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March 14, 2013; Clearwater, FL, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates left fielder Felix Pie (26) at bat against
March 14, 2013; Clearwater, FL, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates left fielder Felix Pie (26) at bat against / Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

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Felix Pie

Felix Pie was a former top prospect for the Chicago Cubs. Pie played in parts of six MLB seasons with the Cubs, Baltimore Orioles, and Pirates, hitting .246/.295/.369 with a 73 wRC+. Pie was signed by the Pirates in the 2012-2013 off-season and would appear in 27 games and receive 31 plate appearances and have four hits, 13 K’s, and two walks.

But Pie looked like the former top prospect many were hoping he could become in Spring. He slashed .318/.423/.568 with a higher walk rate (13.2 percent) than strikeout rate (11.3 percent). Pie hit for some pop with a .250 isolated slugging percentage as well. With his outstanding BB:K ratio, power output, and batting well over .300, Pie finished the 2013 Preseason with a .425 wOBA and 155 wRC+.

Pie was one of the best hitters on the Pirates during March 2013. He posted a better wRC+ than Andrew McCutchen by 52 percent. He had a higher OPS than Starling Marte by 150 points. Gaby Sanchez was the only hitter better than Pie, with a better OPS, wOBA, and wRC+ than the former outfield prospect.

Honorable mentions: Michael Ryan, Corey Dickerson