JOEY SCHOENFELD
CATCHER
Born: June 11, 1991
Height: 6′ 2″
Weight: 187
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 10th Round, 295th Overall, 2009
How Acquired: Draft
High School: Santiago HS (Corona, CA)
Agent: N/A

WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES

Schoenfeld is a very raw catcher whom Baseball America characterized, at the time of the 2009 draft, as having good speed and enough athletic ability to move to a corner position. He’s more about potential than performance yet, as he needs work on both ends of his game, but he could have a very high ceiling due to his athleticism. He certainly didn’t put up the big numbers that HS prospects generally do. He had a commitment to San Diego State, but signed with the Pirates for $195,000.

2009-10: Struggled in brief appearance in GCL in 2009, then returned there in 2010. Played only sporadically, possibly because the Pirates were higher on team’s other catcher, Elias Diaz. Schoenfield made good progress, hitting for average and drawing walks, although he struck out a lot, too. Threw out only two of 21 base stealers, while Diaz threw out 41%,, so he probably has work to do defensively.

The Pirates appear to be proceeding slowly with Schoenfeld, so he’s most likely to head to State College in 2011.

STATS
Baseball Reference–Minors
Fangraphs
MiLB.com 

High School
BA
OBP
SA
AB
2B
3B
HR
BB
K
2009
.303
.412
.505
99
12
1
3
12
15
CONTRACT INFORMATION
2011: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: $195,000
MiLB Debut: 8/22/2009
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2015
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2013
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3 (USED: N/A)
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
June 10, 2009: Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 10th round, 295th overall pick.
August 13, 2009: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates to a minor league contract with a $195,000 bonus.
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