A guess at the 2010 Baysox opening day roster

Baysox media day is Wednesday, April 7. So, the Orioles will probably release the Baysox roster early next week. Still, I thought I’d keep up the Baysox Blog tradition and take a blind stab Bowie’s 2010 roster.

Starting Rotation:
Zach Britton

(Carolina Leauge pitcher of the year in 2009.)
http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2010-03-24/sports/bal-sp.orioles24mar24_1_zach-britton-brian-matusz-development-director-david-stockstillhttp://masnsports.com/2010/02/zach-britton-self-proclaimed-u.html
http://masnsports.com/2010/02/its-not-brittons-time-yet.html
Steve Johnson
http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/sports/schmuck/2010/03/steve_johnson_returns.html
http://masnsports.com/2010/03/johnson-returned-to-orioles.html
Chorye Spoone
(Has had some command issues this spring.)
http://masnsports.com/2010/02/spoone-looks-forward-to-a-heal.html
Tim Bascom
Ryohei Tanaka

http://www.baseballdailydigest.com/2010/03/31/pacific-perspectives-2010-top-asian-prospects/

Bullpen:
Pedro Beato
Pat Egan
(He may not have the fastball for it, but his numbers indicate he may be closer material.)
Ryan Ouellette
Wilfrido Perez

(Could be the closer, but the walks are worrisome. Still, he’s one of the few solid lefty relievers in the organization.)
http://www.camdenchat.com/2010/3/10/1365871/potential-minor-league-callups
Eddie Gamboa

Catcher:
Caleb Joseph

(A gamer who will be fun to watch.)
http://masnsports.com/2010/03/josephs-last-day.html
http://masnsports.com/2010/02/caleb-josephs-perspective-on-a.html

First Base:
Robbie Widlansky

(Hit 31 doubles and led the Carolina League in batting average in 363 plate appearances with Frederick last year.)

Second Base:

Ryan Adams

Shortstop:
Pedro Florimon

(Was red hot during the first half of 2009 in Frederick, but cooled significantly. Florimon’s defense is a little shaky.)
http://www.camdenchat.com/2010/3/10/1365871/potential-minor-league-callups

Third Base:
Brandon Waring

(The Frederick Keys first even Carolina League MVP in 2009.)
http://masnsports.com/2010/03/next-challenge-for-waring-east.html
http://www.goupstate.com/article/20100313/NEWS/100319801/1088

Left Field:
Tyler Henson

(Could also see time at third base. Struck out every 3.7 at bats last year.)

Center Field:
Danny Figueroa
(Had a .444 OBP in 303 plate appearances with Bowie.)

Matt Angle (Starts Year on DL/extended spring training)
(Typical leadoff hitter skill set – .374 OPS and, organization-leading, 148 hits in 506 at bats and 42 stolen bases last year. Angle broke his hamate on April 2. http://masnsports.com/2010/04/angle-to-undergo-surgery.html)

Right Field:

Joel Guzman
http://masnsports.com/2010/02/stockstill-on-guzman-and-more.html

Bench:
Catcher:

Phillip Britton

Corner Infield and Outfield:

Drawing a blank after Angle injury.

Utility:
Paco Figueroa

(Will see time at second base and the outfield. Last year, Figueroa had a .391 OBP in 288 plate appearances.)

Other Baysox season previews:
http://baltimoresportsreport.com/2010/04/01/minor-league-preview-bowie-baysox/

http://oriolesprospects.com/2010/04/06/bowie-baysox-season-preview-2010/

8 Comments

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8 responses to “A guess at the 2010 Baysox opening day roster

  1. Goose

    They look pretty solid on paper. Can’t wait for Thursday!

  2. Baysox39

    Not sure about Abreu or the Figueroa twins starting 2010 in Bowie. I had Abreu the starting 2nd baseman in Norfolk this season. At least one Figueroa on the Norfolk roster. With Montanez once again sent down by his old nemisises (Trembley and McPhail 2000 Cubs organization) One Figueroa could remain in Bowie to start the season.

  3. Nice job, this is pretty close to what I’d guess.

    I really think they need to give Ryan Adams some at-bats. I think he’ll start the year with Frederick.

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  5. bowiebaysox

    Orioles Hangout is reporting Sean Gleason and John Mariotti will be in the Frederick Keys’ pen. I removed them from my guesses. I’m still waiting on the Baysox roster, but media day is today.

  6. bowiebaysox

    Baysox39 – Those are good points. I thought Justin Turner might block Abreu at second in Norfolk. You may be right about the Figueroas, they did have good years in 2009. I’m just running out of outfielders, especially with Matt Angle injured.

    Jordan – Thank you. We’ll see where Adams fits. We know he’s not on the Keys roster after media day in Frederick yesterday.

  7. bowiebaysox

    Brad Komminsk confirmed that the Figueroa brothers will be on the team and that Ryan Adams will probably start at second base. I think that rules out my Abreu guess.

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