The New Orleans Zephyrs have announced the 23 players that will tentatively comprise their opening day roster when they begin the season on Thursday night in Nashville, Tennessee.
The new look Zephyrs will return one player that has been with the Z's
in the past, pitcher Brian Powell played in New Orleans in 1999, 2000,
2001. The club will have a Louisiana flavor with three pitchers from
the Pelican State. RHP Chad Durbin is a native of Baton Rouge, LHP Ed
Yarnell and RHP Roy Corcoran both reside in Louisiana and played
collegiate baseball at LSU. Eleven of the Zephyr players were in the
Major Leagues last season and 16 of the players have Major League
The Z's will also have some of the Nationals best prospects with 1b
Larry Broadway, 2b Brendan Harris, RHP Josh Karp and centerfielder
Tyrell Godwin. Six foot, eleven inch pitcher Jon Rauch, a 2000 US
Olympian will be one of the starting pitchers and holds the record for
tallest pitcher in Major League Baseball history.
NEW ORLEANS ZEPHYRS OPENING DAY ROSTER
Pitchers (12) Micah Bowie, Hector Carrasco, Roy Corcoran, Mark DiFelice,
Chad Durbin, Josh Karp, Sun-Woo Kim, Gary Majewski, Brian Powell, Jon
Rauch, Dan Smith, Ed Yarnell.
Catchers (2) Hector Ortiz, John Wilson
Infielders (5) Carlos Baerga, Jason Bowers, Larry Broadway, Brendan
Harris, Rick Short
Outfielders (5) Matt Cepicky, Endy Chavez, Dan Dement, Tyrell Godwin,
New Orleans will open the season on April 7th in Nashville. The Zephyrs
13th home opener will be Friday, April 15th at 7:05 p.m. Individual
game tickets are now on sale. Please call 734-5155 for tickets.
Zephyrs Announce Roster
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