The West Virginia Power have released their 25-man Opening Day roster for the 2015 season.
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This group includes 14 draft picks from last season, including first round pick Cole Tucker, who will be among the youngest players in the South Atlantic League. There is also fourth round pick Taylor Gushue, Michael Suchy(fifth round), eighth rounder Austin Coley and Alex McRae, who was taken in the tenth round. John Sever is a possible breakout candidate on the pitching side. A lefty that sits in the low 90’s and had terrific results last season for Bristol. He was taken in the 20th round last year.
Among the international players, Yeudy Garcia is making the jump from the Dominican Summer League, right to full-season ball, which is something you almost never see. Elvis Escobar returns to the Power after briefly playing there last year. He signed for a $570,000 bonus in 2011. Tito Polo is a possible breakout candidate, a toolsy outfielder, that can hit, run, throw and play defense.
Tucker is the only prospect ranked in our top ten and Gushue at #30, is the only other one in the top 30 prospects. This team will look better on the prospect side when Jordan Luplow and Connor Joe join the club. Luplow has a shoulder injury that set him back for now and Joe is slowly working his way into shape after hurting his back last season.