The GCL Pirates began their season on Monday.  Below is a look at the position players who will start the year on the 2011 GCL roster.  Also, be sure to check out our preview of the pitchers.

Catcher

Joey Schoenfeld returns to the Gulf Coast League, after spending parts of the last two seasons at the level.  Schoenfeld was a 10th round pick in the 2009 draft, and signed late, only getting 14 at-bats at the level.  Last year he returned to the level, which was expected for a player out of high school.  However, he only saw 64 at-bats, and fell behind Elias Diaz on the depth chart.  In his limited time, he hit for a .281 average, with a .730 OPS.  Schoenfeld is a very athletic catcher, with good speed, although he's very raw.  He was expected to move up to State College this year, but ...

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