Somerset Patriots Roster

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Josh Almonte
#0

Position: P
Date of Birth: 01/28/1994
Height: 6' 3"   Weight: 210 lbs
Bats: R
Throws: R
Resides: College Point, NU

Biography:
Almonte enters his first season with the Somerset Patriots and his first in the Atlantic League. The 26-year old was originally a 22nd-round draft pick of the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2012 MLB Draft as an outfielder, but will be positioning himself primarily as a pitcher with the Patriots. Almonte spent the first six years of his professional career as a position player in the Blue Jays organization, including two separate stints with High-A Dunedin. 
 
The Wesley Chapel, Florida native has worked exclusively as a relief pitcher for the past two seasons - both still in the Blue Jays system. He struck out 24 batters over 26.0 innings across 21 relief appearances for Rookie-level Bluefield in 2018 in his first season as a pitcher. Last year, Almonte went 1-2 with one save and 32 strikeouts across 23.2 innings of work over 20 relief appearances for Low-A Vancouver. 
 
Almonte owns a 10.1 strikeout/nine innings ratio over his two seasons as a pitcher. He was drafted and signed out of Long Island City High School in New York City in 2012.
 

Outfielders

# Name POS
3 Joe Quinones Utility
22 Dan Valerio Utility
1 Justin Pacchioli OF
8 Sean Guida OF
11 Adam Tricarico OF
14 Shayne Fontana OF

Catchers

# Name POS
7 Matt O'Neill C
9 Jordan Jackson C

Coaching

# Name POS
29 Brett Jodie Manager

Infielders

# Name POS
2 Scott Kelly IF
5 Carlos Garcia IF
6 Joey Rose IF
12 Connor Justus IF

Pitchers

# Name POS
13 Nate Roe P
21 Billy Layne Jr P
24 David Kubiak P
27 Taylor Wright P
31 Mark Leiter Jr P
37 Max Herrmann P
50 James Pugliese P