2016 Pittsburgh Pirates
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Results
Record78–83 (.484)
Divisional place3rd
Other information
Owner(s)Robert Nutting
General manager(s)Neal Huntington
Manager(s)Clint Hurdle
Local televisionRoot Sports Pittsburgh
Local radioKDKA-FM
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The 2016 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the franchise's 135th season overall, the 130th season as a member of the National League, and the 16th season at PNC Park. The regular season started with a win at home against the St. Louis Cardinals on April 3 and ended with a loss to the Cardinals at Busch Stadium on October 2. The Pirates finished the regular season third in the National League Central Division with 78 wins and 83 losses. For the first time since the 2012 season, the Pirates finished with a losing record and did not qualify for the postseason.

Two members of the 2016 Pirates were selected to represent the National League in the All-Star Game: pitcher Mark Melancon and outfielder Starling Marte. In addition, two players were named NL Player of the Week: infielder Jung-ho Kang and utility player Sean Rodriguez, both in September.

Season standings

National League Central

NL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 103 58 0.640 57–24 46–34
St. Louis Cardinals 86 76 0.531 17½ 38–43 48–33
Pittsburgh Pirates 78 83 0.484 25 38–42 40–41
Milwaukee Brewers 73 89 0.451 30½ 41–40 32–49
Cincinnati Reds 68 94 0.420 35½ 38–43 30–51


National League playoff standings

Division Leaders W L Pct.
Chicago Cubs 103 58 0.640
Washington Nationals 95 67 0.586
Los Angeles Dodgers 91 71 0.562


Wild Card teams
(Top two qualify for postseason)
W L Pct. GB
New York Mets 87 75 0.537
San Francisco Giants 87 75 0.537
St. Louis Cardinals 86 76 0.531 1
Miami Marlins 79 82 0.491
Pittsburgh Pirates 78 83 0.484
Colorado Rockies 75 87 0.463 12
Milwaukee Brewers 73 89 0.451 14
Philadelphia Phillies 71 91 0.438 16
Arizona Diamondbacks 69 93 0.426 18
Atlanta Braves 68 93 0.422 18½
San Diego Padres 68 94 0.420 19
Cincinnati Reds 68 94 0.420 19


Record vs. opponents


Source: NL Standings Head-to-Head
Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL LAD MIA MIL NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL WSH AL
Arizona 5–2 2–5 3–3 10–9 7–12 2–4 3–4 5–1 4–3 1–5 10–9 6–13 4–3 2–5 5–15
Atlanta 2–5 3–3 3–4 1–6 1–5 11–7 2–5 10–9 11–8 3–4 4–2 3–4 2–4 4–15 8–12
Chicago 5–2 3–3 15–4 2–4 4–3 4–3 11–8 2–5 5–1 14–4 4–2 4–3 10–9 5–2 15–5
Cincinnati 3–3 4–3 4–15 5–2 2–5 3–4 11–8 0–6 4–2 9–10 3–4 3–3 9–10 3–4 5–15
Colorado 9–10 6–1 4–2 2–5 7–12 2–5 1–5 6–1 2–5 2–5 10–9 9–10 2–4 4–2 9–11
Los Angeles 12–7 5–1 3–4 5–2 12–7 1–6 5–2 4–3 4–2 2–5 11–8 8–11 4–2 5–1 10–10
Miami 4–2 7–11 3–4 4–3 5–2 6–1 4–2 7–12 9–10 6–1 3–3 2–4 4–3 9–10 6–14
Milwaukee 4–3 5–2 8–11 8–11 5–1 2–5 2–4 2–5 3–4 9–10 3–4 1–5 6–13 4–2 11–9
New York 1–5 9–10 5–2 6-0 1–6 3–4 12–7 5–2 12–7 3–3 4–3 4–3 3–3 7–12 12–8
Philadelphia 3–4 8–11 1–5 2–4 5–2 2–4 10–9 4–3 7–12 3–4 5–2 3–3 2–5 5–14 11–9
Pittsburgh 5–1 4–3 4–14 10–9 5–2 5–2 1–6 10–9 3–3 4–3 3–3 4–3 9–10 2–4 9–11
San Diego 9–10 2–4 2–4 4–3 9–10 8–11 3–3 4–3 3–4 2–5 3–3 8–11 1–6 4–3 6–14
San Francisco 13–6 4–3 3–4 3–3 10–9 11–8 4–2 5–1 3–4 3–3 3–4 11–8 3–4 3–4 8–12
St. Louis 3–4 4–2 9–10 10–9 4–2 2–4 3–4 13–6 3–3 5–2 10–9 6–1 4–3 2–5 8–12
Washington 5–2 15–4 2–5 4–3 2–4 1–5 10–9 2–4 12–7 14–5 4–2 3–4 4–3 5–2 12–8


