Tentative Batavia Muckdogs Opening Roster

The first 27 players expected to become part of the Cardinals' initial 2011 New York-Penn League roster are disclosed.

On Friday, June 17, manager Dann Bilardello's 2011 Batavia Muckdogs will kick off the New York-Penn League regular season against Auburn.

While their roster is not yet final, the following is a first view of the 27 players currently scheduled to make up the initial 2011 Muckdogs. The group includes ten just-drafted and signed players. Expect additions as other players are signed this week and beyond.

Once the official season-opening rosters for Batavia, Johnson City and the Gulf Coast League Cardinals are available, our roster pages here will be updated as will the Roster Matrix at The Cardinal Nation Blog.

In the meantime, The Cardinal Nation subscribers can view this information in advance.

Batavia Muckdogs tentative roster as of June 13

Almarante, Jose DSL Cardinals Non-Drafted FA in 2007
Avendano, Javier Batavia Muckdogs Non-Drafted FA in 2007
Baker, Corey University of Pittsburgh Draft '11 - 49th round
Benes, Drew Johnson City Draft '10 - 25th round
Cornelius, Jonathan Florida Tech Draft '11 - 24th round
Daugherty, Patrick Johnson City Draft '09 - 12th round
Hernandez, Hector Johnson City Draft '09 - 10th round
Madrigal, Drew Cal Baptist Draft '11 - 35th round
Maness, Seth Eastern Carolina Draft '11 - 11th round
Martinez, Ricky GCL Cardinals Non-Drafted FA in 2010
McInnis, Todd Southern Miss Draft '11 - 25th round
Miller, Travis University of Miami Draft '11 - 16th round
Miranda, Daniel University of Miami Draft '11 - 8th round
Nazario, Iden Johnson City Draft '10 - 30th round
Watson, Sean UC-Davis Non-Drafted FA in 2011
Moscatel, Kevin GCL Cardinals Non-Drafted FA in 2007
Rasmus, Casey Liberty University Draft '11 - 36th round
Castillo, Yunier Batavia Muckdogs Non-Drafted F/A in 2008
Patton, Jeremy Florida International Draft '11 - 38th round
Ruiz, Romulo Johnson City Non-Drafted F/A in 2006
Stienstra, Danny San Jose St. Draft '11 - 12th round
Valera, Cesar Johnson City Non-Drafted F/A in 2008
Hill, Virgil Quad Cities Draft '09 - 6th round
Martini, Nick Kansas St. Draft '11 - 7th round
Medina, David Johnson City Non-Drafted F/A in 2006
O'Neill, Mike Batavia Muckdogs Draft '10 - 31st round
Reyes, Roberto Johnson City Non-Drafted F/A in 2007

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