The all-time Spring Training Pittsburgh Pirates team

The best line-up based on performance by Pittsburgh Pirates' players in Spring Training.
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Let's put together the best line-up based on performance by Pittsburgh Pirates' players in Spring Training.

In Spring Training, the unlikeliest of players can go off. It’s such a small sample size where players aren’t facing the highest caliber of competition, and with the main priority being getting ready for an entire season ahead, working on new mechanics, or getting old ones stretched out again, and with winning as a secondary goal, anything can happen. Like all MLB teams, the Pittsburgh Pirates have had their fair share of players who have had great Spring Training, regardless of how they did in the regular season.

Today, I want to make a line-up based on recent players in the Pirates’ history who had great Spring Training numbers. The bare minimum amount of playing time each of these players had was at least 50 plate appearances. For a full leaderboard of Spring Training stats, FanGraphs has a helpful and sortable leaderboard here, but keep in mind stats only date back to 2006.