Detailed records

Regular season

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

Game log

2016 Game Log: 78–83 (Home: 38–42; Away: 40–41)
April: 15–9 (Home: 7–3; Away: 8–6)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
1 April 3 Cardinals 4–1 Liriano (1–0) Wainwright (0–1) 39,500 1–0 W1
2 April 5 Cardinals 6–5 (11) Lobstein (1–0) Maness (0–1) 26,049 2–0 W2
3 April 6 Cardinals 5–1 Nicasio (1–0) Leake (0–1) Melancon (1) 14,890 3–0 W3
4 April 8 @ Reds 6–5 Vogelsong (1–0) Hoover (0–1) Melancon (2) 17,194 4–0 W4
5 April 9 @ Reds 1–5 Iglesias (1–0) Cole (0–1) 22,799 4–1 L1
6 April 10 @ Reds 1–2 Ohlendorf (2–0) Caminero (0–1) 27,207 4–2 L2
7 April 11 @ Tigers 7–4 Niese (1–0) Verlander (0–1) Melancon (3) 26,271 5–2 W1
8 April 12 @ Tigers 2–8 Sánchez (2–0) Nicasio (1–1) 26,489 5–3 L1
9 April 13 Tigers 3–7 Greene (1–0) Caminero (0–2) 21,175 5–4 L2
10 April 14 Tigers 4–7 Zimmermann (2–0) Cole (0–2) Rodríguez (2) 18,751 5–5 L3
11 April 15 Brewers 4–8 Nelson (2–1) Locke (0–1) 24,280 5–6 L4
12 April 16 Brewers 5–0 Niese (2–0) Jungmann (0–2) 34,957 6–6 W1
13 April 17 Brewers 9–3 Nicasio (2–1) Davies (0–1) 31,124 7–6 W2
14 April 19 @ Padres 4–5 Rea (1–1) Liriano (1–1) Rodney (2) 19,449 7–7 L1
15 April 20 @ Padres 2–8 Pomeranz (2–1) Locke (0–2) 20,681 7–8 L2
16 April 21 @ Padres 11–1 Cole (1–2) Shields (0–3) 20,387 8–8 W1
17 April 22 @ Diamondbacks 8–7 Niese (3–0) Corbin (1–2) Melancon (4) 27,829 9–8 W2
18 April 23 @ Diamondbacks 1–7 De La Rosa (2–3) Nicasio (2–2) 32,935 9–9 L1
19 April 24 @ Diamondbacks 12–10 (13) Feliz (1–0) Marshall (0–1) Caminero (1) 27,573 10–9 W1
20 April 25 @ Rockies 6–1 Locke (1–2) Bettis (2–1) Schugel (1) 20,674 11–9 W2
21 April 26 @ Rockies 9–4 Cole (2–2) De La Rosa (1–3) 20,227 12–9 W3
22 April 27 @ Rockies 9–8 (12) Lobstein (2–0) Estévez (0–1) Melancon (5) 21,345 13–9 W4
April 28 @ Rockies PPD, RAIN/SNOW; rescheduled for June 9
23 April 29 Reds 4–1 Nicasio (3–2) Straily (0–1) Melancon (6) 29,938 14–9 W5
24 April 30 Reds 5–1 Liriano (2–1) Simón (0–3) Melancon (7) 34,810 15–9 W6
May: 14–13 (Home: 8–6; Away: 6–7)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
25 May 1 Reds 5–6 (11) Wood (3–0) Vogelsong (1–1) 28,755 15–10 L1
26 May 2 Cubs 2–7 Hammel (4–0) Cole (2–3) 18,376 15–11 L2
27 May 3 Cubs 1–7 Arrieta (6–0) Niese (3–1) 22,195 15–12 L3
28 May 4 Cubs 2–6 Lester (3–1) Nicasio (3–3) 28,782 15–13 L4
29 May 6 @ Cardinals 4–2 Liriano (3–1) Martínez (4–2) Melancon (8) 43,093 16–13 W1
30 May 7 @ Cardinals 4–6 Rosenthal (1–1) Schugel (0–1) 42,338 16–14 L1
31 May 8 @ Cardinals 10–5 Cole (3–3) Wacha (2–3) Melancon (9) 42,441 17–14 W1
32 May 9 @ Reds 2–3 Ramirez (1–2) Niese (3–2) Cingrani (2) 12,103 17–15 L1
May 10 @ Reds PPD, RAIN; rescheduled for September 17
33 May 11 @ Reds 5–4 Watson (1–0) Ohlendorf (3–4) Melancon (10) 14,694 18–15 W1
34 May 13 @ Cubs 4–9 Hammel (5–0) Liriano (3–2) 37,479 18–16 L1
35 May 14 @ Cubs 2–8 Arrieta (7–0) Locke (1–3) 40,953 18–17 L2
36 May 15 @ Cubs 2–1 Cole (4–3) Lester (4–2) Melancon (11) 40,814 19–17 W1
37 May 16 Braves 8–5 Niese (4–2) Pérez (1–1) Melancon (12) 16,905 20–17 W2
38 May 17 Braves 12–9 Nicasio (4–3) Blair (0–3) Melancon (13) 19,400 21–17 W3
39 May 18 Braves 1–3 Teherán (1–4) Liriano (3–3) Vizcaíno (4) 18,201 21–18 L1
40 May 19 Braves 8–2 Locke (2–3) Foltynewicz (1–2) 23,074 22–18 W1
