Arizona Diamondbacks minor league players

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Below is a partial list of minor league baseball players of the minor league affiliates of the Arizona Diamondbacks:

Brandon Drury[edit]

Brandon Drury
Arizona Diamondbacks
Third baseman
Born: (1992-08-21) August 21, 1992 (age 21)
Grants Pass, Oregon
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Brandon S. Drury (born August 21, 1992) is an American professional baseball third baseman in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization.

Drury was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 13th round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft out of Grants Pass High School in Grants Pass, Oregon.[1] He made his professional debut for the Gulf Coast Braves. He finished the year hitting .198/.248/.292 with three home runs over 192 at-bats. In 2011 he played for the Danville Braves.[2] In 63 games, he hit .347/.367/.525 with eight home runs in 265 at-bats. He was camed the MVP of the Appalachian League along with Eddie Rosario.[3][4] In 2012, while playing for the Rome Braves, he hit only .229/.270/.333 with six home runs in 445 at-bats.

On January 24, 2013, Drury, along with Martín Prado, Randall Delgado, Zeke Spruill and Nick Ahmed were traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks for Justin Upton and Chris Johnson.[5] He played his first season in the Diamondbacks organization with the South Bend Silver Hawks.[6] In 134 games, he hit .302/.362/.500 with 15 home runs. He started the 2014 season for the Visalia Rawhide.[7]

Brandon Jacobs[edit]

Brandon Jacobs
Arizona Diamondbacks
Outfielder
Born: (1990-12-08) December 8, 1990 (age 23)
Snellville, Georgia
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Brandon Foster Jacobs (born December 8, 1990) is a professional baseball outfielder in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization.

The Red Sox drafted Jacobs in the tenth round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft. Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus ranked Jacobs as the 46th best prospect in baseball prior to the 2012 season.[8]

Entering 2013, he was ranked as the 19th ranked prospect in the Red Sox organization.[9] According to MLB.com, Jacobs was the Red Sox 11th ranked prospect.

On July 12, 2013, Jacobs was traded to the Chicago White Sox for pitcher Matt Thornton and cash.[10] He is currently the #7 ranked prospect in the White Sox organization.[11] After the trade, Jacobs played for Double-A Birmingham Barons. He finished the 2013 season combined hitting .244 in 455 at bats, 33 2Bs, 1 3B, 13 HRs, 66 RBI, 44 BBs, 140 Ks and 12 SBs. After the 2013 season, Jacobs was traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks.[12]


Jake Lamb[edit]

Jake Lamb
Arizona Diamondbacks
Third baseman
Born: (1990-10-09) October 9, 1990 (age 23)
Seattle, Washington
Bats: Left Throws: Right

Jacob Ryan Lamb is an American professional baseball player for the Arizona Diamondbacks organization. He is currently rostered on their AA affiliate, the Mobile BayBears.

Lamb grew up in Queen Anne, Seattle. He attended Bishop Blanchet High School in Seattle, Washington, and starred for their baseball team.[13] After graduating, the Pittsburgh Pirates selected him in the 38th round of the 2009 MLB Draft, but he followed through with his commitment to attend the University of Washington. He played college baseball for the Washington Huskies baseball team, and was selected by the Diamondbacks in the sixth round of the 2012 MLB Draft.

The Diamondbacks assigned Lamb to the Arizona Fall League after the 2013 season.[14] They invited him to spring training in 2014.[15]

Jordan Parraz[edit]

Jordan Parraz
Arizona Diamondbacks
Outfielder
Born: (1984-10-08) October 8, 1984 (age 29)
Henderson, Nevada
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Jordan E. Parraz (born October 8, 1984) is a minor league baseball for the Mobile BayBears. Parraz attended Community College of Southern Nevada. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the sixth round of the 2003 Major League Baseball Draft, but he did not sign, because they drafted him as a pitcher.[16] He was selected by the Houston Astros in the third round (94th overall) of the 2004 MLB Draft, and signed.[17] He was signed June 21, 2004.

