3:13 pm - Saturday December 18, 5717

Brewers Announce Sky Sox Preliminary Opening Day Roster

The 28th season of Sky Sox baseball kicks off Thursday, April 9 as they begin a new era as the top affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers


 The Milwaukee Brewers and Colorado Springs Sky Sox are excited to usher in a new era of Sky Sox baseball with the announcement of the team’s preliminary Opening Day roster for the 2015 Pacific Coast League season. The season gets underway on Thursday, April 9th at Security Service Field against the Nashville Sounds with first pitch slated for 6:35pm. The preliminary 28-man roster contains 15 pitchers, three catchers, six infielders and four outfielders. The roster will be cut down to 25 prior to Thursday’s season opener.

The Sky Sox roster features seven of Milwaukee’s top-30 prospects, according to Baseball America, including likely Opening Night starter and former  first-round pick Taylor Jungmann (10). Fellow pitchers David Goforth (12), Jed Bradley (20), Tyler Cravy (24), Drew Gagnon (26), Ariel Peńa (29) and infielder Jason Rogers (27) join Jungmann as Milwaukee’s top-prospects on the Sky Sox roster.  In addition, MLB.com  tabbed reliever Corey Knebel as the Brewers’ 10th ranked prospect heading into the 2015 season.

The roster includes 10 members of Milwaukee’s current 40-man roster. Top prospects Goforth, Jungmann, Knebel, Rogers and Peńa are joined by a strong group of big-league experienced players in Juan Centeno, Matt Clark, Brandon Kintzler, Shane Peterson, Luis Sardinas and Rob Wooten.

While the entire Sky Sox team will have a new look given the new affiliation, Milwaukee’s current Triple-A squad returns 10 players from the 2014 team that went 77-67 while partnered with the Nashville Sounds. Diaz, Clark, Cravy, Jungmann, Peńa, Rogers and Wooten are accompanied by LHP Brent Leach and infielders Elian Herrera and Pete Orr as the remaining members of that Nashville team making the transition to Colorado Springs. The club will also feature highly-regarded talents in recently-acquired shortstop Luis Sardinas, outfielders Bryan Petersen and Matt Long and former All-Star closer RHP Chris Perez.  The complete roster breakdown by position can be seen below and a full roster is attached.

As the season rapidly approaches, remember that fans can listen to every 2015 Sky Sox game on AM 1300 The Animal. Stay current on all the action by following @SkySoxGameday for live game tweets or watching pitch-by-pitch gamecasts at www.SkySox.com.

Pitchers                                    Catchers                    Infielders                   Outfielders

Nick Additon                   Nevin Ashley               Matt Clark                    Ben Guez

Jed Bradley                    Juan Centeno              Elian Herrera               Matt Long

Tyler Cravy                     Robinzon Diaz                        Donnie Murphy            Bryan Petersen

Tim Dillard                                                          Pete Orr                      Shane Peterson

John Ely                                                             Jason Rogers

Drew Gagnon                                                     Luis Sardinas

David Goforth

Taylor Jungmann

Brandon Kintzler

Corey Knebel

Brent Leach

Chris Leroux

Ariel Peńa

Chris Perez

Rob Wooten


A new era of Sky Sox Baseball begins April 9, 2015. For information about the Sky Sox and the 2015 season at Security Service Field, please call (719) 597-1449 or email info@skysox.com. Get the latest Sky Sox news online at www.skysox.com, like us on Facebook or follow the team on Twitter at @skysox.




Filed in: sports / deportes