Hawaii Winter Baseball Rosters

Honolulu Sharks
Pitchers
Michael Broadway 6-5 210 R/R 3/30/1987 Atlanta Braves
Stephen Clyne 6-2 215 B/R 9/22/1984 New York Mets
Connor Graham 6-7 250 R/R 12/30/1985 Colorado Rockies
Andrew Graham 6-4 210 R/R 6/29/1984 Colorado Rockies
Tyler Herron 6-2 195 R/R 8/5/1986 St. Louis Cardinals
Blake King 6-1 225 R/R 4/11/1987 St. Louis Cardinals
Chris Kissock 6-4 188 R/R 5/2/1985 Philadelphia Phillies
Roy Merritt 6-0 170 L/L 9/22/1985 New York Mets
Satoshi Nagai 5-10 159 L/R 9/27/1984 Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles
David Patton 6-3 175 R/R 5/18/1984 Colorado Rockies
Josh Stinson 6-4 190 R/R 3/14/1988 New York Mets
Jonny Venters 6-3 195 L/L 3/20/1985 Atlanta Braves
Catchers
Tony Cruz 5-11 205 R/R 8/18/1986 St. Louis Cardinals
Lars Davis 6-3 210 L/R 11/7/1985 Colorado Rockies
Francisco Pena 6-2 230 R/R 10/12/1989 New York Mets
Infielders
Bradley Emaus 5-11 200 R/R 3/28/1986 Toronto Blue Jays
Darin Holcomb 5-11 205 R/R 12/7/1985 Colorado Rockies
Kala Ka’aihue 6-2 230 R/R 3/29/1985 Atlanta Braves
Shintaro Masuda 5-10 181 L/R 7/8/1987 Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles
Ruben Tejada 5-11 200 R/R 9/1/1989 New York Mets
Greg Veloz 6-1 215 B/R 6/3/1988 New York Mets
Outfielders
Dominic Brown 6-6 205 L/L 9/3/1987 Philadelphia Phillies
Eric Eiland 6-2 200 L/L 9/16/1988 Toronto Blue Jays
Ryo Hijirisawa 5-10 161 L/R 11/3/1985 Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles
Mike Mitchell 6-1 195 R/R 8/24/1985 Colorado Rockies
Jim Rapoport 5-11 185 L/L 6/25/1985 St. Louis Cardinals
Michael Taylor 6-6 255 R/R 12/19/1985 Philadelphia Phillies
 
KEEP AN EYE ON: Mets catcher Francisco Pena turns 19 on Oct. 12 and returned to low Class A Savannah this season, hitting .264/.308/.380 with six home runs and 41 RBIs. He got in 397 at-bats and will need to learn his own strike zone, as he struck out 95 times and drew just 25 walks. His average/on-base/slugging, however, did improve this season from last year when he was a 17-year-old in the South Atlantic League.

FORGET ABOUT THE REGULAR SEASON: Cardinals righthander Tyler Herron, a 2005 first-round supplemental pick, was only mediocre in Double-A Springfield after arriving in early May and eventually was demoted back to high Class A Palm Beach. He was a combined 7-7, 4.17 with 102 strikeouts and 40 walks in 138 innings. But he also struggled to pitch beyond the fifth inning in Double-A and doesn’t have the put-away fastball, requiring him to pitch to contact.

X-FACTOR: Cardinals righthander Blake King, a nephew of the late Mickey Mantle, was 3-8, 4.52 in 93.2 innings this year in A-ball. A former juco standout in Oklahoma, King struck out 105 but also walked 85 this season.

