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Predicting the Stats for Pittsburgh Pirates’ 2014 Opening Day Lineup

Predicting the Stats for the Pittsburgh Pirates' 2014 Opening Day Lineup

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The Pittsburgh Pirates' lineup wasn't great in 2013. The team relied far too heavily on both their starting pitching and their bullpen. Unfortunately, other than the development of their young hitters, the Pirates didn't improve the offense at all heading into 2014. It looks the pitchers will once again be relied on to keep the team afloat.

1. LF Starling Marte

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1. LF Starling Marte

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.277/.330/.429, 15 HRs, 35 SBs, 55 RBI

2. 2B Neil Walker

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2. 2B Neil Walker

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.275/.350/.420, 18 HRs, 70 RBI

3. CF Andrew McCutchen

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3. CF Andrew McCutchen

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.301/.398/.496, 21 HRs, 23 SBs, 102 RBI

4. 3B Pedro Alvarez

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4. 3B Pedro Alvarez

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.240/.308/.474, 37 HRs, 111 RBI

5. C Russell Martin

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5. C Russell Martin

Pittsburgh Pirates Russell Martin
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.226/.331/.358, 14 HRs, 8 SBs, 61 RBI

6. 1B Andrew Lambo

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6. 1B Andrew Lambo

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.223/.302/.404, 15 HRs, 67 RBI

7. RF Jose Tabata

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7. RF Jose Tabata

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.284/.348/.401, 2 HRs, 3 SBs, 21 RBI

8. SS Jordy Mercer

Pittsburgh Pirates Jordy Mercer
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8. SS Jordy Mercer

Pittsburgh Pirates Jordy Mercer
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.276/.319/.368, 9 HRs, 59 RBI