River Cats, RockHounds, Ports & Snappers Opening Day Rosters

Raley Field in Sacramento

Raley Field in Sacramento

Here they are – the official opening day rosters for the A’s four full-season affiliates who will all be starting their seasons on Thursday. Beloit will kick off the day’s action at 4:30pm PDT, followed by Midland at 5:00pm PDT, then Sacramento at 5:35pm PDT, and finally Stockton at 7:00pm PDT. We know that RHP Drew Granier will be the opening day starter for Midland and RHP Bobby Wahl will get the call for Beloit, while Sacramento’s and Stockton’s opening day starters have yet to be officially announced. Be sure to follow @AthleticsFarm on Twitter all day Thursday for updates on all the opening day action.

 

Stephen Vogt

Stephen Vogt

SACRAMENTO RIVER CATS

(Pacific Coast League – Triple-A)

-CATCHERS-

Stephen Vogt*, Ryan Ortiz

-INFIELDERS-

Nate Freiman*, Anthony Aliotti, Jose Martinez, Alden Carrithers, Hiro Nakajima, Tyler Ladendorf, (DL- Jake Elmore*)

-OUTFIELDERS-

Shane Peterson*, Kent Matthes*, Jake Goebbert, Michael Taylor

-STARTING PITCHERS-

Joe Blanton, Arnold Leon*, Matt Buschmann, Sean Murphy, Josh Lindblom*

-RELIEF PITCHERS-

Philip Humber, Deryk Hooker, Jeremy McBryde, Jose Flores, Fernando Nieve, Paul Smyth, Joe Savery*, Eric Berger, Fernando Rodriguez* (Rehab Assignment)

*40-Man Roster

NOTE: The A’s removed IF Hiro Nakajima from the 40-man roster on Wednesday and officially outrighted him to Sacramento. OF Michael Taylor cleared waivers on Thursday and was outrighted to Sacramento. IF Jake Elmore was placed on the DL on Thursday, and IF Tyler Ladendorf was promoted from Midland.

 

Addison Russell

Addison Russell

MIDLAND ROCKHOUNDS

(Texas League – Double-A)

-CATCHERS-

Ryan Lipkin, Beau Taylor

-INFIELDERS-

Max Muncy, Dusty Coleman, Addison Russell, Jefry Marte, Miles Head, Antonio Lamas

-OUTFIELDERS-

Billy Burns, D’Arby Myers, Chad Oberacker, Josh Whitaker, Conner Crumbliss

-STARTING PITCHERS-

Zach Neal, Drew Granier, Raul Alcantara*, Tanner Peters, Chris Jensen

-RELIEF PITCHERS-

Murphy Smith, Nate Long, Ryan Dull, Blake Hassebrock, Seth Frankoff, Jesus Castillo, Andrew Werner, Jeff Urlaub, (DL-Frank Gailey)

*40-Man Roster

 

Billy McKinney

Billy McKinney

STOCKTON PORTS

(California League – High-A)

-CATCHERS-

Bruce Maxwell, Ryan Gorton

-INFIELDERS-

Matt Olson, Chad Pinder, Wade Kirkland, Daniel Robertson, Renato Nunez, Ryon Healy

-OUTFIELDERS

Bobby Crocker, Dusty Robinson, Aaron Shipman, Billy McKinney

-STARTING PITCHERS-

Josh Bowman, Manny Correa, Seth Streich, Shawn Haviland, Tim Atherton

-RELIEF PITCHERS-

Nolan Sanburn, Michael Ynoa*, Jonathan Joseph, Ryan Doolittle, Tucker Healy, Kris Hall, Austin House, Jeremy Barfield, (DL-Omar Duran)

*40-Man Roster

 

B.J. Boyd

B.J. Boyd

BELOIT SNAPPERS

(Midwest League – Class-A)

-CATCHERS-

Phil Pohl, Andy Paz

-INFIELDERS-

Ryan Huck, Melvin Mercedes, Chih-Fang Pan, Sam Roberts, B.A. Vollmuth, Michael Soto

-OUTFIELDERS-

Ryan Mathews, B.J. Boyd, Boog Powell, Tyler Marincov, (DL-Jaycob Brugman)

-STARTING PITCHERS-

Dylan Covey, Kyle Finnegan, Lou Trivino, Ronald Herrera, Bobby Wahl

-RELIEF PITCHERS-

Andres Avila, Stuart Pudenz, Trevor Bayless, Sam Bragg, Lee Sosa, Chris Lamb, Brent Powers, Matt Stalcup

 

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6 comments for “River Cats, RockHounds, Ports & Snappers Opening Day Rosters

  1. Carl
    April 3, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    On the Beloit we have Boog Powell playing? When did we make that trade with the Baltimore?
    Old people remember the great Boog Powell from the 60′ and 70′s.

    • April 3, 2014 at 3:42 pm

      Yep, I remember him too – still got his baseball cards! This is Herschel Powell, who has chosen to officially be known as ‘Boog.’

  2. April 3, 2014 at 11:38 pm

    Looks like the River Cats have 29 players (counting Jake Elmore, now on A’s Injured list)…for a 25-man roster. So do the extras just go to AZL until an injury frees up spots?

    • April 4, 2014 at 12:03 am

      Rehabbing players and players on the DL don’t count against the roster limits. So if you subtract Rodriguez and Elmore, there’s actually 26 on the official active roster – 13 hitters and 13 pitchers. And I’m suspecting there may be a new rule regarding roster limits since all the A’s affiliates are starting the season with 26 active players on the roster this year.

    • April 4, 2014 at 3:19 pm

      FYI, turns out there was 1 player on each roster who was DL’d that was previously unannounced – so it’s 25 active players per roster as always.

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