41 May 20 Rockies 2–1 Cole (5–3) Butler (2–2) Melancon (14) 23,248 23–18 W2
42 May 21 Rockies 1–5 Estevez (1–1) Melancon (0–1) 31,352 23–19 L1
May 22 Rockies PPD, RAIN; rescheduled for May 23
43 May 23 Rockies 6–3 Boscán (1–0) Lyles (1–2) Melancon (15) 34,529 24–19 W1
44 May 24 Diamondbacks 12–1 Liriano (4–3) Miller (1–6) 18,415 25–19 W2
45 May 25 Diamondbacks 5–4 Locke (3–3) De La Rosa (4–5) Melancon (16) 20,696 26–19 W3
46 May 26 Diamondbacks 8–3 Schugel (1–1) Corbin (2–4) 30,861 27–19 W4
47 May 27 @ Rangers 9–1 Niese (5–2) Hamels (5–1) 37,645 28–19 W5
48 May 28 @ Rangers 2–5 Darvish (1–0) Nicasio (4–4) 46,950 28–20 L1
49 May 29 @ Rangers 2–6 Perez (3–4) Liriano (4–4) 44,613 28–21 L2
50 May 30 @ Marlins 10–0 Locke (4–3) Nicolino (2–3) 10,856 29–21 W1
51 May 31 @ Marlins 1–3 Fernandez (8–2) Cole (5–4) Ramos (16) 10,637 29–22 L1
June: 9–19 (Home: 7–10; Away: 2–9)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
52 June 1 @ Marlins 2–3 Phelps (4–3) Watson (1–1) Ramos (17) 17,018 29–23 L2
53 June 2 @ Marlins 3–4 (12) Wittgren (1–0) Schugel (1–2) 19,907 29–24 L3
54 June 3 Angels 2–9 Weaver (5–4) Liriano (4–5) 27,643 29–25 L4
55 June 4 Angels 8–7 Locke (5–3) Salas (2–2) Melancon (17) 31,505 30–25 W1
56 June 5 Angels 4–5 Guerra (1–0) Watson (1–2) Street (6) 27,754 30–26 L1
June 6 Mets PPD, RAIN; rescheduled for June 7
57 June 7 Mets 3–1 Niese (6–2) Matz (7–2) Melancon (18) N/A 31–26 W1
58 June 7 Mets 3–1 Nicasio (5–4) deGrom (3–2) Melancon (19) 26,605 32–26 W2
59 June 8 Mets 5–6 Reed (1–0) Luebke (0–1) Familia (19) 28,084 32–27 L1
60 June 9 @ Rockies 5–11 De La Rosa (2–4) Locke (5–4) 24,678 32–28 L2
61 June 10 Cardinals 3–9 (12) Broxton (1–0) Nicasio (5–5) 28,417 32–29 L3
62 June 11 Cardinals 1–5 Martinez (7–5) Liriano (4–6) Rosenthal (12) 36,962 32–30 L4
63 June 12 Cardinals 3–8 Leake (5–4) Niese (6–3) 31,148 32–31 L5
64 June 14 @ Mets 4–0 Taillon (1–0) deGrom (3–3) 35,124 33–31 W1
65 June 15 @ Mets 2–11 Syndergaard (7–2) Locke (5–5) 32,117 33–32 L1
66 June 16 @ Mets 4–6 Colón (6–3) Nicasio (5–6) Familia (22) 33,052 33–33 L2
67 June 17 @ Cubs 0–6 Arrieta (11–1) Liriano (4–7) 41,547 33–34 L3
68 June 18 @ Cubs 3–4 Lester (9–3) Niese (6–4) Rondon (12) 41,424 33–35 L4
69 June 19 @ Cubs 5–10 Hendricks (5–6) Taillon (1–1) 41,024 33–36 L5
70 June 20 Giants 1–0 Locke (6–5) Bumgarner (8–3) Melancon (20) 27,906 34–36 W1
71 June 21 Giants 4–15 Cueto (11–1) Boscán (1–1) 27,729 34–37 L1
72 June 22 Giants 6–7 Law (3–1) Hughes (0–1) Casilla (15) 33,747 34–38 L2
73 June 23 Giants 3–5 Suarez (3–1) Niese (6–5) Casilla (16) 29,986 34–39 L3
74 June 24 Dodgers 8–6 Feliz (2–0) Tepesch (0–1) Melancon (21) 28,226 35–39 W1
75 June 25 Dodgers 6–1 Locke (7–5) Maeda (6–5) 33,590 36–39 W2
76 June 26 Dodgers 4–3 Kuhl (1–0) Kershaw (11–2) Melancon (22) 37–39 W3
77 June 27 Dodgers 4–5 Kazmir (6–3) Liriano (4–8) Jansen (22) 26,925 37–40 L1
78 June 28 @ Mariners 2–5 Iwakuma (7–6) Niese (6–6) Cishek (18) 24,836 37–41 L2
79 June 29 @ Mariners 8–1 Taillon (2–1) Miley (6–4) 25,477 38–41 W1
July: 14–10 (Home: 7–4; Away: 7–6)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
80 July 1 @ Athletics 7–3 Locke (8–5) Gray (3–7) 15,710 39–41 W2
81 July 2 @ Athletics 4–2 Nicasio (6–6) Coulombe (1–1) Melancon (23) 28,846 40–41 W3
82 July 3 @ Athletics 6–3 Liriano (5–8) Mengden (1–4) Melancon (24) 21,831 41–41 W4
