Sunday, September 7, 2014

Player Profile: Josh Bonifay

I have one card of Josh Bonifay, from 2000 Just. 

Playing career: 2B-OF Josh Bonifay was the Pirates’ 24th round draft pick in 1999, primaily because his father Cam was Pittsburgh’s general manager. Josh actually put up some good numbers in the low minor leagues, most notably hitting .307 with 26 HR and 102 RBI at Class-A Lynchburg in 2002. He went on to play four more years at AA and put up decent numbers, but not enough for him ever to get the call to AAA. In 812 minor league games, he hit .284 with 133 HR and 516 RBI.

Where he is now: Manages the minor league Greeneville Astros.

My memories: Only know him from his card.

Google Autocomplete results: He is seventh when you type Josh Bon, between Josh Bond, an associate of Whitey Bulger, and Josh Bonzie, an actor. There do not appear to be any other prominent Josh Bonifays.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Bobby Bonilla.

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