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1998 Pittsburgh PiratesNational League (MLB)
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Elmer Dessens played for the 1998 Pittsburgh Pirates
LeagueNational LeagueDivisionCentralLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknamePirates
LocationPittsburgh,Pennsylvania
Record69-93 (6th in National League Central)League Rank13thMLB Rank25th
ManagerGene LamontGeneral ManagerCam Bonifay
CoachesJoe Jones (First Base Coach), Jack Lind (Third Base Coach), Rick Renick (Bench Coach), Spin Williams (Bullpen Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickClint Johnston (#15)
Payroll$13,752,000
Attendance1,560,950
Minor League AffiliatesNashville Sounds (AAA) 67-76 ... Carolina Mudcats (AA) 59-80 ... Lynchburg Hillcats (A+) 69-71 ... Augusta GreenJackets (A) 68-74 ... Erie Sea Wolves (A-) 26-50 ... Gulf Coast Pirates (Rk) 25-35 ...
Years Available1887-2018

Team History -- 1998 Statistics -- 1998 Roster VR -- Game Log -- Batting Lineups -- Defensive Lineups -- Starting Pitchers -- Draft Picks -- Prospects -- Payroll -- Organizational Roster -- Transactions
Batting Stats -- Pitching Stats -- Fielding Stats -- Team Personnel

 

1998 Batting Statistics

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UnifPlayerPosBaAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%Draft InformationStatusCurrent Org (Level)
5Tony Womack2bL2815965585185267345588389406514.282.319.357.67623436704.323.075.209.3015.413.42.50.4218.319.5
1991- 7- 201-PIT
 
29Kevin Young1bR291595928816040227108157441271109120.270.328.481.80928569656.298.211.299.3486.719.42.94.121.943.1
1990- 7- 187-PIT
 
11Jose GuillenrfR22153573601533821484352110061407.267.298.414.71223754605.300.147.180.3103.516.54.82.340.935.3
1992-   UDFA-PIT
 
18Jason KendallcR241495359517536312752655151312836.327.411.473.88425351627.340.146.280.3908.18.11.01.944.629.1
1992- 1-  23-PIT
Retired  
28Al MartinlfL301254405710515212472033291502213.239.296.364.66016029479.274.125.236.2926.719.02.82.536.727.6
1985- 8- 198-ATL
 
6Lou CollierssR24110334308213623422317063568.246.316.338.65411321379.300.092.186.2898.218.52.30.5167.025.6
1992-31- 875-PIT
 
12Turner Wardcf-lfB33123282337413394654274044714.262.328.426.75412025324.271.164.262.3288.312.41.52.831.333.8
1986-18- 470-NYA
 
16Aramis Ramirez3bR207225123599162401187241103.235.296.351.6478816275.305.116.183.2906.626.24.02.241.827.1
1994-   UDFA-PIT
Retired  
46Jermaine AllensworthcfR2669233307213332484174373101.309.372.429.80110019261.367.120.210.3576.516.52.51.277.726.4
1993- 1-  34-PIT
 
2Kevin PolcovichssR2881212184012001443153353327.189.255.245.5005212238.220.056.132.2286.313.92.20.00.030.0
1992-30- 847-PIT
 
17Doug Strange3bB34901859328001410103913215.173.217.216.433408201.216.043.103.1975.019.43.90.00.025.0
1985- 7- 184-DET
 
30Manny Martinezcf-lfR277318021451126240394423203.250.290.433.7237819196.295.183.217.3124.622.54.93.130.042.2
1988-   UDFA-OAK
 
14Freddy Garcia3bR2556172274411192602184520133.256.332.488.8208421193.294.232.326.3499.323.32.54.719.147.7
1991-   UDFA-TOR
 
13Adrian BrowncfB2441152204341054091804003.283.323.322.645495165.321.039.125.2935.510.92.00.00.011.6
1992-48-1351-PIT
 
25Mark Smithlf-rfR285912818256021370102630301.195.264.289.553378144.223.094.227.2516.918.12.61.464.032.0
1991- 1-   9-BAL
 
15Keith OsikcR293998821400712131622124.214.316.255.571254116.253.041.163.26411.213.81.20.00.019.1
1990-24- 641-PIT
 
