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4/11/09

Looking at tomorrow

Tough loss today, but the Twins are still in first place (albeit in a 3-way tie) in the AL Central. Tomorrow's game looks promising because the Twins are hitting a collective .317/.349/.466 of Chicago's projected starter, Mark Buehrle. Some notable performers against Buehrle:

Michael Cuddyer (69 AB) .304/.333/.493
Justin Morneau (38 AB) .237/.279 /.421
Nick Punto (33 AB) .303/.294/.394
Mike Redmond (28 AB) .500/.483/.571
Delmon Young (18 AB) .389/.421/.611
Brendan Harris (16 AB) .313/.389 /.375
Alexi Casilla (13 AB) .231/.333/.231
Carlos Gomez (11 AB) .545/.545/1.091
Denard Span (6 AB) .333/.429/.833
Jason Kubel (3 AB) .000/.250/.000

Based on this, I expect Redmond to start at catcher, Gomez and Span to be on the field as one of Cuddyer and Young, while the other is the DH, with Kubel sitting. I suspect that Crede will start at 3B, but I will not be surprised if Harris takes his spot.

The numbers match up looks really good for the Twins.

4/10/09

This might summarize tonight's game

and, yes, the Twins are leading the Central.

(if you do not know why I selected that tune, it was because that is the song playing in the Cellular field before Crede's first plate appearance there. After his home run it was just booos)

Cold weather and knuckleballs: R.A. Dickey and the season opener in Chicago

It is a somewhat accepted myth that knuckleball pitchers are doing better in domes (part of the Twins' intrigue by R.A. Dickey.) What is driving this argument is the theory that the lack of wind in a dome would not affect a knuckleball, allowing it to have its fluttering motion that makes it difficult for the catchers to catch and hitters to hit.

So, would it have been better for the Twins to start Dickey in the dome and give someone like Blackburn, Dickey's Cellular Field start tonight?

The answer is no.

There is another physical factor that affects a knuckleball more than the wind: Air density. The colder the temperature, the denser the air, the less the spin. And throwing a knuckleball with no spin, is like throwing a brick to the batters. I am not going to in depth on the physics of a knuckleball, other than try to explain in basic terms what makes it flutter and then I will go into the temperature stuff:

Here is a knuckleball grip (Hoyt Wilhelm):



It is very similar to that of a fastball, but instead of running the middle and index fingers along the seams and trying to hold onto the ball only by the fingertips and thumb tip, the nails of the index and middle fingers dig into the seams, the first knuckles are close on the seams (thus the misnomer; a "nailball" would be more appropriate), which also has the effect of placing the ball closer to the palm, making it more of a change up grip.

the above image shows a knuckleball grip in the manner of a two-seam fastball (sinker), Dickey's grip is across the seams, in the manner of a four-seam fastball:




Both grips have the same effect, with Dickey's resulting to a slightly faster ball towards the plate (low 70s). Dickey, also throws the traditional, two-seam variation that results in a ball thrown about 5 mph slower. So tonight, when you see knuckleballs in the high 60s, low 70s, he is using the 4-seam variation, and when you see knuckleballs in the mid to low 60s, he is using the 2-seam variation.

Why the motion: ideally, a knuckleball from the pitcher to the plate will do only one half spin, moving the seams that held them into the side (90 degrees). The drag (air resistance) of the seams (which increases relatively by the lower velocity of the ball towards the plate than traditional pitches) will cause the ball to have an increased sideways movement, thus "flutter". The argument against the wind is that a lateral (side to side) wind, would exaggerate the natural lateral movement of the knuckleball, making it more "wild".

That's what throwing a knuckleball is all about. How about the temperature effects? Higher temperature decreases the density of air molecules and low temperature increases their density. When it is cold and the air molecules are denser, this has two effects: a. it slows the velocity of the ball which, in turn, b. decreases the spin of the ball, thus making a knuckleball, flutter better. Here is an extreme example to make it clearer: Cold increases water molecule density. Is it easier to push your finger through liquid water, or through ice? The same principle applies to the air.

If you are not yet convinced:


  • Here is a New York Times article, where Mike Marshall, the former Cy Young winner, explains why a knuckleball is aided by the cold

  • As a further support, Dickey's ERA last season in the open was more than 2 points lower than in a dome (4.48 vs. 6.52), opponents had a .751 OPS in the open vs .952 in the dome, his ERA was 3.66 in night games vs. 8.50 in day games, and opponents had a .715 OPS in day games vs. .980 in night games

  • Hoyt Wilhem threw the only no-hitter by a knuckleball pitcher on September 20, 1958 against the Yankees in a cold and drizzly afternoon


Tonight's game conditions are perfect for R.A. Dickey.