Parraz played the 2004 season with Rookie level Greeneville, where he hit .244 in 53 games with 8 steals in 13 attempts. He played the 2005 season with Short-Season Tri-City, hitting .262 in 71 games with 3.75 strikeouts per walk and 17 steals in 20 attempts. After staying at Tri-City for 2006, he had a breakout season, hitting .336 in 70 games with 1.33 strikeouts per every walk and 23 steals in 26 attempts. He was voted to the New York-Penn League All-Star Game, where he participated in the Home-Run Derby, hitting 2 home-runs, and scored the National Leagues only run.[18][19] Zach Daeges, Brennan Boesch and Allen Craig all took part in the derby. Parraz played 2007 with Single-A Lexington, hitting .281 in 122 games with 33 steals in 43 attempts and 1.89 strikeouts per walk.[20]

He was traded to the Royals as the player to be named for left-hander Tyler Lumsden in December 2008.[21] He started 2008 with Double-A Northwest Arkansas, where he hit .358 in 64 games and was voted to the Texas League All-Star Game, but did not play due to a hamstring injury.[22] He rehabbed for 4 games with Rookie level Idaho Falls, and he played for Triple-A Omaha for 13 games, finishing the season. He played all of 2010 with Omaha, hitting .266 in 123 games with only 8 steals.[20]

On November 24, 2010, he was claimed off waivers by the Boston Red Sox. He was waived by the Red Sox and claimed by the New York Yankees on December 17, 2010.[23] The Yankees designated him for assignment in February 2011.[24] He cleared waivers and accepted a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training with the Yankees.[25] He played 2011 with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, hitting .289 in 126 games with 2.17 strikeouts per walk.[20]

Santos Rodríguez[edit]

Santos Rodríguez
Arizona Diamondbacks
Pitcher
Born: (1988-01-02) January 2, 1988 (age 26)
Sánchez, Samaná, Dominican Republic
Bats: Left Throws: Left

Santos Angel Rodríguez (born January 2, 1988) is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization.

The Chicago White Sox added Rodríguez to their 40-man roster after the 2012 season.[26] He was designated for assignment in January 2014 and claimed off waivers by the Arizona Diamondbacks.


Alex Sogard[edit]

Alex Sogard
Arizona Diamondbacks
Pitcher
Born: (1987-07-25) July 25, 1987 (age 26)
Phoenix, Arizona
Bats: Left Throws: Left

Alexander Sogard (born July 25, 1987) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Houston Astros organization.

Sogard attended Oregon State University, where he played college baseball for the Oregon State Beavers baseball team. At Oregon State, Sogard was a redshirt freshman when the Beavers won the 2006 College World Series. He pitched for Oregon State in 2007, as the Beavers won their second College World Series in as many years.[27] Sogard then transferred to North Carolina State University, where he continued his college baseball career with the NC State Wolfpack. He was a starter and reliever during his 3 years at N.C. State. Sogard was instrumental in the Wolfpack reaching the postseason in two of his three years there, including N.C. State's third Super Regional appearance in 2008.[28] At Thunderbird H.S. in Phoenix, Alex was a 2nd Team All State 1B man/P , behind Ike Davis of Chaparral H.S.

The Astros selected Sogard in the 26th round of the 2010 MLB Draft. Alex was also drafted by the Diamondbacks in 2008 but did not sign. Sogard continued winning in pro ball as his Short Season Valley Cats won the N.Y. Penn League in 2010. Alex continued his ascent through the Astros minor league system playing for a strong Lexington Legends team in 2011, AA Corpus Christi in 2012, and AAA Oklahoma City in 2013. After the 2013 season, they assigned him to the Arizona Fall League.[29]

Sogard was traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks for Cesar Carrasco on July 7, 2014.

Sogard's older brother, Eric Sogard, plays in MLB.[27]


David Winfree[edit]

David Winfree
Arizona Diamondbacks
Outfielder
Born: (1985-08-05) August 5, 1985 (age 28)
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Bats: Right Throws: Right

David Lynn Winfree, Jr. (born August 5, 1985) is a professional baseball player who is currently in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization.

