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O F F I C I A L G A M E D AY P R O G R A M O F T H E M E M P H I S R E D B I R D S CONTENTS 2015 Memphis Redbirds Schedule .......................................... 4 To The Future: The New AutoZone Park..................................6-7 Cardinals Minor League Affiliates.......................................... 10 2015 Field Staff................................................................11-12 Your 2015 Memphis Redbirds ..........................................14-23 Opponents: Around the Pacific Coast League....................25-29 The Nest................................................................................. 30

PROGRAM TEAM CREDITS Editors Michael Whitty & Kevin Collins Design & Layout Martheus Wade Photography Cliff Welch Dylan Heuer Ed Gardner Ken Inness Dano Keeney Alan Howell Taka Yanagimoto Printing Master Print - Jonesboro, AR Oscar Taveras Tribute PQ Design

WELCOME TO NEWLY-RENOVATED AUTOZONE PARK! In a continuing effort to improve the overall fan experience, we have made significant offseason renovations that we hope you will enjoy as you step into the ballpark. Our ongoing priority is to provide a first-class fan experience while bringing our award-wining facility to a higher level. We are extremely excited about how you and your family can enjoy the summer of baseball, as the stars of tomorrow from the highlyregarded St. Louis Cardinals organization pass through Memphis.

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I encourage you to explore the ballpark and let me know what you think of the new amenities. If you have any suggestions, concerns, or questions during your visits throughout the season, please don’t hesitate to contact me at cunger@cardinals.com. Thank you again for your continued support of the Redbirds. We look forward to spending another summer together at AutoZone Park.

GO REDBIRDS!

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The Memphis Redbirds made multimillion dollar renovations and major enhancements to AutoZone Park this offseason. As part of the 2014 longterm lease agreement between the St. Louis Cardinals and the city of Memphis, $4.5 million in bond proceeds were set aside to make capital improvements to AutoZone Park. The St. Louis Cardinals also added more than $2 million in additional capital improvement money to fund significant state-of-the-art features and fan-friendly amenities.

REDBIRD CLUB

4TOPPS TABLES

Private, semi-circle table configurations consisting of four, 360-degree swiveling stadium seats located in four sections (201-204) on the Club Level above home plate. Each table includes a pre-game buffet, in seat service, and Coca-Cola beverages.

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REDBIRD CLUB

Four existing suites in right field were removed to create AutoZone Park’s first public all-inclusive area, which will feature retractable windows, a full service bar, indoor/outdoor seating, pool tables, and TVs. Tickets to this premium indoor group space will include all food, Coca-Cola products, domestic draft beer, and house wines.

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HOME PLATE CLUB

Four existing suites behind home plate were removed to create a more vibrant club atmosphere and signature view of AutoZone Park for both baseball and non-baseball events. This improved and larger indoor group space will feature retractable windows, more TVs, and a full service 360-degree bar.

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TO THE FUTURE

LEFT FIELD BAR

PREMIUM SUITES

Twenty-nine (29) suites were renovated with replaced floor covering, new lounge furniture, drink rails, casework, and wall and ceiling finishes.

Stairs were removed in the left field corner and replaced with a covered destination bar structure that includes high top tables, drink rails, and TVs.

ALL NEW PLAYING FIELD

The AutoZone Park playing surface received a full-scale makeover for the first time since 2000. All existing grass, dirt, and organic material were removed. A new sand-based rootzone was installed under new sod, which is Bermuda over-seeded with Rye. The infield dirt and warning track were replaced with a better performing material.

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MINOR LEAGUE AFFILIATES MEMPHIS REDBIRDS Triple-A • Pacific Coast League 198 Union Avenue Memphis, TN 38103 Phone: (901) 721-6050

Manager: Mike Shilidt Pitching Coach: Bryan Eversgerd Hitting Coach: Mark Budaska Coach: Vance Albitz Athletic Trainer: Jeremy Clipperton Strength Coach: Kevin Hyde

SOCIAL MEDIA www.memphisredbirds.com @memphisredbirds MemphisRedbirds @memphisredbirds

SPRINGFIELD CARDINALS

PALM BEACH CARDINALS

Double-A • Texas League 955 E. Trafficway Springfield, MO 65802 Phone: (417) 863-2143

Advanced-A • Florida State League 4751 Main Street Jupiter, FL 33458 Phone: (561) 775-1818

Single-A • Midwest League 730 SW Jefferson Peoria, IL 61605 Phone: (309) 680-4000

Manager: Dann Bilardello Pitching Coach: Jason Simontacchi Hitting Coach: Erik Pappas Coach: David Compton Athletic Trainer: Scott Ensell Strength Coach: Lance Thomason

Manager: Oliver Marmol Pitching Coach: Randy Niemann Hitting Coach: Ramon Ortiz Coach: Donny Ecker Athletic Trainer: Keith Joynt Strength Coach: Johnny Larson

Manager: Joe Kruzel Pitching Coach: Dernier Orozco Hitting Coach: Jobel Jiménez Coach: Brian Pruitt Athletic Trainer: Brent Neuharth Strength Coach: Kevin Schmalzried

www.springfieldcardinals.com @Sgf_Cardinals pages/Springfield-Cardinals/ 7083267504 @springfield_cardinals

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STATE COLLEGE SPIKES Short Season • New York-Penn League

112 Medlar Field University Park, PA 16802 Phone: (814) 272-1711

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JOHNSON CITY CARDINALS Rookie Level • Appalachian League

111 Legion St. Johnson City, TN 37601 Phone: (423) 461-4866

Manager: Johnny Rodriguez Pitching Coach: Darwin Marrero Hitting Coach: Roger LaFrancois Athletic Trainer: Daniel Martin Strength Coach: Rance Terry

Manager: Chris Swauger Pitching Coach: Bill Villanueva Hitting Coach: George Greer Trainer: Mike Petrarca Strength Coach: Dan Degnan

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PEORIA CHIEFS

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GULF COAST LEAGUE CARDINALS Rookie Level • Gulf Coast League

4795 University Dr. Jupiter, FL 33458 Phone: (561) 775-1818 Manager: Steve Turco Pitching Coach: Cale Johnson Hitting Coach: Roberto Espinoza Trainer: Anthony Reyes Strength Coach: Esteban Doria


2015 MEMPHIS REDBIRDS FIELD STAFF

MIKE SHILDT MANAGER

Mike Shildt arrives in Memphis for his first season as the Redbirds manager in 2015. The 46-year-old Shildt is the sixth manager in Redbirds’ 18-year franchise history and took over for Ron “Pop” Warner, who was named a minor league roving fielding instructor with the Cardinals organization. The 2015 campaign marks Shildt’s 12th season in the Cardinals organization and seventh as a minor league skipper. He carries an overall 333-284 career record (.540 winning percentage) over his previous six managerial seasons with three league championships in three postseason appearances. BRYAN EVERSGERD PITCHING COACH

