2012 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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2012 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Robert Nutting
General manager(s) Neal Huntington
Manager(s) Clint Hurdle
Local television Root Sports Pittsburgh
Local radio KDKA-FM
(Steve Blass, Greg Brown, Tim Neverett, Bob Walk, John Wehner)
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The 2012 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the Pirates' 126th season as a member of the National League and 131st season overall. The Pirates were playing their 12th season at PNC Park. Despite being 67-54 on August 19, the Pirates finished the season 79-83, a Major League Baseball record twentieth consecutive losing season.

Game log[edit]

2012 Game log (79–83)
Legend:      ‹See Tfm›     = Win      ‹See Tfm›     = Loss      ‹See Tfm›     = Postponement
Bold = Pirates team member

Season standings[edit]

NL Central standings[edit]

National League Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cincinnati Reds 97 65 0.599 50–31 47–34
St. Louis Cardinals 88 74 0.543 9 50–31 38–43
Milwaukee Brewers 83 79 0.512 14 49–32 34–47
Pittsburgh Pirates 79 83 0.488 18 45–36 34–47
Chicago Cubs 61 101 0.377 36 38–43 23–58
Houston Astros 55 107 0.340 42 35–46 20–61


NL Wild Card[edit]

Division leaders W L Pct.
Washington Nationals 98 64 0.605
Cincinnati Reds 97 65 0.599
San Francisco Giants 94 68 0.580


Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
Atlanta Braves 94 68 0.580 +6
St. Louis Cardinals 88 74 0.543
Los Angeles Dodgers 86 76 0.531 2
Milwaukee Brewers 83 79 0.512 5
Arizona Diamondbacks 81 81 0.500 7
Philadelphia Phillies 81 81 0.500 7
Pittsburgh Pirates 79 83 0.488 9
San Diego Padres 76 86 0.469 12
New York Mets 74 88 0.457 14
Miami Marlins 69 93 0.426 19
Colorado Rockies 64 98 0.395 24
Chicago Cubs 61 101 0.377 27
Houston Astros 55 107 0.340 33


Record vs. opponents[edit]

Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL HOU LAD MIA MIL NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL WSH AL
Arizona 2–5 5–4 2–5 9–7 6–0 12–6 5–3 3–3 3–4 2–4 3–4 7–11 9–9 1–5 2–4 9–6
Atlanta 5–2 3–4 1–5 6–1 4–2 3–3 14–4 3–3 12–6 12–6 3–2 4–3 3–4 5–1 8–10 8–10
Chicago 4–5 4–3 4–12 2–4 8–5 2–4 2–4 4–13 4–2 2–4 8–8 3–3 1–6 7–10 1–6 5–10
Cincinnati 5–2 5–1 12–4 5–1 10–5 2–4 3–3 9–6 6–2 3–4 11–7 6–2 4–3 6–7 2–5 7–8
Colorado 7–9 1–6 4–2 1–5 5–2 8–10 3–4 5–1 5–2 2–7 2–4 8–10 4–14 2–5 4–3 2–13
Houston 0–6 2–4 5–8 5–10 2–5 2–4 2–4 8–9 4–2 3–3 5–12 3–5 1–8 4–11 1–7 6–9
Los Angeles 6–12 3–3 4–2 4–2 10–8 4–2 4–2 1–6 4–3 5–2 6–1 11–7 8-10 6–5 4–2 6–9
Miami 3–5 4–14 4–2 3–3 4–3 4–2 2–4 4–4 4–12 8–10 1–4 5–1 5–2 2–5 9–9 5–13
Milwaukee 3–3 3–3 13–4 6–9 1–5 9–8 6–1 4–4 3–2 2–5 11–4 3–4 2–4 6–9 3–5 6–9
New York 4–3 6–12 2–4 2–6 2–5 2–4 3–4 12–4 2–3 10–8 5–2 4–3 4–4 4–3 4–14 8–7
Philadelphia 4–2 6–12 4–2 4–3 7–2 3–3 2–5 10–8 5–2 8–10 3–4 4–3 2–4 5–2 9-9 5–10
Pittsburgh 4–3 2–3 8–8 7–11 4–2 12–5 1–6 4–1 4–11 2–5 4–3 1–5 3–3 8–7 3–2 10–8
San Diego 11–7 3–4 3–3 2–6 10–8 5–3 7–11 1–5 4–3 3–4 3–4 5–1 6–12 3–3 2–3 8–7
San Francisco 9–9 4–3 6–1 3–4 14–4 8–1 10–8 2–5 4–2 4–4 4–2 3–3 12–6 3–3 1–5 7–8
St. Louis 5–1 1–5 10–7 7–6 5–2 11–4 5–6 5–2 9–6 3–4 3–4 7–8 3–3 3–3 3–4 8–7
Washington 4–2 10–8 6–1 5–2 3–4 7–1 2–4 9–9 5–3 14–4 9-9 2–3 3–2 5-1 4-3 10–8


