Pirates Ready For Instructional League

Shelby Ford

The Pittsburgh Pirates have released rosters for their Florida Instructional League.

Phase I will begin on September 15 with 54 players participating. Phase II is slated to get under way on September 29 and will include 50 players. Tim Alderson, Bryan Morris, Rudy Owens and Donnie Veal will be among the pitchers.Infielders Shelby Ford, Chase d'Arnaud, Brian Friday and Jordy Mercer and outfielders Gorkys Hernandez, Starling Marte and Jose Tabata also will attend.

Here is a complete roster for the Bucs Florida Instructional League.

2009 PITTSBURGH PIRATES FALL INSTRUCTIONAL LEAGUE ROSTER, PHASE I

# Pitchers (26) POS HT WT B/T D.O.B BIRTHPLACE 2009 CLUB
# Adcock, Nathan RHP 6-5 190 R/R 2/25/1988 Elizabethtown, KY Lynchburg
# Aguero, Ramon RHP 6-4 175 R/R 12/21/1984 Santo Domingo, Dom. Rep. West Virginia/Lynchburg/Altoona
# Alderson, Timothy RHP 6-7 221 R/R 11/3/1988 Phoenix, AZ Altoona
# Bankston, Maurice RHP 6-4 210 L/R 6/17/1987 Crosset, AR State College/West Virginia
# Delossantos, Jose R% RHP 6-3 155 R/R 12/10/1986 San Pedro de Macoris, Dom. Rep. West Virginia
# Erickson, Casey RHP 6-3 187 R/R 8/28/1985 Chatham, IL West Virginia
# Herron, Tyler% RHP 6-3 190 R/R 8/5/1986 West Palm Beach, FL Altoona
# Inman, Jeffrey RHP 6-3 205 R/R 11/24/1987 Bakersfield, CA State College
# Klinger, Brent RHP 6-5 190 R/R 7/21/1988 Phoenix, AZ GCL Pirates
# Leach, Brian RHP 6-4 195 R/R 4/14/1986 Flowood, MS West Virginia
# Locke, Jeffrey% LHP 6-1 200 L/L 11/20/1987 North Conway, NH Lynchburg
# Lorin, Brett RHP 6-7 245 L/R 3/31/1987 Fountain Valley, CA West Virginia
# McPherson, Kyle RHP 6-4 210 R/R 11/11/1987 Creola, AL West Virginia/State College
# Miller, Quinton% RHP 6-1 185 R/R 11/28/1989 Indianapolis, IN State College/West Virginia
# Moreno, Diego RHP 6-0 170 R/R 7/21/1987 Higuerote, Miranda, Venezuela State College/West Virginia
# Morris, Bryan% RHP 6-3 175 L/R 3/28/1987 Tullahoma, TN Lynchburg
# Moskos, Daniel# LHP 6-1 200 R/L 4/28/1986 Greenville, SC Altoona
# Owens, Rudy LHP 6-3 215 L/L 12/18/1987 Mesa, AZ West Virginia/Lynchburg
# Pribanic, Aaron RHP 6-4 200 R/R 9/1/1986 Fairfax, VA West Virginia
# Ramos, Jhonatan% LHP 6-0 145 L/L 10/7/1989 San Felipe, Yaracuy, Venezuela GCL Pirates
# Strickland, Hunter RHP 6-5 200 R/R 9/24/1988 Thomaston, GA West Virginia
# Uviedo, Ronald% RHP 6-2 165 R/R 10/7/1986 Calabozo, Guarico, Venezuela Lynchburg
# Veal II, Donald# LHP 6-4 231 L/L 9/18/1984 Jackson, MS Pittsburgh
# Watson, Tony# LHP 6-4 210 L/L 5/30/1985 Sioux City, IA Altoona
# Welker, Duke RHP 6-7 220 L/R 2/10/1986 Kirkland, WA West Virginia
# Wilson, Justin% LHP 6-2 200 L/L 8/18/1987 Anaheim, CA Lynchburg
#

# # Catchers (5) POS HT WT B/T D.O.B BIRTHPLACE 2009 CLUB
# Cabrera, Ramon^ C 5-8 185 B/R 11/5/1989 Caracas, Venezuela VSL Pirates/GCL Pirates
# Fryer, Eric C 6-2 215 R/R 8/26/1985 Columbus, OH Lynchburg
# Marquez, Jairo^ C 6-1 178 R/R 4/7/1988 Cumana, Sucre, Venezuela GCL Pirates
# Parry, Craig C 6-1 195 L/R 5/21/1986 Colstrip, MT State College
# Walker, Andrew% C 6-0 210 R/R 1/22/1986 Houston, TX GCL Pirates #

# # First Basemen (2) POS HT WT B/T D.O.B BIRTHPLACE 2009 CLUB
# Hague, Matthew% 1B 6-3 225 R/R 8/20/1985 Bellevue, WA Lynchburg
# Trinidad, Michaelangel&% 1B 5-10 180 L/L 8/23/1988 Willemstad, Curacao VSL Pirates
#

