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]

Ryan Cordell[edit]

Ryan Cordell
Texas Rangers
Outfielder
Born: (1992-03-31) March 31, 1992 (age 24)
San Diego, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Ryan Thomas Cordell (born March 31, 1992) is an American professional baseball outfielder currently playing for the Frisco RoughRiders, in the Texas Rangers' organization.[1]

Cordell played college baseball at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. He was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 11th round of the 2013 MLB draft. He began playing in the Rangers' organization in 2013, posting a .248 batting average with the Spokane Indians.[2]

In 2014, Cordell started the baseball season with the Hickory Crawdads and was later promoted to the Myrtle Beach Pelicans in late August of that year. Prior to the 2015 season, he was converted from an outfielder to shortstop.[3] He started the 2015 season with the High Desert Mavericks and was moved mid-season to finish with the Texas Rangers' AA affiliate Frisco RoughRiders, transferring back to outfield and utility player status. After the 2015 season, Cordell was brought up as a reserve batter for the Rangers' AAA affiliate Round Rock Express championship series in September 2015.

In 2016, Cordell began the season with the Frisco RoughRiders, where he posted two grand slams[4] in the first 13 games of the season, to join Bryce Harper[5] of the Washington Nationals as one of only two players in professional baseball to net two grand slams in the first 3 weeks of the 2016 season, a feat which garnered him MILB Texas League[6] Player of the Month[7] for April 2016.

Michael De León[edit]

Michael De León
Texas Rangers
Shortstop
Born: (1997-01-14) January 14, 1997 (age 19)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Bats: Switch Throws: Right

Michael De León (born January 14, 1997) is a Dominican professional baseball shortstop in the Texas Rangers organization.

De León was signed by the Texas Rangers as an international free agent in July 2013.[8] He made his professional debut the next season with the Hickory Crawdads.[9] He also spent time with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans and Double-A Frisco RoughRiders. After the season, he played in the Arizona Fall League, where he became the youngest player in the history of the league.[10]

Ti'Quan Forbes[edit]

Ti'Quan Forbes
Texas Rangers
Third baseman
Born: (1996-08-26) August 26, 1996 (age 20)
Columbia, Mississippi
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Edward Ti'Quan Forbes (born August 26, 1996) is an American professional baseball third baseman in the Texas Rangers organization.

Forbes attended Columbia High School in Columbia, Mississippi. As a senior he hit .427 with three home runs and 32 runs batted in (RBI).[11] Forbes was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the second round of the 2014 Major League Baseball draft.[12][13] He signed with the Rangers and made his professional debut with the Arizona League Rangers.[14] In 48 games, he hit .241/.338/.282 over 174 at-bats.

Ronald Guzmán[edit]

This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Guzmán and the second or maternal family name is Rodríguez.
Ronald Guzmán
Texas Rangers
First baseman
Born: (1994-10-20) October 20, 1994 (age 21)
La Vega, Dominican Republic
Bats: Left Throws: Left

Ronald Enmanuel Guzmán Rodríguez (born October 20, 1994) is a Dominican professional baseball first baseman in the Texas Rangers organization.

Guzmán signed with the Texas Rangers as an international free agent in 2011.[15] He made his professional debut in 2012 with the Arizona League Rangers.[16][17] He played for the Hickory Crawdads in 2013, 2014 and the start of 2015.[18][19] He finished 2015 with the High Desert Mavericks and played in the Arizona Fall League after the season. Guzmán started 2016 with the Frisco RoughRiders.

Ariel Jurado[edit]

This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Jurado and the second or maternal family name is Agrazal.
Ariel Jurado
Texas Rangers
Pitcher
Born: (1996-01-30) January 30, 1996 (age 20)
Aguadulce, Panama
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Ariel Bolívar Jurado Agrazal (born January 30, 1996) is a Panamanian professional baseball pitcher in the Texas Rangers organization.

