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2008 Pittsburgh Pirates (MLB)

+ Spring Training Statistics
Nickname:
W-L Record: 67-95 .414
Rank: 6th in National League Central
Run Differential: 735-884 -149
Roster Continuity 68.75% 13/30
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
Playoffs: Did not qualify
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

Paul Maholm (#8), John VanBenschoten (#8), Paul Maholm (#8), John VanBenschoten (#8), Matt Morris (#12), Sean Burnett (#19), Phillip Dumatrait (#22), Craig Hansen (#26)
National League Central Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9764.602--
9072.5567.5
8675.53411.0
8676.53111.5
7488.45723.5
6795.41430.5
  • Spring training is the name of the MLB exhibition season that takes place in Florida and Arizona. Teams are split among the 2 states and generally play all their exhibition games between teams in the same state. The division of teams has nothing to do with their league.
  • The season is ~30 games, begins in early March and lasts until early April.
  • The purpose of Spring Training is to prepare players for the Major League regular season and to give teams a chance to see their players and prospects up close for evaluation purposes.
  • A team's win-loss record is generally ignored since a team's primary goal is not necessarily victory. The primary goal is to let Major Leaguers get their work in and to evaluate minor leaguers in different situations. Pitchers may use the games to work on new pitches or try to improve on existing pitches.
  • 2008 Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training Batting Statistics
    PlayerPosHigh LevelAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTB
    Nyjer MorganCF-RFMLB27246971520033251430010.217.267.24651317
    Nate McLouthLFMLB261959131771284041220000.288.333.54287532
    Jack WilsonSSMLB301958101811110005500200.310.365.41477924
    Luis Rivas2BMLB28225713216204209400101.368.455.54499931
    Xavier NadyOFMLB292157610301501101410001.175.299.28158016
    Jose BautistaRFMLB27225610136021001101120010.232.343.44678925
    Jason BayLF-RFMLB29195651630061061100010.286.349.33968819
    Adam LaRoche1BMLB282055101860290051100021.327.371.54591630
    Ryan DoumitDH-CMLB27195181450210006800012.275.345.49083525
    Andy Phillips3BMLB31284781331111002500023.277.294.44774121
    Doug Mientkiewicz1BMLB3424465113002117610011.239.333.30463714
    Freddy Sanchez2BMLB30124461630010103300012.364.396.43282819
    Ronny PaulinoCMLB27174441120030061310003.250.340.29563513
    Chris GomezSSMLB3720433150015104300003.349.404.41982318
    Steve PearceOFMLB25163881001410102910000.263.300.63293224
    Kevin ThompsonSS-3BMLB2822385103006114830001.263.333.34267513
    Josh Wilson2BMLB271937271005004700111.189.262.2164788
    Andrew McCutchenCFMLB211534582005103900001.235.297.29459110
    Jorge Velandia2B-SSMLB332124371004005310000.292.414.3337478
    Neil Walker2BMLB221023663003013700010.261.333.3917249
    Raul ChavezCMLB351118351023000200000.278.278.66794512
    Brian BixlerOFMLB251118220102002600011.111.190.2224124
    Michel HernandezCMLB291413050002000000000.385.385.3857705
    Luis Cruz3BMLB241113442001000000101.308.308.4627706
    Jordan Pacheco1BMLB2247220000001200000.286.375.2866612
    James BooneOFAA2544131000000000000.750.7501.00017504
    Paul MaholmPMLB2624010000000000000.250.250.2505001
    Jose MaciasPMLB3444000002000000020.000.000.00000
    Luis Ordaz2B-SSMLB3244120000000100000.500.500.50010002
    Matt CavagnaroIFA+2223021002000000000.667.6671.00016673
    Tom HaganOFA2413120002000100000.667.667.66713342
    Kris WattsCAAA2313010000000100001.333.333.3336661
    Anthony WebsterOFAAA2523022000001100000.667.7501.33320834
    Edward GarciaOFA2023110000000100000.333.333.3336661
    Austin McCluneCFA+2022110000000000000.500.500.50010001
    Brian Friday2BAAA2242000000000200000.000.000.00000
    Butch BielaCA1912000000000100000.000.000.00000
    James BarksdaleOFA+2322000000000100000.000.000.00000
    Marcus DavisOFA+2312100000000100000.000.000.00000
    Danny Bomback2BA+2312000000000000000.000.000.00000
    Jose De Los SantosSSAA2312000000000100000.000.000.00000