4/9/09

Who is where in the Twins' minor league system - part B: pitchers

In the previous post, I listed all the current Twins' minor league position players with their former and current affiliations. Here is a list of all the 98 pitchers in the system, including whether they are left handed (*), their age in the middle of the 2009 season, the team they played for 2008 (if they played in other organizations, the level is included instead.), and the team they are playing for in 2009. The ones with no 2009 team assigned are either in extended spring training or in the Dominican Republic. I will try to keep it up to date and please let me know whether I have listed anyone wrongly or omitted anyone.


Player age 2008 team 2009 team

Ramon Acosta 22 DSL
*Omar Alcala 22 ELZ
Michael Allen 22 BEL BEL
Edison Alvarez 20 DSL
Henry Arias 24 A FTM
Santos Arias 22 BEL FTM
Daniel Berlind 21 BEL
*Elliot Biddle 22 GCL
Steven Blevins 22 ELZ BEL
David Bromberg 21 BEL FTM
Alex Burnett 21 FTM FTM
*Alvaro Caceres 23 DSL
Eliecer Cardenas 21 DSL
*Kyle Carr 22 ELZ
Carlos Carrillo 19 DSL
Cesar Ciurcina 18 DSL
Aaron Craig 23 FTM
Alex Curry 21 ELZ
Robert Delaney 24 NB NB
Cole Devries 24 FTM NB
Raynard Doran 21 DSL
*Brian Duensing 26 ROC
*Jarrad Eacott 18 ELZ
Blair Erickson 24 FTM FTM
Matthew Fox 26 FTM NB
Armando Gabino 25 NB ROC
Jhon Garcia 22 DSL
*Martire Garcia 19 DSL
Deivi Germosen 19 DSL
*Jose Gonzalez 19 DSL
*Mike Gosling 28 AAA ROC
Wilmer Guanchez 22 GCL
Deolis Guerra 20 FTM FTM
Pedro Guerra 19 DSL
Carlos Gutierrez 22 FTM FTM
Ben Hendrickson 28 AAA ROC
B.J. Hermsen 19
Danny Hernandez 22 FTM BEL
*Sean Henn 28 MLB ROC
Steven Hirschfeld 23 BEL FTM
Philip Humber 26 ROC
Shooter Hunt 22 BEL BEL
*Edgar Ibarra 20 GCL
Jason Jones 26 AAA ROC
*Ben Julianel 29 NB ROC
Bobby Keppel 27 AAA ROC
Brian Kirwan 22 BEL BEL
Timothy Lahey 27 ROC ROC
Bobby Lanigan 22 ELZ BEL
Curtis Leavitt 22 ELZ BEL
*Andrei Lobanov 19 GCL
*Jose Lugo 25 FTM NB
Jeffrey Manship 24 NB NB
*David Martin 23 BEL
Lee Martin 23 ELZ BEL
Frank Mata 25 NB NB
Michael McCardell 24 BEL FTM
*Jean Mijares 21 GCL
*Jose Mijares 24 MLB ROC
*Michael Mopas 21 GCL
Kelvin Mota 21 GCL
*Ryan Mullins 25 NB NB
Kevin Mulvey 24 ROC ROC
Miguel Munoz 20 GCL
Khol Nanney 24 GCL
*Daniel Osterbrock 22 ELZ BEL
Leonardo Parra 22 DSL
*Carmen Pignatiello 26 MLB ROC
Yohan Pino 24 NB NB
Bruce Pugh 20 GCL
Jay Rainville 23 NB NB
Renzo Reverol 18 DSL
*Henry Reyes 24 BEL BEL
*Tyler Robertson 21 FTM FTM
Dominique Rodgers 24 BEL
Danny Rondon 22 ELZ BEL
Adrian Salcedo 18 DSL
Angelo Sanchez 20 GCL
Eddy Santana 21 DSL
* Reid Santos 26 AAA ROC
Mauro Schiavoni 22 GCL
Anthony Slama 25 FTM NB
Oswaldo Sosa 23 NB NB
*Spencer Steedley 24 FTM FTM
Tom Stuifbergen 20 GCL
Anthony Swarzak 23 ROC ROC
*Michael Tarsi 22 BEL BEL
*Joe Testa 23 FTM BEL
Bradley Tippett 21 BEL BEL
Michael Tonkin 19 GCL
Ludovicus Van Mil 24 BEL FTM
Lesmir Vargas 22 DSL
Orlando Villaroel 19 DSL
Kyle Waldrop 23 FTM FTM
Zachary Ward 25 NB NB
Blayne Weller 19 DSL
Matthew Williams 22 FTM FTM
Thomas Wright 21 ELZ BEL

