Texas Rangers minor league players

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Below are the players and rosters of the minor league affiliates of the Texas Rangers:

Players[edit]

Lisalverto Bonilla[edit]

Lisalverto Bonilla
Texas Rangers – No. 59
Pitcher
Born: (1990-06-18) June 18, 1990 (age 23)
Samaná, Samaná, Dominican Republic
Bats: Switch Throws: Right

Lisalverto Bonilla (born June 18, 1990) is a Dominican professional baseball player for the Texas Rangers organization.

Bonilla signed as an international free agent with the Philadelphia Phillies in 2008. He was named to appear in the All-Star Futures Game in 2012, but was unable to play due to a thumb injury.[1] On December 9, 2012, the Phillies traded Bonilla to the Texas Rangers with Josh Lindblom for Michael Young.[2]


Lewis Brinson[edit]

Lewis Brinson
Texas Rangers
Outfielder
Born: (1994-05-08) May 8, 1994 (age 19)
Tamarac, Florida
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Lewis Lamont Brinson (born May 8, 1994) is an American professional baseball outfielder in the Texas Rangers organization. He was drafted by the Rangers in the first round of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft out of Coral Springs High School in Coral Springs, Florida.[3][4]

Brinson has been compared to Chris Young and B. J. Upton.[5][6]


Travis Demeritte[edit]

Travis Demeritte
Texas Rangers
Infielder
Born: (1994-09-30) September 30, 1994 (age 19)
Statham, Georgia
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Travis Timothy Demeritte (born September 30, 1994) is an American professional baseball infielder in the Texas Rangers organization. He was drafted by the Rangers in the first round of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft.[7][8]


Alex Gonzalez[edit]

Alex Gonzalez
Texas Rangers
Pitcher
Born: (1992-01-15) January 15, 1992 (age 22)
Delray Beach, Florida
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Alexander Gonzalez (born January 15, 1992) is a pitcher in the Texas Rangers organization. He currently plays for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans. Gonzalez goes by Chi Chi, a nickname given to him by his grandfather.[9]

He was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 11th round of the 2010 MLB Draft out of Boca Raton Community High School.[10] Gonzalez attended Oral Roberts University, where he was an accounting major.[11] He was drafted by the Rangers in the 1st round (23rd overall) of the 2013 MLB Draft. Prior to the 2014 season, Baseball Prospectus rated Gonzalez as the 70th best prospect in baseball.[12]


Jared Hoying[edit]

Jared Hoying
Texas Rangers
Outfielder
Born: (1989-05-18) May 18, 1989 (age 24)
Fort Loramie, Ohio
Bats: Left Throws: Right

Jared William Hoying (born May 18, 1989) is a baseball outfielder currently with the Round Rock Express in the Texas Rangers minor league system.

Prior to playing professionally, he attended Fort Loramie High School and then the University of Toledo. He was taken by the Rangers in the 10th round of the 2010 draft and began his professional career that season.[13]

In 2010, he hit .325, had an on-base percentage of .378 and slugged .543 with ten home runs, 20 stolen bases and 79 hits in 62 games for the Spokane Indians. He was a Northwest League All-Star and was named the league's Most Valuable Player. He steadily moved through the Rangers' minor league system and reached Triple-A for the first time in 2013.


Luke Jackson[edit]

Luke Jackson
Texas Rangers
Pitcher
Born: (1991-08-24) August 24, 1991 (age 22)
Southwest Ranches, Florida
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Luke Ray Jackson (born August 24, 1991) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Texas Rangers organization.

Jackson was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the first round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft out of Calvary Christian High School.[14][15]

Jackson started the 2013 season with the High-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans.[16] He was promoted to the Double-A Frisco RoughRiders during the season.[17]

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Román Méndez[edit]

Román Méndez
Román Méndez on March 13, 2012.jpg
Texas Rangers – No. 55
Pitcher
Born: (1990-07-25) July 25, 1990 (age 23)
San Pedro de Macorís, San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Román Junior Méndez Pérez (born July 25, 1990) is a pitcher in the Texas Rangers organization.

Méndez was traded, along with Chris McGuiness, from the Boston Red Sox to the Rangers for Jarrod Saltalamacchia on July 31, 2010.[18]

Méndez was added to the Rangers' 40-man roster on November 21, 2011.[19]


Guilder Rodríguez[edit]

Guilder Rodríguez
Texas Rangers
Infielder
Born: (1983-07-24) July 24, 1983 (age 30)
Barquisimeto, Lara, Venezuela
Bats: Switch Throws: Right

Guilder Alfredo Rodríguez Pérez (born July 24, 1983) is a minor league baseball shortstop in the Texas Rangers organization.