Bryan Eversgerd returns to the Redbirds for his third season as pitching coach in 2015 and begins his 12th overall season in the Cardinals organization. Before arriving in Memphis in 2013, he spent four of the previous five seasons in the same capacity for the Double-A Springfield Cardinals (200809, ‘11-12) that culminated with a Texas League championship and George Kissell Award in 2012. Eversgerd was signed by St. Louis as a non-drafted free agent during a June tryout camp at Busch Stadium in 1989 and enjoyed a 12-year pitching career that included parts of four big league seasons with the Cardinals (1994, ’98), Expos (1995), and Rangers (1997). He pitched three seasons with Memphis from 1998-2000 and ranks 3rd in Redbirds’ career history with 156 relief appearances. He was the Redbirds’ winning pitcher when Albert Pujols hit a walk-off home run in the 2000 PCL Championship. MARK BUDASKA HITTING COACH

Mark Budaska begins his seventh season as the Redbirds hitting coach after six years working in the Boston Red Sox system, including four with Triple-A Pawtucket. Prior to his time with the PawSox, Budaska spent two years with Double-A Portland. In 2001, the Pennsylvania native enjoyed his most success as a coach, winning the Texas League Championship with the Angels’ Double-A affiliate Arkansas Travelers. The former switch-hitting outfielder played for 10 years in the Oakland Athletics organization, including two stints with the big league club in 1978 and 1981.

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2015 MEMPHIS REDBIRDS FIELD STAFF

VANCE ALBITZ COACH

Former Redbirds utility man Vance Albitz enters his first season in a coaching capacity in the Cardinals organization. After going undrafted out of the University of San Diego, Albitz was signed as a free agent out of independent ball by St. Louis and played parts of three minor league seasons in the Cardinals organization from 2011-13. He appeared in 41 games in a Redbirds uniform during the 2012-13 seasons and hit his first career professional home run in his first Triple-A game on August 24, 2012. The 27-year-old is the founder of “Gloves 4 Troops,” a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that sends baseball gloves and baseballs to U.S. military members around the world during the offseason. Learn more at http://www. gloves4troops.com. JEREMY CLIPPERTON ATHLETIC TRAINER

Clipperton, 37, enters his fourth season as athletic trainer for the Redbirds in 2015. Before joining the Cardinals organization in 2012, Jeremy spent 10 years in the Seattle Mariners organization, including two in the PCL with the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers from 2010-11. The Iowa native is a two-time award recipient, recognized by the Midwest League in 2006 and again in 2008 as the Minor League Athletic Trainer of the Year by the Professional Athletic Trainers Society, the highest Minor League award as the top athletic trainer in all of the Minor Leagues. He was also named the Southern League Trainer of the Year in 2008. KEVIN HYDE STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH

Kevin Hyde was hired by the Cardinals during the offseason and enters his first season with the Redbirds as Strength & Conditioning Coach. Hyde previously served as the Director of Strength & Conditioning for Southwestern Oklahoma State University for five years. The Weatherford, Oklahoma native is a graduate of Southwestern Oklahoma State University, where he earned a bachelor’s in Exercise Science and a Master’s in Sports Management. He is also a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength & Conditioning Association, a Sports Performance Certified (USAW-SPC) through United States of America Weightlifting Association, and a Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.


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YOUR 2015 MEMPHIS REDBIRDS DEAN ANNA - INF 8th professional season, Cardinals are his 4th organization ... Spent time in the Padres, Yankees, and Pirates organizations ... Member of St. Louis’ 40-man roster ... Invited to 2014 Major League Training with New York (A) as a non-roster player and made the Yankee’s Opening Day roster Height: 5-11 • Weight: 180 • Bats: L • Throws: R @D_No_A Born: 11/24/86, Glenwood, IL • Opening Day Age: 28 YR

TEAM

AVG

G

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB

CS

OBP

SLG

2014

NEW YORK (AL)

.136

12

22

3

3

1

0

1

3

2

6

0

0

.200

.318

Scranton/WB (AAA)

.192

36

130

13

24

4

3

1

14

14

20

0

1

.283

.292

Indianapolis (AAA)

.235

29

68

13

16

4

0

1

7

19

5

1

0

.398

.338

Minors Totals

.279

619

2043

364 569

122

17

42

269

310 319

38

20

.380

.417

Majors Totals

.136

12

22

1

0

1

3

0

0

.200

.318

3

3

2

6

TIM COONEY - LHP 4th professional season, all within the Cardinals organization ... Earned PCL Pitcher of the Week for the May 26-June 1 period after falling one out short of throwing the first no-hitter in franchise history on May 29, 2014 vs. Iowa Height: 6-3 • Weight: 195 • Bats: L • Throws: L @T_Coons • Born: 12/19/90, Collegeville, PA • Resides: Collegeville, PA • Opening Day Age: 24 YR

TEAM

W-L

ERA

G

GS

CG

SV

IP

H

R

ER

HR

HB

BB

SO

AVG

2013

Palm Beach (A+)

3-3 2.75

6

6

1

0

36.0

38

14

11

1

1

4

23

.273

Springfield (AA)

7-10 3.80

20

20

0

0

118.1

132

58

50

8

6

18

125

.284

Memphis (AAA)

14-6 3.47

26

25

1

0

158.0

158

66

61

21

6

47

119

.263

27-22 3.50

65

62

3

0

368.0

384

162

143

34

15

77

310

.272

2014

Minors Totals

ALEDMYS DIAZ - INF 7th professional season ... Cardinals are his first organization... Member of Cardinals’ 40-man roster ... Played five seasons for Los Naranjas de Villa Clarra in Cuba’s top professional league from 2008-12 Height: 6-1 • Weight: 195 • Bats: R • Throws: R Born: 8/1/90, Santa Clara, CU • Resides: Mexico City, MEX • Opening Day Age: 24 YR

TEAM

AVG

G

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB

CS

OBP

SLG

2014

Springfield (AA)

.291

34

117

15

34

8

1

3

18

2

24

6

2

.311

.764

Palm Beach (A+)

.227

13

44

5

10

2

0

2

6

7

10

1

0

.352

.409

Minors Totals

.273

47

161

20

44

10

1

5

24

9

34

7

2

.324

.441

ED EASLEY - C 9th professional season ... Cardinals are his 2nd organization ... Member of St. Louis’ 40-man roster ... Finished 2nd among PCL catcher in 2014 by throwing out 42.3% (22 of 52) of attempting basestealers; also posted a .995 fielding percentage in 79 games from behind the dish Height: 6-0 • Weight: 205 • Bats: R • Throws: R @Edeasley4 Born: 12/21/85, Memphis, TN • Resides: Memphis, Tn • Opening Day Age: 29 YR

