Pittsburgh Pirates 25-man Power Rankings

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May 27, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Stewart (L) is greeted in the dugout after scoring a run against the Miami Marlins during the seventh inning at PNC Park. The Pirates won 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

We continue on with our complete 25-man power rankings for the previous week in Pittsburgh Pirates baseball.

4. <strong><a href=. #34. Previous: n/ath. Chris Stewart. 15. team

#24. Previous: n/ath. Pedro Alvarez. 14. team. 4. Despite costly errors and only so-so defense, Alvarez occupies the #14 spot in our rankings by simply being a power threat towards the latter part of the lineup and keeps pitchers honest. Sure, he only slashed .222/.263/.333 for the week but he only struck out four times and did come through with two RBIs. That’s something, right?  Right. So let’s move on before we really start talking about the defense.

#25. Previous: n/ath. Gregory Polanco. 13. team. 4. <strong><a href=

<strong><a href=. #27. Previous: n/ath. Jung Ho Kang. 12. team. 4

I’m just as surprised as you are. Just like Kang up above, Jose’s RBI in the last Giants game, part of a 2-for-4 night, showed that he can come through in a spot start. Although his stats for this particular week are not impressive in part-time pinch hit at-bats, he is exactly what we expected, and has not had any major headaches, outfield wall collisions aside.. #. Previous: n/ath. Jose Tabata. 11. team. 4

Next we’ll face some tough choices as we try to whittle down the cream of the crop from the past week in Pittsburgh Pirates baseball.

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