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High-A Rancho Cucamonga 2018 preliminary opening day roster

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Gavin Lux makes his California League debut to start 2018.
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LOS ANGELES — The last two Dodgers’ first-round picks highlight the preliminary opening day roster for Class-A Rancho Cucamonga.

Jeren Kendall was the Dodgers’ first-round pick in 2017 out of Vanderbilt. The speedy outfielder hit .221/.290/.400 in 35 games for Low-A Great Lakes.

The Dodgers picked Gavin Lux out of high school in Wisconsin in the first round in 2016, and he enters his age-20 season in the same middle infield was fellow 20-year-old Omar Estevez, signed for $6 million out of Cuba in 2015. Slugging third baseman Crisitan Santana, just 21, gives the Quakes an intriguing infield to watch this season.

Perhaps this is a sign of the Dodgers’ depth, but Andrew Sopko made 23 starts in Double-A Tulsa last year but now is back in the California League to open 2018.

Dustin May ended last season in Rancho Cucamonga, but for now is in extended spring training still building up his innings in preparation for the season.

Rancho Cucamonga preliminary roster

Pos Player B/T 2018 age* How acquired 2017 highest level
Pos Player B/T 2018 age* How acquired 2017 highest level
SP Imani Abdullah R/R 21 2015 draft (11th) Great Lakes
SP Tony Gonsolin R/R 24 2016 draft (9th) Rancho Cucamonga
SP Dean Kremer R/R 22 2016 draft (14th) Rancho Cucamonga
SP Chris Mathewson L/R 23 2016 draft (19th) Rancho Cucamonga
SP Jordan Sheffield R/R 23 2016 draft (1st) Rancho Cucamonga
SP Andrew Sopko R/R 23 2015 draft (7th) Tulsa
RP Stetson Allie R/R 27 FA, 11/11/16 Oklahoma City
RP Isaac Anderson R/R 24 2015 draft (40th) Tulsa
RP Parker Curry R/R 24 FA, 7/13/16 Tulsa
RP Andrew Istler R/R 25 2015 draft (23rd) Rancho Cucamonga
RP Nolan Long R/R 24 2015 draft (16th) Rancho Cucamonga
RP Ryan Moseley R/R 23 Trade (Bal), 2/19/07 Rancho Cucamonga
RP Jason Richman L/L 24 FA, 7/16/07 Rancho Cucamonga
C Steve Berman R/R 23 2016 draft (31st) Great Lakes
C Hamlet Marte R/R 24 FA, 11/30/17 Lancaster (High-A)
C Connor Wong R/R 22 2017 draft (3rd) Great Lakes
3B Rylan Bannon R/R 22 2017 draft (8th) Ogden
2B/SS Omar Estevez R/R 20 Int'l FA, 11/21/15 Rancho Cucamonga
1B Ibandel Isabel R/R 23 Int'l FA, 4/5/13 Rancho Cucamonga
2B/SS Gavin Lux L/R 20 2016 draft (1st) Great Lakes
3B Cristian Santana R/R 21 Int'l FA, 4/21/14 Great Lakes
OF Donovan Casey R/R 22 2017 draft (20th) AZL
OF Saige Jenco L/L 23 2016 draft (24th) Great Lakes
OF Jeren Kendall L/R 22 2017 draft (1st) Great Lakes
OF Logan Landson R/R 25 2015 draft (10th) Oklahoma City
OF Cody Thomas L/R 23 2016 draft (13th) Great Lakes
*age as of June 30, 2018