Gwinnett Releases 2011 Opening Day Roster

Written by Joe Lucia on .

Without any further ado...

Pitchers: Juan Abreu, Jairo Asencio, Yohan Flande, Cory Gearrin, Rodrigo Lopez, Stephen Marek, Mike Minor, Scott Proctor, Todd Redmond, Julio Teheran, Jacob Thompson, Anthony Varvaro

Catchers: J.C. Boscan, Wilkin Castillo

Infielders: Shawn Bowman, Mauro Gomez, Diory Hernandez, Ed Lucas, Joe Mather, Daniel Nelson

Outfielders: Willie Cabrera, Jose Constanza, Wilkin Ramirez, Jordan Schafer

DL: Erik Cordier, Jay Sborz, Shawn McGill

It looks like the rotation will be Teheran, Minor, Lopez, Redmond, and Thompson, though it will be interesting to see who takes Minor's spot with him be recalled to Atlanta today (as I posted about a couple of hours ago). You're probably gasping and swearing as you see Scott Proctor listed in the bullpen...the Braves re-signed him to a minor league deal today. Just what the team needed. The bullpen is REALLY good outside of Proctor, with Abreu, Asencio, Gearrin, Marek and Varvaro being guys who could possibly get called up to Atlanta this season based on their performance if there is an injury.

And then we come to the offense, and there's not a lot going on here. Hernandez, Lucas and Mather could get called up to fill roles on the bench in case of an injury this year, while Schafer is finally getting that full year at AAA to try to get his career back on track. None of the position players are really prospects, though. The only one of them who could really play every day in the majors is Schafer, assuming his wrist gets back on track.

MiLB.com also put MiLB.TV on sale today, for the low price of 30 bucks a year. You get every AAA game, and other selected games. If you buy an MLB.TV subscription with it, you can get MiLB.TV for only ten bucks. A hell of a deal, provided you didn't sign up for MLB.TV back in January like I did. Oh well, 20 bucks isn't a huge amount in the grand scheme of things. So essentially, I'll be using this service to watch every Teheran and Minor start, and that's all. Fair enough.
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