Pittsburgh Pirates minor league players

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Below are the rosters of the minor league affiliates of the Pittsburgh Pirates:

Players[edit]

Nevin Ashley[edit]

Nevin Ashley
Pittsburgh Pirates
Catcher
Born: (1984-08-14) August 14, 1984 (age 29)
Vincennes, Indiana
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Nevin Robert Ashley (born August 14, 1984) is an American professional baseball catcher. He is from Vincennes, Indiana.

Prior to playing professionally, he attended North Knox High School in Bicknell, Indiana and then Indiana State University. He was drafted in the sixth round of the 2006 amateur draft by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and began his professional career that year.

With the Princeton Devil Rays in 2006, Ashley hit .333 with four home runs and 28 RBI in 47 games. The following year, with the Columbus Catfish, he hit .280 with 12 home runs, 60 RBI and 20 stolen bases - to date, all career highs. In 2008, Ashley hit .235 with four home runs and 26 RBI in 102 games with the Vero Beach Devil Rays. He split 2009 between the Charlotte Stone Crabs and Montgomery Biscuits, hitting a combined .230 with three home runs and 36 RBI. In 2010, he hit .249 with eight home runs and 47 RBI with the Biscuits and Durham Bulls.[1] In 2011, he hit .263/.358/.384 with 8 HR and 48 RBI between Montgomery and Durham. In 2012, Ashley hit .271/.379/.458 with 6 HR and 18 RBI between Durham and the GCL Rays. After 2012, Ashley became a minor league free agent. On November 22, Ashley signed a minor league deal with the Cincinnati Reds.[2] Ashley with the Pittsburgh Pirates in November 2013.[3]


Ryan Beckman[edit]

Ryan Beckman
Pittsburgh Pirates
Pitcher
Born: (1990-01-20) January 20, 1990 (age 24)
Fort Worth, Texas
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Ryan Beckman (born January 2, 1990 in Fort Worth, Texas) is an American professional baseball pitcher who plays in the Pittsburgh Pirates' organization. Beckman was drafted in 18th round by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2009.

Ryan finished his amateur baseball career in 2009 at Grayson County College in Denison, Texas.

Ryan started the 2011 season with a quick stint playing for the West Virginia Power in the South Atlantic League. On April 17, 2011 Ryan was promoted to the Class High-A Bradenton Marauders.[4] He finished the season in Bradenton with a 3.12 Earned Run Average and only allowed one home run in 42 appearances. The one home run was hit by Cory Vaughn of the St. Lucie Mets.[5] It went an estimated 512 feet.

Beckman played in the Australian Baseball League from November 2011 to January 2012. He pitched for the Adelaide Bite and was elected to play in the ABL's annual all star game on December 12, 2011.[6]

Beckman had Tommy John surgery on June 12, 2012.[7]


Keon Broxton[edit]

Keon Broxton
Pittsburgh Pirates
Outfielder
Born: (1990-05-07) May 7, 1990 (age 24)
Lakeland, Florida
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Keon Darell Broxton (born May 7, 1990) is an outfielder in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization. He was added to the team's 40-man roster on November 20, 2012. He was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates in March 2014.


Alen Hanson[edit]

Alen Hanson
Alen Hanson 2012.JPG
Hanson with the West Virginia Power in 2012
Pittsburgh Pirates – No. 63
Infielder
Born: (1992-10-22) October 22, 1992 (age 21)
La Romana, Dominican Republic
Bats: Switch Throws: Right

Alen Rery Hanson (born October 22, 1992) is a professional baseball infielder in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization.

Hanson signed as an international free agent with the Pirates on July 14, 2009 for $150,000.[8] In 2011, while playing for the Gulf Coast League Pirates, Hanson lead the Gulf Coast League in triples.[9] In July 2012, Hanson was named the #40 prospect in baseball by Baseball America in their Midseason Top 50 Prospects List.[10] He spent the 2012 season with the West Virginia Power. Prior to the 2013 season, Hanson was ranked as the 54th best prospect in baseball by MLB.com,[11] and as the 61st best prospect in baseball by Baseball America.[12]

Hanson was promoted to Double-A Altoona on July 28, 2013.[13] Hanson hit .291 with a .783 OPS in 92 games for the High Class A Bradenton Marauders before his promotion. He was added to the Pirates 40-man roster on November 20, 2013.[14]


Luis Heredia[edit]

Luis Heredia
Pittsburgh Pirates
Pitcher
Born: (1994-08-10) August 10, 1994 (age 19)
Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico
Bats: Right Throws: Right
This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Heredia and the second or maternal family name is Orozco.

