Pittsburgh Pirates Starting Lineup 12/10/18 Pirates Lineup

82-79, 4th in NL Central

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vs MIA

4:00 pm UTC, 10/1

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If you are looking for a logjam in the outfield, Pittsburgh is the right place. There are numerous names here that rotate throughout the lineup, making it tough to figure out who will be in on a nightly basis. Pittsburgh is a good contact team, and power lacks. The ballpark doesn’t help here either. Back to the outfield logjam, the Pirates have Corey Dickerson, Starling Marte, Austin Meadows, and Gregory Polanco. Marte is an everyday player, we know that. Meadows, Dickerson, and Polanco are all bats that get played when they are hitting well. Meadows is the youngest of the group, while Dickerson and Polanco are relatively similar players with some power from the left side.

Updated: 1:20 pm UTC, 10/1

Starting Lineup

C. Holmes , (R), SP
1. P. Reyes , (R), LF
2. S. Marte , (R), CF
3. J. Bell , (S), 1B
4. E. Diaz , (R), C
5. C. Moran , (L), 3B
6. J. Osuna , (R), RF
7. K. Kramer , (L), 2B
8. K. Newman , (R), SS
9. C. Holmes , (R), SP
Pos Pitcher
SP Clay Holmes C. Holmes (R)
Pos Pitcher Rating GS Record IP Batters Faced Hits Runs ER HR Allowed BB SO K% BB% WHIP BABIP
SP Clay Holmes C. Holmes (R) 86 4 1-3 26.1 129 30 21 20 2 23 21 0.22% 0.22% 2.01 0.346
Pos Hitter Rating Order G PA Hits 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Runs SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
LF Pablo Reyes P. Reyes (R) 73 1 18 63 17 12 2 0 3 7 9 0 1 0.293 0.349 0.48 0.832
CF Starling Marte S. Marte (R) 87 2 146 605 155 98 32 5 20 72 81 33 14 0.277 0.327 0.46 0.787
1B Josh Bell J. Bell (S) 88 3 148 583 131 84 31 4 12 62 74 2 5 0.261 0.357 0.41 0.768
C Elias Diaz E. Diaz (R) 74 4 82 277 72 50 12 0 10 34 33 0 1 0.286 0.339 0.45 0.791
3B Colin Moran C. Moran (L) 79 5 145 465 115 84 19 1 11 58 49 0 2 0.277 0.34 0.41 0.747
RF Jose Osuna J. Osuna (R) 79 6 51 111 24 12 9 0 3 11 14 0 0 0.226 0.252 0.40 0.648
2B Kevin Kramer K. Kramer (L) 69 7 21 40 5 5 0 0 0 4 5 0 0 0.135 0.175 0.14 0.31
SS Kevin Newman K. Newman (R) 68 8 31 97 19 17 2 0 0 6 7 0 1 0.209 0.247 0.23 0.478
SP Clay Holmes C. Holmes (R) 86 9 11 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0

