Originally written on Pirates Prospects  |  Last updated 10/19/14
Clint Barmes is having a miserable year with the bat. I don’t really care, though. He could hit .000 and his glove would more than make up for his awful bat. I’m kidding. That’s a ridiculous notion. Barmes’ inability to provide any tangible offense continues to weigh this team down. That got me to thinking about two players from the 1980s. They weren’t full time players, so their at bats were pieced together over the years, but they put up similar lines to what Barmes has done in 2012. Heading into the game of Saturday September 1, Barmes, who was 0-3 before being lifted mercifully for a pinch hitter, posted the following numbers: 380 at bats 28 runs 84 hits 15 doubles 1 triple 6 homers 39 RBI 8 walks 90 strikeouts .221/.247/.313/.561 55 OPS+ Mystery player #1 played for the Pirates primarily from 1980 to 1986 545 at bats 39 runs 126 hits 30 doubles 0 triples 5 homers 48 RBI 12 walks 66 strikeouts .250/.265/.339/.604 67 OPS+ Mystery player #2 was primarily a Pirate from 1978 to 198...
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