Pittsburgh Pirates base running: Narrative vs. Numbers

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Aug 9, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Jung Ho Kaffng (27) rounds the bases after hitting a three run home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the seventh inning at PNC Park. The Pirates wfon 13-6. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Third Base:

Third base might be the biggest surprise on this list, at least for me as Jung-ho Kang has been a very good base-runner in his rookie season. He has been well above average, despite not possessing the greatest speed.

Josh Harrison has missed a big chunk of time with a thumb injury, but before that he was also an above average base-runner in 2015. This, despite not even having to escape a run down this season.

I opted to not include Aramis Ramirez on this list since he’s only played 16 games as the Pirates third baseman. If I am not going to include Brent Morel for his eight games as a Pirate, I don’t think it’s unfair to not include A-Ram.

Jung-ho Kang’s stellar base-running really raises the Pirates infield base-running as he’s on this list at more than one position.

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