Luis Eduardo Heredia Orozco (born August 10, 1994) is a Mexican professional baseball pitcher in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization.

The Pirates signed Heredia in August 2010 for a $2,600,000 signing bonus.[15] Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus ranked Heredia the 81st best prospect in baseball prior to the 2011 season.[16] Heredia made his pro debut on June 21, 2011, for the Gulf Coast League Pirates.[17] Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus ranked Heredia the 42nd best prospect in baseball prior to the 2012 season.[18] He spent the 2012 season with the State College Spikes. Prior to the 2013 season, Heredia was ranked as the 78th best prospect in baseball by Baseball America.[12]


Nick Kingham[edit]

Nick Kingham
Pittsburgh Pirates
Pitcher
Born: (1991-11-08) November 8, 1991 (age 22)
Houston, Texas
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Nick Gordon Kingham (born November 8, 1991) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization.

Kingham was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the fourth round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft out of Sierra Vista High School in Las Vegas, Nevada.[19]

Kingham started the 2013 season with the High-A Bradenton Marauders and was promoted to Double-A Altoona Curve during the season.[20]


Wyatt Mathisen[edit]

Wyatt Mathisen
Pittsburgh Pirates
Third baseman
Born: (1993-12-30) December 30, 1993 (age 20)
Corpus Christi, Texas
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Wyatt Lane Mathisen (born December 30, 1993) is a professional baseball player in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization.

Mathisen attended Calallen High School in Corpus Christi, Texas. As a junior at Calallen, Mathisen was named to the All-State Tournament team, a District 31-4A MVP, a Max Prep All-American, a Perfect Game USA All-American, the South Texas Player-of-the-Year and was a member of the Texas Rangers Area Code team. As a senior at Calallen, Mathisen hit .433 with 13 home runs and 40 RBI.[21] Mathisen was drafted by the Pirates in the 2nd Round of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft. Mathisen played shortstop in high school, but was drafted as a catcher. Mathisen broke a commitment to the University of Texas [22] by signing with the Pirates for a $746,300 signing bonus.[23] In June 2012, Mathisen started his pro career with the Gulf Coast League Pirates. Prior to the 2014 season, Mathisen was converted from a catcher to a third baseman.[24]


Aaron Pribanic[edit]

Aaron Pribanic
Pittsburgh Pirates
Pitcher
Born: (1986-09-01) September 1, 1986 (age 27)
Fairfax, Virginia
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Career highlights and awards

Benjamin Aaron Pribanic (born September 1, 1986) is a baseball pitcher in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization. He is currently playing for the Pirates' Double-A affiliate, the Altoona Curve. He was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 3rd round, 98th overall pick, of the 2008 draft. On July 29, 2009, he was acquired by the Pirates from the Mariners; along with Jeff Clement, Ronny Cedeño, Brett Lorin, and Nathan Adcock; in exchange for Jack Wilson, Ian Snell, and cash considerations.[25]

Prior to his professional career, Pribanic played while attending college at Hutchinson Community College and the University of Nebraska. He is also the grandson of former-New York Yankee, Jim Coates. Pribanic stated in 2011, that he picked up his passion for the baseball from his grandfather.[26]


Joely Rodríguez[edit]

Joely Rodríguez
Pittsburgh Pirates – No. 64
Pitcher
Born: (1991-11-14) November 14, 1991 (age 22)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Bats: Left Throws: Left

Joely Rodríguez (born November 14, 1991) is a professional baseball pitcher in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization.[27]

Rodríguez signed with the Pirates for a $55,000 signing bonus in March 2009.[28] He was added to the team's 40-man roster on November 20, 2013.[29]


Full Triple-A to Rookie League rosters[edit]

Triple-A[edit]

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Infielders

Outfielders

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  • 27 Dean Treanor

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Double-A[edit]

