Avert your eyes: The Pirates’ anemic offense

Here are the Pirates’ everyday position players, sorted by 2012 wOBA.

Position Player PA wOBA
CF Andrew McCutchen 62 .361
1B Garrett Jones/Casey McGehee 33/37 .319/.298
LF Alex Presley 58 .283
2B Neil Walker 54 .248
3B Pedro Alvarez 38 .175
RF Jose Tabata 50 .172
C Rod Barajas 35 .137
SS Clint Barmes 49 .132

The most discomforting realization I had while looking at these numbers? Pedro Alvarez, who many would describe as being lost at the plate, has been the Pirates’ fifth most productive everyday hitter thus far. Yikes.


About Matt Bandi

Matt has covered the Pirates at Wait ‘Til Next Year, Pittsburgh Lumber Co. and now Pirates Prospects. He served as Pirates team expert for Heater Magazine in 2009 and 2010 and has contributed to Graphical Player 2009, 2010 and 2011. Matt was also the editor of the 2011 and 2012 Pirates Prospects Annuals.
  • http://twitter.com/SketchBucn Katie Sekelsky

    Start the Fort.

  • http://twitter.com/RandyLinville Randy Linville

    Hip hip hooray for the pitching staff. Can’t even imagine where this club would be if the Pirates pitchers had started off in the middle of the pack in terms of overall performance in the league.

  • http://twitter.com/jlease717 John Lease

    Sign some real players