Saturday, March 31, 2012

2012 Fisher Cats Opening Day Roster

Starters: Drew Hutchison, Deck McGuire, Joel Carreno, Chad Jenkins, Ryan Tepera. "(Hutchison) dominated three levels last season," manager Sal Fasano said.

Relievers: Ron Uviedo, Yohan Pino, Danny Farquhar, Fernando Hernandez, LHP Evan Crawford, LHP Aaron Loup, Matt Daly, LHP Jared Potts.

Infielders: Ryan Goins, Mike McDade, Koby Clemens, Jon Diaz, Mark Sobolewski, Kevin Howard.

Outfielders: Brad Glenn, Justin Jackson, John Tolisano, Brad McElroy, Brian Van Kirk.

Catchers: A.J. Jimenez, Brian Jeroloman. 

Notes: Eleven champion Fisher Cats return. It's a versatile bunch. Tolisano and Jackson can play 2B or OF, and Van Kirk has moved around this spring.  Clemens played first, third, LF and catcher in the past two seasons. Howard returns as the reigning Eastern League Championship Series MVP. Jeroloman makes his fourth stop at New Hampshire. Roster isn't official until Thursday. Could be a roster swap or two in the next couple days, plus the addition of DL players.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I like the looks of the starting staff. Really like it. Of note os the strength of LHP's out of the pen. I think Jimenez can surprise, there may not be as severe drop a off at catcher, like one would assume.
I'm a former Torontonian who has watched this team live since '77. They remind me a lot of the squad that went into '85, loaded with talent that came up through the system, and outstanding rule 5 guys.
This could be a season for the ages, with the overall dominance of the collective system. The talent in the pipeline can have the big club in the thick of things for a decade, just like the big blue wrecking crew that Gillick built, back in the day. People forget, we owned the Sox and the Yanks for years, back in the day. The only thing that cahnged was the Belgian brewery, then Gofrey, who I blame a lot more than his GM, uh, was his name Frescetti, Broscetti, jeez how quickly we forget!
Play Ball!