With the call up of Walker, Tabata, Pearce, and now Pedro; the Bucs are now both young and very inexperienced. Just how do they compare to other teams? See below.
For the NL Central teams, I used the starting 8 from MarkInDallas's post.
Some stunning facts:
- The average age of our starting 8 is 2 years younger than other teams on the list.
- Albert Pujlos has more ABs (5386) than the whole Pirate team combined. In total, 11 players from the teams listed individually have more ABs than the whole Pirate team combined.
- All but one NYY (Gardner) has more ABs than anyone on the Bucs
- All but two Reds have more ABs than anyone on the Bucs. All but 4 for the Brewers & Cubs, and all but 3 on the Cards.
- The youngest player on the listed teams (Stralin Castro of the Cubs) has almost as many ABs as three Pirates combined (Walker, Tabata, Alvarez)
- Assuming 600 ABs per player, the Bucs would have to play over seven full seasons to match the Yankees present total ABs.
Team Avg. Age Total ABs % Over Bucs Reds 29.5 25,351 528% Brewers 27.7 17,538 365% Cards 28.4 16,582 345% Cubs 30.2 23,514 490% Yankees 31.2 36,488 760% Bucs 25.4 4,801