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Aug '14 07

Africans in the Minors through August 5, 2014



By DZ

All current major or minor league players developed in Africa are listed here.

Gift Ngoepe, Pittsburgh Pirates.  South Africa.
Current team: Altoona Curve (AA)
The Altoona second baseman is hitting .294 in the last two weeks, and is .253/.338/.401 overall. He’s got 11 stolen bases in 17 attempts and 30 extra base hits in 359 at bats in 106 games.

Anthony Phillips, Philadelphia Phillies. South Africa.
Current team: Clearwater Threshers (High-A)
Phillips has returned to high-A, and is hitting .167 in his last 10 games. He’s at .214/.303/.290 for the season in 77 games/224 at bats.

Dylan Unsworth, Seattle Mariners. South Africa.
Current team: High Desert Mavericks (High-A)
Unsworth has pitched all season in one of the most unforgiving pitching environments in minor league baseball – High Desert in particular and the California League in general. He has a 5-8 record, 6.13 ERA in 22 starts and 108.2 innings. He’s given up 141 hits and 18 walks while getting 108 strikeouts.

Callan Pearce, Minnesota Twins. South Africa.
Current team: GCL Twins (rookie)
Pearce has thrown 13 games, tallying 14.2 innings, at the Twins’ Florida home. 19 hits, 13 runs, 10 walks, and 15 strikeouts thus far with a 1-1 record.

Signed in 2014 –

Rowan Ebersohn, Minnesota Twins. South Africa.




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