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Run by The Trentonian's Nick Peruffo, this blog will provide daily multimedia coverage of the Trenton Thunder.

Monday, January 31, 2011

A First Guess

With the start of spring training just around the corner, it seems appropriate to take a first guess at what the Thunder's roster will look like in New Hampshire on April 7. There are plenty of near-certainties, but there's also a host of slots that are up in the air, and will remain so until camp breaks.

1. Austin Romine - C
2. Jose Gil - C
3. Myron Leslie - 1B
4. Corban Joseph - 2B
5. Luis Nunez - SS
6. Brad Suttle - 3B
7. Melky Mesa - OF
8. Austin Krum - OF
9. Cody Johnson - OF
10. Ray Kruml - OF
11. Walter Ibarra - IF
12. Justin Snyder - UT
13. Dellin Betances - SP
14. Manny Banuelos - SP
15. Adam Warren - SP
16. Graham Stoneburner - SP
17. Shaeffer Hall - SP
18. Craig Heyer - RP
19. Pat Venditte - RP
20. Adam Olbrychowski - RP
21. Trenton Lare - RP
22. Phil Bartleski - RP
23. Tim Norton - RP
24. Cory Arbiso - RP

For the rotation, I'm working on the assumption that Lance Pendleton comes back after being selected by the Astros in the Rule 5. If he does not, Warren should bump to Triple-A, leaving Arbiso to plug into the fifth starter's role with the Thunder. Either way, that staff looks pretty nice to start the year.

Because of the Russell Martin signing, I expect Romine to come back to the Thunder for a couple of months. Once Montero heads to New York, Romine will head to Scranton. It's as simple as that.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where do you see Claiborne and Whitley in April?

March 21, 2012 at 11:47 PM 

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