83 July 4 @ Cardinals 4–2 Niese (7–6) Martinez (7–6) Feliz (1) 41,850 42–41 W5
84 July 5 @ Cardinals 5–2 Nicasio (7–6) Leake (5–7) Melancon (25) 41,444 43–41 W6
85 July 6 @ Cardinals 7–5 Schugel (2–2) Broxton (1–1) Melancon (26) 42,693 44–41 W7
86 July 7 @ Cardinals 1–5 Wainwright (8–5) Glasnow (0–1) 42,144 44–42 L1
87 July 8 Cubs 8–4 Feliz (3–0) Arrieta (12–4) Melancon (27) 35,904 45–42 W1
88 July 9 Cubs 12–6 Caminero (1–2) Warren (3–2) Hughes (1) 37,796 46–42 W2
89 July 10 Cubs 5–6 Strop (2–2) Watson (1–3) Rondon (14) 37,998 46–43 L1
87th All-Star Game in San Diego, California
90 July 15 @ Nationals 1–5 Strasburg (13–0) Liriano (5–9) 36,982 46–44 L2
91 July 16 @ Nationals 0–6 Roark (9–5) Cole (5–5) 38,861 46–45 L3
92 July 17 @ Nationals 2–1 (18) Niese (8–6) Pérez (2–3) 32,755 47–45 W1
93 July 19 Brewers 3–2 Melancon (1–1) Thornburg (3–4) 27,106 48–45 W2
94 July 20 Brewers 5–9 Torres (2–1) Locke (8–6) 36,717 48–46 L1
95 July 21 Brewers 5–3 Liriano (6–9) Garza (1–4) Melancon (28) 35,978 49–46 W1
96 July 22 Phillies 0–4 Eflin (3–3) Cole (5–6) 33,703 49–47 L1
97 July 23 Phillies 7–4 Nicasio (8–6) Nola (5–9) Melancon (29) 35,802 50–47 W1
98 July 24 Phillies 5–4 Feliz (4–0) Ramos (1–1) Melancon (30) 32,439 51–47 W2
99 July 26 Mariners 4–7 Hernandez (5–4) Liriano (6–10) Cishek (14) 30,969 51–48 L1
100 July 27 Mariners 10–1 Cole (6–6) Paxton (3–5) 35,483 52–48 W1
101 July 29 @ Brewers 1–3 Guerra (7–2) Brault (0–1) Jeffress (25) 29,442 52–49 L1
102 July 30 @ Brewers 3–5 Anderson (6–10) Taillon (2–2) Jeffress (26) 36,663 52–50 L2
103 July 31 @ Brewers 2–4 Garza (2–4) Liriano (6–11) Jeffress (27) 32,405 52–51 L3
August: 15–13 (Home: 5–7; Away: 10–6)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
104 August 2 @ Braves 5–3 Cole (7–6) Foltynewicz (4–5) Watson (1) 20,633 53–51 W1
105 August 3 @ Braves 4–8 Whalen (1–0) Locke (8–7) 19,281 53–52 L1
106 August 4 @ Braves 2–5 Cervenka (1–0) Rivero (0–4) Johnson (7) 20,527 53–53 L2
107 August 5 Reds 3–2 Watson (2–3) Ohlendorf (5–7) 28,882 54–53 W1
108 August 6 Reds 5–3 Nova (8–6) Bailey (1–1) Watson (2) 34,259 55–53 W2
109 August 7 Reds 3–7 Straily (7–6) Cole (7–7) 32,947 55–54 L1
110 August 9 Padres 6–4 Kuhl (2–0) Perdomo (5–6) Watson (3) 30,269 56–54 W1
111 August 10 Padres 0–4 Jackson (3–2) Vogelsong (1–2) 29,623 56–55 L1
112 August 11 Padres 4–0 Taillon (3–2) Friedrich (4–8) Watson (4) 32,071 57–55 W1
113 August 12 @ Dodgers 5–1 Nova (9–6) Stripling (3–4) Watson (5) 47,438 58–55 W2
114 August 13 @ Dodgers 4–8 Urias (3–2) Cole (7–8) Jansen (35) 40,563 58–56 L1
115 August 14 @ Dodgers 11–3 Kuhl (3–0) Anderson (0–1) 43,468 59–56 W1
116 August 15 @ Giants 8–5 Vogelsong (2–2) Moore (7–9) 41,850 60–56 W2
117 August 16 @ Giants 4–3 Bastardo (1–0) Law (4–2) Watson (6) 41,185 61–56 W3
118 August 17 @ Giants 6–5 Nicasio (9–6) Cain (4–8) Watson (7) 41,139 62–56 W4
119 August 19 Marlins 5–6 Wittgren (4–2) Feliz (4–1) Rodney (22) 32,357 62–57 L1
120 August 20 Marlins 1–3 Phelps (7–6) Kuhl (3–1) Rodney (23) 37,820 62–58 L2
121 August 21 Marlins 2–3 Ureña (2–4) Vogelsong (2–3) Rodney (24) 28,616 62–59 L3
122 August 22 Astros 1–3 Fister (12–8) Taillon (3–3) Giles (4) 24,017 62–60 L4
123 August 23 Astros 7–1 Nova (10–6) Musgrove (1–2) 28,760 63–60 W1
124 August 24 Astros 4–5 McHugh (8–10) Cole (7–9) Giles (5) 23,717 63–61 L1
