Pittsburgh Pirates minor league players

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

Players[edit]

Stephen Alemais[edit]

Stephen Alemais
Pittsburgh Pirates
Born: (1995-04-12) April 12, 1995 (age 21)
New York City, New York
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Stephen Gavin Alemais (born April 12, 1995) is an American professional baseball Shortstop for the West Virginia Power of Minor League Baseball. He earned American Athletic Conference all-first team honors in 2016, and was selected in the third round of the 2016 MLB Draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates with the 105th overall pick.

Alemais was born in the Bronx, New York and attended All Hallows High School. He earned all-state honors in his junior and senior years, and all-district, all-city, and all-league honors in his sophomore, junior, and senior year. He currently holds the schools' single season hit record[1]

He was selected in the third round of the 2016 draft by the Pittsburg Pirates out of Tulane University and joined the teams' low-A affiliate, the West Virginia Black Bears after being drafted. He was later promoted to the teams' single-A affiliate the West Virginia Power[2] Alemais finished the 2016 season with a .249 batting average, 1 home run, and 20 RBI's.[3]

Alemais is listed as 6 feet 0 inches (1.83 m) and 190 pounds (86 kg). He has been described as a "defense first" shortstop, and has drawn slight player comparisons to Jean Segura[4]

Barrett Barnes[edit]

Barrett Barnes
Pittsburgh Pirates
Outfielder
Born: (1991-07-29) July 29, 1991 (age 25)
Sugar Land, Texas
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Barrett Alexander Barnes (born July 29, 1991) is an American professional baseball outfielder in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization.

Barnes played college baseball at Texas Tech University. After his junior year, he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first round of the 2012 Major League Baseball draft.[5] He signed with the Pirates and made his professional debut with the State College Spikes. He spent 2013 with the West Virginia Power, 2014 with the Gulf Coast Pirates, West Virginia and Bradenton Marauders and 2015 with Bradenton and Altoona Curve. Barnes missed numerous games from 2013 to 2015 due to injuries.[6][7] Barnes played 124 games in 2016, where he compiled a .306 batting average, 9 home runs, and 47 RBI's.[8]

Ke'Bryan Hayes[edit]

Ke'Bryan Hayes
Pittsburgh Pirates
Third baseman
Born: (1997-01-28) January 28, 1997 (age 20)
Tomball, Texas
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Ke'Bryan Kobe Hayes (born January 28, 1997) is a third baseman in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization. He was drafted by the Pirates out of Concordia Lutheran High School in the 1st round of the 2015 MLB draft. He is the son of Charlie Hayes.[9] Hayes spent 2015 with both the GCL Pirates and the West Virginia Black Bears, where he hit .308 with 20 RBI's. Hayes spent 2016 with the West Virginia Power where he compiled a .263 average, 6 home runs, and 37 RBI's.[10]

Taylor Hearn[edit]

Taylor Hearn
Pittsburgh Pirates
Pitcher
Born: (1994-08-30) August 30, 1994 (age 22)
Royse City, Texas
Bats: Left Throws: Left

Taylor Lynn Hearn (born August 30, 1994) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization.

Hearn attended Royse City High School in Royse City, Texas. After his senior year he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 22nd round of the 2012 Major League Baseball draft. He did not sign and attended San Jacinto College to play college baseball. He was then drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 36th round of the 2013 MLB Draft, but did not sign and returned to San Jacinto. The next year he was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in 25th round of the 2014 MLB Draft. He again did not sign and transferred to Oklahoma Baptist University. After one year at Oklahoma Baptist, he was drafted by the Washington Nationals in the fifth round of the 2015 MLB Draft and signed.[11][12] Hearn spent 2015 with the both the GCL Nationals and the Auburn Doubledays, where he posted a 3.56 ERA in 48 innings pitched.

On July 30, 2016, the Nationals traded Hearn along with Felipe Rivero to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Mark Melancon.[13]

Luis Heredia[edit]

Luis Heredia
Pittsburgh Pirates
Pitcher
Born: (1994-08-10) August 10, 1994 (age 22)
Mazatlán, 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.[14] Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus ranked Heredia the 81st best prospect in baseball prior to the 2011 season.[15] Heredia made his pro debut on June 21, 2011, for the Gulf Coast League Pirates.[16] Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus ranked Heredia the 42nd best prospect in baseball prior to the 2012 season.[17] 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.[18]

Clay Holmes[edit]

Clay Holmes
Pittsburgh Pirates – No. 68
Pitcher
Born: (1993-03-27) March 27, 1993 (age 24)
Dothan, Alabama
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Clayton W. Holmes (born March 27, 1993) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization.

