Detroit Tigers minor league players

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Below is a partial list of minor league baseball players in the Detroit Tigers system.

Ramón Cabrera[edit]

Ramón Cabrera
Detroit Tigers – No. 55
Catcher
Born: (1989-11-05) November 5, 1989 (age 24)
Caracas, Venezuela
Bats: Switch Throws: Right

Ramón Salvador Cabrera (born November 5, 1989) is a professional baseball player in the Detroit Tigers system.

In November 2012, the Pittsburgh Pirates added Cabrera to the 40-man roster to protect him from the Rule 5 Draft.[1] On December 5, 2012, Cabrera was traded to the Detroit Tigers in exchange for Andy Oliver.[2]


Jonathon Crawford[edit]

Jonathon Crawford
Detroit Tigers
Pitcher
Born: (1991-11-01) November 1, 1991 (age 22)
Okeechobee, Florida
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Jonathon N. Crawford (born November 1, 1991) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Detroit Tigers organization. He was drafted by the Tigers in the first round of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft out of the University of Florida.[3][4][5] He signed on June 14, 2013.[6] On June 1, 2012 he threw a no-hitter against Bethune-Cookman.[7][8]


Daniel Fields[edit]

Daniel Fields
Detroit Tigers – No. 34
Outfielder
Born: (1991-01-23) January 23, 1991 (age 23)
Detroit, Michigan
Bats: Left Throws: Right

Daniel L. Fields (born January 23, 1991) is an American professional baseball outfielder in the Detroit Tigers organization.

Fields was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the sixth round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft out of University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy in Detroit Michigan.[9] Fields started his career with the High-A Lakeland Flying Tigers in 2010. He hit .240/.343/.371 with eight home runs. He spent the 2011 season with Lakeland hitting .220/.308/.326 with eight home runs. He again started the 2012 season with Lakeland but was promoted to Double-A Erie SeaWolves after hitting .266/.318/.357 with one home run in 62 games. In 29 games with Erie he hit .264/.352/.358 with two home runs. He spent the 2013 season with Erie, hitting .284/.356/.435.[10] He was added to the Tigers 40-man roster on November 20, 2013.[11]

Fields is the son of former MLB player, Bruce Fields.[12]

Patrick Leyland[edit]

Patrick Leyland
Detroit Tigers – No. 7
Catcher
Born: (1991-10-11) October 11, 1991 (age 22)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Patrick James Leyland (born October 11, 1991) is a current Minor League Baseball catcher of the Detroit Tigers. Leyland was drafted in the eighth round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft.

Leyland was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.[13]

After he was drafted, he was placed with the GCL Tigers of the Gulf Coast League, where in 41 games he batted .219 with 12 RBIs and 32 hits. The next season, he was promoted to the Connecticut Tigers of the New York-Pennsylvania League. In 35 games, he batted .220 with one home run, 12 RBIs, 26 hits and one stolen base.

Leyland is the son of three-time Manager of the Year Award winner and former Tigers manager Jim Leyland. His cousin, Jack Miller, is an offensive lineman for the Michigan Wolverines football team.[14]

Kyle Lobstein[edit]

Kyle Lobstein
Detroit Tigers – No. 31
Pitcher
Born: (1989-08-12) August 12, 1989 (age 24)
Flagstaff, Arizona
Bats: Left Throws: Left

Kyle Eric Lobstein (born August 12, 1989) is a minor league baseball pitcher in the Detroit Tigers organization.

The Tampa Bay Rays selected Lobstein in the second round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft. Lobstein was selected in the 2012 Rule 5 draft by the New York Mets, and traded that same day to the Tigers.[15][16]

Lobstein was added to the Tigers 40-man roster on November 20, 2013.[11]


Dixon Machado[edit]

Dixon Machado
Detroit Tigers
Shortstop
Born: (1992-02-22) February 22, 1992 (age 22)
San Cristóbal, Táchira, Venezuela
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Dixon Javier Machado Moreno (born February 22, 1992) is a Venezuelan professional baseball player in the Detroit Tigers organization.

The Tigers purchased Machado's contract after the 2012 season, adding him to their 40-man roster.[17] He was designated for assignment on December 4, 2013, to make room on the 40-man roster for Joe Nathan.[18]


Francisco Martínez[edit]

Francisco Martínez
Detroit Tigers – No. 38
Third base / Center field
Born: (1990-09-01) September 1, 1990 (age 23)
Rio Chico, Venezuela
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Francisco Javier Martínez (born September 1, 1990) is a third baseman and center fielder who is currently on the Detroit Tigers 40-man roster.

