The rookie leagues started tonight but I'll let Coolguy break down the rosters since he knows the players better then I do. Some DSL players from last year look interesting for the Arizona team.
AAA –Isotopes win a slugfest 16 - 12 and luckily none of our prospects were involved in the carnage. Jon Link picked up the save with two scoreless innings. Link has now gone four games and six innings without allowing a run. SilverWidow can get back on his bandwagon. The offense was fueled by Lucas May who slugged a grand slam.
AA – No Games
High A – All Star break - Will this be the last at bat for Sands in the Midwest League?
A –No Games
Rookie Ogden - Greg Wilborn who was picked in the 18th round last year got the opening day gig. The 23 year old went five innings, striking out six and walking two. Nick Gaudi who owned this league after being drafted in 2009 finds himself back as a setup pitch after being demoted from the Loons in early April. The only real offensive player of note is Jonathan Garcia who went 0 for 4, while playing RF, and batting fifth. The offense was provided by 22 year old catcher Michael Pericht who batted cleanup and lived upto it. Pericht had three hits including a home run, and drove in three of the four runs. Pericht was on the Arizona rookie league team and compiled a very uninspiring .740 OPS in 2009. This is the Raptors clean up hitter in 2010?.
Rookie Arizona - 19 year old Arismendy Ozoria got lit up like a Christmas tree after relieving a rehabbing Corey Wade. He gave up six runs and six hits in four innings of work. It is a bit of a joke to see Kyle Orr on this team, but not surprising to see him go hit-less. Hey Pedro Baez got in four at bats, I assume he's here because his team is on break. Position wise Enily Morales started at 2nd base but Vladimir Blanco did not even play. A key player to watch is 19 year old Tae-Hyeok Nam who was signed out of High School in Korea. Nam blasted a two run home run, hopefully the first one of many more to come.