Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Minor League Spring Training Roster

I just received a copy of the Minor League Camp roster, listing every player who will be participating in the minor league portion of Spring Training. Only a few players have reported to camp so far, with March 3rd being the deadline for all players to report.

* = Left Handed

# = Switch Hitter

Number in Parenthesis = Age

Pitchers

Alderson, Tim (24)
Baker, Nathaniel * (25)
Beckman, Ryan (23)
Benedict, Matthew (24)
Breedlove, Lance (22)
Brewer, Colten (20)
Bromberg, David (25)
Burnette, Jacob (20)
Cadet, Martires * (22)
Campos, Luis (22)
Castro, Orlando * (21)
Colla, Michael (26)
Colon, Roman (33)
Cooper, Jordan (23)
Creasy, Jason (21)
Cumpton, Brandon (24)
De Leon, Emmanuel (22)
Del Rosario, Melvin * (21)
Diaz, Axel (22)
Dodson, Zachry (22)
Espinosa, Roberto (21)
Foster, Zachary (26)
Friend, Dalton * (22)
Fuesser, Zachary * (22)
Glasnow, Tyler (19)
Grullon, Adrian (20)
Hafner, Ryan (21)
Harlan, Thomas * (23)
Haynes, Kyle (22)
Heredia, Luis (18)
Hernandez, Jimmy (21)
Herrand, Yhonatan (21)
Hollingsworth, Ethan (26)
Holmes, Clayton (20)
Hurst, Hayden (19)
Inman, Jeffrey (25)
Jagoditsh, David (22)
Jefferson, Michael * (23)
Kasparek, Kenn (27)
Kilcrease, Nathaniel (23)
Kilcrease, Robert * (24)
Kingham, Nick (21)
Kleis Jr., Kevin (21)
Kuchno, John (22)
Lee, Wilson * (21)
Lodge, Jackson * (19)
Lopez, Cesar (21)
Lopez, Jovani * (22)
Lopez, Porfirio * (23)
Ludwig, Patrick (23)
Lukashevich, Alex (19)
Medina, Jhondaniel (20)
Miller, Quinton (23)
Montero, Joan (24)
Navarro, Elecier *(25)
Neverauskas, Dovydas (20)
Otamendi, Andy * (20)
Perez, Clario (20)
Pevny, Logan (21)
Pimentel, Cecilio * (20)
Poreda, Aaron * (26)
Poytress, Joshua * (22)
Pribanic, Aaron (26)
Ramos, Jhonatan * (23)
Rocha, Oderman (20)
Rodriguez, Joely * (21)
Rosario, Miguel (20)
Rowland, Robby (21)
Sadler, Casey (22)
Sampson, Adrian (21)
Sanchez, Angel * (20)
Sanchez, Isaac (20)
Sanfort, Jonathan (18)
Santiago, Christian (22)
Sanz, Luis (25)
Singh, Rinku * (23)
Smith, Josh * (23)
Thornton, Zach (25)
Townsend, Jason (24)
Trepagnier, Bryton (21)
Turgeon, Erik (26)
Valiquette, Philippe * (26)
Von Rosenberg, Zachary (22)
Waldron, Tyler (24)
Wang, Wei-Chung * (21)

Catchers

Arribas, Daniel (20)
Child, Dylan (21)
Cutler, Charles * (26)
Diaz, Elias (22)
Diaz, Francisco # (23)
Emsley-Pai, Kawika # (24)
Gonzalez, Samuel (24)
Hornback, Ryan (21)
Ivany, Devin (30)
Jhang, Jin De * (20)
Mathisen, Wyatt (19)
Perez, Miguel (29)
Schwind, Jonathan (23)
Stallings, Jacob (23)
Valesente, Dave (24)

Infielders

Allie, Stetson (21)
Aponte, Francisco # (22)
Avila, Eric (22)
Barrios, Yhonathan (21)
Brown, Kelson (25)
Carvajal, Jodaneli # (21)
Crumlich, Douglas (23)
Cunningham, Jarek (23)
Curry, Matthew * (24)
Diaz, Christopher (22)
Dickerson, Alexander * (23)
Espinal, Edwin (19)
Farrell, Jeremy (26)
Gamache, Daniel * (22)
Gonzalez, Benjamin (23)
Gourley, Walker (21)
Hanson, Alen (20)
Herrera, Dilson (19)
Lakind, Jared * (21)
Larish, Jeff (30)
Lashmet, Christopher (24)
Maggi, Andrew (24)
Montilla, Ulises (21)
Moroff, Maxwell # (20)
Ngoepe, Mpho “Gift” # (23)
Osuna, Jose (20)
Ozuna, Carlos # (19)
Ponce, Ashley (22)
Rider, James (23)
Ross, Kevin (19)
Singer, Kirk (23)
Steranka, Jordan * (23)
Valdez, Alex # (28)
Vallejo, Enyel (21)
Vasquez, Andy # (25)
Welch, Stefan * (24)
Wood, Eric (20)

Outfielders

Barnes, Barrett (21)
Bell, Joshua # (20)
Carroll, Brett (30)
Chambers, Evan (24)
Escobar, Elvis * (18)
Fortunato, Raul (22)
Fuselier, Alex * (23)
Garcia, Willy (20)
Grovatt, Daniel * (24)
Howard, Justin * (25)
Lambo, Andrew * (24)
Lewis, Taylor * (23)
Mesa, Carlos (25)
Myles, Candon * (20)
Polanco, Gregory * (21)
Ramirez, Harold (18)
Rivera, Maximo (20)
Rojas Jr., Mel # (23)
Santos, Adalberto (25)
Sosa, Junior * (22)
Tejeda, Oscar (23)
Urena, Luis (20)
Vasquez, Jesus (21)

Notes

-Derek Trent and Gavi Nivar aren’t on the list. Trent recently retired, and Nivar is now a coach.

-Enyel Vallejo is a relatively new name on the list. He’s only seen one plate appearance in the DSL. He had a contract issue last year, which delayed his signing. He’s described as an extremely athletic player with a lot of energy. The Pirates decided to bring him over to the US to see what he can do, which makes sense as he’s 21 years old.

-A few players are making the jump from the international leagues, although there’s no guarantee that they will stick in the United States. The players I noticed: Melvin Del Rosario, Adrian Grullon, Jovany Lopez, Cecilio Pimentel, Miguel Rosario, Angel Sanchez, Christian Santiago, Danny Arribas, Ulises Montilla, Carlos Ozuna, Enyel Vallejo, Maximo Rivera.

-In the last two years the Pirates aggressively promoted their top international signing to the US. Luis Heredia jumped straight to the GCL in 2011, and Harold Ramirez and Elvis Escobar made the jump to the GCL in 2012. The top signings from the 2012 period, Julio DeLaCruz and Michael DeLaCruz, aren’t on the Spring Training list. That doesn’t mean they won’t make the jump to the US. Axel Diaz wasn’t on the Spring Training roster last year, but made the jump to the GCL. But that is rare. It’s also rare for players to completely skip over the international rookie leagues and go right to the US. Ben Badler mentioned that Julio will start in the GCL and Michael will likely start there. So they’ll either be late additions to Spring Training, or will go the Diaz route and join the team during extended Spring Training.

Author: Tim Williams

Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

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