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How well have the Pirates been hitting?

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Over the last 43 games since May 22 the Pirates have been scoring runs at a prolific rate of 5.97 per game, although their records over that stretch is only 19 wins and 24 losses, due to allowing runs at a nearly prolific of 5.81 per game.

Here are the totals for the Pirates’ batters with at least 25 plate appearances in the last 43 games.

Batter              BA  OB   SA  OPS  _BH  _HR  _BB  _SO   G  PA  AB  R  H DO TR HR RBI BB SO
Osuna, Jose      .321 .379 .698 1077 .333 .122 .069 .207  30  58  53 12 17  5  0  5  13  4 12
Reynolds, Bryan  .359 .437 .538 .975 .449 .036 .102 .210  42 167 145 30 52 10  2  4  25 17 35
Bell, Josh       .278 .357 .615 .973 .276 .096 .112 .189  43 196 169 38 47 16  1 13  40 22 37
Moran, Colin     .338 .360 .552 .912 .418 .055 .033 .240  43 150 145 24 49 11  1  6  29  5 36
Marte, Starling  .310 .363 .523 .886 .331 .054 .062 .155  43 193 174 31 54  9  2  8  28 12 30
Frazier, Adam    .331 .380 .497 .876 .354 .015 .051 .089  41 158 145 26 48 12  3  2  15  8 14
Stallings, Jacob .342 .426 .439 .865 .433 .032 .128 .213  18  47  41  7 14  1  0  1   4  6 10
Newman, Kevin    .326 .367 .491 .858 .333 .038 .059 .090  43 188 175 21 57  9  1  6  28 11 17
Kang, Jung-ho    .235 .273 .569 .841 .242 .108 .036 .273  21  55  51  7 12  3  1  4  12  2 15
Dickerson, Corey .297 .317 .487 .803 .356 .017 .038 .203  24  79  74 10 22 11  0  1  16  3 16
Tucker, Cole     .281 .324 .438 .761 .360 .000 .059 .206  12  34  32  3  9  5  0  0   4  2  7
Cabrera, Melky   .276 .311 .449 .760 .279 .034 .039 .087  34 103  98 17 27  6  1  3  17  4  9
Diaz, Elias      .288 .350 .392 .742 .327 .009 .093 .136  39 140 125 18 36 10  0  1  17 13 19
Polanco, Gregory .197 .250 .324 .574 .333 .053 .066 .434  21  76  71  9 14  3  0  2   6  5 33
                 .301 .353 .493 .846 .343 .044 .068 .184  43        5.97              

The team is hitting at a collective rate of 301/353/493 for an 846 OPS - including the pitchers and scrubs not listed above. That includes a .344 BABIP (well above average) and an home run rate on contact of .044 (just about average).

Only Josh Bell, Melky Cabrera and Jung-ho Kang are not producing a BABIP of at least .327.

Jose Osuna, Jung-ho Kang and Josh Bell are hitting home runs at elite rates, while Colin Moran and Starling Marte are above average. Power is coming more in the form of doubles and triples, as seven players are on a full season rate of at least 40 doubles plus triples.

The team is not walking much, with only Josh Bell and Bryan Reynolds (and Jacob Stallings in a small sample) drawing free passes at an above average rate, but they are also not striking out, with only Gregory Polanco (and his sore shoulder), Jung-ho Kang and Colin Moran whiffing at worse than average rates, while Melky Cabrera, Adam Frazier and Kevin Newman are putting balls in play at excellent rates.