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2008 Pittsburgh Pirates (MLB)

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W-L Record: 67-95 .414
Rank: 6th in National League Central
Run Differential: 735-884 -149
Manager(s): John Russell
General Manager: Neal Huntington
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Ballpark: PNC Park
Payroll: $ 48,689,783 27/30
Attendance: 1,609,076 28/30
Top Draft Pick: Pedro Alvarez (#2) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Gary Varsho
Bullpen Coach: Luis Dorante
First Base Coach: Lou Frazier
Hitting Coach: Don Long
Pitching Coach: Jeff Andrews
Third Base Coach: Tony Beasley

#1 Draft Picks

John VanBenschoten (#8), Paul Maholm (#8), Matt Morris (#12), Sean Burnett (#19), Phillip Dumatrait (#22), Craig Hansen (#26)
National League Central Standings
Full League Standings
  • A roster of all players who participated in at least one game for this team for this season.
  • The roster is sortable but defaults to an alphabetical listing.
  • Uniform numbers may not be complete for non-MLB teams. It is difficult to come by this information historically. See Data coverage
  • For MLB and Minor league teams, this roster was never an actual roster at any given point during the season.
  • Colleges may be missing players who were either red-shirted or who did not get into game action
  • Full Team Roster for 2008 Pittsburgh Pirates season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    46Jimmy BarthmaierP6-4200R-R242008HOU: 2003-13-389MLB-Free Agent
    54Denny BautistaP6-5170R-R252004UDFAMLB-Free Agent
    19Jose BautistaRF6-0180R-R272004PIT: 2000-20-599MLBToronto Blue JaysMLB-Active
    38Jason BayLF-RF6-2200R-R292003MON: 2000-22-645MLB-Free Agent
    48T.J. BeamP6-7215R-R272006NYA: 2003-10-304MLB--
    10Brian BixlerOF6-1188R-R252008PIT: 2004-2-52MLB-Free Agent
    61Sean BurnettP6-1176L-L252004PIT: 2000-1-19MLB-Free Agent
    55Matt CappsP6-2220R-R242005PIT: 2002-7-193MLB-Free Agent
    43Jesse ChavezP6-2153R-R242008TEX: 2002-42-1252MLBOakland AthleticsMLB-Active
    37Raul ChavezC5-11210R-R351996UDFAMLB--
    63Luis Cruz3B6-1185R-R242008UDFAMLB-Int
    35Jason DavisP6-6230R-R282002CLE: 1999-21-647MLB--
    6Robinzon DiazC5-11180R-R242008UDFAMLBColorado Springs (AAA) >> Milwaukee BrewersMinors
    41Ryan DoumitDH-C6-0180B-R272005PIT: 1999-2-59MLB-Free Agent
    57Zach DukeP6-2210L-L252005PIT: 2001-20-594MLBChicago White SoxMLB-Active
    32Phillip DumatraitP6-2170R-L262007BOS: 2000-1-22MLB--
    5Chris GomezSS6-1195R-R371993DET: 1992-3-84MLB--
    24Tom GorzelannyP6-3200B-L252005PIT: 2003-2-45MLBDetroit TigersMLB-Active
    34John GrabowP6-2190L-L292003PIT: 1997-3-92MLB-Free Agent
    38Craig HansenP6-6210R-R242005BOS: 2005-1-26MLB-Free Agent
    64Yoslan HerreraP6-2200R-R272008UDFAMLB-Int
    36Jeff KarstensP6-3170R-R252006NYA: 2003-19-574MLB-Retired
    25Adam LaRoche1B6-3180L-L282004ATL: 2000-29-880MLBChicago White SoxMLB-Active
    15Andy LaRoche3B6-1225R-R242007LAN: 2003-39-1171MLB-Free Agent
    28Paul MaholmP6-2215L-L262005PIT: 2003-1-8MLB-Free Agent
    43Damaso MarteP6-0170L-L331999UDFAMLB--
    13Nate McLouthLF5-11174L-R262005PIT: 2000-25-749MLBWashington Nationals60-day DL
    44Evan MeekP6-1190R-R252008MIN: 2002-11-332MLBSyracuse (AAA) >> Washington NationalsRestricted List
    18Jason MichaelsLF6-0205R-R322001PHI: 1998-4-104MLB-Free Agent
    16Doug Mientkiewicz1B6-2193L-R341998MIN: 1995-5-128MLB--
    3Nyjer MorganCF-RF6-0180L-L272007PIT: 2002-33-973MLB-Int
    35Matt MorrisP6-5210R-R331997SLN: 1995-1-12MLB--
    39Brandon Moss1B6-0180L-R242007BOS: 2002-8-238MLBSt. Louis CardinalsMLB-Active
    22Xavier NadyOF6-2205R-R292000SDN: 2000-2-49MLB-Free Agent
    49Ross OhlendorfP6-4235R-R252007ARI: 2004-4-116MLBTexas RangersMLB-Active
    52Franquelis OsoriaP6-0165R-R262005UDFAMLB--
    26Ronny PaulinoC6-3217R-R272005UDFAMLB-Free Agent
    51Steve PearceDH-LF5-11209R-R252007PIT: 2005-8-241MLBBaltimore OriolesMLB-Active
    31Luis Rivas2B5-10175R-R282000UDFAMLB--
    56Marino SalasP6-0181R-R272008UDFAMLB--
    12Freddy Sanchez2B5-11185R-R302002BOS: 2000-11-332MLB-Free Agent
    58Romulo SanchezP6-6208R-R242007UDFAMLBLos Angeles DodgersMinors
    45Ian SnellP5-11164R-R262004PIT: 2000-26-779MLB--
    27Ty TaubenheimP6-5235R-R252006MIL: 2003-19-549MLB--
    47John VanBenschotenP6-4210R-R282004PIT: 2001-1-8MLB--
    2Jack WilsonSS6-0175R-R302001SLN: 1998-9-258MLB-Retired
    30Tyler YatesP6-4241R-R302004OAK: 1998-23-675MLB--

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