RedHawks Re-Sign Prime, Pike, Add RHP Van Steensel
FARGO, N.D. — The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks re-signed infielder Correlle Prime and pitcher Tyler Pike Tuesday and signed former St. Paul Saints pitcher Todd Van Steensel.
Prime, 25, appeared in 97 games for the RedHawks in 2019 and led the team with 18 home runs and 77 RBIs. He hit .312 over 385 at bats and was named the American Association’s August Player of the Month. Prime will return for his third season of independent baseball, and second with Fargo-Moorhead, in 2020. He previously played for the Texas AirHogs after seven seasons in the Colorado Rockies organization.
Pike, 26, will also return for his second season with the RedHawks in 2020 after starting 15 games for Fargo-Moorhead last summer. The left-hander went 8-3 with a 3.19 ERA over 87.1 innings pitched. He struck out 82 and walked 34 during the regular season and appeared in two games during the North Division Championship Series against St. Paul. The former Seattle Mariners draft pick spent seven seasons in the Mariners and Braves systems before joining the RedHawks in 2019.
Van Steensel, 29, has been in professional baseball since 2009. The Australian has spent time in the Phillies and Twins systems during his 10 seasons in affiliated baseball. The 6-foot-two, 225-pound lefty, a 2019 American Association All-Star, led the St. Paul Saints with 16 saves in 2019. He appeared in 31 games, compiling a 3-2 record and a 4.33 ERA. Van Steensel struck out 43 batters in 35.1 innings of work last season.
PLAYERS RE-SIGNED FOR 2020
P Sebastian Kessay
P Brent Jones
P Tyler Pike
IF Correlle Prime
NEW SIGNINGS FOR 2020
OF Grant Heyman
P Jackson Sigman
IF Ivan Marin
P Patrick Boyle
IF Sherman Graves
P Ryan Richardson
IF Trey Hair
P Todd Van Steensel
The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks are celebrating the franchise’s 25th season in 2020. The 2020 RedHawks regular season will commence on May 19 with a six-game road trip against the Texas AirHogs and Cleburne Railroaders. Fargo-Moorhead’s home opener is scheduled for May 26 against the Lincoln Saltdogs.
By Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks Staff