3 Takeaways From The Pittsburgh Pirates Series Victory Over The A’s
Adam Frazier may be pulling out of his slump
Pirate second baseman and lead off man Adam Frazier is off to a sluggish start this season. However, as Dave covered on Friday Frazier has hit better than his results have been so far this season.
Over the weekend, Frazier looked like a hitter whose bat is starting to heat up.
Frazier went 4-for-15 with a double and a walk against the A’s. He continued to hit the ball well, and hit two balls over 100 miles per hour that went for outs. As long as Frazier continues to have strong at bats and hit the ball as well as he has, he will get back on track.
Early on this season plenty of Pirate hitters have struggled. Colin Moran, Elias Diaz, Francisco Cervelli, Jung Ho Kang, and the shortstop position are all off to sluggish starts. So, it has not been just Frazier struggling. But as the team’s lead off man, it can be argued that Frazier’s struggles have hurt the team more than any of the other hitters mentioned.
Getting Frazier back on track is vital for a struggling Pirate offense. When your lead off hitter is struggling the way Frazier has to start the season, it can drag an entire lineup down. Hopefully, this weekend was the start of Frazier getting back on track.