Detroit Tigers minor league players

Detroit Tigers minor league players

Below is a partial list of minor league baseball players in the Detroit Tigers system.

Contents

  • Wynton Bernard 1
  • Daniel Fields 2
  • Guido Knudson 3
  • Austin Kubitza 4
  • Patrick Leyland 5
  • Dixon Machado 6
  • Ángel Nesbitt 7
  • Tyler Stohr 8
  • José Valdez 9
  • Full Triple-A to Rookie rosters 10
    • Triple-A 10.1
    • Double-A 10.2
    • Class A-Advanced 10.3
    • Class A 10.4
    • Class A-Short Season 10.5
    • Rookie 10.6
    • Rookie 10.7
  • References 11

Wynton Bernard

Wynton Bernard
Detroit Tigers – No. --
Outfielder
Born: (1990-09-24) September 24, 1990
San Diego, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Wynton Allen Bernard (born September 24, 1990) is an American professional baseball outfielder in the Detroit Tigers organization.

Bernard was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 35th round of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft out of Niagara University.[1] Before the 2014 season, he signed a minor league deal with the Detroit Tigers.[2] Playing for the West Michigan Whitecaps in 2014, he broke the teams single season hit record with 164.[3] He was added to the Tigers 40-man roster on October 31, 2014.

His brother, Walter Bernard, played in the National Football League. Bernard and his family appeared in the TV game show Family Feud in 2011.[4]

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)


Daniel Fields

Daniel Fields
Detroit Tigers – No. --
Outfielder
Born: (1991-01-23) January 23, 1991
Detroit, Michigan
Bats: Left Throws: Right

Daniel L. Fields (born January 23, 1991) is an American professional baseball outfielder in the Detroit Tigers organization.

Fields was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the sixth round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft out of University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy in Detroit Michigan.[5] Fields started his career with the High-A Lakeland Flying Tigers in 2010. He hit .240/.343/.371 with eight home runs. He spent the 2011 season with Lakeland hitting .220/.308/.326 with eight home runs. He again started the 2012 season with Lakeland but was promoted to Double-A Erie SeaWolves after hitting .266/.318/.357 with one home run in 62 games. In 29 games with Erie he hit .264/.352/.358 with two home runs. He spent the 2013 season with Erie, hitting .284/.356/.435.[6] He was added to the Tigers 40-man roster on November 20, 2013.[7]

Fields is the son of former MLB player, Bruce Fields.[8]

Guido Knudson

Guido Knudson
Detroit Tigers
Pitcher
Born: (1989-08-05) August 5, 1989
Bonita, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Guido Joel Knudson (born August 5, 1989 in Bonita, California) is a minor league baseball pitcher currently in the Detroit Tigers organization.

Prior to playing professionally, Knudson attended Bonita Vista High School and then University of California-San Diego. During his tenure at the University, he pitched for the North Adams SteepleCats of the New England Collegiate Baseball League and he also played for the Woodstock River Bandits of the Valley Baseball League, earning an All-Star selection in 2009.[9][10] He earned All-West and All-CCAA honors in 2011.[11]

He was drafted by the Tigers in the 28th round of the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft and pitched for the GCL Tigers and Connecticut Tigers that year, posting a 3.42 ERA in 18 games. In 2012, he had a 3.86 mark in 16 games between the Lakeland Flying Tigers and West Michigan Whitecaps and in 2013, he had a 1.79 ERA in 42 games for the Whitecaps. Between Lakeland and the Erie SeaWolves in 2014, he had a 3.99 ERA with 7 saves in 40 appearances.[12] One observer noted he has a "slider that is about MLB average" and that he "may cut out an MLB career for himself."[13]

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)

Austin Kubitza

Austin Kubitza
Detroit Tigers
Pitcher
Born: (1991-11-16) November 16, 1991
Colleyville, Texas
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Austin Michael Kubitza (born November 16, 1991) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Detroit Tigers organization.

Kubitza attended Colleyville Heritage High School in Colleyville, Texas.[14] He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the seventh round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft. He did not sign and played college baseball at Rice University from 2011 to 2013.[15][16] In 2011, he was named the Most Outstanding Player at the Houston College Classic.[17] In three years, he went 20–14 with a 2.34 earned run average (ERA) and 309 strikeouts in 289 innings.

Kubitza was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the seventh round of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft.[18] He signed with the Tigers and made his professional debut with the Gulf Coast Tigers and also played for the Lakeland Flying Tigers. Pitching for the West Michigan Whitecaps in 2014, Kubitza was named the Tigers Minor League Pitcher of the Year after going 10–2 with a 2.34 ERA.[19][20]

