Franchise All-Time Rosters

Pittsburgh Pirates All-Time Roster

This is the Pittsburgh Pirates all-time roster. I decided to select two players for each infield position, six outfielders (regardless of specific position), and one designated hitter for each AL team. Hitters had to have a minimum of 1,500 plate appearance. For pitching, we selected seven starting pitchers, three non-closers, and two closers. Starting pitchers had to start at least 100 games during their time with the franchise to qualify. Relief pitchers were deemed non-closers if they saved less than 30 games. Closers are pitchers that save more than 30 games.


  • Catcher – Jason Kendall

    • Age: 22 – 30
    • Years: 1996 – 2004
    Jason Kendall
    wRC+ wOBA WAR G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    113 .358 30.6 1,252 5,283 706 1,409 256 29 67 471 140 454 403 .306 .387 .418 .805

  • First Base – Elbie Fletcher

    • Age: 23 – 27, 30 – 31
    • Years: 1939 – 1943, 1946 – 1947
    Elbie Fletcher
    wRC+ wOBA WAR G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    132 .387 22.1 916 3,819 509 875 154 43 60 464 20 625 306 .279 .403 .412 .815

  • Second Base – George Grantham

    • Age: 25 – 31
    • Years: 1925 – 1931
    George Grantham
    wRC+ wOBA WAR G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    131 .412 22.0 913 3,767 625 992 191 69 74 508 58 488 301 .315 .410 .491 .901

  • Third Base – Bobby Bonilla

    • Age: 23 – 28
    • Years: 1986 – 1991
    Bobby Bonilla
    wRC+ wOBA WAR G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    132 .365 21.1 843 3,485 483 868 191 35 114 500 24 364 448 .284 .357 .481 .838

  • Shortstop – Honus Wagner

    • Age: 26 – 43
    • Years: 1900 – 1917
    Honus Wagner
    wRC+ wOBA WAR G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    150 .408 113.8 2,298 9,641 1,414 2,766 506 210 78 1,374 601 836 648 .325 .392 .462 .853

  • Outfield – Roberto Clemente

    • Age: 20 – 37
    • Years: 1955 – 1972
    Roberto Clemente
    wRC+ wOBA WAR G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    129 .365 94.5 2,433 10,211 1,416 3,000 440 166 240 1,305 83 621 1,230 .317 .359 .475 .834

  • Outfield – Paul Waner

    • Age: 23 – 37
    • Years: 1926 – 1940
    Paul Waner
    wRC+ wOBA WAR G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    138 .409 68.2 2,154 9,536 1,493 2,868 558 187 109 1,177 100 909 325 .340 .407 .490 .896

  • Outfield – Ralph Kiner

    • Age: 23 – 30
    • Years: 1946 – 1953
    Ralph Kiner
    wRC+ wOBA WAR G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    154 .438 45.1 1,095 4,732 754 1,097 153 32 301 801 19 795 546 .280 .405 .567 .971

  • Starting Pitcher – Babe Adams

    • Age: 25, 27 – 34, 36 – 44
    • Years: 1907, 1909 – 1916, 1918 – 1926
    Babe Adams
    ERA- WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
    85 49.9 481 353 194 139 2.74 2,991.1 205 44 16 1,125 911 428 1,036 3.1 1.090

  • Starting Pitcher – Wilbur Cooper

    • Age: 20 – 32
    • Years: 1912 – 1924
    Wilbur Cooper
    ERA- WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
    84 48.0 469 369 202 159 2.74 3,199 263 33 14 1,241 974 762 1,191 3.4 1.199

  • Starting Pitcher – Sam Leever

    • Age: 29 – 38
    • Years: 1901 – 1910
    Sam Leever
    ERA- WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
    82 29.3 302 228 157 64 2.31 2,016 179 32 10 721 518 412 627 2.8 1.114

  • Starting Pitcher – Deacon Phillippe

    • Age: 29 – 39
    • Years: 1901 – 1911
    Deacon Phillippe
    ERA- WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
    86 25.1 292 218 148 79 2.46 2,007 180 24 11 766 548 257 786 3.5 1.081

  • Starting Pitcher – Vic Willis

    • Age: 30 – 33
    • Years: 1906 – 1909
    Vic Willis
    ERA- WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
    84 20.9 160 146 89 46 2.08 1,209 108 23 3 359 280 297 423 3.1 1.082

  • Relief Pitcher – Mike Gonzalez

    • Age: 25 – 28
    • Years: 2003 – 2006
    Mike Gonzalez
    ERA- WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
    55 5.6 168 0 7 9 2.37 155.2 0 0 28 42 41 74 183 10.6 1.221

  • Relief Pitcher – Tony Watson

    • Age: 26 – 32
    • Years: 2011 – 2017
    Tony Watson
    ERA- WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
    70 9.0 450 0 31 16 2.68 433 0 0 30 137 129 121 380 7.9 1.088

  • Closer – Mark Melancon

    • Age: 28 – 31
    • Years: 2013 – 2016
    Mark Melancon
    ERA- WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
    48 7.9 267 0 10 10 1.80 260.1 0 0 130 62 52 42 241 8.3 0.926

    Bench

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