 
North Shore Honu
Pitchers
Jose Capellan 6-5 250 B/L 7/18/1986 Boston Red Sox
Sam Demel 6-0 200 R/R 10/23/1985 Oakland Athletics
Ryosuke Eguchi 5-9 170 L/L 8/12/1984 Chiba Lotte Marines
Jason Godin 6-5 170 R/R 9/23/1984 Kansas City Royals
Jun Ho Ha 5-8 168 L/L 4/29/1989 Lotte Giants
Yasutaka Hattori 5-8 157 L/L 9/10/1982 Chiba Lotte Marines
Jun Hyeok Heo 5-10 190 R/R 12/15/1985 Lotte Giants
Chris Hicks 6-4 205 R/R 2/17/1987 Houston Astros
Josh Judy 6-4 200 R/R 2/9/1986 Cleveland Indians
Sang Hwa Lee 6-2 209 R/R 3/1/1988 Lotte Giants
Matt Meyer 6-4 220 L/L 1/17/1985 Cleveland Indians
Tomohisa Nemoto 5-10 168 L/L 3/21/1986 Chiba Lotte Marines
Dustin Richardson 6-6 215 L/L 1/9/1984 Boston Red Sox
Ben Swaggerty 6-1 200 L/L 8/8/1982 Kansas City Royals
Heath Taylor 6-0 180 L/L 5/26/1986 Cleveland Indians
Tatsuya Uchi 6-0 165 R/R 7/13/1985 Chiba Lotte Marines
Catchers
Jason Castro 6-3 210 L/R 6/18/1987 Houston Astros
Adam Davis 5-10 195 B/R 10/15/1984 Cleveland Indians
Sung Woo Jang 6-2 209 R/R 1/17/1990 Lotte Giants
Infielders
Chris Carter 6-4 210 R/R 12/18/1986 Oakland Athletics
Kurt Mertins 6-0 175 R/R 4/22/1986 Kansas City Royals
Kyle Martin 6-0 175 R/R 11/22/1984 Kansas City Royals
Kyu Hyun Moon 5-11 172 R/R 7/5/1983 Lotte Giants
Yamaico Navarro 5-11 170 R/R 10/31/1987 Boston Red Sox
Dustin Realini 6-2 190 R/R 5/14/1984 Cleveland Indians
Outfielders
Corey Brown 6-1 200 L/L 11/26/1985 Oakland Athletics
Ryan Kalish 6-0 210 L/L 3/28/1988 Boston Red Sox
Matt McBride 6-3 215 R/R 5/23/1985 Cleveland Indians
Jordan Parraz 6-3 215 R/R 10/8/1984 Houston Astros
Kenji Sato 5-11 172 L/R 8/26/1988 Chiba Lotte Marines
 
KEEP AN EYE ON: Astros catcher Jason Castro, the 10th overall pick in the June draft, signed for $2,070,000 and got in 138 at-bats in the short-season New York-Penn League, hitting .275/.383/.384 with two home runs and 12 RBIs. The former Stanford standout also drew 22 walks against 32 strikeouts.

FORGET ABOUT THE REGULAR SEASON: Red Sox outfielder Ryan Kalish entered the season listed at No. 6 on BA’s Boston prospects, but the 20-year-old hit .273/.365/.363 combined at low Class A Greenville and high Class A Lancaster. A lefthanded hitter, Kalish underwent surgery on a broken hamate bone in 2007.

X-FACTOR: Indians righthander Josh Judy was 12-1, 3.26 with 97 strikeouts and 26 walks in 88 innings combined in the Sally and Carolina leagues. Judy was a 34th-round pick out of Indiana Tech in 2007 . . . Several members of the Chiba Lotte Mariners of the Japanese League will play for North Shore.

 
Waikiki Beachboys
Pitchers
Jeremy Bleich 6-2 195 L/L 6/18/1987 New York Yankees
Andrew Brackman 6-10 240 R/R 12/4/1985 New York Yankees
Steven Edlefsen 6-2 185 R/R 6/27/1985 San Francisco Giants
Javier Guerra 6-1 195 R/R 10/31/1985 Los Angeles Dodgers
Robert Harmon 6-7 255 R/R 9/28/1983 Seattle Mariners
Waldis Joaquin 6-2 190 R/R 12/25/1986 San Francisco Giants
Jeremy Papelbon 6-1 210 R/L 6/24/1983 Chicago Cubs
Blake Parker 6-5 230 R/R 6/19/1985 Chicago Cubs
David Pfeiffer 6-3 190 L/L 8/17/1985 Los Angeles Dodgers
Jordan Pratt 6-3 195 R/R 5/17/1985 Los Angeles Dodgers
Steven Richard 6-4 225 R/R 3/7/1985 Seattle Mariners
Yuhei Takai 5-9 181 L/L 6/25/1984 Tokyo Yakult Swallows
Philippe-Alexandre Valiquette 6-1 205 L/L 2/14/1987 Cincinnati Reds
Kazunori Yamamoto 6-0 207 L/L 6/13/1983 Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters
Mitsuo Yoshikawa 5-10 165 L/L 4/6/1988 Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters
Catchers
Alex Garabedian 6-2 210 R/R 8/26/1985 Los Angeles Dodgers
Buster Posey 6-2 208 R/R 3/27/1987 San Francisco Giants
Austin Romine 6-2 210 R/R 11/22/1988 New York Yankees
Infielders
Yonder Alonso 6-2 215 L/R 4/8/1987 Cincinnati Reds
Todd Frazier 6-3 215 R/R 2/12/1986 Cincinnati Reds
Yuji Onizaki 5-10 170 L/R 4/7/1983 Tokyo Yakult Swallows
Marquez Smith 5-11 205 R/R 3/20/1985 Chicago Cubs
Damon Sublett 6-1 190 L/R 9/22/1985 New York Yankees
Tony Thomas Jr. 5-10 180 R/R 7/10/1986 Chicago Cubs
Outfielders
Tommy Giles 6-0 190 L/L 8/28/1983 Los Angeles Dodgers
Roger Kieschnick 6-3 200 L/R 1/21/1987 San Francisco Giants
Johan Limonta 6-0 195 L/L 8/4/1983 Seattle Mariners
James McOwen 6-0 205 L/R 9/26/1985 Seattle Mariners
Alfredo Silverio 6-1 185 R/R 5/6/1987 Los Angeles Dodgers
 
