Trey Lunsford

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Trey Lunsford
Catcher
Born: (1979-05-25) May 25, 1979 (age 38)
Odessa, Texas
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 12, 2002, for the San Francisco Giants
Last MLB appearance
June 18, 2003, for the San Francisco Giants
MLB statistics
Batting average .500
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 1
Teams

James Lewis "Trey" Lunsford (born May 25, 1979) is a former baseball catcher who last played in the San Francisco Giants farm system with the Double-A Norwich Navigators.[1] Lunsford attended Central High School in San Angelo, Texas. After graduating, he went to Grayson County College before transferring to Texas Tech University for his junior season.[2]

Draft[edit]

Lunsford was originally drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 37th round of the 1998 draft (1096th overall). He declined to sign and attended Texas Tech instead. In 2000, he was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 33rd round of the draft (991st overall). He signed with the Giants on June 14, 2009.[3]

Career[edit]

Single-A[edit]

After being drafted by the Giants, Lunsford was sent to the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes of the Short Season Single-A Northwest League. He played for the Volcanoes for the entire 2000 season. He was honored as a Northwest League All-Star during the season.

Lunsford was promoted to the Hagerstown Suns of the Single-A South Atlantic League for the 2001 season. He hit .237 in 114 games with the Suns. Defensively, Lunsford had a .986 fielding percentage as a catcher and threw out 31% of attempted basestealers.

2002 and Promotion[edit]

After recovering from a fractured hand, Lunsford progressed quickly through the Giants system in 2002, playing at Advanced-A, Double-A, and Triple-A levels.[4] On September 12, 2002, Lunsford made his Major League debut at the age of 23. In his first Major League at-bat, Lunsford singled in the 10th inning off of San Diego Padres pitcher Trevor Hoffman.

In three games in 2002, he collected two hits in three at-bats, with one double, one RBI and one strikeout. After the 2002 season, Lunsford played for the Grand Canyon Rafters of the Arizona Fall League.

In 2003, he appeared in one game as a pinch hitter/defensive replacement. He went 0 for 1 and caught the last two innings of the game. A sprained right thumb ended his 2003 season early, however.

Overall, he has hit .500 in 4 major league at-bats.[5] As a fielder, he has committed one error in five chances for a .800 fielding percentage, although it is difficult to assess his defense, with Lunsford having only 5 total chances.

2004-present[edit]

After recovering from his thumb injury, Lunsford played in the Giants minor league system in the 2004 and 2005 seasons. In 2004, Lunsford was a member of the Fresno Grizzlies of the Triple-A Pacific Coast League. In 2005, he played for the Norwich Navigators of the Double-A Eastern League. In March 2006, Lunsford had Tommy John surgery on his right elbow. He has not played professional baseball since the surgery.

Lunsford now resides in Southaven, Mississippi with his wife Holly.

Major League Salary[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Minor League Player Page at baseballreference.com; URL accessed June 30, 2009
  2. ^ 1998 Texas Tech Baseball Signees at texastech.com; URL accessed June 30, 2009
  3. ^ Career Statistics at baseballreference.com
  4. ^ Minor League Player Page at baseballreference.com; URL accessed June 30, 2009
  5. ^ Career Statistics at baseballreference.com

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