Found June 26, 2013 on WHYGAVS?:
Since this blog is mostly read by Pirate fans, I don't actually need to start out by saying that Starling Marte has been good this year. Pirate fans certainly know that. Seasons play out in shifts, and Marte was the first Pirate to really carry the offense in 2013. He handed the baton off to Russell Martin, who then handed off to Andrew McCutchen, who then handed off to Pedro Alvarez. All four players are having really good years at the plate (they all have wRC+ of over 120, which is sabermetric speak for "they've been statistically as good as you think they have") and they've all played very good defense. Because Marte's hot streak came first, though, and because he's been in something of a slump since mid-May (he's shown signs of breaking out of it a couple of times, but may or may not be there yet), I feel like his contributions are a little bit lost in the crowd. Since Marte went bananas at the plate last night with a triple and two home runs, l...
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