Pittsburgh Pirates finding more success away from PNC Park

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2015 hitting statistics – Away

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We can see here that a lot of the big cogs in the Pirates offense are getting it done away from PNC Park. Francisco Cervelli leads the team in batting average in away games, impressively slugging seven of his road hits for doubles. Andrew McCutchen, Pedro Alvarez, and Starling Marte are all putting up impressive run-producing numbers on the road, doubly impressive upon realization that the team is not even through half of its road schedule. However, there is some room for improvement here. In addition to their toothbrushes and phone chargers, Marte and Alvarez take their free-swinging mindsets on roadtrips, coming in at a 30.8% and 30.6% K-rate, respectively. Marte and Alvarez combine for 28.1% of the team’s total road strikeouts. There is massive room for improvement in this regard. Also of note – Jung Ho Kang actually has the worst road batting average on the club, barely over the Mendoza Line at .209. This would figure to be a storyline all season, as Kang will have to work harder to familiarize himself with foreign ballparks and delivery sightlines.

Let’s now look at the road pitching on an individual level.

Next: Individual road pitching