Top 10 Pittsburgh Pirates of the week

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Jun 15, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates left fielder Starling Marte (6) hits an RBI single against the Chicago White Sox during the fourth inning of an inter-league game at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Things get a little trickier to quantify as we roll on.

4. Starling Marte is now firmly ensconced in the comfort of batting #2 for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He has wrapped himself in the warm protection of McCutchen’s bat. Yet he still remains a free swinger, striking out eight times over the week in 34 at bats for a 23.5% strikeout rate. It’s all or nothing for Marte lately, but the ‘all’ has been awesome. Collecting 17 hits, smacking two doubles, picking up four RBI will earn that label. Expect to see him in the #2 spot for quite some time to come.. #6. Previous: n/ath. Starling Marte. 7. team

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If the Pirates could have scored in the bottom of the ninth against the Phillies, <strong><a href=. #34. Previous: n/ath. A.J. Burnett. 5. team. 4

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