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Most Interesting Projections for the Pittsburgh Pirates

June 4th, 2014 at 5:54 PM
By Allan Smith

As the Pittsburgh Pirates have won 10 of the last 14 games and are looking to complete a sweep of the San Diego Padres later on Wednesday, there are several players on the Pirates who will finish the season with interesting numbers should their numbers continue at the pace they are playing at past the third-way point of the season.

Here are a few of those interesting tidbits.

'Gaby Sanchez 2' photo (c) 2014, Patrick Reddick - license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Gaby Sanchez, the team leader in slugging percentage, is on pace for 25 doubles and 14 home runs in just 268 at bats. In comparison, Pedro Alvarez is on pace for 11 doubles and 30 home runs in 579 at bats. Sanchez is on pace for 42 extra base hits, while Alvarez is on pace for 41 in more than twice the amount of at bats.

Neil Walker is on pace for 22 doubles, 31 home runs and 95 RBI.

'Josh Harrison' photo (c) 2012, Keith Allison - license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Josh Harrison, who is not known for his power stroke, is projected to hit 11 home runs by the end of the year. He is on pace to do so in just 327 at bats.

Andrew McCutchen, the National League leader in walks, is on pace for 121. He is set to walk more than strikeout, as he is only set to punch out 113 times. However, he is projected to hit just 14 home runs while driving in 69, although he is on pace for 41 doubles.

Gerrit Cole is quietly on pace for 17 wins and 193 strikeouts in 212.2 innings.

Edinson Volquez is on pace to give up 31 home runs, meaning one of every five hits he allows is knocked out of the park.

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