Late yesterday afternoon, the releases came trickling in as the Suns, P-Nats, and Senators officially released their Opening Day rosters.
Juan Soto, Yasel Antuna, and Luis Garcia highlight the 2018 Hagerstown squad. Also notable: 4th Round Pick Cole Freeman has emerged from witness protection. The rest of the watchlist players to make the team:
• RHPs Tomas Alastre, A.J. Bogucki, Brigham Hill, Jackson Tetrault
• LHPs Ben Braymer, Nick Raquet, Jackson Stoeckinger, Alex Troop
• IFs Aldrem Corredor, Anderson Franco
Carter Kieboom, Wil Crowe, and Blake Perkins are the New Kids on the Block in Woodbridge (but prolly don’t sing and dance that well) while Jakson Reetz returns from last summer. As is typical, there are a LOT of returnees from years past (19). Other watchlisters to make the team:
• RHPs Joan Baez, Sterling Sharp, Gabe Klobosits
• LHPs Grant Borne, Hayden Howard
• C – Tres Barrera
• IFs Austin Davidson, Edwin Lora, Jake Noll
• OF – Telmito Agustin
Daniel Johnson, Kelvin Gutierrez, and Jefry Rodriguez make the jump from A+ to AA to join Taylor Gushue, who was called up late last summer. Like the P-Nats, the Sens feature 15 players who’ve been there before. Watchlist players include:
• RHP – Phillips Valdez
• IFs – Osvaldo Abreu, Drew Ward
• OF – Rafael Bautista
No doubt because the Chiefs don’t start up until tomorrow—and someone could get hurt tonight in DC—Syracuse’s roster release will not be until today. But we already know that it’ll include Erick Fedde, Jose “Orange” Marmolejos, Victor Robles, and Andrew Stevenson. The primary drama will be if the team can avoid becoming the Washington Generals for a third straight season.