TEAM

AVG

G

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB

CS

OBP

SLG

2013

Reno (AAA)

.334

87

293

39

98

22

1

6

49

28

50

2

2

.394

.478

2014

Memphis (AAA)

.296

80

277

43

82

17

1

10

43

22

46

0

4

.359

.473

Minors Totals

.266

646

2228

277 593

110

5

38

288

234

449

11

13

.341

.371


GREG GARCIA - INF 6th professional season, all with the Cardinals organization ... Member of St. Louis’ 40-man roster, Made Major League debut with St. Louis in 2014 ... Ranks 2nd alltime in Redbirds history with 22 hit-by-pitches (Tyler Greene leads with 23) Height: 6-0 • Weight: 190 • Bats: L • Throws: R Born: 8/8/89, El Cajon, CA Resides: El Cajon, CA • Opening Day Age: 25 YR

TEAM

AVG

G

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB

CS

OBP

SLG

2014

Springfield (AA)

.333

4

15

2

5

2

0

0

1

1

4

1

0

.353

.467

Memphis (AAA)

.272

106

382

60 104

ST. LOUIS

.143

14

14

Minors Totals

.279

513

1743

Majors Totals

.143

14

14

12

3

8

40

41

95

7

5

.358

.382

2

1

0

0

1

1

6

0

0

.333

.214

298 487

93

17

27

177

327 354

47

23

.380

.399

1

0

0

1

0

0

.333

.214

2 2

2

1

6

JOHN GAST - LHP 6th professional season ... all within the Cardinals organization ... Made Major League debut with St. Louis in 2013 ... Was first Cardinals left-hander to draw starting assignment in MLB debut since Rick Ankiel (8/23/99 at Montreal) Height: 6-1 • Weight: 195 • Bats: L • Throws: L @Jwgast Born: 2/16/89, Altamonte Springs, FL • Resides: Longwood, FL• Opening Day Age: 26 YR

TEAM

W-L

ERA

G

GS

CG

SV

IP

H

R

ER

HR

HB

BB

SO

AVG

2014

Palm Beach (A+)

0-0 1.80

1

1

0

0

5.0

5

1

1

0

1

2

1

.263

59.1

55

32

32

8

2

22

36

.244

460.0 442

209

189

40

22 161

348

.257

7

7

1

8

2.34

Memphis (AAA)

3-2 4.85

12

11

0

0

Minors Totals

34-18 3.70

82

79

2

0

Majors Totals

2-0 5.11

3

3

0

0

12.1

11

0

5

MARCO GONZALES - LHP 3rd professional season ... all with the Cardinals organization... Member of St. Louis’ 40-man roster ... Rated as Cardinals’ No. 1 prospect by Baseball America entering 2014; also rated by the same publication as having the organization’s “Best Changeup” for the second straight season (2014-15) Height: 6-1 • Weight: 195 • Bats: L • Throws: L @Marcogonzales_ Born: 2/16/92, Fort Collins, CO • Resides: Fort Collins, CO • Opening Day Age: 23 YR

TEAM

W-L

ERA

G

GS

CG

SV

IP

H

R

ER

HR

HB

BB

SO

AVG

2014

Palm Beach (A+)

2-2

1.43

6

6

0

0

37.2

34

8

6

1

0

8

32

.239

Memphis (AAA)

4-1

3.35

8

8

0

0

45.2

43

18

17

7

3

9

39

.251

ST. LOUIS

4-2

4.15

10

5

0

0

34.2

32

16

16

4

1

21

31

.241

Minors Totals

9-5

2.48

29

27

0

0

145.1 128

48

40

11

3

35

140

.234

Majors Totals

4-2

4.15

10

5

0

0

16

16

4

1

21

31

.241

34.2

32

NICK GREENWOOD - LHP 7th professional season ... Cardinals are his second organization ... Member of St. Louis’ 40-man roster ... Made Major League debut with St. Louis in 2014 ... Attended 2012 Major League Spring Training with St. Louis as a non-roster invitee Height: 5-11 • Weight: 190 • Bats: R • Throws: R @Ngreeny23 • Born: 9/28/87, Southington, CT • Resides: Southington, CT • Opening Day Age: 27 YR

TEAM

W-L

ERA

G

GS

CG

SV

IP

H

R

ER

HR

HB

BB

SO

AVG

2014

Memphis (AAA)

4-4

3.02

27

5

0

0

50.2

42

18

17

4

2

10

37

.230

36

36

19

19

5

1

5

17

.259

440.0 471

225

191

33

25 119

284

.276

19

19

5

17

.259

ST. LOUIS

2-1

4.75

19

1

0

36.0

Minors Totals

20-24

3.91

196

44

1

8

Majors Totals

2-1

4.75

19

1

0

36.0

36

36

1

5

15


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RANDAL GRICHUK - OF 7th professional season ... Cardinals are his 2nd organization ... Member of the Cardinals’ 40-man roster ... Made Major League debut with St. Louis in 2014 ... Enters 2015 season rated as the No. 4 prospect in the Cardinals organization by Baseball America Height: 6-1 • Weight: 195 • Bats: R • Throws: R @RGrich15 Born: 8/13/91, Rosenberg, TX • Resides: Rosenberg, Tx • Opening Day Age: 23 YR

TEAM

AVG

G

AB

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB

CS

OBP

SLG

2013

Arkansas (AA)

.256

128

500

85 128

R

27

8

22

64

28

92

9

5

.306

.474

2014

Memphis (AAA)

.295

108

436

73 113

28 108

ST. LOUIS

.245

47

110

11

Minors Totals

.279

541

2159

Majors Totals

.245

47

110

23

2

25

71

27

6

1

3

8

359 603

127

42

86

330

6

1

3

8

11

27

8

5

.311

.493

31

0

2

.278

.400

108 461

43

21

.321

.497

0

2

.278

.400

5 5

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MITCH HARRIS - RHP 3rd professional season, all within the Cardinals organization ... Serves as a lieutenant in the Navy Reserves ... Attended 2015 Major League Spring Training with St. Louis as a non-roster invitee 2013 campaign was first season eligible to play following time spent in military; 2nd highest draft pick in Navy’s history Height: 6-4 • Weight: 215 • Bats: R • Throws: R @mitch_harris2 Born:11/7/85, Ocala, FL • Resides: Fernandina Beach, FL • Opening Day Age: 29 YR

TEAM

W-L

ERA

G

GS

CG

SV

IP

H

R

ER

HR

HB

BB

SO

AVG

2014

Palm Beach (A+)

0-2

4.26

8

0

0

0

12.2

8

6

6

1

0

6

9

.178

Springfield (AA)

2-0

3.92

33

0

0

1

43.2

38

19

19

5

0

13

34

.230

Memphis (AAA)

