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The Down East Wood Ducks 2022 roster: Who’s on the team

The Down East Wood Ducks 2022 roster was announced with 31 players which incudes: 17 pitchers (4 LHP), 3 catchers, 6 infielders, and 5 outfielders. Fifteen players return to play for Down East.

Their first game will be against Carolina Mudcats for a 3-game road series April 8th before coming home for the Home Opener series against the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers.

The only player ranked in the Texas Rangers Top 30 prospects is Maximo Acosta.

Last season (2021) the Wood Ducks had a record of 72-48 and won their division. They lost the Championship in game 5 to the Charleston RiverDogs (Rays). At this point, they look to be in good position to compete again for the championship.

Pitchers (17)

Destin Dotson | LHP | #35

Born: Nov 17, 1999 | Height: 6’7 | Weight: 231 | Draft: 12th Rd 2018


Michael Brewer | RHP | #32

Born: Aug 8, 2000 | Height: 6’5 | Weight: 215 | Draft: 32nd Rd 2019


Gavin Collyer | RHP | #44

Age: May 12, 2001 | Height: 6’1 | Weight: 165 | Draft: 12th Rd 2019


Jose Corniell | RHP | #13

Born: Jun 22, 2003 | Height: 6’3 | Weight: 165 | Rangers traded RHP Rafael Montero to the Mariners for RHP Jose Corniell and PTBNL.


Eris Filpo | RHP | #33

Born: May 3, 1998 | Height: 6’3 | Weight: 170 | Selected by Rangers from Rockies in Rule 5 minor league draft, Dec. 12, 2019.


Anthony Hoopii-Tuionetoo | RHP

Born: Aug 11, 2000 | Height: 6’2 | Weight: 190 | Draft: 30th Rd 2019


Larson Kindreich | RHP

Born: June 21, 1999 | Height: 6’4 | Weight: 210 | Draft: 8th Rd 2021


Nick Lockhart | RHP | #21

Born: Feb 12, 2001 | Height: 6’6 | Weight: 204 | Draft: 11th Rd 2019


Dylan Maclean | LHP

Born: Jul 12, 2002 | Height: 6’4 | Weight: 190 | Draft: signed as undrafted free agent June 19, 2020.


Theo McDowell | RHP

Born: Dec 2, 1998 | Height: 6’4 | Weight: 175 | Draft: 14th Rd 2018


Damian Mendoza | RHP

Born: Jan 25, 2001 | Height: 6’1 | Weight: 175 | Signed as international free agent by Rangers, July 2, 2017


Teodoro Ortega | RHP

Born: Mar 12, 2000 | Height: 6’0 | Weight: 145 | Traded by Athletics with RHP Abdiel Mendoza to Rangers for RHP Cory Gearrin, Aug. 31, 2018


Winston Santas | RHP

Born: Apr 15, 2002 | Height: 6’0 | Weight: 160 | Texas Rangers signed free agent RHP Winston Santos to a minor league contract July 2, 2019.


Josh Stephan | RHP | #20

Born: Nov 1, 2001 | Height: 6’3 | Weight: 185 | Rangers signed free agent RHP Josh Stephan to a minor league contract June 16, 2020.


Leury Tejeda | RHP | #8

Born: Dec 24, 1999| Height: 6’1 | Weight: 160 | Signed June 18, 2018


Emiliano Teodo | RHP

Born: Feb 14, 2001 | Height: 6’1 | Weight: 165 | Draft: Signed with Rangers January 28, 2020


Bradford Webb | RHP

Born: Apr 20, 1998 | Height: 6’3 | Weight: 200 | Draft: 7th Rd 2021

Catchers (3)

Tucker Mitchell | C

Born: Feb 10, 2001 | Height: 6’1 | Weight: 210 | Bats: R | Throws: R | Draft: 14th Rd 2021


Efrenyer Narvaez | C

Born: Jul 15, 2002 | Height: 5’11 | Weight: 155 | Bats: R | Throws: R | Signed July 25, 2018


Brady Smith | C

Born: Nov 18, 1998 | Height: 6’1 | Weight: 210 | Bats: R | Throws: R | Signed July 15, 2020


Infielders (6)

Jose Acosta | 2B

Born: Mar 20, 2000 | Height: 5’10 | Weight: 170 | Bats: B | Throws: R | Texas Rangers traded RF Scott Heineman to Cincinnati Reds for 2B Jose Acosta December 16, 2020.


Maximo Acosta | SS

Born: Oct 29, 2002 | Height: 6’1 | Weight: 187 | Bats: R | Throws: R | Signed July 2, 2019


Derwin Barreto | INF

Born: Sep 1, 2000 | Height: 5’9 | Weight: 160 | Bats: B | Throws: R | Signed as International Free Agent July 3, 2017


Abimelec Ortiz | 1B

Born: Feb 22, 2002 | Height: 6’0 | Weight: 205 | Bats: L | Throws: L | Signed July 12, 2021


Junior Paniagua | SS

Born: Oct 8, 2001 | Height: 5’10 | Weight: 160 | Bats: R | Throws: R | Signed July 2, 2018


Yenci Pena | SS

Born: Jul 13, 2000 | Height: 6’2 | Weight: 193 | Bats: R | Throws: R | Signed December 9, 2017


Outfielders (5)

Yosy Galan | RF

Born: Apr 25, 2001 | Height: 6’4 | Weight: 200 | Bats: R | Throws: R | Signed October 1, 2020


Daniel Mateo | OF

Born: Jul 3, 2001 | Height: 6’1 | Weight: 165 | Bats: R | Throws: R | Signed May 14, 2019


Alejandro Osuna | OF

Born: Oct 10, 2002 | Height: 6’0 | Weight: 185 | Bats: L | Throws: L | Signed Oct 7, 2020


Jose Rodriguez | OF

Born: Oct 5, 2001 | Height: 6’0 | Weight: 185 | Bats: L | Throws: R | Signed July 2, 2008


Marcus Smith | LF

Born: Sep 11, 2000 | Height: 5’11 | Weight: 185 | Bats: L | Throws: L | Athletics traded to Rangers September 18, 2020 for Mike Minor




Jeff Hewitt
Jeff Hewitt

I’m a diehard Dallas area sports fanatic for over 45 years. I’m living in Houston with my wonderful wife who’s also a Rangers fan! I am a dad to 4 and a Poppi to 3 wonderful grandkids! I love covering the Rangers’ minor league teams. I’m dealing with a disease called Transverse Myelitis, which limits some things but never baseball!