Pittsburgh Pirates: Former Players That Are Currently Free Agents

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - SEPTEMBER 23: Chad Kuhl #39 of the Pittsburgh Pirates pitches during the seventh inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on September 23, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - SEPTEMBER 23: Chad Kuhl #39 of the Pittsburgh Pirates pitches during the seventh inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on September 23, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images) /
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JULY 26: Corey Dickerson #12 of the Pittsburgh Pirates in action against the New York Mets at Citi Field on July 26, 2019 in New York City. The Mets defeated the Pirates 6-3. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JULY 26: Corey Dickerson #12 of the Pittsburgh Pirates in action against the New York Mets at Citi Field on July 26, 2019 in New York City. The Mets defeated the Pirates 6-3. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /

Outfielders

Ben Gamel has spent the last two years in a Pirate uniform and is the team’s only free agent this off-season. Before the Pirates acquired Gamel in early 2021, he had previously suited up for the Yankees, Mariners, Brewers, and Cleveland. Gamel posted middling numbers in 2022, including a .693 OPS, .308 wOBA, and 97 wRC+. On the plus side, he did have a .324 OBP and an amiable outfield glove.

Corey Dickerson is the other outfielder who once played with the Bucs. He was the team’s left fielder in 2018 and 2019 and was quite good too. But age and health have affected him. He posted almost identical numbers to Gamel with the St. Louis Cardinals, including a .698 OPS, .303 wOBA, and 98 wRC+. He had a slightly higher batting average than Gamel at .267 but also an atrocious .300 OBP.

There are only two other outfielders on the free agent market who played with the Pirates for at least one game. That includes Jake Marisnick and Guillermo Heredia.

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