0-0

0.00

1

0

0

0

1.0

1

0

0

0

0

0

2

.333

Minors Totals

6-3

2.78

62

0

0

2

90.2

69

29

28

6

2

34

74

.211

MARCUS HATLEY - RHP 9th professional season … Cardinals are his second organization; spent first eight years in the Cubs organization ... Attended 2015 Major League Spring Training as a non-roster invitee the last two seasons (2014-15) ... Spent parts of the last three seasons with Triple-A Iowa Height: 6-5 • Weight: 220 • Bats: R • Throws: R @mhatley99 Born: 3/26/88, Honolulu, HI • Resides: Phoenix, AZ • Opening Day Age: 27 YR

TEAM

W-L

ERA

G

GS

CG

SV

IP

H

R

ER

HR

HB

BB

SO

AVG

2013

Iowa (AAA)

3-2

4.22

35

0

0

0

42.2

40

23

20

2

1

21

49

.247

2014

Iowa (AAA)

2-6

4.60

45

0

0

1

47.0

52

27

24

6

1

13

58

.283

24-24

4.25

251

39

0

19

419.2 410

227

198

28

17

193

399

.260

Minors Totals

TY KELLY - INF/OF 7th professional season... Cardinals are his 3rd organization... Split first six seasons of his career in the Orioles (2009-13) and Mariners organizations (2013-14)... Member of St. Louis’ 40-man roster Height: 6-0 • Weight: 185 • Bats: S • Throws: R @tykelly11 Born: 7/20/88, Dallas, TX • Resides: San Diego, CA • Opening Day Age: 26 YR

TEAM

AVG

G

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB

CS

OBP

SLG

2013

Bowie (AA)

.283

72

283

51

80

21

2

1

47

51

49

4

2

.389

.382

Tacoma (AAA)

.320

54

197

34

63

6

1

3

17

51

41

3

7

.456

.406

Tacoma (AAA)

.263

134

456

81 120

19

2

15

80

85

96

11

3

.381

.412

Minors Totals

.282

703

2577

402 728

123

14

39

336

434 431

41

26

.387

.386

2014

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DEAN KIEKHEFER - LHP 6th professional season ... all with Cardinals organization ... Attended 2015 Major League Spring Training with St. Louis as a non-roster invitee ... Made Triple-A debut for Memphis in 2014 ... Pitched for Salt River in the 2013 Arizona Fall League Height: 6-0 • Weight: 175 • Bats: L • Throws: L Born: 6/7/89, Louisville, KY • Resides: Crestwood, KY • Opening Day Age: 25 YR

TEAM

W-L

ERA

G

GS

CG

SV

IP

H

R

ER

HR

HB

BB

SO

AVG

2013

Palm Beach (A)

4-3

3.27

25

0

0

7

44.0

48

18

16

1

1

8

28

.277

Springfield (AA)

0-2

3.86

11

0

0

0

16.1

20

9

7

1

0

1

10

.294

Springfield (AA)

0-2

4.30

15

0

0

7

14.2

18

10

7

2

0

1

10

.300

Memphis (AAA)

2-3

2.54

40

0

0

1

56.2

48

17

16

7

3

5

52

.226

12-14

2.80

186

1

0

38

279.2 262

104

87

18

11

40

218

.245

2014

Minors Totals

TYLER LYONS - LHP 5th professional season... all within the Cardinals organization... Member of St. Louis’ 40-man roster... Made Major League debut in 2013... Thrown Redbirds franchise record five complete games since 2012 season Height: 6-4 • Weight: 200 • Bats: S • Throws: L @Tyler_lyons Born: 2/21/88, Lubbock, TX • Resides: Lubbock, TX • Opening Day Age: 27 YR

TEAM

W-L

ERA

G

GS

CG

SV

IP

H

R

ER

HR

HB

BB

SO

AVG

2013

Memphis (AAA)

7-2

3.32

17

16

0

0

100.1

85

40

37

6

6

19

86

.230

ST. LOUIS

2-4

4.75

12

8

0

0

53.0

49

29

28

5

3

16

43

.241

Springfield (AA)

0-0

4.50

1

1

0

0

2.0

3

1

1

0

0

0

3

.333

Memphis (AAA)

8-2

4.43

14

14

2

0

81.1

94

41

40

9

0

18

75

.293

ST. LOUIS

0-4

4.42

11

4

0

0

36.2

33

23

18

4

2

11

36

.236

Minors Totals

33-21

4.08

92

70

6

1

430.1 432

208

195

38

13 103

386

.262

Majors Totals

2-8

4.62

23

12

0

0

52

46

9

79

.239

2014

89.2

82

5

27

MIKE MAYERS - RHP 3rd professional season, all within the Cardinals organization ... Attended 2015 Major League Spring Training with St. Louis as a non-roster invitee ... Pitched three seasons at the University of Mississippi Height: 6-3 • Weight: 200 • Bats: R • Throws: R mike_mayers28 Born: 12/6/91, Grove City, OH • Resides: Naples, FL • Opening Day Age: 23 YR

TEAM

W-L

ERA

G

GS

CG

SV

IP

H

R

ER

HR

HB

BB

SO

AVG

2014

Palm Beach (A+)

2-7

3.72

12

12

1

0

72.2

84

35

30

5

2

13

61

.294

Springfield (AA)

6-5

2.83

13

13

0

0

76.1

81

29

24

2

4

23

52

.277

Memphis (AAA)

0-0

7.20

1

1

0

0

5.0

9

5

4

2

0

1

4

.409

Minors Totals

9-5

3.31

36

34

1

0

190.1 209

83

70

12

7

48

144

.284

SCOTT MOORE - INF 14th professional season ... Cardinals are his 7th organization ... Previously spent time in the Detroit, Chicago (N), Baltimore, Houston, San Diego and Oakland organizations ... Played 152 games of prior Major League experience Height: 6-2 • Weight: 195 • Bats: L • Throws: R • Born: 11/17/83 Long Beach, CA • Resides: Rossmoor, CA • Opening Day Age: 31 YR

TEAM

AVG

G

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB

CS

2013

Sacramento (AAA)

.276

81

293

51

81

26

0

11

56

36

76

0

1

.361 .478

Tucson (AAA)

.260

39

131

15

34

7

0

3

10

14

31

0

1

.336 .382

Memphis (AAA)

.236

121

416

55

98

22

0

15

58

39

93

1

0

.328 .397

Minors Totals

.265

623 1123

251

26 158

693

482

1093

56

36

.350 .449

Majors Totals

.242

53

28

105

3

2

.302 .410

2014

18

1237 4233 152

385

40

93

17

0

16

OBP

SLG


MIKE O’NEILL - OF 6th professional season, all with the Cardinals organization... Rated as having the “Best Strike-Zone Discipline” in the Cardinals organization for the third straight season (2013-15) by Baseball America in 2014 ... Rated as the No. 16 prospect in the Cardinals organization by Baseball America in 2014 Height: 5-7 • Weight: 170 • Bats: L • Throws: L @MikeONeillUSC Born: 2/12/88, Riverside, CA • Resides: Riverside, CA • Opening Day Age: 27 YR

