Skeeters Announce 2019 Opening Day Roster

SUGAR LAND, TX — The Sugar Land Skeeters today announced their Opening Day roster for the 2019 season, with 15 former Major Leaguers and 13 returnees as the team looks to defend its 2018 Atlantic League Championship.  

Former Major League right-hander Mitch Talbot will get the Opening Day start for a second consecutive season as first pitch between the Skeeters and the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs will be at 7:05 p.m. at Constellation Field. The first 2,000 fans in attendance will receive 2018 Atlantic League Championship replica rings.

Below is the Skeeters 2019 Opening Day roster:

Pitchers

RHP Alec Asher*

RHP Dallas Beeler*

RHP Andrew Bellatti*

LHP Cesar Cabral*

RHP Kevin Comer

RHP James Dykstra

RHP Lucas Irvine

RHP Jeff Johnson

RHP Mark Lowe*

RHP Michael Mariot*

RHP Kevin McGowan*

LHP Roy Merritt (Pitching Coach)

RHP Felipe Paulino*

RHP Danny Reynolds

RHP Mitch Talbot*

RHP Konner Wade

RHP Matt West*

Catchers

Albert Cordero

Cody Stanley*

Infielders

Cody Asche*

Ryan Court

James Loney (Player-Coach)*

Jason Martinson

Josh Prince (Hitting Coach)*

Alvaro Rondon

Juan Silveiro

Outfielders

Anthony Giansanti

C.J. McElroy

Jared Mitchell

Denis Phipps*

*Denotes former Major Leaguer

Right-handers Jeff Johnson and Danny Reynolds, outfielder Anthony Giansanti and infielder Jason Martinson will begin the season on the disabled list. Left-hander Cesar Cabral will open the season on the inactive list.

The Skeeters, winners of the 2018 Atlantic League Championship, begin their eighth season of play in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball at Constellation Field. Individual tickets, season tickets and mini plans for the 2019 season are currently available and can be purchased by visiting sugarlandskeeters.com, the TDECU Ticket Office at Constellation Field, or by calling the Skeeters at 281-240-4487

All Skeeters home games can be streamed live on the Skeeters Youtube page or can be listened to live by visiting sugarlandskeeters.com

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