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#1 goulik

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 12:59 PM

Announced here. You may have to click on "Full Story"

 

https://www.milb.com...sed/c-270382476

 

Starters, relievers and infielders are listed according what they mostly did LAST year and are not necessarily an indication of planned usage this year. 

 

Starters

Randy Dobnak

Bryan Sammons

Tyler Watson

Edward Colina

Blayne Enlow

Tyler Watson

 

Relievers

Logan Lombana

 

 

Catchers

Ben Rortvedt

David Banuelos

 

Infield

SS-Royce Lewis

2B-Jose Miranda

3B-Andrew Bechtold

SS-Jordan Gore

1B-Ben Rodriguez

 

Outfield

Alex Kirilloff

Akil Baddoo

Trey Cabbage

Shane Carrier

 

The Press Release does not mention these names but they are all listed on the Roster Page. Obviously some of these are on the roster because there are not enough names listed above.

 

Starters

Nick Brown (7 of 11 Appearances were starts)

Griffin Jax

 

Relievers

Calvin Faucher

Kevin Finkel

Kevin Marnon

Jose Martinez

Ryan Mason

Jovani Moran

 

Outfielder

Mark Contreras

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 01:12 PM

Looks like a club that would be fun to see.But do it early, many of these players could be in Fort Myers by July.

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 01:52 PM

So, will Brustar Graterol going to join Cedar Rapids from EXST? I didn’t see his name on the roster, but given his talent level I don’t think he’ll start in Rookie league again this year.

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 02:24 PM

Just FYI...

 

We'll be posting roster previews throughout the week.

 

Steve Buhr's Kernels preview will be posted tonight, and then each night we'll do another roster, working up to the Red Wings on Thursday night. 

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 02:24 PM

 

So, will Brustar Graterol going to join Cedar Rapids from EXST? I didn’t see his name on the roster, but given his talent level I don’t think he’ll start in Rookie league again this year.

 

I would guess he'll be in a Kernels uniform in late May or early June. They'll want to keep his innings limited early in the season. 


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Posted 02 April 2018 - 02:44 PM

 

Looks like a club that would be fun to see.But do it early, many of these players could be in Fort Myers by July.

 

Planning a trip in late May. 

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 03:07 PM

I'm hoping it's a real battle between the two catchers for dominant playing time.

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 03:09 PM

I would guess he'll be in a Kernels uniform in late May or early June. They'll want to keep his innings limited early in the season.


That’s what I figured...he’s got loads of potential and is young, no need to rush him this year since he only pitched 40 or so innings last year and had TJ surgery prior to that.

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 06:37 PM

Gonna go April 14th and 15th

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 06:38 PM

Just FYI...
 
We'll be posting roster previews throughout the week.
 
Steve Buhr's Kernels preview will be posted tonight, and then each night we'll do another roster, working up to the Red Wings on Thursday night.


Then I'm not gonna do Chattanoooga....

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Posted 03 April 2018 - 04:47 AM

I am hoping to be in Cedar Rapids for a game the end of June (last Monday).


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Posted 03 April 2018 - 10:36 AM

Ordinarily, I'd say you'd better get to a Kernels series in April/May if you want to see all these top guys and, yes, a number of them will be getting promoted if you don't see the team in action until June or later.

 

That said, this year there looks to be a lot of talent in the wings to come up behind the players that do get promoted.

 

Wander Javier, Brusdar Graterol, Landon Leach, Yunior Severino, Robby Rinn and Jacob Pearson are just a few names that I'm anxious to see perhaps come up and contribute in Cedar Rapids during the summer.

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#13 Weave

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 09:53 AM

Gonna be an EXCITING season for sure!Hope old man winter gets outta here soon.


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Posted 05 April 2018 - 05:36 PM

Opening Night batting order for the Kernels"

 

Akil Baddoo CF
Royce Lewis SS
Alex Kirilloff RF
Shane Carrier LF
Jose Miranda 2B
Andrew Bechtold 3B
Ben Rortvedt C
Ben Rodriguez 1B
Trey Cabbage DH

 

Bryan Sammons with the start on the mound.

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