The highest-drafted player is right-handed pitcher Tyler Mills. The ninth-round pick from the University of Michigan is relatively inexperienced on the mound, so this assignment to the middle short-season league makes a lot of sense.
Since I received this roster, the 34th round pick, second baseman Tyler Rahmatulla, has also been signed and is reportedly on the way to the Appalachian League as well. He would be the 29th player on the Johnson City roster.
Manager Mike Shildt and his staff will lead the defending Appy League champions into action with a Sunday exhibition followed by opening day on Tuesday. Our Shawn Kerrick, author of the Monday Johnson City Notebooks that will be returning for another season soon, reports that Jose Pasen will get the Sunday start.
Once the official season-opening rosters for 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.
Batavia is now current here at TCN. I will be adding the final touch, uniform numbers, Friday evening. I am still working on GCL, as their season does not begin until Tuesday.
Update: The 2011 Johnson City site roster is now current. Stay tuned for updates on "missing" players.
2011 Johnson City Cardinals preliminary roster, as of June 17
|Canache, Roberto||R||R||6'5"||180||12/5/1990||Free Agent (2010)|
|De La Cruz, Manuel||L||L||6'2"||225||8/5/1990||43rd Round (2009)|
|Deese, Kyle||R||R||6'2"||205||10/31/1988||23rd Round (2011)|
|Freeman, Ben||L||L||6'2"||150||6/2/1992||11th Round (2010)|
|Gillung, Nick||R||L||6'1"||175||2/25/1989||19th Round (2011)|
|Hald,Kyle||L||L||5'11"||195||5/27/1989||18th Round (2011)|
|Hiraldo, Eduardo||R||R||6'3"||183||8/21/1989||Free Agent (2009)|
|Jenkins, Tyrell||R||R||6'4"||180||7/20/1992||1st Rd Supp (2010)|
|Lucas, Josh||R||R||6'6"||185||5/11/1990||21st Round (2010)|
|Mills, Tyler||R||R||6'3"||205||10/1/1990||9th Round (2011)|
|Nuernberg, Dyllon||R||R||6'1"||220||5/28/1991||23rd Round (2010)|
|Pasen, Jose||R||R||6'||180||5/19/1990||Free Agent (2007)|
|Santana, Michael||R||R||6'||155||1/8/1990||Free Agent (2009)|
|Sherriff, Ryan||L||L||6'1"||185||5/25/1990||28th Round (2011)|
|Wyatt, Heath||R||R||6'2"||190||8/27/1988||33rd Round (2011)|
|Byrd, Kolby||L||R||6'1"||215||3/23/1990||13th Round (2011)|
|Keener, Johnathan||R||R||6'||195||10/12/1989||32nd Round (2011)|
|Montero, Jesus||R||R||5'10"||170||6/21/1991||Free Agent (2007)|
|De La Cruz, Roberto||R||R||6'2"||180||10/11/1991||Free Agent (2008)|
|Martin, Trevor||R||R||6'||190||3/8/1991||20th Round (2010)|
|Pritchard, Neil||R||R||6'0"||188||2/21/1989||Free Agent (2011)|
|Washington, David||L||L||6'5"||200||11/20/1990||15th Round (2009)|
|Williams, Matt||R||R||6'||160||8/29/1989||15th Round (2011)|
|Apelian, Gary||R||R||6'4"||205||9/22/1990||27th Round (2011)|
|Bergin, David||R||R||6'2"||235||8/25/1989||30th Round (2011)|
|Castillo, Ronald||R||R||6'5"||198||6/16/1992||Free Agent (2009)|
|Garcia, Anthony||R||R||6'||180||4/1/1992||18th Round (2009)|
|Ramos, Steven||R||R||6'||160||4/7/1990||22nd Round (2010)|
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