Holmes was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the ninth round of the 2011 Major League Baseball draft out of Slocomb High School in Slocomb, Alabama.[19] He underwent Tommy John Surgery in 2014 and missed the season.[20] The Pirates added him to their 40-man roster after the 2016 season.[21]

Mitch Keller[edit]

Mitch Keller
Pittsburgh Pirates
Pitcher
Born: (1996-04-04) April 4, 1996 (age 20)
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Mitch Thomas Keller (born April 4, 1996) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization.

Keller was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the second round of the 2014 Major League Baseball draft out of Xavier High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.[22] He made his professional debut with the Gulf Coast Pirates.[23] Keller spent 2015 with the Bristol Pirates and started 2016 with the West Virginia Power.[24][25] He finished 2016 with a 9–5 record and 2.35 ERA.[26]

His brother, Jon Keller, plays in the Baltimore Orioles organization.[27]

Nick Kingham[edit]

Nick Kingham
Pittsburgh Pirates – No. 49
Pitcher
Born: (1991-11-08) November 8, 1991 (age 25)
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.[28]

Kingham started the 2013 season with the High-A Bradenton Marauders and was promoted to Double-A Altoona Curve during the season.[29] Kinghan was added to the 40-man roster on November 20, 2014.[30]

Wyatt Mathisen[edit]

Wyatt Mathisen
Pittsburgh Pirates
Third baseman
Born: (1993-12-30) December 30, 1993 (age 23)
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, a USSSA All-American, a member of the USSSA 18u National team which competed internationally, 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.[31] 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 [32] by signing with the Pirates for a $746,300 signing bonus.[33] 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.[34]

Danny Ortiz[edit]

Danny Ortiz
Pittsburgh Pirates – No. 69
Outfielder
Born: (1990-01-05) January 5, 1990 (age 27)
Caguas, Puerto Rico
Bats: Left Throws: Left

Daniel Ortiz (born January 5, 1990) is a Puerto Rican professional baseball outfielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Ortiz was drafted in the fourth round (126th overall) by the Minnesota Twins in the 2008 MLB draft out of Benjamin Harrison High School in Cayey, Puerto Rico.[35] After signing for $253,000, Ortiz reported to the GCL Twins where he did well, hitting .274 with two home runs and 27 RBIs over 48 games.[36] Daniel was forced to miss the 2009 season after undergoing left knee surgery during the offseason[37] and as a result, his stock dropped dramatically from a high-round draft selection to a player still playing in a Rookie League two seasons after being drafted. Ortiz did little to change that perception over the next two years, hitting .259 with 11 homers and 43 RBIs over 62 games with the Elizabethton Twins in 2010 and .239 with 10 homers and 71 RBIs the following year with Low-A Beloit. For the 2012 season, Ortiz began the year back with the Snappers but quickly proved that he was a changed player, hitting .299 with 8 runs and 13 RBIs through only 22 games and earning himself a spot on the midseason Midwest League all-star team.[38] This production was enough to warrant a promotion and Ortiz started the month of May with the High-A Fort Myers Miracle. Over the rest of the season, Ortiz continued to hit for both average and power, finishing with a .269 batting average, eight home runs and 35 RBIs. Ortiz was promoted again to begin the 2013 year, playing for the Double-A New Britain Rock Cats. Though at 23 he was 1.4 years younger than the average Double-A player, Ortiz proved that he was where he belonged, hitting a career high 12 home runs to go along with a .258 batting average and 60 RBIs. In 2014 Ortiz remained with the Rock Cats and absolutely tore up the Eastern League for 48 games, and he owned a .500 SLG%, a .325 AVG, and 31 RBIs before an early-June call up to the Rochester Red Wings. In only 55 games since his promotion, Ortiz has hit 7 home runs, driven in 29 runs, recorded a slugging percentage of .456, and owns a respectable .257 batting average, all in a league where he is a full three years younger than the average player.[39] He signed a minor league contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates in December 2015.[40]

José Osuna[edit]

José Osuna
Pittsburgh Pirates – No. 64
Outfielder / First baseman
Born: (1992-12-12) December 12, 1992 (age 24)
Trujillo, Venezuela
Bats: Right Throws: Right

José Osuna (born December 12, 1992) is a Venezuelan professional baseball outfielder and first baseman in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization.

