It's opening day and time to get a first look at the new Travelers. Here's a quick guide to the upcoming promotions and the top players to watch for this home stand.
(Travs.com preview here.)
Thursday, April 3 - 7:10 p.m.
Opening day (presented by Comcast?).
Friday, April 4 - 7:10 p.m.
Travs magnet schedules to all fans and kids run bases after game.
Saturday, April 5 - 7:10 p.m.
Travs magnet schedules to all fans.
(Home stand continues April 6-8 against the Frisco Roughriders.)
(Oakland A's, Sacramento River Cats)
17 Javier Herrera OF - A's #9 prospect, best defensive outfielder and outfield arm in A's system, on A's 40-man roster, (heckler's note: suspended in '05 for testing positive for performance-enhancing substance)
19 Justin Sellers 2B/SS - A's #14 prospect, son of former MLB pitcher Jeff Sellers, '07 Hawaii League defensive player of the year
5 Cliff Pennington SS - A's #24 prospect, $1.4 million signing bonus, A's No. 1 draft pick in '05, (heckler's note: played at Texas A&M)
45 Anthony Recker C - A's #27 prospect, '07 California League all-star
18 Jesus Guzman 2B - '07 California League all-star
15 Brian Snyder 2B - '07 Texas League all-star
20 Jonathan Zeringue OF - Heckler's note: played at LSU
40 James Simmons RHP - A's #3 prospect, $1.1 million signing bonus, A's No. 1 draft pick in '07, best change-up and control in A's system, projected No. 5 starter in A's 2011 rotation, '07 Arizona Fall League Rising Stars selection
47 Andrew Bailey RHP - A's #5 prospect,
32 Vin Mazzaro RHP - A's #18 prospect
26 Michael Madsen RHP - '07 Futures Game all-star, '07 Texas League all-star
24 Andy Shipman RHP - '07 Texas League all-star
Arkansas Travelers (Los Angeles Angels, Salt Lake Bees)
8 Hainley Statia SS - Angels #11 prospect, '07 California League all-star
14 Chris Pettit OF - Angels #19 prospect, Angels '07 Minor League player of the year, scouts compare him to Eric Byrnes and Jason Bay, best strike-zone discipline in system, '07 Midwest League all-star
38 Stephen Marek RHP - Angels #6 prospect
32 Douglas Brandt LHP - '07 Midwest League all-star
11 Brok Butcher RHP - '07 California League all-star