Who is where in the Twins' minor league system - part A: position players

In order to keep up with the different developments in the Twins' minor league system, I created a database of all the minor league players in the organization. Here is a list of all the 102 position players in the system, including whether they are batting left handed (*) or are switch hitters (#), their age in the middle of the 2009 season, the team they played for 2008 (if they played in other organizations, the level is included instead.), and the team they are playing for in 2009. The ones with no 2009 team assigned are either in extended spring training or in the Dominican Republic. I will try to keep it up to date and please let me know whether I have listed anyone wrongly or omitted anyone. Pitchers to follow.



Player age 2008 team 2009 team

#Oswaldo Arcia 18 DSL
Jhonatan Arias 20 DSL
Tim Atherton 19 GCL
Joe Benson 21 BEL FTM
*James Beresford 20 ELZ BEL
Daniel Berg 24 NB FTM
Evan Bigley 22 ELZ BEL
Juan Blanco 20 DSL
*David Bromberg 21 BEL
*Brian Buscher 28 MLB MLB
Drew Butera 25 NB ROC
Felix Caro 19 DSL
Chris Cates 24 BEL FTM
Hyeong-rok Choi 19 GCL
*Hyun-wook Choi 19 GCL
Jeff Christy 25 ROC ROC
Dominic De La Osa 23 ELZ BEL
#Estarlin De Los Santos 22 BEL FTM
Allan de San Miguel 21 FTM NB
*Brian Dinkelman 25 NB NB
Mark Dolenc 24 BEL FTM
Jair Fernandez 22 BEL FTM
Yancarlo Franco 20 DSL
Joe Gaetti 27 NB NB
Lesther Galvan 19 DSL
Toby Gardenhire 26 NB NB
Wilfy Gil 19 DSL
Jonathan Goncalves 20 GCL
*Michael Gonzales 21 GCL
Xavier Gonzalez 20 GCL
Jakub Hajtmar 22 GCL
Nathan Hanson 22 ELZ BEL
Frederic Hanvi 20 GCL
*Michael Harrington 23 ELZ BEL
#Aaron Hicks 19 GCL
Anderson Hidalgo 20 GCL
Justin Huber 26 MLB ROC
Luke Hughes 24 ROC ROC
Jae-Hyung Jang 22 GCL
Paul Kelly 22 BEL BEL
Tyler Ladendorf 21 GCL
Jeff Lanning 22 ELZ
#Herbert Lara 21 GCL
Danny Lehmann 23 FTM FTM
Rene Leveret 23 BEL FTM
Ozzie Lewis 23 BEL BEL
*Wang-Wei Lin 21 GCL
*Erik Lis 25 NB NB
Alejandro Machado 27 ROC ROC
Matthew Macri 27 ROC ROC
*Dustin Martin 25 NB ROC
#Yorby Martinez 20 DSL
Jean Carlos Mercedes 21 DSL
Angel Morales 19 ELZ BEL
#Jose Morales 26 ROC
*Matt Moses 24 NB NB
Yancarlos Ortiz 24 FTM NB
*Daniel Ortiz 19 GCL
Nicholas Papasan 21 ELZ
*Chris Parmelee 21 BEL FTM
Jairo Perez 21 DSL
Brock Peterson 25 ROC ROC
Ben Petsch 24 BEL
Randy Pina 18 DSL
Josmil Pinto 20 GCL
Trevor Plouffe 23 ROC ROC
Juan Portes 23 FTM NB
*Jason Pridie 25 ROC ROC
Wilson Ramos 21 FTM NB
Daniel Rams 20 ELZ
*Ben Revere 21 BEL FTM
Juan Richardson 22 BEL BEL
*Whitney Robbins 24 FTM NB
*Brandon Roberts 24 NB NB
Jairo Rodriguez 20 DSL
Daniel Rohlfing 20 GCL
Deibinson Romero 22 BEL FTM
#Nicholas Romero 21 ELZ BEL
Henry Sanchez 22 GCL BEL
Rafael Sanchez 19 DSL
#Daniel Santana 18 DSL
Ramon Santana 23 BEL BEL
Eric Santiago 21 BEL
*Adan Severino 22 ELZ BEL
Eliel Sierra 23 DSL
#Steven Singleton 23 FTM FTM
#Yangervis Solarte 21 FTM FTM
Manuel Soliman 19 DSL
Alexander Soto 22 ELZ BEL
Eli Tintor 24 FTM BEL
#Matt Tolbert 27 MLB ROC
Steven Tolleson 25 NB NB
*Andrew Thompson 22 DL BEL
*Rene Tosoni 22 FTM NB
Daniel Valencia 24 NB NB
Lesmir Vargas 22 DSL
Carlos Vasquez 18 DSL
*Jonathan Waltenbury 21 ELZ BEL
Tommy Watkins 29 ROC ROC
Matthew Williams 22 BEL
*Reggie Williams 20 GCL
David Winfree 23 NB ROC

