The Pittsburgh Pirates have a long history of fantastic ballplayers. But who are the best when it comes to picking up the lumber?
Not long ago, we went through, and made the Pittsburgh Pirates all-time defensive line up. But what about the other side of the baseball? Who are the best offensive players the Pittsburgh Pirates have ever had man each position on the diamond? Well, today we are going to answer that question for you!
Today, let’s construct the all-time Pittsburgh Pirates offensive line up. They’ve had plenty of outstanding hitters throughout their long storied history, and some names you might be surprised to find on here.
Like with any list comparing players from different eras, I will be using stats such as OPS+ and wRC+. They are both adjusted for factors such as park factors, and era. Obviously, a .500 slugging percentage means two different things in 1920 and 2020, and that’s what OPS+ and wRC+ adjust for. Also, if a player has played a lot of games with the Pittsburgh Pirates, they’ll be weighed heavier than one who played fewer years. So without further ado, let’s get into our first position on the diamond, that position being catcher.