Gift Ngoepe (left) and Alen Hanson (right).

Altoona Curve Release Opening Day Roster

The Altoona Curve have released their Opening Day 25 man roster. The top prospects on the roster are Alen Hanson, Nick Kingham and Joely Rodriguez, who were all among the top 15 prospects in our 2014 Prospect Guide. We had mentioned that Stetson Allie will begin his season there, but for now, he is being held back in Extended Spring Training due to an oblique injury. Below, you will find the complete roster. Left-handed pitchers are marked with an asterisk. We will have a complete season preview of the Curve on Tuesday.

Pitchers

Ryan Beckman

Matt Benedict

Emmanuel de Leon

Zack Dodson*

Kenn Kasparek

Nick Kingham

Joan Montero

A.J. Morris

Jhonathan Ramos*

Joely Rodriguez*

Tyler Sample

Adrian Sampson

Catchers

Elias Diaz

Ralph Henriquez

Infielders

Kelson Brown

Jarek Cunningham

Alen Hanson

Justin Howard

Drew Maggi

Gift Ngoepe

Andy Vasquez

Outfielders

Keon Broxton

Willy Garcia

Mel Rojas Jr.

Junior Sosa

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John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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  • Honusty

    What about Stetson alie?

    • http://www.piratesprospects.com/ Tim Williams

      That’s in the only paragraph in the article.

  • bucn_blog

    Does this mean Adalberto Santos will be in Indy?

  • Lee Young

    Can’t wait to see the Curve when they roll thru Harrisburg.

  • dallen_71

    Again, Altoona will be the weakest roster in the Pirates organization, but what about 1B Stetson Allie? 2B/3B Dan Gamanche? LF Quincy Lattimore?

    • leowalter

      Reading comprehension problem
      more than a little ?

  • SportOMania

    Is there any realistic hope that Drew Maggi will regain his prospect status? Tim I know you and others were high on him at one time.

  • Mike Adamson

    I’m going to some games in Altoona this year… I cant wait to see Kingham pitch!!! If I remember right Garcia had a big season the same year as Polanco and Hanson. Tim who do you think is a better prospect Garcia or Rojas? Sorry if this is somewhere else and I didn’t look.

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