The Seattle series in review

The first series of the year is over. The Twins tied 2-2 with the Seattle Mariners and are in second place in the AL Central, half a game behind the Kansas City Royals, half a game a head of the Chicago White Sox, a game ahead of the Detroit Tigers and a game and a half ahead of the win-less Cleveland Indians.

This series concluded with a classic pitcher's duo in which Jarrod Washburn, outlasted Glen Perkins to lead his Mariners to a 2-0 matinee victory. A few observations from this series, in a random order:

  • The Mariners are not as bad as they look on paper. The addition of Guterriez and Chavez in the outfield will help them win several games (one could argue that today's was one of them) with the glove. With the Angel's rotation a huge question mark and the Rangers and A's unpredictable, it could be possible that the Mariners might contend this season, if they get the right bounces like they did in this series. A split with the Mariners at home might sound discouraging, but lets not forget that the Twins last season spit a home series with the Rays and we all know what happened to the Rays...

  • There were a lot of nerves at the starting rotation, but Perkins and Liriano performed very well pitching 8 and 7 innings of 0.88 and 0.57 WHIP, respectively. As a matter of fact, that was Perkins' best start with the Twins.

  • Having Crede at third base will be a huge factor for the Twins, even if his bat is slow to wake up. Just in this series Crede made at least 5 plays that Buscher could not make in his dreams.

  • The biggest surprise as far as the bats go, was Denard Span who followed an awful spring with a .308/.438/.538 performance, one home run, a team leading 4 RBI and 1 SB. Other than Span, Morneau, Kubel and Harris (who owns Washburn) had good series with the bat.

  • Nathan was perfect in his single save opportunity and Guerrier, who gave only one hit in 2.1 innings (0.43 WHIP), showed promise that last season might have just been a fluke


First Series MVP:

Denard Span



First Series Best Pitcher:

Glen Perkins




Next series: 3 games against the White Sox in Chicago. Probable Starters:

Friday: R.A. Dickey vs. Jose Conteras
Saturday: Fransisco Liriano vs. Bartolo Colon
Sunday: Nick Blackburn vs. TBD

On another note, Rochester beat Syracuse 7-4, powered by home runs by Martin, Plouffe, Winfree and Hughes. Interestingly, Tim Lahey was the closer today.

The New Britain game in New Hampshire just started and the Rock Cats are winning 1-0 on the top of the 1st after a Rene Tosoni home run at the first AB of the game. Jay Raiville is pitching.

4/8/09

Twins-Mariners 6-5

There were a lot written about last night's game. It was indeed a game for the ages. I am sure that there is not a single Twins' blog or newspaper site that does not have a myriad of descriptions for the game, so I will not add to them. What I will add is the following, because a picture is worth more than 1000 words:



This is the win probability graph from fangraphs.com that shows the swing in the game in the 9th inning. Fangraphs has a live scoreboard that gives live graphs like the one above with win probability updated with each at bat. If you are not familiar with the site, it is a very enriching way to follow the game!

The third game of the series is tonight and Kevin Slowey is facing Twins' alum Carlos Silva.

4/7/09

Here is a different Twins-Mariners competition

Last year's Dominican Summer League (DSL) game, where the Twins hosted the Mariners.

