TEAM DEPTH CHART


PROSPECT PROFILE LINKS

Pitchers
Gabriel AgrazalDavid BrachoDiego Dugarte 
Leury GomezYoendris Gonzalez
* Zhiorman ImbrianoJair JimenezJoel Jimenez
Adrian MartinezEligio Paredes Welington Quintero
Jensi Ramirez Luis Rafael ReyesYafrerlyn Vasquez 
Catchers
Abel DeLeon  Jairo DiazDilver Gomez
Jose Herrera Fredy Montenegro
Infielders
Moises Febrillet Geuri Lubo Luis Maza
Jefferson Rojas Sandy SanchezEsmarly Tatis
Jerry Torres
Outfielders
Josefrailin Alcantara Albert BelliardDaniel Ferreira 
Raul GuzmanEdward Vargas

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