KEEP AN EYE ON: Buster Posey, the former Florida State University standout drafted in the first round by the Giants in June, will catch a staff that includes Yankees 2007 first-round pick Andrew Brackman. Posey played only 10 games after signing, including three with playoff-bound San Jose in the high Class A California League.

FORGET ABOUT THE REGULAR SEASON: Brackman has not pitched since May 2007 when he was at North Carolina State. The Yankees drafted him anyway that June and have been patient with the righthander since he underwent Tommy John elbow ligament replacement surgery last year.

X-FACTOR: Former Wichita State standout and Yankees 2007 second-round draft pick Damon Sublett didn’t play after May 29. He hit .263/.364/.375 in 160 at-bats before getting hurt.

 
West Oahu Canefires
Pitchers
Ryunosuke Yokoyama 6-0 185 R/R 9/29/1988 Hanshin Tigers
Daiki Kiyohara 5-11 165 R/R 6/11/1989 Hanshin Tigers
Fumikazu Kimura 5-11 180 R/R 9/13/1988 Saitama Seibu Lions
Mike Ramlow 6-6 175 L/L 3/2/1986 Milwaukee Brewers
Kyle Bloom 6-4 198 R/L 2/21/1983 Pittsburgh Pirates
Moises Robles 6-2 195 R/R 4/17/1984 Pittsburgh Pirates
Harrison Bishop 6-3 220 R/R 8/17/1984 Pittsburgh Pirates
Eric Krebs 6-3 210 R/R 5/16/1985 Pittsburgh Pirates
Tim Bascom 6-1 205 R/R 1/4/1985 Baltimore Orioles
Chris Cody 6-1 195 L/L 1/7/1984 Milwaukee Brewers
Cliff Flagello 5-10 200 R/R 1/3/1985 Baltimore Orioles
Sean Gleason 6-0 190 L/R 8/21/1985 Baltimore Orioles
Andrew Hess 6-4 210 R/R 11/6/1984 Detroit Tigers
Brian Parker 6-3 225 R/R 6/19/1985 Baltimore Orioles
Chris Salberg 6-1 210 R/L 5/8/1984 Baltimore Orioles
Catchers
Wally Crancer 6-0 215 L/R 7/7/1984 Baltimore Orioles
Chris Hatcher 6-2 200 R/R 1/12/1985 Florida Marlins
James Skelton 5-11 155 L/R 10/28/1985 Detroit Tigers
Infielders
Miles Durham 6-4 220 R/R 3/21/1983 Pittsburgh Pirates
Brian Friday 5-11 180 R/R 12/16/1985 Pittsburgh Pirates
Mark Hallberg 5-11 175 R/R 12/9/1985 Arizona Diamondbacks
Tyler Henson 6-1 190 R/R 12/15/1987 Baltimore Orioles
Haruki Kurose 5-11 183 R/R 4/15/1985 Saitama Seibu Lions
Jim Negrych 5-10 185 L/R 3/2/1985 Pittsburgh Pirates
Outfielders
Greg Burns 6-2 195 L/L 11/7/1986 Florida Marlins
Caleb Gindl 5-9 195 L/L 8/31/1988 Milwaukee Brewers
Cyle Hankerd 6-3 215 R/R 1/24/1985 Arizona Diamondbacks
Kyle Peter 6-2 185 L/R 2/4/1986 Detroit Tigers
Logan Schafer 6-1 185 L/L 9/8/1986 Milwaukee Brewers
 
KEEP AN EYE ON: Pirates infielder Brian Friday, who played at Rice, was drafted in the third round in 2007 and hit a combined .281/.359/.380 with two home runs and 32 RBIs at high Class A Lynchburg and in the Gulf Coast League. Friday turns 23 in December

FORGET ABOUT THE REGULAR SEASON: Orioles third baseman Tyler Henson plowed through low Class A Delmarva with impressive power numbers (11 home runs, 25 doubles, 62 RBIs) but struck out 121 times. That left him with a .392 slugging percentage.

X-FACTOR: Among the Japanese players on the roster is 19-year-old righthander Kiyohara Daiki. He’s not the youngest player in the Hawaii Winter Baseball. That title belongs to North Side catcher Sung Wood Jang of South Korea. He is a member of the Lotte Giants and turned 18 last Jan. 17.

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