I love the shot of the Twins' catcher (17 year-old Randy Peña) dancing Salsa with the spectators.

A very sad day yesterday...

Steve Cannon passed at 10:00 PM. He was 81. Rest in peace Steve, Morgan, Ma and Backlash...

You got the money



here are a couple of samples from Cannon's show, preserved by radiotapes.com:

  • show beginning from the basement studio with Steve Cannon, Morgan Mundane, Ma Linger and Backlash LaRue
  • The Cannon Mess with Mike Lynch and James St. James

4/6/09

Oh well...

Crap happens, but it doesn't have to happen like that: burn the best pitchers in your pen when you are 3 runs behind and play lefty/righty match ups.

So, for tomorrow only Duensing and Humber will be rested enough to bridge the starter to Nathan. Rejoice...

Here is a quote when pondering the starting lineup for the opener.

Last winter, after the Fargo gaffe, Ron Gardenhire gave an interview to scout.com. Among other things he was asked about who he will start in the outfield. Here is his response:

Gardenhire: Well, they have to earn it. In the course of spring training next year, they will decide who is going to be out there playing. Either they get it done or they don’t. I don’t have to decide stuff like that, unless they all hit .500 in spring training and that makes it a little more difficult. But they have to decide who is going to go out there and play.

As a reminder:

This spring training:

Cuddyer .317/.358/.583, 2 HR, 5 BB. 9 RBI (60 AB)
Gomez .283/.358/.583, 3 HR, 6 BB, 5 SB, 8 RBI (60 AB)
Young .292/.313/.492, 3 HR, 1 SB, 9 RBI (65 AB)
Span .190/.274/.286, 1 HR, 9 BB, 2 SB, 10 RBI (84 AB)

Opening day lineup:

Span LF, Gomez CF, Cuddyer RF

This is not perjury, but Ron Gardenhire is a liar, any way you slice it.

About an hour or so for the first pitch...

Lineups posted, and my biggest decision for the day was made: I am wearing the #22 (Carlos Gomez) alternative home (blue) jersey and the batting practice cap.

And if the Twins need bulletin board material, here is a quote from Dave Cameron's (a usually respected blogger) latest post at U.S.S Mariner:

The Twins have some jerks. I don’t know that it’ll matter, what with Felix pitching.


niiiiice

Go Twins!

4/5/09

Ten Reasons to be optimistic about 2009:

On Saturday, La Velle Neal III, penned 5 questions about the Twins entering this season. Here, not in a direct response, I am listing 10 reasons why the Twins' fans should be optimistic about 2009:


  1. Carlos Gomez spent the off-season working specifically on his plate discipline both in the Dominican Winter League and in Spring Training and the results show that all that work paid dividends. In addition, he worked out on his physique, translated to a bigger lower body. That also paid dividends, since he was the co-leader in Spring Training with 3 home runs and led the team with 5 stolen bases

  2. Delmon Young is beginning to show some power. Like Gomez, he also had 3 home runs to co-lead the team in Spring Training.

  3. The quest for quality set up may be over. Jesse Crain, another year removed from shoulder surgery and with a newly found sharpness in his curveball had a fantastic spring both with the Twins and team Canada in the WBC. Louis Ayala was not scored upon with the Twins this spring training and Craig Breslow led all relievers with 10.77 K/9

  4. Joe Mauer is getting better. Friday, he took swings off a tee and caught R.A. Dickey on the side.

  5. R.A. Dickey was probably the surprise of the spring. He showed both great control (4.5 K/BB) and excellent strike out ability (9.5 K/9), a rare feat for a knuckleball pitcher, suggesting that his performance as a reliever last season was not a fluke and that he can be an integral part of this team in 2009

  6. Justin Morneau and Jason Kubel had great springs. They led the Twins in power numbers last season and they are set to be even better this season. Morneau's slight back issues are a thing of the past, since he played with no pain

  7. Mike Cuddyer's performance is suggesting that he is set to put 2008 in the rear view mirror and have a very good season in 2009 (a contract season for him, which will determine whether the Twins will pick his option for 2010.)

