Still Waiting For Finalized Rosters

Word about who’s going where is seeping out slowly.

MASN’s Byron Kerr had an incredible tease interesting post yesterday about some of them.

So far, some of my roster guesses are taking some hits. It appears that neither Potomac CI (Justin Bloxom or Steven Souza) are headed to Harrisburg, which is a bit of a shock, though Souza said via Twitter that his knee is ailing. If indeed Cutter Dykstra and J.P. Ramirez are going backwards, that’s a little odd, too, though both players struggled for long stretches in Woodbridge last season. Especially when you consider the talent from Auburn that they will have to compete for playing time against.

Injuries are always the X factor when projecting rosters. In addition to Souza, and Rick Hague (shoulder), Kerr also reports that Zach Walters (hand) is on the shelf, too. Matt Purke is being held out to build up his shoulder, while Ryan Tatusko is staying back to work on some mechanical issues, which may be the case for Robbie Ray, too (not specified, though it could be simply to limit his IP). Without a doubt, there will be others.

I’ve got the alerts set and am watching the wires. Hoping something breaks before tonight, as tomorrow is a travel day to New England to see my family.

Author: Luke Erickson

Since 2009, Luke Erickson has been chief writer, editor, and bottle-washer of Potomac is his home base as a season-ticket holder, but he has visited every affiliate north of Florida at least once, with multiple trips to Hagerstown and Harrisburg.

8 thoughts on “Still Waiting For Finalized Rosters”

  1. Hmmm, no Jimenez at low a? No Martinson at Potomac? Cutter Dykstra? I’d rather have his girl friend on the team.

    1. Nothing’s official just yet. I’ve got unofficial beads about about a half dozen others, but we’ll know soon enough. Just not as soon as we want.

  2. Robbie Ray would seem to be an IP issue more than anything else.
    Purke is very disturbing, though. After all this time and testing, his shoulder is still not ready? Not good.
    I had read where his college manager was a protege of Dusty ‘blow it out’ Baker and this seems to be a consequence.

    1. I’m inclined to think the “shoulder strengthening” is code for “we’re stretching him out to start” — doesn’t make sense to use him in ST if he’s still hurt. Also, I’m sure they’re capping his innings, too.

  3. Looks like Mark Lerner is checking out Fort Meyers. I wonder if there will be an announcement this week vis-a-vis a spring training (and Florida Instructional League) move?

  4. Desitn Hood, Eury Perez, Danny ROsenbaum, Sany Leon, Jeff Kobernus, Paul Demny, Tim Pahuta, John Johnson, Jesus Valdez, Chris Rahl, Devin Ivany, Stephen King, Chris McConnell, Erik Davis, Jeff Mandel, Pat Lehman, and Pat McCoy all to AA Harrisburg per Geoff Morrow on twitter

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