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

Ryan Cordell

Ryan Cordell
Texas Rangers
Outfielder
Born: (1992-03-31) March 31, 1992 (age 27)
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

Michael De León
Texas Rangers
Shortstop
Born: (1997-01-14) January 14, 1997 (age 22)
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]

Travis Demeritte

Travis Demeritte
Texas Rangers
Second baseman
Born: (1994-09-30) September 30, 1994 (age 24)
New York City, New York
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Travis Timothy Demeritte (born September 30, 1994) is an American professional baseball second baseman in the Texas Rangers organization. He was drafted by the Rangers in the first round of the 2013 Major League Baseball draft.[11][12]

Ti'Quan Forbes

Ti'Quan Forbes
Texas Rangers
Third baseman
Born: (1996-08-26) August 26, 1996 (age 22)
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).[13] Forbes was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the second round of the 2014 Major League Baseball draft.[14][15] He signed with the Rangers and made his professional debut with the Arizona League Rangers.[16] In 48 games, he hit .241/.338/.282 over 174 at-bats.

Ronald Guzmán

Ronald Guzmán
Texas Rangers
First baseman
Born: (1994-10-20) October 20, 1994 (age 24)
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.[17] He made his professional debut in 2012 with the Arizona League Rangers.[18][19] He played for the Hickory Crawdads in 2013, 2014 and the start of 2015.[20][21] 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

Ariel Jurado
Texas Rangers
Pitcher
Born: (1996-01-30) January 30, 1996 (age 23)
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.[22] 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.[23][24]

José Leclerc

José Leclerc
Texas Rangers – No. 62
Pitcher
Born: (1993-12-19) December 19, 1993 (age 25)
Esperanza, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right

José Ramón Leclerc (born December 19, 1993) is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher for the Texas Rangers organization.

The Rangers added him to their 40-man roster after the 2015 season.[25]

Yohander Méndez

Yohander Méndez
Texas Rangers – No. 65
Pitcher
Born: (1995-01-17) January 17, 1995 (age 24)
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.[25]

Josh Morgan

Josh Morgan
Texas Rangers
Infielder
Born: (1995-11-16) November 16, 1995 (age 23)
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.[26][27] Morgan was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the third round of the 2014 Major League Baseball draft.[28] He signed with the Rangers and made his professional debut with the Arizona League Rangers.[29] He was later promoted to the Spokane Indians. He finished the year hitting .322/.436/.347 in 56 games.

Connor Sadzeck

Connor Sadzeck
Texas Rangers – No. 59
Pitcher
Born: (1991-10-01) October 1, 1991 (age 27)
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.[30] The Rangers added him to their 40-man roster after the 2015 season.[25]

Yeyson Yrizarri

Yeyson Yrizarri
Texas Rangers
Shortstop / Second baseman
Born: (1997-02-02) February 2, 1997 (age 22)
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.[31][32] 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.[33]

In 2016, Yrizarri began the season with the Hickory Crawdads of the Class A South Atlantic League.[34]

Yrizarri's uncle, Deivi Cruz, played in Major League Baseball.[31]

Rosters

Triple A

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Infielders

Outfielders

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Roster updated May 31, 2016
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Double A

Frisco RoughRiders roster
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Pitchers

  • 28 Chad Bell
  • -- Matt Bush
  • 27 Juan Grullon
  • 15 Frank Lopez
  • -- Jose Monegro
  • 30 Adam Parks
  • 44 Victor Payano
  • 37 Ryne Slack
  • 35 Jose Valdespina
  • 16 John Werner

Catchers

Infielders

  • 29 Trever Adams
  • 31 Preston Beck
  • -- Edwin Garcia
  •  2 Luis Mendez
  • -- Russell Wilson

Outfielders

  • 22 Zach Cone
  • 45 Chad Smith
  • 12 Doug Votolato

Manager

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Roster updated September 1, 2015
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High A

High Desert Mavericks roster
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Pitchers

  • 25 Joshua Blanco
  • 35 Felix Carvallo
  • 15 Tyler Davis
  • 13 Chris Dula
  • 21 Nick Gardewine
  • 28 Ariel Jurado
  • 37 David Ledbetter
  • 22 Ryan Ledbetter
  • 27 Shane McCain †
  • 24 Austin Pettibone
  • 17 Adam Quintana
  • 31 Jason Richman
  • 11 Collin Wiles
  • 12 Scott Williams
  • 14 Cole Wiper

Catchers

  •  9 David Lyon 10px
  • 36 Kevin Torres
  •  5 Jose Trevino

Infielders

Outfielders

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

Manager

Coaches

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


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Low A

Hickory Crawdads roster
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Pitchers

  • 18 Matt Ball
  • 28 Blake Bass
  • 12 Wes Benjamin
  • 38 Adam Choplick
  • -- Tyler Ferguson 10px
  • 33 Jonathan Hernandez
  • 11 Omarlin Lopez
  • 31 Brett Martin
  • -- Michael Matuella 10px
  • 25 Joe Palumbo
  • 40 Pedro Payano
  • 19 Jeffrey Springs
  • 37 Erik Swanson
  • 17 Dillon Tate
  • 30 John Werner

