2011 Opening Day Roster Set

The 2011 Trenton Thunder Opening Day roster will look like this…


Cory Arbiso
Wilkins Arias
Manny Banuelos
Dellin Betances
Steve Garrison
Shaeffer Hall
Fernando Hernandez
Craig Heyer
Kei Igawa
Tim Norton
Naoya Okamoto
Graham Stoneburner
Pat Venditte


Myron Leslie
Austin Romine


Corban Joseph
Addison Maruszak
Yadil Mujica
Jose Pirela


Cody Johnson
Austin Krum
Ray Kruml
Melky Mesa
Jake Rye
Damon Sublett


11 of the 25 players are returnees (Arbiso, Arias, Banuelos, Betances, Norton, Venditte, Romine, Joseph, Krum, Rye and Sublett).  Only one player, Igawa, has Major League experience.  Igawa, at 31 years old, is also the oldest player.  Banuelos is 20 years old, making him the youngest.

The Thunder pitching staff has six lefties, six righties and Pat Venditte.  Arias, Igawa and Okamoto are the lefties out of the pen, while Hall, Banuelos and Garrison are your lefty starters.

Once the catching situation sort of corrects itself at the big league level, I’d anticipate Leslie either being sent down or paper DL’d and Jose Gil will join the team as Romine’s backup.

Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT gmail.com


12 Responses to “2011 Opening Day Roster Set”

  1. kinglear Says:

    Also, do we know rotation order next? Is it Banuelos, Betances, Stoneburner, Hall, Garrison?

  2. kinglear Says:


  3. yanksince57 Says:

    no suttle? and the number of leftover rh relievers between trenton and swb is astonishing!

  4. tophat Says:

    so its true the yanks cut Suttle

  5. BellRinger1 Says:

    What happened to Ryan Pope, Justin Snyder and Brad Suttle? All 3 were looking good at Spring Training and now not on any official AA or AAA lists. ??????

  6. kinglear Says:

    Suttle should be with Trenton in spite of the rumors otherwise.

  7. Ashmore Says:

    Snyder was released by the NYY earlier this spring.

  8. Minor league rosters Says:

    […] on Thursday. Here is a list of the AAA roster as of now (forgot Dickerson sent down to AAA), and the AA roster (note Igawa down at AA; nothing more need be […]

  9. ............. Says:

    Fernando Hernndez has major league experience with the Athletics.

  10. Looking at the Double-A and Low-A rosters | River Avenue Blues Says:

    […] Rosters for Double-A Trenton and Low-A Charleston were released yesterday, so let’s dive in and take a look. First up, the Thunder, courtesy of Mike Ashmore… […]

  11. Scout Says:

    Is David Admas still not recovered from his injury?

  12. Ashmore Says:


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