The Rancho Cucamonga Quakes released their opening day roster, which will begin play on Tuesday night on the road in San Bernardino against Inland Empire. The Quakes have been a Dodgers affiliate since 2011, and were a High-A team before moving to Low-A in MLB’s minor league reorganization this offseason.
Included on the roster are two draft picks from 2020 — outfielder Jake Vogel, the club’s third-round pick last year who starts in center field and bats leadoff in the opener, and fifth-rounder Gavin Stone, who starts on the mound for opening night.
The rest of the all-right handed Rancho Cucamonga starting rotation to start the season shakes out like this:
- Robbie Peto, an undrafted free agent last year out of Stetson
- Jimmy Lewis, second-round pick in 2019
- Kendall Williams, acquired last September in the Ross Stripling trade
- Carlos Duran, 2018 international signee from the Dominican Republic
The Quakes roster includes two players ranked among the Dodgers’ top 30 prospects before the season by Baseball America — shortstop Alex De Jesus (No. 18), Williams (No. 23), and Lewis (No. 26).
In addition to the pair of 2020 draftees, the Quakes roster also includes four Dodgers draftees from 2019 and three from 2018.
Rancho Cucamonga is a new locale for manager John Shomaker, who enters his 45th year in the Dodgers organization and has coached over 133 future major league players throughout his career. This is the 12th different city he’s managed in.
Low-A Rancho Cucamonga opening day roster
|RHP||Aldry Acosta||21||Int'l FA (2016)|
|RHP||Jeisson Cabrera||22||Int'l FA (2017)|
|LHP||Jacob Cantleberry||23||2019 draft (13th rd)|
|RHP||Hyun-Il Choi||21||Int'l FA (2018)|
|RHP||Daniel Cruz||23||Int'l FA (2017)|
|LHP||Franklin De La Paz||22||Int'l FA (2017)|
|RHP||Carlos De Los Santos||20||Int'l FA (2017)|
|RHP||Carlos Duran||19||Int'l FA (2018)|
|RHP||Braydon Fisher||20||2018 draft (4th rd)|
|RHP||Cameron Gibbens||25||Int'l FA (2020)|
|LHP||Jose Hernández||23||Int'l FA (2016)|
|RHP||Jimmy Lewis||20||2019 draft (2nd rd)|
|RHP||Robbie Peto||22||undrafted FA (2020)|
|RHP||Adolfo Ramirez||22||Int'l FA (2016)|
|LHP||Julian Smith||24||2018 draft (15th rd)|
|RHP||Gavin Stone||22||2020 draft (5th rd)|
|RHP||Kendall Williams||20||trade (TOR), 2020|
|C||Wladimir Chalo||21||Int'l FA (2016)|
|C||Marco Hernandez||23||Int'l FA (2015)|
|IF||Alex De Jesus||19||Int'l FA (2018)|
|IF||Sauryn Lao||21||Int'l FA (2015)|
|IF||Eddys Leonard||20||Int'l FA (2017)|
|3B||Brandon Lewis||22||2019 draft (4th rd)|
|IF||Sam McWilliams||23||2018 draft (19th rd)|
|2B||Jorbit Vivas||20||Int'l FA (2017)|
|OF||Aldrich de Jongh||22||2018 draft (17th rd)|
|OF||Jonny DeLuca||22||2019 draft (25th rd)|
|OF||Edwin Mateo||22||Int'l FA (2016)|
|OF||Jake Vogel||19||2020 draft (3rd rd)|
|OF||Brandon Wulff||24||2019 draft (7th rd)|