Winfree was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 13th round of the 2003 Major League Baseball Draft. He played in the Twins' organization through 2009.

He split the 2010 season between the Triple-A Tacoma Rainers of the Seattle Mariners organization and the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees of the New York Yankees organization.

Winfree signed a minor league contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks for the 2011 season to play for the Triple-A Reno Aces. Winfree was added to the Diamondbacks' 40-man roster after the season.[30]


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Triple-A[edit]

Reno Aces roster
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Double-A[edit]

Mobile BayBears roster
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Pitchers

Catchers

  • 32 Lars Davis
  • 15 Raywilly Gomez

Infielders

  •  5 Mike Freeman
  • 45 Jon Griffin
  • 17 Sean Jamieson
  • 24 Jake Lamb
  •  6 Gerson Montilla
  •  4 Garrett Weber

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

  • 21 Wellington Cepeda (pitching)
  •  9 Jacob Cruz (hitting)


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Class A-Advanced[edit]

Visalia Rawhide roster
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Pitchers

  • 26 Spencer Arroyo
  • 21 Andrew Barbosa
  • 40 Enrique Burgos
  • 16 Jesse Darrah
  • 15 Henry Garcia
  • 33 Keith Hessler
  • -- Anthony Meo Injury icon 2.svg
  • 14 Jimmie Sherfy
  •  1 Seth Simmons
  • 17 Brandon Sinnery
  • 20 Daniel Watts
  •  5 Cody Wheeler
  • 12 Kyle Winkler

Catchers

  •  8 Ronnie Freeman
  • 25 Steve Rodriguez

Infielders

  • 22 Ryan Court
  •  3 Brandon Drury
  • 11 Rudy Flores
  •  2 Gerard Hall Injury icon 2.svg
  •  4 Kevin Medrano
  • 13 Raul Navarro
  • 23 Fidel Pena

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Class A[edit]

South Bend Silver Hawks roster
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Pitchers

  • 15 Brad Allen
  • 32 Aaron Blair
  • 20 J.R. Bradley
  • -- Chris Capper Injury icon 2.svg
  •  1 Ben Eckels
  • 19 Daniel Gibson
  • 35 Jose Jose
  • 12 Will Locante
  • 23 Adam Miller
  • 17 John Omahen
  • 22 Geordy Parra Injury icon 2.svg
  • -- John Pedrotty Injury icon 2.svg
  •  9 Blake Perry
  • 22 Kyle Schepel
  • 27 Braden Shipley Injury icon 2.svg
  • 30 Blayne Weller

Catchers

  •  7 Michael Perez
  • 11 Jose Queliz

Infielders

  • -- Carter Bell Injury icon 2.svg
  • 13 Joe Munoz
  • 24 Daniel Palka
  • -- Josh Parr
  •  6 George Roberts
  • 16 Andrew Velazquez
  •  2 Jamie Westbrook

Outfielders

  •  3 Breland Almadova
  •  8 Colin Bray
  • 36 Zach Esquerra
  • 25 Stryker Trahan

Manager

  • 51 Mark Haley

Coaches


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Short A[edit]

Hillsboro Hops roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 36 Nick Baker
  • 20 Alex Byo
  • 21 Mike Cetta
  • 16 Zak Curtis
  •  5 Ryan Doran
  • 10 Ben Eckels
  • 23 Cody Geyer
  • 35 Brent Jones
  • 29 Dustin Loggins
  • 28 John Pedrotty
  • 45 Anderson Placido
  • 25 Jake Roberts
  • 11 Dan Savas
  • 37 Scott Schultz

Catchers

  •  9 Tyler Baker
  •  7 Elvin Soto

Infielders

  • 27 Cesar Carrasco
  • 24 Galli Cribbs
  •  8 Justin Gonzalez
  • 26 Nate Robertson
  • 30 Bennie Robinson
  • 14 Pedro Ruiz