2018 Recent Pirates Lineups

Game Score Starting Pitcher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
9/30 @ CIN W 6-5 Clay Holmes C. Holmes (R), 4 IP, 3 SO, 2 ER, ND Pablo Reyes P. Reyes Starling Marte S. Marte Josh Bell J. Bell Elias Diaz E. Diaz Colin Moran C. Moran Jose Osuna J. Osuna Kevin Kramer K. Kramer Kevin Newman K. Newman Clay Holmes C. Holmes
9/29 @ CIN L 0-3 Jameson Taillon J. Taillon (R), 6 IP, 7 SO, 3 ER, L Adam Frazier A. Frazier Starling Marte S. Marte Josh Bell J. Bell Corey Dickerson C. Dickerson Jung Ho Kang J. Ho Kang Josh Harrison J. Harrison Jordy Mercer J. Mercer Jacob Stallings J. Stallings Jameson Taillon J. Taillon
9/28 @ CIN W 8-4 Nick Kingham N. Kingham (R), 3.2 IP, 3 SO, 2 ER, ND Adam Frazier A. Frazier Starling Marte S. Marte Josh Bell J. Bell Corey Dickerson C. Dickerson Elias Diaz E. Diaz Colin Moran C. Moran Kevin Kramer K. Kramer Kevin Newman K. Newman Nick Kingham N. Kingham
9/28 @ CHC L 0-3 Trevor Williams T. Williams (R), 5 IP, 4 SO, 3 ER, L Pablo Reyes P. Reyes Starling Marte S. Marte Josh Bell J. Bell Francisco Cervelli F. Cervelli Jose Osuna J. Osuna Josh Harrison J. Harrison Colin Moran C. Moran Jordy Mercer J. Mercer Trevor Williams T. Williams
9/27 @ CHC L 6-7 Ivan Nova I. Nova (R), 4 IP, 3 SO, 5 ER, ND Adam Frazier A. Frazier Starling Marte S. Marte Jose Osuna J. Osuna Elias Diaz E. Diaz Corey Dickerson C. Dickerson Pablo Reyes P. Reyes Jordan Luplow J. Luplow Kevin Newman K. Newman Ivan Nova I. Nova
9/25 @ CHC W 5-1 Jameson Taillon J. Taillon (R), 7 IP, 5 SO, 1 ER, W Adam Frazier A. Frazier Pablo Reyes P. Reyes Josh Bell J. Bell Francisco Cervelli F. Cervelli Corey Dickerson C. Dickerson Jose Osuna J. Osuna Jordan Luplow J. Luplow Kevin Newman K. Newman Jameson Taillon J. Taillon
9/23 vs MIL L 6-13 Nick Kingham N. Kingham (R), 1.1 IP, 2 SO, 5 ER, L Pablo Reyes P. Reyes Starling Marte S. Marte Josh Bell J. Bell Elias Diaz E. Diaz Jordan Luplow J. Luplow Jose Osuna J. Osuna Josh Harrison J. Harrison Jordy Mercer J. Mercer Nick Kingham N. Kingham
9/22 vs MIL W 3-0 Trevor Williams T. Williams (R), 6 IP, 7 SO, 0 ER, W Adam Frazier A. Frazier Starling Marte S. Marte Josh Bell J. Bell Corey Dickerson C. Dickerson Jordan Luplow J. Luplow Kevin Kramer K. Kramer Kevin Newman K. Newman Jacob Stallings J. Stallings Trevor Williams T. Williams
9/21 vs MIL L 3-8 Ivan Nova I. Nova (R), 4.1 IP, 2 SO, 1 ER, ND Adam Frazier A. Frazier Starling Marte S. Marte Josh Bell J. Bell Francisco Cervelli F. Cervelli Corey Dickerson C. Dickerson Pablo Reyes P. Reyes Colin Moran C. Moran Kevin Newman K. Newman Ivan Nova I. Nova
9/19 vs KC W 2-1 Chris Archer C. Archer (R), 7 IP, 8 SO, 1 ER, W Adam Frazier A. Frazier Starling Marte S. Marte Josh Bell J. Bell Francisco Cervelli F. Cervelli Corey Dickerson C. Dickerson Pablo Reyes P. Reyes Colin Moran C. Moran Kevin Newman K. Newman Chris Archer C. Archer

Insights

With no platoon outfield bat it is hard to find a some right-handed power when a lefty takes the hill. The Pirates infield is made around contact, but have very little power. Colin Moran and Josh Bell bring some power to the table, but when considering other options at their positions they are usually easy fades. Josh Harrison and Jordy Mercer usually find themselves in that same boat. Mercer is not the bat he was in prior seasons against left-handed pitching. Harrison doesn’t offer up much stolen base upside these days, and the power against either handedness is fairly weak. Francisco Cervelli has picked up his play behind the plate, but also in the box. Against both sides of the plate Cervelli might be the best Pirates bat in terms of fantasy right now. The Pirates lineup is a low strikeout prone offense which makes it tough using pitchers against them despite their power. They are more pesky than anything. If a lefty is on the hill you might see Sean Rodriguez or David Freese crack the lineup. Both are usually cheap but lack a lot of upside in comparison to others at their position.