Pittsburgh Pirates: What Jack Suwinski Can Do to Improve in 2024

Jack Suwinski had a breakout season in 2023, but could continue to work on some other aspects of his game in 2024.

Aug 26, 2023; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;  Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Jack Suwinski (65)
Aug 26, 2023; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Jack Suwinski (65) / Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
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Jack Suwinski made improvements last season to put together a quality season with the Pittsburgh Pirates, what can he do to improve further this season?

Jack Suwinski was one of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ standout rookies in 2022. He batted .202/.298/.411 with a .311 wOBA, and 100 wRC+. He hit for good pop, hitting 19 home runs in only 372 plate appearances and owning a .209 isolated slugging percentage. Overall, it wasn’t a bad season, just not great. He was league average in OPS, wOBA, and wRC+. But he then had a quality breakout campaign in 2023.

Through 534 plate appearances, Suwinski slashed .224/.339/.454 with a .341 wOBA and 112 wRC+. Suwinski’s power got even better as he saw his ISO jump to .230. He also went yard 26 times. It was a 12% uptick in overall production per wRC+, and while that was a significant jump, he still has some stuff he could work on heading into 2024. But first, let’s see what he improved on.