Pittsburgh Pirates: Five Best Second Basemen in Franchise History

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – AUGUST 28: Adam Frazier #26 of the Pittsburgh Pirates in action against the Philadelphia Phillies during a game at Citizens Bank Park on August 28, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

The Pittsburgh Pirates have some very talented batters, and very talented fielders throughout their second base history. But who are the five best?

The Pittsburgh Pirates have had plenty of quality second basemen in their franchise’s history. Many of these players were pretty underrated players. A lot of these players were even ones that slipped through the cracks of recognition from their peers around the league during their playing careers. Meanwhile, some have been all-star level players and even a Hall of Fame player.

But that doesn’t mean they aren’t good players. Today, let’s take a look at the Pittsburgh Pirates top five second basemen of all time. Like with all these lists, I will be using era adjusted stats. Stats like wRC+ and OPS+ are era adjusted, so they are designed to compare players from different eras and leagues. I will also take into consideration how long they’ve played with the Pittsburgh Pirates. As always, players who had longer tenures in Pittsburgh will be waited more than those who had shorter stints, even if the shorter stint was better statistically.

So, without further ado, let’s get into the number five spot on our list.

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