The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, High-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, released its initial roster for the 2016 season Monday and it features eight of the top prospects in the system, including SS Gleyber Torres, 2B/OF Ian Happ, OF Jeffrey Baez, RHP David Berg, RHP Trevor Clifton and RHP Jake Stinnett.
The Pelicans’ first roster consists of 14 pitchers, three catchers, six infielders and five outfielders.
Buddy Bailey shifts to the Pelicans this season for his 28th year as a minor league manager.
The Pelicans roster features Gleyber Torres and Ian Happ and Myrtle Beach’s double play combo figures to garner their fair share of headlines this season.
Trevor Clifton, Jake Stinnett and Jonathan Martinez are expected to be in the Pelicans Opening Day rotation.
High-A Myrtle Beach begins the defense of its Carolina League Championship on Thursday, April 7 against the Frederick Keys (Baltimore Orioles) at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark.
The Pelicans first roster of the season includes 28 players. The active roster will have to be trimmed by three players by Thursday.
- Manager: Buddy Bailey
- Pitching Coach: Anderson Tavarez
- Hitting Coach: Mariano Duncan
- Assistant Hitting Coach: Juan Cabreja
- Athletic Trainer: Toby Williams
- Strength Coach: Jason Morriss
Myrtle Beach Pelicans 2016 Opening Day Roster
- David Berg, RHP
- Trevor Clifton, RHP
- James Farris, RHP
- Zach Hedges, RHP
- Tyler Ihrig, LHP
- Erick Leal, RHP
- Dillon Maples, RHP
- Jonathan Martinez, RHP
- Ryan McNeil, RHP
- Jordan Minch, LHP
- James Pugliese, RHP
- Jake Stinnett, RHP
- Tommy Thorpe, LHP
- Daury Torrez, RHP
- Gioskar Amaya
- Cael Brockmeyer
- Erick Castillo
- Yasiel Balaguert
- David Bote
- Ian Happ
- Daniel Lockhart
- Gleyber Torres
- Jason Vosler
- Jeffrey Baez
- Charcer Burks
- Rashad Crawford
- Shawon Dunston Jr.
- Trey Martin
High-A and Low-A clubs can have a 35-man reserve roster and a 25-man active roster.
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