Roster[edit]

2012 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

Opening day lineup[edit]

Opening Day Starters
Name Position
Alex Presley LF
José Tábata RF
Andrew McCutchen CF
Neil Walker 2B
Garrett Jones 1B
Rod Barajas C
Pedro Álvarez 3B
Clint Barmes SS
Érik Bédard SP

Notable achievements[edit]

Awards[edit]

2012 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Golden Glove Awards

  • Andrew McCutchen, OF [3]

Silver Slugger Award

  • Andrew McCutchen, OF

NL Player of the Month

  • Andrew McCutchen (June 2012)[4] and (July 2012)[5]

NL Player of the Week

  • Andrew McCutchen (July 2 – 8, 2012)[6] and (July 9 – 15)[7]

Milestones[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Batters[10]
Pitchers[11]

Transactions[edit]

Off-season[edit]

  • On November 10, 2011 the Pittsburgh Pirates signed free agent (C) Rod Barajas to a 1 year/$4 million contract with club option for 2013 ($3.5 million with no buyout).[12]
  • On November 21, 2011 the Pittsburgh Pirates signed free agent (SS) Clint Barmes to a 2 year/$10.5 million contract.[13]
  • On December 7, 2012 the Pittsburgh Pirates signed free agent (LHP) Érik Bédard to a 1 year/$4.5 million contract.[14]
  • On December 7, 2011 the Pittsburgh Pirates signed free agent (LF) Nate McLouth to a 1 year/$1.75 million contract.[15]
  • On December 12, 2011 the Pittsburgh Pirates re-signed (RHP) Jason Grilli to a 1 year/$1.1 million contract.[17]
  • On January 13, 2012 the Pittsburgh Pirates re-signed (RHP) Chris Resop to a 1 year/$850,000 contract.[18]
  • On January 16, 2012 the Pittsburgh Pirates re-signed (RHP) Charlie Morton to a 1 year/$2.445 million contract.[19]
  • On January 16, 2012 the Pittsburgh Pirates re-signed (RHP) Joel Hanrahan to a 1 year/$4.1 million contract.[19]
  • On January 16, 2012 the Pittsburgh Pirates re-signed (RHP) Evan Meek to a 1 year/$875,000 contract with $25,000 in performance bonuses.[20]
  • On January 16, 2012 the Pittsburgh Pirates re-signed (RHP) Jeff Karstens to a 1 year/$3.1 million contract.[20]
  • On February 16, 2012 the Pittsburgh Pirates re-signed (1B) Casey McGehee to a 1 year/$2.35 million contract.[21]
  • On February 16, 2012 the Pittsburgh Pirates re-signed (RF) Garrett Jones to a 1 year/$2.25 million contract.[21]
  • On February 19, 2012 the Pittsburgh Pirates acquired A. J. Burnett and $20 million from the New York Yankees in exchange for Diego Moreno and Exicardo Coyones.[22]
  • On March 4, 2012 the Pittsburgh Pirates re-signed (CF) Andrew McCuchen to a 6 year/$51.5 million contract extension.[24]

In-season[edit]

  • On May 21, 2012 the Pittsburgh Pirates traded (2B) Drew Sutton to the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.[27]
  • On June 24, 2012 the Pittsburgh Pirates claimed (2B) Drew Sutton off waivers from the Tampa Bay Rays.[29]
  • On July 31, 2012 the Pittsburgh Pirates traded (OF) Gorkys Hernández and a 2013 compensation round A draft pick to the Miami Marlins in exchange for (RHP) Gaby Sánchez and Kyle Kaminska.[33]
  • On October 31, 2012 the Pittsburgh Pirates named Jay Bell as hitting coach, Rick Sofield as first base coach and Dave Jauss as major league coach. The Pirates also reassigned Luis Silverio as Senior Advisor, Latin America Operations.[37]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Indianapolis Indians International League Dean Treanor
AA Altoona Curve Eastern League P. J. Forbes
A Bradenton Marauders Florida State League Carlos García
A West Virginia Power South Atlantic League Rick Sofield
Short-Season A State College Spikes New York–Penn League Dave Turgeon
Rookie GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League Tom Prince
Rookie DSL Pirates 1 Dominican Summer League Gerardo Alvarez
Rookie DSL Pirates 2 Dominican Summer League Larry Sutton

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: GCL Pirates

References[edit]

