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2008 Pittsburgh PiratesSeason Roster
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Jason Michaels played for the 2008 Pittsburgh Pirates
LeagueNational LeagueDivisionCentralLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknamePirates
LocationPittsburgh,Pennsylvania
Record67-95 (6th in National League Central)League Rank14thMLB Rank27th
BallparkPNC Park
ManagerJohn RussellGeneral ManagerNeal Huntington
CoachesJeff Andrews (Pitching Coach), Tony Beasley (Third Base Coach), Luis Dorante (Bullpen Coach), Lou Frazier (First Base Coach), Don Long (Hitting Coach), Gary Varsho (Bench Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickPedro Alvarez (#2)
Payroll$48,689,783 (Rank: 27th)
Attendance1,609,076 (Rank: 28th)
Minor League AffiliatesIndianapolis Indians (AAA) 68-76 ... Altoona Curve (AA) 65-77 ... Lynchburg Hillcats (A+) 58-80 ... Hickory Crawdads (A) 52-87 ... State College Spikes (A-) 18-56 ... Gulf Coast Pirates (Rk) 37-19 ...
Years Available1887-2019

Team History -- 2008 Statistics -- 2008 Roster VR -- Game Log -- Batting Lineups -- Defensive Lineups -- Starting Pitchers -- Draft Picks -- Prospects -- Spring Training -- Payroll -- Organizational Roster -- Transactions

 

The players below represent ALL players who played at least 1 game for the 2008 Pittsburgh Pirates.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 2008 baseball season.

2008 Pittsburgh Pirates Roster

TopPREV   NEXT Visual Roster Major Leaguers Active Players Drafted Players 1st Round Draft Picks Still Active on Roster
UnifPlayer NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsHigh SchoolCollege(s)Draft InformationStatusCurrent Org (Level)
46Jimmy BarthmaierP6-4 200 R-R 1984-01-06 24Roswell,Georgia MLB2003-20122008-2008Roswell (Roswell,GA)
2003-13- 389-HOU
Free Agent  
54Denny BautistaP6-5 170 R-R 1982-10-23 25Sanchez,Dom Rep MLB2000-20152004-2010  
2000-   UDFA-FLO
Free Agent  
19Jose Bautista3B6-0 180 R-R 1980-10-19 27Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB2000-20182004-2018   Chipola Col
2000-20- 599-PIT
Free Agent  
38Jason BayLF6-2 200 R-R 1978-09-20 29Trail,BC MLB1999-20132003-2013J.L. Crowe (Trail,BC)Gonzaga U., North Idaho Col
2000-22- 645-MON
Free Agent  
48TJ BeamP6-7 215 R-R 1980-08-28 27Scottsdale,Arizona MLB2000-20112006-2008Saguaro (Scottsdale,AZ)Mississippi, Scottsdale CC
2003-10- 304-NYA
 
10Brian BixlerSS6-1 188 R-R 1982-10-22 25Sandusky,Ohio MLB2002-20142008-2012Perkins (Sandusky,OH)Eastern Michigan U.
2004- 2-  52-PIT
Free Agent  
61Sean BurnettP6-1 176 L-L 1982-09-17 25Dunedin,Florida MLB2000-20192004-2016Wellington Christian (Wellington,FL)
2000- 1-  19-PIT
Retired  
55Matt CappsP6-2 220 R-R 1983-09-03 24Douglasville,Georgia MLB2002-20162005-2012Alexander (Douglasville,GA)
2002- 7- 193-PIT
Free Agent  
43Jesse ChavezP6-2 153 R-R 1983-08-21 24Riverside,California MLB2002-20192008-2019A.B. Miller (Fontana,CA)Riverside CC
2002-42-1252-TEX
DL-60Texas Rangers (MLB)
37Raul ChavezC5-11 210 R-R 1973-03-18 35Valencia,Venezuela MLB1990-20111996-2009  
1990-   UDFA-HOU
 
