The Daytona Cubs and Tennessee Smokies Announce 2012 Opening Day Rosters

The Daytona Cubs finalized their Opening Day roster Tuesday. The defending Florida State League Champions Daytona Cubs will feature Matt Szczur, Austin Kirk, Tony Zych, Ronald Torreyes and Rubi Silva to begin the season.

The Smokies released their roster Tuesday. The Cubs’ Double-A affiliate will begin the season with the likes of Trey McNutt, Dae-Eun Rhee and Nick Struck in the rotation with Logan Watkins, Rebel Ridling, Justin Bour and Jae-Hoon Ha in the infield and outfield.

Once the big league team decides their Opening Day roster, the I-Cubs roster will be set and announced.

The top four teams in the Cubs’ system open their season Thursday. The Peoria Chiefs open the year in Beloit and Daytona will hit the road as well to take on the Brevard County Manatees. The Smokies open their season in Chattanooga against the Lookouts and the Iowa Cubs will host the Round Rock Express.

High Class-A – Daytona Cubs

2012 Opening Day Roster

Pitchers

Hayden Simpson, RHP
Austin Kirk, LHP
Brett Wallach, RHP
A.J. Morris, RHP
Tony Zych, RHP
Eric Jokisch, LHP
Larry Suarez, RHP
Brian Schlitter, RHP
Ty’relle Harris, RHP
Eduardo Figueroa, RHP
Frank Del Valle, LHP
Casey Harman, LHP
Matt Loosen, RHP

Catchers

Sergio Burruel
Chad Noble

Infielders

Richard Jones
Ronald Torreyes
Greg Rohan
Arismendy Alcantara
Dustin Harrington

Outfielders

Matt Szczur
Nelson Perez
John Andreoli
Elieser Bonne
Rubi Silva

Double-A – Tennessee Smokies

2012 Opening Day Roster

Pitchers

Jeffry Antigua
Frank Batista
Dallas Beeler
Dan Berlind
Alberto Cabrera
Marcus Hatley
Trey McNutt
Brooks Raley
Dae-Eun Rhee
Kevin Rhoderick
Ryan Searle
Nick Struck
Casey Weathers

Catchers

Juan Apodaca
Michael Brenly
Luis Flores

Infielders

Justin Bour
Matt Camp
Matt Cerda
Jonathan Mota
Rebel Ridling
Nate Samson
Elliot Soto
Logan Watkins

Outfielders

James Adduci
Michael Burgess
Jae-Hoon Ha

Peoria Chiefs 2012 Opening Day Roster

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