Best hitter - Henry Davis
The 2023 season was a poor one for the Curve offense. This is why Joe Nunnally, despite the work he did to help correct Ke'Bryan Hayes at the plate, was dismissed as Altoona's hitting coach after the season ended.
Even though he had just 187 plate appearances with the Curve and did not play for them after June 3rd, the team's best hitter in 2023 was Henry Davis. Some of this is due to Davis being really good, and some of it is due to how poor the Altoona offense was.
The former no. 1 overall pick mashed to the tune of a .284/.433/574 slash line with the Curve. He posted a 170 wRC+, 17.1% walk rate, 18.7% strikeout rate, and posted a healthy .264 isolated slugging (ISO). As part of his 18 extra base hits Davis hit 10 home runs with the Curve.
After his strong showing with Altoona Davis was promoted to Triple-A Indy with a short stint before joining the Pirates in late June. Davis struggled at times, largely due to a hand injury, but flashed his elite potential at the plate. If the Pirates are going to contend for the postseason in 2024, Davis will be a big reason why.