Date of Birth: 02/19/1989
Height: 6' 0" Weight: 190 lbs
College Experience: Sonoma State University
Resides: Oakland, CA
The 2019 season marks Pugh's 10th season in professional baseball, 1st with the X's.
Pugh was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 16th round of the 2009 MLB Draft from Gateway Community College (did not sign) and once again the following year in the 15th round by the New York Mets. Pugh would spend parts of three seasons in affiliated baseball in the Mets and Chicago White Sox organizations. Pugh has since played the last six years in Independent ball in four different leagues. His most success has come in recent years, including being named the Pacific Association MVP in 2017 playing for the Vallejo Admirals where he hit .332 with 18 homeruns and 30 stolen bases. He followed that up with an impressive 2018 campaign, playing in the American Association for the Gary SouthShore RailCats, where the outfielder led the team with a .357 batting average, .436 on base percentage, and .554 slugging percentage. Pugh was acquired by the X’s on February 10th in a trade with the Sugar Land Skeeters (Atlantic League).