Outfielders

  • 19 Yorman Garcia
  • 12 Todd Glaesmann
  • 32 Grant Heyman
  • 44 Jordan Parr
  •  4 Taylor Ratliff

Manager

Coaches


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Rookie[edit]

Missoula Osprey roster
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Pitchers

  • 10 Carlos Hernandez
  • 12 Will Landsheft
  • 16 Lawrence Pardo
  • 21 Wagner Mateo
  • 21 Jency Solis
  • 22 Eric Brooks
  • 24 Tyler Toyfair
  • 31 Markus Solbach
  • 33 Brad Keller
  • 36 Holden Helmink
  • 37 Gabriel Moya
  • 38 Tyler Bolten
  • 39 Kevin Simmons
  • 47 Brody Greer
  • 48 Derek Cape

Catchers

  • 20 BJ Lopez
  • 26 Yosbel Gutierrez
  • 49 Tyler Clark

Infielders

  •  7 Mike Abreu
  •  8 Fernery Ozuna
  •  9 Trevor Mitsui
  • 11 Sergio Alcantara
  • 17 Tyler Humphreys
  • 34 Jake Mayers
  • 50 Kevin Cron

Outfielders

  • 14 Matt Railey
  • 25 Maik Ehmcke
  • 30 Damion Smith
  • 35 Dane McFarland
  • 46 Justin Williams

Manager

  • -- Audo Vicente

Coaches


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Pitchers

  • 14 Andrew Benitez
  • 23 Alex Byo
  • 12 Brody Greer
  • -- Bud Jeter
  • 32 Kurtis Kostuk
  • 18 Wagner Mateo
  • 44 Dallas Newton
  • -- Jonathan Pulley

Catchers

  •  3 B. J. Lopez

Infielders

  •  1 Sergio Alcantara
  •  8 Henry Castillo
  •  2 Jacob Cordero
  • 37 Marty Herum
  • 11 Phildrick Llewellyn
  •  5 Fernery Ozuna

Outfielders

  • 35 Dane McFarland
  •  6 Matt McPherson
  • 36 Damion Smith

Manager

  • 40 Luis Urueta

Coaches

  • -- Vince Harrison (hitting)
  • -- Larry Pardo (pitching)


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Dominican Summer League Diamondbacks roster
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Pitchers

  • 27 Geovanny Acosta
  • 47 Enorbe Cordoba
  • 19 Frangy Diaz
  • 25 Starling Duval
  • -- Geremia Espinosa ‡
  • 36 Wellinton Felix
  • 49 Willi Garcia
  • 52 Carlos Guzman
  • -- Argeny Hiciano ‡
  • 20 Luis Madero
  • 37 Merkis Montero
  • 30 Anthony Nunez
  • 38 Melvin Ovalles
  • 32 Rafael Pujols
  • 45 Yeison Santana
  • 34 Alvaro Soto
  • 16 Emilio Vargas

Catchers

  • 28 Oswaldo Garcia
  • 11 Jacser Mendez
  • -- Adony Ovalles

Infielders

  •  6 Didimo Bracho
  •  2 Jose De Leon
  • 13 Ramon Hernandez
  •  3 Josue Herrera
  • 18 Melvin Mezquita
  • 10 Eudy Ramos
  •  7 Yan Sanchez

Outfielders

  • 39 Frankies Alcantara
  • 22 Gerson Jimenez
  • 15 Jose Lopez
  • 24 Francis Martinez
  • 17 Jose Ordaz
  • 23 Rafael Santana

Manager

  • 16 Juan Ballara

Coaches

  • 13 Sergio Mendez (hitting)
  • 45 Jose Tapia (pitching)


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References[edit]

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  2. ^ Drury's patient approach leads to early run, D-Braves' home victory
  3. ^ Rosario, Drury named Appy's best
  4. ^ Drury continues co-MVP season in D-Braves' loss to Johnson City
  5. ^ Braves get Justin Upton in big deal
  6. ^ Silver Hawks: After a cold start, Drury heating up
  7. ^ 3B prospect Brandon Drury could be bright spot in Upton trade
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