Pittsburgh Pirates: Top 5 Performers of the Season's First Half

Which Pirate players have performed the best thus far in 2023?
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No. 5 - Henry Davis

Henry Davis has only played 10 games in the majors this season. He still deserves to make this list.

The no. 1 overall pick in the 2021 MLB Draft has been one of the most consistent bats in the lineup since he debuted on June 20th, slashing .351/.415/.486 thus far. Players (especially young players) typically find it challenging to make the jump from the minor leagues to the show, but Davis is built differently.

Davis has shown his versatility with his speed/stolen bases, command of the strikeout, hits to the opposite field, and explosive power. Oh, by the way, he went 3 for 4 to finish off the sweep of the San Diego Padres with two RBIs, including the game-winning RBI single in the 7th inning. David is also currently on a 7-game hitting streak. The 23-year-old catcher/right fielder has burst onto the scene for the Bucs, and he's only just getting started.

Honorable Mentions: Dauri Moreta, Carlos Santana, Bryan Reynolds

These four Bucs barely didn't make the list.

Dauri Moreta had been stellar this season until the month of June where it all started to unravel for him. Moreta still holds a respectable 3.71 ERA in 34 games pitched this year.

Carlos Santana has been on fire his last 7 games, going 10 for 27 with 3 home runs and 7 RBI's. He now leads the team in RBI's with 41.

After an incredible April which earned him player of the week honors, Bryan Reynolds has come back down to earth. Still, the Pirates outfielder has a respectable .823 OPS.

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