Pirates Fall Instructional League Roster Includes a Large Group of Top Prospects

The Pittsburgh Pirates released their Fall Instructional League roster. We announced the schedule here over the weekend. They are playing 14 games over three weeks, starting on Thursday and ending on October 6th.

I’ll note that all of the 2018 draft picks and non-drafted signings, as well as a large group of 2018 Dominican Summer League players are also there, but they aren’t playing in games this year. They are all there doing training off of the field. That’s a group of 60+ players, though there is one exception. Pat Dorrian, who tore up the GCL this season at the plate, then did the same at the end of the year with Bristol, will stay there for the games after all of the other players leave on September 20th. Dorrian will takes some turns behind the plate for the first time. The added versatility could help land him a full-season job to start the 2019 season.

Below is a list of the players down there for the games. Jung Ho Kang is at Pirate City already and is reportedly going to participate in games, but he isn’t on the roster right now. The group included 16 prospects in our mid-season top 50 and all of the eight players headed to the Arizona Fall League. I noted the left-handed pitchers below with asterisks.

PITCHERS

Dario Agrazal
Andres Arrieta
Luis Arrieta
Willy Basil
Blake Cederlind
Sergio Cubilete
Yerry De Los Santos
Lizardy Dicent
Matt Eckelman
Santiago Florez
Oliver Garcia
Geoffrey Hartlieb
Steven Jennings
Max Kranick
Travis MacGregor
Jose Maldonado
Deivy Mendez
Braeden Ogle*
Denny Roman*
Braham Rosario
Roger Santana*
Hunter Stratton
Noe Toribio
Jacob Webb
Blake Weiman*

CATCHERS

Jason Delay
Pat Dorrian
Arden Pabst
Deon Stafford

INFIELDERS

Ji-Hwan Bae
Dylan Busby
Rodolfo Castro
Will Craig
Oneil Cruz
Norkis Marcos
Mason Martin
Hunter Owen
Emilson Rosado
Cole Tucker
Adrian Valerio

OUTFIELDERS

Angel Basabe
Fabricio Macias
Bligh Madris
Juan Pie
Bryan Reynolds
Lolo Sanchez
Chris Sharpe
Conner Uselton
Fernando Villegas

UPDATE: I confirmed that Dario Agrazal is there, so I updated the top part and added his name to the roster. I also confirmed that Braeden Ogle will be pitching during Instructs, while Travis MacGregor and Cody Bolton are there still rehabbing.

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