The State of the Pirates: Introduction

I am a statistically oriented baseball fan.  As such, it seems fitting to make my first series of posts focus on statistical analysis of the Pirates roster.  I will try to find out why the offense is so bad and why the pitching is so good by looking at the statistical profiles of individuals.

I will start with the offense, if only because I’m more familiar with advanced offensive statistics than advanced pitching statistics, then move on to pitchers.  Looking at one player at a time, I will look at statistics that I think are particularly telling about an individual player, and then give my opinion on how (and if) that player will contribute to the Pirates in 2012 and going forward.  I’m excited for this.

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