125 August 25 @ Brewers 3–2 (10) Bastardo (2–0) Torres (2–3) Watson (8) 20,296 64–61 W1
126 August 26 @ Brewers 5–3 Vogelsong (3–3) Garza (4–6) Watson (9) 25,474 65–61 W2
127 August 27 @ Brewers 9–6 Locke (9–7) Boyer (1–3) Feliz (2) 35,925 66–61 W3
128 August 28 @ Brewers 3–1 Nova (11–6) Anderson (7–11) Watson (10) 37,583 67–61 W4
129 August 29 @ Cubs 7–8 (13) Zastryzny (1–0) Locke (9–8) 38,951 67–62 L1
130 August 30 @ Cubs 0–3 Hendricks (13–7) Kuhl (3–2) Chapman (11) 38,174 67–63 L2
131 August 31 @ Cubs 5–6 Hammel (14–7) Vogelsong (3–4) Chapman (12) 38,137 67–64 L3
September: 11–17 (Home: 4–12; Away: 7–5)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
132 September 2 Brewers 0–1 Boyer (2–3) Taillon (3–4) Thornburg (7) 21,772 67–65 L4
133 September 3 Brewers 4–7 Torres (3–3) Feliz (4–2) Thornburg (8) 26,637 67–66 L5
134 September 4 Brewers 0–10 Anderson (8–11) Brault (0–2) 25,318 67–67 L6
135 September 5 Cardinals 6–12 Wainwright (10–8) Kuhl (3–3) 26,297 67–68 L7
136 September 6 Cardinals 7–9 Mayers (1–1) Watson (2–4) Oh (16) 20,369 67–69 L8
137 September 7 Cardinals 4–3 Williams (1–0) Reyes (1–1) Watson (11) 21,523 68–69 W1
138 September 8 Reds 4–1 Nova (12–6) Straily (11–8) 24,520 69–69 W2
139 September 9 Reds 3–4 Iglesias (3–1) Watson (2–5) 20,369 69–70 L1
140 September 10 Reds 7–8 Smith (3–1) Williams (1–1) Cingrani (17) 25,918 69–71 L2
141 September 11 Reds 0–8 Finnegan (9–10) Vogelsong (3–5) 26,744 69–72 L3
142 September 12 @ Phillies 2–6 Hellickson (11–9) Cole (7–10) 15,514 69–73 L4
143 September 13 @ Phillies 5–3 Rivero (1–4) Gomez (3–4) Watson (12) 16,190 70–73 W1
144 September 14 @ Phillies 2–6 Thompson (2–5) Brault (0–3) Gomez (37) 16,112 70–74 L1
145 September 15 @ Phillies 15–2 Kuhl (4–3) Eickhoff (10–14) 15,247 71–74 W1
146 September 16 @ Reds 9–7 (10) Bastardo (3–0) Cingrani (2–5) Watson (13) 20,238 72–74 W2
147 September 17 @ Reds 10–4 Taillon (4–4) DeSclafani (8–4) LeBlanc (1) 17,226 73–74 W3
148 September 17 @ Reds 7–3 Nicasio (10–6) Finnegan (9–11) 24,397 74–74 W4
149 September 18 @ Reds 4–7 Straily (13–8) Nova (12–7) 19,597 74–75 L1
150 September 20 @ Brewers 6–3 Hughes (1–1) Garza (5–8) Watson (14) 20,829 75–75 W1
151 September 21 @ Brewers 4–1 Kuhl (5–3) Nelson (8–15) Watson (15) 25,482 76–75 W2
152 September 22 @ Brewers 1–3 Anderson (9–11) Vogelsong (3–6) Thornburg (12) 24,582 76–76 L1
153 September 23 Nationals 6–5 (11) LeBlanc (4–0) Petit (3–5) 29,513 77–76 W1
154 September 24 Nationals 1–6 López (4–3) Nova (5–2) 30,137 77–77 L1
155 September 25 Nationals 7–10 Kelley (3–2) Rivero (1–5) Melancon (43) 28,924 77–78 L2
156 September 26 Cubs 2–12 Hendricks (16–8) Kuhl (5–4) 20,519 77–79 L3
157 September 27 Cubs 4–6 Lackey (11–8) Vogelsong (3–7) Peña (1) 22,454 77–80 L4
158 September 28 Cubs 8–4 Taillon (5–4) Arrieta (18–8) 78–80 W1
159 September 29 Cubs 1–1 (6) Game called (inclement weather)
(game not made up; tie does not count in record)
19,991 78–80
160 September 30 @ Cardinals 0–7 Martinez (16–9) Glasnow (0–2) 43,070 78–81 L1
October: 0–2 (Home: 0–0; Away: 0–2)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
161 October 1 @ Cardinals 3–4 Siegrist (6–3) Rivero (1–6) Oh (19) 43,328 78–82 L2
162 October 2 @ Cardinals 4–10 Broxton (4–2) Nicasio (10–7) 44,615 78–83 L3
Legend:        = Win        = Loss        = Postponement
Bold = Pirates team member