Jurado signed with the Texas Rangers as an international free agent in December 2012.[20] He made his professional debut in 2014 with the Dominican Summer League Rangers. In 2014 he pitched for the Arizona League Rangers. Jurado spent 2015 with the Hickory Crawdads and was named the Nolan Ryan Minor League Pitcher of the Year by the Rangers after going 12–1 with a 2.45 earned run average (ERA) with 95 strikeouts and only 12 walks in 99 innings.[21][22]

Yohander Méndez[edit]

This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Méndez and the second or maternal family name is Ortega.
Yohander Méndez
Texas Rangers – No. 65
Pitcher
Born: (1995-01-17) January 17, 1995 (age 21)
Valencia, Venezuela
Bats: Left Throws: Left

Yohander Manuel Méndez Ortega (born January 17, 1995) is a Venezuelan professional baseball pitcher in the Texas Rangers organization.

Méndez signed with the Texas Rangers as an international free agent in July 2011. The Rangers added him to their 40-man roster after the 2015 season.[23]

Josh Morgan[edit]

Josh Morgan
Texas Rangers
Infielder
Born: (1995-11-16) November 16, 1995 (age 20)
Corona, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Joshua Brandon Morgan (born November 16, 1995) is an American professional baseball infielder in the Texas Rangers organization.

Morgan attended Orange Lutheran High School in Orange, California.[24][25] Morgan was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the third round of the 2014 Major League Baseball draft.[26] He signed with the Rangers and made his professional debut with the Arizona League Rangers.[27] He was later promoted to the Spokane Indians. He finished the year hitting .322/.436/.347 in 56 games.

Cole Ragans[edit]

Cole Ragans
Texas Rangers
Pitcher
Born: (1997-12-12) December 12, 1997 (age 18)
Gainesville, Florida
Bats: Left Throws: Left

Cole Gatlin Ragans (born December 12, 1997) is an American baseball pitcher.[28][29] He was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the first round of the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft out of North Florida Christian High School.[30][31]

Connor Sadzeck[edit]

Connor Sadzeck
Texas Rangers – No. 59
Pitcher
Born: (1991-10-01) October 1, 1991 (age 24)
Barrington, Illinois
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Connor William Sadzeck (born October 1, 1991) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Texas Rangers organization.

Sadzeck was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 45th round of the 2010 Major League Baseball draft out of Crystal Lake Central High School in Crystal Lake, Illinois. He did not sign and attended Howard College. He was then drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 11th round of the 2011 MLB draft. He missed the 2014 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery.[32] The Rangers added him to their 40-man roster after the 2015 season.[23]

Yeyson Yrizarri[edit]

This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Yrizarri and the second or maternal family name is Cruz.
Yeyson Yrizarri
Texas Rangers
Shortstop / Second baseman
Born: (1997-02-02) February 2, 1997 (age 19)
Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Yeyson Yrizarri Cruz (born February 2, 1997) is a Dominican professional baseball shortstop and second baseman for the Texas Rangers organization.

Yrizarri signed with the Rangers for a $1.375 million signing bonus in July 2013 . Due to injuries in the Rangers’ system, the Rangers promoted Yrizarri to the Round Rock Express of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League in June 2015.[33][34] The Rangers returned him to the Spokane Indians of the Class A-Short Season Northwest League, where he was selected to appear in the All-Star Game.[35]

In 2016, Yrizarri began the season with the Hickory Crawdads of the Class A South Atlantic League.[36]

Yrizarri's uncle, Deivi Cruz, played in Major League Baseball.[33]

Rosters[edit]

Triple A[edit]

Round Rock Express roster
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Pitchers

Catchers

  •  2 Jhonniel Alvarez
  •  6 Alex Burg
  •  3 Patrick Cantwell Injury icon 2.svg
  • 22 Brett Nicholas *

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Outfielders

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Double A[edit]

Frisco RoughRiders roster
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Pitchers

Catchers

Infielders

  •  9 Edwin Garcia
  • 24 Andy Ibáñez
  •  4 Isiah Kiner-Falefa
  • 15 Luis Marte
  •  1 Luis Mendez Injury icon 2.svg
  •  7 Alberto Triunfel

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

60-day disabled list

  • -- Ricardo Rodriguez



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High A[edit]

High Desert Mavericks roster
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Pitchers

  • 35 Felix Carvallo Injury icon 2.svg
  • 25 Clayton Cook
  • 15 Tyler Davis
  • 13 Chris Dula Injury icon 2.svg
  • 21 Nick Gardewine
  • 37 David Ledbetter
  • 31 Brett Martin
  • 27 Shane McCain
  • 30 Matt Milroy
  • 32 Cody Palmquist
  • 24 Austin Pettibone
  • 17 Adam Quintana
  • 22 Jeffrey Springs
  • 29 Kelvin Vasquez
  • 11 Collin Wiles
  • 12 Scott Williams Injury icon 2.svg
  • 14 Cole Wiper Injury icon 2.svg

