Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Where Did These Guys Come From: Buies Creek

The Buies Creek Astros went 74-65 in the 2017 season, the best record in the Carolina League - South, and the 2nd-best full-season record in the entire Carolina League. Who is on the 2018 Buies Creek roster, and how did they get there?

Pitchers

Brett Adcock: Drafted - 4th Round, 2016
Jorge Alcala: Signed as amateur free agent - May 2015
Brandon Bailey: Acquired via trade from Oakland for Ramon Laureano - November 2017
Jesus Balaguer: Signed minor league contract - April 2017
Brandon Bielak: Drafted - 11th Round, 2017
Ronel Blanco:  Signed minor league contract - April 2016
Justin Ferrell: Drafted - 36th Round, 2014
Carson LaRue: Drafted - 14th Round, 2016
Corbin Martin: Drafted - 2nd Round, 2017
Hector Perez: Signed minor league contract - July 2014
Abdiel Saldana: Signed minor league contract - June 2014
Kit Scheetz: Acquired in an old-timey prisoner exchange with the sheriff of Lynchburg. Signed as undrafted free agent - June 2017
Carlos Sierra: Signed minor league contract - January 2016

Catchers

Anthony Hermelyn: Drafted - 4th Round, 2015
Chuckie Robinson: Drafted - 21st Round, 2016

Infielders

Osvaldo Duarte: Signed as free agent - April 2015
Josh Rojas: Drafted - 26th Round, 2017
Troy Sieber: Drafted - 24th Round, 2016
Anibal Sierra: Signed minor league contract - July 2016
Abraham Toro-Hernandez: Drafted - 5th Round, 2016
Kristian Trompiz: Signed as free agent - July 2014

Outfielders

Ronnie Dawson: Drafted - 2nd Round, 2016
Patrick Mathis: Drafted - 22nd Round, 2017
Chas McCormick: Drafted - 21st Round, 2017
Luis Payano: Signed as amateur free agent - July 2012

Designated Hitter

Randy Vasquez: Signed minor league contract - February 2015

Year Acquired

2012: 1
2014: 4
2015: 4
2016: 9
2017: 8

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