Pittsburgh Pirates All-Time Roster


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This is our Pittsburgh Pirates All-Time 25-man roster based on the best individual seasons by position. Each player is only eligible for one position and one year. For a player to be eligible at a position they had to have played at least 51% of games in a given season at the position. Additionally, we choose three outfielders regardless of specific position. The bullpen will consist of one starter for long relief and five players who made at least 80% of appearances in relief.

*Bold represents league leaders.


Starters
Position Year Player WAR G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
C Jason Kendall 1998 5.6 149 535 95 175 36 3 12 75 26 21 51 .327 .411 .473 .884
1B Gus Suhr 1936 5.4 156 583 111 182 33 12 11 118 8 95 34 .312 .410 .467 .877
2B Johnny Ray 1984 4.6 155 555 75 173 38 6 6 67 11 37 31 .312 .354 .434 .789
3B Bill Madlock 1982 6.2 154 568 92 181 33 3 19 95 18 48 39 .319 .368 .488 .856
SS Honus Wagner 1908 11.5 151 568 100 201 39 19 10 109 53 54 22 .354 .415 .542 .957
OF Barry Bonds 1992 9.0 140 473 109 147 36 5 34 103 39 127 69 .311 .456 .624 1.080
OF Roberto Clemente 1967 8.9 147 585 103 209 26 10 23 110 9 41 103 .357 .400 .554 .954
OF Ralph Kiner 1951 8.1 151 531 124 164 31 6 42 109 2 137 57 .309 .452 .627 1.079
Bench
Position Player Year WAR G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
C Tony Pena 1984 5.9 147 546 77 156 27 2 15 78 12 36 79 .286 .333 .425 .758
1B Elbie Fletcher 1941 5.8 151 521 95 150 29 13 11 74 5 118 54 .288 .421 .457 .878
3B Bobby Bonilla 1989 4.8 163 616 96 173 37 10 24 86 8 76 93 .281 .358 .490 .848
SS Arky Vaughan 1935 9.2 137 499 108 192 34 10 19 99 4 97 18 .385 .491 .607 1.098
OF Willie Stargell 1973 7.2 148 522 106 156 43 3 44 119 0 80 129 .299 .392 .646 1.038
OF Paul Waner 1927 6.9 155 623 114 237 42 18 9 131 5 60 14 .380 .437 .549 .986
Starting Rotation
Position Player Year WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
SP Vic Willis 1906 8.2 41 36 23 13 1.73 322 32 6 1 84 62 76 124 3.5 1.152
SP John Candelaria 1977 7.4 33 33 20 5 2.34 230.2 6 1 0 64 60 50 133 5.2 1.071
SP Babe Adams 1913 7.8 43 37 21 10 2.15 313.2 24 4 0 94 75 49 144 4.1 1.020
SP Preacher Roe 1945 7.3 33 31 14 13 2.87 235 15 3 1 77 75 46 148 5.7 1.166
SP Bob Veale 1965 4.0 39 37 17 12 2.84 266 14 7 0 98 84 119 276 9.3 1.278
Bullpen
Position Player Year WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
SP Gerrit Cole 2015 4.5 32 32 19 8 2.60 208 0 0 0 71 60 44 202 8.7 1.091
RP Mike Gonzalez 2004 2.0 47 0 3 1 1.25 43.1 0 0 1 7 6 6 55 11.4 0.877
RP Rich Gossage 1977 6.0 72 0 11 9 1.62 133 0 0 26 27 24 49 151 10.2 0.955
RP Mark Melancon 2013 2.0 72 0 3 2 1.39 71 0 0 16 15 11 8 70 8.9 0.958
RP Kent Tekulve 1976 2.0 64 0 5 3 2.45 102.2 0 0 9 30 28 25 68 6.0 1.130
CL Jason Grilli 2013 0.8 54 0 0 2 2.70 50 0 0 33 15 15 13 74 13.3 1.060