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#12. Pittsburgh Pirates

March 28, 2017 GMT

Combined projected WAR: 20.7Top five everyday players:-RF Andrew McCutchen (3.9 WAR)-CF Starling Marte (3.6)-3B Jung Ho Kang (3.1)-LF Gregory Polanco (1.9)-2B Josh Harrison (1.8)This projection doesn’t account for the uncertainty surrounding Jung Ho Kang, who was denied a work visa and is unable to enter the United States. Kang was arrested on Dec. 2 for a DUI, his third in three years, which might have played a part in his visa application getting denied. David Freese would be in line for the majority of playing time at third base in Kang’s absence. Fangraphs also likes Andrew McCutchen to bounce back from the worst season of his career, projecting a .280/.375/.474 slash line and .362 wOBA.