COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – The Colorado Springs Sky Sox, the Triple-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, are excited to officially announce their Opening Day roster for the 2014 season.
The team returns numerous players from last season’s squad, including C Matt McBride, 1B Ben Paulsen, 3B Ryan Wheeler and OF Tim Wheeler. The club also will feature Rockies top prospects, IF/OF Kyle Parker and LHP Tyler Matzek. The complete roster breakdown by position can be seen below and a full roster is attached.
The Sky Sox will open the season at 6:00 PM MDT on Thursday, April 3 in New Orleans against the Zephyrs. LHP Christian Friedrich has been named the Sky Sox starting pitcher in that contest to mark the third consecutive season that Friedrich has been the Sox Opening Day starter, the most in franchise history. RHP Brian Flynn will get the starting nod for the Zephyrs. Fans can listen to every Sky Sox game this season on AM 1300 The Animal, follow live game tweets @SkySoxGameday, or watch pitch-by-pitch gamecasts at www.SkySox.com.
Pitchers Catchers Infielders Outfielders
Christian Bergman Matt McBride Drew Garcia Evan Frey
Brooks Brown Michael McKenry Paul Janish Kyle Parker
Greg Burke Jackson Williams Ben Paulsen Jason Pridie
Manuel Corpas Josh Rutledge Tim Wheeler
Yohan Flande Ryan Wheeler
Christian Friedrich Rafael Ynoa