Detroit Tigers minor league players

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

Wynton Bernard[edit]

Wynton Bernard
Detroit Tigers – No. 63
Outfielder
Born: (1990-09-24) September 24, 1990 (age 24)
San Diego, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Wynton Allen Bernard (born September 24, 1990) is an American professional baseball outfielder in the Detroit Tigers organization.

Bernard was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 35th round of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft out of Niagara University.[1] Before the 2014 season, he signed a minor league deal with the Detroit Tigers.[2] Playing for the West Michigan Whitecaps in 2014, he broke the teams single season hit record with 164.[3] He was added to the Tigers 40-man roster on October 31, 2014.

His brother, Walter Bernard, played in the National Football League. Bernard and his family appeared in the TV game show Family Feud in 2011.[4]

Bobby Borchering[edit]

Bobby Borchering
Detroit Tigers
Third baseman
Born: (1990-10-25) October 25, 1990 (age 24)
Alva, Florida
Bats: Switch Throws: Right

Bobby Borchering (born October 25, 1990) is a third baseman for the Detroit Tigers organization. He is a switch hitter and throws right-handed.

In high school Borchering had a .494 batting average with 38 hits, 37 RBIs, 9 doubles and 13 home runs at 77 at-bats in his senior year.[5]

In the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft, Borchering was selected 16th overall by the Arizona Diamondbacks, making him the fifth position player chosen in the draft.[6]

Borchering was traded to the Houston Astros along with Marc Krauss for Chris Johnson on July 29, 2012.[7][8] In 2013, he returned to the lower levels of the minor leagues following missed time due to a "confidential matter".[9]

He signed with the Detroit Tigers as a minor league free agent in February 2015.[10]

Beau Burrows[edit]

Beau Burrows
Detroit Tigers
Pitcher
Born: (1996-09-18) September 18, 1996 (age 18)
Weatherford, Texas
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Beau Burrows (born September 18, 1996) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Detroit Tigers organization. He attended Weatherford High School in Weatherford, Texas.[11][12] He was selected by the Tigers in the 1st round of the 2015 MLB draft.[13][14][15]

Grayson Greiner[edit]

Grayson Greiner
Detroit Tigers
Catcher
Born: (1992-10-11) October 11, 1992 (age 22)
Columbia, South Carolina
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Grayson James Greiner (born October 11, 1992) is an American professional baseball catcher in the Detroit Tigers organization.

Greiner played college baseball for the University of South Carolina Gamecocks from 2012 to 2014. He played in 179 games during his career, hitting .278/.358/.435 with 18 home runs.

Greiner was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the third round of the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft.[16][17] He signed with the Tigers and made his professional debut with the West Michigan Whitecaps.[18] He played in 26 games before a broken hamate bone in his left wrist ended his season. He hit .322/.394/.444 with two home runs.[19]

Joe Jiménez[edit]

Joe Jiménez
Detroit Tigers
Pitcher
Born: (1995-01-17) January 17, 1995 (age 20)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Joe Alexander Jiménez (born January 17, 1995) is a Puerto Rican professional baseball pitcher in the Detroit Tigers organization.

Jiménez signed with the Detroit Tigers as an undrafted free agent out of the Puerto Rico Baseball Academy in June 2013. He made his professional debut that year with the Gulf Coast Tigers. He spent 2014 with the Connecticut Tigers and started 2015 with the West Michigan Whitecaps.[20][21]

Guido Knudson[edit]

Guido Knudson
Detroit Tigers
Pitcher
Born: (1989-08-05) August 5, 1989 (age 25)
Bonita, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Guido Joel Knudson (born August 5, 1989 in Bonita, California) is a minor league baseball pitcher currently in the Detroit Tigers organization.

Prior to playing professionally, Knudson attended Bonita Vista High School and then University of California-San Diego. During his tenure at the University, he pitched for the North Adams SteepleCats of the New England Collegiate Baseball League and he also played for the Woodstock River Bandits of the Valley Baseball League, earning an All-Star selection in 2009.[22][23] He earned All-West and All-CCAA honors in 2011.[24]

He was drafted by the Tigers in the 28th round of the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft and pitched for the GCL Tigers and Connecticut Tigers that year, posting a 3.42 ERA in 18 games. In 2012, he had a 3.86 mark in 16 games between the Lakeland Flying Tigers and West Michigan Whitecaps and in 2013, he had a 1.79 ERA in 42 games for the Whitecaps. Between Lakeland and the Erie SeaWolves in 2014, he had a 3.99 ERA with 7 saves in 40 appearances.[25] One observer noted he has a "slider that is about MLB average" and that he "may cut out an MLB career for himself."[26]

Austin Kubitza[edit]

Austin Kubitza
Detroit Tigers
Pitcher
Born: (1991-11-16) November 16, 1991 (age 23)
Colleyville, Texas
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Austin Michael Kubitza (born November 16, 1991) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Detroit Tigers organization.

