Meet Your 2014 Charlotte Stone Crabs

Charlotte Stone CrabsHere are your 2014 Charlotte Stone Crabs

Pitchers

  • Jeff Ames – three time pitcher of the week and Midwest League All-Star for the Hot Rods last season, 9-4 with a 2.98 ERA in 23 starts last season.
  • Kevin Brandt – was with the Stone Crabs briefly last season while also doing time in Hudson Valley and Bowling Green. Went a combined 8-3 with a 2.38 ERA in 20 games.
  • Ryan Garton – went 4-3 with a 2.44 ERA and 34 strikeouts in 40 games last season at Bowling Green
  • Roberto Gomez – rejoins the Stone Crabs after being a starter for them last season compiling a 5-8 record and an 4.69 ERA an 19 starts.
  • Marcus Jensen – had a 6-4 record and a 2.99 ERA out of the Bowling Green bullpen last season.
  • Reinaldo Lopez – in his sixth season in the organization, spent last season in Bowling Green where he was 7-5 with a 2.95 ERA in 26 games.
  • Parker Markel – makes his return to the Stone Crabs where he was 4-7 with a 6.37 ERA and 71 strikeouts in 18 games last season.
  • Jose Molina – spent the 2013 season in Class-A Bowling Green where he was 4-4 with a 4.07 ERA.
  • Austin Pruitt – drafted by the Rays last year in the ninth round of the draft, he split the season between Hudson Valley and Bowling Green, earning a 1.44 ERA and 39 strikeouts in 14 games. He was the staff leader for the University of Houston before being drafted.
  • Leonel Santiago – new to the organization after being signed as minor league free agent. Spent the 2013 season in the Kansas City organization where he was 5-4 with a 3.71 ERA in 13 games.
  • Nick Sawyer – worked out of the Hot Rods bullpen last season, compiling a 4.22 ERA and 80 strikeouts in 36 games, while leading the Midwest League relievers with a .165 opponents batting average and ending the season with a 23 1/3 inning scoreless streak.
  • Albert Suarez – will begin the season with the Stone Crabs after missing most of the 2013 season with an injury.
  • Bruedlin Suero – returns to the Stone Crabs after spending much of the 2013 season in Port Charlotte. Was a combined 1-1 with a 4.06 ERA and 28 strikeouts split between the Stone Crabs, Bowling Green and GCL.

Catchers

  • Jake DePew – returns to the Stone Crabs after spending the 2013 season here and hitting .223 with 5 doubles and a home run in 61 games.
  • Justin O’Conner – the Rays first round draft pick from 2010 makes the jump to Charlotte after throwing out 55.6% of basestealers a year ago in Bowling Green, rated the Beast Defensive Catcher by Baseball America.
  • Maxx Tissenbaum – one of the newest members of the organization after being traded to the Rays by the Padres he spent last season at the Padres Single-A affiliate where he hit .277 with 28 doubles and 2 homers in 111 games.

Infielders

  • Tommy Coyle – spent last season with the Hot Rods where he was a Midwest League All-Star. Hit .278 with 24 doubles, 8 triples, 6 home runs and stole 40 bases in 126 games.
  • Tyler Goeddel – first round draft pick by the Rays in 2011, spent both professional seasons in Bowling Green where he was an all-star in both seasons.
  • Hector Guevara – returns to the Stone Crabs for his third stint in Port Charlotte. Split last season between the Stone Crabs and Montgomery hitting a combined .252 in 116 games.
  • Pat Leonard – spent last season at Bowling Green where he hit .225 with 26 doubles and 9 home runs in 123 games.
  • Johnathan Quinonez – split the season with the Stone Crabs and Hudson Valley last seasons. Hit a combined .323 in 46 games.
  • Leonardo Reginatto – an all-star for the Hot Rods last season, he hit .325 with 17 doubles, 4 triples and a home run in 112 games.

Outfielders

  • Kes Carter – rejoins the Stone Crabs outfield again for 2014 after hitting .235 in 118 games for the Stone Crabs last season.
  • Marty Gantt – spent the 2013 season with the Hot Rods where he stole 19 bases while hitting .267 with 23 doubles, 5 triples and 7 homer in 123 games.
  • Josh Sale – the Rays first round draft pick from 2010 returns to the playing field after being suspended for all of 2013.
  • Andrew Toles – was the Rays minor league player of the year last season as well as the organization’s best baserunner, led the Midwest league with a .326 average, ranked the #6 prospect in the organization by Baseball America and they named him the Best Hitter for Average, Fastest Baserunner and Best Athlete in the organization.
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2 Responses to Meet Your 2014 Charlotte Stone Crabs

  1. Anonymous says:

    Looking forward to a great season … Go Stone Crabs !!! …. And Thank You Claw Digest …

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