Osuna signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent in December 2009.[41] The Pirates added him to their 40-man roster after the 2016 season.[42]

Ángel Sánchez[edit]

Ángel Sánchez
Pittsburgh Pirates – No. 67
Pitcher
Born: (1989-11-28) November 28, 1989 (age 27)
Salcedo, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Ángel Luis Sánchez (born November 28, 1989) is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher in Minor League Baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates' organization.

He signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 2010 and played with the Great Lakes Loons in the Midwest League in 2011, where he was 8–4 in 20 games (16 starts) with a 2.82 ERA. He was promoted to the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes in 2012 where he struggled a bit, going 6–12 with a 6.58 ERA in 27 games (23 starts).

Sánchez returned to Great Lakes to start 2013 where he was 2–7 with a 4.88 ERA in 14 starts before he was returned to Rancho Cucamonga.

On July 6, 2013, he was traded to the Miami Marlins (along with Josh Wall and Steve Ames) for Ricky Nolasco. He was added to the Marlins 40-man roster on November 20, 2013.[43]

The Tampa Bay Rays claimed Sánchez off waivers on June 13, 2014, and optioned him to the Double-A Montgomery Biscuits. He was designated for assignment on June 30. He was claimed off waivers by the Chicago White Sox on July 2, and optioned to the High-A Winston-Salem Dash.

Full Triple-A to Rookie League rosters[edit]

Triple-A[edit]

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Double-A[edit]

Altoona Curve roster
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Catchers

  • 47 Jin-De Jhang
  • 49 Tomas Morales

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Coaches

  • -- Bryan Hickerson (pitching)
  • 41 Kevin Riggs (hitting)



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Class A-Advanced[edit]

Bradenton Marauders roster
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Pitchers

  • 41 Tanner Anderson
  • 46 Buddy Borden
  • 32 Colten Brewer §
  • 44 Jonathan Brubaker
  • 19 Austin Coley
  • 45 Yeudy Garcia
  • 37 Luis Heredia
  • 39 Mitch Keller
  • 27 Sean Keselica
  • 22 Nick Neumann
  • 51 Jose Regalado
  • 36 Tate Scioneaux
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  • 34 Sam Street
  • 16 Justin Topa Injury icon 2.svg

Catchers

  • 17 Taylor Gushue
  •  2 Christian Kelley

Infielders

  •  6 Connor Joe
  • 14 Kevin Kramer
  • 28 Wyatt Mathisen
  •  3 Logan Ratledge
  • 15 Pablo Reyes
  • 10 Chase Simpson
  • 25 Jerrick Suiter
  • 18 Cole Tucker

Outfielders

  • -- Carl Anderson Injury icon 2.svg
  • 13 Michael Suchy
  • 26 Jordan Luplow


Manager

  • -- Gerardo Alvarez

Coaches

  •  7 Keoni De Renne (hitting)
  • -- Matt Ford (pitching)
  • 43 T.J. Large (coach)



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Class A[edit]

West Virginia Power roster
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Pitchers

  • 44 Dario Agrazal
  • 24 Jess Amedee
  • -- Jake Burnette Injury icon 2.svg
  • -- Jason Erickson Injury icon 2.svg
  • 32 Julio Eusebio
  • 22 Matt Harvey
  • -- Hector Garcia Injury icon 2.svg
  • 39 Taylor Hearn
  • 35 Bret Helton
  • 37 Scooter Hightower
  • 26 Gage Hinsz
  • 30 Seth McGarry
  • 41 Yunior Montero
  • 10 Cesilio Pimentel
  • 28 Logan Sendelbach
  • 47 Julio Vivas
  • 38 Daniel Zamora Injury icon 2.svg

Catchers

  • 12 John Bormann
  • 16 Raul Hernandez

Infielders

Outfielders

  • -- Tyler Gaffney
  • 15 Logan Hill
  •  7 Casey Hughston
  •  3 Ryan Nagle
  •  2 Jordan George


Manager

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Short A[edit]

West Virginia Black Bears roster
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Pitchers

