A veteran team will work its magic in the Pacific Coast League with Ricky Gutierrez, 35, the eldest of the group. Nineteen of the 24 players have previous major league experience, with 11 of those players spending at least a portion of the 2005 season in the majors.
Lake Elsinore sports the usual pop in the lineup that is associated with California League play. Peter Ciofrone hit over .300 last year for Fort Wayne and is joined by newcomer Tim Brown who had an exceptional spring, power hitting catcher Colt Morton and sweet-swinging third baseman Chase Headley.
In Fort Wayne, the roster is headlined by a pair of first baseman, Kyle Blanks and Daryl Jones. With immense power between them, the youngest members of the team will be counted on heavily. The rotation here also has the makings of a stalwart group with Delabar, Ben Krosschell, Fabian Jimenez and Grant Varnell leading the way.