The San Francisco Giant today announced their 24-man roster for the Connecticut Defenders.
The roster includes a mix of returners as well as some fresh faces. The Giants have sent three of their Top 25 prospects (as rated by Baseball America) which include: right handed pitchers Waldis Joaquin (#11) and Henry Sosa (#13) along with catcher Jackson Williams (#16).
Catchers: Tyler LaTorre, Jackson Williams and Adam Witter
Infielders: Brian Bocock, Brock Bond, Brad Boyer, Andrew D'Alessio, Dave Maroul, Brett Pill, Sharlon Schoop
Outfielders: Bobby Felmy, Tyler Graham, Eddy Martinez-Esteve, Mike Mooney, Antoan Richardson
Pitchers: Steven Edlefsen, Jesse English, Jesse Foppert, Dan Griffin, Waldis Joaquin, Daryl Maday, Brooks McNiven, Mike Musgrave, Daniel Otero, Joe Paterson, Nick Pereira, Henry Sosa
Good to see Giants push Jacks Williams up to AA and working with manager Steve Decker. Possibly Decker will replace Bochy as SF manager next season? Bocock brings his solid glove to Connecticut.
EME is forever stuck in AA even after having a nice 2008 season and following it up with a sold winter league in Puerto Rico.
Sosa, Joaquin, Maday should lead the Defender rotation.