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James Pugliese
#50

Position: P
Date of Birth: 08/12/1992
Height: 6' 3"   Weight: 205 lbs
Bats: R
Throws: R
Resides: Hamilton, NJ

Biography:
Pugliese enters his first season with the Somerset Patriots and second in the Atlantic League. He joined the Revolution in late June last season and posted a 5-1 record with a 2.29 ERA and 36 strikeouts over 35.1 innings pitched as a reliever. This came after he began the year with Double-A Tennessee in the Chicago Cubs organization, where he struck out five batters over six relief appearances.
 
The Trenton, New Jersey native truly excelled in the second half of the 2018 season. Pugliese only allowed four runs over 28.2 innings of work after the All-Star Break, good for a 1.26 ERA. That included a stretch from August 6th through September 5th where he made 12 consecutive scoreless relief appearances with 17 strikeouts against just three walks. Additionally, the 26 year-old boasted the second-lowest ERA among all Atlantic League pitchers in the month of August (min. 10 appearances) and allowed just one run over his final 16 appearances of the season.
 
Pugliese spent the first seven seasons of his professional career in the Cubs organization, including four separate stints at the Double-A level. He was twice named a Mid-Season All-Star in his time as a Cubs farmhand; once with Low-A Boise in 2013 and a second time with Double-A Tennessee in 2017. That 2017 marked arguably his best in professional baseball, posting a 7-2 record with a 1.84 ERA with one save over 40 appearances (seven starts).
 
The Steinert High School standout played one year of college baseball at Mercer County College. He went 6-1 with a 1.27 ERA and 71 strikeouts over 56.2 innings at MCC before the Cubs selected him in the 18th round of the 2011 MLB Amateur draft.
 
Pugliese owns a 34-25 record with a 3.34 ERA over his eight-year professional career.
 

Coaching

# Name POS
44 Fox Beyer First Base Coach
29 Brett Jodie Manager
23 Jon Hunton Pitching Coach
6 Glen Barker Third Base Coach
0 Phil Lee Athletic Trainer

Catchers

# Name POS
4 Yovan Gonzalez C
20 Gabriel Bracamonte C
34 Mike Ohlman C

Infielders

# Name POS
2 Scott Kelly IF
3 Mike Fransoso IF
7 Will Kengor IF
8 Alfredo Rodriguez IF
21 Rey Navarro IF
25 Craig Massey IF
53 Edwin Espinal IF

Outfielders

# Name POS
1 Justin Pacchioli OF
22 Michael Crouse OF
31 Ramon Flores OF
38 Jimmy Paredes OF

Pitchers

# Name POS
9 Luis Cruz P
11 Thomas Dorminy P
12 Jonathan Cheshire P
13 Nate Roe P
14 Tyler Cloyd P
16 Liam O'Sullivan P
18 Ryan Kussmaul P
24 David Kubiak P
26 Vince Molesky P
36 Duane Below P
37 Rick Teasley P
39 Brett Oberholtzer P
40 David Holmberg P
50 James Pugliese P