TEAM

AVG

G

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB

CS

2013

Springfield (AA)

.320

98

359

66

115

13

2

2

35

71

26

18

4

.431 .384

Memphis (AAA)

.295

32

112

16

33

3

0

0

3

20

11

1

0

.402 .321

Springfield (AA)

.269

92

360

57

97

17

4

1

26

41

37

5

7

.343 .347

Memphis (AAA)

.333

26

57

3

19

1

1

0

8

7

4

0

1

.400 .386

Minors Totals

.314

459 1571

262

494

80

14

4

139

270

140

48

24

.414 .391

2014

OBP

SLG

RAFAEL ORTEGA - OF 8th professional season ... Spent first six seasons in the Rockies organization ... Attended 2015 Major League Spring Training with St. Louis as a non-roster invitee ... Designated by Texas on 12/30/13 Height: 5-11 • Weight: 160 • Bats: L • Throws: R Born: 5/15/91, El Tigre, VZ • Resides: El Tigre, VZ • Opening Day Age: 23 YR

TEAM

AVG

G

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB

CS

2014

GCL Cardinals (Rk)

.000

2

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

2

1

0

.250 .000

Springfield (AA)

.249

101

358

56

89

8

3

7

31

45

57

16

10

.331 .346

Memphis (AAA)

.238

7

21

5

5

1

0

0

1

2

5

2

0

.304 .286

Minors Totals

.289

572 2246 393

649

90

34

33

263 221

358

175

75

.353 .403

Majors Totals

.500

2

0

0

0

2

1

0

.667 .500

2

4

0

0

1

OBP

SLG

ZACH PETRICK - RHP 4th professional season, all within the Cardinals’ organization ... Made Triple-A debut with Memphis in 2014 ... Attended Major League Spring Training as a non-roster player for the last two seasons (2014-15) ... Named Cardinals’ 2013 Minor League Pitcher of the Year Height: 6-3 • Weight: 195 • Bats: R • Throws: R @Zach_Petrick Born: 7/29/89, Morris, IL • Resides: Morris, IL • Opening Day Age: 25 YR

TEAM

W-L

ERA

G

GS

CG

SV

IP

H

R

ER

HR

HB

BB

2013

Peoria (A)

1-0

0.83

16

0

0

7

32.2

24

5

3

1

2

8

46 .200

Palm Beach (A+)

3-0

0.27

9

4

0

1

33.1

21

4

1

0

0

4

32 .176

Springfield (AA)

3-3

3.99

9

9

0

0

47.1

44

22

21

3

2

15

44 .247

Springfield (AA)

2-0

0.48

3

3

0

0

18.2

9

4

1

0

0

5

15 .129

Memphis (AAA)

7-6

4.62

24

20

1

1

115.0

119

61

59

16

4

36

82 .270

Minors Totals

21-9

2.95

74

43

1

9

292.2

150 108

96

22

13

77

269 .228

2014

SO

AVG

TOMMY PHAM - OF 10th professional season ... all within the Cardinals organization ... Member of St. Louis’ 40-man roster ... Made Major League debut in September 2014 ... Named the PCL Player of the Week for the August 4-10, 2014 period. Height: 6-1 • Weight: 175 • Bats: R • Throws: R • @TphamLV Born: 3/8/88 Las Vegas, NV • Resides: Las Vegas, NV • Opening Day Age: 27 YR

TEAM

AVG

G

AB

R

H

2013

Springfield (AA)

.301

45

163

27

49

Memphis (AAA)

.264

30

106

6

Memphis (AAA)

.324

104

346

63

ST. LOUIS

.000

6

2

0

Minors Totals

.253

699 2338 360

Majors Totals

.000

2014

6

2

0

2B 3B 6

6

28

6

112

16

0

HR RBI

BB

SO

SB

CS

OBP

SLG

20

42

6

3

.388

.521

13

7

25

2

1

.310

.368

44

38

81

20

2

.395

.491

0

0

2

0

0

.000

.000

58 285 271

663

43

35

.336

.408

2

0

0

.000

.000

6

28

1

1

6

10

0

0

0

591

113

38

0

0

0

0

0

0


STEPHEN PISCOTTY - OF 4th professional season ... all within the Cardinals organization ... Received a non-roster invite to Cardinals’ Major League Spring Training the last two seasons (2014-15) ... Ranked as St. Louis’ No. 3 prospect entering 2015 by Baseball America Height: 6-3 • Weight: 210 • Bats: R • Throws: R Born: 1/14/91 Pleasanton, CA • Resides: Las Vegas, NV • Opening Day Age: 24 YR

TEAM

AVG

G

AB

R

H

2B

3B

BB

SO

SB

CS

OBP

SLG

2013

Palm Beach (A+)

.292

63

243

30

71

14

2

9

35

18

27

4

5

.348

.477

Springfield (AA)

.299

49

184

17

55

9

0

6

24

19

19

7

3

.364

.446

Memphis (AAA)

.288

136

500

70

144

32

0

9

69

43

61

11

5

.355

.406

Minors Totals

.292

303 1137 146

332

73

3

28 155

98

132

25

13

.359

.435

2014

HR RBI

XAVIER SCRUGGS - INF 8th professional season, all with the Cardinals organization ... Member of St. Louis’ 40-man roster ... Made his Major League debut with St. Louis in 2014 after having his contract purchased on September 4 Height: 6-1 • Weight: 220 • Bats: R • Throws: R @Xavier_Scruggs Born: 9/23/87, Whittier, CA • Resides: Poway, CA • Opening Day Age: 27 YR

TEAM

AVG

G

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR RBI

BB

SO

SB

CS

OBP

YR

TEAM

AVG

G

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB

CS

OBP

SLG

2013

Springfield (AA)

.248

133

448

67

111

18

1

29

81

82

177

11

7

.376

.487

2014

Memphis (AAA)

.286

135

472

82

135

29

3

21

87

53

114

3

5

.370

.494

ST. LOUIS

.200

9

15

0

3

1

0

0

2

2

7

0

0

.333

.267

Minors Totals

.256

771 2698 389

690

155

10

134 488 336

868

32

20

.350

.470

Majors Totals

.200

3

1

0

7

0

0

.333

.267

9

15

0

0

2

2

SLG

RYAN SHERRIFF - LHP 5th professional season ... all within the Cardinals organization ... Made Triple-A debut with Memphis 2014. .. Florida State League Pitcher of the Week of the July 29-August 4 period in 2013 Height: 6-1 • Weight:185 • Bats: L • Throws: L @KingSherriff Born: 5/25/90, Culver City, CA • Resides: Culver City, CA • Opening Day Age: 24 YR

