10 Pittsburgh Pirates You Might Actually Want on Your Fantasy Team

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10 Pittsburgh Pirates You Might Actually Want on Your Fantasy Team
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Imagine if fantasy baseball (and to a lesser extent, the Internet) existed in 1992.

(Not counting the old-school rotisserie-style leagues that required newspaper box scores and a commissioner with more free time than Ryan Braun almost had.)

If you were a Pirates fan drafting a team 20 years ago, you would've had plenty of chances to snag fellas you could watch at Three Rivers Stadium. There was a .300 hitter with 25-homer potential (Bobby Bonilla), a perennial 20-20 threat (Andy Van Slyke), an ace starter (Doug Drabek) and the possible No. 1 overall pick (skinny Barry Bonds).

Since then, however, drafting a Bucco to your fantasy team would have been largely, well, ill-advised.

But for the first time in two decades, things are looking up in the Steel City. You probably don't want more than one of these guys on your squad at once, but at least drafting a Pirate finally might not be a recipe for self-destruction.

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