He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2001. Later, he would sign with the Texas Rangers, and currently plays for the Class AA Frisco RoughRiders.


Luis Sardiñas[edit]

Luis Sardiñas
Texas Rangers – No. 3
Shortstop
Born: (1993-05-16) May 16, 1993 (age 20)
Upata, Bolívar, Venezuela
Bats: Switch Throws: Right

Luis Alexander Sardiñas Avilez (born May 16, 1993) is a Venezuelan professional baseball shortstop in the Texas Rangers organization.[20][21]

Sardiñas started the 2013 season with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans and was promoted to the Frisco RoughRiders during the season.[22]

Sardiñas was ranked by MLB.com as the 84th best prospect in baseball before the 2013 season. He is currently considered the Rangers second best prospect by MLB.com.[23]


Matt West[edit]

Matt West
Texas Rangers – No. 75
Pitcher
Born: (1988-11-21) November 21, 1988 (age 25)
Houston, Texas
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Matthew Robert O'Neil West (born November 21, 1988) is a minor league baseball pitcher in the Texas Rangers organization.

West was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the second round of the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft. He began his career as an infielder, but was converted into a pitcher due to his arm strength.[24] West was added to the Rangers 40-man roster after the 2011 season.


Nick Williams[edit]

Nick Williams
Texas Rangers
Outfielder
Born: (1993-09-08) September 8, 1993 (age 20)
Galveston, Texas
Bats: Left Throws: Left

Nick Williams (born September 8, 1993) is an American professional baseball outfielder in the Texas Rangers organization.[25]

Williams was drafted by the Rangers in the second round of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft out of Ball High School in Galveston, Texas.[26] He was committed to Texas A&M University, but signed with the Rangers.[27] He made his professional debut with the Arizona League Rangers, hitting .313/.375/.448 with two home runs in 201 at-bats over 48 games. He played the 2013 season with the Hickory Crawdads.[28] He played in 95 games during the season, hitting .293/.337/.543 with 17 home runs over 376 at-bats.

Prior to the 2014 season, Williams was ranked by Baseball America as the Rangers fourth best prospect and the 97th best overall in baseball.[29][30]

Rosters[edit]

Triple A[edit]

Round Rock Express roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches


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Double A[edit]

Frisco RoughRiders roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

Catchers

  • 12 Pat Cantwell
  • 13 Tomas Telis
  •  8 Zach Zaneski

Infielders

Outfielders

  • 25 Jordan Brown
  • 11 Chris Grayson
  • 17 Drew Robinson
  •  5 Jake Skole
  •  3 Jake Smolinski

Manager

Coaches


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High A[edit]

Myrtle Beach Pelicans roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 29 Ryan Bores
  • 16 Cody Buckel
  • 22 Alex Claudio
  •  9 Cody Ege
  • 39 Andrew Faulkner
  • 23 Alex Gonzalez
  • 32 Ryan Harvey
  • 35 Keone Kela
  • 33 Jason Knapp
  • 37 Jose Leclerc
  • 40 Luis Parra
  • 45 Victor Payano
  • 19 Sam Stafford
  • 22 Sam Wolff

Catchers

Infielders

  •  3 Hanser Alberto
  • 15 Preston Beck
  • 11 Chris Bostick
  • 14 Joey Gallo
  • 10 Edwin Garcia

Outfielders

  •  7 Royce Bolinger
  • 12 Zach Cone
  •  4 Chris Garia
  • 20 Odubel Herrera
  •  1 Nick Williams

Manager

Coaches


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Low A[edit]

Hickory Crawdads roster
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Pitchers

  • 23 Akeem Bostick
  • 38 Felix Carvallo
  • 19 Abel de los Santos
  • 20 Cody Kendall
  • 15 David Ledbetter
  • 27 Ryan Ledbetter Injury icon 2.svg
  •  9 Frank Lopez
  • 29 Yohander Mendez
  • 30 David Perez Injury icon 2.svg
  • 40 Ricardo Rodriguez
  • 28 Ryne Slack
  • 10 Tyler Smith
  • 39 Kelvin Vasquez
  • 11 Collin Wiles
  • 16 Cole Wiper

