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.

           Catchers
Francisco Cervelli
Cervelli was acquired from the Yankees in November 2014 for Justin Wilson.
Jacob Stallings
Stallings was drafted in the 7th round in 2012.

            Infielders
Josh Bell
Bell was drafted in the 2nd round in 2011.
Adam Frazier
Frazier was drafted in the 6th round in 2013.
Erik Gonzalez
Gonzalez was acquired in November from the Indians with Dante Mendoza and Tahnaj Thomas for Jordan Luplow and Max Moroff.
Jung Ho Kang
Kang signed as a free agent in January 2015.
Colin Moran
Moran was acquired from the Astros in January 2018 with Joe Musgrove, Jason Martin and Michael Feliz for Gerrit Cole.

              Outfielders
Starling Marte
Marte signed in January 2007 as an amateur free agent.
Melky Cabrera
Cabrera signed with the Pirates in February.
Jason Martin
Martin was acquired from the Astros in January 2018 with Colin Moran, Joe Musgrove and Michael Feliz for Gerrit Cole.
Pablo Reyes
Reyes signed as an amateur free agent in April 2012.
JB Shuck
Shuck signed with the Pirates in January.

                Pitchers
Jameson Taillon
Taillon was drafted 2nd overall in 2010.
Trevor Williams
Williams was acquired in October 2015 from the Marlins for Richard Mitchell.
Chris Archer
Archer was acquired in July from the Rays for Tyler Glasnow, Austin Meadows and Shane Baz.
Joe Musgrove
Musgrove was acquired from the Astros in January 2018 with Colin Moran, Jason Martin and Michael Feliz for Gerrit Cole.
Jordan Lyles
Lyles signed a one year deal with the team in December.
Nick Kingham
Kingham was drafted in the 4th round in 2010.
Nick Burdi
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.
Francisco Liriano
Liriano signed with the Pirates in February.
Steven Brault
Brault was acquired in February 2015 with Stephen Tarpley from the Orioles for Travis Snider.
Kyle Crick
Crick was acquired in January 2018 with Bryan Reynolds and international bonus slot money from the Giants for Andrew McCutchen.
Richard Rodriguez
Rodriguez signed as a minor league free agent in December 2017.
Keone Kela
Kela was acquired in July from the Rangers for Taylor Hearn and Sherten Apostel.
Felipe Vazquez
Vazquez was acquired in July 2016 from the Nationals with Taylor Hearn for Mark Melancon.

         IL
Corey Dickerson
Dickerson was acquired in February 2018 for Tristan Gray, Daniel Hudson and cash.
Gregory Polanco
Polanco signed as an amateur free agent in March 2009.
Lonnie Chisenhall
Chisenhall signed in November as a free agent.
Elias Diaz
Diaz signed in November 2008 as an amateur free agent.
Jose Osuna
Osuna signed as an amateur free agent in December 2009.
Edgar Santana
Santana signed as an amateur free agent in October 2013.
Chad Kuhl
Kuhl was drafted in the 9th round in 2013.

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