TEAM

W-L

ERA

G

GS

CG

SV

IP

H

R

ER

HR

HB

BB

SO

AVG

2014

Memphis (AAA)

0-0

6.75

4

0

0

0

4.0

9

3

3

1

0

1

4

.450

2-7

2.64

40

3

0

2

64.2

63

21

19

3

1

19

48

.266

21-18

3.06

90

45

2

2

321.0

304 122 109

18

5

72

199

.252

Springfield (AA) Minors Totals

MIGUEL SOCOLOVICH - RHP 12th professional season ... St. Louis is his sixth organization ... Previously pitched in the Red Sox, Orioles, Cubs, White Sox, and Mets organizations ... Attended 2015 Major League Spring Training with St. Louis as a non-roster invitee Height: 6-1 • Weight: 196 • Bats: R • Throws: R Born: 7/24/86, Caracas, VZ • Resides: Caracas, VZ • Opening Day Age: 28

20

YR

TEAM

W-L

ERA

G

GS

CG

SV

IP

H

R

ER

HR

HB

BB

SO

AVG

2013

Hiroshima (JML)

0-2

0.79

11

0

0

0

11.1

6

3

1

0

0

4

6

---

2014

Las Vegas (AAA)

2-2

3.64

51

0

0

3

59.1

68

26

24

5

0

19

68 .286

Minors Totals

38-29

3.71

277

44

0

19

557.1

502 274 230

49

24 224

500 .239

Majors Totals

0-0

6.06

12

0

0

0

16.1

15

11

11

3

24

9

12 .238


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CODY STANLEY - C 6th professional season ... all within the Cardinals organization ... Member to St. Louis’ 40-man roster ... Received non-roster invite to Cardinals Spring Training in 2011-12, ‘14, 2014 Texas League Mid-Season and Post-Season All-Star Height: 5-10 • Weight: 190 • Bats: L • Throws: R codystanley21 Born: 12/21/88, Clinton, NC • Resides: Clinton, NC • Opening Day Age: 26 YR

TEAM

AVG

G

AB

R

H

2B

3B

2013

Palm Beach (A+)

.226

23

84

7

19

1

2

Springfield (AA)

.250

75

272

31

68

10

Springfield (AA)

.283

103

385

47

109

16

Minors Totals

.274

405 1500 186

411

73

12

2014

HR RBI

BB

SO

SB

CS

OBP

SLG

1

11

2

17

0

1

.256

.321

0

5

34

16

54

4

0

.295

.342

2

12

43

35

68

13

2

.340

.429

38 230 107

299

30

6

.323

.415

TRAVIS TARTAMELLA -C 7th professional season ... all within the Cardinals organization ... Attended Major League Spring Training with St. Louis as a non-roster invitee the last two seasons (2014-15) ... Led the entire minor leagues with a 58.6 (17 of 29) caught stealing percentage in 2010 Height: 6-0 • Weight: 250 • Bats: R • Throws: R Born: 12/17/87, Fontana, CA • Resides: Henderson, NV • Opening Day Age: 27 YR

TEAM

AVG

G

AB

R

H

2B

3B

BB

SO

SB

CS

OBP

SLG

2013

Springfield (AA)

.087

8

23

2

2

1

0

0

1

1

6

0

0

.120

.130

Memphis (AAA)

.244

53

176

11

43

4

0

3

18

14

54

0

1

.302

.318

Memphis (AAA)

.286

2

7

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

.286

.286

Springfield (AA)

.171

65

217

11

37

6

0

1

20

15

55

0

0

.230

.212

Minors Totals

.196

265

878

66

172

30

2

10

88

62

237

0

2

.253

.269

2014

HR RBI

CHRIS THOMAS - RHP 4th professional season ... all within the Cardinals organization ... Appeared in 69 games over his three year professional career ... all as a reliever ... Pitched collegiately at Avila (Mo.) University Height: 6-2 • Weight: 200 • Bats: R • Throws: R c_tho31 Born: 3/16/88, Liberty, MO • Resides: Coconut Beach, FL • Opening Day Age: 27 YR

TEAM

W-L

ERA

G

GS

CG

SV

IP

H

R

ER

HR

HB

BB

2014

Peoria (A)

1-0

1.02

16

0

0

6

17.2

13

3

2

1

1

5

SO

26 .197

AVG

Palm Beach (A+)

1-1

1.86

9

0

0

3

9.2

6

2

2

0

0

2

14 .182

Springfield (AA)

1-1

1.63

19

0

0

0

27.2

18

6

5

1

0

6

24 .186

Minors Totals

7-2

1.61

69

0

0

13

89.1

57

19

16

2

2

22

109 .182

SAM TUIVAILALA - RHP 6th professional season ... all within the Cardinals organization ... Member of St. Louis’ 40-man roster ... Made his Major League debut with St. Louis in 2014 at age 21 Height: 6-3 • Weight: 195 • Bats: R • Throws: R • @Stvivailala Born: 10/19/92, San Mateo, CA • Resides: San Mateo, CA • Opening Day Age: 22

22

YR

TEAM

W-L

ERA

G

GS

CG

SV

IP

H

R

ER

HR

HB

BB

SO

AVG

2014

Palm Beach (A+)

0-1

3.58

29

0

0

3

37.2

29

16

15

1

2

18

64

.207

Springfield (AA)

2-1

2.57

17

0

0

1

21.0

18

8

6

0

1

9

30

.234

Memphis (AAA)

0-0

0.00

2

0

0

1

1.1

1

0

0

0

1

0

3

.200

ST. LOUIS

0-0

36.00

2

0

0

0

1.0

5

4

4

2

0

2

1

.625

Minors Totals

2-5

3.99

87

0

0

6

108.1

91

52

48

2

8

60

170

.224

Majors Totals

0-0

36.00

2

0

0

0

1.0

5

4

4

2

0

2

1

.625


BOONE WHITING - RHP 6th professional season ... all within the Cardinals organization ... Participated in early workouts and seminars as part of the Cardinals’ 2014 STEP (Spring Training Early Program). Height: 6-1 • Weight: 175 • Bats: R • Throws: R Born: 8/20/89, Oakdale, CA • Resides: Oakdale, CA • Opening Day Age: 25 YR

TEAM

W-L

ERA

G

GS

CG

SV

IP

H

R

ER

HR

HB

BB

SO

AVG

2013

Springfield (AA)

3-2

2.93

6

6

0

0

30.2

28

14

10

2

3

7

34

.237

Memphis (AAA)

5-5

4.09

21

21

1

0

105.2

107

51

48

11

1

40

99

.261

Memphis (AAA)

