Jared Triolo showing the clutch gene so far
Jared Triolo was not been the majors very long. His MLB career is off to a strong start, however. Through his first 44 MLB plate appearances Triolo is hitting .300/.364/.350 with a 7% walk rate and a 100 wRC+.
What Triolo has done best at the plate is flash the "clutch gene."
Saturday afternoon Triolo gave the Pirates a 3-2 lead in the 10th inning with a go-ahead hit. Unfortunately, that lead was one the Pirate failed to hold. Sunday afternoon he had a big hit in the 8th inning to drive in a run, extending the Pirate lead to 4-2.
Again, it's a very small sample size, but Triolo is off to a 6-for-10 start with runners in scoring position in his MLB career. There is something to be said about a hitter who can keep their heartbeat down, stay calm, and come through in big situations. That is something that Triolo has done thus far.