Anxious to learn the 25-man roster that will be named for the 2009 Lakewood BlueClaws opener, BlueClaws Blog has taken its best, unofficial, stab at who will be on the team.
Yohan Flande, LHP: On normal rest would be Opening Day starter.
Tyler Cloyd, RHP: Threw 65 innings last season with Lo-A Williamsport
Justin De Fratus, RHP: Lead the New-York Penn League with 83 1/3 innings last season and had a 3.67 ERA (pic).
Jordan Ellis, RHP: Maintained a 3.00 ERA last season with Williamsport.
Sean Grieve, LHP: Philadelphia area native had a 2.35 ERA with Williamsport in 23 innings last season.
Jason Knapp, RHP: Former 2008 2nd round pick had a 2.61 ERA in 6 starts for the GCL Phillies last season.
Miguel Matos, RHP: Holds a 16-10 career minor league record with a 3.04 ERA in 162 2/3 innings.
Jesus Sanchez, RHP: Converted catcher was acquired in the Bobby Abreu trade.
David Noles, LHP: Had a 2.30 ERA last season in 15 2/3 innings with Williamsport.
Chad Poe, RHP: 27th round pick last year, had 13 strikeouts in 11 innings with GCL Phillies
Mauricio Romero, RHP: Holds a 2.13 career ERA in 152 1/3 innings in the minor leagues, has a 28 inning scoreless inning streak.
B.J. Rosenberg, RHP: Potential closer, had an ERA of 1.00 and 10 saves last season with Williamsport (pic).
Travis D’Arnaud: Former Supp. pick, D’Arnaud played 16 games in Lakewood and hit .297 with two home runs and five doubles (pic).
Sebastian Valle: Hit .281 last season with GCL Phillies. Was top five in league in OBP and Doubles.
*Luis Arzeno* – If D’Arnaud starts with Clearwater, Valle could start in Lakewood with Arzeno as the backup
Travis “Moose” Mattair: Fan favorite hit .254 last season with BlueClaws. Was a former 3rd round pick in 2007 draft.
Yonderman Rodriguez: Hit .302 last season for the GCL Phillies and .361 in the VSL in 2007.
Jeremy Hamilton: Former 5th round selection hit .327 with the GCL Phillies last season.
Harold Garcia: Hit .299 last season with the GCL Phillies and stole 17 bases in 19 attempts
Troy Hanzawa: Hit .297 with Williamsport last season and was named a New York-Penn League midseason All-Star
Zach Collier: Picked in the Supp. round of the 2008 draft, Collier hit .271 last season with the GCL Phillies last season.
Brandon Haislet: Selected in the 2nd round of the 2008 draft, Haislet played in 62 games with Williamsport last season.
D’Arby Myers: A former fourth round pick, the former BlueClaw looks to regain the form he had in 2006 with the GCL Phillies (pic).
Arlon Quiroz: Played 47 games with Williamsport last season and is off to a hot spring, has belted four home runs so far.
TJ Warren: Played in 69 games for the BlueClaws in 2008 where he hit .316 in FirstEnergy Park.