Connect with us


Perrotto: Jack Suwinski Trying to Get Over Blues of Wearing Grays (+)



Baseball is a game of a million statistics. Thus, it is easy to find outliers among those multitude of numbers.

However, few statistics have ever been more confounding than Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Jack Suwinski’s home/road splits last year during his rookie season.

At PNC Park, he hit like Ralph Kiner. On the road, he hit like a pitcher – the type of bad hitting pitcher that caused Major League Baseball to abolish the designated hitter rule prior to last season.

Suwinski batted .282/.373/.609 with 16 home runs in 56 games and 201 plate appearances in home games. In away games, he had a .112/.211/.184 slash line with three homers in 50 games and 171 trips to the plate.

This content is for PBN+ subscribers only. Join us and get access to our entire network for only $4.49 per month, or get a yearly subscription for just $39.99!
Join us!


John Perrotto is a columnist for Pittsburgh Baseball Now and has covered the Pittsburgh Pirates and MLB since 1988.

Subscribe Today!

Subscribe today!

PBN in your Inbox

Enter your email address to get all of our posts sent directly to your inbox.

Copyright © 2021 Pittsburgh Baseball Network and Pittsburgh Sports Now. All rights reserved. In no way endorsed by the Pittsburgh Pirates or Major League Baseball.

Gambling problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER (PA/IL) or 1-800-9-WITH-IT (IN only) or 1-800-BETS-OFF (IA only) or 1-800-522-4700 (CO Only) or TN REDLINE: 800-889-9789.