Martínez along with Jacob Turner represented the Detroit Tigers at the 2011 All-Star Futures Game.[19]

On July 31, 2011, Martínez along with Casper Wells and Charlie Furbush were traded to the Seattle Mariners for Doug Fister and David Pauley.[20]

Martínez was added to the Mariners 40 man roster on November 18, 2011.[21]

Martinez was traded back to Detroit on June 2, 2013, for a player to be named later or cash considerations.[22]

Melvin Mercedes[edit]

Melvin Mercedes
Detroit Tigers – No. 54
Pitcher
Born: (1990-11-02) November 2, 1990 (age 23)
El Seibo, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Melvin Mercedes (born November 2, 1990) is a Dominican professional baseball player in the Detroit Tigers organization.

The Tigers purchased Mercedes' contract after the 2012 season, adding him to their 40-man roster.[17]


Justin Miller[edit]

Justin Miller
Detroit Tigers – No. 53
Pitcher
Born: (1987-06-13) June 13, 1987 (age 26)
Bakersfield, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Justin Ryan Miller (born June 13, 1987) is a minor league baseball pitcher for the Detroit Tigers organization. He previously played in the Texas Rangers organization.

Miller played college baseball for Bakersfield College and Fresno State University. With the Fresno State Bulldogs baseball team, Miller was a member of the 2008 College World Series champions.[23][24][25]

Miller was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 16th round (483rd overall) of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft.[23][26] The Rangers added Miller to their 40 man roster after the 2011 season to protect him from the Rule 5 draft.[27]

Miller was activated from the Rangers disabled list on June 12, 2013 and optioned to the Double-A Frisco RoughRiders. He was released by the Rangers on September 1, 2013,[28] and signed by the Detroit Tigers later in the month.[29]

Miller was added to the Tigers 40-man roster on November 20, 2013.[11]


Steven Moya[edit]

Steven Moya
Detroit Tigers – No. 30
Outfielder
Born: (1991-09-08) September 8, 1991 (age 22)
Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
Bats: Left Throws: Right

Steven Moya (born September 8, 1991) is a professional baseball outfielder in the Detroit Tigers organization. He was added to the teams 40-man roster on November 20, 2013.[11]


Robbie Ray[edit]

Robbie Ray
Detroit Tigers
Pitcher
Born: (1991-10-01) October 1, 1991 (age 22)
Brentwood, Tennessee
Bats: Left Throws: Left

Robert Glenn Ray (born October 1, 1991) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Detroit Tigers organization.

Ray was drafted by the Washington Nationals in the 12th round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft out of Brentwood High School in Brentwood, Tennessee.[30]

Ray pitched in one game for the Vermont Lake Monsters in 2010, striking out two in one inning pitched. Pitching for the Hagerstown Suns in 2011, he went 2–3 with a 3.13 earned run average with 95 strikeouts in 89 innings pitched.[31] Ray struggled pitching for the Potomac Nationals in 2012, going 4–12 with a 6.56 ERA.[32] He returned to Potomac for the start of the 2013 season.[33] After going 6–3 with a 3.11 ERA and 100 strikeouts in 84 innings, he was promoted to the Harrisburg Senators.[34] He posted a 5–2 record with a 3.72 ERA with Harrisburg.

On December 2, 2013, Ray was traded to the Detroit Tigers, along with Ian Krol and Steve Lombardozzi, Jr., for Doug Fister.[35]

Tyler Stohr[edit]

Tyler Stohr
Detroit Tigers
Pitcher
Born: (1986-09-19) September 19, 1986 (age 27)
Viera, Florida
Bats: Left Throws: Right

Tyler S. Stohr (born September 19, 1986 in Viera, Florida) is a minor league baseball pitcher in the Detroit Tigers organization.

Stohr attended the United States Military Academy and University of North Florida. He was drafted by the Tigers in the sixth round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft. The Tigers added Stohr to their 40 man roster after the 2011 season to protect him from the Rule 5 draft.