Altoona Curve roster
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Catchers

  • 29 Elias Diaz
  •  3 Ralph Henriquez
  • 38 Carlos Paulino

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Class A-Advanced[edit]

Bradenton Marauders roster
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  • -- Collin Balester Injury icon 2.svg
  • 15 Yhonathan Barrios
  • 23 Matt Benedict
  • 12 Shane Carle
  • 15 Orlando Castro
  • 27 Jason Creasy
  • -- Zack Dodson
  • 24 Tyler Glasnow
  • 55 Ryan Hafner
  • 45 John Kuchno
  • 36 Chad Kuhl
  • 34 Jhondaniel Medina
  • 16 Josh Smith
  • 37 Bryton Trepagnier

Catchers

  • 47 Jin-De Jhang
  • 32 Jacob Stallings

Infielders

  •  3 D. J. Crumlich Injury icon 2.svg
  • 10 Adam Frazier
  •  5 Walker Gourley
  • 31 Max Moroff
  • 28 Jose Osuna
  •  7 Ashley Ponce
  • 29 Jordan Steranka
  • 48 Eric Wood

Outfielders

  • 17 Josh Bell
  • 35 Raul Fortunato
  •  6 Taylor Lewis Injury icon 2.svg
  • 26 Justin Maffei
  • 13 Jonathan Schwind Injury icon 2.svg

Manager

Coaches

  • 22 Kory DeHaan (hitting)
  • 44 Justin Meccage (pitching)


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Class A[edit]

West Virginia Power roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 35 Buddy Borden
  • -- Jake Burnette Injury icon 2.svg
  • 18 Cody Dickson
  • 36 Felipe Gonzalez
  • 51 Luis Heredia
  • 48 Henry Hirsch
  • -- Hayden Hurst Injury icon 2.svg
  • 47 Will Kendall Injury icon 2.svg
  • 28 Brett McKinney
  • 45 Dovydas Neverauskas
  • 27 Andy Otamendi
  • 30 Clario Perez
  • 26 Robby Rowland
  • 17 Isaac Sanchez
  • 19 Justin Topa
  • 43 Zack Von Rosenberg

Catchers

Infielders

  • 25 Danny Collins
  •  3 Chris Diaz
  • 14 Edwin Espinal
  • 39 Michael Fransoso
  • 10 JaCoby Jones
  •  5 Adam Landecker
  • 15 Wyatt Mathisen
  • 22 Erich Weiss

Outfielders

Manager

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Short A[edit]

Jamestown Jammers roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • -- Colten Brewer ‡
  • 11 Austin Coley
  • 99 Eric Dorsch
  • 19 Frank Duncan
  • 14 Montana DuRapau
  • 36 Tyler Eppler
  • 33 Julio Eusebio
  • 21 Eric Karch
  • 47 Jared Lakind
  • 29 Alex McRae
  • 38 Andres Mendoza
  • 32 Marek Minarik
  • 34 Jerry Mulderig
  • 12 Nick Neumann
  • 27 Jose Regalado
  • 37 Oderman Rocha
  • 30 Miguel Rosario
  • 44 Sam Street
  • 17 Luis Urena

Catchers

  •  7 Deybi Garcia
  • 13 Taylor Gushue
  • 46 Kevin Krause

Infielders

  • 31 Francisco Aponte
  • 15 Tyler Filliben
  • 25 Erik Forgione
  •  6 Erik Lunde
  • 23 Kevin Ross
  • 16 Chase Simpson

Outfielders

  • 18 Carl Anderson
  • 24 David Andriese
  • 40 Andrew Lambo #*
  • 39 Jordan Luplow
  • 35 Michael Suchy

Manager

Coaches


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Rookie[edit]

Bristol Pirates roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 25 Jess Amedee
  • 28 Collin Balester #
  •  5 Omar Basulto
  • 41 Palmer Betts
  • 22 Michael Clemens
  • 51 Mervin Del Rosario
  • 17 Miguel Ferreras
  • 43 Hector Garcia
  • 46 Adrian Grullon
  • 35 Christian Henriquez
  • 36 Junior Lopez
  • -- Jorge Mendoza
  • 18 Luis Paula
  • 47 Cesilio Pimentel
  • 27 Billy Roth
  • 37 Angel Sanchez
  • 55 Jonathan Sandfort
  • 26 John Sever
  • 24 Dan Urbina

