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Johnson City Cardinals opening roster


The 2009 season-opening roster for the Johnson City Cardinals of the Appalachian League follows. 31 players are on the club, including 16 members of the 2009 draft class. The signing of all 16, including second-rounder Robert Stock, had previously been announced. Johnson City begins their regular season on Tuesday evening at Kingsport.

As soon as I can get the Gulf Coast League Cardinals roster, I will update the Roster Matrix for the entire organization, including Batavia, Johnson City and GCL.

For additional details on the 2009 Johnson City club, Scout.com subscribers should be sure to check out Shawn Kerrick’s pre-season report at The Birdhouse.

# Catchers B T HGT WGT Hometown DOB Age Obtained Years
31 Travis Tartamella R R 6′ 205 Alta Loma, CA 12/17/1987 21 19th round 2009 0
35 Robert Stock L R 6’1″ 190 Westlake Village, CA 11/21/1989 19 2nd round 2009 0
5 Audrey Perez R R 5’9″ 180 Santo, Domingo, DR 12/23/1988 20 Free Agent 2008 1
# Infielders B T HGT WGT Hometown DOB Age Obtained Years
54 Matthew Adams L R 6’3″ 240 Philipsburg, PA 8/31/1988 20 23rd round 2009 0
7 Yunier Castillo S R 6’0″ 160 Miami, FL 5/15/1989 20 Free Agent 2008 1
4 Luis Mateo R R 6’0″ 160 Orocovis, PR 5/23/1990 19 20th round 2008 1
15 Ted Obregon S R 5’11″ 165 Caracas, VZ 4/5/1990 19 Free Agent 2007 1
11 Rich Racobaldo R R 6’1″ 220 Marlton, NJ 7/10/1985 23 37th round 2009 0
29 Matt Rigoli R R 5’11″ 220 Parsippany, NJ 11/19/1985 23 21st round 2008 1
16 Romulo Ruiz R R 6’0″ 170 Cagua, VZ 11/30/1989 19 Free Agent 2006 1
# Outfielders B T HGT WGT Hometown DOB Age Obtained Years
44 Christian (CJ) Beatty S R 5’10″ 190 Winston Salem, NC 9/29/1988 20 26th round 2009 0
27 Edgar Lara R R 6’3″ 175 Santo Domingo, DR 3/2/1989 20 Free Agent 2006 2
30 Rainel Rosario R R 6’1″ 185 Sabana Perdida, DR 3/29/1989 20 Free Agent 2006 2
28 Ross Smith R R 6’2″ 200 Eastman, GA 10/6/1987 21 14th round 2009 0
10 Michael Swinson L R 6’2″ 185 Douglas, GA 9/24/1989 19 12th round 2008 1
# Pitchers B T HGT WGT Hometown DOB Age Obtained Years
19 John Durham L L 6’1″ 170 Port St. Lucie, FL 8/19/1987 21 38th round 2009 0
33 Anthony Ferrara Jr. R L 6’2″ 205 Riverview, FL 9/2/1989 19 7th round 2008 1
57 Reynier Gonzalez R R 6’3″ 180 Puerto Ordaz, VZ 11/5/1988 20 Free Agent 2006 2
47 Kyle Heim L L 6’4″ 220 St. Joseph, MO 9/30/1987 21 44th round 2009 0
26 David Kington R R 6’2″ 205 Coquitlam, B.C., Canada 12/1/1987 21 34th round 2009 0
25 Travis Lawler R R 6’3″ 180 College Station, TX 6/13/1988 21 32nd round 2009 0
32 Andrew Moss R R 6’1″ 210 Peidmont, MO 10/8/1986 22 35th round 2009 0
51 Chris Notti R R 6’5″ 220 Mailibu, CA 9/3/1988 20 36th round 2008 1
40 Jason Novak R R 6’2″ 200 Agoura Hills, CA 10/19/1987 21 48th round 2009 0
23 Pablo Ortiz R R 6’4″ 175 Maturin, VZ 6/11/1988 21 Free Agent 2006 2
56 Jose Rada R R 6’1″ 180 Puert Cabella, VZ 4/13/1988 21 Free Agent 2006 2
50 Randy Santos R R 6’2″ 190 Santo Domingo, DR 8/21/1988 20 Free Agent 2007 1
22 Jesse Simpson R R 6′ 180 Baton Rouge, LA 1/29/1987 22 40th round 2009 0
34 Justin Smith R R 6′ 190 Pleasant Grove, UT 3/23/1988 21 36th round 2009 0
9 Aaron Terry R R 5’11″ 185 Rison, AR 12/28/1986 22 42nd round 2009 0
24 Michael Thompson L R 6′ 200 Newburgh, IN 8/28/1986 22 47th round 2009 0

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