Roster

2016 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

Opening Day lineup

Opening Day Starters
Name Position
John Jaso 1B
Andrew McCutchen CF
David Freese 3B
Starling Marte LF
Francisco Cervelli C
Gregory Polanco RF
Josh Harrison 2B
Jordy Mercer SS
Francisco Liriano SP

Disabled lists

15-day disabled list

Player Injury Placed Activated
Jung-ho Kang Left Knee Injury March 25, 2016 May 6, 2016
Elías Díaz Right Elbow Strain March 25, 2016 May 19, 2016
Jared Hughes Left Lat Strain March 25, 2016 April 30, 2016
Cory Luebke Right Hamstring Tightness April 14, 2016 May 15, 2016
Ryan Vogelsong Facial Fractures May 24, 2016 June 4, 2016
Arquimedes Caminero Left Quadriceps Strain May 25, 2016 June 11, 2016
Francisco Cervelli Broken Hamate Bone In Left Hand June 11, 2016 July 19, 2016
Gerrit Cole Right Triceps Muscle Strain June 11, 2016 July 16, 2016
Chris Stewart Left Knee Discomfort July 4, 2016 September 2, 2016
Jameson Taillon Right Shoulder Fatigue July 5, 2016 July 19, 2016
Tyler Glasnow Right Shoulder Discomfort July 24, 2016 August 28, 2016
Jung-ho Kang Left Shoulder Injury August 20, 2016 September 5, 2016
Gerrit Cole Posterior Inflammation of Right Elbow August 25, 2016 September 12, 2016
Starling Marte Back Tightness October 1, 2016 October 3, 2016

