Durham Bulls Roster 2023
Durham Bulls Minor League roster 2023 includes Taj Bradley, Coopper Criswell, and Rene Pinto. Hitter Tristan Gray and Vida Brujan are also on the active list.
The Rays farm system contains 31 active players on the Bulls roster that are eligible to get promoted to an MLB game. They usually select the top performers as per their requirements on the team.
Alex Jackson, Jonathan Aranda, and Vidal Brujan are some starting players in the Bulls team for 2023. Similarly, 13 players on the current roster including Rene Pinto, Ford Proctor, Aranda, and Josh Lowe are listed on the 40-man roster for the Major League club.
The Durham Bulls affiliate team of Rays is a team led by Manager Michael Johns. Hitting coach Kenny Hook, pitching coach Brain Reith, and bench coach Reinaldo Ruiz also help in training the players for improving their performance. They have been managing this Tripple A class team to compete in the International League of MiLB.
Here is the list of active players on the Durham Bulls Roster along with their playing position.
|Durham Bulls Roster 2023||Playing Position|
|1. Taj Bradley||Pitcher|
|2. Jalen Beeks||Pitcher|
|3. Trevor Brigden||Pitcher|
|4. Victor Castanada||Pitcher|
|5. Cooper Criswell||Pitcher|
|6. Calvin Faucher||Pitcher|
|7. Josh Fleming||Pitcher|
|8. Carlos Garcia||Pitcher|
|9. Javy Guerra||Pitcher|
|10. Trevor Kelly||Pitcher|
|11. Jacob Lopez||Pitcher|
|12. Emmanuel Mejia||Pitcher|
|13. Michael Mercado||Pitcher|
|14. Anthony Molina||Pitcher|
|15. Hector Perez||Pitcher|
|16. Manuel Rodriguez||Pitcher|
|17. Cole Sulser||Pitcher|
|18. Nathan Wiles||Pitcher|
|19. Roberto Alvarez||Catcher|
|20. Nick Dini||Catcher|
|21. Alex Jackson||Catcher|
|22. Jonathan Aranda||Infielder|
|23. Tristan Gray||Infielder|
|24. Greg Jones||Infielder|
|25. Austin Shenton||Infielder|
|26. Vidal Brujan||Outfielder|
|27. Ruben Cardenas||Outfielder|
|28. Niko Hulsizer||Outfielder|
|29. Diego Infante||Outfielder|
|30. Kameron Misner||Outfielder|
|31. Raimel Tapia||Outfielder|
Bradley and Aranda were among the 100 best prospects in baseball entering the 2023 season with Durham. They were part of the 2022 Triple-A National Championship season of the Bulls.
Aranda also got the award for International League Most Valuable Player last year. Other pitching players contain returnees from the 2022 team such as Trevor Brigden, Cooper Criswell, and Nathan Wiles. Criswell is a former UNC graduate from Chapel Hill Standouts.
On the other hand, Trevor Kelley is a Wilmington alum with Hector Perez. The two-time Triple-A National champion catcher Rene Pinto is accompanied by Nick Dini for the same position behind the home plate.
Dini is also a Triple-A player with former experience with Syracuse of the Kansas City Royals. Hitter Tristan Gray is the fifth most home run hitter of the franchise as he made 33 HR in 2022. Moreover, Vidal Brujan is also returning to the roster for the Rays Triple-A team.
Ruben Cardenas and Niko Hulsizer are also returning on the Bulls' depth chart as outfielder champions from last year's squad.
Apart from the active player mentioned above, here are some of the talented players that are currently in rehab or placed on the injured list in 2023.
- Ryan Burr - Pitcher (7 Day Injured List)
- Andrew Kittredge - Pitcher (Rehab Assignment)
- Brendan McKay - Pitcher (60 Day Injured List)
- Justin Sterner - Pithcer (7 Day Injured List)
- Ryan Thompson - Pitcher ( 7 Day Injured List)
- Blake Hunt - Catcher (7 Day Injured List)
- Francisco Mejia - Catcher ( Rehab Assignment)