Catchers

  •  6 Kellin Deglan
  • 35 Kevin Torres

Infielders

  •  5 Travis Demeritte
  •  8 Isiah Kiner-Falefa
  • 13 Luis Marte Injury icon 2.svg
  •  7 Juremi Profar
  •  2 Nick Urbanus
  • 17 Evan Van Hoosier
  • 21 Nick Vickerson

Outfielders

  • 32 Jairo Beras
  • 25 Lewis Brinson
  • 12 Nomar Mazara
  •  3 Eduard Pinto

Manager

  • 24 Corey Ragsdale

Coaches

  •  4 Travis Adair (infield)
  • 33 Oscar Marin (pitching)
  • 16 Bobby Rose (hitting)


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Short A[edit]

Spokane Indians roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 24 Brett Anderson
  • 25 Kyle Castro
  • 11 Luis Pollorena
  • 20 Justin Sprenger

Catchers

  • 29 Marcus Greene
  • 21 Joe Jackson

Infielders

  • -- Alberto Triunfel

Outfielders

  • 12 Jordan Akins
  • 16 Ryan Cordell
  • 17 Jamie Jarmon

Manager

Coaches

  • -- Jose Jaimes (pitching)


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Rookie[edit]

Arizona League Rangers roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 56 Chris Dula
  • 18 Nick Gardewine
  • 63 Luke Lanphere
  • 47 Angelo Leclerc
  • -- Sal Mendez
  • 30 Easton Napiontek
  • 24 Joe Palumbo
  • 40 Jarred Smith
  • 43 Kevin Sosa
  • 31 Derek Thompson

Catchers

  •  2 Carlos Garay
  • 19 Chuck Moorman
  • 66 Fernando Vivili

Infielders

  • 20 Smerling Lantigua
  • 38 Luis Mendez

Outfielders

  • 28 Oliver Caraballo
  •  9 Diego Cedeno
  •  6 Jose Cardona
  • 57 Saquan Johnson
  • 61 Todd McDonald

Manager

  • 10 Kenny Holmberg

Coaches

  • -- Kenny Hook (assistant hitting)
  • 12 Donzell McDonald (hitting)
  • -- Albert Puello (bench)
  • -- Joey Seaver (assistant pitching)
  • 27 Brian Shouse (pitching)


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Rookie[edit]

Dominican Summer League Rangers roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 18 Dario Beltre
  • -- Pedro Brito
  • 52 Rafael Cedeno
  • 19 Albert Decena
  • -- Marcos Diplan
  • 47 Gionny Fracchiolla
  • 75 Christopher Garcia
  • 27 Jonathan Hernandez
  • -- Johan Juan
  • 63 Ariel Jurado
  • 30 Werner Leal
  • -- Roberto Liriano
  • -- Luis Lopez
  • 72 Omarlin Lopez
  • -- Emerson Martinez
  • -- Greidy Martinez
  • 49 Nerfy Nunez
  • 32 Pedro Payano
  • 39 Richelson Pena
  • 82 Argenis Rodriguez
  • -- Juan Taveras
  • -- Rafael Volquez

Catchers

  • 37 Jesus Gonzalez
  • -- Luis Mendez
  • 48 Kevin Mendoza
  • -- Yohel Pozo
  • -- Alejandro Rojas
  • 41 Ricardo Valencia

Infielders

  • 16 Crisford Adames
  • -- Yimmelvyn Alonzo
  • 45 Elio Castillo
  • -- Andretty Cordero
  •  2 Kelvin Fajardo
  • 12 Porfirio Martinez
  •  3 Brallan Perez
  • -- Franklin Rollin
  • 24 Luis Terrero
  • -- Yeyson Yrizarri

Outfielders

  • -- Jose Almonte
  • 51 Carlos Arroyo
  • -- Luis Brujan
  • 28 Ronny Carvajal
  • 10 Rubell Castro
  • -- Cristian Encarnacion
  •  6 Sherman Lacrus
  • 13 Jesus Martinez
  • -- Angelo Santana

Manager

  • -- Aaron Levin

Coaches

  • -- Pablo Blanco (assistant pitching)
  • -- Alexis Infante (bench)
  • -- Henderson Lugo (pitching)
  • -- Guillermo Mercedes (hitting)
  • -- Humberto Miranda (assistant hitting)
  • -- Osvaldo Oliva (outfield)
  • -- Chu Ovalle (infield)


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References[edit]

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  28. ^ Texas-born Williams playing well despite early injury
  29. ^ 2014 Texas Rangers Top 10 Prospects
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