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1996 PITTSBURGH PIRATES

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Pittsburgh,PA
Team Record:  73-89   .451
Result:   5th in National League - Central Division
Manager(s):  Jim Leyland
General Manager:   Cam Bonifay
Stadium:  Three Rivers Stadium
Attendance:  1,332,150
Payroll:  $21,253,500
Playoffs:  -

Pittsburgh Pirates affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Danny Darwin (40)
Youngest Player:  Ramon Morel (21)
Longest Tenure:  Jay Bell, Jeff King (8)
Top Hitter:  Al Martin (21)
Top Pitcher:  Denny Neagle (14)
Top Draft Pick:  Kris Benson (#1)

Roster Continuity:  75.84%
Top Prospect:   Jason Kendall
National League Standings
CentralWLPctGB
St. Louis8874.543--
Houston8280.5066.0
Cincinnati8181.5007.0
Chi Cubs7686.46912.0
Pittsburgh7389.45115.0

TEAM INFORMATION
Players with a dark gray box next to their salary have salaries above the league average. Players who did not start the season on a Major League roster were assumed to earn the major league minimum unless otherwise specified. Check out the payrolls section for more information.
PlayerPosAgeSalaryAvg?Lg Rank 
Jay BellSS-2B30$ 4,700,000  51 
Orlando MercedRF-1B29$ 2,700,000   
Jeff King3B-1B31$ 2,500,000   
Denny NeagleP27$ 2,300,000   
Charlie Hayes3B31$ 1,750,000   
Carlos Garcia2B28$ 1,350,000   
Dan PlesacP34$ 1,100,000   
Dave ClarkRF-LF33$ 800,000   
Mike KingeryCF-RF35$ 750,000   
Danny DarwinP40$ 550,000   
Al MartinLF28$ 500,000   
Zane SmithP35$ 400,000   
Jacob BrumfieldCF-LF31$ 350,000   
Nelson Liriano2B32$ 350,000   
Paul WagnerP28$ 275,000   
Dan MiceliP25$ 220,000   
John Wehner3B-LF29$ 200,000   
Steve CookeP26$ 180,000   
Jon LieberP26$ 150,000   
Esteban LoaizaP24$ 150,000   
Jason ChristiansenP26$ 143,500   
John EricksP29$ 135,000   
Steve ParrisP28$ 135,000   
Jason SchmidtP23$ 111,500   
Lee HancockP29$ 110,500   
Ramon MorelP21$ 110,000   
Jermaine AllensworthCF24$ 109,000   
Rich Aude1B24$ 109,000   
Trey BeamonLF-RF22$ 109,000   
Joe BoeverP35$ 109,000   
Francisco CordovaP24$ 109,000   
Midre CummingsRF-CF24$ 109,000   
Elmer DessensP24$ 109,000   
Angelo EncarnacionC27$ 109,000   
John HopeP25$ 109,000   
Mark Johnson1B28$ 109,000   
Jason KendallC22$ 109,000   
Rich LoiselleP24$ 109,000   
Darrell MayP24$ 109,000   
Keith OsikC27$ 109,000   
Chris PetersP24$ 109,000   
Matt RuebelP26$ 109,000   
Dale SveumSS-3B32$ 109,000   
Dave WainhouseP28$ 109,000   
Marc WilkinsP25$ 109,000   
Tony WomackSS-2B26$ 109,000   


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