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2012 Altoona Curve Season Preview

2012 Altoona Curve Season Preview

I've already previewed the 2012 West Virginia Power and the 2012 Bradenton Marauders. Today the season previews continue with a look at the 2012 Altoona Curve.

Altoona will feature a lot of players returning from the 2011 team. Tony Sanchez, Matt Curry, Brock Holt, Jeremy Farrell, Quincy Latimore, and Andrew Lambo were all in the lineup for Altoona last year. Michael Colla, Aaron Pribanic, and Phil Irwin will all return to the Altoona rotation, with Tim Alderson and Duke Welker returning to the bullpen.

Lineup

C - Tony Sanchez

1B - Matt Curry

2B - Jarek Cunningham

SS - Brock Holt

3B - Jeremy Farrell

LF - Quincy Latimore

CF - Robbie Grossman

RF - Andrew Lambo

DH - Ramon Cabrera

Sanchez struggled with his hitting last year, and had very little pop in his bat. He showed some improvements in that area this spring, and will need to get off to a strong start in Altoona in order to make the jump to Indianapolis. Because Sanchez is back in Double-A, Ramon Ca...

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