Curry will be the starting first baseman in West Virginia.
The West Virginia Power have announced their Opening Day roster for the 2011 season, via a team press release. The players who will be at the level are as follows:
Catchers: Elias Diaz, Kawika Emsley-Pai, Jairo Marquez
Infielders: Eric Avila, Matt Curry, Justin Howard, Drew Maggi, Kevin Mort, Gift Ngoepe, Andy Vasquez
Outfielders: Dan Grovatt, Rogelios Noris, Mel Rojas Jr
Pitchers: Ryan Beckman, Colton Cain, Brandon Cumpton, Kevin Decker, Zack Dodson, Zach Foster, Zac Fuesser, Brooks Pounders, Trent Stevenson, Jason Townsend, Zack Von Rosenberg, Tyler Waldron
The normal starting roster will be:
C - Elias Diaz
1B - Matt Curry
2B - Gift Ngoepe
SS - Drew Maggi
3B - Eric Avila
LF - Rogelios Noris
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