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Edwin Espinal
#53

Position: IF
Date of Birth: 01/27/1994
Height: 6' 3"   Weight: 250 lbs
Bats: R
Throws: R
Resides: Esperanza, DR

Biography:
Espinal enters his first season with the Somerset Patriots and first in the Atlantic League. The 25-year-old played 100 games with Triple-A Toledo (Detroit Tigers) last year, slashing .242 with six home runs and 24 RBI. He previously split his 2017 season between Double-A Altoona and Triple-A Indianapolis in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization, where he combined to hit .294 with a career-high 15 home runs and 86 RBI over 130 games between the two levels.
 
The Dominican Replublic native spent the first seven seasons of his professional career in the Pirates organization after starting as a 17-year-old in the Dominican Summer League. Espinal has earned a number of accolades throughout his career, including: 2017 MiLB.com Organization All-Star (Pirates), 2017 MiLB Gold Glove (Indianapolis), 2017 Eastern League Post-Season All-Star and 2016 & ‘17 Eastern Leauge Mid-Season All-Star.
 
Espinal has showed off a slick glove throughout his career, highlighted by an impressive 2017 campaign. The right-handed first baseman did not record a single error over 991 combined chances between Double-A Altoona and Triple-A Indianapolis that season, good for a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage. He owns a .995 career fielding percentage at first base, while also appearing in 37 games at third base.
 
 

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
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
26 Vince Molesky P
36 Duane Below P
37 Rick Teasley P
39 Brett Oberholtzer P
40 David Holmberg P
50 James Pugliese P