Fort Wayne Wizards 2008 Opening Day roster

The Fort Wayne Wizards 2008 Opening Day roster is set. Seven players who appeared with Fort Wayne last season will open the year with the Wizards and 16 players who were drafted by the Padres organization last summer will be a part of the club.

The Wizards will open up play against the Lansing Lugnuts on Thursday in their home opener.

Pitchers (13)

Tyler Davis
Steve Delabar
Brandon Gomes
Allen Harrington
Jeremy Hefner
Colt Hynes
Jeremy McBryde
Derek McDaid
Wynn Pelzer
Jackson Quezada
Matt Teague
Geoff Vandel
Robert Woodard

Catchers (2)

Luis Martinez
Ali Solis

Infielders (5)

Justin Baum
Felix Carrasco
Drew Cumberland
Andrew Parrino
Lance Zawadzki

Outfielders (5)

Shane Buschini
Yefri Carvajal
Brad Chalk
Luis Durango
Angel Mercado

Disabled List (2)

Robbie Blauer
Danny Payne

Former major leaguer Doug Dascenzo returns for his second season at the helm of the Wizards. He will be joined by hitting coach Tom Tornincasa and pitching coach Tom Bradley. Both Tornincasa and Bradley are familiar with Fort Wayne, having served in the same capacities for the Wizards in previous seasons. Tornincasa was the hitting coach from 2001-2004 and Bradley served as the pitching coach in 2006.


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