His brother,

  1. ^ MLB Draft: San Diego Padres take Rancho Bernardo High grad Bernard in 35th round
  2. ^ RB's Bernard signs with Tigers
  3. ^ Wynton Bernard breaks single-season hits record but West Michigan Whitecaps lose in extras
  4. ^ Family important to Whitecaps' Bernard
  5. ^ Steve Kornacki. "Tigers draft pick Daniel Fields takes batting practice at Comerica Park". Mlive.com. Retrieved December 2, 2013. 
  6. ^ Sipple, George (August 11, 2013). "Detroit Tigers farmhand Daniel Fields enjoying career numbers in Erie". Freep.com. Retrieved December 2, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b November 20, 2013 12:28 P.M. ET (November 20, 2013). "Tigers purchase contracts of seven players". Detroit.tigers.mlb.com. Retrieved December 2, 2013. 
  8. ^ Emrich, Robert (January 2, 2013). "Fields' time with dad paying off". Milb.com. Retrieved December 2, 2013. 
  9. ^ NECBL PLAYOFFS RECAP FOR AUGUST 4TH
  10. ^ 2009 Valley Baseball League All-Stars Released
  11. ^ Two Triton Pitchers Drafted by Major League Teams
  12. ^ MiLB.com page
  13. ^ Scouting Notes 8/24-8/25 West Michigan
  14. ^ Colleyville Heritage pitcher, a Rice signee, grows into an ace
  15. ^ Rice riding the arm of freshman pitcher Kubitza
  16. ^ Already Rice's ace, Kubitza looks to build on freshman success
  17. ^ Kubitza Named Most Outstanding Player At Houston College Classic
  18. ^ Tigers select Rice pitcher Kubitza in fourth round
  19. ^ Moya, Kubitza take home Minor League Awards
  20. ^ Detroit Tigers award top minor league honors to outfielder Steven Moya, pitcher Austin Kubitza
  21. ^ Whitecaps pitcher Austin Kubitza, who followed older brother into pros, helps team snap losing skid
  22. ^ "Patrick Leyland Info/Stats". ESPN. Retrieved April 9, 2010. 
  23. ^ Mark, Snyder. "Q&A with several Michigan football incoming freshmen". Retrieved June 30, 2011. 
  24. ^ Network, Sports (November 20, 2012). "Tigers release Raburn - Wire MLB - The Sacramento Bee". Sacbee.com. Retrieved November 26, 2012. 
  25. ^ Adams, Steve (December 4, 2013). "Tigers Designate Dixon Machado For Assignment". mlbtraderumors.com. Retrieved December 4, 2013. 
  26. ^ Detroit Tigers add Dixon Machado, Angel Nesbitt to 40-man roster, protect them from Rule 5 draft
  27. ^ De Johan Santana a Ángel Nesbitt
  28. ^ Tigers relief prospect Angel Nesbitt has been devilish on opposing hitters
  29. ^ Detroit Tigers add Dixon Machado, Angel Nesbitt to 40-man roster, protect them from Rule 5 draft
  30. ^ Future is bright for Whitecaps closer Jose Valdez

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  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)

Valdez played for the Dominican Summer League Tigers from 2009 to 2011. He played for the Gulf Coast Tigers in 2012. He played the 2013 season with the West Michigan Whitecaps and the Lakeland Flying Tigers and was the closer for both teams.[30] He finished the season with 33 saves and a 2.74 earned run average. He was added to the Tigers 40-man roster on November 20, 2013.[7]

José Alfredo Valdez (born March 1, 1990) is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher in the Detroit Tigers organization.

José Valdez
Detroit Tigers – No. --
Pitcher
Born: (1990-03-01) March 1, 1990
Don Gregorio Nizao, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right

José Valdez


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Stohr attended the United States Military Academy and University of North Florida. He was drafted by the Tigers in the sixth round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft. The Tigers added Stohr to their 40 man roster after the 2011 season to protect him from the Rule 5 draft.

Tyler S. Stohr (born September 19, 1986 in Viera, Florida) is a minor league baseball pitcher in the Detroit Tigers organization.

Tyler Stohr
Detroit Tigers
Pitcher
Born: (1986-09-19) September 19, 1986
Viera, Florida
Bats: Left Throws: Right

Tyler Stohr


  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)

Nesbitt was signed by the Detroit Tigers as an international free agent in April 2009. He made his professional debut that year with the Venezuelan Summer League Tigers.[27] In 2014 he pitched for the Lakeland Flying Tigers and Erie SeaWolves.[28] He was added to the Tigers 40-man roster on November 20, 2014.[29]

Ángel Ladimir Nesbitt (born December 4, 1990) is a Venezuelan professional baseball pitcher in the Detroit Tigers organization.

Ángel Nesbitt
Detroit Tigers
Pitcher
Born: (1990-12-04) December 4, 1990
Maracay, Aragua, Venezuela
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Ángel Nesbitt


  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)

The Tigers purchased Machado's contract after the 2012 season, adding him to their 40-man roster.[24] He was designated for assignment on December 4, 2013, to make room on the 40-man roster for Joe Nathan.[25] He was added to the 40-man roster again on November 20, 2014.[26]

Dixon Javier Machado Moreno (born February 22, 1992) is a Venezuelan professional baseball player in the Detroit Tigers organization.

Dixon Machado
Detroit Tigers
Shortstop
Born: (1992-02-22) February 22, 1992
San Cristóbal, Táchira, Venezuela
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Dixon Machado


  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)

Leyland is the son of three-time Manager of the Year Award winner and former Tigers manager Jim Leyland. His cousin, Jack Miller, is an offensive lineman for the Michigan Wolverines football team.[23]

After he was drafted, he was placed with the GCL Tigers of the Gulf Coast League, where in 41 games he batted .219 with 12 RBIs and 32 hits. The next season, he was promoted to the Connecticut Tigers of the New York-Pennsylvania League. In 35 games, he batted .220 with one home run, 12 RBIs, 26 hits and one stolen base.

Leyland was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.[22]

Patrick James Leyland (born October 11, 1991) is a current Minor League Baseball catcher of the Detroit Tigers. Leyland was drafted in the eighth round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft.

Patrick Leyland
Detroit Tigers – No. 7
Catcher
Born: (1991-10-11) October 11, 1991
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Patrick Leyland

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