Catchers

  • 23 Daniel Arribas
  • 30 Andrew Dennis
  • 39 Chris Harvey
  • 54 Tomas Morales

Infielders

  •  7 Trae Arbet
  • -- Ulises Montilla Injury icon 2.svg
  • 38 Edgardo Munoz
  •  3 Carlos Ozuna
  • 15 Pablo Reyes
  •  2 Nathan Sopena
  • 10 Nathan Tomaszewski

Outfielders

  • 34 Nick Buckner
  • 13 Eduardo Figueroa
  • 29 Austin Meadows #
  • 16 Candon Myles
  • 14 Maximo Rivera
  • 50 Jerrick Suiter
  • 12 Enyel Vallejo

Manager

  •  6 Edgar Varela

Coaches

  • 31 Terry Alexander (hitting)
  • 19 Miguel Bonilla (pitching)


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Gulf Coast League Pirates roster
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Pitchers

  • 41 Dario Agrazal
  • 38 Jose Batista
  • 12 Jake Burnette #
  • 32 Remy De Aza
  • 52 Christopher De Leon
  • -- Gage Hinsz
  • 36 Nick Hutchings
  • 65 Mitch Keller
  • 34 Neil Kozikowski
  • 61 Jen-Lei Liao
  • 69 Jonathan Minier
  • 37 Yunior Montero
  • 68 Cristian Mota
  • 66 Gerardo Navarro
  • 54 Jesus Paredes
  • 44 Horelbin Ramos
  • 45 Carlos Ruiz
  • 49 Trey Supak
  • 29 Jandy Vasquez Injury icon 2.svg
  • 50 Eduardo Vera
  • 35 Julio Vivas

Catchers

  • 25 Reggie Cerda
  •  5 Yoel Gonzalez
  • 16 Carlos Marquez

Infielders

  • 31 Bealyn Chourio
  • 39 Julio De La Cruz
  •  3 Nelson Jorge
  •  7 Sam Kennelly
  • 23 Carlos Munoz
  • 13 Jose Salazar
  • 17 Cole Tucker

Outfielders

  • 22 Barrett Barnes #
  • 53 Alexis Bastardo
  •  2 Luis Benitez
  • 58 Michael De La Cruz
  • 10 Tito Polo
  • 56 Henrry Rosario
  • 26 Eric Thomas

Manager

  • 24 Milver Reyes

Coaches


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Foreign Rookie[edit]

Dominican Summer League Pirates roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 32 Luis Brun
  • 55 Carlos Bustamante
  • 23 Luis Escobar
  • 64 Jherson Esqueda
  • 74 Ramon Garcia
  • 96 Yeudy Garcia
  • 28 Delvin Hiciano
  • 62 Edgardo Leon
  • 79 Alex Martinez
  • 91 Luylli Miranda
  • 71 Richard Mitchell
  • 92 Cristian Mota
  • 48 Nestor Oronel
  • 37 Jesus Perez
  • 45 Francis Rodriguez
  • 75 Raymond Rodriguez
  • 16 Edgar Santana
  • 72 Cesar Santos Injury icon 2.svg
  • -- Eumir Sepulveda
  • 54 Angel Vasquez
  • 94 Julian Villamar

Catchers

  • 88 Mikell Granberry
  • 14 Ramy Perez
  • 29 Patrick Reyes

Infielders

  • 26 Yunelky Adames
  • 15 Johan De Jesus
  • 12 Luis Perez
  •  5 Jesus Ronco
  • 10 Raul Siri
  •  7 Adrian Valerio

Outfielders

  • 28 Victor Fernandez
  • 35 Huascar Fuentes
  •  3 Edison Lantigua
  • 44 Mister Luciano
  • -- Jeremias Portorreal
  • 41 Eliezer Ramirez
  • 25 Sandy Santos
  • 39 Felix Vinicio

Manager

  • -- Gerardo Alvarez

Coaches

  • -- Dan Urbina (pitching)


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References[edit]

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