    Joe MunozOFA2222000000000000000.000.000.00000
    Ciro Rosero2BA+2112010000000000000.500.500.50010001
    Zach DukePMLB25120200030000000001.0001.0001.00020002
    Eddie Prasch3BAA2212000000001000000.000.333.0003330
    Keanon SimonOFA2322000000000200000.000.000.00000
    Alex PresleyCF-OFMLB2222000000000200000.000.000.00000
    Ian SnellPMLB2622000000000100200.000.000.00000
    Kent Sakamoto1BA+24221200120000000001.0001.0002.50035005
    Erik HuberOFA+2312100000000100000.000.000.00000
    Jason DelaneyOFAAA2522000000000200000.000.000.00000
    Gregory PicartSS-3BAAA2211000000000100000.000.000.00000
    Ronald PenaCA2111000000000000000.000.000.00000
    Tom GorzelannyPMLB2511000000000100000.000.000.00000
    Josue PeleyCAA2011000000000000000.000.000.00000
    Victor AlvarezSSAA2521000000001000000.000.500.0005000
    Miles DurhamRFAAA25111110000000000001.0001.0002.00030002
    Jorge CortesOFAAA27210100000000000001.0001.0001.00020001
    Anthony Mansolino3BAA2511000000000100000.000.000.00000
    Angel GonzalezSSAA2231000000000000000.000.000.00000
    Carlos MaldonadoCMLB2911000000000100000.000.000.00000
    Albert LaboyOFA+2111000000000000000.000.000.00000
    Jason BowersIFAAA3020100000000000000.000.000.00000
    2008 Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training Pitching Statistics
    PlayerHigh LevelAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9
    Ian SnellMLB26234.0166000024.222111169161.268.032.193.285.84
    Matt MorrisMLB33038.0366000024.245242266102.0716.422.192.193.65
    Paul MaholmMLB26213.605300002014881490.906.300.451.804.05
    Zach DukeMLB25213.325400001921873091.119.951.420.004.26
    Tom GorzelannyMLB25116.2355000017.11712122741.388.831.043.632.08
    Phillip DumatraitMLB26002.575400001411640691.217.070.003.865.79
    Evan MeekMLB25003.60800010108440591.307.200.004.508.10
    Sean BurnettMLB25000.90800000103110280.502.700.001.807.20
    Tyler YatesMLB30108.001000020989801072.008.000.0010.007.00
    Matt CappsMLB24012.089000208.29520161.159.350.001.046.23
    John GrabowMLB29004.329000108.18442281.208.642.162.168.64
    Bryan BullingtonMLB27119.00400000813982322.0014.622.253.382.25
    Jaret WrightMLB32003.3780001086331411.256.751.124.501.12
    Franquelis OsoriaMLB26005.878000007.28551361.439.391.173.527.04
    Hector CarrascoMLB38011.2970004178111081.1410.291.290.0010.29
    Damaso MarteMLB33001.29700031711110081.5714.140.000.0010.29
    Ty TaubenheimMLB25014.5031000066331431.679.001.506.004.50
    Jonah BaylissMLB27103.186000305.25220221.247.940.003.183.18
    Masumi KuwataMLB40101.8050001055110231.409.000.003.605.40
    Byung-Hyun KimMLB291114.4050001059885152.0016.209.001.809.00
    John VanBenschotenMLB28009.0021000055551642.209.001.8010.807.20
    Marino SalasMLB27017.715000414.27440332.1413.500.005.795.79
    Casey FossumMLB301211.2550002047551533.0015.752.2511.256.75
    T.J. BeamMLB270012.0030000035440102.0015.000.003.000.00
    Luis MunozAAA26000.0020000031200301.333.000.009.000.00
    Romulo SanchezMLB24003.373000202.23110101.5010.120.003.370.00
    Elmer DessensMLB36000.003000002.12000010.867.720.000.003.86
    Brian RogersMLB250015.433000202.16441002.5723.153.860.000.00
    Mike ThompsonMLB270013.5020001024330012.0018.000.000.004.50
    Ronald BelisarioMLB25000.0020000021000010.504.500.000.004.50
    Corey HammanAAA28004.5020001125110012.5022.500.000.004.50
    David DavidsonMLB24009.0020000024320223.0018.000.009.009.00
    Juan PerezMLB29004.5020000021110221.504.500.009.009.00
    Jesse ChavezMLB24005.402000001.21111010.605.405.400.005.40
    Josh SharplessMLB270013.502000001.15220104.5033.760.006.750.00
    Daniel MoskosMLB220018.0010000011221112.009.009.009.009.00
    Raul ChavezMLB35000.0010000011000001.009.000.000.000.00
    Pat BresnahanAA23000.0010000010000010.000.000.000.009.00
    Jimmy BarthmaierMLB24009.0010000011110213.009.000.0018.009.00
    Chris HernandezAAA27100.0010000011000011.009.000.000.009.00
    Rodolfo AguirreAAA22000.0010001010000111.000.000.009.009.00
    Kyle PearsonAA23000.001000000.11000003.0027.030.000.000.00


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