Pittsburgh Pirates: Three Hitters Who Had a Strong September

These three hitters had a strong September for the Pirates
Oct 1, 2023; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;  Pittsburgh Pirates left fielder Jack Suwinski (65) hits
Oct 1, 2023; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates left fielder Jack Suwinski (65) hits / Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
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Outfielder Jack Suwinski

After flashing great power potential in his first MLB season in 2022, Jack Suwinski was looking to become more of a complete hitter this season. The first full MLB season of Suwinski's career had its ups and downs but ended with him putting together a strong September.

In 103 plate appearances in the season's final month Suwinski hit for a .289/.359/.489 slash line. He posted a 122 wRC+, 10.7% walk rate, 26.2% strikeout rate, and an isolated slugging (ISO) of .200 while collecting 9 extra base hits.

September was Suwinski's best month of the season when it came to strikeout rate, consistent contact at the plate, and getting on base. With this strong final month, Suwinski finished his first full MLB season with a .224/.339/.454 slash line, 112 wRC+, 115 OPS+, and a 2.2 WAR.

Looking ahead to 2024, the Pirates will need Suwinski to build upon his 2023 season and take another step forward. Hopefully, his strong September is a sign of Suwinski starting to take this step, a step that could be a key factor in the Pirates returning to .500 and beyond next season.