And Finally... Your 2007 Tucson Sidewinders

And Finally... Your 2007 Tucson Sidewinders

Randy Johnson will make one more rehab start in Tucson, but Carlos Quentin has finished his stint and the Triple-A roster has solidified itself. But after 91 wins and earning the Triple-A Championship last season, what can this squad do for an encore?

A large portion of the Diamondbacks' 2007 roster looks identical to the 2006 Sidewinders roster that performed so very well in the PCL.  But even after losing so much talent to the parent club, the Sidewinders still have some talent left in the cupboard.

Like most Triple-A squads, the team is filled with 30-year old veterans to impart their wisdom and serve as insurance policies should injuries bog down the major league squad.  Dee Brown, Augie Ojeda, Donnie Sadler, Mark Johnson, Chad Harville, and D.J. Carrasco are some of the familiar names that will help draw fans to Tucson this year.

But many top prospects begin 2007 there as well, particularly in the infield.  Chris Carter may well be the best hitter in the organization right now, but has no place to go with Conor Jackson and Tony Clark both looking fine in the majors.  Danny Richar brings a lot of different skills to the table, and may be heir to Orlando Hudson at second base.  Third baseman Jamie D'Antona has begun the year ablaze with 33 total bases in 36 at bats.

At outfield and pitcher positions, the Sidewinders will showcase some recently-acquired talent.  Dave Krynzel, Dana Eveland, Yusmeiro Petit, Alex Romero, and Jeff Salazar were all acquired before the season began.  They will battle with several players who spent time on the Diamondbacks last year to get that phone call to the bigs.

No Name Pos Bat Thw Ht Wt DOB
28 Jeff Bajenaru RP R R 6-1 200 3/21/1978
67 Brian Barden 3B R R 5-11 185 4/2/1981
36 Adam Bass P R R 6-6 215 7/31/1981
27 Dee Brown LF L R 6-0 215 3/27/1978
51 D.J. Carrasco RP R R 6-1 215 4/12/1977
35 Chris Carter 1B L L 5-11 220 9/16/1982
55 Casey Daigle RP R R 6-5 250 4/4/1981
30 Jaime D'Antona 3B R R 6-2 210 5/12/1982
6 Matt Erickson IF L R 5-11 190 7/30/1975
37 Dana Eveland P L L 6-1 250 10/29/1983
48 Enrique Gonzalez SP R R 5-10 210 7/14/1982
43 Chad Harville RP R R 5-9 185 9/16/1976
14 Mark Johnson C L R 6-0 180 9/12/1975
25 Dave Krynzel CF L R 6-1 180 11/7/1981
10 Matt Morgan IF R R 6-2 195 8/10/1981
54 Bill Murphy RP L L 5-11 215 5/9/1981
39 Dustin Nippert SP R R 6-7 215 5/6/1981
23 Augie Ojeda SS B R 5-8 170 12/20/1974
32 Jailen Peguero RP R R 6-0 180 1/4/1983
49 Yusmeiro Petit SP L L 6-0.5 180 11/22/1984
4 Danny Richar 2B L R 6-0 170 6/9/1983
17 Alexander Romero OF L R 6-0 190 9/9/1983
1 Donnie Sadler IF R R 5-6 175 6/17/1975
15 Jeff Salazar OF L L 6-0 190 11/24/1980
53 Mike Schultz RP R R 6-7 220 11/28/1979
No Name Pos Bat Thw Ht Wt DOB

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