60-day disabled list

Player Injury Placed Activated
Elías Díaz Right Elbow Debridement May 19, 2016 July 23, 2016
Ryan Vogelsong Facial Fractures June 4, 2016 August 4, 2016
Elías Díaz Cellulitis of His Left Knee September 13, 2016 November 4, 2016
Chris Stewart Left Knee Discomfort September 13, 2016 November 4, 2016
Gerrit Cole Right Elbow Posterior Inflammation September 13, 2016 November 4, 2016
A. J. Schugel Right Shoulder Discomfort September 23, 2016 November 4, 2016
Josh Harrison Right Groin Strain September 26, 2016 November 4, 2016

Notable achievements

Awards

Rawlings Gold Glove Award

2016 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

National League Player of the Week Award

Sporting News NL All-Star Team[15]

Statistics

Player

Updated as of games on September 25, 2016

Batting
Pitching
Legend

Stats reflect time with the Pirates only.
Denotes player was acquired during season.
Denotes player was relinquished during season.

Injured reserve.
 Bold Qualified for batting title (3.1 plate appearances per team game) or ERA title (1 inning pitched per team game)

Transactions

The Pirates were involved in the following transactions during the 2016 season:

Trades

November 25, 2015[18] To Arizona Diamondbacks:

Cash Considerations

To Pittsburgh Pirates:

Allen Webster

December 9, 2015[19] To New York Mets:

Neil Walker

To Pittsburgh Pirates:

Jon Niese

December 12, 2015[20] To Philadelphia Phillies:

Charlie Morton

To Pittsburgh Pirates:

David Whitehead

December 17, 2015[21] To Milwaukee Brewers:

Keon Broxton
Trey Supak

To Pittsburgh Pirates:

Jason Rogers

December 21, 2015[22] To Detroit Tigers:

Cash Considerations

To Pittsburgh Pirates:

Kyle Lobstein

March 27, 2016[23] To Atlanta Braves:

Eric O'Flaherty

To Pittsburgh Pirates:

Cash Considerations

June 11, 2016[24] To Los Angeles Angels:

Cash Considerations

To Pittsburgh Pirates:

Erik Kratz

July 30, 2016[25] To Washington Nationals:

Mark Melancon

To Pittsburgh Pirates:

Felipe Rivero
Taylor Hearn

August 1, 2016[26] To New York Yankees:

Two Players To Be Named Later (8/30/16)
Tito Polo
Stephen Tarpley

To Pittsburgh Pirates:

Iván Nova

August 1, 2016[27] To Toronto Blue Jays:

Francisco Liriano
Harold Ramirez
Reese McGuire

To Pittsburgh Pirates:

Drew Hutchison

August 1, 2016[28] To New York Mets:

Jon Niese

To Pittsburgh Pirates:

Antonio Bastardo

August 6, 2016[29] To Seattle Mariners:

Arquimedes Caminero

To Pittsburgh Pirates:

Player To Be Named Later and Future Considerations (9/1/16)
Jake Brentz
Pedro Vasquez

August 31, 2016[30] To Baltimore Orioles:

Kyle Lobstein

To Pittsburgh Pirates:

Zach Phillips

September 13, 2016[31] To Seattle Mariners:

Player To Be Named Later or Cash Considerations

To Pittsburgh Pirates:

Wade LeBlanc

September 22, 2016[32] To New York Yankees:

Cash Considerations

To Pittsburgh Pirates:

Phil Coke

September 26, 2016[33] To Washington Nationals:

Taylor Gushue and Cash Considerations

To Pittsburgh Pirates:

Chris Bostick

October 5, 2016[34] To Toronto Blue Jays:

Cash Considerations

To Pittsburgh Pirates:

Brady Dragmire

Free agents

Player Acquired from Lost to Date Contract terms
Francisco Diaz New York Yankees November 16, 2015 Minor league contract
Frank Herrmann Philadelphia Phillies November 18, 2015 Minor league contract
Blake Wood[35] Cincinnati Reds November 20, 2015 1 year
Jake Goebbert[18] San Diego Padres November 25, 2015 1 year
J. A. Happ[36] Toronto Blue Jays November 27, 2015 3 years/$36 million
Cole Figueroa[37] New York Yankees December 3, 2015 Minor league contract
Joakim Soria[38] Kansas City Royals December 10, 2015 3 years/$25 million
Juan Nicasio[39] Los Angeles Dodgers December 10, 2015 1 year/$3 million
Ryan Vogelsong[40] San Francisco Giants December 18, 2015 1 year/$2 million
John Jaso[41] Tampa Bay Rays December 23, 2015 2 years/$8 million
Neftalí Feliz[42] Detroit Tigers January 6, 2016 1 year/$3.9 million
Joe Blanton[43] Los Angeles Dodgers January 19, 2016 1 year/$4 million
Antonio Bastardo[44] New York Mets January 22, 2016 2 years/$12 million
Jaff Decker Toronto Blue Jays January 22, 2016 Minor league contract
Corey Hart Toronto Blue Jays February 23, 2016 Minor league hitting coach
Pedro Alvarez Baltimore Orioles March 8, 2016 1 year/$5.75 million
David Freese[45] Los Angeles Angels March 11, 2016 1 year/$3 million

Waivers

Player Claimed from Lost to Date
Andrew Lambo[46] Oakland Athletics November 6, 2015
Guido Knudson[47] Detroit Tigers November 9, 2015
Bobby LaFromboise Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim December 23, 2015
Yoervis Medina[41] Chicago Cubs December 23, 2015
A. J. Schugel Seattle Mariners January 19, 2016

Signings

Name Date Details
Sean Rodriguez[48] December 15, 2015 1 year/$2.5 million
Jeff Locke January 14, 2016 1 year/$3.025 million
Chris Stewart January 14, 2016 2 years/$3 million (contract extension)
Francisco Cervelli January 15, 2016 1 year/$3.5 million
Jordy Mercer January 15, 2016 1 year/$2.075 million
Mark Melancon January 15, 2016 1 year/$9.65 million
Tony Watson January 15, 2016 1 year/$3.45 million
Jared Hughes January 15, 2016 1 year/$2.175 million
Gregory Polanco[49] April 5, 2016 5 years/$35 million (contract extension)
Francisco Cervelli May 17, 2016 3 years/$31 million (contract extension)
David Freese[50] August 22, 2016 2 years/$10.5 million (contract extension)

Other

Name Date Details
Aramis Ramírez[51] November 5, 2015 Retired
Matt Ford December 24, 2015 Hired as minor league pitching coach
Rick Sofield[52] October 22, 2016 Fired as third base coach
Nick Leyva[52] October 22, 2016 Named Senior Advisor to Baseball Operations
Kimera Bartee[53] October 29, 2016 Named First Base Coach
Tom Prince[53] October 29, 2016 Named Bench Coach
Joey Cora[53] October 29, 2016 Named Third Base Coach
Dave Jauss[53] October 29, 2016 Named Coach


Draft picks

Main article: 2016 Major League Baseball draft

2016 Top 10 Rounds Draft Picks[54]
Rd # Player Pos DOB and Age School (State) Signed
1 22 Will Craig 3B (1994-11-16)November 16, 1994 (aged 21) Wake Forest (NC)
LOT A 41 Nick Lodolo LHP (1998-02-05)February 5, 1998 (aged 18) Damien High School (CA)
2 68 Travis Macgregor RHP (1997-10-15)October 15, 1997 (aged 18) East Lake High School (FL)
3 105 Stephen Alemais SS (1995-04-12)April 12, 1995 (aged 21) Tulane (LA)
4 135 Braeden Ogle LHP (1997-07-30)July 30, 1997 (aged 18) Jensen Beach High School (FL)
5 165 Blake Cederlind RHP (1996-01-14)January 14, 1996 (aged 20) Merced College (CA)
6 195 Cam Vieaux LHP (1993-02-05)February 5, 1993 (aged 23) Michigan State University (MI)
7 225 Brent Gibbs C (1994-09-27)September 27, 1994 (aged 21) Central Arizona College (AZ)
8 255 Dylan Prohoroff RHP (1994-11-29)November 29, 1994 (aged 21) Cal State Fullerton (CA)
9 285 Clark Eagan CF (1995-03-13)March 13, 1995 (aged 21) Arkansas State University (AR)
10 315 Matthew Anderson RHP (1994-07-29)July 29, 1994 (aged 21) Morehead State University (KY)

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Indianapolis Indians International League Dean Treanor
AA Altoona Curve Eastern League Joey Cora
A-Advanced Bradenton Marauders Florida State League Michael Ryan
A West Virginia Power South Atlantic League Brian Esposito
Short-Season A West Virginia Black Bears New York–Penn League Wyatt Toregas
Rookie Bristol Pirates Appalachian League Edgar Varela
Rookie GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League Milver Reyes
Rookie DSL Pirates Dominican Summer League

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Bradenton

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