Catchers

  • 22 Chuck Moorman
  •  9 Tyler Sanchez

Infielders

Outfielders

  •  8 LeDarious Clark
  • 15 Chris Garia
  •  5 Eric Jenkins
  •  1 Eduard Pinto

Manager

Coaches

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

60-day disabled list

  • -- Dario Beltre
  • -- Jacob Lemoine

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Roster updated May 30, 2016
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Short A

Spokane Indians roster
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Pitchers

  • -- Nick Dignacco ∞
  • 15 Nick Green
  • 25 Luke Lanphere

Catchers

  • 27 Oliver Caraballo
  • 35 Carlos Garay
  •  3 Sherman Lacrus
  • -- Erick Matta

Infielders


Outfielders

  • 20 Todd McDonald
  •  6 Connor McKay
  • 24 Jamie Potts

Manager

Coaches

  • -- Jared Goedert (field)
  • -- Kenny Hook (hitting)
  • -- Joey Seaver (pitching)


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Rookie

Arizona League Rangers roster
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Pitchers

  • 14 Gio Abreu
  • 13 Edgar Arredondo
  • 16 Daniel Duarte
  • 30 Demarcus Evans
  • 55 Clyde Kendrick
  • 58 Roberto Liriano
  • 25 Sal Mendez
  • 19 Maikor Mora
  • 46 C. D. Phelam
  • 40 Tyler Phillips
  • 54 Blaine Prescott
  • 35 Storm Rynard
  • 28 Sterling Wynn

Catchers

  •  1 Kevin Mendoza
  •  8 Melvin Novoa
  • 22 Isaias Quiroz

Infielders

  •  5 Crisford Adames
  • 38 Elio Castillo
  • 16 Brallan Perez
  •  6 Luis Terrero
  • 39 Curtis Terry

Outfielders

  •  4 Nick Kaye

Manager

  • -- Matt Siegel

Coaches

  • -- Chase Lambin (hitting)
  • -- Henderson Lugo (assistant pitching)
  • -- Salomón Manríquez (assistant hitting)
  • -- Alberto Puello (field)
  • -- Vacant (pitching)


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Roster updated April 10, 2016
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Foreign Rookie

Dominican Summer League Rangers 1 roster
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Pitchers

  • 31 Pedro Brito
  • 42 Ronny Carvajal
  • 85 Juan Castillo
  • -- Rafael Cedeno
  • -- Jesus Garcia
  • -- Luis Lopez
  • -- Greidy Martinez
  • 37 Jeifry Nunez
  • 93 Yonelvy Pichardo
  • 41 Argenis Rodriguez
  • 90 Luis Rosario
  • -- Reiver Sanmartin
  • 17 Sergio Suarez
  • 97 Samir Vivas
  • 47 Rafael Volquez

Catchers

  • -- Jesus Gonzalez
  • 18 Yohel Pozo
  • -- Francisco Ventura

Infielders

  • 23 Willy Diaz
  • 11 Kelvin Fajardo
  •  6 Yonny Hernandez
  • -- Stanley Martinez
  •  5 Luis Mejias
  • -- Luis Silva

Outfielders

  • 25 Yimmelvyn Alonzo
  • -- Miguel Aparicio
  • -- Beder Gutierrez
  • 32 Luis Mendez
  •  2 Franklin Rollin
  • 24 Abel Rosa
  • -- Leody Taveras

Manager

  • -- Carlos Cardoza

Coaches


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Roster updated April 19, 2016
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Dominican Summer League Rangers 2 roster
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Pitchers

  • -- Emmanuel Betances
  • 78 Leudy Castillo
  • 67 Henrry Civil
  • -- Edwin Cruz
  • 95 Israel Cruz
  • -- Ediberto Encarnacion
  • 33 Wily Lacle
  • 94 Werner Leal
  • 75 Jesus Linares
  • 55 Ismel Lopez
  • 62 Daniel Mavo
  • 40 Yelfri Munoz
  • -- Felipe Ontiveros
  • 87 Domingo Pena
  • -- Eury Rodriguez
  • 57 Yhonson Rojas
  • -- Bradley Simon
  • 51 Elvis Urriola
  • -- Oswaldo Zacarias

Catchers

  • 21 Ciro Barrios
  • 27 Wanderley Cabrera
  • 38 Samuel Favela
  • -- Alejandro Rojas
  • -- Joenny Vazquez
  • -- Guillermo Villarreal

Infielders

  •  7 Saury Aybar
  • -- Andretty Cordero
  • -- Rougned Odor
  • 13 Pedro Ogando
  • 28 Edgar Pineda
  • -- Anderson Tejeda

Outfielders

  • 30 Rubell Castro
  • 35 Rayner Damian
  • 39 Cristian Encarnacion
  • 12 Starling Joseph
  • 22 Eudys Rivera
  • 43 Alexander Villahermosa

Manager

  • -- Carlos Cardoza

Coaches


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Roster updated April 7, 2016
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Roving Instructors

  • 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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