Eugenio Suárez[edit]

Eugenio Suárez
Detroit Tigers – No. 27
Shortstop
Born: (1991-07-18) July 18, 1991 (age 22)
Puerto Ordaz, Bolívar, Venezuela
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Eugenio Alejandro Suárez (born July 18, 1991) is a Venezuelan professional baseball shortstop in the Detroit Tigers organization.[36][37]

Suárez played for the Venezuelan Summer League Tigers in 2009 and 2010. He played for the Gulf Coast Tigers and Connecticut Tigers in 2011 and the West Michigan Whitecaps in 2012. He started the 2013 season with the Lakeland Flying Tigers and was promoted to the Erie SeaWolves during the season.[38] He was added to the Tigers 40-man roster on November 20, 2013.[11]

Devon Travis[edit]

Devon Travis
Detroit Tigers
Second baseman
Born: (1991-02-21) February 21, 1991 (age 23)
Wellington, Florida
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Devon Travis (born February 21, 1991) is an American professional baseball second baseman in the Detroit Tigers organization.

Travis was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 13th round of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft out of Florida State University.[39][40] He started his career with the short-season Connecticut Tigers hitting .280/.352/.441 with three home runs and in 25 games.

Travis started the 2013 season with the Class A West Michigan Whitecaps.[41] He was the MVP of the Midwest League All-Star Game after going 2 for 2 with a three-run triple.[42] He was promoted to the High-A Lakeland Flying Tigers after hitting .352/.430/.486 with six home runs in 77 games.[43] After the season he was named the Tigers Minor League Player of the Year.[44]

José Valdez[edit]

José Valdez
Detroit Tigers – No. 58
Pitcher
Born: (1990-03-01) March 1, 1990 (age 24)
Don Gregorio Nizao, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right

José Alfredo Valdez (born March 1, 1990) is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher in the Detroit Tigers organization.

Valdez played for the Dominican Summer League Tigers from 2009 to 2011. He played for the Gulf Coast Tigers in 2012. He played the 2013 season with the West Michigan Whitecaps and the Lakeland Flying Tigers and was the closer for both teams.[45] He finished the season with 33 saves and a 2.74 earned run average. He was added to the Tigers 40-man roster on November 20, 2013.[11]


Drew VerHagen[edit]

Drew VerHagen
Detroit Tigers
Pitcher
Born: (1990-10-22) October 22, 1990 (age 23)
Heath, Texas
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Drew Edward VerHagen (born October 22, 1990) is an American professional baseball pitcher in Minor League Baseball. He plays for the Detroit Tigers organization.

VerHagen attended Rockwall-Heath High School in Heath, Texas. He began his collegiate career by enrolling at the University of Oklahoma. He transferred to Navarro College, and then to Vanderbilt University.[46] The Tigers selected VerHagen in the fourth round, with the 154th overall selection, of the 2012 MLB Draft.[47]

After signing, VerHagen pitched in the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League for the Gulf Coast League Tigers and for the Lakeland Flying Tigers of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League. In 2013, he pitched for Lakeland and the Erie SeaWolves of the Class AA Eastern League. The Tigers invited VerHagen to spring training in 2014.[48]

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Double-A[edit]

Erie SeaWolves roster
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Pitchers

  • -- Bryan Augenstein Injury icon 2.svg
  • 31 Nick Avila
  • 35 Tommy Collier
  • 18 Matt Crouse
  • -- Kenny Faulk
  • 17 Jeff Ferrell
  • 33 Corey Knebel
  • 26 Pat McCoy
  • 51 Wilsen Palacios
  •  8 Ryan Robowski
  • 23 Kyle Ryan
  • 30 Warwick Saupold
  • 32 Chad Smith
  • 45 Jose Valdez *

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Class A-Advanced[edit]

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  • 25 Endrys Briceno
  • 59 Edgar De La Rosa
  • 28 Calvin Drummond
  • 18 Kevin Eichhorn
  • 19 Jordan John
  • 51 Guido Knudson
  • 29 Yorfrank Lopez
  • 12 Angel Nesbitt
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  • 17 Brennan Smith
  • 60 Slade Smith
  • 44 Will Startup
  • 15 Jake Thompson
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  • 35 Josh Turley

Catchers

  • 30 Austin Green
  • -- Pat Leyland Injury icon 2.svg
  • 20 Drew Longley

Infielders

  • 32 Lance Durham
  •  9 Tyler Hanover
  • 10 Brandon Loy
  •  1 Dixon Machado
  • 13 Jared Reaves
  •  7 James Robbins

