Ladies and Gentlemen, your 2011 projected opening day roster for the New Hampshire Fishercats is listed below! Yet another talent loaded affiliate for the Jays!
This projected roster was announced on the NH FC website, in an article available here.
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1B – Michael McDade
2B – John Tolisano
SP (1) Zach Stewart
SP (2) Joel Carreno
SP(3) B.J. LaMura
SP (4) Rey Gonzalez
SP (5) Willie Collazo
You have to be very impressed with the talent on this squad. Travis d’Arnaud, Moises Sierra, and Anthony Gose join Adeiny Hechavarria and Zach Stewart as a collection of some of the very best Jays prospects in the system. Even with all of those talents on board, I’m most interested in seeing how Michael McDade does on a much better offensive team and whether Joel Carreno can take a leap forward and build on his amazing 2010 season.
Of note is the fact that Alan Farina had previously been assigned to Las Vegas and seems to have been sent to New Hampshire since then, and also the fact that Chad Jenkins, Henderson Alvarez, and A.J. Jimenez represent a talented trio of players that didn’t get to make the jump to AA to begin the season. However, with d’Arnaud and Stewart likely to get promoted at some point in 2011, that could change very quickly.
Other big notes from looking through this roster are the omissions of Eric Thames, David Cooper, Adam Loewen, Roan Salas, and Matt Liuzza, all players that may wind up being on the Las Vegas opening day roster once it’s announced.
Looking through this roster, there’s no doubt in my mind that they’ll be extremely hard to beat in 2011 and should have an excellent shot at winning a championship this season.