03-30-2012, 10:27 AM #1
Official New Britain Rock Cats roster
2012 NB ROCKATS ROSTER
Catchers - Chris Herrmann, Danny Lehmann
1B - Chris Colabello, Nate Hanson
2B - Estarlin De Los Santos, Darin Mastrioianni
SS - James Beresford, Pedro Florimon
3B - Deibinson Romero
OF - Evan Bigley, Mark Dolenc, Aaron HicksFollow my photography, group page can be found here.
03-30-2012, 10:57 AM #2
03-30-2012, 11:10 AM #3
That's the roster I have for New Britain, but was told that it is subject to change. I was surprised (somewhat) yesterday to hear that Bromberg will be pitching out of the bullpen, at least to start the season. So, I would guess the starting 5 would be: Darnell, French, Hirschfeld, Lanigan and Wimmers?
03-30-2012, 11:13 AM #4
Guerra still not good enough to be at AAA....bummer.Win Twins.
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03-30-2012, 12:28 PM #8
Looks to me like a very good pitching staff, with solid defense. At first glance, the hitting looks a bit marginal, expecially after having Benson, Parmelee, Dozier and Solarte last year. But after looking at it for awhile, Herrmann, Mastrioanni, Dolenc and Bigley all should be solid. Beresford gets on base a lot and Colabello tore the cover the ball last year in an Independant league. Expect Herrmann will see half his time in the outfield or DH with Lehmann, then Lehmann will DH alot when Herrmann catches. If Hicks can step forward and hit close to .300 with a little pop, could be another team that will battle for a playoff spot.
03-30-2012, 12:58 PM #9
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04-01-2012, 06:58 PM #12
So this puts 25 guys on the New Brit roster. Am I wrong or is the minor league roster limit 24?
04-01-2012, 07:28 PM #13
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04-01-2012, 07:58 PM #15
John, Seth ... Are Butera and Rivera holding back Herrmann and Lehmann's development at the AAA level? When is the time to cut whose 2 lose, and give the kids a chance?
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04-01-2012, 08:24 PM #18
That's a problem solved easily enough. When Herrmann is ready, they just drop/demote one of the other guys - and that's if the Twins don't call up a 3rd catcher, which I can also see happening. I can argue it's wise two different ways...
1) When the primary catchers for the major league team are Mauer & Doumit, two guys with SIGNIFICANT injury histories, an organization should probably be cautious about discarding catchers.
2) Herrmann had a monster AFL, but it certainly isn't clear from his numbers that he mastered AA. Or at least, with a .258 BA and a .392 SLG, it looks like he could still learn a few things there.
04-01-2012, 10:31 PM #19
By the way, how do you construct a lineup with this roster? I am pretty skeptical of de Los Santos, Romero, and Dolenc. Bigley might be on the downward slope as well. Mastrioianni-Herrmann-Hicks-Romero-Bigley-Hanson-Colabello-Lehmann-Beresford?
At least the pitching staff looks quite good.
04-01-2012, 10:34 PM #20