Outfielders

  •  8 Connor Harrell
  • 27 Jeff Holm
  • 14 Jeff McVaney
  •  4 Chad Wright

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Class A[edit]

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  • 18 Jonathon Crawford
  • 11 Matt Davenport
  • 30 Buck Farmer
  • 19 Julio Felix
  • -- Charlie Gillies Injury icon 2.svg
  • 20 Chad Green
  • 21 Austin Kubitza
  • 34 Will LaMarche
  • 33 Jonathan Maciel
  • 28 Joe Mantiply
  • -- Zac Reininger
  • 31 Montreal Robertson
  • 26 Scott Sitz
  • 44 Jeff Thompson
  • 15 Kevin Ziomek

Catchers

  • 14 Bennett Pickar
  • 10 Tim Remes

Infielders

  •  7 Javier Betancourt
  •  9 Harold Castro
  • 25 Dominic Ficociello
  • 23 Brett Harrison
  •  8 Curt Powell
  •  4 Jose Zambrano

Outfielders

  • 36 Wynton Bernard
  • 24 Tyler Gibson
  •  6 Raph Rhymes
  •  5 Austin Schotts Injury icon 2.svg
  • 32 Ben Verlander

Manager

  • 17 Andrew Graham

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Class A-Short Season[edit]

Connecticut Tigers roster
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Pitchers

  • 48 Tanner Bailey
  • -- Alex Burgos
  • 40 Chase Edwards
  • 23 Logan Ehlers
  • 19 Johnnie Kirkland
  • 30 Ryan Longstreth
  • -- Brenny Paulino
  • 57 Alex Phillips
  • 15 Austin Pritcher

Catchers

  • 31 Duncan McAlpine
  • 26 Chris Taladay

Infielders

  • -- Harold Castro
  • -- David Gonzalez
  • 22 Steven Negron

Outfielders

  • 56 Kasey Coffman

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Rookie[edit]

Gulf Coast Tigers roster
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  • 25 Dean Aldridge
  • 21 Cesar Burgos
  • 22 Emanuel Chavez
  • 10 Ricardo Ciriaco
  • 48 Brett Huber
  • 41 Joe Jimenez
  • 39 Micah Kellogg
  • 37 Confesor Lara
  • 47 Daryl Norris
  • 53 Fernando Perez
  • -- Gregorio Solano

Catchers

  • 12 Franklin Navarro

Infielders

  • 35 Steven Fuentes
  •  1 Aaron Sayers

Outfielders

  • 12 Rashad Brown
  • 18 Adrian Castano
  • 20 Samuel Crafort
  • 34 Jacob Kapstein
  •  9 Miguel Paulino
  •  7 Ismael Salgado
  • 26 Orvin Tovar

Manager

  • 43 Basilio Cabrera

Coaches


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  • 25 Juan Alcantara ‡
  • -- Yei Almonte
  • 52 Pedro Aybar
  • 70 Sandy Baez
  • 36 Rusbell Cabrera
  • 54 Eddy Castro
  • -- Enrique De Pena
  • -- Derlin Espinal
  • -- Francisco German
  • 20 Walter Lachapel
  • 63 Carlos Lara
  • 35 Rafael Manzanillo
  • 30 Malvin Martinez
  • 33 Stanley Martinez
  • 26 Jhonny Mateo
  • 47 Gerson Moreno
  • -- Winder Novas
  • 29 Janry Obispo
  • 24 Adrian Paniagua
  • 64 Harold Rosario
  • 40 Gregory Soto
  • -- Andres Tejada
  • -- Felix Viloria

Catchers

  • 46 Sandy Rodriguez
  • 37 Felix A. Santana
  • 31 Bryan Tejeda

Infielders

  • 28 Willy Adames
  • -- Randel Alcantara
  • 57 Francisco Contreras
  • -- Isrrael De La Cruz
  • 32 Eurys Felipe
  • 49 Gregoris Hidalgo
  • 62 Domingo Leyba
  • -- Hector Martinez
  • 51 Victor Ovalles
  • 56 Yerison Pena

Outfielders

  • 58 Cesar Gonzalez
  • 27 Manuel Joseph
  • -- Sauris Mejia
  • 13 Javier Romero
  • 41 Ignacio Valdez

Manager

  • -- Rafael Martinez

Coaches

  • -- Ramon Espinosa (hitting)
  • -- José Parra (pitching)


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