4-7

4.19

21

20

1

0

96.2

96

50

45

9

1

44

99

.254

23-19

3.36

100

76

2

4

441.2

395 188 165

37

14 125

456

.235

2014

Minors Totals

JACOB WILSON - INF 4th professional season ... all with the Cardinals organization ... Attended 2015 Major League Spring Training with St. Louis as a non-roster invitee ... Participated in early workouts and seminars as part of the Cardinals’ 2014 STEP (Spring Training Early Program) Height: 5-11 • Weight: 180 • Bats: R • Throws: R jcwilson09 Born: 7/29/90, Bartlett, TN • Resides: Bartlett, TN • Opening Day Age: 24 YR

TEAM

AVG

G

AB

R

H

2B

3B

2014

Palm Beach (A+)

.298

30

121

18

36

12

0

Springfield (AA)

.305

36

131

15

40

13

0

Minors Totals

.266

241

877 136

233

60

2

HR RBI

BB

SO

SB

CS

OBP

SLG

0

20

12

24

0

0

.358

.397

5

21

11

23

3

1

.366

.519

29 148

93

154

11

8

.344

.438

JUSTIN WRIGHT - LHP 6th professional season ... all within the Cardinals organization ... Made Triple-A debut with Memphis in 2014 ... 2011 Midwest League Mid-Season All-Star with Quad Cities ... Made 10 appearances for Peoria in the 2011 Arizona Fall League Height: 5-9 • Weight: 175 • Bats: L • Throws: L Born: 8/18/89, Chesterfield, VA • Resides: Chesterfield, VA Opening Day Age: 26 YR

TEAM

W-L

ERA

G

GS

CG

SV

IP

H

R

ER

HR

HB

BB

SO

AVG

2013

Springfield (AA)

1-1

5.34

50

0

0

0

59.0

71

39

35

6

3

25

64

.290

2014

Springfield (AA)

2-1

1.50

31

0

0

9

36.0

24

6

6

1

1

11

35

.194

Memphis (AAA)

4-0

6.65

16

1

0

0

21.2

25

16

16

1

2

9

17

.294

Minors Totals

12-6

3.53

184

1

0

15

237.1

208 100

93

16

15

92

260

.233

HEATH WYATT - RHP 5th professional season ... all with the Cardinals organization ... Made Triple-A debut with Memphis in 2014; led Pacific Coast League relievers in lowest walks/9 IP (1.86) ... 2013 Texas League Mid-Season All-Star Height: 6-2 • Weight: 190 • Bats: R • Throws: R @dansubmarino101 Born: 8/27/88, Searcy, AR • Resides: Searcy, AR • Opening Day Age: 26 YR

TEAM

W-L

ERA

G

GS

CG

SV

IP

H

R

ER

HR

HB

BB

SO

AVG

2013

Palm Beach (A+)

2-2

2.16

16

0

0

3

25.0

24

7

6

1

2

7

18

.270

Springfield (AA)

3-1

3.26

36

0

0

0

47.0

46

18

17

5

3

10

38

.254

Memphis (AAA)

1-2

4.34

45

1

0

0

66.1

64

33

32

5

5

17

36

.258

13-13

3.16

175

1

0

31

227.2

209

95

80

14

19

61

179

.247

2014

Minors Totals

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VS the Redbirds at AutoZone Park in 2015

April 9-12, July 24-27

Quick Facts: • Have been the Chicago Cubs top affiliate since 1981 • Skipper Marty Pevey enters his 33rd season in professional baseball (13 years as a player and 19 in coaching) • Minor League Baseball has been in Iowa’s Capital City of Des Moines since 1969, when the franchise started as an affiliate of the Oakland A’s Notable Alumni: Greg Maddux, Rafael Palmeiro, Mark Grace, Joe Carter, Carlos Zambrano, Kerry Wood, Mark Prior, Kyle Farnsworth, Rod Beck, Anthony Rizzo Kris Bryant

3B KRIS BRYANT

SS ADDISON RUSSELL

OF JORGE SOLER

• Drafted in the 1st round (2nd overall) by the Chicago Cubs in 2013

• Drafted in the 1st round (11th overall) by the Oakland Athletics in 2012

• Signed by the Cubs as an amateur free agent on June 30, 2012

• Rated Baseball America’s # 1 MLB Prospect in 2015

• Traded to the Cubs in the deal that sent RHP Jeff Samardzija to Oakland

• Rated Baseball America’s #12 Overall Prospect in 2015

• Rated Baseball America’s #3 Overall Prospect in 2015

• Hit a home run in his first Major League at-bat on August 27, 2014

• 2013 California League Rookie- of-the-Year

• Rated Best Outfield Arm in the Southern League in 2014

• 2013 Arizona Fall League MVP, 2014 Baseball America Minor League Player of the Year • Rated Southern League’s Most Exciting Player, Batting Prospect, Power Prospect, and Infield Arm in 2014 and rated Best Defensive 3B in PCL in 2014.

BASEBALL AMERICA TOP 10 PROSPECTS 1. Kris Bryant, 3b 2. Addison Russell, ss 3. Jorge Soler, of 4. Kyle Schwarber, c/of 5. C.J. Edwards, rhp

6. Billy McKinney, of 7. Albert Almora, of 8. Gleyber Torres, ss 9. Pierce Johnson, rhp 10. Duane Underwood, rhp 25


VS the Redbirds at AutoZone Park in 2015

April 13-16, May 16-19 Quick Facts: • Have been the Triple-A Affiliate of the Kansas City Royals since 1969 • Renamed the Storm Chasers (previously the Royals) in 2011 to coincide with the move to a new ballpark in Sarpy County • Defending 2-time Triple-A National Champions (2013, 2014) • Briefly named the Golden Spikes from 1999-2001 before restoring the traditional “Royals” name in 2002 Notable Alumni: George Brett, Zach Grienke, Frank White, Alex Gordon, Wil Myers, Billy Butler, David Cone, Kevin Appier, Xavier Nady, Dan Wheeler, Mike Sweeney, Paul Splittorff, Mike Moustakas

OF JORGE BONIFACIO • Signed by the Kansas City Royals as an undrafted free agent in 2009 • Named Mid-Season All-Star for Double-A NW Arkansas in 2014 • Awarded the 2011 Burlington Royals Player of the Year • Younger brother of White Sox OF/INF Emilio Bonifacio

LHP BRANDON FINNEGAN • Texas Christian University • Drafted in the 1st Round (17th Overall) by the Kansas City Royals in the 2014 • Made MLB Debut September 6th, 2014 • Pitched in the post-season for the 2014 AL Champion Royals

Hunter Dozier

3B HUNTER DOZIER • Stephen F. Austin State University • Drafted in the 1st Round (8th Overall) by the Kansas City Royals in 2013 • Named 2013 Organization All-Star (Kansas City) • Named to the 2014 Arizona Fall League AllProspect team