63Luis CruzSS6-1 185 R-R 1984-02-10 24Navojoa,Mexico MLB2001-20172008-2013  
2000-   UDFA-BOS
International  
35Jason DavisP6-6 230 R-R 1980-05-08 28Cleveland,Tennessee MLB1997-20142002-2008Charleston (Charleston,TN)Cleveland St CC
1999-21- 647-CLE
 
6Robinzon DiazC5-11 180 R-R 1983-09-19 24Monte Plata,Dom Rep MLB2002-20162008-2009  
2000-   UDFA-TOR
Free Agent  
41Ryan DoumitC6-0 180 B-R 1981-04-03 27Moses Lake,Washington MLB1999-20142005-2014Moses Lake (Moses Lake,WA)
1999- 2-  59-PIT
Free Agent  
57Zach DukeP6-2 210 L-L 1983-04-19 25Clifton,Texas MLB2002-20192005-2019Midway (Waco,TX)
2001-20- 594-PIT
Free Agent  
32Phillip DumatraitP6-2 170 R-L 1981-07-12 26Bakersfield,California MLB2000-20112007-2011Ridgeview (Bakersfield,CA)Bakersfield Col
2000- 1-  22-BOS
 
5Chris Gomez3B-2B6-1 195 R-R 1971-06-16 37Los Angeles,California MLB1990-20081993-2008Lakewood (Lakewood,CA)Long Beach St, Loyola Marymount U.
1992- 3-  84-DET
 
24Tom GorzelannyP6-3 200 B-L 1982-07-12 25Evergreen Park,Illinois MLB2002-20172005-2016Marist (Chicago,IL)Triton Col, Kansas
2003- 2-  45-PIT
Free Agent  
34John GrabowP6-2 190 L-L 1978-11-04 29Arcadia,California MLB1997-20112003-2011San Gabriel (San Gabriel,CA)
1997- 3-  92-PIT
Free Agent  
38Craig HansenP6-6 210 R-R 1983-11-15 24Glen Cove,New York MLB2003-20122005-2009Glen Cove (Glen Cove,NY)St. John's U.
2005- 1-  26-BOS
Free Agent  
64Yoslan HerreraP6-2 200 R-R 1981-04-28 27Pinar del Rio,Cuba MLB2007-20152008-2014  
2006-   UDFA-PIT
International  
36Jeff KarstensP6-3 170 R-R 1982-09-24 25San Diego,California MLB2001-20132006-2012Mount Miguel (Spring Valley,CA)Texas Tech U., Grossmont Col
2003-19- 574-NYA
Retired  
25Adam LaRoche1B6-3 180 L-L 1979-11-06 28Orange,California MLB2000-20152004-2015Fort Scott (Fort Scott,KS)Seminole St, Fort Scott CC
2000-29- 880-ATL
Retired  
15Andy LaRoche3B6-1 225 R-R 1983-08-13 24Fort Scott,Kansas MLB2003-20162007-2013Fort Scott (Fort Scott,KS)Grayson County Col
2003-39-1171-LAN
MinorsKansas City Royals (AAA)
28Paul MaholmP6-2 215 L-L 1982-06-25 26Greenwood,Mississippi MLB2001-20142005-2014Germantown (Germantown,TN)Mississippi St
2003- 1-   8-PIT
Free Agent  
43Damaso MarteP6-0 170 L-L 1975-02-14 33Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB1995-20111999-2010  
1992-   UDFA-SEA
 
13Nate McLouthCF5-11 174 L-R 1981-10-28 26Muskegon,Michigan MLB2001-20142005-2014Whitehall (Whitehall,MI)
2000-25- 749-PIT
Free Agent  
44Evan MeekP6-1 190 R-R 1983-05-12 25Bellevue,Washington MLB2002-20162008-2014Inglemoor (Kenmore,WA)Bellevue CC
2002-11- 332-MIN
RestrictedWashington Nationals (AAA)
18Jason MichaelsRF-LF6-0 205 R-R 1976-05-04 32Tampa,Florida MLB1997-20122001-2011Jesuit (Tampa,FL)Miami, NWFlorida St
1998- 4- 104-PHI
Free Agent  
16Doug Mientkiewicz1B-3B6-2 193 L-R 1974-06-19 34Toledo,Ohio MLB1993-20101998-2009Westminster Christian (Miami,FL)Florida St
1995- 5- 128-MIN
 
