The Hickory Crawdads, South Atlantic League affiliate of the Texas Rangers, have announced their 2014 Opening Day Roster, with nine top 30 prospects highlighting the squad.
A total of 13 former 'Dads will be returning to the team, including 12 members of the 2013 record-setting Crawdads. Lewis Brinson, Ronald Guzman, Cody Kendall, Frank Lopez, Luis Marte, Nomar Mazara, Ryne Slack, Tyler Smith, Kevin Torres, Nick Urbanus, Kelvin Vasquez, and Nick Vickerson all spent at least part of the 2013 season in a Hickory uniform, while Kellin Deglan returns as a 2012 Crawdads alumni.
The 'Dads also boast nine players who were named among the Rangers' Top 30 prospects according to Baseball America, with Travis Demeritte (No. 8), Guzman (No. 9), Akeem Bostick (No. 11), Brinson (No. 15), Jairo Beras (No. 17), David Ledbetter (No. 19), Mazara (No. 24), Deglan (No. 28), and Vasquez (No. 30) all making an appearance.
The entire Crawdads Opening Day Roster can be found at hickory.crawdads.milb.com
The Crawdads open the season on Thursday, April 3 in Greensboro before playing their home opener at the newly renovated Crawdads Stadium on Thursday, April 10. Tickets are now on sale for all 70 'Dads home games, as well as the South Atlantic League All-Star Game on June 17. Tickets may be purchased online, over the phone, or in-person at the Crawdads Ticket Office.
For more information regarding the Crawdads Opening Day roster, call the 'Dads front office at (828) 322-3000.
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