67Francisco CordovapR2633753911010022902002.120.143.160.30312279.196.040.067.1372.536.714.50.00.022.2
1996-   UDFA-PIT
 
22Jason SchmidtpR25336216200200225012101.097.123.129.2528277.158.032.065.1162.632.512.50.00.033.3
1991- 8- 205-ATL
 
10Abraham NunezssB222452610201242121403001.192.344.288.63215367.243.096.365.30317.920.91.21.552.030.0
1994-   UDFA-TOR
 
47Jon LieberpL2827483810010032007000.167.216.188.4049158.286.021.083.1905.234.56.70.00.012.5
1992- 2-  44-KCA
 
19Emil BrownlfR23133921010030011110000.256.293.282.57511141.357.026.051.2632.426.811.00.00.010.0
1994- 6- 149-OAK
 
38Chris PeterspL263739290002101904000.231.250.231.4819044.300.000.051.2202.320.59.00.00.00.0
1993-37-1046-PIT
 
34Esteban LoaizapR262129270003001503001.241.267.241.5087033.292.000.034.2333.015.25.00.00.00.0
1991-   UDFA-PIT
 
31Chance Sanford3bL261428341103001600001.143.172.250.4227229.182.107.143.1843.520.76.00.00.050.0
1992-27- 763-PIT
 
56Jose SilvapR2417270110000021015001.037.133.074.2072135.059.037.111.1145.728.65.00.00.0100.0
1991- 6- 172-TOR
 
27Tim Laker1bR281424291012001300101.375.385.542.92713226.381.167.208.3953.911.53.03.924.022.2
1988- 6- 154-MON
 
57Todd Van PoppelpR261812231001001401000.250.308.333.6414114.375.083.167.2907.128.64.00.00.033.3
1990- 1-  14-OAK
 
62Steve BieserlfL301311231001002200001.273.385.364.7494113.333.091.273.34515.415.41.00.00.033.3
1989-32- 820-PHI
 
71Elmer DessenspR26428000001001403000.000.111.000.1110012.000.000.125.0798.333.34.00.00.00.0
1993-   UDFA-PIT
 
48Sean LawrencepL2776000000000400000.000.000.000.000006.000.000.000.0000.066.70.00.00.00.0
1992- 6- 175-PIT
 
41Jason ChristiansenpR28574010001000100000.250.250.250.500104.333.000.000.2250.025.00.00.00.00.0
1991-   UDFA-PIT
 
64Mike WilliamspR29373000000000202000.000.000.000.000005.000.000.000.0000.040.00.00.00.00.0
1990-14- 374-PHI
 
73Ricardo RinconpL28582000000000000001.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.00.00.00.00.00.0
1997-   UDFA-PIT
 
36Javier MartinezpR21341000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.0100.00.00.00.00.0
1994- 3-  78-CHN
 
49Jeff TabakapR34371000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.0100.00.00.00.00.0
1986- 2-  43-MON
 
51Rich LoisellepR26520000000000001000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00.00.00.00.00.0
1991-38- 991-SDN
 
Batting Totals: (36 players)162549365013952713510761315951393106091785622102.254.311.374.68520574136111.294.374.212.0006.417.42.71.851.329.6 

1998 Pitching Statistics

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UnifPlayerThAgePosHiLvlWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPctFIPDraftStatusCurrent Org (Level)
67Francisco CordovaR26STMLB13143.31333303200220.1204918122691571131.248.330.902.826.412.283.72.4813.99
1996-   UDFA-PIT
 
22Jason SchmidtR25STMLB11144.07333300000214.122810697247115815141.409.571.012.986.632.234.45.4404.17
1991- 8- 205-ATL
 
47Jon LieberR28STMLB8144.11292812011171.0182937823401380331.309.581.212.117.263.454.89.3644.03
1992- 2-  44-KCA
 
38Chris PetersL26S/RMLB8103.473921181071148.0142635713551034131.338.640.793.346.261.873.83.4444.06
1993-37-1046-PIT
 
56Jose SilvaR24STMLB674.40181801000100.11045549730642211.349.330.632.695.742.134.93.4623.70
1991- 6- 172-TOR
 