  8. Joe Crede had 53 AB and there was no pain in his back

  9. The rotation, including its newest temporary appointee, R.A. Dickey, and excluding the injured Scott Baker, was nothing short of excellent, led by Kevin Slowey who continued to build on his 2008 by posting the following otherworldly numbers: 11 K/BB, 7.83 K/9, 0.87 WHIP. Kevin will be a Cy Young candidate this year

  10. Last but not least, the Twins finished the spring with a 19-13 record and a .594 winning performance, tying in second with the 2003 team, behind the .625 2006 team, in the Gardenhire era. As I showed earlier the spring training record for these Twins, does translate to season success, and based on Spring 2009, 2009 will be a very successful season for the Twins.



The season starts tomorrow. Twins fans should enjoy the run to the fourth world championship of the franchise and the third in the Metrodome, so appropriate in its last year of hosting the team.

2009 opening day rosters for Rochester Red Wings. New Britain Rock Cats and Beloit Snappers

The rosters for the Rochester Red Wings, New Britain Rock Cats and Beloit Snappers are up at their respective official sites and starting to shape up. A few surprises, mainly the Delaney/Slama duo in New Britain and Tolleson in New Britain. Also, I was hoping that Ben Revere will be in New Britain... There are a few too many older players (esp. pitchers + Watkins) for my taste, who are blocking talent like Delaney, Tolleson and Valencia from AAA. And this has a domino effect, like Slama is blocked from being the closer in New Britain and Deibinson Romero, with one more year in the 40-roster before he has to be added to the 25-man roster or being lost, is stuck in Ft. Myers. In addition, Joe Gaetti and Toby G. are in New Britain at ages (27 and 26, respectively) that they should be able to play in AAA or be released. Another surprise: Eli Tindor, an outfielder with the Ft. Myers Miracle in 2008 is repositioned as a catcher and will be playing with the Beloit Snappers in 2009. Also, there are a three players that are not included in the rosters: Steven Tolleson, Oswaldo Sosa and Daniel Berg. I do not expect them to get a demotion... There are a still few days left at the minor league spring training camp and by then these rosters might change a bit.

The rosters are listed below. Rosters for the Ft. Myers Miracle and the Elizabethton Twins are not yet final. The short season rookie GCL-Twins' players will be in extended spring training until GCL games commence. I will update the other teams' rosters as soon as they finalize. Reading between the lines, based on who is on Beloit (and about two thirds of the 2009 Beloit roster were in Elizabethton last season) and in New Britain, expect Aaron Hicks and Ben Revere to man the outfield in Ft. Myers. And this is worth a trip to Florida.

Rochester Red Wings:

Pitchers:

Armado Gabino
Mike Gosling
Ben Hendrickson (DL)
Sean Henn
Jason Jones
Ben Julianel
Bob Keppel
Tim Lahey
Jose Mijares
Kevin Mulvey
Carmen Pignatiello
Reid Santos
Anthony Swarzak

Catchers:

Drew Butera
Jeff Christy

Infielders:

Justin Huber
Luke Hughes
Alejandro Machado
Matt Macri
Brock Peterson
Tevor Plouffe
Matt Tolbert

Outfielders:

Dustin Martin
Jason Pridie
Tommy Watkins
David Winfree

New Britain Rock Cats:

Catchers:

Wilson Ramos
Allan de San Miguel

Infielders:

Erik Lis
Whitney Robbins
Yancarlos Ortiz
Toby Gardenhire
Danny Valencia
Brian Dinkelman

Outfielders:

Joe Gaetti
Juan Portes
Rene Tosoni
Brandon Roberts
Matt Moses

Pitchers:

Cole Devries
Matthew Fox
Anthony Slama
Jose Lugo
Ryan Mullins
Robert Delaney
Jeff Manship
Zachary Ward
Frank Mata
Jay Rainville
Yohan Pino

Beloit Snappers:

Pitchers:

Michael Allen
Steven Blevins
Danny Hernandez
Shooter Hunt
Brian Kirwan (DL)
Bobby Lanigan
Curtis Leavitt (DL)
Blake Martin (DL)
Dan Osterborck
Henry Reyes
Danny Rondon
Michael Tarsi (DL)
Joe Testa
Bradley Tippet
Thomas Wright

Catchers:

Alexander Soto
Eli Tindor

Infielders:

James Beresford
Dominic de La Osa
Nathan Hanson
Paul Kelly (DL)
Juan Richardson (DL)
Nicholas Romero
Hank Sanchez
Ramon Santana
Andrew Tompson (DL)
Jon Walernbury

OUtfielders:

Evan Bigley
Michael Harrington
Ozzie Lewis
Angel Morales
Adan Severino