Catchers

  •  9 David Lyon
  •  5 Jose Trevino

Infielders

Outfielders

  • 16 Jairo Beras
  •  8 Jose Cardona
  • 18 Scott Heineman
  •  4 Luke Tendler

Manager

Coaches

  • -- Aaron Levin (coach)
  • -- Oscar Marin (pitching)
  • 23 Bobby Rose (hitting)




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Low A[edit]

Hickory Crawdads roster
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Pitchers

  • 18 Matt Ball
  • 28 Blake Bass
  • 12 Wes Benjamin Injury icon 2.svg
  • 38 Adam Choplick
  • 23 Peter Fairbanks
  • 30 Tyler Ferguson
  • 33 Jonathan Hernandez
  • 27 James Jones Injury icon 2.svg
  • 17 Luke Lanphere
  • 11 Omarlin Lopez
  • 19 Emerson Martinez
  • -- Michael Matuella Injury icon 2.svg
  • 25 Joe Palumbo
  • 40 Pedro Payano Injury icon 2.svg
  • 14 Jason Richman
  • -- Storm Rynard Injury icon 2.svg
  • 37 Jacob Shortslef
  • 31 Christian Torres
  • 30 John Werner Injury icon 2.svg
  • -- Sterling Wynn Injury icon 2.svg

Catchers

  • 22 Chuck Moorman
  •  9 Tyler Sanchez
  • 35 Ricardo Valencia

Infielders

Outfielders

  • 16 Jose Almonte Injury icon 2.svg
  •  6 Carlos Arroyo
  •  8 LeDarious Clark
  •  5 Eric Jenkins
  •  3 Sherman Lacrus
  • 15 Connor McKay Injury icon 2.svg

Manager

Coaches

  • 39 Matt Hagen (coach)
  • 20 Jose Jaimes (pitching)
  • 32 Francisco Matos (hitting)

60-day disabled list

  • -- Dario Beltre
  • -- Jacob Lemoine



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Short A[edit]

Spokane Indians roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 33 Reid Anderson
  • 32 Steven Bruce
  • 26 Garrett Brummett
  • 45 Kyle Cody
  • 41 Alex Daniele
  • 12 Chris Dula #
  • 22 Demarcus Evans
  • 28 Kaleb Fontenot
  • 16 Johan Juan
  • 25 Clyde Kendrick §
  • 27 Kevin Lenik
  • 39 Sal Mendez
  • 44 C. D. Pelham
  • 40 Tyler Phillips
  • 34 Scott Sebald
  • 15 Tyler Stubblefield
  • 23 Mark Vasquez

Catchers

  • 35 Carlos Garay
  • 38 Alex Kowalcyzk
  • 19 Clay Middleton
  •  6 Seth Spivey

Infielders

  •  7 Charles Leblanc
  •  3 Stephen Lohr
  • 20 Todd McDonald
  •  2 Blaine Prescott
  • 14 Anderson Tejeda
  • 30 Curtis Terry

Outfielders

  •  1 Darius Day
  • 37 Preston Scott
  • 24 Chad Smith
  • 10 Leody Taveras
  • 18 Luis Terrero

Manager

Coaches

  • 31 Jared Goedert (coach)
  • 11 Kenny Hook (hitting)
  • 21 Joey Seaver (pitching)

60-day disabled list

  • 43 Marc Iseneker



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Rookie[edit]

Arizona League Rangers roster
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Pitchers

  • 55 Joe Barlow
  • 36 Dylan Bice
  • 58 Pedro Brito
  • 45 Ronny Carvajal
  • 35 Jean Casanova
  • -- Rafael Cedeno §
  • -- Michael Clark ‡
  • 67 Israel Cruz §
  • 21 Scott Engler
  • 41 Derek Heffel
  • 33 Lucas Jacobsen
  • 22 Kenny Mendoza
  • 46 Yelfri Munoz
  • 50 Reilly Peltier
  • 54 Yonelvy Pichardo
  • 38 Cole Ragans
  • 57 Kyle Roberts
  • 29 Argenis Rodriguez
  • 51 Brad Simon
  • -- Alex Speas
  • 16 Tyree Thompson
  • 43 Tai Tiedemann
  • 31 John Werner #

