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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Other Notable Free Agents

‘Other’ might be a bit vague, but I’m defining it as a player who didn’t have one defined position in 2022, such as a utility man or swingman reliever.

Andrew McCutchen is one of the best players in Pittsburgh Pirates franchise history. McCutchen spent nine seasons in black-and-gold, making it to five All-Star Games, winning four straight Silver Slugger Awards from 2012 through 2015, the 2013 National League MVP Award, and a major reason the Pirates made it back to October. McCutchen has bounced around from team to team since the Pirates traded him in the 2017-2018 off-season. In 2022, he spent the campaign as the Milwaukee’s DH/OF, posting what has so far been his worst season. The former MVP managed a poor .700 OPS, .309 wOBA, and 98 wRC+.

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Trevor Williams was a Pirate from 2016 through 2020. He had an impressive 2018 campaign but was never able to replicate that season. The Pittsburgh Pirates non-tendered Williams after a rough 2019 and 2020 campaign. After a mediocre run with the Chicago Cubs, Williams was dealt to the New York Mets alongside Javier Baez in 2021. The right-hander undertook a long-relief/swingman role in 2022, pitching to the tune of a quality 3.21 ERA, 3.88 FIP, and 1.23 WHIP in 89.2 innings/30 games/two starts.

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