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
Center fielder
Born: (1990-09-24) September 24, 1990 (age 25)
San Diego, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Wynton Allen Bernard (born September 24, 1990) is an American professional baseball center fielder 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]

Beau Burrows[edit]

Beau Burrows
Detroit Tigers
Pitcher
Born: (1996-09-18) September 18, 1996 (age 19)
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.[5][6] He was selected by the Tigers in the 1st round of the 2015 MLB draft.[7][8][9]

Mike Gerber[edit]

Mike Gerber
Detroit Tigers – No. 75
Outfielder
Born: (1992-07-08) July 8, 1992 (age 24)
Naperville, Illinois
Bats: Left Throws: Right

Michael J. Gerber (born July 8, 1992) is an American professional baseball outfielder in the Detroit Tigers organization.

Gerber was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 40th round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft out of Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville, Illinois. He did not sign and attended the Creighton University to play college baseball. He was then drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 15th round of the 2014 MLB Draft.[10] He made his professional debut with the Connecticut Tigers and also played with the West Michigan Whitecaps. Gerber spent 2015 with West Michigan and played in the Arizona Fall League after the season.[11][12]

Grayson Greiner[edit]

Grayson Greiner
Detroit Tigers
Catcher
Born: (1992-10-11) October 11, 1992 (age 23)
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.[13][14] He signed with the Tigers and made his professional debut with the West Michigan Whitecaps.[15] 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.[16]

Joe Jiménez[edit]

Joe Jiménez
Detroit Tigers
Pitcher
Born: (1995-01-17) January 17, 1995 (age 21)
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.[17][18] During the 2015 season, Jiménez went 5–1 with a 1.47 ERA, a 0.791 WHIP and 17 saves in 40 appearances for West Michigan, and was named the Tigers Minor League Pitcher of the Year.[19]

Austin Kubitza[edit]

Austin Kubitza
Detroit Tigers
Pitcher
Born: (1991-11-16) November 16, 1991 (age 24)
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.[20] 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.[21][22] In 2011, he was named the Most Outstanding Player at the Houston College Classic.[23] 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.[24] 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.[25][26]

His brother, Kyle Kubitza, plays in the Texas Rangers organization.[27]

Jairo Labourt[edit]

Jairo Labourt
Detroit Tigers – No. 53
Pitcher
Born: (1994-03-07) March 7, 1994 (age 22)
Azua, Azua, Dominican Republic
Bats: Left Throws: Left

Jairo Snaider Labourt (born March 7, 1994) is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher in the Detroit Tigers organization.

Labourt was signed by the Toronto Blue Jays as an international free agent for $350,000 in August 2011.[28] He made 12 starts for the Dominican Summer League Blue Jays in 2011, and posted a 0–4 record with a 2.23 earned run average in 3613 innings.[29] Labourt played the 2012 season with the Gulf Coast League Blue Jays and went 0–3 with a 3.79 ERA over 12 starts totalling 38 innings.[29] Continuing his rise through the minor league system, he played all of 2013 with the Bluefield Blue Jays and earned his first professional win, finishing the season with a 2–2 record and an impressive 1.92 ERA over 5123 innings.[29] Labourt began the 2014 season with the Class-A Lansing Lugnuts, where he struggled in his 6 appearances (3 starts) and pitched to a 6.43 ERA and 11 strikeouts in 14 innings.[29] He was then reassigned to the Low-A Vancouver Canadians and made 15 starts for the team, posting a 5–3 record with a 1.77 ERA and 82 strikeouts in 7113 innings.[29] His 1.77 ERA was the lowest mark in the Northwest League, earning him the 2014 ERA title.[30] On October 1, Labourt was named the number 3 prospect in the Northwest League by Baseball America.[31]

On July 30, 2015, Labourt was traded to the Detroit Tigers along with Daniel Norris and Matt Boyd in exchange for David Price.[32] Labourt was assigned to the Dunedin Blue Jays prior to the trade. The Tigers added him to their 40-man roster after the season.[33]

Montreal Robertson[edit]

Montreal Robertson
Detroit Tigers – No. 40
Pitcher
Born: (1990-06-19) June 19, 1990 (age 26)
McGehee, Arkansas
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Montreal D. Robertson (born June 19, 1990) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Detroit Tigers organization

Robertson was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 29th round of the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft out of Coahoma Community College.[34] The Tigers added him to their 40-man roster after the 2015 season.[33]

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
Left fielder
Born: (1993-12-10) December 10, 1993 (age 22)
Lawrenceville, Georgia
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Christin Stewart is an American professional baseball left fielder 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 attended Providence Christian Academy in Lilburn, 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]

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Double-A[edit]

Erie SeaWolves roster
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Infielders

  •  1 Harold Castro
  • 22 Kody Eaves
  • 25 Dominic Ficociello
  • 24 Corey Jones
  • 12 Gustavo Nunez

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Class A-Advanced[edit]