34Esteban LoaizaR26S/RMLB654.5221147003091.29650461330531231.389.431.282.955.201.774.91.5454.91
1991-   UDFA-PIT
 
71Elmer DessensR26RelMLB265.6743538008074.29050471025431001.5510.851.213.015.181.726.03.2504.73
1993-   UDFA-PIT
 
73Ricardo RinconL28R/CLMLB022.916006000271465.0503121629642001.226.920.834.028.862.214.29.0003.71
1997-   UDFA-PIT
 
41Jason ChristiansenL28RelMLB332.51600600019664.2512218227713001.217.100.283.769.882.633.06.5002.60
1991-   UDFA-PIT
 
51Rich LoiselleR26R/CLMLB273.445405400431955.0562621236480021.679.160.335.897.851.334.25.2223.94
1991-38- 991-SDN
 
64Mike WilliamsR29RelMLB421.9437136009051.0391211116593001.086.880.182.8210.413.692.12.6672.02
1990-14- 374-PHI
 
49Jeff TabakaL34RelMLB223.0237037009050.2371917622401051.186.571.073.917.111.823.37.5004.70
1986- 2-  43-MON
 
57Todd Van PoppelR26S/RMLB125.3618711003047.0533228418325301.5110.150.773.456.131.786.13.3334.03
1990- 1-  14-OAK
 
36Javier MartinezR21RelMLB014.83370370013041.0393222534425041.788.561.107.469.221.247.02.0005.46
1994- 3-  78-CHN
 
48Sean LawrenceL27S/RMLB217.32734000019.2251616410121001.8211.441.834.585.491.207.32.6676.09
1992- 6- 175-PIT
 
53Jeff McCurryR28RelMLB136.5216016008019.124141449110011.7311.171.864.195.121.226.52.2506.24
1990-14- 376-PIT
 
35Marc WilkinsR27RelMLB003.5216016006015.1136619171121.467.630.595.289.981.893.52.0003.92
1992-47-1323-PIT
 
Pitching Totals: (17 players)69933.9116316339572156411449143371862914753011124514311.358.900.913.296.912.104.46.426  

