Flying Squirrels 2019 preliminary roster set

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The Richmond Flying Squirrels have announced their preliminary 2019 roster ahead of next Thursday’s season opener. 

The roster, as set by the team’s MLB parent club, the San Francisco Giants, features 13 returning players, eight of the organization’s Top 30 prospects and four players with experience at the major-league level.

Also, for the first time in team history, the Squirrels’ preliminary roster includes two players who were born and raised in the Richmond area: Catcher Matt Winn (J.R. Tucker H.S./Virginia Military Institute) and RHP Connor Overton (Atlee H.S. and Old Dominion University). 

Winn is slated to return for his fourth season with the Squirrels and Overton made seven appearances — including two starts — for the team in 2018.

In total, the roster includes a combined 15 seasons and 484 games of major-league experience with the inclusion of pitchers Fernando Abad and Brandon Beachy, first baseman Brock Stassi and outfielder Chris Shaw. 

The full roster is listed below: 

PITCHERS

Fernando Abad
Melvin Adon
Brandon Beachy
Enderson Franco
Ryan Halstead
Kieran Lovegrove
Rodolfo Martinez
Conner Menez
Carlos Navas
Connor Overton
Nolan Riggs
Sam Selman
Logan Webb
Garrett Williams
Sam Wolff
 
CATCHERS

Jin-De Jhang
Hamlet Marte
Matt Winn
 
INFIELDERS

Jonah Arenado
Gio Brusa
Ryan Howard
Jalen Miller
Brock Stassi
Brandon Van Horn
 
OUTFIELDERS

Dylan Davis
Johneshwy Fargas
Jacob Heyward
Heath Quinn
Chris Shaw

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