The Pittsburgh Pirates’ No All-Star Game All-Star Team

PITTSBURGH, PA - AUGUST 08: Neil Walker #18 of the Pittsburgh Pirates in action against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the game at PNC Park on August 8, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - AUGUST 08: Neil Walker #18 of the Pittsburgh Pirates in action against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the game at PNC Park on August 8, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images) /
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The Pittsburgh Pirates have had some very notable players throughout their history, but some of those players never went to the mid-summer classic.

The Pittsburgh Pirates have had many notable and fantastic players throughout their history. We all know the likes of Roberto Clemente, Willie Stargell, Dave Parker, Andrew McCutchen, Ralph Kiner, Honus Wagner, and so on and so forth.

Since 1933, there has been an MLB All-Star game almost every year. The players I mentioned have all been to at least one in their careers as professional baseball players. But not every good player is recognized at the all-star game. Many get snubbed from all-star games throughout their careers because All-Star voting ends up being a popularity contest.

The All-Star game is quickly approaching. It’s just a few weeks away at this point. Today, I want to go through the Pirates’ long history and look at the Pirates’ no-All-Star All-Star team. All of these players have never been to Major League Baseball’s all-star game in their entire professional careers. There are many instances where they had extremely productive seasons and players, yet never went to the Mid-Summer Classic.

To decide who makes this team, I’ve taken a look at players who have played at least 3 mostly full seasons as members of the Pittsburgh Pirates. fWAR was one of the main deciding factors in this list as well. All of these players debuted after 1933. As with any list that looks at players from a bunch of different eras, wRC+ and OPS+ will heavily be taken into account. For pitchers, we’ll use ERA+, ERA-, and FIP-.

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