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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March 5, 2012; Sarasota, FL, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates designated hitter Matt Hague (65) is
March 5, 2012; Sarasota, FL, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates designated hitter Matt Hague (65) is / Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports

Designated Hitter
Matt Hague

Matt Hague is an all-time Pirates Spring Training legend. The corner infielder only appeared in parts of three MLB seasons from 2012 and 2014 to 2015. He has less than 100 MLB plate appearances to his name (91 to be exact) and a .226/.286/.262 career triple-slash and 53 wRC+. 30 of those games and 74 of the plate appearances were with the Pirates in 2012.

Hage has nearly as many Spring Training plate appearances with the Pirates as MLB PAs he has in his entire career. But in that time, he hit .370/.383/.630 with a .434 wOBA and 167 wRC+. Hage had a .261 isolated slugging percentage and seven home runs. He was basically allergic to drawing walks with a 1.1 percent walk rate but also had a sub-10 percent strikeout rate at 9.6 percent.

Lyle Overbay is the only Pirates’ first baseman with a higher batting average, slugging percentage, and wRC+. All seven of Hague’s home runs were in 2012. He was tied for the most in baseball that preseason alongside Freddie Freeman. He was also one of 12 batters to hit over .400 that Spring Training.

Honorable mentions: Matt Joyce