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  • 15 Tyler Alexander
  • -- Johan Belisario Injury icon 2.svg
  • 45 Endrys Briceno
  • 59 Edgar De La Rosa
  • 31 Matt Hall
  • 41 Gabe Hemmer
  • 47 Jairo Labourt *
  • 14 A.J. Ladwig
  • 57 Confesor Lara
  • 50 Malvin Martinez
  • 36 Gerson Moreno
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  • 34 Warwick Saupold
  • 19 Trent Szkutnik
  • 33 Jeff Thompson
  • 30 Burris Warner
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Catchers

  • 29 Tim Remes
  • 28 Kade Scivicque

Infielders

  • 25 Wade Hinkle
  • 27 Garrett Mattlage
  •  9 Joey Pankake
  • 12 Jared Reaves Injury icon 2.svg
  • 18 Zach Shepherd
  •  1 A.J. Simcox

Outfielders

  •  7 Ross Kivett
  • 35 Ismael Salgado
  • 20 Christin Stewart
  • 32 Ben Verlander

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Class A[edit]

West Michigan Whitecaps roster
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  • 35 Sandy Baez
  • 19 Toller Boardman
  • 34 Beau Burrows
  • 18 Yordy Cabrera
  • 32 Kyle Dowdy
  • 24 Eudis Idrogo
  • 30 Logan Longwith
  • 26 Ryan Milton
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  • 33 Fernando Perez
  • 20 Jake Shull Injury icon 2.svg
  • 12 Drew Smith
  • 28 Jordan Smith
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  •  6 Adenson Verastegui
  • 22 Spenser Watkins

Catchers

  • 31 Franklin Navarro
  • 13 Arvicent Perez
  •  9 Shane Zeile Injury icon 2.svg

Infielders

  • 16 Will Allen
  • 10 David Gonzalez
  • 29 Leonardo Laffita
  • 11 Will Maddox
  •  8 Anthony Pereira
  •  5 Brett Pirtle
  •  4 Jose Zambrano

Outfielders

  • 27 Jose Azocar
  • 25 Rashad Brown
  • 23 Cam Gibson
  • 21 Derek Hill

Manager

  • 17 Andrew Graham

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Class A-Short Season[edit]

Connecticut Tigers roster
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Pitchers

  • 40 Ryan Castellanos
  • 58 Oswaldo Castillo
  • 27 Taylor Hicks
  • 49 Jose Lopez
  • 27 Ryan Milton
  • 31 Michael Vinson

Catchers

  • 57 Franklin Navarro
  • -- Tim Remes
  • 39 Tyler Servais

Infielders

  • 22 Tanner Donnels
  • 17 Keaton Jones
  • 28 Jose Zambrano

Outfielders

  • 48 Joey Havrilak

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Rookie[edit]

Gulf Coast Tigers East roster
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  • 54 Dean Aldridge
  • -- Anthony Castro
  • 48 Emanuel Chavez
  • 21 Francisco German
  •  7 Alfred Gutierrez
  • 45 Eduardo Jimenez
  • 50 Alec Kisena
  • 37 Carlos Lara
  • 31 Victor Mueses
  • 27 Gregory Soto

Catchers

  • 13 Mario Sanjur
  •  9 Andres Sthormes

Infielders

  • 49 Adrian Alfaro
  • 33 Giancarlo Brugnoni
  •  8 Junnell Ledezma
  •  1 Anthony Pereira
  • 56 Blaise Salter

Outfielders

  • 34 Cole Bauml
  • 53 Cesar Gonzalez
  •  3 Felix G. Santana
  • 57 Ignacio Valdez

Manager

  • 43 Basilio Cabrera

Coaches

  • 12 Nick Avila (pitching)
  • -- German Geigel (hitting)
  • -- Josman Robles (assistant hitting)




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Foreign Rookie[edit]

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  • 59 Yei Almonte
  • 25 Jose Appleton
  • 45 Jorge Baez
  • 68 Franchi Batista
  • 36 Rusbell Cabrera
  • -- Bairon De La Rosa
  • 44 Enrique De Pena
  • 35 Julio Guante
  • 64 Xavier Javier
  • 30 Malvin Martinez
  • 33 Stanley Martinez
  • -- Melvin Morel
  • -- Dionis Munoz
  • 71 Noel Ovalles
  • 53 Diosfer Romero
  • 73 Felix Viloria

Catchers

  • 51 Moises Nunez
  • 31 Bryan Tejeda

Infielders

  • 48 Randel Alcantara
  • 38 Isrrael De La Cruz
  • -- Alexis Garcia
  • 50 Hector Martinez
  • 24 Jorge Ynirio

Outfielders

  • 52 Julio Martinez
  • 66 Sauris Mejia
  • 56 Jeffrei Melo
  • 60 Allan Santos
  • 61 Ariel Serrano

Manager

  • -- Rafael Martinez

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References[edit]

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