Kubitza attended Colleyville Heritage High School in Colleyville, Texas.[27] He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the seventh round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft. He did not sign and played college baseball at Rice University from 2011 to 2013.[28][29] In 2011, he was named the Most Outstanding Player at the Houston College Classic.[30] In three years, he went 20–14 with a 2.34 earned run average (ERA) and 309 strikeouts in 289 innings.

Kubitza was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the fourth round of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft.[31] He signed with the Tigers and made his professional debut with the Gulf Coast Tigers and also played for the Lakeland Flying Tigers. Pitching for the West Michigan Whitecaps in 2014, Kubitza was named the Tigers Minor League Pitcher of the Year after going 10–2 with a 2.34 ERA.[32][33]

His brother, Kyle Kubitza, plays in the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim organization.[34]

Christin Stewart[edit]

Not to be confused with Kristen Stewart.
This article is about the baseball player. For the rugby player, see Christian Stewart.
Christin Stewart
Detroit Tigers
Outfielder
Born: (1993-12-10) December 10, 1993 (age 21)
Lawrenceville, Georgia
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Christin Stewart is an American professional baseball outfielder in the Detroit Tigers organization. He played college baseball for the University of Tennessee. The Tigers drafted him in the 34th overall in the first round of the 2015 Major League Baseball Draft. Baseball America wrote that he has a "physical frame and produces above-average bat speed (that) combined with the natural leverage in his swing, translates into plus raw power".[35]

Stewart is 6 feet tall and weights 205 pounds. He previously attended the Providence Christian Academy in Lawrenceville, Georgia, where he hit 69 home runs throughout his high school baseball career, including 26 as a junior, which was a Georgia state single-season record. During three seasons at the University of Tennessee, Stewart batted .319 with a .962 OPS during three seasons in Tennessee. During the 2015 season, he batted .311, hit 15 home runs and 47 RBIs in 50 games during his junior year in 2015. Stewart was selected by Detroit with the compensatory pick they received after losing Max Scherzer as a free agent during the previous off-season. He was the second player drafted by Tigers in the first round of the draft, after Beau Burrows.[35] Stewart signed with the Tigers.[36]

José Valdez[edit]

José Valdez
Detroit Tigers – No. 58
Pitcher
Born: (1990-03-01) March 1, 1990 (age 25)
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.[37] 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.[38]

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Triple-A[edit]

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Double-A[edit]

Erie SeaWolves roster
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Catchers

  •  3 Austin Green
  • 49 Drew Longley
  • -- John Murrian Injury icon 2.svg

Infielders

  •  1 Harold Castro
  • 37 Wade Gaynor
  • 55 Dean Green DH
  • 33 Curt Powell
  • 17 John Prince
  • -- Jared Reaves
  • 21 James Robbins
  • 12 Tony Thomas

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Class A-Advanced[edit]

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  • –– Endrys Briceno Injury icon 2.svg
  • 57 Matt Crouse
  • 27 Calvin Drummond
  • 29 Julio Felix
  • 46 Jonathan Maciel
  • 31 Montreal Robertson
  • 17 Brennan Smith
  • –– Slade Smith
  • 44 Kenton St. John
  • 37 Trent Szkutnik
  • 60 Adenson Verastegui
  • 35 Paul Voelker
  • 15 Kevin Ziomek

Catchers

Infielders

  •  7 Javier Betancourt
  •  4 Bobby Borchering
  • 25 Dominic Ficociello
  • 10 David Gonzalez
  • 13 Tyler Hanover
  • 20 Francisco Martinez

Outfielders

  •  8 Jiwan James
  • 14 Raph Rhymes
  •  1 Ismael Salgado
  • 32 Ben Verlander

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Class A[edit]

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  • 29 Johan Belisario
  • 22 Tyler Ford
  • 30 Josh Heddinger
  • 36 Gabe Hemmer
  • 27 Joe Jiménez
  • 23 A.J. Ladwig
  • –– Will LaMarche Injury icon 2.svg
  • 24 Artie Lewicki
  • 33 Fernando Perez
  • –– Adam Ravenelle Injury icon 2.svg
  • 38 Ross Seaton
  • 39 Scott Sitz Injury icon 2.svg
  • 14 Gage Smith
  •  8 Gabe Speier
  • 44 Jeff Thompson
  • 32 Spencer Turnbull

Catchers

  • 12 Franklin Navarro
  • 26 Shane Zeile

Infielders

  • 31 Francisco Contreras
  • 16 Steven Fuentes
  • 34 Will Kengor
  • –– Will Maddox Injury icon 2.svg
  •  7 Garrett Mattlage
  • 20 Joey Pankake
  • 18 Zach Shepherd