1998 Fielding Statistics

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PosPlayer NameAgeHiLvlC-PosGGSInnPOAEDPTCFPctRFgRFiSBCSPBGPShareTm-ShareFielding by Day
PRicardo Rincon28MLBp60-65392214.8570.200.18---60100.037.0Fielding by Day
PJason Christiansen28MLBp60-6425108.8750.120.11---60100.037.0Fielding by Day
PRich Loiselle26MLBp54-5521000121.0000.220.22---54100.033.3Fielding by Day
PElmer Dessens26MLBp43-74491014.9290.300.18---43100.026.5Fielding by Day
PChris Peters26MLBp39-1483163222.8640.490.13---39100.024.1Fielding by Day
PMike Williams29MLBp37-510131014.9290.350.25---37100.022.8Fielding by Day
PJeff Tabaka34MLBp37-501101112.9170.300.22---37100.022.8Fielding by Day
PJavier Martinez21MLBp37-4120103.6670.050.05---37100.022.8Fielding by Day
PFrancisco Cordova26MLBp33-22012301143.9771.270.19---33100.020.4Fielding by Day
PJason Schmidt25MLBp33-2147162225.9200.700.11---33100.020.4Fielding by Day
PJon Lieber28MLBp29-171121701291.0001.000.17---29100.017.9Fielding by Day
PEsteban Loaiza26MLBp21-91101803281.0001.330.31---21100.013.0Fielding by Day
PJose Silva24MLBp18-10031801211.0001.170.21---18100.011.1Fielding by Day
PTodd Van Poppel26MLBp18-47120031.0000.170.06---18100.011.1Fielding by Day
PMarc Wilkins27MLBp16-15010011.0000.060.07---16100.09.9Fielding by Day
PJeff McCurry28MLBp16-19130041.0000.250.21---16100.09.9Fielding by Day
PSean Lawrence27MLBp7-19020021.0000.290.11---7100.04.3Fielding by Day
PosPlayer NameAgeHiLvlC-PosGGSInnPOAEDPTCFPctRFgRFiSBCSPBGPShareTm-ShareFielding by Day
CJason Kendall24MLBc144--1015589101082.9927.450.008332914996.688.9Fielding by Day
CKeith Osik29MLBc26--14312011551.0005.960.0012743966.716.0Fielding by Day
CTim Laker28MLBc1--200021.0002.000.00--1147.10.6Fielding by Day
PosPlayer NameAgeHiLvlC-PosGGSInnPOAEDPTCFPctRFgRFiSBCSPBGPShareTm-ShareFielding by Day
1BKevin Young29MLB1b157--13348081391422.9949.010.00---15998.796.9Fielding by Day
1BMark Smith28MLBlf-rf6--30403341.0005.670.00---5910.23.7Fielding by Day
1BTim Laker28MLBc4--33104341.0008.500.00---1428.62.5Fielding by Day
1BFreddy Garcia25MLB3b-lf4--2521228.9646.750.00---567.12.5Fielding by Day
1BDoug Strange34MLB3b-2b3--210031.0001.000.00---903.31.9Fielding by Day
PosPlayer NameAgeHiLvlC-PosGGSInnPOAEDPTCFPctRFgRFiSBCSPBGPShareTm-ShareFielding by Day
2BTony Womack28MLBss-2b152--30445017104771.9784.960.00---15995.693.8Fielding by Day
2BKevin Polcovich28MLBss15--153709521.0003.470.00---8118.59.3Fielding by Day
2BDoug Strange34MLB3b-2b9--171806351.0003.890.00---9010.05.6Fielding by Day
2BChance Sanford26MLB3b-2b1--10102.5001.000.00---147.10.6Fielding by Day
PosPlayer NameAgeHiLvlC-PosGGSInnPOAEDPTCFPctRFgRFiSBCSPBGPShareTm-ShareFielding by Day
3BAramis Ramirez20MLB3b71--29114913152.9412.010.00---7298.643.8Fielding by Day
3BFreddy Garcia25MLB3b-lf47--2810279137.9492.770.00---5683.929.0Fielding by Day
3BDoug Strange34MLB3b-2b42--25545384.9401.880.00---9046.725.9Fielding by Day
3BKevin Polcovich28MLBss8--21701191.0002.380.00---819.94.9Fielding by Day
3BKeith Osik29MLBc7--9181428.9643.860.00---3917.94.3Fielding by Day
3BChance Sanford26MLB3b-2b5--451210.9001.800.00---1435.73.1Fielding by Day
PosPlayer NameAgeHiLvlC-PosGGSInnPOAEDPTCFPctRFgRFiSBCSPBGPShareTm-ShareFielding by Day
SSLou Collier24MLBss-lf107--1482871856453.9604.070.00---11097.366.0Fielding by Day
SSKevin Polcovich28MLBss54--591592032238.9164.040.00---8166.733.3Fielding by Day
SSAbraham Nunez22MLBss-2b23--3360712100.9304.040.00---2495.814.2Fielding by Day
SSTony Womack28MLBss-2b2--110021.0001.000.00---1591.31.2Fielding by Day
SSChance Sanford26MLB3b-2b1--010011.0001.000.00---147.10.6Fielding by Day
PosPlayer NameAgeHiLvlC-PosGGSInnPOAEDPTCFPctRFgRFiSBCSPBGPShareTm-ShareFielding by Day
LFAl Martin30MLBlf114--192631201.9851.740.00---12591.270.4Fielding by Day
LFTurner Ward33MLBrf-cf41--3212035.9430.800.00---12333.325.3Fielding by Day
LFManny Martinez27MLBcf26--30000301.0001.150.00---7335.616.0Fielding by Day
LFMark Smith28MLBlf-rf16--24000241.0001.500.00---5927.19.9Fielding by Day
LFEmil Brown23MLBcf-lf9--17200191.0002.110.00---1369.25.6Fielding by Day
LFAdrian Brown24MLBcf-rf3--70108.8752.330.00---417.31.9Fielding by Day
LFSteve Bieser30MLBcf-lf1--000000.000.00---137.70.6Fielding by Day
PosPlayer NameAgeHiLvlC-PosGGSInnPOAEDPTCFPctRFgRFiSBCSPBGPShareTm-ShareFielding by Day
CFJermaine Allensworth26MLBcf66--144432151.9802.240.00---6995.740.7Fielding by Day
CFTurner Ward33MLBrf-cf48--95510101.9902.080.00---12339.029.6Fielding by Day
CFManny Martinez27MLBcf37--5801059.9831.570.00---7350.722.8Fielding by Day
CFAdrian Brown24MLBcf-rf34--7231276.9872.210.00---4182.921.0Fielding by Day
CFTony Womack28MLBss-2b5--400041.0000.800.00---1593.13.1Fielding by Day
CFJose Guillen22MLBrf-lf2--500051.0002.500.00---1531.31.2Fielding by Day
CFEmil Brown23MLBcf-lf1--400041.0004.000.00---137.70.6Fielding by Day
PosPlayer NameAgeHiLvlC-PosGGSInnPOAEDPTCFPctRFgRFiSBCSPBGPShareTm-ShareFielding by Day
RFJose Guillen22MLBrf-lf149--27916104305.9671.980.00---15397.492.0Fielding by Day
RFTurner Ward33MLBrf-cf22--35101361.0001.640.00---12317.913.6Fielding by Day
RFMark Smith28MLBlf-rf9--1801019.9472.000.00---5915.35.6Fielding by Day
RFManny Martinez27MLBcf3--400041.0001.330.00---734.11.9Fielding by Day
RFAdrian Brown24MLBcf-rf1--400041.0004.000.00---412.40.6Fielding by Day
RFEmil Brown23MLBcf-lf1--000000.000.00---137.70.6Fielding by Day
PosPlayer NameAgeHiLvlC-PosGGSInnPOAEDPTCFPctRFgRFiSBCSPBGPShareTm-ShareFielding by Day
DHMark Smith28MLBlf-rf3--000000.000.00---595.11.9Fielding by Day
DHAl Martin30MLBlf2--000000.000.00---1251.61.2Fielding by Day
DHTurner Ward33MLBrf-cf1--000000.000.00---1230.80.6Fielding by Day

