2021 Northwest Arkansas Naturals Roster

Double-A Central League (AA Central) - Class: AA
Team Record: 64-55
2nd in the AA Central's North Division
Manager: Scott Thorman (64-55)
Affiliation: Kansas City Royals
Location: Springdale, Arkansas
Ballpark: Arvest Ballpark
Attendance: 150,473, Avg. 2,736 in 55 home dates
2021 Northwest Arkansas Naturals Statistics

Finals - Northwest Arkansas Naturals 3 games, Wichita Wind Surge 0

The Northwest Arkansas Naturals of the Double-A Central League ended the 2021 season with a record of 64 wins and 55 losses, second in the league's North Division.

The Naturals paced the circuit with 668 runs, sparked by 166 home runs. Northwest Arkansas surrendered 563 runs. MJ Melendez powered the team with 28 home runs, while Brewer Hicklen, Nick Pratto and Bobby Witt each walloped 20 or more, too. MJ Melendez drove in 65 runs. Clay Dungan led hitters with significant playing time by connecting at a .288 clip. Jon Heasley topped the squad with 7 wins and a team-best 3.34 ERA, leading pitchers with enough qualifying appearances.

Ronald Bolanos, Dylan Coleman, Adalberto Mondesi, Meibrys Viloria, Angel Zerpa, Emmanuel Rivera, Carlos Sanabria, Foster Griffin and Jon Heasley were all players from the 2021 Northwest Arkansas Naturals who played in the Major Leagues during their careers.

Scott Thorman served as manager.


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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Angel ZerpaLLSeptember 27, 19996'0"175Valle de la Pascua, VE
Drew ParrishLLDecember 8, 19975'11"200Cape Canaveral, FL US
Andres NunezRRSeptember 20, 19956'4"240Southwest Ranches, FL US
Adalberto MondesiSRJuly 27, 19956'1"190Los Angeles, CA US
Kevin MerrellLRDecember 14, 19956'1"180Odessa, FL US
MJ MelendezLRNovember 29, 19986'1"185Daytona Beach, FL US
Seuly MatiasRRSeptember 4, 19986'3"198La Isabela, DO
Marcelo MartinezLLAugust 10, 19966'2"190Reynosa, MX
Rudy MartinLLJanuary 31, 19965'7"155Olive Branch, MS US
Alec MarshRRMay 14, 19986'2"220Milwaukee, WI US
Travis JonesRRSeptember 29, 19956'4"210Humble, TX US
Vinnie PasquantinoLLOctober 10, 19976'4"245Richmond, VA US
Blake PerkinsSRSeptember 10, 19965'11"181Litchfield Park, AZ US
Nick PrattoLLOctober 6, 19986'1"195Huntington Beach, CA US
Stephen WoodsRRJune 10, 19956'2"200Dix Hills, NY US
Bobby WittRRJune 14, 20006'1"190Colleyville, TX US
Nolan WatsonRRJanuary 25, 19976'2"195Indianapolis, IN US
Meibrys ViloriaLRFebruary 15, 19975'11"220Cartagena, CO
Daniel TilloLLJune 13, 19966'5"215Sioux City, IA US
Gavin StupienskiLRMarch 12, 19946'1"220Princeton, NJ US
Andres SotilletRRMarch 2, 19976'1"175Cumana, VE
Collin SniderRROctober 10, 19956'4"200Nashville, TN US
Carlos SanabriaRRJanuary 24, 19976'3"165La Victoria, VE
Emmanuel RiveraRRJune 29, 19966'2"195Mayaguez, PR
Brewer HicklenRRFebruary 9, 19966'2"208Huntsville, AL US
Jon HeasleyRRJanuary 27, 19976'3"215Plano, TX US
Tyler CropleyRRDecember 10, 19955'11"185Sioux City, IA US
Austin CoxLLMarch 28, 19976'4"185Macon, GA US
Dylan ColemanRRSeptember 16, 19966'5"230Potosi, MO US
Angelo CastellanoRRJanuary 13, 19956'0"165San Diego, Carabobo VE
Dennicher CarrascoRROctober 12, 19955'11"195Santo Domingo, DO
Holden CappsRLMarch 24, 19956'2"180Lawton, OK US
Jonathan BowlanRRDecember 1, 19966'6"262, US
Ronald BolanosRRAugust 23, 19966'3"220Santa Cruz del Norte, CU
Dairon BlancoRRApril 26, 19936'0"170Florida, CU
Brhet BewleyRRJanuary 30, 19975'11"182Temecula, CA US
Jose CuasRRJune 28, 19946'3"195Brooklyn, NY US
Garrett DavilaLLJanuary 17, 19976'2"180Belmont, NC US
Yefri Del RosarioRRSeptember 23, 19996'2"180Miches, DO
Jeison GuzmanLROctober 8, 19986'2"180Santo Domingo, DO
Foster GriffinRLJuly 27, 19956'3"220Orlando, FL US
Peyton GrayRRJune 2, 19956'3"200, US
Jimmy GovernRRDecember 11, 19965'11"190Libertyville, IL US
Robert GarciaRLJune 14, 19966'4"225, US
Freddy FerminRRMay 16, 19955'10"185Puerto Ordaz, VE
C. J. EldredRRMay 6, 19956'2"225Milwaukee, WI US
Josh DyeLLSeptember 14, 19966'5"180DeLand, FL US
Clay DunganLRJune 2, 19966'1"190Muncie, IN US
Austin DennisRRJune 6, 19975'11"170Rockledge, FL US
Derrick AdamsLLMarch 8, 19976'3"215Decatur, AL US

Average attendance is based upon the number of actual home dates where known (most leagues from 1992 and later). Where the number of home dates is not known, the average is calculated using half the team's total games.




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