  1. ^ From 1882-1906, the team played in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, which became annexed by Pittsburgh as the North Shore in 1907.
  2. ^ a b Biertempfel, Rob (July 1, 2012). "McCutchen, Hanrahan land All-Star selections". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. 
  3. ^ Paul, Casella (October 31, 2012). "McCutchen snags first Gold Glove in career year". Pittsburgh Pirates MLB.com. Retrieved November 9, 2012. 
  4. ^ Price, Karen (July 2, 2012). "Pirates' McCutchen named NL Player of the Month". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. 
  5. ^ Casella, Paul (August 2, 2012). "McCutchen again named NL Player of the Month". MLB.com. 
  6. ^ "Youkilis, McCutchen named Players of the Week". Major League Baseball. Retrieved July 10, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Andrew McCutchen of the Pittsburgh Pirates named National League Player of the Week". Major League Baseball. Retrieved July 16, 2012. 
  8. ^ "A.J. Burnett of the Pittsburgh Pirates named National League Player of the Week". Major League Baseball. Retrieved August 5, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Pedro Alvarez of the Pittsburgh Pirates named National League Player of the Week". Major League Baseball. Retrieved September 4, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Major League Baseball Stats| pirates.com: Stats". Pittsburgh Pirates. 
  11. ^ "Major League Baseball Stats| pirates.com: Stats". Pittsburgh Pirates. 
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  13. ^ Langosch, Jenifer (November 21, 2011). "Bucs ink shortstop Barmes to two-year deal". Pittsburgh Pirates MLB.com. 
  14. ^ Langosch, Jenifer (December 7, 2011). "Bucs ink Bedard to one-year contract". Pittsburgh Pirates MLB.com. 
  15. ^ Langosch, Jenifer (December 7, 2011). "McLouth close to returning to Pirates". Pittsburgh Pirates MLB.com. 
  16. ^ Langosch, Jenifer (December 7, 2011). "Pirates acquire infielder Navarro from KC". Pittsburgh Pirates MLB.com. 
  17. ^ Langosch, Jenifer (December 12, 2011). "Pirates bring back Grilli on one-year contract". Pittsburgh Pirates MLB.com. 
  18. ^ Kruth, Chris (January 13, 2012). "Pirates avoid arbitration with reliever Resop". Pittsburgh Pirates MLB.com. 
  19. ^ a b McTaggart, Brian (January 16, 2012). "Hanrahan, Morton avoid arbitration with Pirates". Pittsburgh Pirates MLB.com. 
  20. ^ a b McTaggart, Brian (January 17, 2012). "Bucs' Karstens, Meek land one-year deals". Pittsburgh Pirates MLB.com. 
  21. ^ a b Singer, Tom (February 16, 2012). "Bucs win Jones case, make deal with McGehee". Pittsburgh Pirates MLB.com. 
  22. ^ Singer, Tom (February 19, 2012). "Pirates acquire Burnett from Yankees". Pittsburgh Pirates MLB.com. 
  23. ^ Singer, Tom (March 3, 2012). "Pirates agree to terms with 25 for 2012 season". Pittsburgh Pirates MLB.com. 
  24. ^ Singer, Tom (March 5, 2012). "McCutchen's teammates thrilled with his deal". Pittsburgh Pirates MLB.com. 
  25. ^ Meisel, Zack (March 30, 2012). "Pirates trade righty Igarashi to Blue Jays". Pittsburgh Pirates MLB.com. 
  26. ^ Singer, Tom (May 20, 2012). "Bucs acquire veteran Sutton from Braves". Pittsburgh Pirates MLB.com. 
  27. ^ "Tampa Bay acquires IF Drew Sutton". ESPN (Associated Press). May 21, 2012. 
  28. ^ Singer, Tom (May 31, 2012). "Pirates release veteran outfielder McLouth". Pittsburgh Pirates MLB.com. 
  29. ^ Singer, Tom (June 24, 2012). "Bucs claim infielder Sutton from Rays". Pittsburgh Pirates MLB.com. 
  30. ^ Singer, Tom (July 24, 2012). "Pirates add rotation depth with deal for Wandy". Pittsburgh Pirates MLB.com. 
  31. ^ Singer, Tom (July 31, 2012). "Snider joins Pirates, excited to be with winning club". Pittsburgh Pirates MLB.com. 
  32. ^ Singer, Tom (July 31, 2012). "Bucs bring in Sanchez, Qualls at Deadline". Pittsburgh Pirates MLB.com. 
  33. ^ Singer, Tom (July 31, 2012). "Bucs bolster bench, acquire Sanchez from Miami". Pittsburgh Pirates MLB.com. 
  34. ^ Singer, Tom (August 24, 2012). "Bucs promote Clement, claim Takahashi off waivers". 
  35. ^ Sanserino, Michael (August 29, 2012). "Pirates part ways with veteran left-hander Erik Bedard". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 
  36. ^ Singer, Tom (October 25, 2012). "Pirates claim pitcher Beck, catcher Solis off waivers". Pittsburgh Pirates MLB.com. Retrieved November 9, 2012. 
  37. ^ "Jay Bell named Pirates hitting coach; Rick Sofield and Dave Jauss also named to Major League Staff". Pirates Press Release (Pittsburgh Pirates). October 31, 2012. 

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