Pittsburgh Pirates Starting Lineup 2/15/19 Pirates Lineup

82-79, 4th in NL Central

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4:00 pm GMT, 10/1

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Pittsburgh continues to keep a similar core as prior seasons, and power is always going to lack playing half your games at PNC Park. Adam Frazier has been around the club for a few years, but regular playing time is finally coming. Frazier stands a good chance to hit leadoff most games. Gregory Polanco has battled injuries in his career, but is one of the higher upside bats within the lineup. There are not many 30 HR bats within this lineup, but a full season from Polanco could get close. The same goes for Corey Dickerson, who has improved his contact, and is a nice bat in the middle of the lineup. Starling Marte and Josh Bell are two long time Pirates who will continue to be a part of the top half. Colin Moran and Max Moroff are both underrated bats who round out a pretty pesky lineup. There are not a lot of strikeouts within this lineup as well.

Updated: 1:20 pm GMT, 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. H. 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

2019 Pittsburgh Pirates Pitching Analysis

We have been dying to see Chris Archer out of the American League East, and that finally happened last season. He moved to Pittsburgh, and he is one of the main reasons why this rotation could be very good. Archer has projections around 190 strikeouts and a mid threes ERA. Archer is a heavy off-speed pitcher, but that has been changing over the last season and a half. He won’t headline the rotation, but he is going to be a very solid number two. With the heavy off-speed stuff, that injury radar is always scary. They floated around league average for an ERA last season, sitting at an even four. Archer has one of the better ERA improvements for his projections this season, and the strikeouts are projected to return. He is a big reason for why Pittsburgh could make a big jump in terms of ERA numbers for the Pirates. They also have Jameson Taillon, who pitched 191 innings last season with a 3.20 ERA. He added a slider mid-year and it was a massive success. He has more strikeout upside than prior seasons, and looks ready to lead this staff for years to come.

After Archer and Taillon, things get a little tricky for Pittsburgh. Trevor Williams made a big stride last season. He had 14 wins, and boasted a 3.11 ERA. He had average strikeout stuff, but limited hard-contact as the season got deeper. Williams is expected to regress a bit, but not to being a total gas can either. These backend guys will have the advantage of pitching in a great pitchers park, so it does help for contact arms. Joe Musgrove came over in the Houston deal, and has been banged up the last two years. He is an interesting right-hander if he can stay healthy, but we have yet to really see that. Nick Kingham and Jordan Lyles both will be battling for the fifth rotational spot, and both flashed potential last season. They are not long term options within the team, but Kingham had some strikeout upside at times. This should be a competitive rotation, even against a vastly improved offensive division.