Jim Negrych

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Jim Negrych
Brother Elephants
Second baseman
Born: (1985-03-02) March 2, 1985 (age 29)
Buffalo, New York
Bats: Left Throws: Right

James William Negrych (born March 2, 1985) is an American professional baseball infielder who is with the Brother Elephants of the Chinese Professional Baseball League.


Negrych was a two-time All-American at the University of Pittsburgh (2005 and 2006).[1] Negrych was drafted in the 6th round by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2006 draft. He was the first Pittsburgh Panthers player drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates since Larry Lamonde in 1981 and Ken Macha in 1972.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Pittsburgh Pirates[edit]

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Negrych out of the University of Pittsburgh in the 6th round of the 2006 MLB Draft. In 2008, Negrych was the Pirates minor league player of the year.[3][4] In 2008, while playing for the Lynchburg Hillcats, he was a Carolina League Mid-Season All-Star and a Carolina League Post-Season All-Star. In 2010, while playing for the Altoona Curve and Indianapolis Indians, Negrych was named an Milb.com Organizational All-Star. In 2011, Negrych was traded to the Florida Marlins for catcher Carlos Paulino.[5]

Florida Marlins[edit]

In 2011, Negrych was traded to the Florida Marlins for catcher Carlos Paulino.[5] In 2011, he played for the Jacksonville Suns of the Southern League.

Washington Nationals[edit]

Negrych signed with the Washington Nationals on April 22, 2012.[6] In 91 games with Triple-A Syracuse, Negrych hit .264/.357/.391 with 8 HR and 39 RBI.

Toronto Blue Jays[edit]

On November 20, 2012, the Toronto Blue Jays announced that they had signed Negrych to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.[7] He was assigned to his hometown Buffalo Bisons.[8][9] On April 18, Negrych hit for the cycle as the Bisons defeated the Syracuse Chiefs 27-9.[10] In July 2013, Negrych was named the starter at second base in the Triple-A All-Star Game.[11][12]

Philadelphia Phillies[edit]

On January 13, 2014, the Philadelphia Phillies signed Negrych to a minor league contract.[13] According to the International League transactions page, he was released on March 23.


  1. ^ Fitt, Aaron (June 13, 2006). "2006 College All-America Team". Baseball America. Retrieved 21 November 2011. 
  2. ^ Dispatches, Local (June 7, 2006). "Amateur Draft: Pirates grab Pitt's Negrych". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 21 November 2011. 
  3. ^ Kovacevic, Dejan (21 September 2008). "Pirates Notebook: Wilson braces for farewell". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 21 November 2011. 
  4. ^ Migliore, M. "OP native Negrych shines in return to Buffalo". Bee Group Newspapers. Retrieved 2014-05-01. 
  5. ^ a b Williams, Tim (March 30, 2011). "Jim Negrych Traded to Marlins". Retrieved 21 November 2011. 
  6. ^ Adams, Steve (April 22, 2012). "Minor Moves: Negrych, Haughian". Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
  7. ^ Buffalo Bisons. "Jays sign Buffalo-native Negrych | Buffalo Bisons News". Buffalo.bisons.milb.com. 
  8. ^ Harrington, Mike (20 November 2012). "St. Francis grad Negrych joins Herd". The Buffalo News. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  9. ^ Straw, M. (April 10, 2013). "Jim Negrych Could Provide Spark for Toronto's Sleeping Bats". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 2014-05-01. 
  10. ^ Parker, John (2013-04-18). "Negrych cycles in Bisons' record rout". MLB.com. Retrieved 2013-04-20. 
  11. ^ Moritz, Amy (July 10, 2013). "Negrych gets the All=Star treatment". BuffaloNews.com. Retrieved July 10, 2013. 
  12. ^ Migliore, M. "Negrych receives warm welcome at Triple-A All-Star Game". Bee Group Newspapers. Retrieved 2014-05-01. 
  13. ^ Eddy, Matt. "Minor League Transactions: Jan. 9-15". Baseball America. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 

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