AZL Rangers Opening Day Roster

The rookie-level Surprise Rangers kick off their 2011 Arizona League slate against the AZL Royals on Monday evening. Lone Star Dugout has the club's opening-day roster.

The rookie-level Surprise Rangers kick off their 2011 Arizona League slate on Monday, June 20 against the AZL Royals. The club will play a 56-game schedule against teams throughout the Phoenix area. The Rangers share a division with their three closest opponents––the AZL Royals (Surprise), AZL Padres (Peoria), and AZL Mariners (Peoria).

With the addition of the AZL Diamondbacks this season, the circuit has split the 13 teams into three different divisions. Games in the first half of the season will be played at 7:00 p.m. local time (with the exception of July 4, which is a 5:30 p.m. start). In the second half, games begin at 11:00 a.m.

As draft picks continue to sign and filter into the Rangers' organization, the Surprise Rangers' roster will surely change throughout the summer. But the following list will be the club's official roster as they take the field on Monday evening.

Pitchers
Name Pos B/T HT WT DOB 2010 Club
Shawn Blackwell RHP R/R 6'4 201 11/15/90 AZL
Alexander Claudio LHP L/L 6'2 161 01/31/92 AZL
Abel de los Santos RHP R/R 6'4 168 11/21/92 DSL
Taylor Dennis RHP R/R 6'1 167 03/31/89 N/A
Anthony Haase RHP L/R 6'3 214 03/01/90 AZL
Justin Jamison RHP R/R 6'8 220 01/10/91 DNP
Kevin Johnson LHP L/L 6'4 227 12/03/87 Spokane
Phil Klein RHP R/R 6'7 235 04/30/89 N/A
Nick Martinez RHP L/R 6'1 172 08/05/90 N/A
Arlett Mavare RHP R/R 6'0 201 02/19/90 DSL/AZL
Steven McKinnon RHP R/R 6'4 238 04/17/92 DNP
Luis Parra LHP L/L 6'2 165 11/21/91 DSL
Ezequiel Rijo RHP R/R 6'4 200 09/12/90 AZL
Sam Robinson LHP L/L 6'1 171 10/26/89 N/A
Paul Strong LHP L/L 6'2 195 08/18/90 AZL
Greg Williams LHP L/L 6'3 206 12/30/89 N/A
K.C. Wiser RHP R/R 6'7 231 11/27/88 N/A

Catchers
Name Pos B/T HT WT DOB 2010 Club
Guy Edmonds C R/R 6'2 196 03/16/93 DSL
Joe Maloney C R/R 6'2 195 07/27/90 N/A
Carlos Oropeza C L/R 6'1 191 07/07/92 DSL
Kevin Torres C L/R 6'2 209 02/24/90 Spokane

Infielders
Name Pos B/T HT WT DOB 2010 Club
Matt Leeds 1B/3B B/R 6'1 202 12/22/89 N/A
Francisco Lugo 3B R/R 6'0 185 10/22/91 DSL
Luis Mendez 2B/SS B/R 5'9 169 01/01/93 DSL
Drew Robinson INF L/R 6'1 200 04/20/92 AZL
Luis Sardinas SS B/R 6'0 156 05/16/93 AZL
Jimmy Swift INF R/R 6'2 188 12/21/87 N/A
Nick Urbanus 2B/SS L/R 6'1 177 03/29/92 N/A

Outfielders
Name Pos B/T HT WT DOB 2010 Club
Jordan Akins OF R/R 6'3 211 04/19/92 AZL
Chris Grayson OF L/R 6'0 191 09/15/89 N/A
Rashad Harlin OF R/R 5'11 187 02/07/93 N/A
Saquan Johnson OF R/R 6'0 176 02/26/93 N/A
Kendall Radcliffe OF L/R 6'0 199 10/17/92 DNP
Jeremy Williams OF R/R 6'1 208 04/01/87 N/A



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