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2011 West Virginia Power Preview: The Infield

2011 West Virginia Power Preview: The Infield

We've covered the Altoona, Indianapolis, and Bradenton infields so far.  The final full season team to cover is the West Virginia Power. Here is a look at each position, with an attempt to try and figure out the opening day roster at the end.

Catcher

The top catching prospects in the lower level are Elias Diaz and Joey Schoenfeld.  Both catchers spent time in the Gulf Coast League, and both could move up to full season ball this year.  Diaz moved ahead of Schoenfeld as far as playing time last year, and could be ahead of Schoenfeld on the depth chart.  One of those two should be the starter in West Virginia, and my guess would be Diaz.  It's possible that both could end up at the level.

Kawika Emsley-Pai was added this off-season, after being released by the Arizona Diamondbacks. ...

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