qmeme_1402517336989_679The preliminary roster for the 2016 Brooklyn Cyclones was released yesterday, ushering the newest group of young men to don the uniform.

Due to the College World Series still taking place, some guys signing as soon as they are done participating. Manager Tom Gamboa said some guys on the roster are fillers who will be sent to the Kingsport Mets as soon as the college draftees sign, meaning there will be a lot more changes than in season past.

Here are some other notes to the roster:

  • 6 former Cyclones are returning: Nicco Blank, Raul Jacobson, Erik Manoah, Brandon Brosher, Hengelbert Rojas, & Enmanuel Zabala.
  • 9 of the College Draftees have signed
  • Like last season, just 1 left handed bat (Jay Jabs), but a switch hitter as well (Arnaldo Berrios)
  • 5 Left Handed Pitchers
  • Gabriel Llanes (pronounced Yah-nez) will be the opening day starter. Pitching Coach Billy Bryk had nothing but praises to say about Llanes.
  • The Cyclones rotation will be 5 men long in the following order: Gabriel Llanes, Merandy Gonzalez, Harol Gonzalez, Joel Huertas, & Erik Manoah / Raul Jacobson.
  • The most local of the players is Joseph Zanghi from Milford, CT.
  • 3 Players have last names that begin with Z (Zabala, Zanghi & Jacob Zanon), as they have only had 3 other players in their history with a surname that begins with Z.
Catchers »
# Name Position Bats Throws
15 BROSHER, Brandon C R R
33 RIZZIE, Dan C R R
Infielders »
# Name Position Bats Throws
1 CORREA, Franklin 3B R R
8 BURDICK, Dale 2B R R
11 DE AZA,Yeffry SS R R
21 JABS, Jay 3B L R
23 MARTE, Santo 2B R R
25 KNIGHT, Darryl 1B R R
Outfielders »
# Name Position Bats Throws
5 PAULINO, Dionis OF R R
9 BERRIOS, Arnaldo OF S R
10 ZABALA, Enmanuel OF R R
12 ROJAS, Hengelbert OF R R
24 ZANON, Jacob OF R R
27 LUPO, Vincente OF R R
Pitchers »
# Name Position Bats Throws
16 BECKER, Dillion P R R
17 McGEORGE, Austin P R R
18 CORNISH, Gary P R R
22 BLANK, Nicco P R R
28 ALMEIDA, Adrian P L L
30 BEELER, Bryce P R R
35 MANOAH, Erik P R R
38 GONZALEZ, Merandy P R R
38 GONZALEZ, Harol P R R
39 ZANGHI, Joseph P R R
40 FELIZ, Gabriel P L L
43 ATKINS, Adam P R R
44 CASTRO, Alejandro P R R
46 HUERTAS, Joel P L L
47 HENRY, Taylor P L L
48 LLANES, Gabriel P R R

About Daniel S. Weiss

I have been an avid Cyclones fan since 2001. In December of 2013 I decided to launch my own blog "Brooklyn Baseball Banter" to cover the Brooklyn Cyclones.

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