Monthly Archives: March 2014

Clearwater Roster

The Threshers roster straggled(the paperwork, not the players) in today and it goes as follows:

Catchers: Logan Moore and Chad Carman

Infield: Willie Carmona, Art Charles, Harold Martinez, KC Serna, Anthony Phillips, Angelo Mora

Outfield: Nick Ferdinand, Pete Lavin, Justin Parr, Brian Pointer

Pitchers: Jon Prosinski, Colin Kleven, Ethan Stewart, Kevin Walter, Dan Child, Lee Ridenhour, Lino Martinez, Chris Burgess, Jordan Guth, Jeb Stefan, Colton Murray, Miguel Nunez

DL: P Steven Inch, P Nic Hanson, OF Brandon Short

Clearwater opens their season on Thursday against Dunedin (Toronto).

Opening Day Roster By the Numbers

Today is Opening Day if you didn’t realize.  I thought I would break down the opening day 40 man roster into some fun graphs, on player acquisition.  I chose to use the 40 man roster so that I could encompass a team with a lot of DL spots used and plenty of flex in its roster.

So lets start off with where each of the players came from.  This is how they first came into major league baseball, regardless of how the Phillies acquired them. Continue reading Opening Day Roster By the Numbers

Position Preview: Corner Outfield

Domonic Brown – 26 – MLB
Marlon Byrd – 36 – MLB
John Mayberry Jr – 30 – MLB
Leandro Castro – 24 – AAA
Steve Susdorf – 28 – AAA
Kelly Dugan – 23 – AA (5)
Cameron Perkins – 23 – AA (25)
Anthony Hewitt – 24 – AA
Justin Parr – 23 – A+
Brian Pointer – 22 – A+
Samuel Hiciano – 20 – A- (30)
Larry Greene Jr. – 21 – A-
Dylan Cozens – 19 – A- (12)
Jose Pujols – 18 – SS (17)
Cord Sandberg – 19 – SS (10)
Bryan Martelo – 17 – Rk
Freddy Zorrilla – 19 – Rk Continue reading Position Preview: Corner Outfield

Reading Announces Roster

The Fightins’ announced their 2014 opening day roster.  It is as follows:

Catchers: Tommy Joseph, Sebastian Valle

Infield:Albert Cartwright, Edgar Duran, Matt Tolbert, Chris Serritella, Carlos Alonso

Outfield:Kelly Dugan, Zach Collier, Anthony Hewitt, Brock Stassi, Cameron Perkins

Starters: Jesse Biddle, Severino Gonzalez, Hoby Milner, Luis Paulino, Percy Garner

Relievers: Justin Friend, Tyler Knigge, Brody Colvin, Jay Johnson, Austin Wright, Kenny Giles, Neifi Ogando, Ryan O’Sullivan

DL: OF Aaron Altherr; OF Jiwan James; P Ryan Demmin

Reading opens the season at home on Thursday against Portland.

Lakewood Annouces Roster

Here it goes for the BlueClaws:

Catchers: Gabriel Lino, Jose Mayorga, Willians Astudillo

Infield: Wilmer Oberto, Andrew Pullin, J.P. Crawford, Zach Green, Robinson Torres

Outfield: Dylan Cozens, Samuel Hiciano, Carlos Tocci, Larry Greene Jr,

Pitchers: Alejandro Arteaga, Tyler Buckley, Ranfi Casimeiro, Cody Forsythe, Ulysses Joaquin, Mark Leiter, Jr, Shane Martin, Manny Martinez, Julio Reyes, Yacksel Rios, Keivi Rojas, Jesen Therrien, Tyler Viza.

Lakewood begins their season on Thursday in Savannah.

Lehigh Valley Announces Roster

The IronPigs have announced their 2014 opening day roster:

Starting Pitchers: Greg Smith, David Buchanan, Jonathan Pettibone, Barry Enright and Sean O’Sullivan.

Relievers: Luis Garcia, Phillippe Aumont, Shawn Camp, Hector Neris, Mike Nesseth and Kyle Simon, Jeremy Horst, Cesar Jimenez.

Catchers: Koyie Hill and Cameron Rupp

Infield: Jim Murphy, Tyler Henson, Maikel Franco, Andres Blanco, Reid Brignac, Troy Hanzawa

Outfield: Leandro Castro, Tyson Gillies, Steve Susdorf, Clete Thomas

DL: INF Brian Bixler, P Chris Bootcheck, OF Dave Sappelt, P Adam Morgan

Lehigh Valley opens their season in Pawtucket on Thursday in what will be a four game series.


Top 10 Under 25

Top prospect lists do a good job of showing the minor league talent in an organization. However, the cut off can arbitrarily cut off players who have graduated, but are important part of the organization’s young core. Given the small sample size nature of the spring I am not altering my Top 30 for this list.

So here is the list:

1. Maikel Franco
2. Jesse Biddle
3. J.P. Crawford Continue reading Top 10 Under 25