554521623
 
News
Kang admitted to his DUI charges in Korean court Tuesday and will face a verdict hearing on March 3, DK Pittsburgh Sports reports.

In a meeting with reporters Monday, Pirates team owner Bob Nutting declined to say whether the Bucs will discipline Kang when he returns. The commissioner's office is first expected to impose any penalties. Accordingly, Kang won't likely report to camp until after March 3. David Freese will handle third base duties in the interim.

Jared Hughes, #48
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1159.13.03134
 
A.J. Schugel, #31
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2252.03.63146
 
Injuries
Shoulder - Probable for start of season (Updated - 11/9/16)
Adam Frazier, #26
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
66.301212114
 
Trevor Williams, #57
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1112.27.82511
 
Chad Kuhl, #39
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
5470.24.202053
 
Jameson Taillon, #50
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
54104.03.381785
 
Chris Bostick, #--
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Gregory Polanco, #25
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
144.25879228617
 
News
Polanco is set to participate in the World Baseball Classic for the Dominican Republic, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Polanco is set to leave spring training March 5 to join the Dominican Republic in team workouts shortly after. We'll likely get to see him in left field during the Classic, where he is set to play with Pittsburgh for the first time in 2017. He'll once again be an important part of the Pirates core next season, alongside fellow outfielders Andrew McCutchen and Starling Marte.

John Jaso, #28
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
132.268458420
 
Antonio Bastardo, #59
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
3067.24.52074
 
Tyler Glasnow, #51
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
0223.14.241324
 
News
Glasnow said he spent the last six months cleaning up his delivery, and that he's added a two-seam fastball and has switched his changeup grip from a four-seamer to a two-seamer, Stephen J. Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

The 23-year-old pauses on the first step of his windup, rocking on his left foot, before finishing the delivery. This helps restore his balance and prevent him rushing toward the plate. He's also established a quicker leg lift and stride toward the plate to try to contain baserunners. As for the new pitches, the results of such changes often varies, but adding versatility to his arsenal can help the right-hander's ability to keep hitters guessing. He's expected to compete for a starting job but could wind up at Triple-A Indianapolis to start 2017. Still, fantasy players justifiably can take a late-rounds chance on him in mixed leagues, hoping he can correct his control (5.04 BB/9 with Indy last year and 5.01 in his small MLB sample) to complement his elite strikeout potential.

Alen Hanson, #37
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
27.2265012
 
Max Moroff, #38
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
2.0000000
 
Andrew McCutchen, #22
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
153.2568124796
 
Tony Watson, #44
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2567.23.061558
 
Ivan Nova, #46
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
128162.04.1728127
 
Josh Bell, #55
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
45.273183190
 
Injuries
Knee - Probable for start of season (Updated - 2/1/17)
News
Bell (knee) has been cleared for everything except running at full speed, Stephen Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Bell has been making gradual improvements throughout spring training after undergoing minor left knee surgery in February. He slashed .273/.368/.406 over 45 games in his rookie season and fully expects to be ready for Opening Day, where he'll form a platoon at first base with David Freese. After facing live pitching Tuesday, the road to recovery looks bright for the young left-hander.

Wade LeBlanc, #38
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
4062.03.77251
 
Daniel Hudson, #41
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
3260.15.22558
 
News
Hudson will serve as Pittsburgh's closer on days Tony Watson is unable to close, CBS Pittsburgh reports.

Pirates GM Neal Huntington announced the team's pecking order for saves, listing Watson first and then Hudson and Felipe Rivero. Huntington typically doesn't permit his relievers to pitch three straight days, giving Hudson the chance to potentially close after Watson has thrown in back-to-back calendar days. It wouldn't be surprising to see the Pirates move Watson (who will become a free agent after 2017) at the trade deadline, freeing up Hudson to close in the second half of the season.

Jordy Mercer, #10
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
149.2566611591
 
Francisco Cervelli, #29
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
101.264421336
 
Injuries
Foot - Probable for start of season (Updated - 2/23/17)
News
Cervelli (foot) is making progress in his recovery and has been cleared for "modified baseball activities," Stephen Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

The Pirates want Cervelli to work out for them before deciding whether he should play for Italy in the World Baseball Classic. The progress, nonetheless, is a positive sign going forward and could point to the veteran catcher being ready for Opening Day on April 7. Cervelli missed multiple games last season with foot discomfort, so this is a situation worth monitoring in the coming days.

Dovydas Neverauskas
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Jose Osuna
No Stats Available
Steven Brault, #43
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
0333.14.861729
 
Tyler Webb
No Stats Available
Felipe Rivero, #73
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1677.04.09192
 
Phil Gosselin, #15
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
122.277262133
 
Juan Nicasio, #12
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
107118.04.500138
 
David Freese, #23
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
141.2706313550
 
Josh Harrison, #5
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
131.2835745919
 
Chris Stewart, #19
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
34.21410170
 
Elias Diaz, #32
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
1.0000010
 
News
Diaz has recovered from the cellulitis which ended his 2016 campaign early and is taking part in spring training activities.

The 26-year-old missed a golden opportunity to see his first significant action at the big league level in 2016 due to a host of ailments. He enters 2017 with a chance to eventually get that playing time he missed last year, essentially because of the fragile nature of the two catchers ahead of him, Francisco Cervelli and Chris Stewart. Diaz's prospect status dimmed a bit last year but it seems as though he's finally set to show what he can do in the majors.

Gerrit Cole, #45
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
710116.03.883698
 
News
Cole threw two innings of live batting practice Tuesday, a sign that he's finally healthy at the start of a spring training, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. "I've learned how to deal with some adversity, so hopefully I'm better for it," Cole said.

He's faced spring training setbacks in both of the last two camps. Cole is coming off his worst professional season -- he compiled a 3.88 ERA and 1.44 WHIP in 116 innings -- and landed on the DL three separate occasions.

Starling Marte, #6
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
129.3117194647
 
News
Marte is set to play in the World Baseball Classic for the Dominican Republic, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

The 28-year-old is set to leave spring training on March 5 to join the Dominican Republic, beginning team workouts shortly after. It's likely we will see Marte in center field playing alongside Pirates teammate Gregory Polanco, giving us a preview of what we will see in Pittsburgh all year. He is coming off his first All-Star selection in 2016, and will look to put together another impressive year as he shifts to center field while Andrew McCutchen moves to a corner.