Tuesday, April 16, 2019
How they were built: Pittsburgh Pirates
The Pirates are one of those teams that are hoping to be this year's surprise team. There is still a chance, but it looks like the team will be headed for more mediocrity in 2019. This is how they were built.
Cervelli was acquired from the Yankees in November 2014 for Justin Wilson.
Stallings was drafted in the 7th round in 2012.
Bell was drafted in the 2nd round in 2011.
Frazier was drafted in the 6th round in 2013.
Gonzalez was acquired in November from the Indians with Dante Mendoza and Tahnaj Thomas for Jordan Luplow and Max Moroff.
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Kang signed as a free agent in January 2015.
Moran was acquired from the Astros in January 2018 with Joe Musgrove, Jason Martin and Michael Feliz for Gerrit Cole.
Marte signed in January 2007 as an amateur free agent.
Cabrera signed with the Pirates in February.
Martin was acquired from the Astros in January 2018 with Colin Moran, Joe Musgrove and Michael Feliz for Gerrit Cole.
Reyes signed as an amateur free agent in April 2012.
Shuck signed with the Pirates in January.
Taillon was drafted 2nd overall in 2010.
Williams was acquired in October 2015 from the Marlins for Richard Mitchell.
Archer was acquired in July from the Rays for Tyler Glasnow, Austin Meadows and Shane Baz.
Musgrove was acquired from the Astros in January 2018 with Colin Moran, Jason Martin and Michael Feliz for Gerrit Cole.
Lyles signed a one year deal with the team in December.
Kingham was drafted in the 4th round in 2010.
Burdi was acquired in December 2017 from the Phillies for international bonus slot money, immediately after he was picked from the Twins in the Rule 5 draft.
Liriano signed with the Pirates in February.
Brault was acquired in February 2015 with Stephen Tarpley from the Orioles for Travis Snider.
Crick was acquired in January 2018 with Bryan Reynolds and international bonus slot money from the Giants for Andrew McCutchen.
Rodriguez signed as a minor league free agent in December 2017.
Kela was acquired in July from the Rangers for Taylor Hearn and Sherten Apostel.
Vazquez was acquired in July 2016 from the Nationals with Taylor Hearn for Mark Melancon.
Dickerson was acquired in February 2018 for Tristan Gray, Daniel Hudson and cash.
Polanco signed as an amateur free agent in March 2009.
Chisenhall signed in November as a free agent.
Diaz signed in November 2008 as an amateur free agent.
Osuna signed as an amateur free agent in December 2009.
Santana signed as an amateur free agent in October 2013.
Kuhl was drafted in the 9th round in 2013.