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2009 PITTSBURGH PIRATES

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Pittsburgh,PA
Team Record:  62-99   .385
Result:   6th in National League - Central Division
Manager(s):  John Russell
General Manager:   Neal Huntington
Stadium:  PNC Park
Attendance:  1,577,853
Payroll:  $48,693,000
Playoffs:  -

Pittsburgh Pirates affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Ramon Vazquez (32)
Youngest Player:  Andrew McCutchen (22)
Longest Tenure:  Jack Wilson (9)
Top Hitter:  Nyjer Morgan (35)
Top Pitcher:  Zach Duke (22)
Top Draft Pick:  Tony Sanchez (#4)

Roster Continuity:  65.04%
Top Prospect:   Pedro Alvarez
National League Standings
CentralWLPctGB
St. Louis9171.562--
Chi Cubs8378.5167.5
Milwaukee8082.49411.0
Cincinnati7884.48113.0
Houston7488.45717.0
Pittsburgh6299.38528.5

TEAM INFORMATION
Contract data is available from the mid 2000s until the present day. Shaded records are players who signed multi-year contracts. The list of contracts may not be complete. Visit the Data Store if you're interested in purchasing the contract data.
Player NameContract Signed byStartEndLengthValuePer YearContract Notes
Jose AscanioChicago Cubs200920091$ 405,000 
Denny BautistaPittsburgh Pirates200920091$ 400,000 Minor league contract
Brian BixlerPittsburgh Pirates200920091$ 404,000 
Chris BootcheckPittsburgh Pirates200920091$ 400,000 Minor league contract
Sean BurnettPittsburgh Pirates200920091$ 408,500 
Matt CappsPittsburgh Pirates200820092$ 3,050,000$ 1.53m$0.25m signing bonus, replaced 1 year deal signed a month earlier
Ronny CedenoChicago Cubs200920091$ 822,500 Avoided arbitration
Jesse ChavezPittsburgh Pirates200920091$ 402,000 
Anthony ClaggettNew York Yankees200920091$ 400,000 
Luis CruzPittsburgh Pirates200920091$ 401,500 
Robinzon DiazPittsburgh Pirates200920091$ 401,000 
Ryan DoumitPittsburgh Pirates200920113$ 11,500,000$ 3.83mClub options for 2012 and 2013
Zach DukePittsburgh Pirates200920091$ 2,200,000 Avoided arbitration
Phillip DumatraitPittsburgh Pirates200920091$ 401,500 
Tom GorzelannyPittsburgh Pirates200920091$ 433,000 
John GrabowPittsburgh Pirates200920091$ 2,300,000 Avoided arbitration
Eric HackerNew York Yankees200920091$ 400,000 
Joel HanrahanWashington Nationals200920091$ 420,000 
Craig HansenPittsburgh Pirates200920091$ 825,000 
Kevin HartChicago Cubs200920091$ 407,500 
Eric HinskePittsburgh Pirates200920091$ 1,500,000 
Steven JacksonNew York Yankees200920091$ 400,000 
Jason JaramilloPittsburgh Pirates200920091$ 400,000 
Garrett JonesPittsburgh Pirates200920091$ 400,000 Minor league contract
Jeff KarstensPittsburgh Pirates200920091$ 401,500 
Adam LaRochePittsburgh Pirates200920091$ 7,050,000 Avoided arbitration
Adam LaRochePittsburgh Pirates200920091$ 7,050,000 
Andy LaRochePittsburgh Pirates200920091$ 413,500 
Paul MaholmPittsburgh Pirates200920113$ 14,500,000$ 4.83mClub option for 2012. $1.5m signing bonus. Avoided arbitration
Andrew McCutchenPittsburgh Pirates200920091$ 400,000 
Nate McLouthPittsburgh Pirates200920113$ 15,750,000$ 5.25mClub option for 2012
Evan MeekPittsburgh Pirates200920091$ 400,500 
Lastings MilledgeWashington Nationals200920091$ 452,000 
Craig MonroePittsburgh Pirates200920091$ 750,000 Minor league contract
Nyjer MorganPittsburgh Pirates200920091$ 411,500 
Charlie MortonAtlanta Braves200920091$ 405,000 
Brandon MossPittsburgh Pirates200920091$ 414,500 
Ross OhlendorfPittsburgh Pirates200920091$ 413,500 
Steve PearcePittsburgh Pirates200920091$ 407,500 
Jeff SalazarPittsburgh Pirates200920091$ 400,000 Minor league contract
Freddy SanchezPittsburgh Pirates200820092$ 11,000,000$ 5.50mClub option for 2010 ($8m)
Ian SnellPittsburgh Pirates200820103$ 8,600,000$ 2.87mClub options for 2011,2012
Virgil VasquezPittsburgh Pirates200920091$ 401,000 
Ramon VazquezPittsburgh Pirates200920102$ 4,000,000$ 2.00m
Donnie VealPittsburgh Pirates200920091$ 400,000 
Neil WalkerPittsburgh Pirates200920091$ 400,000 
Jack WilsonPittsburgh Pirates200720093$ 20,200,001$ 6.73mClub option for 2010 ($8.4m)
Tyler YatesPittsburgh Pirates200920091$ 1,300,000 
Delwyn YoungLos Angeles Dodgers200920091$ 406,000 



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