Team: PITTSBURGH PIRATES, #38
Bats/Throws: R, R
Height/Weight: 6’0″, 190 lbs.
Date of Birth: April 12, 1995
Place of Birth: Bronx, New York
College: Tulane University
Drafted: 2016 – 3rd round, 105th overall by Pittsburgh Pirates
Stephen Alemais is an American baseball shortstop for the Pittsburgh Pirates organization. An elite defensive infielder hailing from Tulane University, Alemais was selected by the Pirates in the 3rd round (105th overall) of the 2016 MLB Draft.
Raised in the Bronx, Alemais was a three-time letterman at All Hallows High School before transferring to Elev8 Sports Institute in Delray Beach, Florida for his senior season. In his lone year at Elev8 Sports Institute, Alemais led the school to a 43-11 record and earned First-Team All-State honors. A highly-touted high school prospect, Alemais committed to Tulane University.
Named the Perfect Game Preseason Conference USA Freshman of the Year heading into his inaugural season at Tulane, Alemais started 47 games at shortstop, batting .241 with 40 hits and 19 RBI and leading Tulane in stolen bases (11) and triples (2). Alemais blossomed during his sophomore season, batting .312 with 78 hits and 22 RBI. He recorded 191 assists and turned 42 double plays, and was named to the All-Second Team American Athletic Conference. Alemais earned an array of preseason honors leading into his junior season, including D1Baseball.com Preseason American Athletic Conference Player of the Year, as well as a D1Baseball.com Preseason Second Team All-American and a Louisville Slugger Preseason Third Team All-American selection. Alemais went on to lead the team in batting average (.311), steal attempts (24), stolen bases (19) and multi-hit games (24) throughout the 2016 season, and was subsequently named an All First-Team American Athletic Conference selection. Forgoing his senior season following his selection in the 2016 MLB Draft, Alemais left Tulane with a career batting average of .294 across 161 games, tallying 104 runs, 184 hits, 31 doubles, six triples, three home runs, 69 RBI and 57 stolen bases. Alemais also finished his collegiate career with 115 double plays turned, the fifth-most in Tulane history.
Deemed one of the premiere shortstop prospects in the 2016 MLB Draft class, Alemais was selected in the 3rd round (105th overall) by the Pittsburgh Pirates. He made his professional debut on June 18 with the Short-Season Class A West Virginia Black Bears of the New York Penn League and finished the 2016 season with the Class A West Virginia Power of the South Atlantic League.
Alemais signed with Roc Nation Sports in September of 2016.