Preview: 2015 Fisher Cats Season Opener

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New Britain Rock Cats

Parent Team: Colorado Rockies

Coaches: Manager Darin Everson, Pitching Dave Burba, and Hitting Jeff Salazar

Ball Park: New Britain Stadium

2014 record: 73-69

Offence: .254 BA, .708 OPS,  .319 OBP, 100 HR, 564 RBI, 98 SB, 307 extra base hits

Pitching: 3.89 ERA, 96 HR, 7 CG, 9 SHO, 38 SV, 351 BB, 1071 K, and 1.30 WHIP

The Rock Cats pitching staff will be consist of RHP Shane Carle, LHP Carlos Hernandez, RHP Gus Schlosser, LHP Ryan Carpenter, and RHP Matt Flemer. They have a good mix of experience and youth. The Fisher Cats will recognize former relief pitcher Tyler Ybara, as he is now a member of the Rock Cats.

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Behind the plate New Britain will have top prospect Tommy Murphy, who finished last year with the Rockies Double-A. Now that he is fully healed, he is primed for a big year after missing much of 2014 with a shoulder injury.

The Rock Cats will field a strong infield of Trevor Story and Patrick Valaika. Story had a strong showing in Arizona this fall and will look to build off a .263 BA, 14HR, 48RBI, 23SB season. Valaika has a strong arm and is being groomed as a utility player. He’ll see time at 3rd, but he looks like a 2nd baseman to me.

The outfield with have, at 21-year-old and the Rockies Top Prospect, David Dahl bring his 14 HR and 21 SB up from Asheville. The 2012 first round draft pick currently has gap power, but could see that turn into home run power in 2015. David is a toolsy outfielder who could turn in a 20/20 campaign.