  • 38 Matt Anderson
  • 24 Danny Beddes
  • 13 Brandon Bingel
  • 59 Luis Escobar
  • 34 Adrian Grullon
  • 58 Neil Kozikowski
  • 12 James Marvel
  • 31 Stephan Meyer
  • 44 Cristian Mota
  • 46 Luis Paula
  • 64 Evan Piechota
  • 32 Dylan Prohoroff
  • 39 Billy Roth
  • -- Jacob Turner
  • 36 Cam Vieaux
  • -- Mike Wallace
  • -- David Whitehead

Catchers

  • 10 Chris Harvey
  • 52 Arden Pabst

Infielders

  • 16 Trae Arbet
  • 25 Albert Baur
  • -- Kelson Brown
  • 28 Will Craig
  •  7 Erik Forgione
  • 23 Nick Long
  • 30 Tyler Leffler
  •  5 Kevin Mahala

Outfielders

  • 18 Matt Diorio
  • 41 Clark Eagan
  • 62 Kevin Krause
  • 55 Ty Moore
  • 37 Hunter Owen
  • 27 Sandy Santos


Manager

Coaches

  • -- Tom Filer (pitching)
  • 26 Jonathan Prieto (hitting)



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Advanced Rookie[edit]

Bristol Pirates roster
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Pitchers

  • 23 Jess Amedee
  • -- Daniel Bard
  • -- Vince Deyzel
  • 19 Miguel Ferreras ‡
  • 24 Scooter Hightower
  • 30 Gage Hinsz
  • 36 Neil Kozikowski
  •  2 Christian Mota
  • 27 Billy Roth
  • 28 Mike Wallace

Catchers


Infielders

  •  7 Trae Arbet
  • 29 Julio De La Cruz
  • 10 Jordan George
  • 25 Raul Siri

Outfielders

  • 34 Nick Buckner
  • 13 Edgar Figueroa
  • 52 Henrry Rosario
  • 17 Sandy Santos


Manager

  •  6 Edgar Varela

Coaches

  • -- Tom Filer (pitching)
  • 12 Austin McClune (hitting)



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Rookie[edit]

Gulf Coast League Pirates roster
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  • 46 Nicholas Economos
  • 17 Shane Kemp
  • 44 Mister Luciano
  • 45 Alex Martinez
  • 37 Yunior Montero
  • 65 Nestor Oronel
  • 29 Chris Plitt
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  • 16 Ike Schlabach
  • 47 Jacob Taylor
  • 49 Nathan Trevillian

Catchers

  • 25 Paul Brands
  •  5 Yoel Gonzalez
  • 12 Garrett Russini

Infielders

  • 15 Jhoan Herrera
  •  3 Nelson Jorge
  •  7 Sam Kennelly
  • 13 Luis Perez
  • 57 Adrian Valerio

Outfielders

  •  2 Luis Benitez
  • 56 Michael De La Cruz
  • 23 Victor Fernandez
  • 31 Edison Lantigua
  • 26 Eric Thomas


Manager

  • 24 Milver Reyes

Coaches



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Foreign Rookie[edit]

Dominican Summer League Pirates roster
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  • 55 Carlos Bustamante
  • 44 Joel Cesar
  • 24 Wilmer Contreras
  • 98 Sergio Cubilete
  • 71 Jose Delgado
  • 43 Oliver Garcia
  • 95 Ramon Garcia
  • 24 Julio Gonzalez
  • 38 Edgardo Leon
  • 28 Kleiner Machado
  • 74 Yeudry Manzanillo
  • 39 Angel Martinez
  • 94 Reymundo Pena
  • 79 Adonis Pichardo
  • 90 Leandro Pina
  • 70 Raymond Rodriguez
  • 69 Roger Santana
  • 92 Eumir Sepulveda

Catchers

  • 49 Yair Babilonia
  • 27 Gabriel Brito
  • 26 Samuel Inoa

Infielders

  • 59 Sherten Apostel
  •  2 Williams Calderon
  • 23 Rodolfo Castro
  • 15 Johan De Jesus
  • 36 Francisco Mepris
  •  5 Cristopher Perez
  • 13 Ramy Perez
  • 14 Kyle Simmons

Outfielders

  • 34 Larry Alcime
  •  3 Carlos Garcia
  • 18 Rudy Guzman
  • 25 Jeremias Portorreal
  • 10 Kevin Sanchez
  •  7 Eddy Vizcaino


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Coaches

  • -- Cesilio Beltre (coach)
  • -- Bernie Castro (hitting)
  • -- Greg Picart (hitting)
  • -- Dan Urbina (pitching)



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