1998 Team Personnel

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Player NameRoleBornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft InformationPos
Steve BlassBroadcaster1942-04-18 56Canaan,Connecticut MLB1960-19741964-1974
1960-   UDFA-PIT
P
Cam BonifayGeneral Manager1952-02-12 46St. Petersburg,Florida --   1B
Pablo CruzScout1947-03-21 51Santo Domingo,Dom Rep AAA1977-1978-   IF
Tom DettoreMinor League Pitching Coordinator1947-11-17 50Canonsburg,Pennsylvania MLB1973-19771973-1976
1968- 3-  58-PIT
P
Steven FlemingScout1957-01-19 41Fort Belvoir,Virginia A1979-1979-
1975-10- 236-PIT
OF
Elmer GrayFront office -Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania --   SCOUT
Duane GustavsonScout1955-01-22 43Mundelein,Illinois AAA1977-1981-
1976-10- 223-CHN
C
Joe JonesFirst Base Coach1941-12-13 56Lebanon,Tennessee --   COACH
Craig KornfeldScout1958-03-10 40Manhasset,New York AA1978-1981-
1978- 2-  40-CHN
2B-SS
Gene LamontManager1946-12-25 51Rockford,Illinois MLB1965-19771970-1975
1965- 1-  13-DET
C
Chris LeinMajor League Advance Scout1958-10-23 39Staten Island,New York AA1979-1988-
1979-16- 415-NYA
P
Jack LindThird Base Coach1946-06-08 52Denver,Colorado MLB1974-19841974-1975
1967- 7- 124-HOU
SS-3B
Jose LunaScout1965-08-27 32Santiago,Dom Rep RK1984-1984-   OF
Rick RenickBench Coach1944-03-16 54London,Ohio MLB1965-19781968-1972
1965-   UDFA-MIN
3B-OF
Steve RihaScout -- --   SCOUT
Pat RoesslerMinor League Hitting Coordinator1959-12-27 38Phoenix,Arizona --   COACH
Doug TakaragawaScout -- --   SCOUT
Bob WalkBroadcaster1956-11-26 41Van Nuys,California MLB1976-19931980-1993
1976- 5- 101-PHI
P
Michael WilliamsScout -- --   SCOUT
Spin WilliamsBullpen Coach1957-01-05 41Davenport,Iowa AA1979-1984-   P