Goodyear Notebook: 4/4
Official Lake County & Kinston Rosters
Okay, official rosters for Single-A Lake County and advanced Single-A Kinston have been released. One small correction from yesterday is I incorrectly had Kyle Landis in Kinston and Danny Salazar in Lake County, when Landis will actually be in Lake County and Salazar will open in extended spring training.
Rotation: T.J. House (LHP), Alexander Perez (RHP), T.J. McFarland (LHP), Joey Mahalic (RHP), Ryan Miller (LHP)
Bullpen: Santo Frias (RHP), Matt Langwell (RHP), Russell Young (LHP), Steve Smith (RHP), Michael McGuire (RHP), Dave Roberts (RHP), Paolo Espino (RHP), Kyle Landis (RHP)
Position: Michael Valadez (C), Adam Abraham (C), Mark Thompson (SS), Jeremie Tice (3B), Walter Diaz (INF), Nate Recknagel (C/1B), Karexon Sanchez (2B), Chris Nash (1B), Adam White (OF), Donnie Webb (OF), Abner Abreu (OF), Ryan Blair (OF)
Rotation: Jeanmar Gomez (RHP), Ryan Morris (LHP), Eric Berger (LHP), Zach Putnam (RHP), Kelvin De La Cruz (LHP)
Bullpen: Josh Judy (RHP), Matt Meyer (LHP), Chen-Chang Lee (RHP), Gary Campfield (RHP), Dallas Cawiezell (RHP), Heath Taylor (LHP), Jonathan Holt (RHP)
Position: Alex Castillo (C), Richard Martinez (C), Cristo Arnal (INF), Lonnie Chisenhall (3B), Adam Davis (INF/C), Cord Phelps (2B), Matt McBride (1B), Ronald Rivas (SS), Matt Brown (OF), Jason Denham (OF), Tim Fedroff (OF), Lucas Montero (OF), Roman Pena (OF)
Projected Akron & Columbus Rosters
Okay, while the Lake County and Kinston rosters are official, the Akron and Buffalo rosters are not official yet. The only thing official is the pitching staff at Akron, and the starting rotation at Columbus.
The reason the rosters are not official yet is because of a few players still with the Indians who may factor into the Columbus roster such as Wilson Valdez, Matt Herges, Andy Marte, Damaso Espino, and Tony Graffanino, so the final roster for Columbus (and even Akron) is subject to change. Akron could be affected by a trickle down effect with their bench, plus infielder Josh Rodriguez is banged up and still recovering from an intercostal strain which has sidelined him for about ten days of camp. He is supposed to be okay, but may open in extended spring training for a few days to be sure he is 100%.
All that said, the Akron roster should be pretty much what it is as well as the Columbus roster. The only changes would be to a bullpen guy or two in Columbus and some of the bench guys at both affiliates.
Rotation: Chuck Lofgren (LHP), Frank Herrmann (RHP), Josh Tomlin (RHP), Hector Rondon (RHP), Steven Wright (RHP)
Bullpen: Erik Stiller (RHP), Randy Newsom (RHP), Scott Roehl (RHP), Neil Wagner (RHP), Carlton Smith (RHP), Michael Finocchi (RHP), Ryan Edell (LHP), Vinnie Pestano (RHP)
Position: Carlos Santana (C), Armando Camacaro (C), Beau Mills (1B), Jared Goedert (3B), Jerad Head (INF/OF), Carlos Rivero (SS), Niuman Romero (INF), Josh Rodriguez (2B), John Drennen (OF), Nick Weglarz (OF), Jose Constanza (OF), Michael Hall (OF)
Rotation: David Huff (LHP), Jeremy Sowers (LHP), Aaron Laffey (LHP), Kirk Saarloos (RHP), Jack Cassel (RHP)
Bullpen: John Meloan (RHP), Tony Sipp (LHP), Rich Rundles (LHP), Vinnie Chulk (RHP), Juan Salas (RHP), Greg Aquino (RHP), Jose Rodriguez (RHP)
Position: Chris Gimenez (C/1B), Wyatt Toregas (C), Jordan Brown (1B), Michael Aubrey (1B), Andy Cannizaro (SS), Wes Hodges (3B), Juan Merchan (INF), Luis Valbuena (2B), Michael Brantley (OF), Stephen Head (OF), Matt LaPorta (OF), George Lombard (OF)