The TinCaps have released their 2011 opening day roster.
Seven of the 25 players played in Fort Wayne previously (pitchers Yefri Carvajal (a former outfielder), Matt Branham, Matt Jackson, Chase Marona, Adys Portillo and outfielder Everett Williams).
Five of the TinCaps were among the top 30 prospects in San Diego's organization according to Baseball America. Outfielder Donavan Tate (No. 8), pitchers Keyvius Sampson (No. 20), Zach Cates (No. 21), Portillo (No. 23) and Williams (No. 24).
Of the 22 draft-eligible players on the roster, seven were selected in the 10th round or earlier: Tate (first, 2009), Williams (second, 2009), Cates (third, 2010), second baseman Chris Bisson (fourth, 2010), Sampson (fourth, 2009), catcher Emmanuel Quiles (sixth, 2007) and outfielder Jose Dore (eighth, 2010).
Here's the roster.
Pitchers: Branham, Carvajal, Cates, Adam Dominick, Chris Franklin, Mark Hardy, Jackson, Marona, Mull, Portillo, Sampson, Deiber Sanchez, Andrew Werner.
Catchers: Rocky Gale, Quiles
Infielders: Bisson, Jake Blackwood, Wes Cunningham, B.J. Guinn, Tommy Medica, Chris Tremblay
Outfielders: Dore, Oscar Garcia, Tate, Williams
Manager: Shawn Wooten
Pitching coach: Willie Blair
Hitting coach: Kory DeHaan
Athletic trainer: Dan Turner
Strength and conditioning coach: Reed Wainwright
Opening day is Thursday against South Bend at Parkview Field.