3Nyjer MorganLF-CF6-0 180 L-L 1980-07-02 27San Francisco,California MLB2003-20172007-2014L.V. Rogers Secondary (Nelson,BC)Walla Walla CC
2002-33- 973-PIT
International  
35Matt MorrisP6-5 210 R-R 1974-08-09 33Middletown,New York MLB1993-20081997-2008Valley Central (Montgomery,NY)Seton Hall U.
1995- 1-  12-SLN
 
39Brandon MossLF-RF6-0 180 L-R 1983-09-16 24Monroe,Georgia MLB2002-20172007-2017Loganville (Loganville,GA)
2002- 8- 238-BOS
Free Agent  
22Xavier NadyRF6-2 205 R-R 1978-11-14 29Carmel,California MLB1998-20142000-2014Salinas (Salinas,CA)California
2000- 2-  49-SDN
Free Agent  
49Ross OhlendorfP6-4 235 R-R 1982-08-08 25Austin,Texas MLB2002-20172007-2016St. Stephen's Episcopal (Austin,TX)Princeton U.
2004- 4- 116-ARI
International  
52Franquelis OsoriaP6-0 165 R-R 1981-09-12 26Santiago,Dom Rep MLB2002-20082005-2008  
1999-   UDFA-LAN
 
26Ronny PaulinoC6-3 217 R-R 1981-04-21 27Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB1999-20162005-2012  
1997-   UDFA-PIT
Free Agent  
51Steve PearceRF5-11 209 R-R 1983-04-13 25Lakeland,Florida MLB2004-20192007-2019Lakeland Senior (Lakeland,FL)South Carolina, Indian River St
2005- 8- 241-PIT
DL-60Boston Red Sox (MLB)
31Luis RivasSS-2B5-10 175 R-R 1979-08-30 28La Guaira,Venezuela MLB1996-20092000-2008  
1995-   UDFA-MIN
 
56Marino SalasP6-0 181 R-R 1981-02-02 27Hato Mayor del Rey,Dom Rep MLB2001-20082008-2008  
1998-   UDFA-BAL
 
12Freddy Sanchez2B5-11 185 R-R 1977-12-21 30Hollywood,California MLB2000-20122002-2011Burbank (Burbank,CA)Oklahoma City U., Dallas Baptist U., Glendale CC
2000-11- 332-BOS
Retired  
58Romulo SanchezP6-6 208 R-R 1984-04-28 24Carora,Venezuela MLB2005-20132007-2010  
2002-   UDFA-LAN
Free Agent  
45Ian SnellP5-11 164 R-R 1981-10-30 26Dover,Delaware MLB2000-20132004-2010Caesar Rodney (Camden,DE)
2000-26- 779-PIT
 
27Ty TaubenheimP6-5 235 R-R 1982-11-17 25Bellingham,Washington MLB2003-20102006-2008Lynden (Lynden,WA)Edmonds CC
2003-19- 549-MIL
 
47John VanBenschotenP6-4 210 R-R 1980-04-14 28San Diego,California MLB1999-20112004-2008Milford (Milford,OH)Kent St
2001- 1-   8-PIT
 
2Jack WilsonSS6-0 175 R-R 1977-12-29 30Westlake Village,California MLB1998-20122001-2012Thousand Oaks (Thousand Oaks,CA)Oxnard Col
1998- 9- 258-SLN
Retired  
30Tyler YatesP6-4 241 R-R 1977-08-07 30Lihue,Hawaii MLB1998-20092004-2009Kauai (Lihue,HI)Hawaii-Hilo
1998-23- 675-OAK
 
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