Introducing… the 2014 Lansing Lugnuts

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Chase De Jong, 2013 Crosstown Showdown. – Scott Mapes, Lansing Lugnuts

From the press release:

“In conjunction with the Toronto Blue Jays, the Lansing Lugnuts announced a loaded 2014 Opening Day roster headlined by center fielder D.J. Davis, third baseman Mitch Nay and frontline pitching talent.

Third-year manager John Tamargo, Jr. will direct a Lugnuts squad that features eight returning players alongside 10 of Baseball America’s Top 30 Blue Jays prospects – including six of the Jays’ 12 best minor-league talents. The top of that list belongs to the fleet Davis, drafted 17th overall in 2012 and rated #3 in the system, and the powerful Nay, a 2012 first-round supplemental pick rated #4…

Here’s the roster in PDF form for your consideration.  To make it all clearer, though:

(Don’t read anything into the order of the starting rotation.  There’s no #1, #2, etc.)

SP:  Jairo Labourt/Alberto Tirado
SP:  Chase De Jong/Adonys Cardona
SP:  Jeremy Gabryszwski
SP:  Kendall Graveman
SP:  Tom Robson

Bullpen
Closer – RHP Jimmy Cordero
Lefties – Alonzo Gonzalez, Griffin Murphy, Scott Silverstein
Righties – Brady Dragmire, Roberto Espinosa

C:  Santiago Nessy, Jorge Saez
1B:  Matt Dean
SS:  Dawel Lugo
2B:  Dickie Thon (don’t be surprised to see Thon at SS and Lugo at 2B)
3B:  Mitch Nay
UT:  Justin Atkinson, Jason Leblebijian

OF:  D.J. Davis, Derrick Loveless, Ian Parmley, Carlos Ramirez
(I suspect we’ll see Davis in CF and Ramirez in RF)

We’ll have much more info as the week moves onward.

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