Outfielders

  • 25 Rashad Brown
  • 13 Michael Gerber
  • 21 Derek Hill Injury icon 2.svg
  • 28 Ross Kivett
  •  5 Austin Schotts

Manager

  • 17 Andrew Graham

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Class A-Short Season[edit]

Connecticut Tigers roster
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Pitchers

  • 55 Dean Aldridge
  • 35 Sandy Baez
  • 38 Oswaldo Castillo
  • 51 Matt Davenport
  • 10 Chase Edwards
  • 15 Jack Fischer
  • 19 Nate Fury
  • 57 Eudis Idrogo
  • 43 Gerson Moreno
  • 44 Jordan Smith
  • 40 Gregory Soto
  • 30 Andres Tejada
  • 31 Spenser Watkins

Catchers

  • -- Will Allen
  • 24 Arvicent Perez
  • 23 Michael Thomas

Infielders

  • 22 Adrian Alfaro
  • 11 Corey Baptist
  • -- Giancarlo Brugnoni ∞
  • 18 Jacob Kapstein
  •  1 Brett Pirtle
  •  7 Aaron Sayers
  • 28 Jose Zambrano

Outfielders

  • 52 Jose Azocar
  • 13 Cesar Gonzalez
  • 14 Victor Padron
  • 12 Ignacio Valdez

Manager

Coaches

  •  8 Scott Dwyer (batting)
  • 27 Carlos Chantres (pitching)


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Rookie[edit]

Gulf Coast Tigers roster
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Pitchers

  • -- Dean Aldridge
  • 46 Sandy Baez
  •  3 Oswaldo Castillo
  • 36 Anthony Castro
  • 29 Emanuel Chavez
  • 25 Alfred Gutierrez
  • -- Eduardo Jimenez
  • 26 Carlos Lara
  • 12 Gerson Moreno
  • 24 Jordan Smith

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Infielders

  • 41 Corey Baptist
  • 34 Magglio Ordonez
  •  1 Aaron Sayers

Outfielders

  • 21 Adrian Castano
  • 17 Victor Padron

Manager

  • 43 Basilio Cabrera

Coaches

  • 14 Ed Alfonzo hitting
  • -- Jaime Garcia pitching


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Foreign Rookie[edit]

Dominican Summer League Tigers roster
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  • 59 Yei Almonte
  • 45 Jorge Baez
  • –– Franchi Batista
  • 36 Rusbell Cabrera
  • 54 Eddy Castro
  • 44 Enrique De Pena
  • 67 Derlin Espinal
  • 69 Francisco German
  • 45 Vijandrick Jacobs
  • 30 Malvin Martinez
  • 33 Stanley Martinez
  • 26 Jhonny Mateo
  • 72 Victor Mueses
  • 43 Winder Novas
  • 29 Janry Obispo
  • 40 Gregory Soto
  • 37 Andres Tejada
  • 73 Felix Viloria

Catchers

  • 46 Sandy Rodriguez
  • 65 Mario Sanjur
  • 31 Bryan Tejeda

Infielders

  • 48 Randel Alcantara
  • 38 Isrrael De La Cruz
  • 32 Eurys Felipe
  • 49 Gregoris Hidalgo
  • 50 Hector Martinez

Outfielders

  • 58 Cesar Gonzalez
  • 66 Sauris Mejia
  • 34 Felix G. Santana
  • 61 Ariel Serrano
  • 41 Ignacio Valdez

Manager

  • -- Rafael Martinez

Coaches

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


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  • 48 Esmeiro Del Valle
  • 33 Adonis Figuera
  • 47 Ken Figueroa
  • 68 Jose Fuentes
  • 72 Daniel Gonzalez
  • 57 Luis Ledezma
  • 34 Jose Lopez
  • 69 Marlon Matute
  • 58 Willians Moreno
  • 59 Jesus Paricaguan
  • 67 Wladimir Pinto
  • -- Hector Rodriguez
  • 54 Jesus Rodriguez
  • 35 Perkyn Rodriguez
  • 37 Jose Vasquez
  • 39 Javier Villarroel
  • 45 Wildenson Yanez

Catchers

  • 25 Jheyser Azuaje
  • 44 Johandry Cortez
  • 55 Elys Escobar
  • 31 Jose Ovalles

Infielders

  • 29 Keyder Aristigueta
  • 51 Moises Bello
  • 60 Eliezer Castillo
  • 49 Carlos Guzman
  • 27 Anthony Pereira
  • 61 Jose Salas

Outfielders

  • 28 Franklin Arias
  • 52 Irwin Chirinos
  • 32 Jose Gonzalez
  • 53 Hector Hernandez
  • 60 Alexander Rodriguez
  • 36 Luis Torrealba

Manager

  • -- Rafael Gil

Coaches

  • -- Carlos Bohorquez (pitching)
  • -- Carlos Quintero (coach)
  • -- Josman Robles (hitting)


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