BASEBALL AMERICA TOP 10 PROSPECTS

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1. Raul A. Mondesi, ss 2. Brandon Finnegan, lhp 3. Sean Manaea, lhp 4. Kyle Zimmer, rhp 5. Hunter Dozier, 3b

6. Miguel Almonte, rhp 7. Foster Griffin, lhp 8. Scott Blewett, rhp 9. Jorge Bonifacio, of 10. Christian Colon, ss/2b


VS the Redbirds at AutoZone Park in 2015

April 25-28, June 11-14

Quick Facts: • Entering 5th season as the Triple-A of the Texas Rangers after serving as the Houston Astros top affiliate from 2005-2010 • Round Rock had served as the Astros Double-A affiliate since its inception in 2000. The Triple-A affiliate was purchased from Edmonton in 2004 • Named after Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan (Ryan Express), who is a principal owner of the club Notable Alumni: Brooks Conrad, Roy Oswalt, Hunter Pence, Brad Lidge, J.R. Towles, Chan Ho Park, Bud Norris, Lance Berkman, Manny Ramirez

Joey Gallo

C JORGE ALFARO

3B JOEY GALLO

RHP JAKE THOMPSON

• Signed by the Rangers as an international free agent on in 2010 at the age of 16

• Drafter 39th Overall by the Texas Rangers in 2012

• Drafted in the 2nd (91st Overall) by the Detroit Tigers in 2012

• Named a Mid-Season All-Star in 2013 (South Atlantic League) and 2014 (Carolina League) as well as PostSeason All-Star in 2014 (CAR) • Selected to the Futures Team in both 2013 and 2014 • Younger brother of Johandro, also a catcher, who plays in the White Sox system

• Rated Baseball America’s #6 Overall Prospect in 2015 • Rated Best Batting Prospect, Best Power Prospect, Best Infield Arm, and Most Exciting for 2014 in the Carolina League for 2014 and Best Power Prospect in the Texas League

• Acquired by the Rangers in 2014 as part of the Joakim Soria trade • Named a 2014 Florida State League Mid-Season All-Star • Selected to the 2014 Futures Game

• Named 2012 Arizona League MVP and 2014 Carolina League MVP

BASEBALL AMERICA TOP 10 PROSPECTS 1. Joey Gallo, 3b 2. Jake Thompson, rhp 3. Jorge Alfaro, c 4. Nomar Mazara, of 5. Nick Williams, of

6. Alex Gonzalez, rho 7. Luis Sardinas, ss/2b 8. Ryan Rua, of/3b 9. Luis Ortiz, rhp 10. Josh Morgan, ss/2b

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VS the Redbirds at AutoZone Park in 2015

May 4-7, June 26-29

Quick Facts: • Rick Sweet enters his 26th season as a minor league manager • Colorado Springs enters its first season as Triple-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers • Moved to Colorado Springs in 1988 from Honolulu, Hawaii • Security Service Field is the highest elevated professional ballpark in North America (6,531 feet) • In 2012, the Sky Sox installed a humidor to help mitigate some of the affects of pitching at such a high elevation (50 HR in 2012 vs 89 in 2011) Notable Alumni: Xavier Nady, Troy Tulowitzki, Todd Helton, Jeff Francis, Larry Walker, Carlos Gonzalez, Matt Holiday, Ubaldo Jimenez, Juan Pierre, Jim Thome, Brian Fuentes Taylor Jungmann

RHP TAYLOR JUNGMANN

OF TYRONE TAYLOR

• University of Texas at Austin

• Drafted in the 2nd round (92nd overall) by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2012

• Won the 2011 Dick Howser Trophy as the top college baseball player and was a finalist for the Golden Spikes Award • Drafted in the 1st round (12th overall) by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2011 • Named a Southern League Mid-Season Al-Star in both 2013 and 2014

• Baseball America’s top prospect in the Brewers organization entering the 2015 season • Named Milb.com Organizational All-Star (Milwaukee) in 2014 • Rated Best Athlete in the Milwaukee Brewers system after the 2012 season

LHP WEICHUNG WANG • Signed as an international free agent with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2011 • Selected by the Brewers from the Pirates in the 2013 Rule 5 Draft • Made MLB debut on April 14, 2014 against the Cardinals, pitching a scoreless inning, allowing one hit

BASEBALL AMERICA TOP 10 PROSPECTS

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1. Tyrone Taylor, of 2. Orlando Arcia, ss/2b 3. Clint Coulter, c/of 4. Monte Harrison, of 5. Gilbert Lara, ss

6. Wei-Chung-Wang, lhp 7. Taylor Williams, rhp 8. Devin Williams, rhp 9. Tyler Wagner, rhp 10. Taylor Jungmann, rhp


VS the Redbirds at AutoZone Park

May 8-11, August 31-September 3 Quick Facts: • This is the Zephyrs 7th year as the Triple-A affiliate of the Miami Marlins • New Orleans served as the Mets’ Triple-A affiliate from 2007-2008, as a Washington Nationals’ affiliate from 2005-2006, and as an Astros’ affiliate from 1993-2004 • Andy Haines enters his second season as skipper, his eighth overall in the Marlins organization • Joined the American Souther Division in 2014 after the PCL realignment Notable Alumni: Carlos Gomez, Bobby Abreu, Lance Berkman, Roy Oswalt, Cameron Maybin, Chan Ho Park, Marlin Byrd, Steve Cishek

J.T. Realmuto

LHP JUSTIN NICOLINO

C J.T. REALMUTO

RHP JOSE URENA

• Drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the in the 3rd round (80th overall) in 2012

• Drafted in the 3rd round (104th overall) by the Florida Marlins in 2010

• Acquired by the Marlins as part of package from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for Mark Buehrle, Josh Johnson, Jose Reyes, John Buck, and Emilio Bonifacio

• Rated Best Defensive Catcher in the Southern League in 2014

• Signed by the Florida Marlins as a non-drafted free agent on July 18, 2008

• Named Baseball America’s Florida State League Most Valuable Pitcher in 2013

• Named Southern League 2014 Mid-Season and Post-Season All-Star in 2014 • Made his Major League Debut June 5, 2014

• Named Mid-Season All-Star in 2012, 2013, 2014 and PostSeason All-Star in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

• Named Dominican Southern League MidSeason All-Star in 2010 and Souther League MidSeason All-Star in 2014 • Ranked New York-Penn League #5 prospect in 2011 • Earned an invitation to Marlins’ Major League Spring Training in 2015

BASEBALL AMERICA TOP 10 PROSPECTS 1. Tyler Kolek, rhp 2. J.T. Realmuto, c 3. Justin Nicolino, lhp 4. Jose Urena, rhp 5. Avery Romero, 2b

6. Domingo German, rhp 7. Isael Soto, of 8. Trevor Williams, rhp 9. Brian Anderson, 3b/2b 10. Jarlin Garcia, lhp

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