# # Second Basemen (3) POS HT WT B/T D.O.B BIRTHPLACE 2009 CLUB
# De Los Santos, Jose L 2B 6-0 165 R/R 2/17/1985 Santo Domingo, Dom. Rep. Lynchburg
# Ford, Shelby% 2B 6-3 190 B/R 12/15/1984 Fort Worth, TX Indianapolis/Altoona
# Harrison, Joshua 2B 5-8 175 R/R 7/8/1987 Cincinnati, OH Lynchburg #

# # Third Basemen (2) POS HT WT B/T D.O.B BIRTHPLACE 2009 CLUB
# Cunningham, Jarek% 3B 6-1 185 R/R 12/25/1989 Spokane, WA Did not play - injured
# Gonzalez, Elevys 3B 5-11 175 B/R 10/13/1989 Porlamar, Nueva Esparta, Venezuela GCL Pirates/State College #

# # Shortstops (5) POS HT WT B/T D.O.B BIRTHPLACE 2009 CLUB
# D'Arnaud, Chase# SS 6-2 200 R/R 1/21/1987 Torrance, CA West Virginia/Lynchburg
# Diaz, Argenis SS 5-11 155 R/R 2/12/1987 Guatire Miranda, Venezuela Indianapolis
# Friday, Brian# SS 5-11 180 R/R 12/16/1985 Houston, TX Altoona
# Gonzalez, Benjamin SS 5-11 160 R/R 1/16/1990 Caguas, PR GCL Pirates
# Mercer, Jordy% SS 6-3 185 R/R 8/27/1986 Seiling, OK Lynchburg #

# # Outfielders (11) POS HT WT B/T D.O.B BIRTHPLACE 2009 CLUB
# De La Cruz, Melvin OF 6-1 160 B/R 3/5/1990 Barahona, Dom. Rep. GCL Pirates
# Freeman, Wesley OF 6-4 215 R/R 1/29/1990 Lakeland, FL GCL Pirates
# Grossman, Robert OF 6-1 190 B/L 9/16/1989 San Diego, CA West Virginia
# Hernandez, Gorkys OF 6-1 188 R/R 9/7/1987 Guiria, Sucre, Venezuela Altoona
# Hernandez, Jose% OF 5-11 195 R/L 3/19/1986 Guadalajara, Mexico State College
# Latimore, Quincy% OF 5-11 175 R/R 2/3/1989 Raleigh, NC West Virginia
# Marte, Starling OF 6-2 190 R/R 10/9/1988 Santo Domingo, Dom. Rep. GCL Pirates/West Virginia
# Noris, Rogelio OF 6-2 192 R/R 12/3/1989 Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico GCL Pirates
# Roman, Edwin OF 5-10 160 R/R 4/8/1990 Caguas, PR GCL Pirates
# Rubinstein, David OF 6-2 195 R/R 5/18/1987 Fountain Valley, CA State College
# Tabata, Jose# OF 5-11 160 R/R 8/12/1988 Anzoategui, Venezuela Altoona/Indianapolis

2009 PITTSBURGH PIRATES FALL INSTRUCTIONAL LEAGUE ROSTER, PHASE II

# Pitchers (27) POS HT WT B/T D.O.B BIRTHPLACE 2009 CLUB
Baca, Marc^ RHP 5-11 175 R/R 10/11/1986 Duarte, CA State College
Baker, Nathaniel% LHP 6-3 190 L/L 12/27/1987 Memphis, TN State College
Beckman, Ryan^ RHP 6-4 185 R/R 1/2/1990 Fort Worth, TX GCL Pirates
Black, Victor^ RHP 6-4 205 R/R 5/23/1988 Amarillo, TX State College
Cadet, Martires LHP 6-2 170 L/L 5/9/1991 Hato Mayor, Dom. Rep. DSL Pirates
Cain, Colton^ LHP 6-3 225 L/L 2/5/1991 Waxahachie, Texas Did not play
Campos, Fraylin RHP 5-11 174 R/R 1/3/1990 Nagua, Dom. Rep. DSL Pirates
De Leon, Emmanuel RHP 6-1 176 B/R 12/25/1990 La Vega, Dom. Rep. DSL Pirates
Dodson, Zackry^ LHP 6-2 190 L/L 7/23/1990 San Antonio, TX Did not play
Erickson, Jason^ RHP 6-1 195 R/R 2/3/1987 Great Falls, MT State College
Espinosa, Roberto RHP 6-2 180 R/R 5/7/1991 Oxkutzcab, Yucatan, Mexico VSL Pirates
Fallon, Edward^ RHP 6-2 190 R/R 10/29/1986 White Plains, NY State College
Fienemann, Mitchell^ RHP 6-4 186 R/R 5/28/1990 Lockleys, Australia GCL Pirates
Fuesser, Zachary^ LHP 6-2 190 L/L 7/19/1990 York, SC GCL Pirates
Hong, Sheng-Cin RHP 6-0 160 R/R 11/15/1990 Taichung City, Taiwan Did not play
Irwin, Phillip% RHP 6-3 220 R/R 2/25/1987 Germantown, TN State College
Lopez, Porfirio LHP 5-10 160 L/L 3/24/1990 La Vega, Dom. Rep. DSL Pirates
Montero, Joan RHP 6-0 186 R/R 10/26/1988 Santo Domingo, Dom. Rep. DSL Pirates
Neverauskas, Dovydas RHP 6-2 175 R/R 1/14/1993 Vilnius, Lithuania Did not play
Patel, Dinesh^ RHP 5-11 185 R/R 5/6/1989 Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India GCL Pirates
Pounders, Brooks^ RHP 6-4 225 R/R 9/26/1990 Riverside, CA GCL Pirates
Rodriguez, Joely LHP 6-1 175 L/L 11/14/1991 Santo Domingo, Dom. Rep. DSL Pirates
Sanchez, Yeiger RHP 6-4 190 R/R 6/18/1990 Todazana, Vargas, Venezuela VSL Pirates
Singh, Rinku^ LHP 6-2 190 L/L 8/5/1988 Bhadoni, Uttar Pradesh, India GCL Pirates
Stevenson, Trent^ RHP 6-6 175 L/R 6/1/1990 Scottsdale, AZ GCL Pirates
Verdugo, Oscar RHP 6-2 187 R/R 1/21/1990 Tijuana, Mexico VSL Pirates
Von Rosenberg, Zachary^ RHP 6-5 205 R/R 9/24/1990 Lake Charles, LA GCL Pirates

