The minor league season starts on Thursday but the rosters have been finalized. Teams are flying in to their cities and ready to meet the media and season ticket holders before the games begin.
Two teams have released their rosters so far.
|AAA International League|
I thought Brad Glenn would be here as the right fielder but I assume he is back in New Hampshire. The Jays have gone with more internal candidates for the bullpen than some of the free agents they signed in the winter.
|New Hampshire Fisher Cats|
|AA Eastern League|
The AA lineup and starters are as expected, few surprises here other than the missing minor league free agents.
DUNEDIN L Norris, Daniel - 21 L Boyd, Matt - 23 R Hernandez, Jesse - 25 R White, Ben - 25 R Cole, Taylor - 24 R Barnes, Daniel - 24 L Girodo, Chad - 23 R Browning, Wil - 25 R Sikula, Arik -25 L Nieves, Efrain - 24 * R Champlin, Kramer - 24 R Jackson, Justin - 25 * R McFarland, Blake - 26 Chung, Derrick - 26 Reeves, Mike - 23 Hobson, KC - 23 Lopes, Christian - 21 Guerrero, Emilio - 21 Pierre, Gustavo - 22 Patterson, Kevin -25 Flores, Jorge - 22 Smith, Dwight - 21 Pompey, Dalton - 21 Knecht, Marcus - 23 Newman, Matthew - 25
Not too many surprises here. Mike Reeves jumps over Lansing but we have to see what impact the Kratz promotion had on the rosters. Christian Lopes did get the 2B job and Chris Hawkins is missing.
|A - Midwest League|
|2B||Dickie Jo Thon|
As I expected Santiago Nessy is back in lansing and Dickie Thon will be playing 2B. I thought Jacob Anderson might get a promotion but he did not.
The starting rotation has two tandems, Labourt/Tirado and DeJong/Cardona. Tom Robson gets his own slot. Shane Dawson did not make it.
I now have the official rosters from the Jays. There is a DH listed for each team. The DH's are Jared Goedert; Ryan Schimpf; Kevin Patterson; and Justin Atkinson.
The following players are listed as "medical" which I assumes means they are injured:
Liz, Radhames Antolin, Dustin Opitz, Shane Osuna, Roberto McDade, Mike Meyer, Andrew Kish, Phillip Korecky, Bobby Fermin, Andy Munoz, Aaron Conner, Seth Tolleson, Steve Rankin, Pierce Sweeney, Kellen Baligod, Nick
In addition Sean Ochinko and Brian Van Kirk are listed with (SUS) after their name which I assume means they are still under suspension.