2021 Jersey Shore BlueClaws

Jersey Shore (nee Lakewood, Low-A) is our affiliate in the High-A East League.  Jersey Shore will be in the 5-team North Division with the Aberdeen IronBirds (Orioles), Brooklyn Cyclones (Mets), Hudson Valley Renegades (Yankees), and Wilmington Blue Rocks (Nationals).

The High-A League will test the new rule that requires a pitcher to step off the rubber to attempt a pickoff.

Here are your 2021 Jersey Shore BlueClaws.

Catchers

  1. Vito Friscia: 24-years-old, played in GCL in 2019
  2. Herbert Iser: 23-years-old, played at Williamsport/Lakewood in 2019
  3. Logan O’Hoppe: 20-years-old, played at Williamsport in 2019

Infielders

  1. Chris Cornelius: 23-years-old, played briefly in GCL in 2019, injured that year
  2. Nate Fassnacht -23-years-old, played at Williamsport in 2019
  3. Jonathan Guzman: 21-years-old, played at Lakewood in 2019
  4. Rudy Rott: 24-years-old, played at Williamsport in 2019
  5. Cole Stobbe: 23-years-old, played at Lakewood in 2019
  6. Bryson Stott: 23-years-old, played at GCL/Williamsport in 2019

Outfielders

  1. Keaton Greenwalt: 23-years-old, played 2019 in GCL
  2. Hunter Hearn: 24-years-old, played 2019 at Williamsport
  3. Jhailyn Ortiz: 22-years-old, played 2019 at Clearwater

Pitchers

  1. Mike Adams: 26-years-old, signed as an amateur free agent on 1/21
  2. Ben Brown: 21-years-old, played at Lakewood in 2019, injured,TJ surgery
  3. Blake Brown: 22-years-old, signed on 6/20 as amateur FA out of UNC-Asheville
  4. Kevin Gowdy: 23-years-old, played at Lakewood in 2019
  5. Josh Hendrickson: 23-years-old, played in GCL and Lakewood in 2019
  6. Jonathan Hughes: 24-years-old, signed on 6/20 as amateur FA out of Georgia Tech
  7. Adam Leverett: 22-years-old, played in GCL/Williamsport in 2019
  8. Brian Marconi: 23-years-old, played in GCL/Williamsport in 2019
  9. Tyler McKay: 23-years-old, played at Lakewood in 2019
  10. Jhordany Mezquita: 22-years-old, played at Lakewood in 2019
  11. Jack Perkins: 23-years-old, played in GCL/Lakewood/Clearwater in 2019
  12. Dominic Pipkin: 21-years-old, played at Lakewood in 2019
  13. Mark Potter: 23-years-old, played at Lakewood in 2019
  14. Victor Santos: 20-years-old, played at Lakewood in 2019
  15. Noah Skirrow: 22-years-old, signed 6/20 as an amateur free agent out of Liberty
  16. Billy Sullivan: 21-years-old, signed 6/20 as an amateur free agent out of Delaware
  17. Aneurys Zabala: 24-years-old, played Advanced-A in 2019 in the Reds organization
  18. Braden Zarbnisky: 24-years-old, signed 6/20 as amateur FA out of West Virginia

15 thoughts on “2021 Jersey Shore BlueClaws

  1. Besides the usual suspects (O’Hoppe, Stott), Ben Brown had some eye popping numbers in a short stint at Lakewood. It’ll be interesting to see how he has recovered from TJ.

    1. Not everybody on the roster will be legitimate prospects. You will need other players to round out a roster.

    2. Some of those older players were just signed like Adams though, or the NDFAs from the last draft which included a few college seniors. Those players making their debut should probably start in High A. They’ll have a shorter leash to perform than the younger players. I suspect most teams will be slightly older in A ball this year (both levels).

    3. Have to remember….the older college guys missed last season, …..and this is one rung lower than Reading and Double-AA….so some will be in Reading come July or August.
      Promotions are usually expected mid-season, and then some will come up from Clearwater to Jersey Shore.

      1. I would expect some movement as the draft approaches/occurs. Teams will have to release players or get tricky to accommodate newly signed players and stay at the permitted 180 player level for domestic players in the minors.

            1. Didn’t mean to sound coy there. But, things may change once there is an international draft. The cheap teams (poor teams) may try to impose limits the way they did to force contraction.

            2. Ok……..will be interesting to see how things transpire this summer.
              Also we look forward to hearing the Commissioner’s remarks on many topiocs connected to baseball….especially an international draft.

        1. They might be able to sign players to 2022 contracts so they don’t hit the organizational limit in July. I kind of thought that all the new draftees will not play much if at all this year with the later draft anyway.

          1. They will have the MLB Draft League (68 games-6 teams)….a developmental league for the eligible draftees…prior to the draft…Jedd Gyorko (Black Bears) and Coco Crisp (Scrappers) are managers of two of the teams….Crosscutters will be managed by Billy Horton.

  2. Attend lotta college games. It’s exciting to see velocity. But there are guys who have velocity and know where it’s going and guys that have no control of it.

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