# Catchers (4) POS HT WT B/T D.O.B BIRTHPLACE 2009 CLUB
Child, Dylan C 6-1 180 R/R 2/22/1991 Adelaide, Australia Did not play
Diaz, Elias C 6-0 155 R/R 11/17/1990 Maracaibo, Zulia, Venezuela VSL Pirates
Sanchez, Tony C 6-0 220 R/R 5/20/1988 Miami, FL State College/West Virginia
Schoenfeld, Joseph^ C 6-1 185 R/R 6/11/1991 Fullerton, CA GCL Pirates

# First Basemen (2) POS HT WT B/T D.O.B BIRTHPLACE 2009 CLUB
Baker, Aaron 1B 6-2 220 L/R 9/10/1987 Denton, TX State College
Hsu, Chih-Wei 1B 6-0 200 L/L 12/24/1991 Tainan City, Taiwan Did not play

# Second Basemen (1) POS HT WT B/T D.O.B BIRTHPLACE 2009 CLUB
Summerlin, Ty 2B 5-11 175 L/R 10/6/1986 Pasgagoula, MS State College

# Third Basemen (4) POS HT WT B/T D.O.B BIRTHPLACE 2009 CLUB
Alvarez, Pedro 3B 6-2 220 L/R 2/6/1987 New York, NY Lynchburg/Altoona
Avila, Eric 3B 6-1 165 R/R 6/9/1990 La Romana, Dom. Rep. DSL Pirates
Gourley , John% 3B 6-0 185 R/R 6/28/1991 Goldsboro, NC GCL Pirates
Irvine, Patrick 3B 6-0 197 L/R 1/27/1986 Boston, MA State College

# Shortstops (4) POS HT WT B/T D.O.B BIRTHPLACE 2009 CLUB
Barrios, Jhonathan SS 5-10 165 R/R 12/1/1991 Cartagena, Colombia VSL Pirates
Bishop, Jorge SS 5-10 150 R/R 3/12/1991 Colon, Panama VSL Pirates
Holt, Brock SS 5-10 165 L/R 6/11/1988 Fort Worth, TX State College
Ngoepe, Mpho'& SS 5-10 165 B/R 1/18/1990 Pietersburg, South Africa GCL Pirates

- # Outfielders (8) POS HT WT B/T D.O.B BIRTHPLACE 2009 CLUB
Cayones, Exicardo OF 6-0 170 L/L 10/9/1991 Valencia, Venezuela VSL Pirates
Chambers, Evan OF 5-11 210 R/R 3/24/1989 Miami, FL State College
Chi, Ping-Hung OF 5-7 145 L/R 7/1/1991 Taichung City, Taiwan Did not play
Cornelissen, Daan OF L/R 7/6/1991 Helmond, Netherlands Did not Play
Nivar, Gavi OF 6-4 185 R/R 9/16/1989 San Cristobal, Dom. Rep. DSL Pirates
Polanco, Gregory OF 6-4 170 L/L 9/14/1991 Santo Domingo, Dom. Rep DSL Pirates
Sosa, Junior OF 5-11 150 L/L 10/3/1990 Caracas, Venezuela VSL Pirates
Vasquez, Jesus OF 6-2 180 R/R 12/10/1991 Monsenor Nouel, Dom. Rep. DSL Pirates
*AFL participant
#Early participant
%4-week participant
&Possible World Cup participant

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