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Rancho Cucamonga opening day roster highlighted by Grant Holmes, Yusniel Diaz

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Matt DeVries | Great Lakes

The Class-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes announced their 2016 roster on Monday, with pitcher Grant Holmes and outfielder Yusniel Diaz highlighting the Dodgers' California League affiliate.

The Quakes will open defense of their California League Title on Thursday night, as they host the Lake Elsinore Storm at LoanMart Field.

Holmes, 20, was 6-4 with a 3.14 ERA in 24 starts for Low-A Great Lakes in 2015. The 2014 first-round pick struck out 117 in 103 1/3 innings and allowed only 86 hits. Joining Holmes in the rotation will be right-handers Trevor Oaks, Josh Sborz and Brock Stewart.

Other arms to make their return to Rancho include right-handers Joe Broussard, Kyle Hooper, Karch Kowalczyk, Chris Powell and A.J. Vanegas. Lefty Luis De Paula, another returner from last year's club, is the only lefty in the pen to start the year.

Position players returning to the Quakes that were a part of last year's Championship-winning team include catcher Paul Hoenecke, infielder Tim Locastro and outfielders Joey Curletta, Kyle Garlick and Johan Mieses.

Of the 25 players on the current roster, 14 of them earned a championship ring by playing in Rancho Cucamonga in 2015.

The Quakes will carry a total of three prospects that Baseball America considers to be ranked in the Dodgers Top-30, with Holmes (6), Johan Mieses (12) and Sborz at (17).

Diaz, 19, will be one of the most intriguing players on the Quakes roster after signing a deal worth a reported $15.5 million in the offseason after coming over from Cuba. The right-handed slugger will be making his professional debut after some playing time with the Dodgers this spring.

The Quakes will be managed by Drew Saylor in his first year in the organization. Also joining the Quakes coaching staff is hitting coach Jay Gibbons, pitching coach Kip Wells and fourth coach Rafael Ozuna.

Pos Player 2016 age How acquired Highest 2015 level
P Tommy Bergjans 24 2015 draft (8th round) Great Lakes
P Joe Broussard 25 2014 draft (15th round) Rancho Cucamonga
P Luis De Paula 24 international FA, 2012 Rancho Cucamonga
P Scott Griggs 25 2012 draft (8th round) Tulsa
P Grant Holmes 20 2014 draft (1st round) Great Lakes
P Kyle Hooper 25 2013 draft (25th round) Rancho Cucamonga
P Karch Kowalczyk 25 2014 draft (37th round) Rancho Cucamonga
P Trevor Oaks 23 2014 draft (7th round) Rancho Cucamonga
P Chris Powell 23 2015 draft (39th round) Rancho Cucamonga
P Bobby Rossman 24 2014 draft (22nd round) Great Lakes
P Josh Sborz 22 2015 draft (2nd round) Rancho Cucamonga
P Brock Stewart 24 2014 draft (6th round) Rancho Cucamonga
P A.J. Vanegas 23 2014 draft (11th round) Rancho Cucamonga
C Paul Hoenecke 25 2012 draft (24th round) Tulsa
C Julian Leon 20 undrafted FA, 2012 Great Lakes
IF Michael Ahmed 24 2013 draft (20th round) Great Lakes
IF Matt Beaty 23 2015 draft (12th round) Great Lakes
IF Tim Locastro 23 trade (Tor), 7/2/15 Rancho Cucamonga
IF Erick Mejia 21 trade (Sea), 1/12/16 Tacoma
IF Jordan Tarsovich 25 2015 draft (22nd round) Great Lakes
OF Joey Curletta 22 2012 draft (6th round) Tulsa
OF Yusniel Diaz 19 international FA, 2016 Cuba
OF Kyle Garlick 24 2015 draft (28th round) Rancho Cucamonga
OF Johan Mieses 20 international FA, 2013 Rancho Cucamonga
OF Andrew Toles 24 free Agent, 2016 Rancho Cucamonga