Catchers

  • 12 Sam Huff
  • -- Melvin Novoa ‡
  • 61 Yohel Pozo
  • 13 Isaias Quiroz

Infielders

  • 11 Willy Diaz
  •  5 Kole Enright
  • 40 Kelvin Fajardo
  •  6 Jonah McReynolds
  • -- Zach Stephens ‡

Outfielders

  • 23 Travis Bolin
  •  2 Nick Kaye
  • 24 London Lindley
  • 31 Marcus Mack
  • 15 Josh Merrigan
  •  7 Austin O'Banion

Manager

  •  4 Matt Siegel

Coaches

60-day disabled list

  • 99 Hever Bueno
  • 91 Kobie Taylor



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Foreign Rookie[edit]

Dominican Summer League Rangers 1 roster
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Pitchers

  • 37 Edgar Arredondo
  • 91 Daniel Duarte
  • 40 Ediberto Encarnacion
  • -- Alexander Hernandez
  • 61 Werner Leal
  • 75 Jesus Linares
  • 55 Ismel Lopez
  • 54 Luis Lopez
  • 68 Greidy Martinez
  • 32 Daniel Mavo
  • 93 Felipe Ontiveros
  • -- Reiver Sanmartin
  • -- Sergio Suarez
  • 97 Samir Vivas
  • -- Rafael Volquez

Catchers

  •  9 Alejandro Rojas
  • -- Joenny Vazquez
  • 15 Francisco Ventura
  • 38 Oswaldo Zacarias

Infielders

  •  7 Saury Aybar
  • 21 Ciro Barrios
  • 27 Wanderley Cabrera
  • 30 Rubell Castro
  • 36 Andretty Cordero
  •  3 Yonny Hernandez
  • 23 Angel Linares
  • 16 Edgar Pineda

Outfielders

  • 25 Yimmelvyn Alonzo
  • 35 Rayner Damian
  • 39 Cristian Encarnacion
  • 17 Luis Mendez
  • 24 Pedro Ogando
  •  2 Franklin Rollin

Manager

  • -- Carlos Cardoza

Coaches




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Dominican Summer League Rangers 2 roster
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Pitchers

  • 64 Emmanuel Betances
  • -- Martin Buitimea
  • 85 Juan Castillo
  • 38 Ray Castro
  • 67 Henrry Civil
  • 86 Edwin Cruz
  • 87 Yohan Encarnacion
  • 60 Jeuyson Fernandez
  • 46 Yeison Jasco
  • 33 Wily Lacle
  • -- Miguel Medrano
  • 33 Jeifry Nunez
  • 50 Sergio Pacheco
  • 87 Domingo Pena
  • 65 Eury Rodriguez
  • 45 Yerry Rodriguez
  • 40 Luis Rosario
  • 27 Hector Rovain
  • 55 Darel Torres
  • -- Elvis Urriola

Catchers

  • -- Samuel Favela
  • 13 Maxwell Morales
  • 52 Adrian Pernalete
  • 19 Guillermo Villarreal

Infielders

  • 20 Juan Almonte
  • -- Jairo Carrillo
  • 25 Cristian Inoa
  • 18 Welin Liriano
  • 29 Stanley Martinez
  •  7 Andrison Pena
  • 15 Juan Ventura

Outfielders

  •  8 Miguel Aparicio
  • 12 Starling Joseph
  • 28 Eudys Rivera
  • 21 Fernando Valdez
  • 43 Alexander Villahermosa

Manager

  • -- Carlos Cardoza

Coaches

60-day disabled list

  • 16 Beder Gutierrez



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Roving Instructors[edit]

  • Field Coordinator: Corey Ragsdale
  • Pitching Coordinator: Danny Clark
  • Assistant Pitching Coordinator: Jeff Andrews
  • Hitting Coordinator: Josue Perez
  • Assistant Hitting/Outfield Coordinator: Dwayne Murphy
  • Catching Coordinator: Chris Briones
  • Infield Coordinator: Kenny Holmberg
  • Special Assignment Coach: Brian Dayett
  • Hitting Consultant: Ronnie Ortegon
  • Coach: Donzell McDonald

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