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4 Pittsburgh Pirates
April 01, 2013
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April 01, 2013

4 Pittsburgh Pirates

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B-T BA OBP SLG HR RBI SB K
LF STARLING MARTE
R-R .277 .320 .412 10 52 31 133
2B NEIL WALKER
S-R .283 .346 .431 14 78 9 109
CF ANDREW MCCUTCHEN
R-R .313 .399 .547 30 95 23 123
1B GARRETT JONES
L-L .249 .310 .459 22 77 4 107
3B PEDRO ALVAREZ
L-R .253 .333 .475 29 86 0 168
RF TRAVIS SNIDER
L-L .259 .307 .408 12 58 7 11
C RUSSELL MARTIN
R-R .225 .323 .393 17 53 6 85
SS CLINT BARMES
R-R .243 .294 .349 9 43 1 99
BENCH
SS JOHN MCDONALD
R-R .239 .282 .338 3 22 2 30
OF ALEX PRESLEY
L-L .272 .320 .431 8 30 12 63
1B GABY SANCHEZ
R-R .248 .326 .397 13 55 2 77

Enemy Lines

A RIVAL SCOUT SIZES UP THE PIRATES

The losing-season streak will continue: Get ready for number 21. There's talent there, but they didn't do anything to improve.... Starling Marte has to have a breakout season. He's kind of a poor man's Andrew McCutchen, a good all-around player who can hit 20 home runs and has some speed.... Pedro Alvarez needs to become more than a home run hitter, but I don't see that happening. He's going to hit 30 for years to come, but he's nothing more than a .250 hitter with tons of strikeouts.... G.M. Neal Huntington should go out and get a rightfielder. Travis Snider is not an everyday major league player.... Russell Martin gives them a veteran presence, and his leadership will be good for the young pitchers.... The loss of Joel Hanrahan is going to hurt. That move really weakened the team. The bullpen could have been a strength, but with him gone, there are a lot of question marks. Jason Grilli is reaching 97 mph, but he's never been a closer, so that could fall apart very quickly.... A.J. Burnett and Wandy Rodriguez could both give them 200 innings, but neither is a No. 1 starter. And Francisco Liriano is close to being done; he's a shell of what he was when he first came out of the minors.... The future rests on Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon. But they're not ready yet: Both need to go back to the minors to work on their command and learn to pitch off the fastball. As usual, it's all about the future in Pittsburgh.

The Lineup

2013 Projected Statistics

MANAGER CLINT HURDLE

Third season with the Pirates

[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

NEW ACQUISITION (R) ROOKIE

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